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12th Jul 2018, 6:00 AM in The Return of Harmony, Part 1
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Meeting of the Masters
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Newbiespud 12th Jul 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Remember when Pinkie Pie had her own DM text-box?

I had almost forced the memory out of my mind (Feeling Pinkie Keen had been really tough to write!) until I got to this page and realized all three of my DMs were in the same room. I had to make some kind of reference to that. These three trying to run the same world, the same game, would be a special kind of insanity.

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Discord 12th Jul 2018, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
Insane, yes.
But not the type I prefer.
Too many cooks, and all that stuff.

By the way, Raxon.
Are you missing some blades that looks like these?
BackSet 12th Jul 2018, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
I'm hoping she tries to use fake guns (which she can't because there are no guns). Think you can make that happen discord?
Discord 12th Jul 2018, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
The answer is I could, but I'll never will.

1. I'd be kicked off the show faster than Pinkie can eat a cake.

2. I don't do destructive chaos.
you know that guy 12th Jul 2018, 1:15 PM edit delete reply
Freeze, or we'll shoot you with our invisible guns!
you know that guy 12th Jul 2018, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
Oh wait, I realize what you're saying.

Freeze, or we'll continue to point our fingers at you, but more menacingly!
ZhonLord 12th Jul 2018, 1:45 PM edit delete reply
I mean, if Tales of the Borderlands can have a Boss vs Accounting fingergun fight, anything can happen right?
SylveKit-_- 10th Nov 2020, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
Will you make pew pew sounds with your mouth?
BackSet 12th Jul 2018, 4:21 PM edit delete reply
Well, it's not destructive. It's fake guns that don't exist and that's why it's funny.
Jesin 12th Jul 2018, 1:44 PM edit delete reply
Whenever I see the saying "too many cooks", it reminds me of this:
Valtharr 12th Jul 2018, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
oooh, like the subtle characterization of Pinkie's player in panel 3
Winged Cat 12th Jul 2018, 10:16 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Indeed. Easy to miss, and she hides it well, but there it is.
Captain Snark 12th Jul 2018, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
Pepperidge Farm remembers.
Borg 12th Jul 2018, 8:22 AM edit delete reply
Isn't that supposed to be "Famer's Insurance remembers?"

But I suppose only Pepperidge Farm remembers those ads.
Digo Dragon 12th Jul 2018, 9:25 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I only know Farmer's for "We cover a lot of things because we've seen a lot of things."
MooseImperium 13th Jul 2018, 9:54 PM MooseImperium edit delete reply
🎶We are Farmers. Bum, badum badum ba-dum.🎶
FanOfMostEverything 12th Jul 2018, 6:47 AM edit delete reply
A world with three creators, one of Law, one of Chaos, and one of Chaos Plus...

Yeah, I don't see that ending well either.
Digo Dragon 12th Jul 2018, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Seems like the standard generic world one of my former GMs ran. 66% crazy and no seat belts.
Winged Cat 12th Jul 2018, 10:15 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Maybe it can happen in a later arc, especially if Discord's open to it?

But yeah, that might be too much for this first exposure.
Everglue Horace 12th Jul 2018, 12:21 PM edit delete reply
I don't know a heterodyne could bring an extra 'spark' and make the game a work of pure genius.
Greenhornet 12th Jul 2018, 6:47 AM edit delete reply
Somebody's going to say it, so...

"Yes... Give in to your anger and complete your journey to the dark side!"
AchtungNIght 12th Jul 2018, 7:15 AM edit delete reply
In other news, I just read the latest MLP FisM comic book. Tempest Shadow (we're totally doing the movie in this comic in the future, right?) mentions that Equestria would not be so easy to conquer if it had Princesses of Ultimate Melee Combat, Air Superiority, and Explosions. I automatically cast Rarity, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie in those roles.
Guest 12th Jul 2018, 8:32 AM edit delete reply
Oh, please no!
Bezerker21 12th Jul 2018, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
Oh looks like pinkie's player still has some self esteem issues!
Aeshdan 13th Jul 2018, 6:11 PM edit delete reply
Which might be part of why she went with this idea. If she's worried that they only think of Pinkie as the obnoxious comic relief, what better way to test that than to cut out the comedy?
Archone 12th Jul 2018, 10:07 AM edit delete reply
I LOVE that summation: "Cliche action-badass is its own kind of silly." Yes. Yes it is.
TrueZero2 12th Jul 2018, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
Right, so that's Applejack and Pinkie Pie. Next up, Rarity!
Ether Space 12th Jul 2018, 10:24 AM edit delete reply
Actually, next is watching Twilight be baffled. I'm a really looking forward to that.
Brickman 12th Jul 2018, 7:46 PM edit delete reply
Applejack's player would flip if she knew that Pinkie got to pick her own curse like this.
Guest 12th Jul 2018, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
I almost don't think so. For AJ, it's clear she's both a meta gamer, and wants a challenge. Which is usually a bit contradictory, but here it's pretty clearly realized by giving her a limitation to work around, with the implication that she gets the full reward for figuring out a solution. Letting her pick her own limitation would have her naturally choose one that allows the most benefit, which would only remove the challenge she's seeking.

In a way, taking away control, and making the goal be to reclaim that control as well as a special ability to assert control should it be reclaimed (the knowledge), gives her exactly what she wants. And not necessarily in the "you'll get it good and hard" way, either.
Dragonflight 13th Jul 2018, 2:03 PM edit delete reply
So... If Pinkie played a guest-shot no-nonsense action one-shot, would that be Tempest Shadow?