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6th Jan 2015, 6:00 AM
Brink of the Children
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Newbiespud 6th Jan 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
The writer side of me loves being able to use "backside," "inconceivable," "interloper," "whelps," and "physicality" all in the same page, thanks to Luna. Well, the last one's more my theater side.

How was your weekend? As for me, this season's flu hit me like a truck. So the Fallout is Dragons episode's gonna be delayed a bit longer while I stay in bed and cough a lot, unfortunately.

32 Comments:

Kinrah 6th Jan 2015, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
The face of the players when Pipsqueak turns out to be either the or a collaborator of the 'dupe with a hood'.
FanOfMostEverything 6th Jan 2015, 7:04 AM edit delete reply
He's collaborating with a rogue? My God, it's a cunning disguise. He's actually a completely different Dickens character. That's not Pip! That's Oliver Twist!
Toric 6th Jan 2015, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
Actually, good sir, that is a pirate.
FanOfMostEverything 7th Jan 2015, 6:59 AM edit delete reply
Schemes within schemes. Does his cunning know no end?
Jennifer 6th Jan 2015, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
Railroading... or at least that's what the players may say...
Digo 6th Jan 2015, 6:49 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, but in the GM's defense that thief is still out there causing the problem.
Toric 6th Jan 2015, 10:01 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, but this is kinda iffy. Frankly, I don't think this kid is even related to that guy, I'm betting he's just a high-strung six-year-old squeaky toy being touched in an unusual way by a very big, darkly colored pony. And this is a comic based on a kid's show!

However, this does seem a little like a stretch for the DM.
Digo 6th Jan 2015, 2:21 PM edit delete reply
I can still see it as a possibility. Maybe the GM just wants everyone to get back to focusing on the BBEG that she/he stayed up 2 hours putting together. :)
ThatGuest 6th Jan 2015, 12:52 PM edit delete reply
Yeah by now my group would be giving our DM nasty looks, but that might be the point. This could lead into the Discord arc with all the players getting sick of the DM trying to do only the story they want. Losing their wings and horns then getting forcibly separated will start the apathy spiral, then after Fluttershy gets DM fiated even after spectacular roleplay will be the final straw with Dash walking away from the table first. Taking the obvious trap so she can quit with the rest following soon except Twilight. "There! You finally got to do your stupid 'the world is doomed' story and you beat us. You win the whole game you freaking train conductor." Then Twilight has to reassemble them in real life and revive the game.
Icipall 6th Jan 2015, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
Story time!

Tell of a situation where something in your vicinity got damaged by you while playing even if it had nothing to do with the game.
Specter 6th Jan 2015, 7:23 AM edit delete reply
Specter
Well, just from the people's personalities I usually hang out with, the people playing tend to get hurt while we play... a lot.

In hind sight, I think I'm the only one not to get hurt while playing with them (then again, the people I tend to play with are my brother's friends, and they're built like twigs).
Toric 6th Jan 2015, 9:58 AM edit delete reply
A group I played with was at someone's house. That someone had big, foamy dice of various shapes. One of our more chaotically bent players would constantly pick them up and throw them across the room at everyone...especially me. Several times, he actually hit like a lamp or something on a table instead, but fortunately never hard enough to break anything.
XandZero2 6th Jan 2015, 10:33 AM edit delete reply
In one game we were playing (I don't remember the system), we encountered a genie and a magic lamp.

Well, that was all well and good - but then we got to this one room where we had to jump across a chasm. Now, at this point we still had the lamp - but not the genie.

Nevertheless, my character wasn't the best at acrobatics (I was playing a heavily-armored Paladin), so for the heck of it, I had my character rub the lamp for good luck before he took his leap of faith - and IRL I got caught up in the moment, grabbing a water bottle and rubbing it too.

The only problem?

-I'd forgot the water bottle was open...

Aaaaaaand... I kind of spilled water over the play mat and some of my RP books...

How was I supposed to know the genie was actually a water elemental in disguise? (;

Disloyal Subject 6th Jan 2015, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
The player who hosts the AD&D sessions I've been playing has a dog as friendly and excitable as my own, and substantially more... energetic in her pursuit of thrown toys. Being the animal lover that I am, I couldn't resist playing with her... After mild trauma to the poor fish in their tank on a table, not to mention a few gouges in the hardwood flooring from untrimmed dog claws, I limited us to tug-of-war, and a hapless monkey plush lost each limb in turn, followed by its head. All without interrupting gameplay, or the constant flow of snacks towards being eaten.
I was processing the dog separately from the session, though, so not sure what was happening when. I think the monkey lost its head around the same time as the wicked polymorphing witch that turned us into turkeys, though.
Digo 6th Jan 2015, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Now counting Spud, this raises the "Number of People I know that currently have the flu" to 13. I'm starting to get very concerned about everyone I know.

So, one time when playing D&D the party was fighting a powerful cleric of Hextor. The evil cleric casted a lesser version of the Earthquake spell andthe GM was so enthusiastic with descriptions that he pounded the table to get the point across. Half the miniatures and set pieces fell over. We rolled with it, deciding that's what the spell actually did!

Couldn't explain why there was a pond of mountain dew though, so that's where I said "It must have been a magic surge!"

I was awarded 10 points for the pun. XD
you know that guy 7th Jan 2015, 11:01 PM edit delete reply
PSA: flu shots.
Zuche 6th Jan 2015, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
Words like these are felicific.
Digo 6th Jan 2015, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
Heh, nice. Word of the day right here.
Philadelphus 6th Jan 2015, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
Philadelphus
Mellifluous, even.
moocow1452 6th Jan 2015, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
Gotta wonder whether this is the ideal time to blow your cover when you are slandering someone who currently has you by the neck.
Disloyal Subject 6th Jan 2015, 9:40 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
He could just be enjoying being scared, like in the actual episode...
silvadel 6th Jan 2015, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
It is interesting how much Rarity's player is getting lost in the roleplay. Her Luna definitely has a "life of its own." I experience this when writing fanfic sometimes. You have a plan in mind and the character does something else.
Mykin 6th Jan 2015, 11:49 AM edit delete reply
Mykin
I notice I get this way a lot when I'm playing my Rogue Trader, especially when he's in panic mode or being contradicted by someone/something. He's a lot more outgoing than I am IRL so it's an interesting experience to go through to say the least.

So I guess Rarity and I have something in common...
Digo 6th Jan 2015, 12:17 PM edit delete reply
I sometimes get that way with role-playing. Those are always my favorite characters, ones that just take off on their own.
Raxon 7th Jan 2015, 2:08 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
All my best stories go like that.
Midnight Blaze 7th Jan 2015, 3:40 AM edit delete reply
I tend to make my characters so that I can say things like "Why yes, it's perfectly normal for the dwarven ranger to be yelling at a toilet, why do ask?"
IcyPheonix 6th Jan 2015, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
Looking at the screenshot I just noticed Sweetie Belle in a vampire costume. I totally missed that in the episode.
Guest 6th Jan 2015, 6:41 PM edit delete reply
And Frankenstein(or, bride of Frankenstein) Apple Bloom.
The only on of the three I noticed int he show was wolf/werewolf Scootaloo.
Specter 6th Jan 2015, 10:49 PM edit delete reply
Specter
GM! Quick! Give the players a break and your table will survive the session!

... Or, maybe not?

... Just don't use it for cover?

... No idea where I was going with that.
Raxon 7th Jan 2015, 2:10 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
I would like to state for the record that pneumonia is terrible.
Digo 7th Jan 2015, 6:52 AM edit delete reply
Yuck. It's basically drowning in your own fluids. D:
FanOfMostEverything 7th Jan 2015, 7:01 AM edit delete reply
Most definitely. I had a relatively mild case when I was six. Emphasis on "relatively." And the medicine. Ugh.