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Any DM can take a character the player’s trust and hide the fact they’re the villain.
If you REALLY want to earn the title “Game Master,” take a long-standing villain / BBEG and try to make your players like and/or trust them.
But what if you run an evil campaign? Who’s the villain then? The good guy? An even eviliererreerer guy?
Primary recommendation if you run an evil campaign:
good god you’re boring, I ran a campaign where the pcs were LITERALLY EVIL MONSTERS and everyone enjoyed it
I say this as someone who’s had a decade long “No Evil PC’s” house rule, and the most evil I can manage in a video game is altruistically snarky, otherwise I feel bad for being a jerk and have no fun: Stop, just stop. Let other people have fun the way they want. It’s a freaking game.
awwwwww, but making fun of evil campaigns is how I have fun.
The day I give up heckling evil campaigns is the day I get a new URL. :D
Hahaha I don’t hate Batman at all! I love Batman. He really is one of my favorite characters.
But I do resent how eclipsing his popularity is. I like Batman fine, but his presence in the media is so overwhelming! And that would be fine if any other character were given an equal amount of or even a fraction of the amount of focus that Batman gets.
We’ve had five animated series
(six if you count BTAS and TNBA as two different shows)dedicated solely to Batman in the past 20 or so years, not even counting his roles in Justice League, JLU, and Young Justice. He’s had seven live action movies and has completely eclipsed the “Man of steel sequel,” as well as having seven individual dc animated movies plus the two Superman/Batman ones and the Justice League movies where he has prominent roles. Batman is starring in three video game franchises, one of which is a more DCU game that he gets to headline and he gets to be the hero in the Injustice game because Superman is evil again. And as of November there are 18 Bat/Gotham titles, one of which is a weekly series, in addition to his role in Justice League and Futures End (another weekly).
It’s just too much! Or it’s too much of ONLY Batman. And there also seems to be this trend of making other characters more like Batman, particularly Superman. We’ve seen Superman, in attempts to make him more like Batman become more aloof and alien, we’ve seen him become this heat-vision eyed intimidating jerk with dead parents. And that’s not who Superman is, luckily we’ve begun to move away from that. The first two Nolan Batman movies are awesome but their “gritty/realistic superhero” trend has gotten old and yet we’re still seeing its effects. DC clearly doesn’t trust any of their other franchises to stand up on their own and thus doesn’t seem to be putting energy into building them up. At times it seems like DC only publishes any non-Bat character just as set dressing and/or to retain copyrights. And I’m sure we’ll get another Batman cartoon before we get another Superman cartoon or a first Wonder Woman one. (Though I’d love to be proved wrong)
So I don’t hate Batman at all. I just hate that he’s the only character that anyone seems to care about and I resent his obnoxious and eclipsing presence in media.
If you can’t handle me randomly blurting out song lyrics that relate to what you just said, we can’t be friends
I like to live an active life. I swim, I hike through the forest, I fight legions of orcs and sneak through a dragon’s cave to get to his horde of treasure.
Wait this is all stuff my D&D character has done….