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22nd Dec 2020, 6:00 AM in A Canterlot Wedding, Part 2
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Newbiespud 22nd Dec 2020, 6:00 AM edit delete
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Don't you hate it when your frenetic remix of an existing story creates additional plotholes?

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16 Comments:

FanOfMostEverything 22nd Dec 2020, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
I mean, when they suspect the bride of being up to something, why wouldn't they wear incredibly potent artifacts that are also tasteful jewelry at the wedding?

Mind you, I could definitely see Twilight needing to grab the big crown thingy. All part of the clever ruse to look extremely foolish during the accusation!

Yeah, having been on both sides of this DM/player interaction, I can imagine a lot of arguments for both sides, but it is best to just roll with it for the sake of drama.
GD 22nd Dec 2020, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
Since the rest were part of the bridal party, they'd have to deal with yet further objections from the bride, I think. Be sort of like if the bridesmaids all came in wielding fancy decorative swords. Cool, but maybe a little distracting from the main event.

(And without Twilight, who knows if they'd even work.)
aylatrigger 22nd Dec 2020, 11:34 AM edit delete reply
This was why when I was a powerful magic-item-maker based partially off Rarity, I made all the equipment invisible. No hassle with clashing with frilly costumes. ...So they just need invisible bags of holding.
Anvildude 22nd Dec 2020, 3:04 PM edit delete reply
I feel like this is one of those instances of "It makes perfect sense to non-Adventurers". Like how Guards don't have to be stronger than you to arrest you, because that's how LAW works. Or that a bridge being out means that all trade halts on that route, because normal people can't cross 40 feet of swift-flowing water with a caravan of goods. Or walls that are only 10 feet high, because they're not there to keep out what amounts to a Special Forces Commando squad that can FLY, they're for dealing with armies.

It makes perfect sense for a government to have a centralized, guarded location where they keep valuable and important artifacts. A vault that is difficult for most people to get into, so that Joe Shmo doesn't just waltz in and snag the crown jewels with a crowbar and a ski mask. Even if it gets broken into (and this is especially true when the thief is an Nth-dimensional god-being), that doesn't mean it's worthless for future protection.

But of course, in an Adventurer's world, if something fails once, it's never going to work again, and the safest place is on their persons.
Freelance 22nd Dec 2020, 6:48 AM edit delete reply
There's a trope for that!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AdaptationInducedPlotHole
Kaze Koichi 22nd Dec 2020, 11:37 PM edit delete reply
There is a special place in hell for those that link to this excuse for a wiki.
RuBoo 23rd Dec 2020, 6:52 AM edit delete reply
Hey, pal, just ‘cause you can’t Wiki Walk responsibly doesn’t mean TV Tropes is evil. At worst, it’s Chaotic Neutral. If you get sidetracked for longer than intended because your favorite pony is the most Badass Adorable critter on the planet, and suddenly...
...When did I get to Legacy Hero?
Solitary Performance 23rd Dec 2020, 6:41 PM edit delete reply
I mean, they have a trope for that too -- TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Life.
Jennifer 22nd Dec 2020, 7:22 AM edit delete reply
And of course they'll call foul when it turns out the dash through the streets was for nothing. I can just hear Dash's complaints now.

Which means I wonder if the end of this run will be changed up somehow.
Ransom4 22nd Dec 2020, 8:12 AM edit delete reply
Ransom4
I mean, the players themselves could have requested to have the elements themselves just in case before this all went down, and not left it up to the DM to decide where they’re being held.
Super Magical Objects 22nd Dec 2020, 12:51 PM edit delete reply
So... Where do you usually leave Super Magical Objects that can't be in the inventory? Do you go with them yourself? Do you leave them somewhere to be protected? Or something else?
Keybounce 25th Dec 2020, 8:53 PM edit delete reply
Pretty sure that the Overlords list pointed out that those sorts of items are best under your own personal care and watch, as there is no safer place to put something that can take you out than someplace that has to take you out first.

Right up there with "Send your army to fetch something completely unrelated, and put an ad in the paper to just buy the fancy jewelry from the previous owner".
Donner 23rd Dec 2020, 7:52 AM edit delete reply
Is this one of the times where someone places something in a secure location they'll absolutely remember, only to forget about where that was when the time comes to need it?
Teleport 23rd Dec 2020, 2:27 PM edit delete reply
I have to ask, why Twilight can't teleport while the rest of the party fight?
Digo Dragon 24th Dec 2020, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Maybe she didn't prepare that spell for the day?
Void Knight 27th Dec 2020, 7:29 PM edit delete reply
So... why exactly can't the Elements be "in inventory during a wedding"? A wedding is exactly the sort of formal occasion when I'd think you *would* wear the tasteful and incredibly important magic jewelry.