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6th Feb 2021, 6:00 AM in A Canterlot Wedding, Part 2
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Princess's Gambit
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Author Notes:

Newbiespud 6th Feb 2021, 6:00 AM edit delete
Sometimes improv is all about "yes, and"-ing right off a cliff in a leap of faith.

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ANW 6th Feb 2021, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
I like to call those type in mlp a "Sombra jump"
Digo 6th Feb 2021, 7:55 AM edit delete reply
It's just a Sombra jump to the left.
Then a Cadance step to the ri-ri-right...
A Quiet Reader 6th Feb 2021, 9:39 AM edit delete reply
A+ comment
Tatsurou 7th Feb 2021, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
Put your hands on Tirek hips
Bring Twilight knees in ti~ight!
But it's the Starlight thrust
That really proves you're in sa~a~a~a`ane!
Digo Dragon 8th Feb 2021, 3:58 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
You'd be pretty crazy to grab Tirek by the hips. XD
Jannard 6th Feb 2021, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
I like how Twilight's player deftly avoids falling into the tropes typical for an optimizing problem solver, by actually being creative and incentivizing roleplay through her approaches.
albedoequals1 6th Feb 2021, 5:17 PM edit delete reply
It's the most meta solution ever when you realize that quality roleplaying always wins ;)
FanOfMostEverything 6th Feb 2021, 6:51 AM edit delete reply
I'm going to have to remember that author's note. Brilliantly quotable bit of wisdom.
Akouma 6th Feb 2021, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
Reminds a little of a recent story from my current D&D game. We're wandering through a deadly, blighted forest in the Underdark when we come upon the source of the blight. A poison dragon, who is destined to one day be one of the harbingers of the end times on the surface. (Think the Pestilence in a group of draconic four horsemen.) He greets us and says we have to fight, as it is destiny. My aetherborn paladin who took a few cues from the Fluttershy school of conflict resolution says they're not going to fight today, because prophecy can go jump off a cliff, and in fact I'm going to be the dragon's friend! The rest of the party has absolutely no idea what in the hell is happening but rolls with it since if it works it wouldn't be the first time we skipped a combat through kindness. I actually manage to tank a massive debilitating poison aura to get in close and hug the thing's leg. It throws me back out. I Misty Step back in to do it again. The dragon gets a bit flustered and agrees that maybe today isn't the day he fights a group of heroes. The party is lightly awed (or aaaaaaw'd) at Vivithez's latest Conquest of Friendship.
you know that guy 6th Feb 2021, 3:36 PM edit delete reply
I wonder if Twilight's plan involves making Cadence absorb too much love energy.
Jennifer 6th Feb 2021, 5:19 PM edit delete reply
That author's note is pretty much exactly how I run games. No rules, a handful of dice, and thou...
Cliff_Robotnik 6th Feb 2021, 5:19 PM edit delete reply
As the majority of my group is made up of bronies(a word that makes me crave brownies...), Friendship speeches, along with "Reasons you suck" speeches, along with the occasional "World of Cardboard" Speech is rather common...

It's been several years back now, but one campaign ended with a Clockwork-powered kingdom erasing magic in the world, meaning the final boss was in a Dead Magic zone, and one of the party used a text-wall of a combo Reasonyousuck/Friendship speech to call the Clockwork King a retard, and use a giant Tooth from a snake monster they killed in a dream(and thus the item should not physically exist) as a focus along with the Speech to True-Res a dead Monk-Friend they had, in the middle of a Dead Magic zone... as the Fang should not even exist, muchless there, it's mere existence stood in defiance to everything the King was doing... and symbols are a very powerful thing in this setting...

And then the party helped a much-higher-level Monk NPC fight past the giant clockbot guardians and suplex the clockwork-cyborg king into oblivion.

...for context, the Monk was actually someone that died, and was trapped inside the Dream mentioned before as a Skeleton, and was released(Still a skeleton) when the Dream got Destroyed by a PC(that you KNOW was Dave), whom Destroyed the dream in a spacial maze by running through it with a ton of Hemp rope, standing in the middle, and pulling as hard as he can on the ends of the rope... got Nat20 on a STR check and destroyed the dream, deposited everyone still alive(or undead) into a nearby swamp, reduced everyone to 1hp or 0hp(via coin flip), Glitched a Skeleton Monkfriend, and the Fang into existence... and created a Greater Artifact...

Planeskiller, a Indestructable ROPE of Infinite length(and infinite ends, try and figure THAT one out!), which's uses are limited only by ones creativity... and partly runs on cartoon logic.

It also dumped the physical constructions OF the Dream into the swamp, which the PC's used to Reinforce the Village they adopted.... they like finding a village or something and going "We are going to turn this place into a Utopia and you can't stop us" to the DM.

Planeskiller would come up from time to time in campaigns, always when it was least expected, and is always useful due to the vague, confusing capabilities it possesses... Not the least being the power to tie up anything, forever.
aylatrigger 8th Feb 2021, 1:00 PM edit delete reply
Might I suggest for your craving of brownies a recipe I came up with:
-chocolatey brownie mix that does not add chocolate chips or chunks
-whatever those instructions need
-about 2 bags of chocolate chips or chocolate chips + other meltable candy (butterscotch chips are a favorite). Ratio to brownies should be 1:1 (so if two different types, 1:1:2). Mini chocolate ships end up 'smoother' and less overpowering, while normal sized are the opposite

...Make mix as per those instructions, after mixing add chips and candy. Use max time for the oven time.

Comes out the perfect gooeyness if you love gooey brownies, and solidifies into a candy bar. I have been told they are "Awesome," "Amazing," "Godly," and "Not Death By Chocolate but just Death."