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Newbiespud 7th Jan 2014, 6:00 AM edit delete
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It was on around the second draft of this page that I caught myself thinking, "Since when is this comic an examination of the role of randomness and improvisation in the hands of the tabletop dungeonmaster?"

And the immediate answer was, "Since Pinkie Pie."

64 Comments:

Zuche 7th Jan 2014, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
Oh, this should be fun. It's a good thing Pinkie's not the sort that would base every bunny on Angel. Or Bun-Bun. Or that one featured in that King Arthur film by an obscure British comedy troupe.

No, she's more the type that would base them all on Harvey... and I don't mean the Donnie Darko version.
Digo 7th Jan 2014, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
I've commonly heard the Monty Python rabbit to be called a "Vorpal Bunny". Also, the rabbit costumed character in Donnie Darko is "Frank". :)

Zuche 7th Jan 2014, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for the correction, Digo.
NR 7th Jan 2014, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
So... The rabbits are actually pookas?
Zuche 7th Jan 2014, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
...Now that has possibilities.
Dugong 7th Jan 2014, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
Horde of stampeding bunnies would be ideal for a few fireballs! As an Australian I can say that encounter would be an exterminatus.

Story time! What was the most unusual encounter you had?

For me it was on April the first when the DM found a set of April fools rules which included anthro cat girls, Bikini armor, fighter girl (the less armor she wore, the bigger benefits she got such as damage reduction and resistance to elements ... somehow) and of course 'A perfectly ordinary bunny rabbit', where you had to roll to see if the rabbit was indeed, a perfectly normal bunny rabbit, or the viscious CR 13 rabbit from monty python. That thing had a very damgerous crit!!
Digo 7th Jan 2014, 6:27 AM edit delete reply
Anthro catgirls are a cool encounter. :3
The idea of less armor/clothing providing more defense benefit sounds a lot like the "bullet-proof nudity" joke rules in GURPS. I guess the creators watched lots of Anime too.

As a GM, the most unusual encounter I threw at the players was in D&D: A unicorn mad scientist with a baby dragon assistant (Based off Rarity and Spike, yes, but the PCs never got the reference until I told them afterwards). The experiment the unicorn was doing was giving intelligence to forest animals and using them to rob jewlery and money from passing traders. For fun, these animals had an INT around 8 and thus qualified for levels in classes. There was a snake with rogue levels (and a poisonous sneak attack!) a deer-fighter with power attack, and a bunch others. My favorite was the Bear-monk. The monk class may not be very strong, but a bear with a "Flurry-of-Paws" who could jumpkick you through walls was awesome purely on style points.

The PCs won the fight, but fighting such odd and non-standard opponents made them think a bit. Was fun for all.
terrycloth 7th Jan 2014, 11:43 AM edit delete reply
That sort of reminds me of the horde o