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27th Jul 2013, 6:00 AM
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Thick Scales
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Newbiespud 27th Jul 2013, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Tomorrow is the second year anniversary of Friendship is Dragons. Two years since this comic launched its first page. I'm not sure what to say that hasn't already been said at the 300th page. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do to celebrate. I might just relax and let it roll by.

But no matter what, it's been an amazing ride, and we're not done yet. Here's to another year of a webcomic about D&D and ponies.

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Raxon 27th Jul 2013, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Happy anniversary!

Tell a story about a time the DM meddled with something that belonged to your character without your knowledge!
Zakaz 27th Jul 2013, 6:27 AM edit delete reply
My DM likes to spring some nasty surprises on us. One time she decided to meddle around with my armour, and started making it heavier and heavier.

I did get back at her. We had a challenge where we had to balance some scale and I just chucked my armour on there.
Digo 27th Jul 2013, 7:25 AM edit delete reply
Me and the other GM in my group love using background stories to weave intricate plots for the players. I'm going to toot my own horn and say I tend to be better and keeping the spirit of the player's background when I meddle with them.

Story-wise, the other GM has always been "Hands off" with player familiars. And on that same token, players were too. XD Familairs tended to be regulated down to "that warm furry thing in the pocket that's giving the caster a bonus to something.

However, in the current game, since I have a medium-sized pony familiar who I gave an actual background with motives and I treat as my partner, the GM is breaking his usual stance and messing with her, making her do out-of-character things instead of letting me run her like other familiars.

No one touches my pony that way! :3
Raxon 27th Jul 2013, 9:06 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Digo: Now, Buttercup, for the court, would you please point out on the pony doll where the GM touched you?

Buttercup: *sobs*

Digo: It's alright, take your time.

Five minutes later...

Digo: Let it all out, it's gonna be okay.

Thirty minutes later...

Digo: Calm down, Buttercup. Everything's going to be alright.

Two hours later...

Digo: Please stop crying. Please.

Six hours later...

Digo: Please, tell me how I can help.

Buttercup holds up a hoof with a rock in it.

That, boys and girls, is how Digo snapped, and swore vengeance against stonekind, climbing a bell tower with a bow and several dozen pickaxes.
Digo 27th Jul 2013, 5:57 PM edit delete reply
Those rocks will never take Buttercup for granite ever again!
Zakaz 27th Jul 2013, 11:02 AM edit delete reply
My DM isn't that knowledgeable about familiars. She always treats them as if they're characters, and gives them their own backstories. One time, we were trapped in a cage with very small bars, so I had to use my Rabbit familiar and pray that it did what we needed.
Tatsurou 27th Jul 2013, 11:39 AM edit delete reply