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23rd Jan 2021, 6:00 AM in A Canterlot Wedding, Part 2
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Art of the Swarm
Average Rating: 5 (1 votes)
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Newbiespud 23rd Jan 2021, 6:00 AM edit delete
Sometimes you have to go out on a limb and make big mistakes before the solution becomes obvious. And that's okay.


TheStratovarian 23rd Jan 2021, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
Isnt this often the case of finding what you need just a smidge after you needed it?
Cliff_Robotnik 23rd Jan 2021, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
To be fair, they are not ready for a swarm of Pinkie Pies.
Winged Cat 23rd Jan 2021, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
That's an episode - err, session - of its own. Mostly noncombat, though arguably involving alignment challenges.
Cliff_Robotnik 24th Jan 2021, 5:19 AM edit delete reply
To be fair, Who wouldn't harbor the secret desire to murder the Bard after a while?
ANW 23rd Jan 2021, 6:43 AM edit delete reply
I give that fight scene an 8 out of 10.
albedoequals1 23rd Jan 2021, 11:11 AM Experiments edit delete reply
Sometimes even a bad idea is fun once. I once ran a large scale battle where the players had to martial dozens of NPCs to defend 5 separate locations from simultaneous attack. They had players on several different maps in Roll20 communicating telepathically. I had to switch maps every time a new player's turn came up. It was epic, and huge, and took 4 sessions to finish. We all had a great time and agreed to never do it again :p
Digo Dragon 23rd Jan 2021, 12:14 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
"Okay, we loot the bodies."
EXP 23rd Jan 2021, 12:37 PM edit delete reply
And don't forget the sweet, sweet, exp, this should be enough to level up, right?
Azhrei Vep 23rd Jan 2021, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
Wait, there are still people that use XP for levelling? Really?
terrycloth 24th Jan 2021, 8:38 PM edit delete reply
Unless you're doing a campaign path with set story checkpoints to level up to keep up with the pre-calculated encounters, it doesn't really matter when the players level up except that it should happen at a moderate pace. XP works just fine for that.
ZhonLord 24th Jan 2021, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
"You loot the bodies. When you're on a time limit to get back to Celestia with the Elements of Harmony."
Scissors Rock Paper 23rd Jan 2021, 4:01 PM edit delete reply
"Remember how I had us play Chainmail between sessions? Tonight you're gonna find out why."
Guest 24th Jan 2021, 5:08 AM edit delete reply
No, no, this is correct. Swarm rules are godawful.