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Newbiespud 1st Sep 2020, 6:00 AM edit delete
Sometimes you can't muster fake in-character shock for something incredible you already learned out-of-character. And that's fine. But it does sometimes lead to amusing non-reactions.

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FanOfMostEverything 1st Sep 2020, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
Rainbow Dash always dresses in style!

Wait, sorry, that joke only works in 3rd Edition. (Not 3.5. Definitely not 3.5.)

But yeah, sometimes revelations just aren't that revelatory.
Truthkeeper 1st Sep 2020, 1:59 PM edit delete reply
I think the joke went over my head.
Old Joke 1st Sep 2020, 2:23 PM edit delete reply
"Rainbow Dash always dress in style" is a old joke, because while the Rainbow Dash we know is a Tomboy, this is the fourth version (4.0) of My Little Pony, in a previous version, there was another Rainbow Dash and that was one of her phrases
BackSet 2nd Sep 2020, 2:45 PM edit delete reply
I would have gotten that if I hadn't thought they were talking about D&D editions.
Ranakastrass 2nd Sep 2020, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
I always wondered why a Rainbow Dash would have "Dresses in Style" as a thing. MainLy because of the name. I might be biased because Gen4 was my first exposure to ponies, but assuming there were meaninful names back then, It still doesn't sound right.
As for 3.5... 1st Sep 2020, 2:33 PM edit delete reply
That's the generation that featured the infamous Newborn Cuties shorts, reviled by even the most die-hard pony fan.
Anvildude 1st Sep 2020, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
To expand on what Old Joke said, the 'Rainbow Dash always dresses in style' phrase was from the opening theme song to the "Gen 3" MLP show- as the shows are generally divided into 'Gens'. And there happens to be a 'Gen 3.5' MLP show, which was terrible and horrifying and oughtn't be mentioned in decent company.

So the fact that there's both a 3.0 and 3.5 for DnD, AND for MLP, lets us draw amusing parallels between the two, contrasting quality.
Rusty Helm 1st Sep 2020, 3:08 PM edit delete reply
I can't believe it took me till now to realize that the whole reason this campaign is set in 4th edition is because it's the 4th gen of the show. >.<
Winged Cat 1st Sep 2020, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Nah. It just so happens that D&D 4E was the current one when this campaign began.
Freki and Gary 1st Sep 2020, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
Two thing can be true!
Norgarthj 1st Sep 2020, 11:18 PM edit delete reply
I recall a MLPFiM fanfic that had the Gen 3 Rainbow as the mother of the Gen 4 Rainbow. 8)
Chakat Firepaw 7th Sep 2020, 12:46 PM edit delete reply
There are at least a couple of them.

Of course there are also the Infinite Loops, where Gen 3 is a common punishment loop for Equestrian loopers, (Dash does not like being reminded of how she loops into that).
ANW 1st Sep 2020, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
It basically boils down to:

DM:"Here comes the twist, it's...

Players:"Something we all saw was coming, move along."
Jennifer 1st Sep 2020, 7:13 AM edit delete reply
OK, given Rainbow Dash's characterization up to this point, her line and delivery are HILARIOUS. I can just hear her imitating Rarity. Nice touch, Newbiespud!
Digo 1st Sep 2020, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
Bonus points in that Rainbow from the previous G3 series was into fashion.
Akouma 1st Sep 2020, 9:48 AM edit delete reply
A quick moment from a recent D&D night:

I approach the window of a house being besieged by local mercenaries, claiming they're rooting out some brigands responsible for a bunch of murders. My character's sister (also a PC, to be clear) teleports inside using Misty Step through the window. To clarify, we were trying to talk with them since the mercenaries were just trying to break down the walls of the place and we were hoping to figure out what was going on.

The people *inside* immediately Hold Person my sister and begin trying to murder her. Also, we notice a lot of blood on the floor around this time. I turn back to rest of the party, yell "alright, they're bastards!" and the fight is on.
Story Time 1st Sep 2020, 12:21 PM edit delete reply
Not sure if it's common but... Any story when someone is right yet all the party ignore him/her?
albedoequals1 2nd Sep 2020, 7:51 PM edit delete reply
I think this is more a case of Twilight's "big news" being something everyone already knew
Jannard 2nd Sep 2020, 1:59 PM edit delete reply
I've had to fake surprise a couple times already, giving how I usually realized where the DM was going way before the big reveal. Not that I'm particularly intuitive or deductive, it happened with that one DM because I caught on to his thought pattern. The first time I burst it out in my best deadpan thinking I was just grasping at straws and ruined the surprise. TThat's when I learned I could intuit how that DM thought, AND to keep those moments of clarity to myself.
Kaze Koichi 2nd Sep 2020, 10:33 PM edit delete reply
One time I played with OOC knowledge very different to in-character. I had a deal with GM that my character is going to be knocked out during her introduction. When she woke up, she didn't know who did that, but she came up with idea that the party was responsible. She was forced to work with them, but she was very distrustful of them. I was very interested in trying such dynamic.