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Newbiespud 13th Jun 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
There's such a thing as being too eager to follow the DM's bait...

The final part of our Fallout is Dragons mega-weekend goes up today!
Session 46 - The Curse of Cinders: Libsyn YouTube

Also, since I just remembered: No Episode 100 discussion on this page. At all. I'm behind on the show, but I check this multiple times a day. Don't ruin this for me.

48 Comments:

Raxon 13th Jun 2015, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
None at all? Okay. Tell a story about time skips!
Digo 13th Jun 2015, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
Like, any particular flavor of time skip? Time travel? Long skips of months at a time?

I had a discussion about a year-long time skip in the Fallout game I'm in. Was a bit amusing because some perceptive folks realized that doing that meant my character would likely be a father when we started up again. XD
Eyepoppee 13th Jun 2015, 8:43 AM edit delete reply
Well, this one time...


...and that's why we're not allowed to have pizza during sessions anymore.
Digo 13th Jun 2015, 10:37 AM edit delete reply
Pizza was one of our staples. I can't imagine not having it at an RP session. :)
Raxon 13th Jun 2015, 12:56 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
Would homemade chili and brownies be an acceptable substitute?
Digo 14th Jun 2015, 7:04 AM edit delete reply
I'm not big on brownies, but I do love me some chili. I think I can deal.
Bombom13 14th Jun 2015, 12:03 PM edit delete reply
So episode 100 starts off with...



... And that's how equestria was made.
Disloyal Subject 14th Jun 2015, 12:36 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
One time, when the game was delayed and rescheduled for two weeks running, the GM decided our characters had been sitting aboard our warship doing nothing much for two weeks.

It was painful when someone turned on the lights.
Jennifer 14th Jun 2015, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
I like that!
Somber Star 19th Jul 2015, 2:29 AM edit delete reply
Incidentally, I just ran into a rather epic one:

The nigh-invincible adventuring party of which my human Fighter was the tank had been tasked with settling an argument between a handful of teenage scions of recently-awakened ancient gods. We were level 5 at the time and this is a 5th-edition campaign. Two of the party members (mine and my rival's) had over 2k gold each from prior adventures and nothing really to spend it on. So I suggested starting businesses, and invested in near-complete ownership of a local tavern in the budding town. He invested in some kind of courier service.

A little combat and dialogue later, and the matter with the teen goddesses is resolved, in the midst of which our party Wood Elf Rogue (the courier service guy) inadvertently invents rap music. Almost immediately, yet *another* god reveals himself, this one the "God of Entertainment" modeled in behavior after Discord. After a bit of talking, he randomly challenges us to a fight, informing us that if we amuse him, he won't kill us for 400 years.

A short fight later, and we've managed to sufficiently amuse him, so he turns that 400-year offer into a promise and poofs. At this point, my character is laughing because 400 years is longer than he could ever hope to live. There is a moment of silence from the party chatter over the recent deific encounter when we open the doors to the cathedral we were fighting in to find that it was suddenly 390 years later. My character resumes laughing when he realizes that the business he has primary ownership of is still up and running. I still don't know how rich he is at this point, other than obscenely so. We hit level 6.
ANW 13th Jun 2015, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
Sat. Poll
Give your in game self a title.
Me:
aylatrigger 13th Jun 2015, 8:05 AM edit delete reply
...Which in game self? All of our characters? One of them? One pony character? A character based on ourselves?
ANW 13th Jun 2015, 10:13 AM edit delete reply
I meant to say for me
The Blind Elemental Mage
ANW 13th Jun 2015, 2:36 PM edit delete reply
My favorite title though is the one that my enemy use.
Oh-no, it's the!
aylatrigger 13th Jun 2015, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
...Which in game self? All of our characters? One of them? One pony character? A character based on ourselves?
ANW 13th Jun 2015, 10:14 AM edit delete reply
Yes
aylatrigger 13th Jun 2015, 12:14 PM edit delete reply
aylatrigger
...I have too many characters, so I will skip the first option.

Most recent character: Crafting Angel
Most recent pony character: The Orphan Archer
Character based off self: ... The Mathematician? The Renaissance Girl? I don't know...
Evilbob 13th Jun 2015, 1:16 PM edit delete reply
Evilbob
"The Pyro Doctor"

(I've been playing with different alternatives of the theme: "Doctor of Fire", "Pyromaniacal Doctor", etc... but this one seemed the most sweet and succint.)

Why? Don't ask. You don't want to know.
ANW 13th Jun 2015, 2:28 PM edit delete reply
Medic that uses fire.
Cleric that burns people.
White mage who is fire proof.
Tell me if I'm getting closer.
aylatrigger 13th Jun 2015, 3:02 PM edit delete reply
aylatrigger
Cleric to those who are made of fire?
Specter 13th Jun 2015, 4:03 PM edit delete reply
Specter
Silver Thorn; Fumble Master.

The only title I could get for rolling a nat. 1, for half of the entire campaign.
Big Lurker 13th Jun 2015, 4:28 PM edit delete reply
Considering in the campaign my group just started, my PC is a mute member of House Phiarlan (Eberron), I don't think I can avoid the 'Elven Mime' title...
Sliverbrony 14th Jun 2015, 1:12 AM edit delete reply
Well my unleashed PbP character goes by the title the bloodspiller
daftdeafdave 14th Jun 2015, 3:02 AM edit delete reply
daftdeafdave
My current changeling character is going by Jack the Incompetent.
Disloyal Subject 14th Jun 2015, 4:01 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Eh, why not, this seems pretty fun.
Most recent character: "Redeemer in Blood"
Last two: "The Docks' Knuckles," "Horizon's Murderer"
Disloyal Subject 17th Jun 2015, 7:39 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
"Redeemer in Blood" ain't gonna happen. Everyone made a Librarian for our Deathwatch game, so instead of my hyper-religious Brother-Codicier Nayh├║te of the Blood Jaguars, I'll be playing a Tactical Marine of the Ice Wraiths chapter. We'll see what titles he earns.
Winged Cat 14th Jun 2015, 10:41 AM edit delete reply
If we're going by PCs, for my most recently played PC as of this writing (last Friday's game), "Slayer of Buildings". It's a Fate game, and that's one of his Aspects.

Dresden Files setting. He's an earth mage who sometimes gets into fights in urban settings. Last session, he and a friend were taking a bounty on a "pothole ghost" (not quite, but close enough). At the end of the fight, the roads for a block around were smooth and even as if they had just been paved, a noticeable difference from their condition just beyond. All the buildings were chip and fracture free, too. Now imagine that power when he is not trying to specifically oppose a rock-destroying spirit, in places where no mortal will care if the building is no longer there (so long as it only collapses on non-mortals).
Toric 14th Jun 2015, 4:05 PM edit delete reply
My current cleric for a pirates campaign has a plethora of titles including "the somewhat impressive," "the averagely reliable," and most commonly "The MEH."
Raxon 14th Jun 2015, 6:04 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
... I choose to name myself 'splosion man.

Now, who wants to try some chili?
j-eagle12212012 13th Jun 2015, 6:53 AM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
So I can imagine Applejack's and Rainbow Dash's players with the same looks on there faces stareing at the DM and the DM throwing her hands up and going ugh fine 2 days pass lol
Digo 13th Jun 2015, 7:36 AM edit delete reply
I can see that too. :D
Zuche 13th Jun 2015, 7:27 AM edit delete reply
Thanks for the warning. My apologies again for the season two finale comments.
Tatsurou 13th Jun 2015, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
Tatsurou
I don't know how to do hyperlinks...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_2nJ6Vbu0g

But there's the url for the episode on Youtube.
Evilbob 13th Jun 2015, 1:18 PM edit delete reply
Evilbob
Since somebody recently spread the magic of information for me; here's the format:
[url=sample_hyperlink]Display_text[*/url]
(There is no * or ", which is infuriating. [i]Why would it not work with the "???).
Tatsurou 14th Jun 2015, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
ANW 13th Jun 2015, 2:31 PM edit delete reply
Hey, last panal. Mini-Twilight.
Disloyal Subject 14th Jun 2015, 4:04 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Nah, that's somepony else. Check her name; it might me Amethyst Star or Sea Swirl. I'm not awake enough to be sure, but it's probably Amethyst. (It's definitely not Sea Swirl, at least.)
DoubleCross 14th Jun 2015, 12:52 PM edit delete reply
Actually, you're wrong - that's definitely Sea Swirl. You can spot both Sea Swirl and Amethyst Star in the panel above - Sea Swirl is on the right next to the race track, and Amethyst is in the very back row above Race!Bonbon's head. Amethyst's palette is more magenta, and she has the same mane style as Lyra.
Disloyal Subject 17th Jun 2015, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Huh. So it is.
I'd misremembered her name's second color as showing in a broader stripe that would show in this crop; I guess I sprinkled bits of Minuette's appearance into my mental reference of her.
Mykin 13th Jun 2015, 4:03 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
There's such a thing as being too eager to follow the DM's bait...

Yeah, not for me. Our DM side tracks so much that I have to constantly push forward or risk losing an hour or two due to non-DnD related stuff, like anime episodes and recruiting people for random steam games.

Of course, I have to admit that I've been overzealous at times and pushed to the point where our DM has to make up crap because he ran out of trails for us to follow.

Also, thank you for reminding me about episode 100. After being..."convinced" into writing an FO:E fic, I've kinda stopped paying attention to everything else, this comic included. I really hope it's good.

...Everyone else, remember what Spud said: No discussing episode 100 period. Don't ruin this for us!
Digo 14th Jun 2015, 7:06 AM edit delete reply
I tend to be the type to push the plot along because usually the groups I'm in get easily distracted.
SRP 14th Jun 2015, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
"...recruiting people for random steam games."

So your GM has a laptop with him where he asks people online to play with him instead doing RPG game?

As it over one day after the broadcast, I'll add a 100th episode non-spoilery note:

I'm disappointed that Vinyl Scratch remains unvoiced. They should have hired the fan voice actor. I'm sad that Derpy has been renamed into Muffins. I'm happy that some fanon is now canon.
Mykin 14th Jun 2015, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
Mykin
"...recruiting people for random steam games."

"So your GM has a laptop with him where he asks people online to play with him instead doing RPG game?"

I said 'for' not 'from'. Though I wouldn't put it past him if he actually did so. A couple of people bring their laptops to the game store, so it's possible that one might have a camera and we do some kind of rolld20 or skype hybrid game there on the spot.

...I wonder if that could actually be pulled off flawlessly?
Specter 13th Jun 2015, 4:17 PM edit delete reply
Specter
I watch the conflict between Rainbow and Applejack, and I suddenly remember a time I made a character who vowed to keep the party from falling apart from internal conflict (this is after about 4 other games that fell apart for that reason). I had to give nearly 80% of anything I find to someone else, and I built my character around being a mobile tank and a charity giver to all and everything when a conflict arose.

... There are vows that are tossed quickly. That much I will say.
Robin Bobcat 14th Jun 2015, 6:38 PM edit delete reply
How about if we skip ahead to when you've seen the episode? :D
Azureink 14th Jun 2015, 8:07 PM edit delete reply
Azureink
Pegasi are the superior breed of pony. It is always time for Pegasi Superiority.

*waves pegasi tribe flag*
you know that guy 15th Jun 2015, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
Oh hi there Bellerophon.
Ishidan 16th Jun 2015, 1:01 AM edit delete reply
OK I really am eager to see how you get AJ out of the rules trap she just made for herself. (as we remember, in the original, she calls "no wings"-then later is airlifted to the front by Pinkie in the balloon. When RD objects, she counters along the lines of, "Didn't say, 'no flying', said 'no wings'!" In this one, she says 'no flying'.)