Page 1000 - More Than a Game

16th Dec 2017, 5:00 AM in The Best Night Ever, Part 2
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Newbiespud 16th Dec 2017, 5:00 AM edit delete
Artist: ChrisTheS

In light of this personally mind-blowing occasion, the precious fourth digit, I've prepared a few remarks.

Notice: Guest comic submissions are still open until this arc is finished! Guidelines here.



kuraimizu 16th Dec 2017, 5:11 AM edit delete reply
Usually when the GM starts to smile, there's a good chance someone is about to die or something really bad is about to happen. Especially involving evil amulets and cthulhuian horrors.
aylatrigger 17th Dec 2017, 11:00 AM edit delete reply
Though as a GM I also tend to smile 'when I get to use all these toys'...or when I think the group really likes my game.
ANW 16th Dec 2017, 5:19 AM edit delete reply
Page 1000.
To celebrate, here's a unique poll.
About what page was up when you first came here.
Me:page 49, Rocks fall.
Wow, I was here longer than I remember.
TrueZero2 16th Dec 2017, 5:58 AM edit delete reply
Page 739: A Resounding Yeah

It's been a fun ride, here's to another 1000 pages.
Specter 16th Dec 2017, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
The 300-400 range? I don't really remember actually. I know it was either when Pinkie was the guest DM, or right before that.

... good memories.
Space Jawa 16th Dec 2017, 8:32 AM edit delete reply
Its been so long, I can't remember the exact first page, but I know it had to be within the first dozen. Probably even in the single digits.
Mykin 16th Dec 2017, 11:33 AM edit delete reply
449 was (I think) the current page when I first found the comic and decided to binge read it from the beginning.

464 was the first time I commented on a page (as far as I can remember. I might have said something before that point). I remember nearly having a panic attack since it was also the first time I tried doing a story time and I felt like I was being an idiot for doing so.

Never would have thought that I'd still be here with all of you commenting about colorful ponies playing D&D. Here's to another 1000 pages indeed.
Theo 16th Dec 2017, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
Somewhere in the later part of the first story.
CharginChuck 16th Dec 2017, 7:29 PM edit delete reply
3. Yup, I'm practically a lifer.
Kaze Koichi 17th Dec 2017, 5:37 AM edit delete reply
What? Who remembers thing like that? I jumped to page 1 right away and started to read from the beginning, like a normal human being.
Khyrin 17th Dec 2017, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
It's not that strange. I remember what page of Something Positive was the newest when I started reading it.

My 'first page' for this comic? Taste the Rainbow.
aylatrigger 17th Dec 2017, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
Same...I am also really bad at memory...
Meddy 17th Dec 2017, 6:38 AM edit delete reply
I sometimes remember this kind of thing, often even write it down, but... not this time :(
Digo Dragon 16th Dec 2017, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I feel your pain, Dash! Yesterday I was failing all my skill checks for my online pbp. Even managed three crit fails. :/

This is why I always distrust online dice rollers and prefer physical dice. Buuuut can't easily use that on pbp.
ChrisTheS 16th Dec 2017, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
This is one of the reasons that when we played Fate we used the Deck of Fate and a three-card hand, so there was an element of strategy in determining what actions we could allow to fail (since we couldn't draw more cards until the hand was empty). Everyone who played said that they greatly preferred it to total randomness.

Unfortunately, we don't play Fate very much because our group is bad at any system that uses any sort of 'be awesome points' - possibly a holdover from Deadlands in which your awesomeness points are also your XP.
Digo Dragon 16th Dec 2017, 8:26 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Yeah, I'm usually wary of systems that use your exp as currency for actions. It's a finite commodity I rather spend on upgrading my character.

The Deck sounds like an interesting idea, although it might make some players not willing to try actions if they're holding a bad hand?
Guest 16th Dec 2017, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
You could expand it to Saving Throws or whatever the game uses, which would force players to attempt things like that.
ChrisTheS 16th Dec 2017, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
The thing about Fate is that everything is opposed rolls with a spread between -4 and 4, so there's always a chance that a low result can beat an even lower one. In our experience, people with really low cards would sink them into spectacular failures that enlivened the scene but was unlikely to seriously harm the group's chances - there are plenty of opportunities for bad stuff to happen in Fate without the random number generator.
Digo 16th Dec 2017, 11:52 AM edit delete reply
That makes it seem better. I'd give it a try.
Zaranthan 18th Dec 2017, 7:22 AM edit delete reply
You need physical dice for your online games?
Dusk Raven 18th Dec 2017, 12:29 PM edit delete reply
And to think, it's after all this time that she's in a decent scrap, and now she's doing poorly.
ChrisTheS 16th Dec 2017, 7:39 AM edit delete reply
Full-res shots here:
Mykin 16th Dec 2017, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
Thank you kindly! ^_^
FanOfMostEverything 16th Dec 2017, 9:08 AM edit delete reply
Congratulations, Spud. Here's to many more.
Kaze Koichi 17th Dec 2017, 5:45 AM edit delete reply
Congratulations, Newbiespud!
I know a lot of Campaign Comics that went on infinite hiatus before reaching 1000 pages mark, so I feel save to say: You are doing a magnificent thing here!
Composer99 16th Dec 2017, 10:48 AM edit delete reply
Congratulations on reaching the 1,000th comic milestone, newbiespud!
Needling Haystacks 16th Dec 2017, 12:44 PM edit delete reply
Heh heh. I like how you used the Twilight Gatling Gun to represent Pinkie's boost. Obvious in retrospect, but I did not see it coming. :P
Xero_Cero_Zero 16th Dec 2017, 8:10 PM edit delete reply
You magnificent bastard, thank you for the early Christmas gift.
Hariman 16th Dec 2017, 11:22 PM edit delete reply
...And once again, Twilight is a gatling gun!
Boris Carlot 17th Dec 2017, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
Congrats once again! I haven't watched any MLP since season 2 and this is the only pone media I still consume. Keep up the good work!
Dusk Raven 18th Dec 2017, 12:36 PM edit delete reply
Oooh, something new for story time! I was wondering if something would show up on the 1000th...

Anyway, I'd been absent for a couple weeks, came back today to find the 1000th. Quite a welcome surprise!
steeevee 25th Jan 2018, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
when did I start reading?
page.. 3 maybe 5?

missed a lot after Lunar Eclipsed though playing catch-up.