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23rd Jan 2018, 5:00 AM in The Best Night Ever, Part 2
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Now You Hit Me
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Newbiespud 23rd Jan 2018, 5:00 AM edit delete
Artist: ChrisTheS

Alternate punchline:
Pinkie Pie: WAAAAIIIIT!! You have to tell us: Is bloodied Blueblood's blood blue? THIS IS VITALLY IMPORTANT!

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



Digo Dragon 23rd Jan 2018, 5:33 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Panel 3's pouty-lip AJ is my favorite. "Oh y'know, the usual." :D

Rule-wise I'd probably go with concealment.
True Hitoare 23rd Jan 2018, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
I don't see the "weird rules situation" in this circumstance? In 4e, invisibility doesn't prevent you from knowing what square a creature occupies. It gives total concealment (-5 to hit for melee/ranged), combat advantage against enemies you can see that can't see you, and immunity to opportunity attacks from enemies that can't see you. You need to actively be Hidden from using Stealth to prevent people from knowing what square you're in, and even then, the other party members could indeed point out what square he's in.
ANW 23rd Jan 2018, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
First of Pinks, no it's still red.

Story time
Favorite villain that your group(s) has come across.
Zorro362 23rd Jan 2018, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
Favorite villain, was an lightsaber wielding evil demon Ronald ragen.
We managed to cut off the hand with the light saber in battle, and we thus obtained our favorite joke. loot, “ regans cold dead hand”
Digo Dragon 23rd Jan 2018, 7:36 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Astraxia the red dragoness. Favorite in that the party first met her during the Expedition to Castle Ravenloft module when she was trapped in the form of an elf. She had bard levels, which helped the party get through the module (with only one death, impressive). Once she regained her dragon form, she bid the party farewell to go take over a small country and half the PCs wanted to join her as her minion for the adventure. O.o
aylatrigger 23rd Jan 2018, 8:31 AM edit delete reply
Orc. Name: Orc. Race: Orc. Gender: Orc. Class: Cleric.

Orc is the High Priest of Bahgtru, the Orc God of Stupidity (and loyalty and strength...look it up!). He has 1 Intelligence, most of which is used to know broken Orcish.
This was not an intentional villain. The players were sent on a quest/assignment for a language class. They were supposed to explore the town and write about what languages were spoken. They decided on the temple district, which had temples to all gods in multiple pantheons (...I collect them in a spreadsheet as a hobby. Most come from D&D pantheons or tv tropes pantheons). I told the party, 'okay, all priests usually will speak any native languages of their main followers and common...except the priest to Bahgtru, the Orc God of Stupidity.' ...So of course the party decided to go there. No one in the party spoke Orc.
Bahgtru is CE, so of course his high priest was too. Orc threw a teapot at the party and chased them out of the temple, while speaking angry Orc (which one of the players rp'ed for fun). The players decided not to continue provoking a 20th level evil character that we couldn't talk with.

So the party went to the merchant district. They got a meeting with the head of the merchant guild, and interviewed him about languages while he kept trying to get the party to sell him their organs. The party was just leaving, when...Orc came in. Orc started talking to a pillar. The pillar convinced him to sell his liver. So he stabbed his eye with the handle of a knife in an attempt to get his liver out. He got a bad deal on the sale.

As the adventure continued, Orc kept popping up. Orc never was able to successfully attack the party, and we decided that all his 20 levels were gotten from roleplay exp. Orc was able to somehow survive off of shear stupidity, and occasionally break the laws of physics as well. He lost count of himself once, and ended up multiplying into multiple Orcs. After one adventure ended up with the party knocked out cold, we woke up and Orc had married us all off. The teacher was married to his stalker. The wu-jen warforged TA was married to his alternate self, a barbarian toaster with the voice of GlaDOS. Also multiple party members had been married to the hero of the realm, a CG 1st level Bard Atrople.
Twas a silly game and villain, but a classic for my group.
ThatGuest 23rd Jan 2018, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
Not really a villain but an encounter. The party was in an underground lake and I was dropping hints that something was in there with them. They decided that if they got to the small island in the middle they'd be safe from the obvious cliche giant shark. That's when the bus sized gator threw itself onto the island resulting in a lot of internal screaming, cursing and the simple observation of "We're not safe anywheere."
ANW 23rd Jan 2018, 4:16 PM edit delete reply
Not from a gator no.
Boris Carlot 23rd Jan 2018, 2:31 PM edit delete reply
Can't say any of the enemies I've faced have been that memorable. Not had a campaign where an enemy has faced us and survived more than one session. The one I'm in at the moment is promising, but it's still early levels yet.
Iron.Hare 23rd Jan 2018, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
I named him Balthazaar. Guide to the spirits of the diseased who were affiliated with the law. Criminals, Bailiffs, and judges. He was a manipulative former lawyer who sold his soul to get his revenge on the murderer of his family.

The players started out just interacting with him. He had been watching them for some time, measuring them. Then he stepped in and acquired a life debt from one of the players. The Player then used a ritual to trade bodies releasing the soul debts by severing the contracts. Balthazaar suddenly had the freedom to just interact like normal. Normal for a 30 some odd level Wizard.

I let the player play Balthazaar with relatively close supervision. The rest of the party now hates Balthazaar. The player even hates Balthazaar and sent him to hell since he became the guide that helped make sure his soul went to where it was supposed to.
Cliff Robotnik 24th Jan 2018, 12:44 AM edit delete reply
Well, there's the Temporal Lich, but if i got into him, we'd be here forever.

Made amazing Tea tho, really a Shame we had to Unreality him.

AS a DM, in my custom 5th Edition setting, my favorite villain was Mother Infinite, whom was a Alternate-Timeline of the PC's favorite Artificer NPC, whom they helped reach her full Potential by creating a Object called the "Mater Infinatum" inside a Pocket dimension... it's effectively a truly Endless energy Source... which they use to power their item Fusion lab(got inspires by Alchemy in Homestuck)...

Inevitably time Shenanigans happened, and they got cast into the Dark Fey Realm of queen Evermoon, where Time just does not matter, without any of their gear, at the end of a Boss Fight.

So, they explore these floating islands, salvaging gear they scavenge, avoid monsters they clearly cant handle, and abusing the fact i described the dead tree's bearing Vines by making Bark Armor...

Eventually, they realize the gear they're finding belonged to their various NPC friends and consorts... and find this is because they all came looking for them, and died before they even appeared...

(Except the party's Drunken Bard friend, who became a DEMI-LICH during his Search, making their singular Safe haven in that realm, and explaining what happened... fucker was, and is, their Samwise Gamgee. Element of Loyalty!)

However... ONE Friend, the Artificer girl i mentioned, had no relics to remains to be found... with the Demi-Lich consort's help they explored the Fey Realm a Bit more Freely, eventually befriended a Exceptionally Powerful Nightmare, and headed back home... Arriving minutes before their own Departure(Skull-Friend perishes in the process due to paradox, but is totally fine with it due to having saved them at long last... they manage to preserve his Spirit in a necklace using the lab i mentioned above), and getting the jump on the Boss immediately after he banishes them...

Then some other plots happen,and a Crazy fucking Woman with ridicules Power keeps being behind it, no one getting a good look at her...

Turns out, its the Artificer Girl from the "Heroes Vanished, everyone died" Timeline, who went completely batshit and tried to kill herself by throwing herself into the Mater Infinatum... ended up merging with it, and becoming rather Omnicidal, and wanting to make all iterations of "Those whom abandoned me!" suffer.

The present Artificer Girl is extremely bothered by this and needed Hugs. T_T

I'd tell you how this all ends, but the game went on a Hiatus for the Holidays, and we got sucked into a game of Princess:The Hopeful, a fanmade module for World of Darkness.

Basically Magical girls, borrows alot from Madoka Magicka, but that's irrelevant... hope to continue my game soon tho!
Jobany 24th Jan 2018, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
Favorite Villain would be the druid's pet bunny. Not bunny companion,it was a pet bunny. Sadly this bunny was Bun-Bun incarnate, see Sluggy Freelance for more info, he hated being a pet so he was the big bad of the entire campaign hiring the enemies that went after the party. It wasn't until the final meeting of the campaign did anyone figure out it was the bunny. After it removed the Druid's head with the Barbarians arm....
albedoequals1 23rd Jan 2018, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
Lucky for him he's a meat bag, since he's not doing much to protect himself.
Winged Cat 23rd Jan 2018, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
The classic evil mistake of thinking offense is defense, that defense does not matter so long as you can intimidate most into not opposing you and take down the rest.
ChrisTheS 23rd Jan 2018, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
That's not really a mistake. I can think of plenty of situations in war, sports, and politics where that is exactly what was done to win.

It doesn't usually work out so well in the long term, of course. But a D&D combat isn't exactly 'long term', except in the sense that a minor skirmish less than 30 seconds long in game time can easily take 2-4 hours of table time...
ChrisTheS 23rd Jan 2018, 7:23 AM edit delete reply
Full-res shots here.

Needling Haystacks 23rd Jan 2018, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
Alternate punchline's question is very important. :P
Space Jawa 23rd Jan 2018, 9:26 AM edit delete reply
I'm divided and going back and forth on whether I like your alternate punchline better than your printed punchline.
ChrisTheS 23rd Jan 2018, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
I prefer the alt, but I don't think it would fit in the panel :(
Winged Cat 23rd Jan 2018, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Well? Is it blue? We haven't seen him bleed on screen yet, so how do we know?
Quill Penn 23rd Jan 2018, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
Quill Penn
How did AJ do that? Easy, Blueblood broke the one rule about interacting with horses, NEVER WALK UP BEHIND THEM!
DracheLehre 23rd Jan 2018, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
True, as far as AJ was concerned, Blueblood was totally concealed and she couldn't have been able to target him.
DracheLehre 23rd Jan 2018, 4:32 PM edit delete reply
Hoo boy, bloodied means that he's gonna do all SORTS of fun* things.

*the term fun is entirely subjective and may mean the exact opposite of original meaning
Guest 23rd Jan 2018, 8:52 PM edit delete reply
Your princess does NOT enjoy this "fun".
DM's Choice 24th Jan 2018, 2:23 AM edit delete reply
Pretty nice how he's being messed up.

Hope the next story arch's big villain is Flash Sentry. :D
Luminous Lead 24th Jan 2018, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
I think this might be the campaign end, actually.
Hariman 25th Jan 2018, 12:57 AM edit delete reply
Nah! This is all a plot by the GM to make Rarity playable again, so that he (she?) doesn't have to adjust the campaign the fit Luna into the party instead.

The next villains will likely be Discord, and random minor villains from episodes.
Haledrake 24th Jan 2018, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
"In response"

The phrase that triggers everyone that wasn't the Blue player in Magic the Gathering tourneys.
Hariman 25th Jan 2018, 12:58 AM edit delete reply
"Fork You" triggered the non-red players.

I don't know any other MTG references. That's just a random bit of trivia.
Ginsoo 24th Jan 2018, 11:28 AM edit delete reply
Man Blue Blood just doesn't understand how the action economy works. Him using a turn to negate a turn from one of the six people fighting him gives him no way to come out ahead, since at the very most he just burned a full turn to negate AJ's but then has to deal with Twi's before his next one. Unless that ability was either a minor action or something he could do between turns, there is no way it would be worth using when in a situation like this.