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Newbiespud 14th Mar 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
So, much like with that City of Villains side-arc I did (by the way, as much as I wanted to find a place to fit them in, looks like the IDW comic side-arcs are not canon to the main timeline for now, sorry), the trick here is matching the Student 6 to the Mane 6. Not to mention new classes. And teaching myself more 5e to build workable character sheets, which also means hunting down a free building resource with access to enough official materials...

Dangit. It feels like every arc these days I'm submitting a challenge to myself in some way, but I don't realize it until I'm already almost ten pages in.

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Aaron 14th Mar 2019, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Now I might be misreading this, but I think Rainbow has played a lot of Dragonborn characters 🤣
Digo Dragon 14th Mar 2019, 7:23 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
They seem less like names and more like descriptions of characters she's killed off. XD
Winged Cat 14th Mar 2019, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
By playing them?
Greenhornet 14th Mar 2019, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
Off-topic, but for some reason, the character names reminded me of a question I asked in the comments for a Star Trek review:
"Why don't we ever see any Klingon PLUMBERS or FARMERS? Don't they exist?"
jdb1984 14th Mar 2019, 11:08 AM edit delete reply
Robin Bobcat 14th Mar 2019, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
They leave that to the races they've conquered. Though we do see a Klingon Chef on DS9. He gets a big ol' grin when Dax chews him out for giving her poor quality gagh.
Godzfirefly 15th Mar 2019, 1:46 AM edit delete reply
That wasn't Dax, and it was Rakt instead of Gagh.
Tyrantviewer 15th Mar 2019, 5:42 AM edit delete reply
Why would a klingon plumber end up confronting the away teams on star treck, this isn't mario, if their are Klingons in such jobs, then they are elsewhere doing them, we don't get a lot of focus on HUMAN plumbers in star treck do we?
Needling Haystacks 28th Mar 2019, 8:00 AM edit delete reply
Much like mushroom farming dwarves in Dragon Age: They'd never let those sorts leave home. Too valuable.
ANW 14th Mar 2019, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
I wasn't expecting that much violence, but if that's what you're asking...
I'm off to pummel a monk, stab an assassin,
ANW 14th Mar 2019, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
and tear a blackguard.
Winged Cat 14th Mar 2019, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
I'll shred a sorceror, maybe rend a warlock, and if there's time, slice a rogue.
Space Jawa 14th Mar 2019, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
While we're at it, I'm going to go claw a barbarian, gnash a ranger, and if I get the opportunity, rip an avenger.
Joe the Rat 14th Mar 2019, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
Spud, hit me up if you need some 5e help.

My name, no spaces at Gmail.
Winged Cat 14th Mar 2019, 10:16 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
NS has a Discord server with plenty of members who know 5E. (Myself included, though I'm far from the most expert there.) You're welcome to join if you aren't there already.
albedoequals1 15th Mar 2019, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
I bet Spud learns everything he needs to know about 5E in an hour. It's pretty basic.
Head's up 14th Mar 2019, 6:28 AM Head's up edit delete reply
for more 5e help, try out the mpmb subreddit. It contains a script to easily create characters and has all the expansions.
FanOfMostEverything 14th Mar 2019, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
So, which class was Huge Guts?
Zaftique 14th Mar 2019, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
Big McLargeHuge
Roll Fizzlebeef
Punt Speedchunk
Stump Beefgnaw
Bolt Vanderhuge
Fridge Largemeat
Crud Bonemeal
Crunch Buttsteak
Fist Rockbone
Bob Johnson
ThatGuest 14th Mar 2019, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
Slab Bulkhead, Gristle McThornbody, Butch Deadlift, Blast Hardcheese, Big McLargehuge, Punch Rockgroin....
Zaftique 14th Mar 2019, 6:38 AM edit delete reply
hahahahaha great minds...
Jennifer 14th Mar 2019, 7:13 AM edit delete reply
Well, we all know they were big dumb Fighter jocks. Flying Battlestar Galactica ships.
Digo Dragon 14th Mar 2019, 7:31 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Hee hee, I know this reference! XD
Captain Snark 14th Mar 2019, 9:16 AM edit delete reply
Smoke ManMuscle!
█████ 14th Mar 2019, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
<b>City of Villains</b>

I still miss my characters a bit.
Cliff Snowpeak 14th Mar 2019, 10:05 AM edit delete reply
/e HoldTorch
Anvildude 16th Mar 2019, 2:37 PM edit delete reply
Ya'all know about City of Titans, right?
zimmerwald1915 14th Mar 2019, 7:01 AM edit delete reply
The Mane Six to Student Six matching goes:

Twilight Sparkle: Sandbar
Applejack: Yona
Fluttershy: Ocellus
Pinkie Pie: Silverstream
Rainbow Dash: Gallus
Rarity: Smolder

As for classes, I play Pathfinder and don't know 5e, so I would actually use NPC classes for these characters, transitioning into PC classes as follows:

Sandbar: warrior => paladin
Yona: adept => shaman
Ocellus: commoner => shifter
Silverstream: aristocrat => bard
Gallus: expert => rogue
Smolder: young brass dragon
Borg 14th Mar 2019, 11:25 AM edit delete reply
If we go by the picks the Tree of Harmony made, it's:
Twilight Sparkle: Gallus
Applejack: Yona
Fluttershy: Sandbar
Pinkie Pie: Silverstream
Rainbow Dash: Smolder
Rarity: Ocellus

Really, any way you slice it, it's not a clean mapping.
zimmerwald1915 14th Mar 2019, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
You mean in School Raze?

The mapping in the Season 9 trailer (given above) is both more recent and makes slightly more sense.
Borg 16th Mar 2019, 10:13 AM edit delete reply
I never actually bothered to pause the trailer there and check if Twilight made the same picks as the Tree.

Really, it seems like the best mapping is:
Twilight -> Ocellus (or maybe Gallus)
AJ -> Yona
Fluttershy -> Ocellus
Pinkie -> Silverstream
Dash -> Gallus
Rarity -> Smolder and Sandbar just because they're left over

Or, going the other way:
Yona -> AJ
Silverstream -> Pinkie
Gallus -> Dash
Smolder -> Dash
Ocellus -> Fluttershy
Sandbar -> Twilight and Rarity, as the leftovers
ChrisTheS 14th Mar 2019, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
We have one player who, over the course of many, many years, we finally trained to make character names with two syllables.
Wulfraed 14th Mar 2019, 8:50 AM edit delete reply
Old English comes in nicely for names... Back in the day, I had character sheets for:

Wulfraed (wolf counsel)
Aethelwulf (noble wolf)
Wulfweard (wolf guard)
Cwiculf (quick [as in Alive] wolf)

Yes -- a bit of a wolf theme. Wulfraed went on from an AD&D Ranger to becoming my online persona as an Imperial Vargr (Baron Wulfraed, commanding IISS Elusive Unicorn, detached)
Winged Cat 14th Mar 2019, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
As in Traveller? Low TL homeworld but took to the stars?
Wulfraed 15th Mar 2019, 10:33 AM edit delete reply
Traveller, yes... Though Wulfraed's background has been Imperial so long the barony is inherited -- not something granted during an adventure. Barony of some small rock -- he's been roaming the galaxy so long they wouldn't recognize him. (20 years field scout, and then detached with a non-standard scout ship: TL15 with a mixed turret and near stealth capability, with an EM listening suite to die for).
Guest 15th Mar 2019, 8:38 AM edit delete reply
When they died, did you say "oh my god, they killed Kenning"?
Wulfraed 15th Mar 2019, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
Pre-dates that show. However, Cwiculf used to be named Rathulf until his 2nd or 3rd resurrection.
Binary Toast 14th Mar 2019, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
So is it just me, or does that litany of character names sound like "Rainbow brought in a new character, died, then started rolling up a new character for next week"?

Because there are players like that (and GMs, and pure bad luck). Dorkness Rising's Pile Of Dead Bards comes to mind.
ChrisTheS 14th Mar 2019, 8:38 AM edit delete reply
Would have to have been pretty spectacular deaths, given that the GM can remember them all...
Winged Cat 14th Mar 2019, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Given RD's player, spectacular anything is likely. Week after week of one-session dragonborn warriors, each one dying in memorable fashion by the end of first session of play (for that character), seems quite possible.
Randonimity 14th Mar 2019, 8:41 AM edit delete reply
While I try to play a variety of races and class, I find myself playing a lot of half orcs and a lot of clerics.

I've only ever made one wizard but she doesn't count as she's based on an anime character.
Winged Cat 14th Mar 2019, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
I often seem to go for the "technical expert" role. This would be rogue in 5E, but I think I have yet to actually play a rogue in D&D - any edition. (Even now, if I were to play 5E again, I'm leaning toward warlock rather than rogue - but this would of course depend on the campaign.)
Rakaydos 16th Mar 2019, 10:20 PM edit delete reply
I played lots of Dragon Magazine Gnolls in 4e. I had at least a dozen, all based on different anthro hyena, Sergal, or other art.

I did have a soft spot for my gnoll staffwizard "ritualist" named Draj and my gnoll cha-assasin "Ambassador" named Vaemar Rrit. But the Vigilante Justice spike chain rogue, the "use a simple flow chart to select your maneuver in combat" battlerager fighter (if no temp HP, crushing surge, if temp HP, the combat advantage granting power strike, with conditionals for situational encounters and dailies.), a few Archer and beastmaster rangers, and at least 1 ardent.
Story time 14th Mar 2019, 3:32 PM edit delete reply
Any good story of how a player that usually choose a race almost everytime decides to choose a race to 'expand his horizons' or another reason?
Jennifer 14th Mar 2019, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
So, if I stopped watching around season 6, how much of this arc am I likely to miss out on?
Cyborg7221 15th Mar 2019, 12:46 PM edit delete reply
None. I haven't watched more than a few scattered episodes of the show, and I've been able to enjoy the entire comic just fine.
You might wanna catch up if you really care about spoilers, but then again it's a campaign comic so...