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Newbiespud 10th Mar 2018, 5:00 AM edit delete
I'm almost certain someone shared a tabletop proposal story here on FiD sometime in the past, but I'm not 100% on that. Either way, I'd be more surprised if they weren't a thing among couples that are both into the hobby.

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Guest 10th Mar 2018, 5:32 AM edit delete reply
Well, that's one way to work the changelings in.
DuoScratch 10th Mar 2018, 11:38 PM edit delete reply
Why are his friends so big on wanting to solve his "family problems?" I mean, for one, most siblings have beef with each other as they grow up, so that's not a big deal. And two, they seem inordinately invested...are they like wanting to f*** his sister or something? As rude as it is to put it like that...
BackSet 11th Mar 2018, 4:31 AM edit delete reply
They mentioned that like once. I wouldn't say that's them being overly invested. Honestly, though. If I were them, I would try and help him solve his family problems. That crap can get annoying and, as I put it, "it clutters up the narrative."
Anvildude 11th Mar 2018, 8:51 AM edit delete reply
And it sounds like a little more than your typical growing-up 'beef'. Saying "Reconnect" rather than "get along with" suggests that they haven't even been talking to one-another.
Digo Dragon 11th Mar 2018, 9:14 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
And derail a campaign royally. :3

My old local group could never take royal weddings seriously. Last one they attended ended up getting the king killed and the prince kidnapped. By the players. XD
Winged Cat 11th Mar 2018, 2:52 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
...I have to ask: were any of the PCs intent on marrying the prince?
Digo Dragon 12th Mar 2018, 5:33 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
No, they just didn't want him marrying the princess for fear they couldn't get favors out of him anymore.
BackSet 10th Mar 2018, 5:42 AM edit delete reply
Welp, I suppose gaming proposals are this strips story time so as such: I've got nothing. Someone else take care of this for me.

Edit: as a side note: "collective sigh" is my new favorite sound effect.
Wulfraed 10th Mar 2018, 5:47 AM edit delete reply
Shining Armor already looks like he's under control...
Cygnia 10th Mar 2018, 5:48 AM edit delete reply
Classic Steve 10th Mar 2018, 1:43 PM edit delete reply
Thanks; I hadn't figured that out. My guess was "Skylander," but the figure doesn't look like a pegasus.
offroader 10th Mar 2018, 6:15 AM edit delete reply
Ok. First of all nice touch.
Second. This sounds like something that happened before Fancy Pants party? because possible marriage was already mentioned then.
Third. Do you keep notes or a table who knows who and who is playing vis whom?

On an unrelated note: because I stumbled upon comics way into its life I didn't read comments to previous pages soooo I get the title of Honorary Slowpoke for taking FIVE years to figure out that Elusive is a play on 63 Rarity. I've done that just yesterday.
Balrighty 10th Mar 2018, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
I can totally see two RPG players wanting to do that, but how would that work regarding the other participants? Does the minister roll up a character? Does the GM just get an online marriage license? And what about, shudder, divorce, should that happen later?
Guest 10th Mar 2018, 7:59 AM edit delete reply
He's only said the proposal is going to be simultaneously in and out of character. I really hope he's not also planning to have a combined wedding for them and their characters, because that is seriously crazy talk.
offroader 10th Mar 2018, 8:19 AM edit delete reply
Its more into meta category I think.
Guest 10th Mar 2018, 11:16 AM edit delete reply
Any group with more than 8 players becomes a fuster cluck
BackSet 10th Mar 2018, 11:26 AM edit delete reply
Are you... Spoonerisming on purpose?
Classic Steve 10th Mar 2018, 1:44 PM edit delete reply
I'm sure he or she is, for the sake of facetious censorship.
Aname 10th Mar 2018, 5:42 PM edit delete reply
Nah, he's probably just slydexic
SilverShadow4 12th Mar 2018, 11:24 PM edit delete reply
As someone who tried to do this with 10 people, I can attest to this clusterfuck lol
SilverShadow4 12th Mar 2018, 11:26 PM edit delete reply
As someone who's tried this with 10, I can attest to this fuster cluck lol
It was a birthdat party and the session didn't go long before it just fell back to the core group
ZzzDJ 10th Mar 2018, 11:32 AM Tabletop Proposal, you say? edit delete reply
I'm not sure if I've told this story before, but here goes...
I was the DM of a Pathfinder game, and in this part of the story, the party was tracking down puzzleboxes made of various precious metals, to obtain an Element of Harmony... I had a whole complicated THING about it... but I digress.
The sixth puzzlebox had a note from the long-dead creator of the puzzleboxes, and a wedding ring for their love.
I planned to use the opening of that puzzlebox as a means to segue into proposing.
The timing was perfect! Despite her character being assassinated a few weeks earlier (don't worry, the Element of Kindness cast Breath Of Life on her and brought her back), her and the party obtained and opened the puzzlebox on the VERY DAY of our anniversary of starting to date!
The plan was this: I would describe the ring in the box in vague terms, "a bit of metal connected to some rocks", and then go get a "prop" to show them what I meant.
The ring was in a bag in our prop box, which sat on a counter directly behind my beloved's chair... thus, I would go to the prop box, obtain the ring from the bag, throw the bag dramatically onto the table as a distraction, go to one knee beside my love and say, "I can imagine countless fantastic worlds in an ever-expanding magical multiverse... but I cannot imagine my life without you. Will you marry me?"
Well... that was the PLAN.
What ACTUALLY happened was that I went around the table to get the prop, banged my leg on some books that my brother (who was also in the game) had carelessly left precariously balanced on a chair, leading him to snark at me. I obtained the ring from the bag ok, and then tossed the bag onto the table as a distraction, but... there was no room to kneel next to my beloved. My players had piled their backpacks around her chair you see, which I hadn't seen from my spot at the other side of the table.
I tried to kneel and sorta... push some backpacks aside, and ended up in a weird half-squat beside her, holding up the ring. She turned to look at me and flatly said "oh".
My heart sank for a moment and my mind reeled, but... she hadn't actually seen the ring yet. My distraction had been too distracting, and her glasses didn't give her much in the way of peripheral vision. All she'd caught was movement, and she didn't quite see what had happened.
Once she SAW the ring, she exclaimed, "OH!", and waited for me to say my piece.
But I was so flustered, I'd completely forgotten what I was going to say, and each moment of struggling to remember only embarrassed and flustered me further! All I could do was stammer out something to the effect of, "I forgot what... um... so, will you???"
But after all that, she still said "yes".
Proof that you can roll a 1 and still, SOMEHOW, be successful.
I hope my story made you giggle. :)
Specter 10th Mar 2018, 11:43 AM edit delete reply
Made me smile and say "Aww."

Also, congrats.
offroader 11th Mar 2018, 4:10 AM edit delete reply
Totally agree. The fact that she got what you wanted to say is probably natural 20 on the decipherment.
SilverShadow4 12th Mar 2018, 11:31 PM edit delete reply
That's awesome! Congrats!
RuBoo 11th Aug 2020, 9:45 AM edit delete reply
...I did not giggle, I chuckled. But I will say, that's one way to handle the Elements. My MLP-based Pathfinder campaign (which is in the planning phase and probably never leaving it for lack of many things) just puts Elements in various dungeons that may or may not have something to do with the Element (except for one obvious exception). For example, Generosity lies in a mansion, which is a clear symbol of opulence, which is the opposite of generosity. Within said mansion is a squatting necromancer and a bunch of undead. The mansion's layout is based on a haunted mansion from a game based and named for said mansion... Then, there's Kindness, which is actually being held by Fluttershy (a character based on her namesake, as with all my characters for this campaign), who lives in a forest filled with peaceful creatures which is only accessible to Druids like her. Others can gain entry, after going through a trial involving a dungeon, but a party of Druids would get in no problem (in a gestalt campaign, no less). One of my DMPCs is a Druid, even. So, some of the Elements have alternate ways to get them... Laughter needs some reworking, though, a "tower of terror" with several floors of nothing but a Wall of Force maze with a Symbol of Fear on each floor... And the skeleton of a paranoid wizard who broke his neck falling down the topmost flight of stairs. Good for a laugh, maybe, if the party gets that far...
Specter 10th Mar 2018, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
I've had to play minister a couple of times in some campaigns (once as a DM, and a few times more than I care to admit as a PC). Most of the the time it was between two npcs, a PC and an npc, and twice between two PCs. The really weird ones were much more fun though.

Once I had the "Royal Privilege" to marry off an entire hive mind (not the exact same kind as Chrysalis and her drones, but a similar one), and a prince. This marriage was to stabalize the nation AND provide a workforce after a terrible disease went rampant (that another gaming group was responsible for). It took me the better part of an hour trying to figure out if my character's god would allow for such a ceremony to take place (spoiler answer: yeah, but to spite another god).
Payment: My life, because I was of a heretical religion and no one outside the royal court need know of which god over saw this... beautiful... ceremony (some PCs too creeped out to attend).

I do have a few more, but time constraints say I should get back to real life for a while (dnd saturday, yay).
Guest 10th Mar 2018, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
The whole Chrysalis hivemind thing is fanon. The fact that they could walk away from her at all and voluntarily turn into fruit flies against her orders largely disproves it.

Though, it's certainly fun fanon, and makes them a more credible threat what with the instant communication and perfect coordination spy networks typically need to work at all.
And that 11th Mar 2018, 2:08 PM edit delete reply
And that is how Princess Mi Amore Cadenza was created, how the Crystal Empire was created and from where the idea of Flurry Heart come
Winged Cat 11th Mar 2018, 2:55 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
We haven't seen Cadence before in FiD, have we? What is Cadence's group like? (Or did she used to have one then it broke up?)
BackSet 11th Mar 2018, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
Now that I think about it: this strip seems to imply that Cadence is a roleplayer. I completely accept this.
Wintermuse 11th Mar 2018, 11:01 PM edit delete reply
Ohhh no. I've read the comic that is being used here. The phrase "train wreck" is going to apply so many times the terminal is just going to catch fire.

I can't WAIT.
offroader 12th Mar 2018, 4:17 AM edit delete reply
This whole situation is like buying TGV for the sole purpose of creating THE FASTEST TRAIN WRECK EWAAAR....
Needling Haystacks 12th Mar 2018, 8:49 AM edit delete reply
Was that sketch of the two in the original comic, or is that new? I doesn't look familiar...
BackSet 12th Mar 2018, 12:31 PM edit delete reply
It was in the original comic.
Flan-Chan 12th Mar 2018, 9:51 AM edit delete reply
My friend proposed in game to his sweetheart a couple months ago. It was a private solo game where he was the dm and had a dmpc. He did the whole proposal in character and made her tear up then followed it up with a 'how about out of character?'
Pumpking Knight 12th Mar 2018, 2:17 PM edit delete reply
Shining's adorable, as always
Dragonflight 12th Mar 2018, 5:25 PM edit delete reply
I like how the player appears to be every bit as high-strung as the MLP character. :)
DeS_Tructive 13th Mar 2018, 11:47 PM edit delete reply
The one proposing might have been me, although I don't recall sharing the tale on here:

Our main campaign was a cinematic superhero/covert ops setting inspired by stuff like Stormwatch, the Boys, X-Force, etc. The second season dealt with time travel, as the characters were trying to prevent an invasion from an alternate reality (which was, basically, what kicked off season 3).
It was set up in three seasons (main story arcs) with each play session being an episode and semi-canon "webisodes" being played to cover what happens between seasons.

We also did some crazy stuff like making comic covers featuring the individual characters, T-shirts, and so on. I also made trailers for each season. A short teaser at the end of a season and another one to kick a season off.

Sooo, when we were hanging out on NYE, the my best friend, her boyfried, the missus and her best friend were here (the latter three being players in the camp) and I casually dropped that I'd made a special-edition variant of the season 3 teaser. Of course they wanted to see it.

The "special" content, in this case, consisted of static-y images of myself popping on and off the screen, during the first half of the trailer. At some point I "hijacked" the video and spoke directly to her character, introducing myself as an "observer from a higher plane of reality", speaking about a "really important message", and gave them a cryptic warning for a key scene of S3. Then I asked for her to return the favor by marrying on the first of May, since that would be the day I'd marry her counterpart in my reality, "If she answers yes now.", which was when I spoke up next to her and popped the question. It felt really cringy to propose that way, but the campaign was what both brought us together and helped us through some rough patches.

Apparently I was the only one who felt like that about the proposal. The others loved it. Obviously, she said yes.

Best damn video edit in my life.