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Newbiespud 4th Sep 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
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One benefit of being an essentially one-man operation (except for guest comics and the awesome sequence ChrisTheS made) is that you know what your resources and limitations are. A slightly more obscure sub-benefit is that you can write yourself into a corner where you end up forcing yourself to improve your skills.

For instance: Reinserting Rainbow Dash back into the party during this part of the show? Guess I better brush up on my image manipulation wizardry and lean more on using sub-panels. Gee, thanks me.

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ThatGuest 4th Sep 2018, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
You know, technically RD has an idea there. None of the curses explicitly interfere with just beating the crap out of Discord directly. Which, would actually be kinda funny. Seeing Discord expect drama and heartbreak, then realize all his stupid mocking did was make the more pacifist of the group want his head on a platter.
Hankroyd 4th Sep 2018, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
I'm not sure Discord can be defeated in physical fight.
He just have to say : "You lose your hooves" or "I'm immaterial" to prevent the fight.

While violence can solve 95% of RPG problems, I'm pretty sure it can't be the case here.
ThatGuest 4th Sep 2018, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
Well the violence is more of a protest in this scenario. You ignore the bad story and the narcissism and the obvious button pushing and throw yourself at the wall the GM says is unbreakable. You throw yourself at it over and over until either you somehow miraculously break through it or the bad GM quits and someone better can take the reins. In this case the main GM.

If it was me and my tabletop friends, by this point we'd be attacking Discord and outright blocking out a single word from his mouth until we rolled enough 20s to kill/banish him or he killed us. Either way, we win because he didn't get to have his jollies at our expense.

To quote another screen cap D&D comic "You're dying!" "Yeah! Of my own free will!"
DuoScratch 4th Sep 2018, 6:51 AM edit delete reply
True but, how is Discord being a bad DM?
ThatGuest 4th Sep 2018, 7:05 AM edit delete reply
Setting aside all the obvious clues that he's just doing this to torment everyone and brag about how bad they are. This adventure, if done in RL and not in comic form would be -BORING-. Each of the players so far has gotten like, a 5-10 minute meeting with the DMs, then back to the table to sit and.....not really do anything until everyone is done. Other than the little filler with the guards this has probably been an hour and a half of thumb twiddling.

By this point not only would my table all be shouting at Discord to shut up and actually RUN A GAME, I would have probably gone of on a rant by now.

"Oh my god will you shut up already! Take your power trip and put it back into your obvious self insert poorly made OCs pants, Coldsteel the Hedgehog. Jesus christ we're not playing Metal Gear, we don't need two hours of cutscenes before the game starts!"
Needling Haystacks 4th Sep 2018, 10:41 AM edit delete reply
ThatGuest: This reminds me of a fanfic I read where Celestia laid a geas on someone. I was thinking the obvious solution is to make it your life's goal to remove it to the exclusion of all else. Since Celestia doesn't want ponies to be miserable she'd then remove it voluntarily.

Sometimes to win you gotta lose, I suppose would be a succinct way of putting this sort of strategy.
mystic seer 4th Sep 2018, 7:12 AM edit delete reply
Except Rainbow attacked him before and that did zip. Personally, I think the Guest Gm made him invernible but weak to the Elements of harmony so