Catalyst wrote:My opinion seems to be against what most everyone else thinks. I do not think Caesar is going to lead a coup. We really do not even know how that sort of thing works, it is probably very difficult and it really does not seem like popular opinion (or it's equivalent) is that far against Don. Besides, it was attempted before and Don was able to come out just fine. I think Don is more powerful than he is given credit for. While i admit it is possible that Caesar will want to lead a coup, i really do not think it is going to be successful.
Basically, i just do not think it is a sure deal, which is what most people seem to be saying. It is not like "oh, that is the last straw for Caesar, it is all over for Don." It is far from a simple thing to do to lead a coup, maybe even harder in Erfworld with Loyalty and such, and therefore it is not guaranteed to succeed (otherwise more people would try to do it).
I have a question though, i never really paid 100% attention to Caesar, have we actually seen Caesar show any signs of wanting to lead a coup or being mad at Don personally (obviously he really disagrees with some things he has done, but that does not mean he is about to rebel)? I would really appreciate the links or the references.
While there have been hints about new sides forming and how loyalty works revealed, from what I can parse from the rules show so far is that wht we think of as a coup d' etat is impossible- at least in the form familiar to our good 'ol StupidWorld.
This is only speculation, but going by the Slately/Trem 'discussion' about command and who's in charge earlier, I think an Erfworld-style coup would be, "You're still the ruler, but I'm the one now running things. You've screwed up too many times and are risking the Side. You sit on your throne and shut up; I'll be making the decisions now."