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Newbiespud 1st Sep 2022, 6:00 AM edit delete
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Even for players that are focused on roleplaying or new to the system in general... everyone loves having a justification to write new and exciting rules in their favor.

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You know, splitting control between all of them so that Twilight get's six turns in combat isn't a bad idea. Especially as Twilight is meant to represent the combined magic of friendship and harmony. Same with her sharing their skills and abilities, at least in combat.

Quad Damage Die and rolling twice and adding them together for skills and attacks is a bit much however.
Toric 1st Sep 2022, 7:00 AM edit delete reply
Really, what she has is the Alicorn magic. And the power of Friendship/Elements of Harmony is what is letting them "share" it. I think a reasonable mid-ground might be a continual aura that gives moral bonuses to the other players in range, a finite number of rerolls (either per combat or per turn) for saves/attacks, and maybe 1 low-level spell-like ability each?

Twilight herself she effectively up her caster level, gain a handful of high level spells that she casts spontaneously (instead of preparing), and some temporary/inherent bonuses to stats, AC, HP, and saves
ArmoredMerchant 1st Sep 2022, 7:27 AM edit delete reply
Hello! And it looks like, in this case, that's likely a pendulum swung too far the other way.
The party, and Spud, seem to be basing their ideas off of player autonomy, and how to maintain it without feeling sidelined, with a certainly unique result that has everyone in on the fun!
And remember, it's multiple-deity levels of empowerment here, PC-level powers have gone through the window at mach four.
Just ideas on a viewpoint, though, no intention to bother. Certainly interest to read your work,
and I hope you have a good day!
albedoequals1 1st Sep 2022, 3:42 PM edit delete reply
albedoequals1
It's D&D. Multiple-deity levels of empowerment are equivalent to PC level 17 or so :p
TyrantViewer 1st Sep 2022, 9:53 PM edit delete reply
Depends on the deities
Guest 2nd Sep 2022, 12:35 PM edit delete reply
Concidering the weakest statted gods are lv 60 I'm thinking no
Sharing a Character 1st Sep 2022, 1:55 PM edit delete reply
So... Is common to share a character between six people? I can think it could be confusing, not to say the abilities of the others
Prairie Son 1st Sep 2022, 2:13 PM edit delete reply
Depends on the game system. A few have it where you're trading who calls the shot for the moment based on narrative currency of some sort. And then there are those with a gestalt character made up of others (think, oh, say Voltron). Most, however, do not do this.
King Marth 3rd Sep 2022, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
There's a couple of systems which go for an Avatar: the Last Airbender approach where everyone has their own normal character while the party as a whole shares one main character who is significantly more powerful.
Roguim 1st Sep 2022, 3:53 PM edit delete reply
six initiatives roll and quad damage... i like the sound of this as a player...but not so much as a DM
Matiekay_13 1st Sep 2022, 10:09 PM edit delete reply
Matiekay_13
If we're using 5e rules, does Twilight get Legendary and/or Lair actions, like a Boss Monster? That would be sweet.
RandomPersonOnTheNet 2nd Sep 2022, 12:00 AM edit delete reply
What's funny is that all these options basically represent the player's MetaPlaystyle.

Fluttershy plays DnD for: Friends sharing an adventure together
Applejack is a dirty Metagamer who understands the truth to be OP in DnD, Action Economy.
Rarity focuses even more on the roleplay by being even more of a skillmonkey than Rogue really is.
Pinkie just wants the most Chaotic character sheet ever.
Dash is dumb Barbarian who enjoys seeing Beeg damage numbers
Peliaos 2nd Sep 2022, 11:58 AM edit delete reply
those smiles... I've been at a table where those smiles happened in a similar scenario... I had one on my own face at the time.
Digo 2nd Sep 2022, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
Flesh out these rules a little more and you may have actually invented a Voltron combat system!
RamiroGalletti 9th Sep 2022, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
okay let´s see hero how to divide "the massive power up"

(twilight's cutie mark = magic boost)

Standart alicorn? = all the pony racial bonuses + longevity

alicorn of "frienship"... borrow abiloities of the "other elemental wielders" to a smaller degree, like "original user current lvl / 2.= available ability"
so she can have "bonus speed = to rainbow dash speed's x lvls ago" (may need to have the other write down specifics).
or "half of rarity's skill bonuses for skills" stuff like that.

BIG WUMBO super alicorn god super alicorn x 4 or alicorn of twilight ...

grab the biggest stat numbers on celestia/luna/cadence then say "fuck it celestia has 20 wisdon, you get 20 wisdom + 1 from the others (repeat per stat.

repeat with skills/ speed,etc. Gesalt pony god of twilight.

give her "temporary use of the other cutie marks (canonical) so like "max dmg on radian spells from celestia, "reliable talent" ( minumun rol = 10) for enchanment spells from cadence).

THEN give her "quad dmg" and THEN give her
"magic of friendship" with the whole "well all roll together since we are focusing on twilight" that could be used by the "harmony team power up"