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28th Nov 2020, 6:00 AM in A Canterlot Wedding, Part 2
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Newbiespud 28th Nov 2020, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
When everyone brings a unique toolset to deal with a wide variety of problems, sometimes it's courteous to save your idea and let someone else go ahead with theirs so they can stay engaged and have fun. Unless that idea has a 15:1 ratio of problems caused for the party to problems solved. Then it might be time to step in.

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13 Comments:

dziadek1990 28th Nov 2020, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
Insert Rarity's "MINE!!!" here.
Balrighty 28th Nov 2020, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
My first thought was of a whole bunch of "Mine!"s.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2jj55GA9Lbo
DM's Choice 30th Nov 2020, 1:35 AM edit delete reply
Or this one
https://youtu.be/LTLZ5LTix3Q
Stephen Gilberg 28th Nov 2020, 9:26 AM edit delete reply
Stephen Gilberg
I simply thought of the want-it-need-it spell.
tolich 30th Nov 2020, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
tolich
What kind of people are shouting "Mine" in the mine?
Jannard 28th Nov 2020, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
Also, keep an eye on people who think everyone else's ideas are bad, and try to remind them to let others have their time in the spotlight, even if it's less efficient (as long as it's not unbearably dumb, as our good author reminds us). Doubly so if you catch yourself being the one who does that.
Borg 28th Nov 2020, 9:48 AM edit delete reply
The rest of my party's ideas are bad.

But so are mine.

Sometimes I don't know why we bother planning at all.
Wulfraed 28th Nov 2020, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
For some silly reason I want to replace that "I want it" with "My Precious!"
Gollum 28th Nov 2020, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
My treasure! They want it! But is all mine, not of them! Smeagol knows it, master is evil for trying to get it
Winged Cat 28th Nov 2020, 11:40 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Eheh...referencing Shadowtrot, or a different 15:1?
Kyman201 29th Nov 2020, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
So, on the topic of Crazy Solutions to plans... Well, some people I know have learned enough history to the point that they:

1. Don't actually PLAN for a specific solution to any puzzles, they just put a Situation in front of the players and go "What do you do?"

2. They do NOT dismiss any plans out of hand for being 'Too Silly'

And one of the cited reasons is the historical Siege of Detroit in the War of 1812. For those unfamiliar, here's the basics:

A British force led by Major General Isaac Brock was allied with a Native American coalition under the Shawnee leader, Tecumseh. Between the two of them, they didn't have NEARLY enough troops to take the fort of Detroit.

However, Tecumseh said "Watch this". He then found a break in the trees that were visible from the fort, and took his troops. He then had his troops march conspicuously from one side of the break to the other, and then loop back around to rejoin the march. He had them do this for hours.

Meanwhile, within the fort, the forces led by Brigadier General William Hull saw what looked like a line of Native warriors marching for hours, and surrendered because they felt they didn't have enough troops to match such a massive force.

Which sounds like a plan put in a "Media Screencaps as a Tabletop Game" as a joke where the punchline is "Literally nobody is dumb enough to fall for that"
Red Rook 30th Nov 2020, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
All caught up! Looking forward to future comics :)
Georg Felis 20th Dec 2020, 6:04 PM edit delete reply
Cadence: Weren't those your friends from school?
Twilight: More like associates. Now, I've got a whole sheet full of battle magic memorized and noplace to use it. Shall we go to the wedding?
Cadence: Just as long as you don't fry Shining Armor.
Twilight: Meh, he's always known enough to duck.