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Newbiespud 20th Feb 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
It took me until the last pass to remember Oh yeah, this was a Mass Effect 2 thing and I've already established Rainbow Dash as a BioWare player, so I can just directly reference Lair of the Shadow Broker.

Which I'm kind of weirdly ashamed of, because I was that guy who went through the entire original trilogy nearly six times to see all the classes, choices, romances, and butterfly effects. You'd think I wouldn't be coy about it.


Digo Dragon 20th Feb 2018, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
See also the Dread Pirate Roberts effect. It's quite a good opportunity if you're prepared to invest.
RandomRex6 20th Feb 2018, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
And with how loud Pinkie was, they now need to buy the silence of Pony Joe. Assuming he's not Con Mane...
Dragonflight 20th Feb 2018, 9:19 AM edit delete reply
I'd expect Pony Joe would just give Pinkie a sly grin, and say, "You *clearly* don't know about Sunny Sky and her midnight donut runs."

To which of course, Celestia blushes, Twilight giggles, and the other ponies dogpile the Princess for details.
Guest 20th Feb 2018, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
She stole the Thieves Guild.

Now that's meta.
Blyndpwn 20th Feb 2018, 8:41 AM edit delete reply
And the heist of the century. Seriously, I can't think of anything harder to steal than an entire organization dedicated to theft itself.
Guest 20th Feb 2018, 10:37 AM edit delete reply
It might be dedicated to theft itself, but not theft *of* itself. That'd be the government's specialty, so Celestia had a homefield advantage.
Classic Steve 20th Feb 2018, 11:37 AM edit delete reply
How about an *anti*-theft organization?
ZhonLord 20th Feb 2018, 7:54 PM edit delete reply
I mean it's no stealing an Elder Scroll from the center of an empire, but it's definitely something right?
BackSet 20th Feb 2018, 7:45 AM edit delete reply
I love how the fans here are literally intelligent enough to guess every twist right before it happens. I wasnt even suprised at all here.
Newbiespud 20th Feb 2018, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
A very wise friend once told me that a writer actually wants the audience to figure out the twists and turns... the moment right before the reveal. So that the audience member gets both the surprise and the vindication of paying attention and being intelligent.

Or at the very least, a writer should aim for that.
Guest 20th Feb 2018, 12:38 PM edit delete reply
A wise friend, indeed. A story where nothing can be predicted is incomprehensible, not a story. Even subversions need something ahead of time to show they're possible within the setting, otherwise the subversion is just nonsense.

Have you noticed any differences between writing a comic and planning a campaign as a DM?
Winged Cat 20th Feb 2018, 12:59 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Other than the players more often picking up on the intended plot, but less often coming up with off-the-rails of their own?
Alicia 20th Feb 2018, 3:56 PM edit delete reply
But where did the Alicorn Amulet come from?
BackSet 20th Feb 2018, 6:00 PM edit delete reply
I bet the gm has pages of backstory on that.

Unless they've taken a cue from the darths and droids gm and learned not to plan more than five minutes into the game.
Rastaba 20th Feb 2018, 6:54 PM edit delete reply
I cast summon bigger fish!

...somebody had to.