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16th Jul 2020, 6:00 AM in A Canterlot Wedding, Part 1
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Flowery Girl
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Newbiespud 16th Jul 2020, 6:00 AM edit delete
This... might be the first time I've used pictorial Unicode symbols (besides musical notes) in dialogue? Gotta try something new every arc, it seems. Sometimes changing italic and bold states doesn't cut it for illustrating a specific inflection in text.

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ANW 16th Jul 2020, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
Story time

Usually we fight things like dragons, goblins, and all types of dangerous creatures.

But are there any stores where plants were the most dangerous thing to fight?
rakaydos 16th Jul 2020, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
Ironclaw, an early rennisaunce furry RPG, has an entire splat book of monsters that grow on a vine. Because the monsters that are animals are just people, in the setting.
Joe the Rat 16th Jul 2020, 7:26 AM edit delete reply
Well there was the time when the rogue was brutally savaged by a potted geranium, but since it was a shapeshifting being in the border ethereal, I don't think that counts.
Wulfraed 16th Jul 2020, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
After my long harangue last time, I may sound like a stuck record here...

RuneQuest's Aldryami (RuneQuest "elves") ARE motile plant life. {And are available as player characters -- not just opposition monsters}
Guest 16th Jul 2020, 9:59 AM edit delete reply
Over on SufficientVelocity, there's a quest that opened with the main character getting into a fight with a patch of grass. And losing.
Guest 16th Jul 2020, 10:38 AM edit delete reply
The Day of the Triffids comes to mind.
Dakkath 16th Jul 2020, 12:46 PM edit delete reply
A tendriculous ate our rogue. After cutting him free, the other one proceeded to also eat him.
haunt 16th Jul 2020, 1:23 PM edit delete reply
My friend just ran a 5e one-shot where in the PCs had to fight a couple homebrew plants. They attacked for 1d4 dex damage, and the players had to make a dex save or be paralyzed, whereupon the plant could continue attacking for 1d4 dex until they ran out of dex and died. (There were antidotes for the dex damage lying around that the players could use provided they found them.) To make matters worse, when burned the plants released a cloud of poisonous smoke that dealt 1d12 damage per turn while the players were breathing it. The kicker? The players were level 1. As I understand it, they basically went in, immediately lit the plants on fire, and then were "annoyed" when the DM told them it was time to run.

Actually, earlier in the same one-shot, the players fought a tree that raised the dead. It had a couple corpses laying around that it could bring back quickly, and could be burned at risk of a larger fire which might consume their shelter due to the generally dead and dry landscape. Apparently they also just went in and lit that one on fire, downing one of their party in the process but also saving the dying guard the tree was trying to turn. If it works, it works, I guess.
Winged Cat 16th Jul 2020, 10:22 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
"Don't you grow at me, young seedling!"

Also, in Warhammer 40K, isn't the entire orc race basically plants, or at least fungi?
ZzzDJ 17th Jul 2020, 1:43 AM edit delete reply
Hangman Tree. Used them as a challenge as a DM once, fought it as a player once. Both times, it was entertaining and challenging!

It's their special ability: the hallucinogenic spores that make you perceive it as either harmless or as a friendly Treant or somesuch.
When I deployed a Hangman tree as a DM, the spore-affected Cleric of Gozreh kept healing it, until the Summoner cast Create Pit under her!
Same fight, the tree almost ate the Barbarian three times, but she kept acing the check to break out the grapple, but then was grappled again the next turn!

When I fought against it as a player, I, the Alchemist with the fiery bombs, was the affected fool, and thus failed to contribute to the fight. Everyone was afraid to get close to it lest they get grappled, which let it basically control the pace of combat. They eventually whittled it down while my alchemist confusedly berated them for wasting spells on a happy little tree. Once it died, my Alchemist carefully examined the reamains and concluded: "I don't think this was a regular tree after all!"
Good times!
Scissors Rock Paper 17th Jul 2020, 3:05 AM edit delete reply
Does a dread gazebo count? I mean, it IS made of wood.

So, apparently players hate it when you make a jungle sentient. Live and learn.
CliffRobotnik 17th Jul 2020, 5:59 AM edit delete reply
About exactly half of Gorgrond in World of Warcrafts "Warlords of dreanor" expansion... While it may of been the worst received of Wows many expansions, its initial leveling experience and lore were phenomenal... Particularly about how the original, singular life form on what would later become the Orc home world if Dreanor was a MASSIVELY, GLOBE SPANNING PLANT!

Then one of the Titans found it, decided this was a threat to all other worlds if it got off world somehow, and animated a Mountain into a massive fuckoff Rock elemental to kill it, then left...

Said Rockdude and Plantnightmarekilled each other... Sorta... The shattered and ripped apart pieces of both became various smaller rock and plant monsters....The rocks devolved over time From this Mountainguy, to the Collosi, to the Gron, to the Ogron, to the Ogres, to the Orcs.... Which means the Orcs are as much Titan Creations as the Humans, Dwarves, and Gnomes...

The plant stuff was a lot more interesting, and various intertwined plantoid species exist, and still to this day fight the not-fleshy descendants of that Mountain in Gorgrond... Until Ner'Zhul accidentally the entire planet to pieces.

From the Plantmen, to the massive Centaur-Like behemoths they worship, the flora-hydras, the asshole shrub midgets, and tons others, I think they were all some if the more interesting things the expansion added...

Then we got nothing but demons for an expansion and a half...
Digo 16th Jul 2020, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
Turn modern emojis into a language.
Lead the viewers to a new promised comic land of memes.
Wander about for 40 updates.
Joe the Rat 16th Jul 2020, 7:32 AM edit delete reply
Wait, you're trying to take readers *into* a hieroglyphic-using realm?

Might want to check your map there, Moses.
Digo 16th Jul 2020, 12:54 PM edit delete reply
Can't make the money without the clicks from viewers. :3
Mr Wednesday 16th Jul 2020, 12:59 PM edit delete reply
“In my defense, God was a lot more forthcoming with the fire and locusts than with directions. Ten plagues, really? I’d have settled for nine and a compass.”

-Moses, probably
Robin Bobcat 16th Jul 2020, 6:19 PM edit delete reply
Show of hooves who heard that in Mel Brooks' voice?
keybounce 16th Jul 2020, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
Remember, the more advanced the math, the older the writing used.
Philadelphus 17th Jul 2020, 1:32 AM edit delete reply
So we're saving cuneiform and Minoan Linear B for even more advanced mathematics than we currently have?
Some Random Zombie 16th Jul 2020, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
I hate plants... brains....
RuBoo 16th Jul 2020, 1:21 PM edit delete reply
You don't like plants? Well, plants don't like zombies. Except Blooming Heart, she's a little weird...
Ariamaki 16th Jul 2020, 5:32 PM Unico(rn)de edit delete reply
That inflection symbology is really perfect and fits the circumstances dead-on: I approve.