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Newbiespud 9th Apr 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
For those asking about why we're glossing over the runaway scene... it's because it ends with the Mane Six saving the students. FiD canon is taking a slight swerve from show canon here.

Sure, it's possible that the players might come around to being teachers to spread the mission of friendship across the world... but that's a big commitment when your characters are technically in the second major arc of your campaign, especially to be thrust upon you without permission.

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dziadek1990 9th Apr 2019, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
School of Friendship and its four houses:
GimmeMoore
FlufflePuff
PurpleSmart
and uhh...
...
Blueblood?
ChaoticBrain 9th Apr 2019, 7:38 AM edit delete reply
"Sure, it's possible that [TWILIGHT] might come around to being [PRINCESS] of friendship across the world... but that's a big commitment when [TWILIGHT AND FRIENDS] are technically [NOT FORMALLY TRAINED IN RUNNING A COUNTRY], especially to be thrust upon you without permission."
Winged Cat 9th Apr 2019, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Nicely done.
Digo Dragon 9th Apr 2019, 7:49 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Having a side adventure that takes place in the future is tricky. If a GM wants this to be canon to the setting, there is an assumption that the original party survived adventuring from their historical point up to this future where they are involved in the adventure's setup. While the GM says they don't want to lock anyone to a specific fate, there are some pre-written assumptions needed for this set up to happen anyway; certain villains defeated, certain actions done, etc.

It's tricky and I've seen such adventure ideas fall off their rails and get abandoned when it does.
andreas002 9th Apr 2019, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
andreas002
It's probably best for side-adventures in the future to be just one of many possible futures. Player actions are nearly guaranteed to alter something in the past to change that future, ranging from small details to TPKs.
Digo Dragon 9th Apr 2019, 9:02 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Agreed, and if you start the side adventure with the expectations that it is not set in canon, it helps release some of the constraints that could doom it.
Winged Cat 9th Apr 2019, 10:36 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Does it count when those side adventures trip across time travel, so these side adventures actually did happen before the next campaign chapter in the past, potentially causing the circumstances leading up to those side adventures? (But only if the GM knows the players enough to know they will wind up setting something like this, even without railroading.)
Digo Dragon 9th Apr 2019, 11:39 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
If the Multi-verse theory is accepted as fact in your campaign, then it'll still leave room for accidents.
TheStratovarian 9th Apr 2019, 11:54 AM edit delete reply
TheStratovarian
Yeah, at level 1, could I have anticipated that stealing a book from an archmage would get me to being the dark lord of the sith's next apprentice for the forbidden library of doom.

I would have called you mad. Especially when said archmage would have been willing to use the soul trap bracelet as a means to keep the prospective apprentice alive going in to face a demonic (Former god of life) being.

Just as I doubt another player would be expecting their bard, to have gone oracle and be the leading cleric under the revived goddess of love.
GrayGriffin 9th Apr 2019, 7:10 PM edit delete reply
GrayGriffin
I mean, the whole tone of FiM is that the villains will be defeated eventually. Even the original plan for the first session was supposed to lead up to Nightmare Moon's final defeat.
Future 10th Apr 2019, 4:10 PM edit delete reply
What about using left-over characters or characters used in another game for the 'future setting'?
Balrighty 9th Apr 2019, 8:42 AM edit delete reply
Wouldn't that be "Shades of Neigh"? Or maybe "Shades of Hay"?

I'll see myself out.
Discord 9th Apr 2019, 9:01 AM edit delete reply
And I was getting the candy hook ready.
Winged Cat 9th Apr 2019, 10:38 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
No, the query was asking if Rainbow Dash's 6-shaded hair would become 50-shaded in her old age. Kind of like the legends of the kitsune, come to think of it.
Achtungnight 9th Apr 2019, 12:10 PM edit delete reply
Kitsune- I think it would be cool if elderly Pinkie Pie had eight extra tails.
FanOfMostEverything 9th Apr 2019, 1:21 PM edit delete reply
Going by Rainbow Power, Rarity's the one who gets extra tails. Pinkie may just get more mane volume as her power grows.
Dakkath 9th Apr 2019, 11:06 PM edit delete reply
Like a super saiyan?
Digo Dragon 10th Apr 2019, 5:45 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Or an 80s hair band.
Robin Bobcat 9th Apr 2019, 3:10 PM edit delete reply
That final panel - I always did like the scene with Twilight's hair blowing like that. Showed how much the animation quality had improved.
Specter 9th Apr 2019, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
Specter
*me thinking of past party members if their characters were teachers in an adventuring school*.

... *shudders*
Needling Haystacks 14th Apr 2019, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
Last line of panels don't have the usual colors. Was that intentional?

Heh, shades of gray. Not sure if intentional innuendo or not, which seems about in-character for Pinkie.
Cheerful_Dragon 14th Apr 2019, 11:52 AM edit delete reply
I'm realizing that you can't use any of the season 8 screencaps with Purple Wings. This has to make the professors/rescuing adults difficult.