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26th May 2020, 6:00 AM in A Canterlot Wedding, Part 1
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Author Notes:

Newbiespud 26th May 2020, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Boy, it's tough to find images of background ponies being sad on or near a train...

Anyway, we've got another session of D&D recorded! This one, uh, raised the stakes a bit.
Spudventures - The Forgotten Ones, Session 18 - Along Came a Drider: Podcast | Video

13 Comments:

FanOfMostEverything 26th May 2020, 6:03 AM edit delete reply
Huh. I'd never noticed how the train in that timeline was just as grim as the de-gingerbreaded Sugarcube Corner.
Matiekay_13 26th May 2020, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
Matiekay_13
With that light guard, even the train itself looks sad ☹️
BackSet 26th May 2020, 7:02 AM edit delete reply
I think Spud might be the only person to have ever said the first line of the author's note.
Anvildude 26th May 2020, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
I tried once.

A Steampunk homebrew game I was running, the players were caravan guards in a wasteland, and were attacked by flesh-constructs.

They tracked the constructs back to their base, and found a mad scientist with a cave full of supplies, experimenting on bodies.

After they killed the Mad Scientist and his minions and _thoroughly_ ransacked the place, they found a secret chamber behind his workshop, with the preserved bodies of a woman and child.

They were the Scientists wife and child (don't remember the gender anymore) who had died, and there were notes and things following the guy's descent into madness trying to figure out how to restore life to the dead, but the players just saw the bodies and were like, "Huh, weird", closed the door, and ignored it.

I actually tried to re-hash that for a DnD or Pathfinder campaign, I think, with a graveyard, zombies, and a necromancer taking the place of the mad scientist. It had pretty much the same reaction from the players.
BackSet 26th May 2020, 4:47 PM edit delete reply
You appear to have replied to the wrong comment.
Joe the Rat 27th May 2020, 5:47 AM edit delete reply
Ironically, this was part of a *PC's* backstory. A Gnome "Physicker" and part-time magic-dabbler who's daughter died in an accident, then went on a quest to figure out how to revive her.

In the process he became a mad scientest, sort-of revenant, and ended up accidentally reviving his daughter as the incarnation of a lich-queen's psyche due to his choice of replacement organs being the required vessel for 1/3 her essence.


Good times.
Story Time 26th May 2020, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
Any story the GM or DM try to guilt-trip someone?
dziadek1990 26th May 2020, 11:45 AM edit delete reply
Can't recall any at the moment.

The closest thing I remember was where I poorly improvised a response to a player's "let's avoid trouble" plan, and made the trouble find them anyways.

They made ME feel like a controlling jerk. :I
CliffRobotnik 30th May 2020, 5:09 AM edit delete reply
Back when I started DMing one of my (now best) Friends was DMing and got it in his head we had to feel "Loss" for the story to be good...

A emotion(among others)I play D&D explicitly to get AWAY from, and the other OCs weren't having any of it, so e all basically blew off all of his attempts at it, until the campaign basically exploded because he pushed it too far, even after every single player that's not where they wanted to go...

Also related was this town he kept herding our PCs towards, before taking our sheets and telling us to make new ones, which, after twice, we broke our ASSES never to go there, which contributed to the games death... Turns out he wanted to make all our PCs join some secret hero group, mix and match, and go off on missions with different combinations of our PCs... Most of which we've already given up on, or forgot how to play, by the third group.

So we had a gimmick no one liked, ran by a (good, but inexperienced) DM that thinks we have to FEEL BAD at some point to make the story good, with PCs who played to escape from bad feelings.

Not quite gulp tripping the PCs, but still intentionally making them feel bad.
Digo 26th May 2020, 9:35 AM edit delete reply
I noticed Applejack hadn't asked about her family yet. I'm character she would be looking for em, make sure they got out of the containment zone, right?
Winged Cat 26th May 2020, 10:43 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Unless she'd already done that, or maybe got them out herself while she was escaping.

Or perhaps was just that confident in their ability to survive in the face of Discord.
Greenhornet 26th May 2020, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
I may be misremembering, but wasn't Granny Smith TAP-DANCING all through that episode? MAYBE discord had intended to shake things up by making some ponies the OPPOSIT of what they were, making Granny young and athletic.
In that case, she's wearing an "old" disguise and learning dance-fighting.
Maybe.
Jennifer 27th May 2020, 7:57 PM edit delete reply
The Crusaders appear as flower girls during the wedding.