Friday, December 23, 2011
Don't you know that a smiling dragon is a happy dragon? Of course a happy dragon usually means the party is about to have their asses handed to the. Or some other similarly undue ending to their adventure. On the other hand. Just because someone is smiling doesn't mean they know something you don't know, or have an ace up their sleeve. It could be a ruse. After all you don't know if the DM is smiling because there's disaster ahead or because he's amused that the dragon has no chance of winning this fight. I know I've had players second guess themselves because of how I've described the scene in front of them. A few suggestions that the encounter isn't all it seems, even if it is, can add tension that makes the encounter. It's all in how you sell it.
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