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Newbiespud 26th Mar 2022, 6:00 AM edit delete
It's a small miracle that tabletop gaming sessions ever start at all, really.

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Bronzedragon 26th Mar 2022, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
Prairie Son 26th Mar 2022, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
Good Grief, where is that shot of Pinkie from? It's like the perfect image of our beloved sugar fiend.
Borg 26th Mar 2022, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
Off the top of my head, I'm pretty sure it's season 1, "A Bird on the Hoof."
WinterCutieMark 26th Mar 2022, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
After a quick look, it seems it's from Swarm of the Century. Season 1 Episode 10.
Anvildude 26th Mar 2022, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
Huh. Wait, are these human players in a pony game, or pony players in a pony game again? (It's the first, isn't it?)

'cause I kinda wonder about 'champing at the bit' as a turn of phrase in Equestria. Maybe it's meant about money-bits? 'cause I can only imagine that a 'bit' in Equestria (as refers to the piece of equestrian equipment) is closer to like, a Grill or a ball gag in social use. But then, they use saddles as corset-analogues, so...
Blyndpwn 26th Mar 2022, 3:45 PM edit delete reply
I think it might be a phrase that originated in certain militaries. I can see siege equipment having bits that can be bitten and used for leverage rather than forcing a soldier to put on a full harness to aim or reposition a weapon and then take it off before they fire. There may also have been helmet mounted weapons that would include a mouth bit the soldier could bite for extra grip or control.
Khyrin 27th Mar 2022, 8:39 AM edit delete reply
Or, it just refers to a social tic of biting on currency, perhaps when waiting in line eagerly?
Smithers 28th Mar 2022, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
It is the former. But since Newbiespud is choosing not to create pictures of the human players, their speech bubbles get attached to their ponies, even when speaking OOC. So Rarity's player is using a human expression (with a horse pun) without implying it exists in Equestria.

Although it still could; fashion bridles appear in the show without bits, but in Bridle Gossip, Appletini outfits Rainbow Crash with a bridle with a bit, so the concept is at least known.
Sidnoea 26th Mar 2022, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
Obligatory "I recognize that Homestar Runner reference" comment
Newbiespud 26th Mar 2022, 4:08 PM edit delete reply
Obligatory "I am cursed to use a blatant Homestar Runner reference every few months or else I go mad" excuse
Oh Twice 27th Mar 2022, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
Oh good, I'm not going crazy, and that really was sbemail125
Digo 28th Mar 2022, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
Huh, might me the first such reference I didn't actually notice without a prompt. I must be getting old. Then again, Homestar is how old?

(Oof, don't answer that. I just saw, lol)
Roguim 26th Mar 2022, 1:07 PM edit delete reply
Now let's begin, soon after clear the tables and define how to divide the Pizza's bill...
Crypticmirror 28th Mar 2022, 2:53 AM edit delete reply
It is Champing at the Bit, not chomping. As the fox:
Guest 28th Mar 2022, 7:23 PM edit delete reply
In fiction, it's often more important to write things to be believable rather than factually correct. Most people think it's "chomping", so it's entirely plausible that Rarity would also think so.