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    1. Keneth Keneth
      Mar 25, 2017 at 9:11 PM
      Beren Beren: sort of a deus ex machina thing?
      Mar 25, 2017 at 9:36 PM
      Keneth Keneth: nah, I don't resort to that
      Mar 25, 2017 at 9:36 PM
      Keneth Keneth: they're just there to connect the story and provide occasional support
      Mar 25, 2017 at 9:37 PM
      Beren Beren: ahhh, I see
      Mar 25, 2017 at 9:38 PM
      Keneth Keneth: if the party's stuck, they give them a little nudge
      Mar 25, 2017 at 9:38 PM
      Keneth Keneth: and if PCs die, they provide an easy hook to reintroduce new ones and keep going
      Mar 25, 2017 at 9:39 PM
      Keneth Keneth: sometimes, when I've overestimated the PCs' ability in a combat, I'll have them sacrifice themselves in order to help the PCs turn the tide or withdraw
      Mar 25, 2017 at 9:40 PM
      Keneth Keneth: or when the bad rolls cascade disastrously, which is a more likely occurrence
      Mar 25, 2017 at 9:41 PM
      Keneth Keneth: but I've never straight up saved the PCs or pulled one of these characters out of my arse
      Mar 25, 2017 at 9:42 PM
      Beren Beren: that bit sounds pretty deus ex machina, even if it is of the self-sacrificial sort
      Mar 25, 2017 at 9:43 PM
      Keneth Keneth: it's not really a deus ex machina if they're pre-established characters with no particularly special abilities
      Mar 25, 2017 at 9:44 PM
      Keneth Keneth: if it's not a god and it doesn't randomly come from the machine to solve a problem, it's not a deus ex machina :D
      Mar 25, 2017 at 9:45 PM
      Beren Beren: lol
      Mar 25, 2017 at 9:48 PM
      Keneth Keneth: my philosophy is that it's okay for the players to occasionally feel like they couldn't solve a particular problem on their own
      Mar 25, 2017 at 9:48 PM
      Keneth Keneth: as long as they don't feel like the problem could have been solved entirely without them
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      Beren Beren: heya
      Mar 25, 2017 at 10:08 PM
      Taluntain Taluntain: hey
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