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Newbiespud 16th Jan 2014, 5:00 AM edit delete
Well, you know what they say: The beauty of a pun is in the "Oi" of the beholder.

I apologize for absolutely nothing.

Anyway, the recruiting for my upcoming Pony Tales game (cleverly titled Fallout is Dragons) is well underway. I've got enough character concepts to really start comparing and locking in player choices. For now, I'll be looking to check in with the applicants on Skype. (I'm 'newbiespud' there, natch.)

Notice: Guest comic submissions are open! Guidelines here. Deadline: February 20th.



Call me Al 16th Jan 2014, 5:13 AM edit delete reply
How do you plan on doing the podcast thing? Are you going to make a post here each Monday with that Sunday's session?
LoganAura 16th Jan 2014, 9:17 AM edit delete reply
Not likely, he'd need to edit the podcast together, removing things like 10 minute breaks, silence, gabbing pre and post game, stuff like that.
Call me Al 16th Jan 2014, 5:16 AM edit delete reply
For discussion time- puns!

In my current campaign I am GMing, we are in chapter 1: Plague and Predjudice.
It's a dystopia with zombie plague and strong racism towards people with magic.
Digo 16th Jan 2014, 5:52 AM edit delete reply
In my group, me and one other player were Notorious for puns. His were like "nails on chalkboard" kind of bad while mine were more "biting tinfoil" bad. :)

ToaofTwilightZ 16th Jan 2014, 8:20 AM Blue-eyes white Dragonborn edit delete reply
It's not really a pun, so to speak, but when my group was making our characters, I made my dragonborn the color of the frost dragon, and gave him lightning for breath weapon. The other players didn't realize it until our first encounter when I announced "My dragonborn uses white lightning attack." The rogue of our group, who by accident named himself Finn the human, was only able to respond with "Oh god, Yugioh."
FanOfMostEverything 16th Jan 2014, 5:36 AM edit delete reply
Huh. 4E must be really different. I don't remember seeing electroencephalographs in the 3.5 equipment lists. ;)
MuffinMark 16th Jan 2014, 5:45 AM edit delete reply
That was gloriously bad...
Digo 16th Jan 2014, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
I'm reminded of a story I heard long ago in a Dark Sun campaign about how a party revolutionized the local cuisine:

The party was battling a female arcane spellcaster BBEG who had several Blue Slaad slaves for her minions. The party struck a deal with the slaves-- their freedom if they would help capture the spellcaster for interrogation. They agreed and the PCs successfully brought her down. Unfortunately, the BBEG was infected by the Slaad's lycanthropy effect and was slowly turning into a Slaad herself. This was no good as the PCs needed her intact for a reward. The party cleric prayed to the gods for some divine intervention and got a Baleful Polymorph spell. Since the Slaad's disease only works on humanoids, they use the spell to turn the BBEG into a chicken, thus delaying the transformation long enough so that they can run to town and find a cure for the disease.

Thus, they invented the Chicken Slaad Sand Witch.
Bombom13 16th Jan 2014, 7:30 PM edit delete reply
Just kill me now.

On a different note, where did the sand come from?
Guest 16th Jan 2014, 11:16 PM edit delete reply
I think Dark Sun's pretty much a desert setting, isn't it?
The Ponytrician 17th Jan 2014, 4:47 AM edit delete reply
Unless Pinkie Pie is the DM - in which case it's more of a dessert setting.
Digo 17th Jan 2014, 4:59 PM edit delete reply
Dark Sun --> Desert setting.

Pinkie as DM --> Most tasty adventure EVER.
Disloyal Subject 21st Jan 2014, 10:03 PM Divine Magic edit delete reply
A cleric, in Dark Sun? I thought the gods'd written off that rock, and that its few clerics drew their power from über elementals?
Ref 16th Jan 2014, 7:08 AM edit delete reply
Someone care to explain the pun for the benefit of those that don't have English as their primary language? Thank you.
*Sigh* 16th Jan 2014, 7:13 AM edit delete reply
Basically an EEG is a machine that reads the brainwaves of the person it's hooked up to, and that's just one letter away from saying "egg".
Digo 16th Jan 2014, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
I once had my players delve into an unusual dungeon. In the treasure room, there was a broken artifact and a portal leading back in time 30 years. The rest of the treasure was destroyed beyond any useable value. They pieced together that when the artifact broke, it ripped open the time portal and ruined all the treasure. The PCs thus go back in time and slay the wizard who was the cause of breaking the artifact. Upon returning to the present, the time portal closes up since it cannot exist now that the artifact was never destroyed. So the PCs now ask me what's in the treasure room since it's intact. My response?

Two mallards.
Guest 16th Jan 2014, 9:52 AM edit delete reply
Okay, clearly I'm missing something here. But I just cannot see the pun in "two mallards."

Also, I'm anonymous, so you can't prove English is my first language.
mycroftxxx 16th Jan 2014, 10:14 AM edit delete reply
A pair of ducks.
Digo 16th Jan 2014, 11:58 AM edit delete reply
What mycroftxxx said.

In everyone's defense, it took my players a few minutes to get the joke as well. I was pummeled by snack foods for it.

Two mallards --> A pair of ducks --> A paradox
HappyMuffin 16th Jan 2014, 8:40 AM edit delete reply
So, not that I don't want an explanation for the pinky sense, but where does Twi get the EEG. Does Equestria even have computers? I think any sort of magic that reads thoughts is still above their level and its not like they had time to ask Celestia for the "helm of detect thoughts" or that steel box something. Twilight is still doing alot better than Pinky in terms of realisim though.

Maybe when their done they'll be able to sell the EEG off as an entirly alchemical prototype for detect thoughts. unless its magic.
Wyvern 16th Jan 2014, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
"It's in the basement laboratory, of course."

With Pinkie as your DM, that's probably all the explanation that's necessary.
CmndrHurricane 17th Jan 2014, 3:16 AM edit delete reply
"I have brain scanners stashed all over Equestira. In case of science emergency"
Disloyal Subject 21st Jan 2014, 10:07 PM Magitek edit delete reply
If you have time to kill, look up 'Magitek' on TVTropes. Oh, and Timelords and Terror; it's an amusing/awesome Dr. Who crossover fic that takes an approach to Equestrian technology that I rather like.
Guest 16th Jan 2014, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
This is all going to end in Party of One, isn't it?

"My friends don't like my campaign and don't want to adventure with me anymore."
Drachefly 17th Jan 2014, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
Anyone else have DMs that seem to treat their scenario as a no-input victory puzzle (at least as far as figuring out what to do)?

Or DMs who give the kind of adventures that would suit their own characters, instead of the other players'?
Drachefly 17th Jan 2014, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
Anyone else have DMs that seem to treat their scenario as a no-input victory puzzle (at least as far as figuring out what to do)?

Or DMs who give the kind of adventures that would suit their own characters, instead of the other players'?
Curb 17th Jan 2014, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
Dear Celestia Yes!! My first DM always seemed to tool his campaigns to fit his NPCs...we always had a heck of a time dealing with them.

As for no-input victory puzzles, I've dealt with a few of those and try to avoid them. I have to admit that my first test session in RIFTS was a 'fight your way through the area, find the end and get a prize' kind of thing, but at the time, I had never really sat down to design a campaign. Now, I know how to work things out, set optional side quests and make it a more enjoyable setting.
Digo 17th Jan 2014, 5:01 PM edit delete reply
We had a GM like that. I even proved it to him by keeping a log of every action I took during a session. Turned out I only had 4 lines written after a six-hour session.

He's gotten a lot better about it now. :)
Anon 17th Jan 2014, 8:42 AM edit delete reply
Have to admit I don't understand what they were talking about in the last panel (the thing Twilight started to spell). Any help?
The munchKING 17th Jan 2014, 9:51 AM edit delete reply
EEG is short for ... Some thing.

It's that big machine Twilight hooks Pinkie up to.
CmndrHurricane 17th Jan 2014, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
I just looked up EEG. I did not expect it to look like that weird helmet, but it kinda does
Guest 4th Jul 2014, 11:11 PM edit delete reply
ElectroEncephaloGraph, which (very) roughly translates to "Electric Head Picture"
Drhoz 6th Feb 2014, 3:59 AM edit delete reply
Me: Vitus isn't a nice person, I'll be the first to admit. He can be utterly ruthless, drives even his colleagues to distraction, and he is lacking in traditional wisdom. You could say he's a super callous frakking mystic gnoll in need of gnosis."

Other players and GM: ..... *collective headdesk*

Player: OK, how long were you saving THAT up for?

Me: Oh, years :)