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23rd Jul 2020, 6:00 AM in A Canterlot Wedding, Part 1
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Newbiespud 23rd Jul 2020, 6:00 AM edit delete
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It's an interesting problem to be in, when your players are on the right track but they're potentially speeding down those tracks faster than you anticipated.

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Digo 23rd Jul 2020, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
On the one good, hurrah, the PCs are picking up on your clues and digging into the mystery you set up!

On the other, if the track turns, that train may derail in a very messy direction.
ANW 23rd Jul 2020, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
Story time

Bravery is knowing you are afraid, but facing it anyway.

Let's have stories of true bravery.
Skorzah 25th Jul 2020, 11:23 PM edit delete reply
So, we were playing a revolution campaign. We were trying to drive a conquering force of hobgoblins out of our country. Thing is, the rebels are pretty messed up politically. The nobility and church of nobility goddess vs everyone else.

I was a paladin of said nobility goddess. One of the other party members was a headstrong mercenary with an attitude issue. My high priestess suggests that I stealthily kill my teammate if he becomes a threat to the church’s power. This is a lawful good institution.

I had to call this woman out in front of everyone, and then beat her in a duel, where she broke down screaming. She’d snapped from the stress a long time ago. And then my paladin was high priestess. That was a whole other problem.
KSClaw 23rd Jul 2020, 6:24 AM edit delete reply
I mean, at least the PCs are a bit sharper than in the original episode, where it was all "Oh I'm sure it's just wedding jitters, don't worry about it." (God that drove me batty for so many reasons)
Digo 23rd Jul 2020, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
It really did! Like, did no one remember that there is a threat out there PLUS who would know Cadance in the group better than Twilight?

It was so bad I ended up with a Bat pony OC for a week.
KSClaw 23rd Jul 2020, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
I know right? But nooo, "we get to plan a royal wedding" this and "oh I'm sure it's nothing" that. Seriously, even Spike being embarrassed when Twilight finally confronted Fake!Cadance was just... gahhhh
Question 23rd Jul 2020, 7:25 AM edit delete reply
Did Twilight metaroled? I think it was Rarity the one to roll, unless they share the info (something Twilight in character did not had time) and Rarity share the insight with Twilight in character, they should not know... Maybe I'm wrong is just what seemed to me
Guest 23rd Jul 2020, 8:10 AM edit delete reply
I think it's an unspoken rule that players freely share their discoveries with one another, unless the circumstances obviously discourage or prevent the transfer of information.
Guest 23rd Jul 2020, 1:09 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, there's nothing urgent stopping them from sharing the intel, so why wouldn't they? Especially given the context of the scene.

Rarity outright asks if Twilight has any theories based on the info they just got. Doesn't that, by itself, imply that Rarity was willing to share said info?
Robin Bobcat 23rd Jul 2020, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
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Digo 24th Jul 2020, 5:50 AM edit delete reply
Yeah I saw that earlier. I don't know, I'm not feeling this product. I think a lot of it is that their manes are molded and not comb-able. The G1 style is alright, though their eyes seem off.
Looneyboyo 23rd Jul 2020, 1:55 PM edit delete reply
We should acknowledge how good Cadence's player is at quasi-guest GMing. It's an nice change of pace from all the Discord drama
albedoequals1 23rd Jul 2020, 3:09 PM edit delete reply
albedoequals1
Yeah, the player running Cadance here seems like a professional, and a nice person. I'm not sure where things are going to go wrong, because so far it seems like Cadance is doing her best to make fun for everyone.
Warlock 23rd Jul 2020, 7:55 PM edit delete reply
I know a few players in my time that were really good at playing, but inherently suspicious that the guest GM was purposefully giving them false impressions to really lure them into red herrings. Which, ironically, the GM does too, but somehow the 'guest' aspect throws some players off horribly.

While my anecdotal evidence is purely that, and not factually true 100% of the time, it would be kind of nice to see a bit more GM input on some of these things, working together with the guests. At the tables I've been in, it helps validate that yes, this is how the story is supposed to go. Understandably, there's limited space in a comic to do this, and I'm giving it a pass, but given the group at the table, it wouldn't be out of character for them to seek confirmations (given the last guest "gm") that yes, the DM is affirming truth here from a guest player.