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24th Feb 2018, 5:00 AM in The Best Night Ever, Part 2
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Pink Horizons
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Newbiespud 24th Feb 2018, 5:00 AM edit delete
And thus ends my version of The Best Night Ever. Fun fact: This took 100 updates, tying for longest arc with the Parts 1 and 2 of the pilot!

So what's next, indeed? A no-brainer there, but it was inevitable for me. Waaaaay back when I started and had established that I wasn't burning out anytime soon, I was compelled to promise (to others and myself) that I'd at least make it to one particular character before quitting...

Five or six years later, it's time for The Return of Harmony.

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



Guest 24th Feb 2018, 5:02 AM edit delete reply
Yes! Discord!

Hey look. I'm first to comment.

Story time: tell a story about the very end of an arc.
BackSet 24th Feb 2018, 5:03 AM edit delete reply
This is my comment. Accidentally commented as a guest. Whoops.
SureenInk 24th Feb 2018, 10:01 PM edit delete reply
At the end of the first arc of my current campaign, my group had managed to discover that the most powerful being in the world was actually a psion (as opposed to a very powerful archmage as they thought) and uncovered a plot to make the most powerful wizards in the world basically conquer the world. One of the fighters ended up in the debt of said wizards because he freed the most powerful djinn from his prison.

This was all well and good... until, after they did all of this, they then got captured and imprisoned by a lich and are now trying to free themselves.
albedoequals1 24th Feb 2018, 9:04 AM edit delete reply
I had an arc end a lot like this one. After the party had saved the whole nation from invasion, they found themselves invited to a private tea with the queen. This was actually quite awkward, since the bard was an anarchist that was opposed to the monarchy, and the cleric was a reformed thief that the queen had ordered flogged a few days ago. Still, as one of my players likes to say, tea makes everything better. By the end of that session, everyone was good friends and relaxed.

Then the queen gave them a hook for the next arc. :P
SilverShadow4 24th Feb 2018, 10:24 PM edit delete reply
I was the DM and this was one of my first campaigns (I think second or third).

Context: The universe is run by dragons that can open portals to other dimensions (worlds). The majority of them are good, but one went mad and destroyed the planet which he ruled. The warping of these magics gave him the ability to cast (breathe) the portal spell on a much bigger scale (essentially creating black holes) which he would use to destroy other worlds just because. Eventually he was consumed by his own warped magic which made him easy to bring down. The other rulers killed him and buried his body (now just bones) on, you guessed it, the planet the party is on.

Fast forward several hundred years and there is a cult that has found a way to ressurrect the mad king by sacrificing a dragon hatchling of the same type (bronze) and gender during an eclipse. Through a series of bizzare events the party is recruited to help rescue the baby in order to literally save the planet.

End Game: The party finally reaches the burial site to find the cultists beginning the ritual. The eclipse was upon them. Out of game I started a timer that I reasonably adjusted to account for out-of-game discussions. The party needed to prevent the cultists from sacrificing the baby during the eclipse, which the timer was counting the length of. During the fight, the baby was cut free of its bonds but it was too young and weak to get off the altar by itself. One of the players managed to get the sacrificial dagger away from the cultist that had it. I honestly thought the players had this. The dice gods said otherwise. With only a few minutes left on the clock, the player that had the dagger was knocked out, dropping it and there was nobody else close enough to stop the cultist from reaching the baby. In a horrible warping sound the bones of the massive dragon rose out of the ground glowing with necromantic power and assembled themselves. The efforts of the party at this point were futile. The dragon roared in triumph, interrupted the cultists' praises (by killing one, I think), and the last the players' characters saw was the dragon's maw open wide and a swirling black energy poured out. And then there was nothing.

It definitely didn't end how anyone expected but we all had fun and that's the important part lol
ANW 24th Feb 2018, 5:33 AM edit delete reply
Survey Time
What is your favorite Paragon Path?
And Why?
Hariman 24th Feb 2018, 9:25 AM edit delete reply
Mass Effect 2. ;)
The Old One 24th Feb 2018, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
As a rogue, I used Jack of All Trades (or something like that) because of the truly edifying number of rerolls it gave me

(My dice could become abject crap at times, so I needed the buffer.)
(And yet I still blew 3 rolls, even with rerolls, with a needed number of 5 or better on the die, when trying to disarm a trap. Almost detonated the dice bag after that session, but it was February, and we were out of firecrackers)
andreas002 24th Feb 2018, 5:41 AM edit delete reply
Ah, Discord. For whatever reason, I have the feeling that the motto for the next arc will be "You can't derail the plot if derailment is the plot".
offroader 24th Feb 2018, 5:44 AM edit delete reply
That's actually a good possibility. But whanna bet that they manage to do that anyway?

At least there is NO way that the next arc is going to end Tirek(DBZ) style.
Guest 24th Feb 2018, 8:42 AM edit delete reply
Discord would take great glee in not doing anything the GM wants him to do . . . but I think it would be too much of a headache actually giving an NPC that sort of autonomy.
BackSet 24th Feb 2018, 9:47 AM edit delete reply
Imagine if there was no plot adtually plan and instead of derailing the plot the players create it.
offroader 24th Feb 2018, 11:38 PM edit delete reply
Considering it's has to be CHAOS Pinkie is going to create it. (Guest comic 797-801)
Cygnia 24th Feb 2018, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
Discord as Special Guest GM?

I'm OK with this...
Guest 24th Feb 2018, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
One GM makes the plot, the other GM wrecks it. Should be fun.
zimmerwald1915 24th Feb 2018, 6:24 AM edit delete reply
So you're quitting after this next arc? That's be a shame, but all good things must come to an end.
Newbiespud 24th Feb 2018, 8:26 AM edit delete reply
Not necessarily. Still kind of deciding. Leaning towards continuing.
Cliff Robotnik 25th Feb 2018, 8:31 PM edit delete reply
I was hoping you'd only end when G4 MLP ended...

AH Well, not burnt out QUITE yet it seems.

But can we atleast hope to see this DM and Unnamed Players move on to other "Campaigns" in he future, or will their tale end with Pone Comic?
Guest 24th Feb 2018, 8:44 AM edit delete reply
He's quitting after this next arc only in the most literal sense; i.e. he is not quitting before or during this arc, and he's not going to be making this comic for the rest of eternity.
Greenhornet 24th Feb 2018, 6:58 AM edit delete reply
Panel four is perfect, it seems like the sort of thing Spike would be saying at that moment.
Stephen 24th Feb 2018, 7:30 AM Guest DM edit delete reply
I'm calling it. It's gonna be Manny from D&D Aangvanced.
Newbiespud 24th Feb 2018, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
Talyn 24th Feb 2018, 7:53 AM edit delete reply
Lewd dragon/chicken/horsebutt shot. What is this comic coming to. D:
Sunbeam 24th Feb 2018, 8:12 AM edit delete reply
Alright, perfect time to reread the archive!
BackSet 24th Feb 2018, 9:46 AM edit delete reply
Took the words right out of my mouth.
Kaze Koichi 24th Feb 2018, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
Is there really gonna be A Sore Loser That Is Not Very Clever But Thinks He Is arc?
Dusk Raven 24th Feb 2018, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
Hmm, I really should have been working on guest comic ideas while this was wrapping up... I've wanted to submit one for a long time. Well, more than the one I already have. Which I don't think I'm going to be able to find again unless I just archive-binge.
ThatGuest 24th Feb 2018, 2:18 PM edit delete reply
I wonder if theres going to be a guest DM who maybe starts too much OOC conflict for their own amusement, hence them getting discordant. Just when it looks like the girls are about the quit, Twilight rallys them to beat the guest DM's adventure. Likely ending in main DM smugly telling the guest DM that they underestimated their drive to destroy any DM's hard work.
ZhonLord 24th Feb 2018, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
Either that, or he's going to take advantage of Glinda's player. Think about it, she caused the whole party to almost fall apart - DM included - with a few choice words while guest starring as a gryphon character, for Rainbow Dash's "birthday present". I'll bet she'd make a GREAT discord character, and this time with the GM's well-wishes to make him as strong a villain as possible.
Blueblade 24th Feb 2018, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
Woohoo! We've made it through season one! And it only took us seven years to do it!... Oh my gosh it's been seven freaking years... I'm gonna go lie down for a while...
Ace 24th Feb 2018, 10:02 PM The fox everyfox should know edit delete reply has been almost seven 7 years since season 2.
Xelmon 25th Feb 2018, 1:56 PM edit delete reply
Dude, don't say that... That's such a scary thought...
Ace 26th Feb 2018, 3:51 AM Dalek Slayer edit delete reply
September will be seven years.
That Smile Again... 25th Feb 2018, 1:04 PM edit delete reply
So... I know I'm not the usual one to put the question but...

Care to tell sometime when you could see the GM had a evil plan because his face?
Cliff Robotnik 25th Feb 2018, 8:32 PM edit delete reply
Ahem... it's inevitable SOMEONE was gonna Link this...

*hums Along!*
Pumpking Knight 12th Mar 2018, 2:12 PM edit delete reply
Discord, I'm howling at the moon, and sleeping through the middle of a summer afternoon
LibbyLishly 9th Apr 2018, 9:32 AM edit delete reply
Best. Arc. EVER.

Seriously, this was an amazing arc. Looking forward to seeing what you do with Discord, now that I only have a tiny bit more backlog to go...