Page 20 - Magic Meets Fashion

22nd Sep 2011, 6:00 AM
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Magic Meets Fashion
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Newbiespud 22nd Sep 2011, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Another double-length comic, celebrating 10 * 2.

Stories-in-the-comments time! In today's comic, the DM is playing up a romance between Spike and Rarity, an NPC and a PC. If you like, tell a story about an in-character romance and how it played out (or where it ended horribly, if applicable).

41 Comments:

Anon 22nd Sep 2011, 6:53 AM edit delete reply
Twilight's making the right call here on just ignoring Spike/DM.
Anonymous 22nd Sep 2011, 7:23 AM edit delete reply
Once we all had to climb a ladder that we had to jump across a row of spikes to latch on to. My impatient friend jumped right on my back after I got on and the gay jokes just started everywhere across the table.In the end my cleric passed his religion check for "Shunning away these new found feelings" and he failed his endurance for...well...just take a wild guess.

Honestly it would have been awkward or odd, but we all took it as a joke, and staying (Only slightly) mature about it made it worth it in the end.
Guest 22nd Sep 2011, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
My gaming group seems to mostly avoid role-playing relationships, but one incident springs to mind. We had a long-running campaign where a particular recurring NPC sorcerer was described as "the sexiest man alive" and was very promiscuous. Female members of our party had to make periodic will saves (or intervention by a more resilient friend) to avoid becoming besotted with him. It became a bit of a meme with the group.
Fifteen or so levels later, it was discovered that my (male) bard had developed a HIGHER charisma stat than him. So the next time I met the sorcerer... I seduced him. After some tittering from the group and my loudly and hastily clarifying my IRL heterosexuality vs. what my character was doing, the rest of the party had to agree that the narcissistic sex gods would be perfectly compatible.
Some implied sex occurred and we agreed never to speak of it again.
Anon 22nd Sep 2011, 9:46 AM edit delete reply
I sometimes play as a female character just because noone in our team does. Once I played as a young doctoress (in a sci-fi setting), and the mafia-godfather guy (also a PC) started romancing me (lol). After a few adventures, we got married and since then, the two characters sometimes appear as NPC-s.
Hoshi 22nd Sep 2011, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
My friend and I play a 4th ed campaign where he's a Fighter and I'm a Warlord. Both are dragonborn. She split a man's head wide open (crit =D) with her great axe and he bought her a drink that night. They're slowly becoming a battle couple.
Guest 22nd Sep 2011, 2:05 PM edit delete reply
Way back around the end of 3.5, I once had a character get involved in a "I'll give you whatever you want" test by a god, against his will (giant flaming eyes and promises of power do not scream "good"). In the contest, he joined up with the rest of the party, and saved one member from a Succubus' draining kiss. She fled, but he failed his save against suggestion to accept another kiss. I roleplayed this so that he was heavily attracted to her for the rest of the day, and since he hadn't asked the god for anything specific, he decided to ask about getting to know that succubus. She became an NPC, turned into a human Warlock (deriving her power from her own old demon-self), and joined the group just so she could get revenge against the deity. The suggestion then wore off, and awkwardness and much teasing commenced for the rest of the campaign about the ex-Succubus NPC and my char. :P
MintJelly 22nd Sep 2011, 5:23 PM edit delete reply
My DnD group has a guy who always plays a bard named Locke, and he is always a pretty boy. Every single time we go into anywhere he always asks about the women in the town and every time we wind in an inn or tavern he always tries to hit on random NPCs, and not just random ones either, he tried to get with the two females (Can't remember their names) who you work with in Ravenloft.

Sometimes it gets quite annoying, so to punish him our DM had him chased around town by an ugly half-orc woman who fell madly in love with his character...

although one time our DM let him reverse a seduction by nymphs and seduce them
Ekevoo 22nd Sep 2011, 5:52 PM edit delete reply
My favorite pony is Spike! =)
epic pony 24th Sep 2011, 3:22 AM edit delete reply
magneto is my favourite pony
noname 26th Sep 2011, 11:09 PM edit delete reply
My favorite pony is Freddy Krueger! :P
Colin 13th Oct 2013, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
Magneto vs The Doctor. (Doesn't matter which incarnation.) MAKE IT SO
kriss 22nd Sep 2011, 7:36 PM edit delete reply
Our current 4E game has a Fey Warlock who, after helping save a town from a vampire, went up to a room with three ladies. He was quite in a hurry to leave the next morning....just like every other small village we visit.
ProfPyro 23rd Sep 2011, 11:18 PM edit delete reply
The last 3.5 game I played we had to get the necklace from a wealthy daughter (whose father was a pretty high level Blackguard) We infiltrated their social gathering and I had to make a balance check to navigate the dance floor. I rolled a 1 and faceplanted into her cleavage.
ProfPyro 23rd Sep 2011, 11:31 PM edit delete reply
The father was "impressed with my boldness" and had me dance with her. She invited me inside and next thing I know, she's removing patches of my skin. The party rescued me and killed her in the process but I decided to try and have her raised from the dead so I could redeem her. We spent the next sessions dragging around a corpse.
Spectrum Speed 23rd Sep 2011, 11:34 PM edit delete reply
I just finished the first 20. I hope you keep this up; I wanna read the entire first season this way :D
Guest 23rd Sep 2011, 11:36 PM edit delete reply
Awesome comic so far, I just have one question: Why is Rarity evil aligned?
kingkirby 24th Sep 2011, 12:40 AM edit delete reply
As my DM is relatively new to doing his job (DMed his first campaign almost exactly a year ago, only lasted a short amount of time because no one but me was actually interested in playing by november) and as pretty much everyone in our group is a straight guy, we've never actually run into serious romances between characters. Though, in that first campaign, one of my friends played an extraordinarily promiscuous bisexual female knight. Good times.
EricaC78 24th Sep 2011, 12:56 AM edit delete reply
We had a player who loved Captain Kirk from Star Trek. We had a DM who just loved Star Trek, and created a pirate crew lead by a Captain Kirk.

You can probably guess what happened.
noname 29th Sep 2011, 1:17 AM edit delete reply
He was betrayed by Khan?
Linknl 24th Sep 2011, 1:03 AM edit delete reply
Wow...awesome
Thought i had found it while reading Darths and Droids..then i find this..the same..but then in MLP style...wow..just WOOOW

And..classic rules of RP...wicked ;-)
Megan 24th Sep 2011, 7:19 AM edit delete reply
One of the NPCs that our party interacts with frequently has a shared backstory with our Shifter Druid. They're from the same tribe, and have a somewhat friendly/casually sexual history. Said NPC has also been tainted by a force related to the overarching plot of the campaign. This has led to numerous jokes about "exploring the taint more thoroughly".
Lugbzurg 25th Sep 2011, 8:33 PM edit delete reply
I started to wonder why it's called "Carousel Boutique". I mean, I get the joke, but, does it make sense here? I mean, what does an Equestrian Merry-go-Round even look like? What's it got on it? Humans?
Maklak 12th Nov 2011, 7:39 PM edit delete reply
AFAIK there is a 'Carousel Boutique' building sold by Hasbro. They wanted that in the show. Rarity was supposed to run it, and make make bridles, saddles and other stuff. It looked to freaky and kinky, so they changed that to Rarity being a tailor. Carousel Boutique became round, but not actual carousel. In "Art of the dress" there is a short part, where eqiuqines are "dancing" around Rarity, like they were a carousel. Equiquines (or whatever horse manequines are called) in Rarity's shop look like a remnant from when she was supposed to have a carousel.
Nezumi 23rd Feb 2012, 11:51 AM edit delete reply
If you look, there actually is a carousel (presumably non-functional) on the roof of her boutique.
Grrys 19th Oct 2011, 10:01 PM edit delete reply
I've got a couple of players (Both good friends of mine) that continually try to get the other pregnant. Needless to say that would put the female member (Played by a male) out of commission for almost a year (The official party leader is my paladin that stays at the base because he's the only LG member), so the rest of the party always comes up with some way to abort the pregnancy before it would even show signs.

Ironically, the character that keeps getting pregnant is a pony.
Anvildude 14th Nov 2011, 7:57 PM edit delete reply
Yeah. Current Pathfinder campaign, and my Gnome is always the butt of jokes. Cue other player's first character getting killed, and him rolling up a female gnome. I decide "What the heck" and start blatantly coming on to her. A few rolls later, and they end up a couple, to the amusement of all. Now we plot to take over the world in our steam-powered spider tank.
TechUnadept 10th Nov 2013, 2:56 AM edit delete reply
OF COURSE!!!
EveryZig 23rd Nov 2011, 11:14 PM edit delete reply
In my current ADnD campaign, our half-orc cleric once went to a bar seeking to pick up girls. Despite his 4 charisma, a natural 20 combined with several other very high rolls caused him to fall in mutual love at first sight with a half-orc monk (with 12 charisma, which is the highest possible for an ADnD half-orc). Of course, we later found out that she was a member of the rival group of NPC adventurers (to be fair, the DM rolled for it), but they are still in their relationship. Everyone was greatly amused.
Anonymous 11th Dec 2011, 12:28 AM edit delete reply
In 3.5 my rogue was once charmed during a boss fight by a giant underground tree. On my turn after failing my save to resist, I offhandedly comment, "I look lovingly at the tree."
The DM ran with it and for the duration of the charm (which ended up being the whole fight) I was fornicating with the tree. The party had to knock me out. I never lived that down.
TheNabeshin 14th Mar 2012, 4:00 PM edit delete reply
I made a 4.0 character for LFR based on (or rather a carbon copy) the character Cat from the Brit-comedy show Red Dwarf. If you don't know of him, the basics for his story is he's evolved from a stow-away pregnant cat on a space ship that's been drifting for more than a few hundred millenia. He's very suave and more than a bit concurred in his appearance and tastes in flashy fashion, and very quick-witted. I made him a razorclaw shifter bard for the game.

Anyways, in one of the modules, it has your group in an arena fight, with a gorgeous, leather-clad, near dominatrix-style woman overseeing the fights. Cat, seeing this smoking hot babe, just can't contain himself and 'nobly' pledges his victory to her to try and impress her (despite being fairly inept in combat). After the party wins, and the woman comes to reward them for their victory, Cat does what Cat does best, and tries to woo her.

Now, I've played this module before with another character, and know what's going to happen in the normal story, but as a role-player, I can't pass up this hilarious opportunity!

The woman is actually a follower of the lord of the castle, who happens to be a vampire. I make what I think is a decent skill roll, and the woman grins coyly and pulls me further into the castle for some 'alone time'. Cat thinks he's gonna score, but really, she brings him down to the dungeons to be a tasty snack for the vampire lord! If it weren't for my fellow elf ranger with a crazy high passive insight and his lawful good nature to tail us for my safety, Cat would be a shriveled piece of jerky!
Trae 9th May 2012, 4:20 AM edit delete reply
During my first D&D campaign (mostly general 3.5 but with touches of Dragonlance), my character was a fighter/sorc/platinum knight with a draconic bloodline. He got together with the DMPC draconian bard/druid/master of many forms. They could change into quite a number of different things between each other with the right spells and abilities.
Lady Chaomii 30th Jun 2012, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
Oh wow, where do I even begin? There's Applejack x Snowflake, our party's token Battle Couple.

Scarlet x Noire, Scarlet is an GMPC, she's also a dragon in pony form (Long story)

There are also a few ships that haven't come into full bloom yet; Brightshield x Big Macintosh, Twilight x Kimono and Gilda x White Zero.

(If you're wondering why so many characters, we run 2 games, one using 3.5 rules, the other uses Pathfinder)

It never gets awkward, even when they stay in character. Though we do our game online, so it's probably a little different. In fact it gives the game a lighter mood, given that the group has such a strong bond with it's fellow party members.
Sewicked 7th Aug 2012, 2:19 PM edit delete reply
The GM of our old Shadowrun campaign rolled for 'how close' the relationship with contacts was and how important that contact was within his or her social strata. Which is how my fence character ended up dating the son of the oyabun of Seattle. When the game ended, he managed to get the oyabun's permission to marry my character.
Valron 10th Oct 2012, 12:58 AM edit delete reply
In my Legend of the 5 Rings game, my character and a friend's character were seduced and subsequently banged by a pair of centuries-old, anthropomorphic, fox spirits. The game is on going, so no one knows where our relationship might go, but it is completely possible that my character will marry this ancient spirit and have children with her, as this is possible in the game and has happened several times in the mythos. The only reason my character let himself be seduced? (it was a little out of character, as he recently became a widower) To provide the perfect backstory for my next character with this GM, who will be the child of the fox spirit and my current character!
Tatsurou 23rd Jan 2013, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
I once rolled up a bard character where I put all my points into charisma. (I may have told this story elsewhere.)
The final boss of the first round of that campaign turned out to be an alluring demoness. I managed to seduce her, woo her, and a few stamina and will saves later, she became my characters fiance and I got crazy stat boosts, plus the ability to summon her in battle. Also, convinced her not to take over the world and plunging it into eternal hellfire with the simple expedient of my character not being fireproof.
Aleph 2nd Feb 2013, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
So I once was RPing in a Star Wars setting as a Togruta who had been badly scarred in an accident.

So upon arrival at the Jedi temple, (this was a play by post) she met this guy, a Gray Jedi apprentice (also a PC) who had been stripped of the Force for sticking his LAST girlfriend's mind in a machine to save her from dying (my character still doesn't know this.) They hit it off, and when she saved him from drowning, a Force bond was created.

Shortly after that he brought a Sith Lord back to the Jedi secret base (on accident.) He got kicked out of the Suns of the Force (a splinter faction of Gray Jedi) for that and went to live on Kashyyk.

She still misses him though. I'll let you know how it all turns out.
Esle Ynopemos 6th Mar 2013, 1:42 AM edit delete reply
I was running a game in which the party was running away from the Big Bad when they ran into a bear. The resident meatshield, who of course had crap for charisma, attempted an animal empathy check mostly as a lark. He rolled a natural 20, and then rolled a second natural 20 on it.

The bear fell madly in love with him, and valiantly gave its life so that its one true love could escape.
Kara Cheneoa 23rd Jul 2013, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
AWESOME!!!!!
Candlewick 3rd Jan 2015, 4:00 PM edit delete reply
Is Rarity going to become the dungeon master's girlfriend?
The trope kind, not literally.
Greycat 7th May 2015, 6:19 PM edit delete reply
Well... My best friend played a long time and close female friend of my character in an RP we did. And after being kidnapped and put in a very gripping situation they kinda did the 'don't want to die virgin's' thing. For kicks we decided to roll for stuff... Long story short? Seven months later they were the proud parents of triplets.
Xanders 10th Aug 2017, 1:55 AM edit delete reply
This is dead, is it not?