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Newbiespud 15th Jun 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
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Hey, we reached Page 1234! How about that?

In other news, hopefully despite the heat wave I've managed to edit and upload our latest Spudventure: The character-building session for a mini-campaign of Traveller (Mongoose Publishing 2e) run by Winged Cat! It's my first exposure to Traveller and I'm already enjoying myself!
Spudventures - Murder In Jumpspace, Session 0: Podcast | Video

11 Comments:

ANW 15th Jun 2019, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
I just realized something.
Cozy Glow is a mass murderer.
How many died due to being in the air?
Or in the middle of an operation with sharp tools floating in mid air?
THE OTHER GUEST 15th Jun 2019, 7:08 AM edit delete reply
I imagine the dissipation of magic would be a gradual thing. Flying would steadily become harder until you simply can't anymore. Levitation would be the same, so there would be time to set down delicate or sharp instruments and implements before doing so becomes inherently dangerous.

Though no less a crisis, considering that without magic Equestria's entire managed ecosystem would cease to function, the Sun and Moon would no longer rise and set, and their entire society would break down through regular citizens no longer being able to perform even basic tasks as they are used to.

Those are pretty Apocalyptic circumstances as far as Equestria goes, so if it's allowed to take its course it's actually a bit worse than probably what you were thinking originally.

OTOH, there's apparently still enough magic in the world for Neighsay to conjure a chain strong enough to contain at least the natural strength of a n Adolescent Yak for a considerable period of time, so things aren't Totally in crisis mode yet.
Borg 15th Jun 2019, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
The chain came from his EEA badge, though, and magical items were the last to fail. And it didn't seem like there was any warning before spells failed, so I'm sure there were some unlucky ponies who happened to be underneath something sharp or heavy when a telekinesis spell failed, and presumably those weren't the sole casualties of the loss of magic, though given how commonly telekinesis magic is used they might be the majority.

Back on the other hand, for some reason Rainbow Dash didn't lose the ability to fly at any point in the process, so apparently pegasi can fly without magic (even though we know they can't) and none of them would have fallen out of the sky.
Paradox 15th Jun 2019, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
I think it was said that the inherent magic in creatures would be the last to leave, and pegasus flight seems about as "inherent" as you could get
DigoDragon 15th Jun 2019, 1:31 PM edit delete reply
As I remember it, the pegasi didn't lose the ability to fly before they resolved the drain problem, so seems there wasn't a mass murdering situation from that.
T 18th Jun 2019, 8:19 AM edit delete reply
Don't forget cartoon physics. Being under a big rock might hurt but a few scenes in full body cast and you should be ok again.
Pegasus are resisten 15th Jun 2019, 1:16 PM edit delete reply
Pegasus resist everything, they resisted Tirek draining their magic and falling to the floor. Twilight resisted being hit in the head with many things when she was a unicorn and Rainbow Dash manage to not break her bones breaking the sound barrier.

We can guess that ponies have a high resistance.
Jennifer 15th Jun 2019, 2:30 PM edit delete reply
It's just a show, you should really just relax. ;)
Guest 15th Jun 2019, 5:54 PM edit delete reply
Don't you use your fancy MST3K references to muddy the issue!
Kaze Koichi 15th Jun 2019, 6:58 AM edit delete reply
"How do you intend to spread the word"?

DM clearly underestimates the power of school rumors.
Darkgloomie 17th Jun 2019, 4:23 AM edit delete reply
Except that Cozy Glow already owns the rumor mill.