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23rd Jul 2015, 6:00 AM
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Useless Hubris
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Newbiespud 23rd Jul 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Did you know? The fourth-year anniversary of Friendship is Dragons is this coming Tuesday! That's amazing!

And I have no idea what to do for it.

48 Comments:

Toric 23rd Jul 2015, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
Now they're just begging for someone to put them in their place. Maybe a surprise walk-on!
Toric 23rd Jul 2015, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
Story-time: tell a tale about when your overconfidence was your undoing!
Digo 23rd Jul 2015, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
Ity was a long time ago in Earthdawn, but I recall my T'skrang character helping with a plague mystery. The team solved it and I managed to insult one of the town guild leaders because we ended the plague with just our wits and a little work when the guild leader had a wealth of resources he could have used and didn't get anywhere. I was confident we upstaged him.

So he surprised me when he knew of the T'skrang rules of invoking a duel. And unless I want to completely lose my honor I have to accept. And he chose my hometown for the venue.

Curse that overconfidence. XD
Toric 23rd Jul 2015, 7:05 AM edit delete reply
I was playing a level 20 alchemist that I'd souped up pretty high. Our lvl 20 group engaged another almost-party that included a dhampir magus riding a wyvern, a high-level drow priestess, and an epic lich wizard. Literally everyone else in the party ignored the wizard and attacked the other two. No one even moved close to him. So my alchemist moves to be adjacent to him so that he's threatened and has a high-defense target to focus on.

Well, he hits my touch AC even so with an Energy Drain that nerfs me for 7 levels. The next turn, after I hit him with some bombs, his contingency hits me with a disintegrate that I managed to fail, finishing me off. Luckily, I had imbibed an elixir of life and was immediately targeted by a resurrection. However, I discovered that wizards were still the bane of my existence.
aylatrigger 23rd Jul 2015, 9:47 AM edit delete reply
Honorary mention of when overconfidence was their undoing?

"Don't worry, he's a god- so he must be overconfident."
-my brother

...Though maybe that was overconfidence on both sides. Anyway, we fought a powerful god of ruin by summoning three of our gods and standing on the sidelines.
terrycloth 23rd Jul 2015, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
I was fighting a bunch of mook monks with my Synthesist. They needed a natural 20 to hit me, and I needed a 2 to save against their stunning fists. So I charged ahead of the party to get their attention while they dealt with the real opponents.

There were a *lot* of stunning fists. And after I was stunned and flanked, they didn't need a 20 to hit me anymore.

Same character, failed an almost-as-easy save against a gorgon's petrification breath, after sneaking off on his own into a pit filled with poisonous mist to 'scout'.

...come to think of it, that character needs to be rescued a lot.
Toric 23rd Jul 2015, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
That sounds like Jade Regent...and eerily similar to one of our front-line guys lol
Captain Snark 23rd Jul 2015, 7:06 PM edit delete reply
I don't think my overconfidence has ever been my undoing.

It's usually my faith in my friends...
Digo 23rd Jul 2015, 7:40 PM edit delete reply
I've had a Shadowrun GM once tell me that I'm too much a "team player" to survive with the running team I was with.

I didn't know how to respond to that.
Crazy Tom 24th Jul 2015, 7:02 PM edit delete reply
Was... was that a stealth reference? I think that was a stealth reference. Nice.
Chakat Firepaw 23rd Jul 2015, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
How about the character who hasn't been spending any of her stamina?
ANW 23rd Jul 2015, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
Here's an old one.
What season 3-5 episode do you think he can do?
2 parts don't count for obvious reasons.
Toric 23rd Jul 2015, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
Maybe Twilight and Trixie players meet up and do some wizard PvP for giggles with Magical Duel.

Or perhaps "Slice of Life" for like a Con table the DM is running and a member or two of the usual group walks by and watches briefly?
Ref 23rd Jul 2015, 8:38 AM edit delete reply
Never mention that poor excuse for an episode again!
The MunchKING 23rd Jul 2015, 9:07 AM edit delete reply
The MunchKING
Slice of Life was Awesome!!
Ref 23rd Jul 2015, 8:24 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, better than Double Rainboom, for sure. ¬_¬
alphysicist 24th Jul 2015, 11:18 AM edit delete reply
Daring Don't.
Digo 23rd Jul 2015, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
What you do is you go to your local grocery, buy a cake, and then kick back and relax with a well-deserved sugar high. :D

Can't believe it's been 4 years. Really?
ANW 23rd Jul 2015, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
On the 28th.
Which is on a Tuesday.
Digo 23rd Jul 2015, 6:27 AM edit delete reply
Um... is that not what Spud just said in his notes above? This coming Tuesday?
ANW 23rd Jul 2015, 7:29 AM edit delete reply
I tend to forget to check the author comments sometimes.
CCC 23rd Jul 2015, 6:25 AM edit delete reply
Not just one cake. Do something really wild!

Buy TWO cakes!
Toric 23rd Jul 2015, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
It's only wild if you meant to buy one cake but you end up buying two...
Disloyal Subject 23rd Jul 2015, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
I did that once. Took an alarmingly small amount of time to eat 2 extra-rich chocolate cakes, but then I wanted more...
Toric 23rd Jul 2015, 10:44 AM edit delete reply
Cake for breakfast is a beautiful thing. Especially if it's a well-made bakery cake and not that 2nd rate stuff from Walmart.

Follow it up with Cake after dinner and Cake as a midday snack and it doesn't last long at all.
Digo 23rd Jul 2015, 10:50 AM edit delete reply
My health wouldn't last long with that much cake. XD
Disloyal Subject 24th Jul 2015, 12:15 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
I'm enjoying my youth while I have it, but I have noticed jitters, hyperactivity, reduced strength and stamina, weight loss, and radically increased body temperature after more than a few days of eating nothing but cake.
Raxon 23rd Jul 2015, 7:40 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Let's have an orgy! I'll bring the car battery,the clips, the mayo, and my personal HD director's cut copy of backdoor sluts 9.
Boris Carlot 23rd Jul 2015, 8:25 AM edit delete reply
Eh, that series has been going downhill since 7...
Super_Big_Mac 23rd Jul 2015, 9:10 AM edit delete reply
I dunno, the series started picking up again with Backdoor Sluts 15: Bigger Blacker edition.
Toric 23rd Jul 2015, 10:46 AM edit delete reply
I'll be honest, Raxon. I expected more. This list seems so...mundane. Unless you are only listing the things that he'll agree to so you can surprise him with the fun stuff.
Raxon 23rd Jul 2015, 7:52 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Sooo... does that mean the bb enema plus rectal tazer is out od the question?
Specter 23rd Jul 2015, 7:45 AM edit delete reply
Specter
Woo! 4 years! Useless hype! Woo!

Though seriously, yay. Here's me hoping for more years of this.
Tatsurou (can't sign in) 23rd Jul 2015, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
How about another story time video?
Disloyal Subject 23rd Jul 2015, 10:37 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
I second this motion; if you really want to do something, it's pretty much guaranteed that we'll enjoy this. But if you want to do something completely different and/or surprise us, or just kick back and relax, that's great too.
j-eagle12212012 23rd Jul 2015, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
I third this idea
Newbiespud 23rd Jul 2015, 8:55 PM edit delete reply
Newbiespud
I've already decided that Story Time 3 is going to be for celebrating page 700, to fit the pattern (300, 500...). It helps to have more stories to sift through and screencap sequences to use. And besides, if I were to start now, I'd run myself ragged trying to get it done on time. I've learned by now that making a Story Time video is a week-long commitment if one wants to stay sane.
Specter 23rd Jul 2015, 8:58 PM edit delete reply
Specter
And probably longer then that if the comment section has a lot of word blocks and/or more then 100 comments.
Tatsurou 23rd Jul 2015, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
Tatsurou
Hmm...
In that case, how about a special story time about milestones in long running campaigns?
Disloyal Subject 24th Jul 2015, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Sane? You're still sane this far in? Huh.
Yeah, I have some vague memory of you mentioning how long they take to make. Whatever you decide to do, including just kicking back to relax for a few, thanks.
Evilbob 23rd Jul 2015, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
Evilbob
Celebrate with MORE work???

As awesome as that sounds for the readers, pretty sure that's seems contradictory in the name of celebration...
Nathan400 23rd Jul 2015, 3:07 PM edit delete reply
Have cake and ice cream, of course.
AProcrastinatingWriter 23rd Jul 2015, 9:03 PM edit delete reply
Have the first letter of each word in one of the word ballons spell out "Four Years" backwards
DallyDaydream 24th Jul 2015, 12:29 AM edit delete reply
DallyDaydream
Clearly we should celebrate by sending Spud lots of fanart and such. Birthday presents!
Someone 24th Jul 2015, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
This is clearly the best idea that was given here.
Disloyal Subject 24th Jul 2015, 12:19 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Oh hell. This is a wonderful idea, but my artistic skills are as laughable as my "singing."
No time like the present to practice, I suppose.
Someone 24th Jul 2015, 1:15 AM edit delete reply
This is clearly the best idea that was given here.
ANW 24th Jul 2015, 4:26 AM edit delete reply
How about a regular page, and in the author comment, show your pick of your favorite pages.