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8th Jan 2019, 5:00 AM in The Return of Harmony, Part 2
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28 Timelines Later
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Newbiespud 8th Jan 2019, 5:00 AM edit delete
I'd ask for a Story Time about alternate dimensions or universes or timelines, but ironically all of those stories tend to turn out rather uniform. *Ba-dum-tish*

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Brainstorm 8th Jan 2019, 5:17 AM edit delete reply
Tttttantabus episode? That's what my money's on.
Classic Steve 8th Jan 2019, 7:21 AM edit delete reply
I was thinking "28 Pranks Later."
ZhonLord 8th Jan 2019, 1:23 PM edit delete reply
Definitely rainbow-mouthed zombie time.
Digo Dragon 8th Jan 2019, 5:18 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I once wrote a short story for a character based on ideas from the movie Donnie Darko and an episode of Star Trek Voyager. Due to a villain using a teleporation device gone horribly wrong, the dimension got a temporary and incomplete duplicate, but for some reason both copies of the character ended up on the temporary side. This was so many levels of unhealthy for space-time due to the temporary dimension "borrowing" energy to exist (remember kids, don't steal from vacuum energy) and weighing one person heavier than the other dimension (making an imbalance). The two characters joined up with a mad scientist that wasn't Javolt and fought their way to the teleporation device. One version of the character sacrificed herself to ensure the device exploded while the other rode the shockwave and snapped back to the original dimension.

The story ends on the question of which of the two versions of the character survived--the original or the duplicate.
Masterweaver 8th Jan 2019, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Why did you specify "Wasn't Javolt?"
Digo Dragon 8th Jan 2019, 8:17 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I didn't want to raise expectations too high that this was the S-class mad scientist. He was closer to A-class. Very mad and very sciency, but not Javolt. XD
Tempestfury 8th Jan 2019, 5:18 AM edit delete reply
Ooooooooh. Now this is a twist that I wasn't expecting to see!
ANW 8th Jan 2019, 5:37 AM edit delete reply
28 pranks later

Your best prank.

For those that watched the episode, favorite prank Rainbow did.

Me:Rubber band around sink sprayer.
Turn on the faucet, they get sprayed.

And the one she did with Spike.
Two at once.
Guest 8th Jan 2019, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
Had a samurai, once.

The prank wasn't that he was secretly a kitsune. It was to see how long it took the other players to realize he'd been speaking in haikus the entire time.
Borg 8th Jan 2019, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
I applaud your effort.

I couldn't do that; I can't come up with anything that could be termed poetry without very obvious pauses. Celestia knows I've tried.
Needling Haystacks 9th Jan 2019, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
A haiku is tough
You have to count syllables
This is not a haiku :P
Hankroyd 8th Jan 2019, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
Actually I got a story that I'm very proud of.

I met my latest gaming group in 2004 and introduced them to INS/MV (A RPG where you play demons or angels to help or corrupt humanity.

The game was discontinued in 2008, it doesn't stop us from playing it.

Cue to 2015 or 5/6 campaigns ... I'm running out of idea and decide to do a campaign where the fight between God and Satan will finally comes to a end.

My storyline was like this : Discover the identity of the big bad, travel to 2005 to find his origins and his weaknesses then come back but finishing in 2050 because the time travel went wrong, escape the big bad that took over the world, Heaven and Hell and finally return to 2015 and defeat him.

BUT, half way through our campaign (while in the 2005 part), the creator decided to kickstart a new edition and it was a succes. In this new version, a big event happened in 2006 wiping the memory of all demons/angels until 2016.

So ... instead of continuing my story ... something went wrong ... it appeared that the PC were brainwashed by 2015 Satan so they would give him critical intel of the future to his 2005 self.

The campaign ended like this :

"The Devil himself will take care of your problem right now, so nothing will happens in 2015, since the timeline will go drastic changes to give Hell a very unfair advantage against Heaven, the new 2015 will have nothing to do with the one you left, so there is no going back for you, but you will all have high ranked job in hell as the Devil's right Hands. End of campaign.

- But we would have at least 6 monthes left before the actual end of the campaign, you said! This suck, you could have told us instead of lying.

- Well, see ... something just came (*Pull out the new edition*), so I guess we could have a go ... If you still want to play this game.

- YEAH!!!!!!

- OK, before starting, here is a little background *ahem* Something weird happened in 2006, something that shouldn't have happened. Some speculate it has to do with time travel, but there is no proof. *wink*

So yes ... I send my players back in time so they could destroy their timeline and set in place the timeline for the new edition. It was the idea I was the most proud of in all my years as a GM/player.
Matiekay_13 8th Jan 2019, 9:26 AM Boss Move GM edit delete reply
WOW. That's BRILLIANT plot twist!
Redwings1340 8th Jan 2019, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
Ooh, now this is interesting. Zombiesssss!
tolich 8th Jan 2019, 10:26 AM edit delete reply
For the moment I was thinking about 'Double Rainboom' fan-made cartoon.
HappyEevee 8th Jan 2019, 10:45 AM edit delete reply
I feel you, AJ. That's how my squishy specialist characters react every time the fighters and barbarians charge into obvious danger with XP signs in their eyes. "Guys, can't we PLEASE stop and buff first?? You promised the cleric after last time!"
Norgarth 8th Jan 2019, 2:48 PM edit delete reply
She's not saying 'buff', she's saying 'bail' as in 'run like hell' 8P
HappyEevee 9th Jan 2019, 11:26 AM edit delete reply
Yes, I got that. But there's generally no convincing the tanks to bail on a potential combat, so the best you can hope for is getting them to stop and prepare and then go in as a party, rather than the tank rushing in solo.
SweetKaiser 8th Jan 2019, 9:48 PM edit delete reply
It's funny, I actually had my players go into a chaos dimension in the Ponyfinder game I ran. I was honestly worried about how well the session would go over, as the in-universe chaos god was actually on the party's side from the get go, so it was pretty much all role play and no roll play, but everyone honestly seemed to just enjoy interacting with the weird world so I just kept running with it.
Chronic Lurker 8th Jan 2019, 11:43 PM edit delete reply
None from my past D&D campaigns. Many from the video games I play. Particularly in the case of Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, and Undertale where alternate dimensions/ universes/ timelines are kind of key elements of the plot. And gameplay.

My interests. They are many.
Freelance 9th Jan 2019, 12:39 AM edit delete reply
Well, there was this one time my DnD party was exploring the Elemental Plane of air.... We ended up on top of one huge floating island and started exploring about all of these weird structures that would go up practically forever, mechanical constructs nobody could make heads or tails of and pathways made of an odd stone composite. When we came across a sign, our mage cast a translation spell and read, "Welcome to the La Brea Tar Pits!" ... Our party ended up in a stranded (and empty) city of Las Angeles. I don't remember many other details save this--the mage ended up casting Item on an SUV, and once we returned to the Prime Material Plane, we gave it to en enclave of gnomes to study.
Hariman 9th Jan 2019, 12:55 AM edit delete reply
Or it's an illusion of an alternate ponyville, designed to hit Rainbow with a curse that makes her THINK she's surrounded by zombies caused by her.
DeS_Tructive 9th Jan 2019, 10:45 AM edit delete reply
Woohoo! Finally the opportunity to tell another one about my superhero/covert-ops campaign. The biggest reveal of the first season was that the "alien invasion" was actually a technological species that had it's home earth destroyed by organic invaders and evolved in to a techno organic swarm.

All the parallel earths were realities split off from the "dominant" timeline when someone time traveled and changed the past.

Obviously, their next objective was to use time travel to change the past, because, player logic.

One of the main reveals of the second season was when the group time traveled back to the Tunguska Incident. They found out it was an alien ship infected by the swarm, and stopped it from spreading to the earth. They figured out that the satellite they were operating from in the present were the damaged remains of the ship, and the source of the invasion.

They then went on to send the sole survivor, a lowly geneticist, even further in to the past so he could use his knowledge to create all superhumans on our planet as a defense against the alien invasion.

The ultimate reveal happened in the third and final season, when they found out that they had themselves triggered the alien invasion. Two of our original group had thrown a hissyfit and ragequit the campaign in the first season. Since the players literally tried to go full PK during a play session, the rest of the group had decided to dump the characters in another dimension.

One of the characters was a technopath, and the other a power modifer, and they'd landed on Cybertron.