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By the same author as Grand Line 3.5
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KoboldWizard




7th Dec 2020, 12:03 AM
"Onomaterrific"

I love Luke and Cory for shouting out their sound effects at the table

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Rudedog

Rudedog




7th Dec 2020, 12:39 AM

As a DM that has taken up the gauntlet of challenging a table of unabashed power gamer munchkins, I feel a pang of pity for Gordon. He's SOOO outclassed by his players' system mastery (or ability to ruleslawyer) that his NPCs can't even hope to be taken seriously, much less give the PCs a real challenge. Good thing everyone is so laid back.

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Keirgo




7th Dec 2020, 2:41 AM

Thing is, it has been indicated that he's pulling his punches. They have been called the 'Munchkin Trio' after all, and he's the one who passed on a lot of the crazy building to them.

That said, I feel it is a very good attitude to have. Sometimes what you're after is setting up the dominos to see how the players demolish them, rather than trying to 'one up' the players. Nothing Luke or Corey do is out of spite and vice versa.

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Guest




7th Dec 2020, 5:43 AM

The only notion the DM is pulling his punches comes from the guy who's been gaslighting the rest of the group and is nowhere near the system mastery as the rest of them.

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zomg




7th Dec 2020, 9:20 AM

Just cause he's manipulative doesn't mean he's wrong. In the current arc Gordon's got even more incentive to pull his punches since he has two new characters in the group and one of them is a new player too.

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darkgloomie




8th Dec 2020, 6:12 PM

it gives reason to doubt anything that comes out of his mouth, as it could be yet another attempt to divide the group and isolate people. Just like he's been doing to Rika all along.

I'm not ready to take any of his commenta in good faith.

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Joe the Rat




7th Dec 2020, 2:45 PM

He's definitely holding back a bit.

It also fits thematically as his accidental DMPC, Sanji, is the third part of the Monster Trio.

(Which *really* makes me curious about how Alabasta plays out).

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The Old One




7th Dec 2020, 6:13 PM

Guess who's playing Crocodile......

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Arillius




7th Dec 2020, 3:36 AM

You haven't read much of one piece if you think he's going to have trouble challenging the players... Assuming the writer stops making every villain of note a player. I genuinely hope he does. It really takes away from the core group and the story. Once in a while, sure, but all the time is painful.

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HexaDoken




7th Dec 2020, 5:19 AM

I don't feel Gordon particularly cares about those two specific NPCs. Remember that he also made Don Krieg and Arlong, and both were significant threats. These two stooges are likely intended as a warmup exercise, not an act boss battle.

From what it looks like, Crocodile will likely be an NPC, which will be very unpleasant for the players to fight.

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Halosty45

Halosty45




7th Dec 2020, 1:10 PM

This is a very important point. While clearly these two characters had some optimizations, it doesn't make sense for every NPC enemy to be extremely optimized. For one thing, they weren't exactly solo challenges. There was an entire town's worth of people. Sure, the town only managed to get, what, one hit on Zoro, but these guys are just low(ish) level stooges.

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zomg




7th Dec 2020, 9:18 AM

I think it's more he allows the broken builds of Luke and Cory while also allowing more sensible builds like Nat or Rika, or skill monkey crafters like Phil which are technically sane but... unpredictable. As a result he seems to undershoot and overshoot his challenges a lot. Makes sense though.

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Guest




7th Dec 2020, 9:21 AM

I think while Gordon is pulling his punches a little, that is mostly so the non-munchkin players don’t die immediately. Gotta keep things balanced!

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