Episode 1: Echoes of Thunder
Page 19: Who DMs the DM?

May 10, 2019
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Who DMs the DM?

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May 10, 2019
Thundest (DM)
NPCs are tools, and players are just as aware of this as DMs. As a result, players will frequently make absurd demands of NPCs, whether they be friends, enemies, monsters, nobles, or gods. At the same time, rarely will a PC respect the authority of any NPC. The only way to really rein in their behavior in-universe is to have all authority figures be of a much higher level than the party.

Funnily enough, most fantasy novels don't mention the tendency of adventurers to march into a throne room, demand all the king's gold on threat of death, and then resist arrest until they're beaten to a pulp by bizarrely powerful spellcasting guards.




May 27, 2019
I'm guessing Viren's gay... right? Since he and the king are dating or something?