Page 566 - Chrono Chrys, Part 1

10th Mar 2015, 6:00 AM
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Chrono Chrys, Part 1
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Newbiespud 10th Mar 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Daylight Savings Time has started, which means the site's back in the PDT timezone and the comic updates an hour later for everyone else.

So. The mini-arc. Nine double-length pages coming at you using the first arc of the official comic series instead of official show screencaps as the source material.

I have a lot of anxieties about this temporary changeup, not the least of which being that this feels more like plagiarism than ever. With the show, there are many dozens of people involved with the writing and animation. But with the comics, putting aside bureaucratic oversight, there's like five. I'm overwriting Katie Cook's script. I'm covering up Andy Price's art and Heather Breckel's colors with extra text boxes. When it's that personal, and I like their content so much, I can't help but feel a little guilty.

Ultimately, what pushes me through that is my lengthy experience with remix culture, of which this is merely another part. All I can hope is to live up to the source as best I can, by doing a decent job putting a spin on things that you guys enjoy.

So. This mini-arc. Hope you like it.

One last thing: If you missed the late-uploaded Fallout is Dragons over the weekend, here it is.
Session 39 - Fire Gecko Cave: Libsyn YouTube

73 Comments:

Raxon 10th Mar 2015, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Doppelgangers, mimics, clones, evil twins, and all the others! Tell a story about people being replaced!
Digo 10th Mar 2015, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
In a pony game, one of our teammates was replaced by a skilled changeling. The changeling's plan was to disrupt peace talks between Equestria and a group of changelings seeking armistice. Princess Luna was expected to show up to this event, so it was high-profile.

We managed to figure out the plot, but the hilarious part was how we uncovered the changelings. One of the PCs has a habit of running head-first into traps and was about to spring the trap that was intended for Luna. The changeling raced in to stop him from ruining the plans and thus we wondered how our faux-friend knew the trap was there to begin with. Oops! XD
Specter 10th Mar 2015, 9:19 AM edit delete reply
Specter
I had been replaced once. My humble changeling bard was replaced by another changeling from another hive. Their attempt at infiltrating the group was pretty much a success... minus everything they did contradicted what my bard would have done.

As it turned out, the class the other changeling had was barbarian, and they didn't have diplomacy or magic or a very timid personality. There "Pony form" wasn't even close to what my changeling had... but the group thought they got an "upgraded model", since they knew I was a changeling, and they decided to take my place while I was away on... a retraining exercise period with the rest of my hive.

They finally figured out that the other changeling wasn't on their side, five sessions later. It didn't happen when he argued with the group's leader, not when he nearly killed a whole allied fort with a poisoned brew, nor when he TRIED TO ASSASSINATE PRINCESS CADANCE... but when he tried to hit on a bar pony for some free love.

They knew that my hive never did this (they had my journal full of all of my hives ways and rules and stuff... it sounded like a good idea at the time), and they finally arrested him. Our GM was baffled, that's what I'm going to say for their reaction.
Digo 11th Mar 2015, 5:38 AM edit delete reply
The fact it took FIVE sessions and what tipped them off was the minor little event... wow. That's pretty bad. XD
Specter 11th Mar 2015, 9:16 PM edit delete reply
Specter
It's only ever the minor details that players see through and GM's are oblivious to (I am of no exception, it happens to me all the time).

It's so weird.
Freelance 10th Mar 2015, 11:37 AM edit delete reply
Man, this goes WAY back to my first character the ranger. This one time, we faced against githyanki, and the one I faced rolled a nat 20 on its first attack. With its silver sword. Tha