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Elective Memory
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Newbiespud 29th Oct 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
"I mean, I still remember this detail, so it can't be that huge of a callback in terms of page numbers or time, righ- AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH"

The march of time: The scariest thing of all this Halloween season.

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ANW 29th Oct 2019, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Story time

Time when a rolling a one was a good thing.
Zatch P 29th Oct 2019, 11:08 AM edit delete reply
Just yesterday I was playing a Pokemon RPG with some friends. We went to sleep in the forest and at night when one person was keeping watch, a luck roll was made to see if a good or bad thing happened. Rolled a 1. So basically every possible Pokemon on the encounter list decided they wanted to attack us at once. This ended up including a couple rare Pokemon that normally would've taken high rolls to find, one of which I really wanted. So it worked out pretty great.
aylatrigger 29th Oct 2019, 10:23 PM edit delete reply
The party finds themselves in the Infinity Library, which holds all books that were ever written and ever will be (one copy each, representative of all copies in universe of that book).
Player: "I search for a good book."
*rolls 1*
GM: "...You find Twilight."
Player: "I burn it."
They then found all other books in the series and burned them as well. That universe no longer has the series, and it never existed there (because timey wimey stuff).
Digo 29th Oct 2019, 6:36 AM edit delete reply
Heheh, the "nature" of a thing in panel 2. With nature.

*Ahem* anyway, I have the Fortune of being in a campaign where everyone took a disadvantage perk that gave us an enemy. I think we just did all the base homework for the GM so, that seems like it'll be fun.
Guest 29th Oct 2019, 8:10 AM edit delete reply
That sounds awfully convenient. In need of a plot? Let's pull a name from a hat!

Then later on, the enemies could start to notice that all their rivals banded together, so they start looking into how cooperation could benefit *them,* and then what was originally a secondary enemy starts to take higher priority now that they're putting their differences aside...

Ahahaha, I MUST try this!
Digo 29th Oct 2019, 9:13 AM edit delete reply
Yes! This setup was an accidental thing, but it holds some interesting opportunity. Our individual enemies could band together. One PCs enemy hampers PC 2 to get at PC 1. Great stuff to play around with.
Guest 29th Oct 2019, 7:18 AM edit delete reply
Think twi's speech bubble is colored wrong in the last panel, Spud.
Composer99 29th Oct 2019, 7:39 AM edit delete reply
No, Twilight is in panel, so hers is correct. It's Rainbow Dash speaking off-panel.
Cyborg7221 29th Oct 2019, 8:23 AM edit delete reply
Dang. This is making me want to play Smallville even more.

For context, Smallville is a roleplaying system designed to recreate CW-style soapy TV drama, based on the 10-season Superman origin series of the same name. Instead of the GM traditionally running the main antagonists, the GM simply frames scenes between characters and creates wedges that drive the players into conflict with each other; so Lex Luthor and Zod would be PCs, just like Oliver, Lois, and Clark. The mechanics are based more on their Relationships, Values, and Character Traits; skills and abilities come secondary or even tertiary.

Basically, the format of the game is a lot like MLP: characters live in the same town and interact organically, instead of sticking together as part of an adventuring party; and there's just as much conflict between friends as there is between enemies. The nature of the game also gives the players a LOT more agency in driving the plot, as they are now discussing in the current arc.

The mechanics are so cool. I've been itching to try it ever since I got it.
Malroth 30th Oct 2019, 5:23 AM edit delete reply
This pretty much finishes off my "Patric Stewart as the DM" head cannon i had. There's absolutely no way to pull off that "but i like doing that" whine that still sounds like Jean Luc
Composer99 30th Oct 2019, 5:59 AM edit delete reply
It doesn't have to be a whine... start the first half of the phrase as an objection, and then the second half is slowly dawning realisation.
CharginChuck 30th Oct 2019, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
It can still work. Just imagine a poop emoji saying that line instead.
Guest 30th Oct 2019, 10:36 AM edit delete reply
Not really related to the comic, but you have a bad cert on your sight. Can't go over HTTPS because the cert you provide is for, not

Weirdly, that's only partly true, though. Most isn't encrypted (the javascript, the logo, the requests for user avatars, favicon), but the comic page is, and the paypal thing is, and user avatars (if your browser lets you initially request over HTTP) redirect you to the HTTPS version.

Y'all should probably look into that.
Newbiespud 30th Oct 2019, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
Interesting, and also way over my head. Must be related to how ComicFury handles hosting, which is out of my hands.