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12th Oct 2019, 6:00 AM in School Raze
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Newbiespud 12th Oct 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
You know, now that I think about it... I know we got a couple of detective-themed episodes, but I don't think we had a courtroom drama spoof episode.

Can't say I especially craved such a thing, but I'm mildly surprised that the low-hanging opportunity to have Pinkie Pie act as an insane attorney that somehow still wins the case wasn't taken. Probably for the best, but still.

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BackSet 12th Oct 2019, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
Well... we do have Turnabout Storm... though that's a crossover and fanfiction.

Anyway, in the spirit of the author's note: story time:

Any games that went off genre (like, you know, a fantasy game becoming a courtroom drama).
albedoequals1 12th Oct 2019, 8:55 AM edit delete reply
I had a fantasy game become a courtroom drama :P

The cleric was arrested for crimes she had committed in her past as a bandit. It shortcut a lot of the court drama when she confessed and threw herself on the queen's mercy. The queen let her off with a flogging, and they went on to be good friends, which was equal parts weird and touching. :p
PhyrexianShovel 12th Oct 2019, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
Ooh, I think I actually have one for once! Although, I may have told it under a different name already. Basically, I had a NE Aasimar Illusionist at level two or so, and we were going to fight some troglydytes. I was the only evil character in the party, but the CN rogue's actions could go into evil territory sometimes. Anyway, it turned out that the troglydytes were working with the dwarves that had hired us, and we ended up fighting both at the same time. I was playing 4e (the Aasimar was homebrew) so I continuously used ghost sound to message the leader and tell them I wanted in on their moneymaking scheme. Party manages to tie me up and drag me out to trial once they relize I'm not using my minor action every turn (I worked out the exact details of the negotiations with the DM beforehand so we wouldn't be passing notes during combat). At the trial, I roll really well on my bluff checks to get the Magistrate to believe me (although having discovered Pheonix Wright recently certainly helped). Magistrate throws the party in jail besides me. Unfortunately, due to a bunch of other circumstances, I didn't get to continue that campaign. I'll save that for another story time though, because it was more the DM screwing up a bunch of stuff then anything else and not really related to this.

By the way for anyone who thinks I'm 'that guy' here, we all stayed friends afterwords, and there were no hard feelings. People knew that this might happen when we started the campaign.
Greenhornet 12th Oct 2019, 6:42 AM edit delete reply
...then Cozy Glow's mother walks in to say "Why can't you play nice with your little friends?"
BackSet 12th Oct 2019, 6:48 AM edit delete reply
"No! Anything but that! Anything but that! Take me to jail! Put me in tartarus fir all I care! Just don't make me listen to my mother scolding me!"
ANW 12th Oct 2019, 6:51 AM edit delete reply
Stories where you captured the bad guy instead of, well, offing them.
CrowMagnon 14th Oct 2019, 8:56 PM edit delete reply
I play a former cop in Hell's Rebels, so while I'm not super hung up on it, I do like to capture bad guys and turn them in to the proper authorities when it's feasible to do so. Especially when it helps the party's reputation or there might be information to be gained after the fight. We've taken down a gang leader, a serial killer and a would-be assassin that way.
Wulfraed 12th Oct 2019, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
Well -- Pinkie does come from a family of rock farmers so...

Pinkie (Stone)Mason
Akouma 12th Oct 2019, 7:06 AM edit delete reply
So, today's the big day. I hope you all have a happy Horsepocalypse if you're watching the finale live. And be wary of those spoilers out there!
MiqoRems 12th Oct 2019, 10:49 PM edit delete reply
ngl it left me pretty messed up. Very glad I watched it with my girlfriend instead of solo
Guest 12th Oct 2019, 7:50 AM edit delete reply
No, no no. The real low-hanging fruit there would have been a Night Court spoof.
Digo Dragon 12th Oct 2019, 10:52 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Night Court was the *BEST* courtroom drama!
Robin Bobcat 12th Oct 2019, 2:38 PM edit delete reply
InB4 Big Mac as Bull.
Freelance 12th Oct 2019, 2:47 PM edit delete reply
Aaaand now, we need somebody who can make fancomics do this crossover spoof for this.
Robin Bobcat 13th Oct 2019, 8:30 PM edit delete reply

Let's see...

Applejack as Roz. Might as well get Granny Smith involved as Selma, though we don't really need that many baliffs.

The real question is who we get to play the Wheelers...

Damn, now I wanna see the Wheelers as ponies.
"That filly is wearing a potato sack." "I know. They always look awful without a belt."
jdb1984 12th Oct 2019, 9:25 AM edit delete reply
In my game, Celestia herself is charged with several crimes and is due to appear in court.

A few of her charges are legit (and one she even admitted to), but most of them are trumped up by Neighsay. He's trying to get Celestia off the throne and get someone on it that he can more easily manipulate.
Guest 13th Oct 2019, 2:26 AM edit delete reply
...Celestia's an absolute monarch (well, diarch, as she shares with Luna), not an elected official. She can't be removed from power by a trial.

Like, if she does too many attrocities people would rebel, but if told in a in a court of law "you are accused of X" then she could say "no, I am not" and it would be true.
BackSet 13th Oct 2019, 10:38 AM edit delete reply
It's a roleplaying game. You're allowed to fudge government.
Guest 14th Oct 2019, 8:58 AM edit delete reply
True but that usually involve the PCs fighting whoever is in charge, by growing hierarchical ranks
Guest 14th Oct 2019, 8:59 AM edit delete reply
And that's why Mayor Mare has 12HDs
jdb1984 14th Oct 2019, 4:10 PM edit delete reply
The DM made Equestrian's government different than the show, and can remove her from power if found guilty.
zimmerwald1915 25th Dec 2020, 8:06 PM edit delete reply
Charles Stuart would agree with you. But he's dead.
Speedy 12th Oct 2019, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
Court of law, or court of Aww?
terrycloth 12th Oct 2019, 8:30 PM edit delete reply
The only justice we've seen is summary judgment by the princesses. Or by a mob of torch-wielding ponies moderated by the sheriff.
Platonix 12th Oct 2019, 9:02 PM edit delete reply
Loving the Diamond Dogs callback.

And also the fact that each of the six panels includes commentary by a different one of the Mane Six.
HopeFox 13th Oct 2019, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
I'm actually not convinced that Equestria has laws at all. Justice seems to be handled by local authority figures or the Princesses, according to a sense of restorative justice and fairness, rather than a written code.
Kedamono 13th Oct 2019, 8:02 PM edit delete reply
Should have the last scene being Cozy Glow saying, "And I would have gotten away with it to, if it weren't for you nosy kids!"
BackSet 14th Oct 2019, 6:48 AM edit delete reply
They're all older than her, though.

At least, it looks like that. She's much *smaller* than all the other students.
GrayGriffin 14th Oct 2019, 8:09 PM edit delete reply
Hopefully someone brings up how effed-up it is to send a foal to hell monster prison. Like seriously, that was effed-up and it didn't even freaking help.