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Newbiespud 17th Dec 2019, 5:00 AM edit delete
Author: SanneNC

Guest Author's Note: "And the quest begins! Unfortunately it will have to continue some other time, because that's all the pages I have for you right now. I intend to make more for a future guest comic intermission, but until then, let me leave you with another storytime prompt: Anyone got any cool homebrew races they want to share?"

Notice: Guest comic submissions are open! Guidelines here. Deadline: January 27th, 2023.



Achtungnight 17th Dec 2019, 5:15 AM edit delete reply
Hilarious story so far. Hope to see more in the future.
TheStratovarian 17th Dec 2019, 6:50 AM edit delete reply
Yes, I feel for the gm.

But danged if they aren't being pc so hard it brings a tear to my eye.
SanneNC 17th Dec 2019, 12:42 PM edit delete reply
This campaign this comic is based on is the first one I've ever actually run (save for a premade one-off I did for some quick GMing practice), so I think I may have been subconsciously using TwiGM as a proxy for my own exasperation with my players.

I love them, I really do. But dear lord they did not make the first session very easy for a newbie GM like me.
SanneNC 17th Dec 2019, 12:36 PM edit delete reply
Thank you! I really hope I have the time to do more with this soon, it's been really fun to ponify my current campaign and also to see the reactions to it.
Digo 17th Dec 2019, 5:51 AM edit delete reply
Ha! This group reminds me a lot of my old local group back in the day. Celestia bless the souls of those departed...

I look forward to seeing more of this party. The art is very nice and I can relate to the emperor as GM .

As to sharing homebrew, you have me at a disadvantage since I'm not at my PC, but I was writing up pony races for a Stars Without Number adventure idea. Not sure if I want to call it "Ponies Without Number" or "Stars Without Ponies". I guess it'll depend if the ponies are an established space faring race or if this is a first contact scenario. :3
SanneNC 17th Dec 2019, 12:43 PM edit delete reply
Thank you! I'm glad yo hear that people are looking forward to seeing more =D
Zeeth 5th Mar 2020, 2:56 AM edit delete reply
How about "Ponies Beyond Measure"?
FanOfMostEverything 17th Dec 2019, 7:06 AM edit delete reply
Hopefully by next session, someone will realize that trying to steal from creatures with dragon blood is a bad idea.

And by "someone," I mean Fluttershy's player, because the others will be too distracted by the shinies.
CrowMagnon 17th Dec 2019, 7:58 AM edit delete reply
I have a feeling TwiGM is going to make it clear pretty quickly that the treasures of a powerful emperor have safeguards. And also that it's not going to stop the AJ/Rarity/RD trio from putting those safeguards to the test.
Winged Cat 17th Dec 2019, 12:12 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Possible plot twist: the spirits are the safeguards, run amok. The kirin are weak to spirits, after all, and what more obvious possible thief than one who already has access?
Breezie 18th Dec 2019, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
“We are not! Robbing! The cuties!”
Blyndpwn 17th Dec 2019, 12:13 PM edit delete reply
I've kinda sorta built a Homebrew race for campaigns run by my sister. They each individually have different quirks, but the general theme is they are N-dimensional beings who wear Three Dimensional suits in order to interact with the game world. The one I'm currently playing is a Rogue/Ninja who looks like a purple striped displacer beast, but I traded the displacement illusion for the ability to turn into mist at will.
Akouma 17th Dec 2019, 2:22 PM edit delete reply
So, forever ago my brother was starting up a campaign and had a real great lightbulb moment that he's used in many campaigns since. Everyone at game start puts something they would find interesting on the world map. At the time, Zendikar was a relatively new MtG setting and I was absolutely in love with the Kor, so I convinced him to allow them as a homebrew race spun off from elves.

About a decade later, the Kor are now a playable 5e race thanks to Planeshift: Zendikar. And I take a fair bit of satisfaction that mechanically they're very similar to what me and my brother cooked up ages before.
Gamer Geek 17th Dec 2019, 2:40 PM edit delete reply
I was running a campaign for a game called Tales From The Floating Vagabond. Ir's a humorous sci-fi game that centers around a bar in space, and a player wanted to play a vampire. Not jsut any vampire, but Strahd of D&D fame. Well, the game didn't have vampires in it so I had to homebrew the race. I decided that vampires didn't need to drink blood to survive but had to drink alcohol and they only could drink it from bottles with long necks.
Philadelphus 17th Dec 2019, 2:59 PM edit delete reply
Just wanted to comment that I really like the second panel art there. The pose and proportions I just find especially visually pleasing for some reason. (The third panel as well.)
Prince CHrom 17th Dec 2019, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
I didn't make them, but 5th edition's Muppetborn are an awesome race that I want to play someday.
CliffRobotnik 11th May 2020, 6:44 AM edit delete reply
I one made racial stats for a race based on Crystal Snail... The Megaman X boss.

I forget why and its long since drifted into the Ether.
Mikoc5 19th Oct 2022, 12:09 PM edit delete reply
Oh man, I have a homebrew I want to share, but I don't have the full details on it as it isn't mine.

They're a race called Etherians. I don't know if they're based on anything, but as far as I know, they're magical energy beings manifested in the physical realm. Think Protoss Archons if you're familiar with that, but there's a little problem:
They're brainless. Not in the sense they are stupid, but lacking a physical brain to interact with the world, their race is significantly restricted by one, crippling, key feature. They have to gain EXP and knowlege by draining it out of other people. It's a zero-sum game, too, as if they wish to share knowlege by inscribing it into books, they lose that knowlege themselves.

Personally I was fascinated by the concept, despite its restrictive nature. It was never specified the knowlege drain had to be consentual, and my Ehterian PC was paired up with a brutish (if friendly) bear PC. The RP never got anywhere due to schedule conflicts, but it presented quite the possible scenario: Threatening someone's life with a brain drain that would definetly kill them and maybe give me what I'm looking for... Or they can share the knowlege consentually, in exchange for maybe sparing their life and definetly getting the knowlege.