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13th Feb 2020, 5:00 AM in Guest Arc: Equestria Girls
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Spell It Out, Wizard
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Author Notes:

Newbiespud 13th Feb 2020, 5:00 AM edit delete
Author: GreatDinn

Guest Author's Note:

"This totally isn't based on my worst anxieties about my DM style. Nope, no sir, no ma'am. Just a perfectly ordinary fictional rant from a fictional player in a fictional game with no basis in reality whatsoever."

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



A Quiet Reader 13th Feb 2020, 6:52 AM edit delete reply
Hey, knowing the problems just makes it that much easier to fix, right?

In Twilight's case, she'll have to nudge the other players (and maybe Sunset!DM) in the right direction without taking over the game or railroading anyone herself.

Going with the railroad metaphor, does this make her a conductor or the guy who shovels the coal to fuel the train?
Blyndpwn 13th Feb 2020, 7:41 AM edit delete reply
Shame we're not using airplanes as a metaphor because that's a perfect description of Air Traffic Control.
Guest 13th Feb 2020, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
Probably more like the person ahead of the train, laying down tracks as fast as possible.
Kinrah 13th Feb 2020, 2:23 PM edit delete reply
Or, as they're known in the industry, the Gromit.
MechaDitz 14th Feb 2020, 11:38 AM edit delete reply
Does that make Spike the Wallace? I think someone switched the design notes again
Digo 13th Feb 2020, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
I can kind of share some of that anxiety-- if a player really takes a shine to an NPC, I worry about disappointing them if I don't do enough with that NPC. I wanna cultivate player investment and if o do that wrong I just.... AAAAAAAA. XD
Gindranis 13th Feb 2020, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
I'd like to report this comic.
I'm in it.
Matiekay_13 13th Feb 2020, 11:12 AM Nice Job! edit delete reply
Serious kudos for the frame choice. Twi's wild flailing as she tries to learn to walk on human legs perfectly captures the mood here ^_^
Guest 13th Feb 2020, 11:18 AM edit delete reply
I never realized how freakishly tiny the hands were on the Equestria Girls models until now.
Wulfraed 13th Feb 2020, 12:04 PM edit delete reply
Whoo... You aren't kidding...

Wrist to tip of middle finger appears to span chin to tip of nose. Instead a the more human chin to mid-forehead.
Jannard 14th Feb 2020, 4:30 AM edit delete reply
Woah, you're right. They're not just tiny in relation to their big bobheads, they seem to be kinda on the tiny side in relation to their bodies too.
MiqoRems 13th Feb 2020, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
And this is why I'm using a premade AP for my first time GMing! x_x
Jannard 14th Feb 2020, 4:31 AM edit delete reply
I share the pain, that's all I have to say here.
BackSet 14th Feb 2020, 5:17 PM edit delete reply
If anyone could recognize a rail it would be Twilight.

"Did you derail the GMs campaign again?"
HalflingPony 14th Feb 2020, 7:56 PM edit delete reply
Yikes. I know the feeling. That "definite rail, but it doesn't actually seem to be going anywhere" line strikes a particularly tender nerve.

It pretty accurately describes the way the DM ran the only RPG I've been at the table for in the past 20 years... and the reason I haven't tried hard to find a new gaming group since leaving said table nearly a decade ago.
Abel_DuSable 25th Apr 2020, 1:26 PM edit delete reply
Twilight does have a point. You can have a wonderful diverse group of characters but sometimes they get a "Not my Circus, Not my Monkey" thing going on that keeps them from getting involved.
I played in a Pathfinder game not long ago and I made a great combat-ready Monk... then our GM told us all we were playing the Kingmaker supplement. A group who was best suited to reducing towns to ruin and we were expected to build one in the middle of the wild territories.
We tried, but in the end I think we only were at our best when fighting bandits, monsters and exploring for resources.
We DID get a tribe of Kobolds to be part of the community and be our local mining guild so... there's that.
But sometimes it's hard to give everyone's character a reason to give a darn.