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9th Apr 2020, 6:00 AM in Guest Arc: Equestria Girls
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Newbiespud 9th Apr 2020, 6:00 AM edit delete
Author: GreatDinn

Guest Author's Note: "I think it says a lot about D&D that there are three skills that utilize the same stat that can be used for social situations. They could have just had a single Charisma based skill that handled how the players interact with others, but they decided to split it up to encourage different kinds of play behavior, or character builds. You can get help from others by pulling a Tom Sawyer, and bluffing the others into thinking its totally a good idea; you can use Diplomacy to create a genuine compromise between both parties or approach the situation logically; or you can just be scary as all get out! And likewise, this encourages the DM to have NPCs react differently to the different stimuli. Of course, the player's intent doesn't always match the skill used, but...

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BackSet 9th Apr 2020, 6:51 AM edit delete reply
...Raid: Shadow Legends.

Yeah, I'm not gonna keep going.

Anyway, uh... any stories about minions?
ANW 9th Apr 2020, 7:08 AM edit delete reply
If you mean DreamWorks, then no.
If you don't, then still no.
BackSet 9th Apr 2020, 7:58 AM edit delete reply
No I don't mean dreamworks. I will never mean dreamworks.
Anvildude 9th Apr 2020, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
Ya'all realize that the Dreamworks Minion is the fish in the robotic gorilla suit. The yellow ones are from Universal/Illumination.
CCC 9th Apr 2020, 9:26 AM edit delete reply
Code: The infiltration is proceeding successfully.

Code: They don't suspect a thing.
Scissors Rock Paper 9th Apr 2020, 8:41 AM edit delete reply
Something about Fluttershy calling people minions seems both appropriate and inappropriate simultaneously.
Anvildude 9th Apr 2020, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
Would you rather she call them pets?
Scissors Rock Paper 9th Apr 2020, 4:39 PM edit delete reply
I can't see her EVER calling a pet a minion. Like I said, appropriate and inappropriate. Seems Rarity is rubbing off on her.
Winged Cat 9th Apr 2020, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
...NewbieSpud's recovered mental health, for those of you not in the Discord.

Thank you for doing this at this time, Dinn.
Robin Bobcat 9th Apr 2020, 2:38 PM edit delete reply
Notably, 4Th edition had feats that would let you substitute Intimidate for those rolls..

I played a Gnoll. One with a VERY high Intimidate score.

I *almost* got invited to the fancy noble's party... Which would have been *amazing*, since all the rolls would have been Diplomacy...
Guest 10th Apr 2020, 5:28 AM edit delete reply
I had a (gnoll) wizard who could use Arcana as diplomacy twice per scene, plus arcana as intimidate another 1/scene. With a maxxed arcana, he could half win a skill challange all on his own.
Peliaos 9th Apr 2020, 5:55 PM edit delete reply
Dammit! Now I'm caught up again on this comic as well as GL3.5.

,,, I guess I could see if CrystalGMs ever went off hiatus... I know Aangevanced had finished before I dropped all the comics I had been reading because busy life.
Sci 10th Apr 2020, 1:03 AM edit delete reply
If you haven't tried Darths and Droids (Star Wars but D&D), you could give that one a go? It just came off hiatus to cover the sequel trilogy, so... lil bit of a backlog there. No ponies (unless I forgot something) though.
Story Time 10th Apr 2020, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
Diplomacy mean give your work to someone else... Any funny story (with or without diplomacy checks) about how someone give the work they are supposed to do to someone else?
Digo Dragon 10th Apr 2020, 1:32 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
One cool thing about playing a doctor is offering free medical to attract minions to your side. XD
Scissors Rock Paper 11th Apr 2020, 4:36 AM edit delete reply
And a nice side business dealing on the side. As a player, I love it. As a GM, the cops arrest your character. Time for a jailbreak.