The Seduction of the Innocent GM
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Gotterdammerűng, Part 2
The Seduction Of The Innocent GM
Karla and Seth are now at a fancy restaurant, a bottle of wine between them. She has dressed up a bit for Seth, who is still in his normal clothes (he was picked up and not expecting this). If possible, this strip should have a different feel to it – you know, like if the normal pace is an American comedy, this is a foreign film that’s a little dramatic, up for an Oscar.
SETH (calm, distant, but a little bit amused – he’s going to let the funny monkey dance for his pleasure): Karla, I know a seduction when I see it.
KARLA (playing the game): But you’re not opposed to me trying.
SETH (toasting to her good nature): Never. But I am not obliged to allow some stranger to be a part of my campaign, Gotterdammerűng, simply because your husband told her she could.
SETH: Tom’s clumsy hack-and-slash roleplaying is bad enough…
KARLA (regretfully): He has baggage, I know.
SETH (grumbling darkly): He ignores my plots, all so he can obstruct your roleplaying! Why you stay with him, I don’t know…
KARLA (leaning forward, eager): …but Izzy is pure.
SETH: How so?
KARLA: She’s read books… But she’s never played. She doesn’t know what roleplaying is. You can teach her.
SETH: A blank slate?
KARLA (eyes aglimmer): Yes.
SETH (losing himself in a world of vision, spreading his hands out): Yes… I can see it… She will be my Galatea. She will be the clay that I will spin my greatest campaign ever upon!
KARLA (sipping her wine contentedly, thinking): The way to a man’s brain is through his ego.