Page 463 - Then Fall, Rarity

5th Jul 2014, 6:00 AM
Then Fall, Rarity
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Newbiespud 5th Jul 2014, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Part of the appeal of being a diplomancer of the group is that you get to focus on all the easy parts of the game. Talk is cheap, and if roleplaying comes easily to you, then social sections can be downright relaxing. That isn't to say that social challenges don't exist, though. Getting through a situation using only your words and your wits is often its own reward.

That said, there are some situations that go beyond the definition of "social challenge" and all the way into "incoming trainwreck."

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38 Comments:

HiveLordLusa 5th Jul 2014, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Ohey I think I'm first for once
Anyway, I like how you've worked that birthday clash plot element into the comic. It'll be marvellously fun to see RPG Rarity talk her way out of this one :3
FanOfMostEverything 5th Jul 2014, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Friends, Roamans, countrymares, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Rarity, not to praise her.
The chaotic evil that mares do lives after them;
The lawful good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Rarity. The noble DM
Hath told you Rarity was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Rarity answer'd it.
Newbiespud 5th Jul 2014, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
Ponification and RPGification of the Bard's original verse within 15 minutes?

I understand that some copy and paste was likely involved, but... Yes.
FanOfMostEverything 5th Jul 2014, 6:34 AM edit delete reply
I admit, Google was a big help. Still, very glad that you liked it.
Anonymous 5th Jul 2014, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
*applause*
Adens 7th Jul 2014, 5:51 AM edit delete reply
Is it bad that at first I thought that said "applesauce" and, while confused, didn't actually see anything wrong with that?
Darth Malice 5th Jul 2014, 7:03 AM edit delete reply
Players at some time are masters of their fates:
The fault, dear DM, is not in our dice,
But in ourselves, that we are adventurers.
DungeonMiner 5th Jul 2014, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
Bravo, bravo.
Guest 5th Jul 2014, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
*dramatic slow clap rapidly growing up*

I swear half the fun of this comic is the comments section.
Zuche 5th Jul 2014, 8:11 AM edit delete reply
And the comments are off to a very good start today. Well done, FanOfMostEverything and Darth Malice.
Toric 5th Jul 2014, 9:44 AM edit delete reply
Life is but a shadow:
A poor player who frets and rolls his hour upon the board,
and then is seen next week.
Fancy Fan 5th Jul 2014, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
Have all my applause.
Zuche 5th Jul 2014, 8:12 AM edit delete reply
It's okay, Rarity! You can still salvage this. Just make sure one party is kept Strictly Ballroom and don't live your life in fear!
gallowsCalibrator 5th Jul 2014, 9:33 AM edit delete reply
gallowsCalibrator
But when are PCs ever that easily contained?
Guest 5th Jul 2014, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
And the man at the back said
Everyone attack and it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said
Boy, I wanna warn ya, it'll turn into a ballroom blitz

Odious Call 5th Jul 2014, 2:37 PM edit delete reply
I have a sudden image of the Canterlot elite at the party turning out to he Changelings, and our fearless party beat the ever-loving ichor out of then to the tune of that song.
Digo 6th Jul 2014, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
When you don't give them a reason to leave? Like if you throw some shiny loot in the room for them to fight over?
Ether Space 5th Jul 2014, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
...That would mean somehow keeping Pinkie Pie contained.
Let's face it; Rarity is doomed.
Raxon 5th Jul 2014, 9:35 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
I have a question. Wouldn't it be fantastic if the high society party was actually a thieves guild meet and greet?

Just a thought.
Specter 5th Jul 2014, 9:54 AM edit delete reply
Specter
Video!

This is definitely me not at my best, but I have to thank you Raxon for giving me something I can actually find for a video.

I know this is not what a meet-and-greet is , but I at least came close.
Gden 5th Jul 2014, 7:10 PM edit delete reply
I come, assuming then, that you accept bits of string? (didn't watch video, just clicked link and watched first few seconds)
Specter 5th Jul 2014, 7:51 PM edit delete reply
Specter
Nope.
Super Kami Guru 7th Jul 2014, 12:31 AM edit delete reply
Sorry Store policy.
Zuche 5th Jul 2014, 10:42 AM edit delete reply
"Wouldn't it be fantastic if the high society party was actually a thieves guild meet and greet?"

Are you certain that you're not stating a tautology, Raxon?
Raxon 5th Jul 2014, 10:58 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
In universe, you might very well be correct!
Digo 6th Jul 2014, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
I was thinking that.
you know that guy 5th Jul 2014, 11:20 AM edit delete reply
I appreciate how you spelled wont correctly, in this age of autocorrect.
FanOfMostEverything 6th Jul 2014, 4:59 AM edit delete reply
In this this age of spellcheckers, the existence of the word "wont" has led to far more missing apostrophes than extraneous ones, as have "id," "ill," and "cant."
Lyntermas 5th Jul 2014, 9:07 PM edit delete reply
Lyntermas
TS: Rarity, is there something wrong?
RY: Um, no, not a thing, dearie. I'm just, uh, concerned that our merry-making may impose on the ponies at the garden party.
TS: Oh, right. Well, you've been in Canterlot for a while, do you recognize any of them?
RY: Yes....No...Maybe?
TS: ...Ooookay, so we can just go out and say hello and let them know that we're free to tell us to tone it down if we get too rowdy. Oh, and it'll be a great opportunity to introduce the elite to you, Ponyville's premier fashionista! Think of all the new business you'll-
RY: NOOOO!
Syth 5th Jul 2014, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
Chipped in my $5 for Patreon, rock on Spud. Rock on!
DarkCowl 7th Jul 2014, 1:10 AM edit delete reply
Aha - I caught up! Yay!
Let's skip the obligatory gushing over Newbiespud's talent (since there's a lot to gush over) and move straight to...

Story time!
Instances where classical works have been retooled and found their way into a game.

Mine's not roleplaying-related, but I do own a copy of "William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope". Episode IV in Ye Olde English. Congealed awesomeness.
Joe the Rat 7th Jul 2014, 4:47 AM edit delete reply
Gah!

That is way too much Pinkie Pie first thing in the morning.
kriss1989 7th Jul 2014, 9:40 PM edit delete reply
kriss1989
Well this commentary was a bust. We got a couple gems the first day, and then it died. Hopefully today's will be better. I just need to wait like 9 hours for it to be 10AM.
Newbiespud 7th Jul 2014, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
They can't all be 80-comment pages. I appreciate the slow days for what they are. I feel like the moment things start being a competition in here is when we start having trouble.
Specter 7th Jul 2014, 10:03 PM edit delete reply
like the flame wars I saw when I first got here?

(Actually, I wanted to read all comments from start to get up to speed with everyone else... Worst mistake ever. It made me mad and sad.)
Digo 8th Jul 2014, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
The good 80-comment pages are the gems where everyone has a relevant story to share about a particular topic. Can't really force that kind of thing.
Guest 8th Jul 2014, 1:55 AM edit delete reply
Alas, alas, party-hopping is such sweet sorrow
Pablo360 14th Nov 2015, 5:58 AM edit delete reply
The playwright's the thing
Wherein we'll catch the comments of the king.