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Hi! I'm new to this Fandom and don't really know how it works, but I figured I'd come here before Reddit for DM help. My usual DM helper is a Pathfinder person and can't answer a few of my more specific questions, so I figured I'd come here.

Cutting to the chase - how do I roleplay Graz'zt?

He's the BBEG for my campaign, and the currently-5th-level characters won't be fighting him for a WHILE. But I threw him into the world really early on so that it feels like he's one step ahead the whole time. The rogue just met his disguised form and had the reaction I was hoping for - he's here but we can't do anything about it.

The trouble? I roleplayed him in disguise once. And I've roleplayed him angry at another character. But never in his natural state.


I have no idea how to roleplay him well! I've got the voice as well as I can for someone who can't go into tenor range, but the Internet is no help, and I don't know what to say! I need the players to utterly hate him the same way you would someone who's a total creep. I can't play a total creep! I'm not a total creep! I don't even like reading romance novels and once hooked a Twilight book to an archery target! But I'm too far into the game to turn back now. What do I do with this guy?

Help requested.

Enderfiretheanimusdragon (talk) 11:59, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
Graz'zt is a liar and a cheat with an air of superiority. See what he did to Waukeen during the Time of Troubles. Make deals with the PCs and break some of them when it is to his advantage. (Think Darth Vader and his "pray I don't alter the deal any further" line to Lando.)
Moviesign (talk) 14:09, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

To add to that, Graz'zt has been known to entice mortals into unwittingly doing his bidding by playing on their desire for wealth and power. For example, he might disguise himself and trick adventurers by promising great rewards for accomplishing some sort of goal, and then immediately renege on the agreement once the deed is done, revealing himself and taunting them as he skateboards away.
Ir'revrykal (talk) 14:59, 9 June 2021 (UTC)