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25th Jul 2020, 6:00 AM in A Canterlot Wedding, Part 1
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Newbiespud 25th Jul 2020, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Man, things are hectic lately, but it's nice to be back in the groove of making and posting comics again. How long have I been doing this, anyway?

...Oh. Nine years as of this coming Tuesday... next update.


(Also, if you've been craving some pony-RPG stuff, keep an eye on the Newbiespud twitch channel tomorrow for some pony-themed cyberpunk Shadowruntrot content!)

11 Comments:

Scissors Rock Paper 25th Jul 2020, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
Tell us about something one of your players was embarrassed about but became incredibly proud of.
keybounce 25th Jul 2020, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
I was a player, not the GM, in this one, but:

GM: "Bretai, you get your kill points"
Another player: "Isn't that common by now? Shouldn't it be half points?"

Character kept dying and being brought back to life, over and over.

Naturally, at the end of the campaign, the one who takes out the final big bad.
redwings1340 25th Jul 2020, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
Cadence's player is doing a phenomenal job making sure that the party doesn't take her character personally, and making sure to go out of character making sure everyone is comfortable before proceeding.

It stands in contrast to Discord, which now that I think about it, might be your intent here. While Discord targeted the OC dynamic of the group to break the party, Cadence is making sure the party is having fun while also being able to play a rude, obnoxious character at the same time.

Its hard to play a character like this, and its a tough balancing act she has to run, but this is the way to do it, making sure the party knows that you aren't your character and making them feel comfortable while still engaging them in the story.
albedoequals1 25th Jul 2020, 10:47 AM edit delete reply
albedoequals1
Indeed, Cadance seems like the kind of player any of us would love to have at their table.
Digo 25th Jul 2020, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
Indeed, the difference with Discord and Cadance is like nightmare and daybreaker... no, wait. Scratch that. Like being involved in a car accident and getting a bonus Spud comic. Yeah. :D

Nine years... I can't remember anymore how I found this comic.
Malroth 25th Jul 2020, 7:16 PM edit delete reply
Malroth
Dischord is still WAYY better than any DM i've ever been under.
Demon Nachos 26th Jul 2020, 12:32 AM edit delete reply
Nine years this Tuesday, holy heckin crap. He hasn't even reached the part where Twilight becomes an alicorn, so I can't imagine how long this series would go if he does somehow manage to keep it up all the way till the very end of the series
The Froggy Ninja 25th Jul 2020, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
I only just now put together the implications of how old this comic is. FIM barely existed when you started out.
Newbiespud 25th Jul 2020, 2:48 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
Yep. In the summer break between Seasons 1 and 2. Probably only 3 months after I discovered and watched through the show.
Philadelphus 26th Jul 2020, 1:24 AM edit delete reply
Philadelphus
Wow, I stumbled upon it earlier than I thought then; this comic is what introduced me to the show, and I remember the season 2 opener had only just come out at the time.
RuBoo 26th Jul 2020, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
Ooh... So, FiD has existed for almost as long as I've been a fan of FiM.