The Premise

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic as you know it doesn't exist. Instead, the world and the characters are all part of a custom Dungeons and Dragons campaign. The six player characters - playing the six main characters of FiM - are completely new to this world of ponies and magic, which the DM completely controls.

It's the same premise as Shamus Young's DM of the Rings, which portrayed the Lord of the Rings film trilogy as a D&D adventure. The Comic Irregulars are doing the same thing with the Star Wars films in a webcomic called Darths and Droids.

This comic was also greatly inspired by Lurking Rhythmically's Erin Palette, who took the time to analyze and combine ponies with tabletop roleplaying.

The Mechanics

The game being played at the core is 4th edition Dungeons and Dragons, but with a few custom rules thrown in to account for the unique elements of the setting.

The Format

The art of Friendship is Dragons is taken from screencaps of the show, put together in Comic Life 1.3.6 for Windows. The comic updates according to a regular schedule, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 6:00 AM Pacific time (GMT-8).

The Author

Newbiespud is an aspiring game designer and writer. If you wish to contact Newbiespud, send an email to: spud@spudlink.net