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30th May 2020, 6:00 AM in A Canterlot Wedding, Part 1
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Newbiespud 30th May 2020, 6:00 AM edit delete
I dunno, I just like the idea that Pinkie Pie is on a big Agatha Christie kick.

Or maybe that's slightly terrifying.

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Cygnia 30th May 2020, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
"I dunno, I just like the idea that Pinkie Pie is on a big Agatha Christie kick."

Now I wanna see the MLP version of "The Pale Horse"... :-D
ANW 30th May 2020, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Story Time
And once again, Pinkie changes my idea.

Murder mystery stories.
Winged Cat 30th May 2020, 8:18 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Story Time, when Pinkie (or one of similar spirit) derailed and changed your ideas?
CliffRobotnik 31st May 2020, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
I always wanted to do mysteries, but either I make the details too vague to ever be solved, or too obvious that it instantly spoils it...
Scissors Rock Paper 1st Jun 2020, 6:19 PM edit delete reply
Depending on your Player's ages you could probably get away with ripping off an episode of Murder She Wrote
Digo Dragon 30th May 2020, 7:11 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
So in the actual cartoon episode, the bubbles is supposed to block changelings from passing through. If there were changelings on a train traveling through that bubble wall (without stopping mind you) that would mean those changelings on the train would be bug-smooshed against the back ends of the rail cars when it reaches them.

That can't be pleasant for the passengers to witness. Imagine riding the train and the mare next to you suddenly gets half her bones crushed as she is forced through the seats to the back of the car you're in.
Winged Cat 30th May 2020, 8:17 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Half? Try "all" - and the rest of her, before the bloody smear that used to be a changeling pretending to be a mare gets forced through the back wall.

Though, this being MLP, it's more likely there would be a pony-shaped hole in the train and the changeling would survive, possibly with disguise intact (though likely dismissing it willingly afterward, as there would be no further point in it).
CHeighlund 30th May 2020, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
Okay, I'm confused.

The bubble shield was there as a defense, yes. But I don't think they were specifically scanning for changelings at that point; they didn't know who had made the threat. Where are you getting that -this- bubble (as opposed to the one at the end of the second wedding episode, where they knew what the threat was) was specifically anti-changeling?
Well... 31st May 2020, 3:14 AM edit delete reply
Well, in theory is a kid show so they did not show everything but just think of the changelings when the bubble was re-formed, smashed against buildings or just crashing against the floor after being thrown to the sky by the bubble shield
BackSet 1st Jun 2020, 2:16 PM edit delete reply
It's also possible that the bubble has several "access points" (gates, trains, the usual) that scan anypony who goes theough and immediately removes any enchantments (counting changeling shapeshifting as an enchantment here) therefor laying any changelings bare.

Everywhere else is solid bubble, though.
Winged Cat 30th May 2020, 8:32 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
The barrier might not stop Discord, but it would give enough warning that they could perhaps start evacuating the capital before Discord took it over. It would also give notice that the Ponyville trap had leaked, and that the rest of the world was once more in danger.
Classic Steve 30th May 2020, 10:06 AM edit delete reply
Aw, no "MMMMystery on the Friendship Express" subplot? :P
BackSet 30th May 2020, 12:38 PM edit delete reply
Maybe they could do that as a side story to cool down after whatever disaster happens here (and we know it'll be a disaster because Twilight is just a boatload of issues).
Guest 30th May 2020, 8:52 PM edit delete reply
my money's on Cady passing the GM a note
"Give me some leeway, imma throw her a bone."
Guest 31st May 2020, 12:48 AM edit delete reply
Given how her brother's already and reacting, I doubt Twilight's player will be at fault for the disaster.

Wonder how the "put whole city under forcefield" is going to be justified with 4e rules (probably a custom ritual), but I can already feel the gloating (which if it's a ritual I hope the DM interrupts with a "anyone who knows the ritual can do this, dude.")
Platonix 31st May 2020, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
...My Miniscule Mare Mystery?
Wings of Black Glass 30th May 2020, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
Actually, I'm trying to plan a murder mystery right now. So far all I've got is: "Changeling posing as one of the heroes murders someone."
The Fish King 30th May 2020, 12:57 PM edit delete reply
I'm planning a murder mystery too. I've only gotten as far as killing my neighbor. Now I just need to come up with a mystery.
Joe the Rat 30th May 2020, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
Red Herrings by the Bushel.
I ran a Cluedo inspired session, and half the NPCs had motives to kill the victim. The other half had motive (and means, and opportunity) to go after the PCs as well.

The Maid did it, with the Slithering Tracker, which is hiding in the barrel of Pickled Herrings.
Eroraf 1st Jun 2020, 1:43 AM edit delete reply
This isn't the draconequus you're looking for.