Page 1109 - Diss Function

28th Aug 2018, 6:00 AM in The Return of Harmony, Part 1
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Newbiespud 28th Aug 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Sometimes the consequence of a player chewing ham is that player also having a sharp knife and fork they can point menacingly at you from across the table.

...I'm not sure why my brain came up with this metaphor.

Anyway, should have some Tales of New Dunhaven by now. The next one after this should be the climactic finale, but this one's a great little roleplaying session too.
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BackSet 28th Aug 2018, 6:06 AM edit delete reply

So they're coming up with plans too? Maybe they should use plan ([^)].
Discord 28th Aug 2018, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
And just where do you think a summer snowstorm?
andreas002 28th Aug 2018, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
In this land of chaos, a summer snowstorm should be easy enough to find.
Discord 28th Aug 2018, 12:23 PM edit delete reply
But they can't access that, now can they.
Discord 28th Aug 2018, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
Twilight there is the least scariest of the 5.
Not sure if that's a complement, or an insult.
mystic seer 28th Aug 2018, 7:02 AM edit delete reply
It may be fatalistic way to look at it but Fluttershy's not wrong.
Digo Dragon 28th Aug 2018, 7:17 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Yeah, if I were Twilight I'd be making plans already. Flutters and Pinkie she can still work with since they're only serious and not gas-lighting as AJ is. Rarity could probably help plan too as long as you don't talk about her rock.
Rastaba 28th Aug 2018, 9:58 AM edit delete reply
Kereea 28th Aug 2018, 11:54 AM edit delete reply
Agreed. Pinkie is workable, just annoying to be around and play with. Flutters is just grumpy. Magic up a safer way for Rarity to carry Tom around and they're pretty good. AJ's the messiest, since "never reveal the truth" is just way, way too hard to handle.

I'm wondering if RD will actually be fine and Discord lies about her leaving to make everyone gang up on her, which breaks her loyalty.
Digo Dragon 28th Aug 2018, 12:29 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Another possibility is that Discord bait-n-switches the goal: He says RD passed the test, so here's your wings back, you're free to go. Then when RD leaves, discord gleefully gets her with a "Gotcha!" the goal was the elements, not your wings and so everyone loses.

And maybe RD's player gets so frustrated that she leaves the house for a bit, which plays into RD being gone IC.
Jannard 28th Aug 2018, 7:29 AM edit delete reply
Poor Twilight's player, she's having such a hard time... And funnily enough, that's entirely on her teammates. DiscorDM just gave them a push, and they, well, as Newbie put it, are chewing all the ham.
Kaze Koichi 28th Aug 2018, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
I'm calling it: Discord is going to beat RD, and then come in and lie that she forfeited.
Archone 29th Aug 2018, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
Pretty sure that one thing a GM should never, EVER do is lie to the players. Have an NPC lying is one thing, but you never lie OOCly in your capacity as GM. You can't maintain your authority if they don't trust you.
XScarredHeart 28th Aug 2018, 8:25 AM edit delete reply
Suddenly I'm seeing parallels between Pinkie and Soldier from TF2.
Hariman 28th Aug 2018, 9:14 AM edit delete reply
... It's a good metaphor.
Rastaba 28th Aug 2018, 9:59 AM edit delete reply
I agree.
Rakaydos 28th Aug 2018, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
I posted this at the end of yesterday, but I expect discords curse on RD is that since he didn't choose to stop the calamity, she IS the calamity, some kind of ax murder rage effect. oh, and the cure is in Cloudsdale, if she can find it.
Capn_Boxers 28th Aug 2018, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
That would be clever, but inherently unfair. Whatever consequence Dash faces for abandoning Cloudsdale it shouldn't invalidate her choice. She chose to stay in the maze with her party. If Discord forces her to abandon them despite her decision not to abandon them, then it truly was a 'no win' situation instead of just choosing the lesser of two evils.

I've been on Discord's side for most of this arc, but him doing that would swing me in favor of the 'bad DM' faction.
Rakaydos 28th Aug 2018, 12:34 PM edit delete reply
"well, you could always return to your friends, with that axmurder aura. It might not be healthy, but it's your choice."

Basically any curse that would make the loyal RD believe she was a danger to her friends.
Greenhornet 28th Aug 2018, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
It all depends on WHOM you direct the rage.
Case in point: the final reel of "Gaslight".
Crisis 28th Aug 2018, 11:45 AM edit delete reply
Huh. I just noticed that in this scene Rarity is the grayest of all four cursed ponies.

Now, I know she has a head start with having a white coat and all, but her bold indigo mane is looking straight gray at this point.
Guest 28th Aug 2018, 4:49 PM edit delete reply
Her hair needs to be that dull because her fur is already grey. A very whitish-grey but still. If her mane was at the same level of everyone else's, she'd look too much like herself.
Jennifer 28th Aug 2018, 12:38 PM edit delete reply
Oh, gee, thanks, Spud, for reminding me of the fanfics where Rarity becomes a serial killer.
Guest 29th Aug 2018, 4:15 PM edit delete reply
I thought it was Pinkie.
Guest 28th Aug 2018, 4:48 PM edit delete reply
Wonder if this curse situation will be resolved by Twilight sharing/duplicating/getting access to magic items that cast Celestia's protective boon thing.
manicMagiciab 30th Aug 2018, 5:21 AM edit delete reply
Fluttershy reminds me of myself in this one campaign I'm in. The DM just kind of seems to throw every hard thing at us possible, makes us fail at every turn, and makes it seem like our fault. We just can't get any wins and everything goes poorly. So I've gotten kind of fatalistic in that campaign.
Which sucks because my character was supposed to be an upbeat and friendly person!
HappyEevee 30th Aug 2018, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
"And I own many, MANY knives!" Bwahahahaha, #RogueLife! :D