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For guidance on handling betrayal between characters, particularly handling upcoming betrayal well and dealing with the fallout of past betrayal.

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How can my group move on from believing there is a traitor in their midst when there isn't?

My group is playing Curse of Strahd and believe there is a traitor among them when there isn't. What RaW mechanics are there for them to find out who (if anyone) is leaking secrets to the Dark Lord or ...
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How can a DM introduce a traitor in the party without being outed by Zone of Truth?

I'm playing a traitor in a large party during the next campaign. Both the DM and I are working out the details but we can't seem to come up with a solution to the Zone of Truth which is a 2nd level ...
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Betrayed, Is it reasonable for my character to hold a grudge? [closed]

I'm still very new to D & D but I've been improving and have gotten a much better grasp on the rules lately, but in a session me and my party just had one of our party members (cleric) that my ...
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How to prevent metagame in betrayal/PvP scenarios?

Context/Research Often the metagaming problem is about how the DM presents the things to the players. We have lots of questions and good answers in the metagaming tag. Most of them are about ...
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How much should I tell the DM about my PC's plans?

The campaign just reached a turning point: an NPC we believed to be an ally betrayed us PCs and gained the power of a god. My PC and another PC were put into a stasis for 3 years while the former ally ...
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How should I go about stabbing my friend in the back? [closed]

I'll let that title sit there for a second while I explain my situation. So, first off - recently the DM let slip that his current campaign is loosely based on the Star Wars trilogy (which one though,...
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How do I get the party back together after a major PvP conflict?

In the previous adventure, the characters left on bad terms after the Monk betrayed the other two party members by trying to take their captured criminal back to her (equally criminal) monastery ...
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How can I get fellow Paranoia players to betray each other?

I played Paranoia relatively recently, and I was the only person who was plotting anyone else's downfall, despite someone else having orders to kill me. By the end of the game, I had yet to die (or be ...
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Is it possible to betray the party in D&D?

I was just wondering, is it possible for one or more people to abandon/betray the rest of the party in D&D? Like, if they're offered a deal by the antagonist that they're obviously meant to say no ...
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How to get my Paranoia players to stop cooperating and start killing each other?

I've read some of the questions and answers on paranoia here, but I seem to be missing some kind of key element to play. I ran Robot IMANA-665-C and I didn't seem to be able to get the players to ...
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How can I incentivize Player Betrayal?

I'm working on a game where the players have a competitive goal (hoarding as much money as possible) and there will eventually be a reckoning where the amount of money they have hoarded away will ...
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How can I create within-party intrigue without destroying group cohesion?

I am a novice GM playing with several more experienced D&D players (who happen to be good friends). I wanted to spice up the game for them and take advantage of their own intelligence/experience ...
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Can party betrayal be done successfully?

After reading How much experience should a PC be worth? I was wondering if and how party betrayal can be done successfully, especially since it's a real possibility in my campaign. Criteria for ...
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How much experience should a PC be worth?

Long story short, I'm about to betray my party (by trying to kill them). I'm playing this betrayer on behalf of the GM. Assuming they defeat me, how much experience should they get? I am a level 14 ...
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How do you kidnap a PC?

Here's where my group is currently at: We are reaching the end of a campaign and we are going to be switching GM's. I have been playing a (secretly) evil Psion who has plans to betray the party ...
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