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21st May 2013, 6:00 AM in Swarm of the Century
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Future Legend
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Newbiespud 21st May 2013, 6:00 AM edit delete
The one benefit to physically splitting the party: Hearing random outbursts from the other rooms, without context.

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Zuche 21st May 2013, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
I. Heard. NOTHING!
Digo 21st May 2013, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
The context-less outbursts were always the best part. I tended to be pretty calm like Rarity here whenever I was captured.

Though I was usually less "talk my way out" and more "set NPCs on fire" as my way og getting free.
Zuche 21st May 2013, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
Setting them on fire? I guess it's preferable to whatever provoked the response, "CREAM CHEESE DOESN'T GO THERE!!!"
Digo 21st May 2013, 9:23 AM edit delete reply
Boy that musta been a waste of good cream cheese.
Raxon 21st May 2013, 12:42 PM edit delete reply
It all depends in your interests.
Digo 23rd May 2013, 4:19 AM edit delete reply
That... that brings "niche market" to microscopic levels.
Malroth 21st May 2013, 1:00 PM edit delete reply
Nobody sends goons to kidnap the evil Enchanter. It makes me sad.
Jason Shadow 21st May 2013, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
Jason Shadow
You should probably avoid doing evil dances, then. It kinda tips 'em off... Nothing says, "I'm going to enchant you at the first opportunity" like a malevolent tango.
JSchunx 21st May 2013, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
No no, it takes two to tango, what you need is a villainous tap dance, or perhaps some antagonistic break-dancing.
Digo 22nd May 2013, 4:26 AM edit delete reply
Sooo... stage a dance fight on Dancing with the Stars?
Giggle Tail 22nd May 2013, 1:56 PM edit delete reply
Giggle Tail
Funny story, there....

In our last campaign, one of our party members was kidnapped by what we could only describe as a "demon gorilla." When we later found the leader behind him and the other demon apes and monkeys, we set him on fire to avoid a lengthy battle :3
DoubleCross 21st May 2013, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
NOW what do they think is going on!?

I mean that's the exact opposite of what's usually said when you-
Zuche 21st May 2013, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
Based on what we've seen of this DM so far, they must suspect that Rarity has crossed, double-crossed, and perhaps even triple-crossed his plans so thoroughly that he'll never be able to get this world up and running ever again.

No doubt they live in fear of what shall happen next.
Digo 21st May 2013, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
Let's think... if if the others heard their GM shout "NOOOOO", then its possible they think Rarity's player defeated/derailed the Gm's little plot.

I wonder if the remaining players will try to drag Celestia over to help. PCs tend to do that, enlist strong NPCs to do some of the work for them if they think they can get away with it.
you know that guy 21st May 2013, 1:28 PM edit delete reply
I dunno, that could be a sound from the last time I was alone with a woman in my bedroom.
Raxon 21st May 2013, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
I know exactly what you mean. She never stood a chance. Battle scars can be intimidating, can't they?

Women swoon at the sight of Staff Sgt. Genocidicles Maximus Killmaster the first, and the three heads of his mighty flail, Belle, Ursula, and Lumpspiere. It's french. It means "Thing that should get looked at."
JSchunx 21st May 2013, 11:00 PM edit delete reply
If "three-headed flail" is innuendo for something, please don't tell me.
Zuche 22nd May 2013, 12:52 PM edit delete reply
Nah. He just swiped the favoured weapon of the Demon Prince of Gnolls, and it's accurate to call that one a filthy beast without any salacious intent.
Zuche 21st May 2013, 6:31 AM edit delete reply
That first shot of Rarity is spectacular. There are just so many word balloons you could add to it.

"Could you perhaps aim the next one a little higher, please?"

"Forward, troops! Now that I've cleared this foxhole, nothing stands between us and the walls except 10,000 oysters and a small pimento loaf!"

"You gravity cannon caught me off guard this time, Luthor, but not twice! Up, up, and--"

"Excuse me, Ms. Cheerilee? I think I remember where I left the dark matter for today's assignment."

"When stuffing the roc, remember to first remove all accoutrements -- and to have a warm bubble bath on hand for afterward."
commissar 21st May 2013, 1:32 PM edit delete reply
Drive me closer! I want to stab them with my horn.
NeutralDemon 21st May 2013, 10:43 PM edit delete reply
JSchunx 21st May 2013, 11:02 PM edit delete reply
No, no UP! Don't look at me, look up! The dragon's up there, not down here!
Brickman 22nd May 2013, 4:14 AM edit delete reply
"You've gotta believe me, that fish was THIS BIG."

"Taxi! Taxi! What does it take to get a Taxi in this kingdom?"

"Braaaaaains! Cleaned, well-cooked braaaains!"
FanOfMostEverything 22nd May 2013, 6:39 AM edit delete reply
"Run, you fools! I can't hold up this wall of force forever!"

"What? I always do my calisthenics before infiltrating enemy strongholds."

"I just felt a worm! There's a worm and it's crawling on me!"
Tatsurou 22nd May 2013, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
"Why CAN'T I like Disco Fever?"

"How DARE you walk in on a lady having a mud bath?!"

"I cast Magic Missile!"
Destrustor 22nd May 2013, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
"Yours is the drill that will pierce the heavens!"
Guest 22nd May 2013, 9:24 PM edit delete reply
"For all the people of the planet of Namek, I will kill you with this spirit bomb, Frieza!
Paragrin 22nd May 2013, 3:23 PM edit delete reply
Lady Rarity Greyson was the first casualty of Nero's advance on Equestria.
Zuche 22nd May 2013, 10:23 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for all the other suggestions. Most amusing.
Froborr 21st May 2013, 6:34 AM edit delete reply
Back in the day, my brother and I used to play Worms 2 over our household LAN. Our computers were in separate rooms, and there was noticeable lag, so I would always know when he screwed up a shot because I'd suddenly hear shouts and screams drifting down the hall. Likewise, when I got him good, I'd count slowly to ten and then the screaming would start.

It made an already entertaining game hilariously epic.
_R_ 21st May 2013, 6:34 AM edit delete reply
I honestly expected Twilight to mutter something about overused tropes until I realized that she wasn't in the room.
Also, you'd think that with that big a "nooooo", the other players would have head it and rushed into the room. Guess the DM had a peculiar voice.
Then again, this whole mess is his fault, so he seems to be enjoying it.
Zuche 21st May 2013, 6:42 AM edit delete reply
The big, "NOOOOOOOO!" trope? I'm pretty sure it's at least unrealistic enough to only worry the players as players, rather than as, for example, witnesses to the crime.

And let's hope so, _R_. Let's hope so.
_R_ 21st May 2013, 6:51 AM edit delete reply
...well, to be fair, the DM's had his plans all mixed up.
1st Arc:The players find the Elements of Harmony, are successful in using them, and twist the campaign's story.
2nd Arc:One could assume that the DM would have liked them to blood the dragon, and then capture it instead. Then, Fluttershy's player cancelled that with a blink of an eye.
3rd Arc:Nothing in particular, but Pinkie and Twilight made the session more longer and complicated.
4th Arc Part 1: Twilight gets boring and destroies all the Parasprites at once, forcing him to come up with a new storyline.
Grand Line:The guest players practically rebel against the rules.
Lost Chickens:The players decided to fight the NPC they're supposed to help. The session is TPK'd and abruptly canceled.
One would assume why he would say "Noooooo!" all of a sudden.
Digo 21st May 2013, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
In my group, only I have ever used the "Big No" trope. I've done it for the occasional hammy villain during his final and definite defeat.
Zuche 21st May 2013, 7:55 AM edit delete reply
My favourite take on the trope comes from Baldur's Gate. If you have Montaron and Xzar in your party, the death of the halfling provokes Xzar (played by Frank Welker) to shout:

"Montaron, NOOO! I--I never liked you..."

It's the evil laugh as he says the last three words that sells it.
Digo 21st May 2013, 9:25 AM edit delete reply
Heh, I can imagine it. I might have to youtube it later to see if there's a video for that scene.
Woolytop 21st May 2013, 10:10 AM edit delete reply
Somehow I doubt the players think that Rarity snapped the plot threads. Keep in mind there's probably a distinct difference between the GM shouting "NO, YOU'VE RUINED EVERYTHING!" and "NOOOOOOOOOO, I AM AN NPC IN DISTRESS!"
Zuche 21st May 2013, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
Only if they've heard him use that voice for an NPC in distress before.
Raxon 21st May 2013, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
Either that, or Spike has a special NPC voice set aside.
_R_ 21st May 2013, 4:48 PM edit delete reply
If that was true, the players would have teased the DM out of screen doing to have "a cute voice".
Raxon 21st May 2013, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
Unless he used an alternate voice.

Hey hey hey, stay outta my shed!
_R_ 21st May 2013, 4:59 PM edit delete reply
...that is the most unique voice for a baby dragon I ever heard.
DoubleCross 22nd May 2013, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
Darkside 21st May 2013, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
this doesn't have to do with hearing things from another room, but rather with splitting the party and doing things in a different room.

We were playing a game of Runepunk for Savage Worlds, and had discovered a pre-Tempest science outpost. The other two party members went to sell off the artifacts we had found (the Hub they went to, Mr. Cromwell, was awesome), while my character stayed behind. As they were coming back, the GM pulled me off to the side and told me that the entire building disappeared around me.

Thankfully, I had wings to catch myself.

As the other two were coming back, the only hint they had that something had happened was that the super-gun one of them decided to keep instead of sell had disappeared.

They then found me laying in a tree and we realized we might end up in trouble if the stuff that was sold vanished, too.
Matticus 21st May 2013, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
Sadly, this effect is lost on our group. Since it's a guild group with players from four time zones we play online with Roll20 over Mumble. Dropping into a different channel means that the others don't get to hear things out of context...
Mink of Snow 21st May 2013, 10:48 PM edit delete reply
Panel 4
"No not the noogies!"

Wow for 26 year old woman I am really immature
JSchunx 21st May 2013, 11:06 PM edit delete reply
Hey, maturity's not all it's cracked up to be. Being the only person willing to push a story forward in a group of jokers is a frustrating situation to be in.

Especially if you're the DM.
Zuche 22nd May 2013, 7:16 AM edit delete reply
That's not immaturity. That's just silliness, something adults should always have on hand for all the right occasions.
Tatsurou 22nd May 2013, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
Is it wrong that, to me, Panel 4 looks frighteningly like the start of a gangbang? Especially with Rarity's expression as the dog grabs her horn?
Newbiespud 22nd May 2013, 11:24 AM edit delete reply
I'm not gonna mince words.

Tatsurou 22nd May 2013, 12:36 PM edit delete reply
I can't help it, Newbie. After some of the stuff I've seen, Rarity's expression in that panel just screams, "Bad Touch!"
MrGazzer 22nd May 2013, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
You're horrible.
Brickman 22nd May 2013, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
Great, now I can't unsee it. Thanks a lot.
Raxon 23rd May 2013, 2:13 AM edit delete reply
I can't unsee it either.

The Captain 22nd May 2013, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
The Captain
The way I split up my group when we go to separate rooms, we can't really hear each other, but we can see each other through a set of sliding glass doors. Sometimes it will be a painfully serious moment, but the effect is ruined because someone on the other side of the doors decides to press their face against the glass or something.
Blue-Blue 24th May 2013, 9:58 AM edit delete reply
It's okay, he just dropped his Manwich.
TechUnadept 9th Jul 2013, 12:13 AM No? edit delete reply
Aeshdan. 10th Feb 2016, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
Heh. Nothing like being stuck in a room for an hour while one of your fellow party members is trying to infiltrate the enemy base, and the only word you can hear from the other room is "dynamite".