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19th Mar 2020, 6:00 AM in Guest Arc: Equestria Girls
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Newbiespud 19th Mar 2020, 6:00 AM edit delete
Author: GreatDinn

Guest Author's Note: "This is another of those things that just clicked when I asked myself what the alternate version of the Mane Six could be. Flashy, somewhat egotistical, and prone to overcomplicating simple things? Clearly, that's the makings of an actor.

Then again, with how comparatively little Dash shows up in this film, maybe RD has a point!

On an unrelated note: Stay safe in this pandemic, y'all! Do your best to keep healthy, and do your part to make sure this thing doesn't get too far. And don't be afraid to ask for help. There are lots of people out there ready and willing to lend a (sanitized) hand."

Notice: Guest comic submissions are open! Guidelines here. Deadline: February 20th.



ANW 19th Mar 2020, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Story time
When one of your in-game characters got sick.
albedoequals1 19th Mar 2020, 10:00 AM edit delete reply
My seapony oracle was trying to convince someone else how great fish was, so she took her to the first restaurant she found - which turned out to be a less than reputable one. Apparently the fish wasn't as fresh as they claimed, because my character started throwing up right after they left the place. Fortunately, as an oracle of life she had Remove Disease, and the deaf curse meant her spells didn't require verbal components. I never expected the ability to cast while vomiting to come into play, but that was the shortest case of food poisoning ever.
Dakkath 19th Mar 2020, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
Never caught any diseases, but my inquisitor once had a bad double-whammy of multiple phase spider bites (lingering con damage poison) coupled with a horrible case of can't-roll-above-a-4 syndrome while chugging all the remove poison potions we had. I think his Con was down to 4 or 5 before he finally started saving against the poison in his system and managed to get far enough away that the spiders were more interested in the other party members.
CrowMagnon 20th Mar 2020, 9:09 AM edit delete reply
The most fun instance was while fighting an Aboleth in Pathfinder. My character got hit with its tentacle slime which, over the course of a few rounds, made her skin turn squishy and transparent, and forced her to stay underwater until the infection ran its course.
BackSet 19th Mar 2020, 9:49 AM edit delete reply
That sounds ominous.

The Board *Lightning flashes and Thunder Booms*
Digo 19th Mar 2020, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
Panel 7 is gold. XD

Getting players invested is one thing, getting their characters into the story... this is why GMs have to watch what kind of PCs their players create to ensure they don't run off the rails as a love wolf and be unable to connect with the party on anything.
Anon, a Mouse 19th Mar 2020, 12:36 PM edit delete reply
I tend to be of the mindset that's the player's job. If someone tells me "my character doesn't have a reason to be here", I'm highly likely to tell them, "You know what? You're right. Your character DOESN'T have a reason to be here. As they have exited the story, you'll have to make a new one."
Digo Dragon 19th Mar 2020, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I try to help them before it gets to that. But if they insist, then yeah, boot the character.
aylatrigger 19th Mar 2020, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
I usually am pretty good at bs'ing random characters into things, but I usually like to say make the character who has a reason to be there. Or just give them the reason before the character creation.
Tenebrae 19th Mar 2020, 7:17 PM edit delete reply
I like to build in a certain either agreeableness or lackadaisicalness into all my characters, so no matter what the quest is, they're down to tag along because whatever, why not?
Guest 20th Mar 2020, 8:05 AM edit delete reply
My players were rooting around an old castle and stumbled into the moldy old library. The Hippogriff Rogue (naturally) started pulling them off the shelf looking for something valuable. He managed to inhale some spores, and slowly started going blind over the course of the next week. Then he didn't even tell the party until it got so bad that his eyes started to fog over entirely. That's when the Pegasus Paladin... forgot she could remove disease. When she was finally reminded, they discovered that it only reset the stages of the disease back to zero when he started to lose his vision again. Then he finally made enough saves to cure himself, but it was fun to force him to make a con check every morning to see how the progression went and hear him moan about it every time.