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25th Jul 2013, 6:00 AM
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Newbiespud 25th Jul 2013, 6:00 AM edit delete
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After doing the whole "THIIIIS IS RANTING" schtick on Page 310, a mostly dialogue-less page down the line is probably just what the doctor ordered.

I deliberately didn't leave an Author's Note on Page 310 because, well, I couldn't think of anything to follow it up that wouldn't diminish the punchline. But writing it was actually an interesting process.

That joke, that punchline - the reversal of the whining scene - was planned pretty much since... probably as far back as the beginning of Dragonshy. But when the time came to write the script for that page, I realized I didn't know what the rant would actually contain. It needed to be a real rant. It needed to make sense, even if only its own twisted kind of sense. And while I don't like ranting about ponies if I can avoid it, I think it made the punchline even stronger than I had initially imagined.

38 Comments:

Digo 25th Jul 2013, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
So Pinkie, what is the ride check DC for the druid?
Zuche 25th Jul 2013, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
There isn't one in 4E. I don't know if 3E lets you make ride checks if your mount is the same size as you.

And it looks like I might have to brush up on my 3.5 knowledge again, because WotC has given people the option to play their next launch weekend event, Murder in Baldur's Gate with 3.5 rules (as well as 4E or as a Next playtest).