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Author Notes:

Newbiespud 13th Dec 2013, 5:00 AM edit delete
I had a lot of fun putting together this particular page. And by "fun," I mean... Just kidding, I really did have fun.


DoubleCross 14th Dec 2013, 5:01 AM edit delete reply
The transition of this page:

Zuche 14th Dec 2013, 8:17 PM edit delete reply
First comment was as good as the comic itself.
Norakos 14th Dec 2013, 9:32 PM edit delete reply
crazyredemu 14th Dec 2013, 5:03 AM edit delete reply
Home made props, the best kind!
Shiva491 14th Dec 2013, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
Are those last two panels screencaps? If so, from where?
Guest 14th Dec 2013, 4:46 PM edit delete reply
The panel with the puppet Timberwolf is from 'Spike at your Service'. The one before that might be as well.
DoubleCross 15th Dec 2013, 5:46 AM edit delete reply
Since that's obviously the 3D Timberwolf model instead of the Flash puppet, then yes, it's from Spike at Your Service.
ANW 14th Dec 2013, 5:23 AM edit delete reply
Poll time:
The one time that there is this many monsters, and Dash ISN'T here.
How long do you think she will rant for.
Me: The whole session.
Digo 14th Dec 2013, 5:36 AM edit delete reply
My players had a habit of that. They'd miss a session where their character would of totally be in their element with the encounter. There was even sessions where I'd arrange an encounter to give certain players the spot light and then the the player in question is absent so I have to rewrite. :p

PCs have horrible timing, so I stopped tailoring my campaign around the PCs.
you know that guy 14th Dec 2013, 10:54 AM edit delete reply
One time the GM presented our group with a moral choice on whether or not to give the Hutt some data for a genocidal bioweapon. The Jedi was not present for that session, and we all decided our characters wouldn't have a problem with it.
jon haley 15th Dec 2013, 10:25 PM edit delete reply
missionbased campaign.
Told to investigate this ancient mayan/elf temple thing. all very indiana jones. traps everywhere. EVERYWHERE.
The ONE day we didn't have our rogue.

He was so mad, because up until that point there had basically been no traps whatsoever and he felt useless.
ANW 14th Dec 2013, 5:25 AM edit delete reply
Before I forget.
I agree with AJ on the side panel.
Grey Pennies 14th Dec 2013, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
Indeed, that face is priceless.
evilauthor 14th Dec 2013, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
"... Wait a second..."

Oh wow. A monster so cheesy even Fluttershy can't take it seriously. And that's BEFORE she saw the puppet.
kriss1989 14th Dec 2013, 8:51 PM edit delete reply
And that's not counting the horrible puns of official D&D monsters. Timber wolves fit right in with wolf spiders, sea lions, spider monkeys, sea wolves, giant vampiric flying frogs (about the size of a house cat), and more.
Limey Lassen 15th Dec 2013, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
What is "giant vampiric flying frogs" a pun on...?
kriss1989 18th Dec 2013, 12:58 AM edit delete reply
The "giant" part, as "it's rather large compared to ther frogs", but is still very small compared to adventurers. When you think giant, you think huge.
Draxynnic 17th Dec 2013, 4:08 AM edit delete reply
Not to mention the tarantella, who's bite... makes you dance.

(To be fair, the sea lion is something you can genuinely find in heraldry and mythology, albeit not necessarily by that name)
silvadel 14th Dec 2013, 6:46 AM edit delete reply
Um, if you have never seen an actual timberwolf before, you wouldn't know if it was the most giant, typical, or a pygmy. You would just know that it is scary.
Arbalest 14th Dec 2013, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
Hey now, don't go ragging on monsters made of wood or plant matter, ESPECIALLY cognizant ones. They will mess you up. A good example of this is a monster in Anima: Beyond Fantasy called the Cath Flidais. It's like a tiger made out of thorns and wood with blossoms growing on its back. Doesn't seem scary right? Ha, just wait until you get close. The blossoms will paralyze you and the monster's claws and thorns will tear you to shreds in order to feed itself and the forest with your blood. Don't diss wooden monsters. Owch.
XanatosDrake 14th Dec 2013, 7:30 PM edit delete reply
Yay someone else who plays the most complicated and hard to understand tabletop rpg ever! By the way stay away from nodes. They are scary....
kriss1989 14th Dec 2013, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
Yes well as a summer I tend to summon fire elementals, so plant creatures aren't really a problem for me. Although my binding tends to be a little low so I usually summon below capacity to be on the safe side.
Giggle Tail 14th Dec 2013, 8:20 AM edit delete reply
Giggle Tail

Hehe, sorry, had Ace Attorney on the brain lately.

Anyway, this updated yesterday, right? But isn't this comic supposed to update Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays?
Evilbob 14th Dec 2013, 8:47 AM edit delete reply
Yes. Yes it did update yesterday.
You know what today is?

The comic's still on schedule.
Evilbob 14th Dec 2013, 8:56 AM edit delete reply
Gahhh! I was duped!

Actually. This comic updates Tues, Thurs, Sat.

And it was updated today, not yesterday.

So. Yes. The comic's still on schedule.
Giggle Tail 14th Dec 2013, 6:19 PM edit delete reply
Giggle Tail
It says it was updated yesterday. Just check the date >_>

I'm not complaining either way, just curious about the explanation.
Newbiespud 14th Dec 2013, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
Today is the 14th, a Saturday. If you check above the comic for the time and date it was posted, it also says the 14th.

The previous comic was updated on the 12th, a Thursday.

If you check the top of the site, right below the text "Friendship is Dragons," it says "Updates Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays."

I think you might be a bit confused.
Giggle Tail 15th Dec 2013, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
Giggle Tail
It says the 13th for me, no matter how many times I look at it >_>

I dunno, maybe the site it just being weird on my end. Meh, whatever.

EDIT: Okay, stranger still: I just noticed that the comic page does say the 14th, but the author's
note and "last updated" notification on my subscriptions page both say the 13th...Plus it never said there was a new page yesterday. Weird...
Anvildude 15th Dec 2013, 6:26 PM edit delete reply
...Where on the planet are you?
Giggle Tail 16th Dec 2013, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
Giggle Tail
I don't get it either, believe me. Up until this point it hasn't done this for me.

Anyway, sorry for the confusion.
Disloyal Subject 22nd Dec 2013, 7:49 PM Time Zones edit delete reply
I believe Anvildude was inquiring as to your coordinates so as to ascertain your time zone, and compare it to Spud's, on which the comic is probably posted.
...having read my own above sentence, it's way too damn flowery. I may have a problem.
Giggle Tail 24th Dec 2013, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
Giggle Tail
Well, normally this doesn't happen, so time zone definitely has nothing to do with it. Whatever. It's not worth worrying about anyway.
Someone you don't know 14th Dec 2013, 8:41 AM Someone you don't know edit delete reply
I realize that this comic's title is probably a reference to the Metallica song, but now I have a mental image of Fozzy Bear in clerical vestments stuck in my head.
Joe the Rat 14th Dec 2013, 9:07 AM edit delete reply
Yesss... I can see that.

Though I really think Fozzie would be a Druid
, not a Cleric. It's a better (for certain values of "better") joke setup.
Grey Pennies 14th Dec 2013, 11:00 AM edit delete reply
Gah! Now the image is stuck in my head too!

I need brain bleach! Where's Raxon when we need him!?
Grey Pennies 14th Dec 2013, 11:00 AM edit delete reply
Gah! Now the image is stuck in my head too!

I need brain bleach! Where's Raxon when we need him!?
Grey Pennies 14th Dec 2013, 11:00 AM edit delete reply
Gah! Now the image is stuck in my head too!

I need brain bleach! Where's Raxon when we need him!?
Raxon 14th Dec 2013, 12:12 PM edit delete reply
This theater is afraid of me...I have seen its true face. The seats are extended gutters and the gutters are full of popcorn and soda, and when the drains finally mold over, all the audience will drown. The accumulated filth of all their snacking and laughing will foam up about their waists and all the piggies and kermits will look up and shout "Save us!"... and I'll look down and whisper "Waka waka."
D'sparil 14th Dec 2013, 8:17 PM edit delete reply
In 1996, Brian Henson asks me to intervene in Treasure Island, something that his predecessors would *not* ask. A week later the conflict ends. Some of the pirates want to surrender to me personally.
Digo 15th Dec 2013, 4:43 PM edit delete reply
FanOfMostEverything 16th Dec 2013, 5:55 AM edit delete reply
I heard that in his voice. It was rather disturbing.
kriss1989 14th Dec 2013, 8:53 PM edit delete reply
Okay, I have to ask, how would a Druid be a better joke than a Cleric?
Raxon 14th Dec 2013, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
Better question.

How is a dirt witch druid not a joke?
AlternateUniverse!Zuche 15th Dec 2013, 2:28 PM edit delete reply
Don't be mean to the hedge wizards, they work not very hard to get to the shit place they are today.
Digo 16th Dec 2013, 5:56 AM edit delete reply
When they're 5th level?
Malroth 16th Dec 2013, 4:25 PM edit delete reply
Even in dnd 3.5 where they're over powered to the point of being able to solo entire parties twice their level they're still not taken seriously by players because they hug trees, talk to animals and sing anti-war protest songs wearing tie die.
Disloyal Subject 22nd Dec 2013, 7:56 PM Druid Pride edit delete reply
I do not sing protest songs or wear tie die! I turn into a tiger and eat the war profiteers, cooking them as I go with Natural Spell. I play for keeps, and leave the protests to the half-elf bard. You may be thinking of some druids of Mielikki. Others among us GET SHIT DONE. BOOYAH!
(Not that I want to be taken seriously; it makes it harder to get the drop on prey, and I like having surprise rounds in which to wild shape & pin them while my companion flanks them.)
Lyntermas 14th Dec 2013, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
Fluttershy: But...if they're wooden, how are they carnivorous? Wouldn't they get their nutrients from photosynthesis?

Also, best puppet ever.
aylatrigger 14th Dec 2013, 12:02 PM edit delete reply
If they are wooden and carnivorous, they eat trees.
DanielLC 14th Dec 2013, 1:04 PM edit delete reply
There are carnivorous plants, most famously the venus fly trap. I don't know if they get any energy from food, but they get nutrients that they'd normally have to get from the soil from it.
Limey Lassen 15th Dec 2013, 8:07 PM edit delete reply
"Who says we're gonna eat you after we kill you?"
Stigmata 14th Dec 2013, 10:47 AM edit delete reply
Some say they feast on the bones of unwary travelers. Some say they play sports with severed heads. All we know is, they're called timberwolves.
Guest 14th Dec 2013, 2:18 PM edit delete reply
And on that bombshell, good night!

Knew someone would get the Top Gear ref! (Bonus: has Stig in their name!)
Digo 15th Dec 2013, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
Top Gear rocks.
Joe England 14th Dec 2013, 11:57 AM edit delete reply
This is so damn cute. I love these ponies no matter what form they're being expressed in.
HappyMuffin 14th Dec 2013, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
I feel like the "super sensitive" is directed at me...
NOTDilbert 14th Dec 2013, 1:54 PM edit delete reply
Hey! If the Timberwolves are howling - it must be Zap Apple season! AJ's gotta go, she's gotta help get ready for Zap Apple Jam making!
you know that guy 16th Dec 2013, 1:40 PM edit delete reply
They might be howling because a sour-sweet wind is blowing.
Masterofgames 14th Dec 2013, 2:14 PM edit delete reply
Timber Wolves. What next, Snow Leopards? Maybe Mountain Lions? Tree Frogs perhaps? A swarm of Fire Flys? A plague of Lightning Bugs? What about the favorite animal of the dwarves, the Draft Horse? Will they encounter the Sugar Glider that Pinkie has been looking for for so long? A Bottle Nose Dolphin? Fruit Bats? A Pit Bull? Prairie Dogs? A Sabre Toothed Tiger? A Hammer Head Shark? A Sword Fish? When will the puns end!?!
Raxon 14th Dec 2013, 2:19 PM edit delete reply
The pistol shrimp and cow killers wish to have their say.
reynard61 14th Dec 2013, 7:52 PM edit delete reply
Don't forget Pot-Bellied Pigs, Nurse Sharks and Gypsy Moths.
NOTDilbert 14th Dec 2013, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
Fruit Bats appeared in "Apple Family Reunion" during the hayride sequence.

Just so you known, ya know.
kriss1989 14th Dec 2013, 8:56 PM edit delete reply
Well those all fit into the D&D tradition of wolf spiders, sea lions, sea wolves, spider monkeys, and things that look lik other things so that you can't trust anything in some dungeons.
dragonkingofthestars 14th Dec 2013, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
forgive me for breaking flow, but I'm curious, just where does your profile image come from?
kriss1989 18th Dec 2013, 1:01 AM edit delete reply
The Cat Came Back.
dragonkingofthestars 18th Dec 2013, 3:27 PM edit delete reply
thank you sir
guy 9th May 2014, 10:48 AM edit delete reply
That's not strictly true, is it? Is that it's japanese title?
Lyntermas 14th Dec 2013, 4:43 PM edit delete reply
So, here's a question: BodenKing said that he was going to trying running a "scary" D&D game over Thanksgiving, and that he might be incorporating suggestions from the commenters.

BodenKing, if you're out there, tell us the tale.
Draco_2k 14th Dec 2013, 4:44 PM edit delete reply
I swear Pinkie's arc is the best damn arc yet.
D'sparil 14th Dec 2013, 8:20 PM edit delete reply
Perhaps for now. The true best arc of all time will be when Twilight learns some Enchantment/Charm powers, gets drunk on the power of forced movement and basic attacks, and makes everyone fight over Mr. Smarty Pants. Complete with Crazy Eyes™!
Disloyal Subject 22nd Dec 2013, 8:05 PM Arcs edit delete reply
Personally, I'm looking forward to Party of One, if it makes the cut. Sonic Rainboom, too - and really, all of them that have the hilarious Fluttershy/RD interactions. And less hilarious, like Hurricane Fluttershy, for the sake of awesome. Oh, and now I think of those, Dragon Quest's Disguise checks should be fun.
...hmm. Guess it's safe to say I'm looking forward to everything? I do, though, hope the GM returns soon; Pinkie makes me cringe - as I suspect she's meant to. XD
Zuche 14th Dec 2013, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
It's an impressive bit of character work, even by the usual standards here.
crayoa 14th Dec 2013, 8:14 PM edit delete reply
The timberwolf puppet is cute, but does it have it's own religion?
Zuche 14th Dec 2013, 8:21 PM edit delete reply
Better that it worship a Banjo than play one. The last thing I need preying on my mind if the timber wolf remake of Deliverance.
Thar 15th Dec 2013, 8:43 AM edit delete reply
You know what would have been funnier, I think? Instead of a bad model, what if Pinkie used her dog, or gummy?
Limey Lassen 15th Dec 2013, 8:09 PM edit delete reply
And of course it would stomp around and knock everything off the table. That is COMPLETELY what she would do.
Tatsurou 16th Dec 2013, 11:48 AM edit delete reply
No, you know what happens? In the middle of the session, her dog jumps onto the table, knocking everything aside. Rather than trying to get the dog off the table or anything like that, she runs with it and says that an even bigger timberwolf showed up, and they have to deal with least, once everyone stops cuddling the puppy and scratching him/her. I could so see her doing this, too:

Pinkie: You have inflicted critical damage. (Turns to dog with hand held like a gun.) BANG!
The dog proceeds to do his/her trick of exaggerated falling over to play dead.
Pinkie: You are victorious!
Thar 16th Dec 2013, 11:33 PM edit delete reply
Ha ha! Or maybe:
Pinkie: You are all about to die. The monster readies his final move!
*Dog senses a cat across the street and runs to bark*
Pinkie: Lucky for you, it decided to check on some other intruders
Pinkie's mind: Wonder if I can get that cat to join them...
super_big_mac 17th Dec 2013, 12:12 AM edit delete reply

Unusual monsters or creatures that were either worse than expected, or easier than expected, and the story to go with it.

My cat like to gnaw on my laptop's keyboard, so I at her up with it and went to grab a drink. She managed to type a few words (autocorrect), so i role up some stats and had that be the monster. The Hammered Turkey Floor Screamer was a much better monster them anyone anticipated. It was enraged, had two heads, and treated great with garlic
Zuche 17th Dec 2013, 4:48 AM edit delete reply
Well done Spoonerism.