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Newbiespud 7th Mar 2020, 5:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Author: GreatDinn

Guest Author's Note: "This situation is why I try to minimize leaving the players alone when my groups take breaks.

They plan things."

21 Comments:

Cygnia 7th Mar 2020, 5:29 AM edit delete reply
And now we see if Sunset really wants help for her group -- or a captive audience.
Malroth 7th Mar 2020, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
Malroth
Or if she even knows what she wants, lack of DM direction is a terrible thing for a newbie to be stuck with.
albedoequals1 7th Mar 2020, 8:16 AM edit delete reply
albedoequals1
The last frame looks like she's giving herself a silent pep talk. I'm guessing this is one of those generate-50-new-pages-of-notes-on-the-spot surprises :p
Wulfraed 7th Mar 2020, 8:49 AM edit delete reply
Think she's beating her head on the door...
beehaw 7th Mar 2020, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
campaigns Twilight has at least participated in derailing: 3 as far as I can remember (unless we're counting the Last Roundup)
BackSet 8th Mar 2020, 4:49 AM edit delete reply
And then there's the time she derailed the campaign without even being in the same room:

http://friendshipisdragons.thecomicseries.com/comics/288

(Well, not really)
Digo Dragon 7th Mar 2020, 11:57 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Wait. Wait wait wait... Wait.

Your group does WHAT now?
ZhonLord 7th Mar 2020, 12:47 PM edit delete reply
He's bluffing. He has to be!
Kaze Koichi 7th Mar 2020, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
>They plan things.

And this is bad because...
Malroth 7th Mar 2020, 1:20 PM edit delete reply
Malroth
New DM focused on recreating a story she helped main GM work on. In this case Sunset shimmer being the person to pull the elements of harmony together even if she has to play the main character herself.
GD 7th Mar 2020, 3:08 PM edit delete reply
I was mostly making a joke about how without planning, players find fantastic and exciting new ways to derail the GM's thought process. Give them time to plan something? You have no hope.
Robin Bobcat 7th Mar 2020, 10:06 PM edit delete reply
This ties into one of my headcanons for Equestria - their writing systems.

We've seen the ponies use three types of writing. First is the fancy unicorns and horseshoes and stars - they dropped that after a couple episodes. Second is the almost-but-not-quite-English block printing, with big wide strokes. Third is... whatever Twily has got going on there.

BUT! They're all three in use by the ponies, with each pony tribe making their own!

The Unicorns, with their access to fine motor control via magic, created a writing system that used complex glyphs. Think Mayan writing, with each word being a little picture, but we just don't see the writing up close to see the little detail bits.

The Earth ponies went for something practical and sturdy. A nice alphabet with broad heavy strokes, based on spreading pigment with a hoof.

The Pegasi don't have as much interest in writing things down, but they DO have the advantage of long lines of sight while flying. Being able to communicate over long distances is very good when you're coordinating large weather patterns and the like. So their writing system is a cursive, for use with their flight contrails!

So Twily's signature - which would normally just be a quick doodle of her cutie mark - is the cursive form of 'Twilight Sparkle', which she doesn't write often, and certainly not with the weird finger-things.
anon 8th Mar 2020, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
It seems like I've heard something akin to this before. only violation I can think of was in season 1 when they had full English in swarm of the century.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hzWGTJDqM7Q/WDkSTWhp7DI/AAAAAAABvSI/JuoI7NAqHaoyB3DYTgPVR44ZbPMxkRphwCLcB/s640/Capture.PNG
Guest 9th Mar 2020, 9:35 AM edit delete reply
That is plot relevant text so it probably got "translated" to something in the readers can understand
Dakkath 7th Mar 2020, 10:55 PM edit delete reply
>They PLAN things

Oh do we ever. In the 5e homebrew campaign I'm in, half the party is actively trying to figure out how to get the crown prince of the empire to hook up with his foxfolk head guard.
CrowMagnon 8th Mar 2020, 10:01 AM edit delete reply
I might be wrong, but I read this as a case of "You were supposed to encourage one of THEM to take the initiative, not take over as the main character!"
BackSet 8th Mar 2020, 2:01 PM edit delete reply
I mean, to be fair, they did take initiative. It just so happens that that initiative was nominating Twilight to be the focal point of their hair-brained scheme.
CrowMagnon 9th Mar 2020, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
You and I know that, but to Sunset!DM it can look like Twilight is shoehorning her own character into the spotlight.
BackSet 9th Mar 2020, 3:09 PM edit delete reply
I suppose there'll be some explaining that'll have to be done, then. Assuming the wacky misunderstanding doesn't lead to angst.
Yarok Garbage Plate 8th Mar 2020, 3:56 PM edit delete reply
My DM once left us alone for 2 hours because of a minor emergency, and out group got increasingly unhinged, talking about some plan to take over the world by abusing the "Chicken Infested" curse. By the time he came back we were laughing too hard and could barely explain why.

He must have thought we'd gone crazy.
aylatrigger 9th Mar 2020, 10:50 PM edit delete reply
I see you are a fan of the classics.