Final Week Fables: Sergeant Sinterklaas’s Battle Report

Smashing through the wall in a nine-mount open sleigh, over daemon corpses, laughing all the way.

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Well, end of the month, and we made it through a year! So if you’ve been keeping up, you know what that means: Time for a short story!

And this month’s picture inspiration is:

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He’s making a list, checking it twice…

Well. I might not be the expert, but it appears to be a holiday special of some kind.

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Fabletop: The Loot Of All Evil

That being said, you probably shouldn’t troll your players by making “friendship” the final reward.

What moves adventurers?

A rich backstory?

A thirst to prove themselves, to explore?

A righteous cause?

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It’s loot.

Or…something shiny that will either buy them many nice things or help them kill stuff better.

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Character Conflict: Why Don’t You Just Talk It Out?

CHOOSE! DRAMA OR YOUR SON- Oh, you picked your son. OK, then.

Rivalries. Love triangles. Problems which could have been avoided with open, honest communication.

That’s right, gang. Today I’m talking about… (activates VOICE SYNTHESISER)

Interpersonal Character Conflict, Character Conflict

Interpersonal

Interpersonal Character Conflict, Character Conflict,

Intergalactic- WAIT I DID THAT WRONG-

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Final Week Fables: Where The Road Leads

“I have…questions…about the gods.”
“Don’t we all.”

Welcome to this month’s story!

So for the past month or so, I’ve been playing in an online D&D group with a friend, finally fulfilling my dream of being a paladin. With that in mind, this month’s story will be based on that. Made more for the players of the game, but hopefully it’ll be good enough for anybody who happens across this!

So, what, pray tell, is the image I am using to frame my character’s story? What IS my character’s story?

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‘TIS HAMMER TIME.

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Fabletop: Beast Encounters Of The Nerd Kind

We Don’t Have To Fight. Let’s Do, Though!

Welcome to the very first level, young adventurers! To get you started, let’s pit you against a monster perfect for learning the basics: TIAMAT!

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Oh, it’s one of THOSE campaigns.

Because the first thing you need to learn is that you are all DOOMED!

…What do you mean this isn’t appropriate for your levels?

…Well, how would YOU suggest we plan this encounter, then?

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Bosses: Commissioning Commanding Editors-in-Chief

Like any good complication in a story, they take things from “This can be easily done” to “We have a problem”.

So what do the Mayor of Townsville, J. Jonah Jameson, and King Arthur have in common?

…No, the answer is NOT facial hair!

It’s that they legally command the services of some of the most terrifying weapons of mass destruction in their world!

Besides, ever since that anime made King Arthur a girl in their lore, facial hair is not a sure thing. Unless you’re talking dwarf women (sometimes).

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Likability: Rating Character Approval

The audience can relate to them, meaning they see some of themselves in them: “Oh yes, I ALSO eat food in order to not die!”

Hey guys! I made the best character ever!

They’ve got a heart-wrenching, tragic backstory to make them morally complex, yet they are also relatable and always make the right choices!

Everyone that matters loves them and everyone that doesn’t is proven wrong as a mean stupid-head!

I gave them all the best lines and quotes, and the world comes to a halt unless they’re around!

…What do you mean YOU DON’T LIKE THEM? I just TOLD you to like them! What’s the deal with THAT?

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