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This Is Your Life On Pony
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Newbiespud 19th Jun 2014, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
While establishing close family NPCs is a great way to create value and investment for characters in your world, the downside is that, eventually, you will have to roleplay as somebody's mom.

Fallout is Dragons should (hopefully) be coming out on Saturday, with both Session 14 and a bonus 14.5 mini-session.

99 Comments:

Disloyal Subject 19th Jun 2014, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
I dunno, RPing parents sounds pretty fun. At the least, the Dragonshy arc showed us Fluttershy can channel parental wrath and shame well enough... Though I doubt she has Applejack's confidence to temporarily play an NPC.
Digo 19th Jun 2014, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
I buckin' *LOVE* roleplaying parents. Family members in general really. It's like, fun to take one small aspect of the PC's character and put it in the parent or relative so that it has this hint of where the PC got so-and-so genes for doing that.

Like, one time I was RPing a PC's dad and the PC was this adventurous ladies' man type of hero. So the dad was a quieter laid-back investor who traveled a lot. But he had this thing for being a ladies man too, a bit more suave than the PC though, so he was stealing his son's thunder. XD
Masterweaver 19th Jun 2014, 7:08 AM edit delete reply
Those of you who listen to the podcast know I play Javolt as being actually a fairly decent parental figure.

You know, when he isn't in the throes of insanity.
Specter 19th Jun 2014, 10:00 AM edit delete reply
Specter
We can tell, Master Weaver. I haven't been able to catch up after the ranger's base, but I (personally) am happy how much your character is trying to help (if anything) Powder Keg and Blinky.

Also, isn't your harm self to harm others ability, technically, the most powerful move you guys have at the moment (in terms of dealing damage)?
Luna 19th Jun 2014, 7:23 AM edit delete reply
The best part in rping a player's parent is playing them as embarrassing as possible. Especially when the player loves to play hardass.

Seriously, having the big brute of the party meeting his mother hen of a mom who insist in still seeing him as her "big baby" in front of the rest of the party can be quite entertaining. XD
Digo 19th Jun 2014, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
Embarrassing relatives can be fun for everyone. One PC (a half sorcerer/rogue type) had an uncle was was 100% wizard. I played it up like Uncle from Jackie Chan Adventures. Not only embarrassing the PC for their lack of arcane knowledge (and not taking wizarding levels), but poking fun at the other PCs for their poor choices in their lives.

Eventually the players were making Reflex saves not to get slapped on the head by Uncle and they dared never contradict his theories. We all had fun there. XD

"Hold up, your uncle doesn't know anything about riding a horse, but he can cast Prismatic Spray through a Scry spell?!"
The Old One 19th Jun 2014, 2:09 PM edit delete reply
Sometimes the hardass can roll with it. Sometimes they will wear the horribly knitted, yet "pretty cunnin'" hat, cuz he loves his ma
FanOfMostEverything 19th Jun 2014, 7:38 AM edit delete reply
Can't say I've ever roleplayed parents before. Though if I ever get that one Pathfinder game back off the ground, I'll certainly have an opportunity. One player plays a character with an explicitly normal and in no way tragic family life. The player made a point of emphasizing this. Mind you, the character is a human adopted by catfolk, but still, entirely normal.
Kaze Koichi 19th Jun 2014, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
And that's the reason there are players that prefer to play as orphans.
guy 19th Jun 2014, 11:16 AM edit delete reply
Oh, but that never stops the DM. NOTHING stops the DM.
Never let your guard down in front of the DM: They will make you regret it.
terrycloth 19th Jun 2014, 1:03 PM edit delete reply
So, no go on slaughtering the GM-provided parents in order to play as an orphan, then.
FanOfMostEverything 19th Jun 2014, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
Well, you can, but that's taking the express train to Evil Junction.

Unless, of course, said parents are themselves evil. Nothing wrong with killing an evil overlord who just happens to be your dad. At least, going by D&D ethics. :P
Raxon 19th Jun 2014, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Man, the last time I RPed my character's parents, I successfully convinced the rest of the party that I was crazy. And my character's father gave each party member the "rules for dating my daughter" Speech. Despite my character being male. Catching my father at the tail end of the last one, my bard said, "Father, I am a man!" His father backhanded him and said, "We wanted a girl, and you'll be a girl, or so help me, I'll get the dogs again!

"No! I'm a girl! I'm a good girl! I promise! Just don't get the dogs!"

And that was the last time I was allowed to play my own character's parents. (Also, there might have been a small child present to witness me roleplaying the exchange.)
Luna 20th Jun 2014, 2:51 AM edit delete reply
I kind of rped one of my char own twin sister during a pathfinder campain.

Well, more like I was a rogue with a bit of paranoia, so whenever someone, like another player, came to me asking me by name, I'd cautiously pretend to be my sister. And when they said "but we need her for stuff", I'd then reply that no problem, I'm going to call her, then walk upstairs to a room, exit the inn by the window, climbs down to the street, then entered once again by the door, claiming that my sis told me I was needed there, without even a pause. And I would stick no matter what that yes, I do have a twin sister and nope, I wouldn't play such obvious trick, all with quite some confidence. And a bluff score that was so high that they would just drop the topic and call me a crazy rogue.

I did this on a regular basis, to the point that it was a reccuring joke for the party. They would even enter the inn, see me at a table and call out "hey, we need your sis !" right away. Fun times.

Then, one day, we needed to go to my place and as we entered the room, the DM does the description and says "and you see, sitting in a chair, another elf that look exactly the same than Luna's char..."

The whole party went crazy on that one. XD

Well, this was the first time they met my char's sis, so I was pretending to be her, but never lied when I said that I had a twin. :p
Midnight Blaze 19th Jun 2014, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
In the D&D game me and my old group used to play, our party leader, a Paladin of Loki, was brought to a one Loki's temples by his mother as a baby. We later found out that his father was not only a pirate, but also quite possibly Loki's most favored follower.
Mort the Ghost 20th Jun 2014, 3:08 AM edit delete reply
Roleplaying parents ...
I have an unhealthy fixation on making sure my character still has family alive/caring about them, so there's always at least one that crops up in the campaign.
My DM, no matter what I've described them to be like, gives them a Baltimore accent and makes them treat me like a little kid.
This is why my latest character is an exile.
The Fish King 20th Jun 2014, 8:45 AM edit delete reply
I once played an orphan Paladin. After some adventuring together my party was on its way to the capital city, which happened to be where he grew up. Another player was so intense in worldbuilding that his character asked mine all about his childhood: life in an orphanage, who raised him, how he became a Paladin, etc. The trip to the town took 2 hours in real time just because the conversation never seemed to end.

So what does the DM do when we get there? Sends us straight to the orphanage on a story arc just so he can roleplay the 26 new characters I invented on the way over. Their names, personalities, everything was spot on with my descriptions. I didn't even notice the DM taking notes about them first.

TL;DR The DM will roleplay your "parents" even if you are an orphan; especially if you lay the groundwork for him.
Kinrah 19th Jun 2014, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
The only hint of any kind we have towards Night Light's job actually comes from the Gameloft app of all places, where the name of Twilights' parents' house implies he's a book-binder.
Draxynnic 19th Jun 2014, 6:41 AM edit delete reply
Writer and bookbinder, then? Yeah, seems fitting for bookworm Twilight's family...

...But doesn't fit Twilight's brother the super-paladin much. (I'm guessing that's what he'd be in 4E terms, unless he's a swordmage - well, hornmage - instead.)
Raagh 19th Jun 2014, 7:08 AM edit delete reply
Well as a paladin he does everything by the book!................I regret nothing.
you know that guy 19th Jun 2014, 7:17 AM edit delete reply
Shining Armor should turn over a new leaf. As a paladin he's kind of boring, which is taking a page out of his parents book.
Digo 19th Jun 2014, 10:57 AM edit delete reply
And when he marries a princess, he'll be starting a new chapter in his life.
Digo 19th Jun 2014, 7:10 AM edit delete reply
Having a child that just doesn't follow either of the parent's usual paths is normal. Sorta the 'Black Sheep' thing. In my family, my borther took a technical careeer path (I.T.) while my two sisters and I are more artistic-oriented (animation, graphic design, and music). :)
Guest 19th Jun 2014, 9:49 AM edit delete reply
The number of book puns in your post was bound for inadequacy, dear, so I won't harangue you too much.
terrycloth 19th Jun 2014, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
Shining Armor is a gaming geek, who played a Paladin in 'Ogres and Obliettes' in his parents' basement with his high school friends.

Sometimes, he and Twilight would go out into the forest and pretend to hunt the monsters out of the monster manual, many of which actually exist because MLP but they were looking in the city park that wasn't monster infested so it was make-believe.

When he grew up he decided to become a real-life Paladin.

(from the comics)
PiMan 19th Jun 2014, 6:56 AM edit delete reply
You don't often get the chance to quote a moment of the show exactly like it was/is. The context is somewhat different, but the words are right ("my brother?!").
PiMan 19th Jun 2014, 6:58 AM edit delete reply
Which is cool.
Digo 19th Jun 2014, 7:12 AM edit delete reply
"I can't recall what he does, but it's a really normal job."

You know, like how Bruce Wayne is just a businessman, Peter Parker is just a photographer, and Clark Kent is a news reporter. ;) Perfectly normal jobs.
kriss1989 19th Jun 2014, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
Calling it now, he's Elusive.
The MunchKING 19th Jun 2014, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
The MunchKING
Too obvious. I like Digo's implication that he's secretly a Superhero. In context it would probably be the Mare-Do-Well scenes.
The MunchKING 20th Jun 2014, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
The MunchKING
Esp. as this came right after a "Can you introduce someone Good for us Good Ponies to believe there is hope."
kriss1989 20th Jun 2014, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
No, still going with Elusive. Because backstory character drama party conflict ooooh.
Disloyal Subject 20th Jun 2014, 8:51 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Admittedly, that would be more fun. Time will tell...
Or, you know, not. If every DM had a penny for every party that failed to ID a behind-the-scenes NPC... Wizards of the Coast would sell a lot more sourcebooks.
CmndrHurricane 19th Jun 2014, 7:15 AM edit delete reply
so, did you also imagine Rainbow acually saying "snicker" out loud, or is taht just me?
bflat 19th Jun 2014, 9:04 AM edit delete reply
And I love Rainbow's reaction!
Specter 19th Jun 2014, 11:08 AM edit delete reply
Specter
I don't get it.
Newbiespud 19th Jun 2014, 1:19 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
<ahem>

The angle brackets have always implied some kind of verbal action in this comic.

<sigh>
Joural 19th Jun 2014, 1:26 PM edit delete reply
There's no pleasing some people.

Plus, everyone knows that asterisks are the way to go.

Finicky to spell, though.
Specter 19th Jun 2014, 1:44 PM edit delete reply
Specter
If you mean me and why I don't get it, I don't get WHY Rainbow is snickering.
Boris Carlot 19th Jun 2014, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
I took it as childish innuendo sniggering - "Gifted Unicorns, huh? You kiss your mother with that mouth?"
Lyntermas 19th Jun 2014, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
I believe the joke is that it is remarkably similar to "Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters", from the X-Men.
Newbiespud 19th Jun 2014, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
Since this could end up leading to different interpretations of Rainbow's character at this point, I'm gonna go ahead and confirm that Lyntermas is correct. That guy's usually on my wavelength anyway.
Adens 19th Jun 2014, 5:55 PM edit delete reply
Yea, I think Rainbow is looking at "gifted" like we say "special".
Guest 19th Jun 2014, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
Or Rainbow is laughing because the school sounds really preppy (totes is).
The MunchKING 19th Jun 2014, 10:01 PM edit delete reply
The MunchKING
She's GIFTED in the Unicron department if you know what I mean!!

*wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge* *gestures about the size of her "horn"*
FanOfMostEverything 20th Jun 2014, 4:46 AM edit delete reply
She got straight A's in all her planet-eating courses?
Digo 20th Jun 2014, 4:54 AM edit delete reply
Haha! I was thinking that. :3
The MunchKING 20th Jun 2014, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
The MunchKING
Curses, you foolish "Need for Sleep" and what it does to my situational awareness!!

*shakes fist threateningly*
Arcict 19th Jun 2014, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
That reaction, it is just so perfect. The cartoon's reaction of learning her brother is getting married VS the player reaction of learning her character has a brother AT ALL!
Tigerlord 19th Jun 2014, 8:22 AM edit delete reply
According to show lore,Shining Armour followed in his uncle's footsteps when joining the military.
It was mentioned if you listen carefully to the conversation between him and Not Cadence when Twilight was eavesdroping on them in Canterlot Wedding.
GothPoet 19th Jun 2014, 9:20 AM edit delete reply
Playing Kingmaker AP a while back, and our tiefling ninja (Noapte) apparently decided that what our duchy needed was brothels in every city we built.

Well, Noapte's mom showed up, and at first she was just asking him if he learned patience yet. (Apparently he had run away from home when he was a teenager, to go "see the world" but only was away two days.)

She got introduced to the other characters, and shown what they were doing with the duchy. She immediately suspected him of being behind the preponderance of brothels in the land, and Serenity, being lawful good, confirmed this for her. Solomon got him in a bit of trouble with her as well, pointing out that he had lacked patience at least once, when he claimed to have gotten drunk and that resulted in his attempt to usurp Solomon job as Spymaster. The getting drunk part was a bald faced lie as well, and Solomon knew it, but has so far decided not to call him on it.

She asked Noapte if he had considered what the people who worked in the brothels had to go through, as well as their families. He spouted a bald-faced lie about having considered them being able to provide for their families, but with his abysmal (no pun intended) charisma, she easily saw through that.

So now she's staying on in the duchy, teaching at the academy in Olegton, and probably keeping an eye on her errant son.
guy 19th Jun 2014, 11:23 AM edit delete reply
My encounters group set up brothels during EVERY. DARN. SESSION.

I played a lawful good - and usually female - paladin, most of the time, so I spent a lot of time out-of-character justifying why my character was unaware of everyone else's In-character actions, usually by having myself be somewhere else.

Bearing in mind, however, that the other players were not so much managing as WORKING IN said houses of ill repute, so they weren't actually doing anything that was really evil, but there are some things I have no desire to hear role-played.
Specter 19th Jun 2014, 10:06 AM edit delete reply
Specter
BONUS! BONUS! BONUS! BONUS! BONUS!... yay.

As for my self, in terms of "Video!" (The new, but obviously least favorite mini-fun thing in the comments), I have...

Town of Salem, by TheRPGMinx.

(Warning: Possible language and murder) I haven't seen the episode yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18LCOPWsDuc

Also, as a question to anyone who knows, is there a Town of Salem, back in the pilgrimage days that was anything like this, or is this just here for fun?
Newbiespud 19th Jun 2014, 1:21 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
...I really hope you don't feel like you're obligated to provide this content, Specter. In my experience, it's never a good thing when people try to force themselves to become minor celebrities in the comments section through regularized, unrelated content. If it happens at all, it should happen naturally.
Joural 19th Jun 2014, 1:27 PM edit delete reply
Hehe, if he's trying to force it, maybe he could become the Milhouse.
Raxon 19th Jun 2014, 11:48 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
True dat, yo!

Be yourself, get known, and let your quirks grow on their own.

Also, please hyperlink your videos, Specter. These comments use bbcode.
Specter 20th Jun 2014, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
Specter
I don't know how still (the hyperlink thing). :(

Plus I have no idea what software/hardware I can use to make YouTube videos (counting at 481 days now, no joke. I tried FRAPS already, and the max I could get was 30 seconds.)
Raxon 20th Jun 2014, 1:04 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
[url=yourlinkhere.com]your text goes here[/*url]

That is the format, minus the *.

This will help.
Specter 20th Jun 2014, 7:51 PM edit delete reply
Specter
Is it really that simple?

*Edit*

Now I feel like an idiot, thank you.
Specter 19th Jun 2014, 1:56 PM edit delete reply
Specter
(I hope this comment is in right place)

Firstly, Joural, I can't even force myself to shout or argue with anyone (which is annoying for me).

Secondly, Newbie, I don't feel obligated at all actually, I just am bored most of the day from lack of new experiences and activities. The only two frequently traveled areas on the internet I go to is here, and YouTube, since these two sites ever include a timely manner of new content that actually makes me smile or laugh. Plus I enjoy human interaction, which I can only find here. (On a side note, I love learning, and I find a lot of knowledge here by other commenters.)
Colin 20th Jun 2014, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
If you're lacking input, there's other places you could also go:

The Round Stable forums, for pony chat;
rpg.net's Other Media, for general talking about media;
4chan's /tg/, for occasional awesomeness;
Spacebattles and its mutant offshoot, Sufficient Velocity for quest threads and crossover fanfic.

Anyone got any more?
Raxon 20th Jun 2014, 3:09 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Well, there is the Furaffinity community, where I am fairly active. You can find it here.
Azureink 19th Jun 2014, 4:23 PM edit delete reply
Azureink
In the colonial days, Salem, Massachusetts was the spot where over twenty people were executed between February 1692 and May 1693. Look up the Salem Witch Trials for yourself for more information.
Specter 19th Jun 2014, 6:44 PM edit delete reply
Specter
Thank you.
Raxon 19th Jun 2014, 11:51 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
And nobody was burned!

The whole witch trials were political. If a "witch" confessed, their lands were forfeit, but if not, their families would keep their lands and property.
kriss1989 20th Jun 2014, 11:11 AM edit delete reply
kriss1989
As such one man, being crushed slowly by a large board with rocks being piled on, refused to confess. His last words were "more weight".
Raxon 20th Jun 2014, 3:11 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Yeah. He was a badass.
falcophoenix 19th Jun 2014, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
I ended up playing an NPC for our DM in our mercenary plot, the Chinese getaway driver. She liked my take on him so much he became my official character for the run.

And then I thought it would be hilarious to use the Futurama gag by introducing his mom who would leave messages on his cell at the most inopportune times.

"WHY YOU NO GIVE ME GRANDCHILD?"
Guest 19th Jun 2014, 12:23 PM edit delete reply
Forget NPC parents. I play parents. Especially with caster classes and long lived races, its not unrealistic for a professional. My dwarf rogue had five, daughters, (I had just seen Fiddler on the roof) during creation, which was helpful when it came to sense motive checks against cunning females. He'd write and send home money regularly and had the party wipe out a wizard's guild that was bullying his youngest daughter.

During the DM's time travel (hate time travel) the five more grown up girls managed to fight well in the "get the item to get us back to the past to save the future" battle, he was so proud.

And I had five backup, revenge ready characters to go.
evileeyore 19th Jun 2014, 12:29 PM edit delete reply
evileeyore
Tell Us a tale about how your ST/DM/GM/ETC introduced your character to their family that they should have already known and how it went horribly awry...


For me:
My first ever D&D character was an Elf with a massive family (literally thousands of siblings) and I was last in the line for the throne... so I was 9 and not exactly paying 100% attention to the DM expositioning all this info at me (I was painting my miniature*)....

So many adventures down the road, I still didn't know what my characters 'mission' was (or that I even had a mission) and finally the party confronts the main villain of the campaign and the DM reveals that "He is the one who murdered all your siblings! Now you can kill him and avenge your family and claim your place in the succession!"

I said, "What? I have siblings? Had siblings? Errr, succession what"

The look on the DM's face was totally worth being made fun of for the next few months in game.

Also I learned to a) never ignore plot dumps and b) always write my own family's backstory.


* Painting figs is what got me into roleplaying initially and has been my passion ever since.
Demonu 19th Jun 2014, 12:55 PM edit delete reply
Demonu
Roleplaying someone's parent(s) is easy. Try the other way around and roleplay someone's child or descendant and see how long it takes until a player regards said NPC as a mini-me or tries to turn him/her into a mini-me...
Digo 19th Jun 2014, 4:20 PM edit delete reply
I've seen one player RP as another player's daughter. It was pretty hilarious when they got into arguments.
Raxon 19th Jun 2014, 2:12 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Fantastic, Spud. I'm looking forward to seeing Twilight's reaction to her brother toyally overshadowing her with his success, power, and wealth.

And not rubbing her snout in it.
Azureink 19th Jun 2014, 4:26 PM edit delete reply
Azureink
I totally wish for Shining Armour to be a pinnacle of virtue and stoic charm. And I also hope this causes the rest of the party to feel guilty, and also jealous, by association.
kriss1989 19th Jun 2014, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
Rarity: Your brother is a paladin AND head of the Royal Guard?

Twilight: Um, so it would seem.

RD: Riiiiiight soooo I'll just be somewhere else very far away while that's going on.

Rarity: I really must remember not to meet him.

Twilight: Am I missing something?

AJ: Twilight, it's time I introduced you to the concept of "smiteing".
Digo 20th Jun 2014, 4:57 AM edit delete reply
As long as he doesn't sound like Dudley Doright. XD I had one GM that made paladin NPCs all sound like that for no reason.
Quade 19th Jun 2014, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
I am hopeing that it is revealed that Shining Armor and Big Mac are part of a much higher level and very successful adventuring party, I think that would be hilarious.
kriss1989 19th Jun 2014, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
"Disgustingly normal"? What's wrong with normal. In fact, since I do detail my characters' backgrounds I have a tendency to make my parents and siblings normal. They're farmers who are proud of my rising from humble origins to become a national hero. They're well off merchants who want me to settle down and marry a wealthy suitor instead of "galvan ting bout shamefully". They're the accountant with the wife and three kids who asks how school was that day, unaware of your involvement in a magical sadow war. I like normal. It makes things interesting.
Newbiespud 19th Jun 2014, 8:15 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
Blame it on me rewatching Leverage recently.

Sophie: Charlie, the messenger guy, you know, the one with the five kids?
Parker: Gay?
Sophie: Bulimic. Trevor, the frat boy, however... yeah. Super gay.
Parker: What about Peggy?
Sophie: Actually, Peggy is disgustingly normal. But the rest of them...
Digo 20th Jun 2014, 4:57 AM edit delete reply
I saw that episode three nights ago! :D
kriss1989 20th Jun 2014, 11:13 AM edit delete reply
kriss1989
I love Leverage. Especially "You can tell X just by looking at Y?"
"It's a very distinct Y."
Disloyal Subject 20th Jun 2014, 9:01 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Or hearing! Or... I'll just stop here.
Hmm, I feel the urge to go stat that team. Might make for a good NPC group if I ever run a Shadowrun game.
Guest 21st Jun 2014, 1:11 AM edit delete reply
I think Leverage actually has its own official PnP system. I've always wanted to try it out, but it's the kind of thing that's hard to sell if you haven't watched the show.
redwings1340 19th Jun 2014, 7:59 PM edit delete reply
redwings1340
The DM is really going out of her way to emphasize how normal these ponies are. I can't help but feel like that "really normal job" is a front for something. It will probably never be important, but I'm guessing the DM has about 20 pages of notes on it.
dracostarcloud 20th Jun 2014, 12:47 AM edit delete reply
dracostarcloud
Those pages are probably still printing or the DM would be describing the job in detail.
grtgfbll 20th Jun 2014, 4:41 AM edit delete reply
grtgfbll
Sounds about right.
Ranubis 20th Jun 2014, 5:28 AM edit delete reply
Ranubis
Ah, family NPCs. A tool both incredibly useful for the player character but also a potent DM weapon. AoH players may remember how my attempts to make the Ward family an influential faction in Canterlot ended up having the Father killed and the entire family turned into demons. In the middle of the city.
Disloyal Subject 20th Jun 2014, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Good heavens. Where might one read a record of the test group's adventures? Everything I hear about them seems to involve somepony turning into a monster of some sort. Ward's family to demons, Heat Wave to a psycho, Soaring Song to a memetic sex god...
Midnight Rush 20th Jun 2014, 5:05 PM edit delete reply
Great as always, I just recently found my way back here, from the last guest comic times, glad to see the main plot underway again.

On a side note, does anyone around her know of a good online D&D RP site? Could be normal or pony, I'm good either way...probly more pony.
kriss1989 20th Jun 2014, 7:01 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
Mythweavers is a god website. It is a play by post forum site that has built in RP tools, including character sheets and dice roller, and supports multiple RP systems.
Disloyal Subject 20th Jun 2014, 9:07 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Personally, I can't stand play-by-post, but roll20.net has a lot; I assume they have some ponystuff... I never got around to checking.
Boris Carlot 21st Jun 2014, 1:31 AM edit delete reply
I've done all of my tabletop RPG'ing on Roll20.net and either Skype or the Google Hangouts plugin. It also has a "Looking for Group" feature that's pretty reasonable. If you can't play IRL, it's definitely not too bad.
Akouma 20th Jun 2014, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
Akouma
Once, I and another friend were sitting in on a session of Iron Kingdoms RPG. The GM always has eight-bazillion NPCs, so he justs hands out roles with little bits of motivation for anyone that happens to be around that isn't a PC (or is a PC but their character isn't around.)

One of the characters was visiting his parents. This resulted to me spending an hour of my life pretending to be married to one of my friends. We are both straight men. Naturally, this was a ridiculously entertaining hour and a good time was had by all. Best quote of the evening by far though:

Mom: "[Son], you know MAGIC?"
Son: "Uh... hehe yeah."
Mom: "SO WHY DO I STILL LIVE IN A SWAMP!?"
Disloyal Subject 20th Jun 2014, 11:18 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Isn't magic fairly limited in Iron Kingdoms? Dredging a whole swamp sounds pretty grand in scale... Perhaps my knowledge of the setting is even more limited than I thought.
Boris Carlot 21st Jun 2014, 1:31 AM edit delete reply
I think it's more "why the hell haven't you gotten rich and bought us a house somewhere nicer yet?"
kriss1989 21st Jun 2014, 4:57 AM edit delete reply
kriss1989
Limited yes. Vital to running Jacks for labor or war, also yes. Highly paying jobs: available in combat and non-combat pay grades.
Guest 20th Jun 2014, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
fanon is that Night Light is an astronomer.
Yellow 13 20th Jun 2014, 11:50 PM edit delete reply
Parents are one of the most important things to RP for me. The character had to come from somewhere, right? Biologically, i mean. It can even be something as simple as disowned/dead/adopted/etc, but I always make an effort to explain why that happened. Most of the time, it's a simple "couldn't afford to keep you" but it's something.
MerchManDan 22nd Jun 2014, 2:28 AM edit delete reply
Almost 100 comments and not ONE joke about Mr. Sparkle? I'm amazed and more than a little disappointed.