favorite thing ever is knowing a mutual is REALLY feeling some strong emotions for a certain piece of media because they’re reblogging like 50 posts in a row about it with literally zero tags or comments……… literally just showing me the inside of their brain………. nothing makes me feel so connected to a person
At the end of character creation, have every player roll a d100 for “plot reasons”.
When the game begins, reveal that the result is how many miles in the air the characters start the campaign at.
I have been informed that the edge of space is 50-62 miles off the ground, depending on which measurement you use.
In light of this new information, I will not be amending the post in any way.
Thinking about how head injuries can sometimes lead to memory issues and an increase in addictive/impulsive tendencies while looking at Ashton drinking all day and gambling and being in debt and having trouble remembering who they are/aren’t on good terms with as well as nearly forgetting very important information they heard just a minute ago
Widomauk, all the questions!!
1. Who makes the other hot chocolate?
Molly does. Absolutely that fanart where Caleb is super focused and is then confused as to where this mug of hot chocolate in his hand came from.
2. Who listens to Christmas music way too early?
Molly. “WINTERCREST IS COMING!!” “Molly, it is Quen'pillar.” “CLOSE ENOUGH!!”
3. Who is excited for trimming the Christmas Tree?
Caleb pretends he doesn’t get into decorations, and then he spends hours getting the Christmas Tree Perfect.
4. Who puts up the Christmas lights?
Caleb. They are on timers, they flash to music, they change colors.
5. Who wants to go see the neighborhood Christmas lights?
Molly. Molly delights in all of them and then has to assure Caleb that he most definitely made the most impressive display on the block.
6. Who bakes cookies?
It is a team effort. Molly gets most excited about them and is fantastic at decorating, while Caleb is the one who makes sure they actually get baked properly.
7. Who wraps the presents?
Molly. He gets super creative with them and makes the most fantastic bows. With Caleb, you’ll get brown paper and string.
8. Who hits up Black Friday sales?
Caleb. He Pre-Plans with a stack of sales flyers and then goes to wait a ridiculous amount of time for them to open.
9. Who wants to build a snowman?
Molly! He can talk Caleb into it every time.
10. Who starts a snowball fight?
Molly. But Caleb is always the one who will finish it.
11. Who wants to cosy up to the fire?
Both. After a day in the snow they both want to snuggle up and enjoy their cocoa in front of a roaring fire.
12. Who looks best in a jacket?
Like I could choose. They are coat men.
13. Who wants to see the Christmas parade?
Molly. Caleb thinks they’re loud and garish. Molly LOVES loud and garish.
14. Who still believes in Santa?
Molly. And don’t you dare burst his bubble, or Caleb WILL cut you.
15. Who throws the Christmas party?
Molly, but he sets Caleb to decorating and always has the best decorated party.
16. Who picks out matching ugly sweaters?
Molly. Caleb sighs.
17. Who makes homemade gifts?
Both of them. Caleb will work tirelessly on some spell for Molly, while Molly will spend hours sewing something for him.
18. Who is the best gift giver?
They’re both pretty good at it. Caleb always wows with grandeur though, being the dramatic wizard he is.
19. Who wants a kiss under the mistletoe?
Molly. He has been known to sneak mistletoe places just to make sure they can kiss some more.
20. Who wants to go caroling?
Molly. He has fun both entertaining people that want to be entertained and pestering Scrooges who try and escape.
21. Who is bad at ice skating and keeps falling on their butt?
Caleb. He grew up in a cold environment and has been ice skating since he was a child. Molly gets a bit too exciteable and ends up on the ice a lot.
Taliesin’s characters all suffer from competency syndrome.
What I mean by that is, they’re good at convincing the other characters and the audience that they have things figured out. That they know how the world, or at least how their world, works. Percy thinks of himself as the only grown-up, even as he makes bad and self-destructive choices. Ashton laments ‘has no one crimed!?’ while not actually criming very well themselves. Molly declares that 'the truth is vicious,’ and Caduceus insists honesty is usually the simplest and best strategy, while Taliesin shakes his head lovingly at what idiots they both are.
But because each is so firmly rooted in their beliefs, they come across as having their shit together, as being people that don’t want or need guidance and advice. They handle themselves, and have private panic attacks along the way. Other characters rarely call them out on their BS. Percy literally had demonic smoke pouring out of him before Vex confronted him. Molly died, struck down by his own blood curse, before anyone could make him question himself.
Taliesin’s character’s have always been studies in hubris. He ends up taking some of the biggest risks in the game because his characters think they know what they’re doing. Things often work out alright, but when they don’t, as with Molly, the results can be catastrophic. Think back to Caduceus and Vokodo. Cad was convinced he’d figured out something about the entrance to Vokodo’s layer. He swam close enough to test his theory, and got caught. If Fjord hadn’t been close at hand, if Marisha hadn’t rolled a natural 20 for Beau’s search, the situation would have been dire. And yet Caduceus’ judgement was never really questioned. (Love that for him. Baby boy.)
And so I’m very interested to see what happens with Ashton. Because there is obvious, visible trauma there. And their outlook, the outlook that the word friend “implies a level of trust that isn’t necessarily healthy…” that outlook has to change at some point, by the very nature of the game. So far, the group has followed them, and no one has questioned them, not even Laudna But-how-did-they-die Laudna.
I wonder how long it’ll take the group to confront him, to challenge or question him, and what outside circumstances might push them to do so…
i love wizards bc they fucking lie all the time. gandalf was like “a wizard is never late he arrives precisely when he means to” lying ass. he was late as fuck. wizards will just say whatever. it doesn’t even matter when you have a big ass hat
Hot take: Ashton is like a really great blend of Mollymauk and Beau.
Fun loving, tricksy but can also be compassionate, like Molly.
Smarter than people seem to give them credit for, probably because they can be blunt and scrappy, just like Beau.
Street smart, non-gender-conforming, and definitely gay.
a character whispering “kiss me” to their love interest is kinda hot and you can’t really go wrong with it
enemies to lovers? check the slow burn of finally being able to kiss each other. friends to lovers? confirmation that everything you’ve been feeling hasn’t been unrequited. fake dating? it was never a lie to begin with
forbidden love? screw everything else, all that matters is you and i. second chances? i’ve never stopped loving you. opposites attract? look at me. i love you for who you truly are. forced proximity? we can hereby no longer fight this thing going on between us