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Collateral Oopsie
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Newbiespud 20th Feb 2014, 5:00 AM edit delete
To explain: The value of your Athletics skill check made to jump translates to how many feet you can clear in that jump. One square on most maps translates to 5 feet. So you divide your roll by 5 to figure out how many squares you can clear.

But sometimes, as some irregularly wise men once said, there aren't enough dice in the world.


Jennifer 20th Feb 2014, 5:12 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie Pie is really having a GMing problem, isn't she?

Storytime about how the GM screwed up and made a task impossible for the players, and how he/she and the players dealt with this!

"Um, er, But the methane gas below bubbles so furiously that it might act as propellant to get you to the other side..."
Digo 20th Feb 2014, 5:23 AM edit delete reply
I had one GM who did that kind of screwy a lot because he simply had no skill in balancing encounters. It's like... if our team consisted of Iron Man, Wolverine, and Collosus, the GM would throw Magneto at us without thinking about how it would play out. :p

For me, I screwed up once with an encounter, but in my defense it was because I didn't think the PCs would be this bullheaded-- It was a D&D game and the party was fighting some elves who built golems you can sit inside and 'drive' around. The driver was magically protected by the golem, so all damage dealt would hurt the golem's HP first before overflowing to the driver.

The fight was a washout because the PCs kept tryng to figure out how to hit the driver directly and take them out. It wasn't even because they wanted the golem vehicles for themselves. They just... I dunno, like they were lazy and wanted a quick win, but instead made the fight twice as hard as it needed to be. Eventually I just fidged some dice and ruled that if a golem took X amount of damage, it explodes and kills the driver. Just to end the fight and get on with the adventure.
Newbiespud 20th Feb 2014, 5:29 AM edit delete reply
...For some reason, I really like the use of the word "fidged" there. Like, it's not even a verb, just an onomatopoeia of the sound dice make when they're grudgingly manipulated by the DM.

Digo 20th Feb 2014, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
Ahaha. I mispell 'fudge' so many times I stopped trying. But now I totally have a legit definition for it and will add it to my gaming lexicon. :D
Venellian 20th Feb 2014, 5:40 AM edit delete reply
Well it's not from the DM (me), necessarily, but when the human & the elf showed up to the racist elven town with the elf nearly dead (thanks to the human), it didn't help much for the human to attack the wedding party.

Um... Although there was the time when the party went into a land of total darkness (one wizard character now couldn't see or read his spellbook), and a bit thereafter that cat (now a psion instead) didn't run away when a local (a player who just got into the game) told them to, leaving them behind for the big, bad, insta-killing creature of mystery. He was somewhat pissed and that campaign ended that night, really.

Once while I wasn't DMing I was playing as a Shade, who can go through walls, cannot be knocked out, and rarely takes damage (also having fast healing 3 and greater invisibility once per day). I kinda messed with the DM's plans ranging from "making the princess go limp (Str 0)", to "talking to, and making the new king go limp (Str 0)". After that I was a succubus (same character, just brought back to life) who was a nudist 'human' that managed to seriously screw up a good & an evil church.
That campaign ended up ending due to a lack of interest, but it would've been a load of fun.
Raxon 20th Feb 2014, 6:34 AM edit delete reply
I just happen to have one! It's about one player screwing another one over, though. And doing it intentionally.

Once upon a time, there was a superhero known as Captain Sociopath. He was called this due to the reckless way he used his powers, and during his superhero debut, he showed up in his boxers and mask, barely awake, and more interested in the free coffee than protecting the bank employees from the gun toting thugs. Yeah, good times.

Apparently, another hero called Justice Warrior, decided she didn't like him. Sure, she had a couple good reasons, but mostly it boiled down to "That jerk treats me like I'm just a regular civilian, and not the very special snowflake I am!" Ten points if you can guess what site she blogged on.

Now, CS had the power to create wormholes. Basically, he was a living portal gun. While he wasn't exactly friendly with JW, he didn't treat her worse than anyone else. They happened to be teammates, and while he was mostly indifferent to all of them, she haaaaated him!

She started calling him out on every little thing he did, how he didn't stop the bomb in time, or how he failed to protect all the civilians during a gang war turned riot.

And she would berate him in full view of the public, too. Placing all the blame of any mistakes on him, and throwing him under a bus anytime she was on tv.

He got tired of this, so one day, when she tried to bully him, and make him open a wormhole so she wouldn't have to drive all the way across the city, he opened three wormholes. The first, he opened to her destination, the entrance to the supervillain prison, where she was to go undercover among the inmates. The second was on the ground right after she was put in power-null cuffs. It led to the yard, where the inmates were doing outdoor activities. Then, he grabbed one of her spare helmets, yanked the batteries out, and dropped it through a portal to land beside her. At first, it was a convincing entrance, considering she had been unceremoniously dumped into the yard, it was already going to be tough to convince the inhabitants that she belonged there. Then he dropped the helmet down to her and gave away her secret identity to hundreds of convicted supercriminals.

She survived, but she never spoke to him again. He was okay with that. Well, after what one inmate did, she couldn't speak at all, and he basically told her that he would talk Bell into healing her, if she wrote up an itemized apology, and read it on tv. She refused, and thus, Bell refused to heal her, because she and CS were BFFs and she hated JW for the way she treated him.

In the aftermath, they interviewed CS about the incident. "Well, Just Us Warrior is far from reliable when it comes to diplomacy. Her real talent is shouting and pointing fingers, but we assumed she could handle herself. This tragedy was all my fault. I vastly overestimated her talents and abilities, and in doing so, I introduced the weak link in the plan. Things just won't be the same on the team without her. I dare say the team will be... pleasant."

She had said nothing about leaving the team in the aftermath.

To be fair, when she has a suit to give her enhanced strength and speed, and he's a regular dude, her previous slaps and punches were more than simple taps. They really hurt. No, I don't feel bad about throwing another player's character under a bus like that, because she designed the character to be like that. A bully in every way, and only loosely on the same side. Be nice to your support units, lest they decide you are expendable.

That said, CS only raised his voice to JW once, ever. That was when she tried to take his partner, Bell, away from him by force. Bell was his best friend, and JW claimed he had brainwashed the girl, so she was liberating her. "You'll thank me for this someday." Bell was a foot tall pixie who liked to ride on his shoulder. He threatened to kick her out if she took another step closer. Took her a week to get back from Alcatraz, and when she got back, first thing she did was break his jaw. He put up with a lot of crap, but when she started actually striking him, and threatening to abduct Bell, he dropped her in the middle of a supercriminal prison.

Her player and I, however, were not enemies at all. She knew her character was a bitch, and knew my character would not tolerate that stuff. Still not sure why she liked to play those kinds of characters, but whatever. She herself was nice enough.
banjo2E 20th Feb 2014, 6:45 AM edit delete reply
"Her player and I, however, were not enemies at all. She knew her character was a bitch, and knew my character would not tolerate that stuff. Still not sure why she liked to play those kinds of characters, but whatever. She herself was nice enough."

...Raxon, have I ever told you how insanely lucky you are with getting good groups?
Raxon 20th Feb 2014, 8:13 AM edit delete reply
I have joined a group of self proclaimed social justice warriors who kept killing off my characters, and then blamed me for not being enlightened enough to survive. I learned not to play with groups made entirely of high scool age girls for that reason. I have played with racists, jerks, and idiots. They were not friends. Even had a girl with an extremely delusional perception of the perfect lives her ancestors had before the white man came. Yeah, she went off on me when I suggested offering alcohol to some natives as payment. But since my girlfriend was in that group, I refrained from googling the words intertribal war, and apologized when she threatened to quit the group if I didn't sit there and listen to her and "gain understanding". I did not know she was native American, and nobody warned me this would set her off. Let it never be said that I don't put my lady first. I have never seen someone actually halt a game so they could lecture another player for ten minutes. I was sooo tempted to say, "I pull out the strongest alcohol, take a stiff belt, stuff a rag in the top, light it, and throw it at the natives." I left the group shortly after that.

I have had some very bad experiences with groups. Probably my least favorite was a girl determined to steal me from my girlfriend, because she hated her. Aside from being unbelievably petty, she was also a year too young. Her brother thought my discomfort was funny when I would try to scoot away, and she'd cling to my arm. I'm cool with being very close and snuggly with an adopted little sister type of relationship, but even I have standards of conduct.

After she grew out of that, though, we did become close friends.

But anyway, yeah, those are the really noteworthy ones, aside from a couple who liked to let their hands wander south during games. They were not invited back, since the aforementioned jailbait was present, and they began describing sex scenes.

Other than that, just run of the mill bad players of varying degrees.

And that's why I left California. Off to the midwest, where the gamers aren't doped up. I now have a network of good old boys who will warn me when a player has been blacklisted.
Digo 20th Feb 2014, 11:53 AM edit delete reply
Years and years back I was once in a team where a girl tried to steal another girl's boyfriend. It wasn't due to hatred though. More like she... collected boyfriends. I dunno.

I remember that she succeeded, the group had a falling out, the police got involved, and there was a restraining order posted that pretty much ended that group.
Raxon 20th Feb 2014, 12:44 PM edit delete reply
I was the only one in the group to take her advances seriously. Everyone else thought she was just being silly since she was 15. I think the fact that I never dismissed her actions contributed to being friends after she got over the whole "I hate you because you have a boyfriend and I don't" thing. She became a nice girl and even got over her jealousy/hatred for my girl. They're friends to this day.

Anazing how things change, eh? Then again, she did decide she doesn't want to date me. It's mostly because I kissed her cheek, and my beard of manly authority tickled too much. Apparently she wants a clean cut boy her own age now.

She's a good girl. Hurt her, and I'll have to break your knees.
Digo 20th Feb 2014, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
Glad things worked out in your case! :)
JackTheGreatOfPojo 21st Feb 2014, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
please tell me at some point you used your portals to shove her head up her ass, hopefully on TV
Raxon 21st Feb 2014, 1:00 PM edit delete reply
No, but I did redirect her into the mens showers once. The portals may or may not be visible. Invisible portals take more effort. Thank goodness the entrances to both showers were identical.
celestdaer 20th Feb 2014, 6:34 AM edit delete reply
My first DMing experience, I wrote a tower of elementals that was supposed to be mostly puzzle based, but threw in one or two fights. The room before the first fight, I taunted the players with a massive cage with a key stuck in the lock, and before I could even throw the riddle at them, one of the players had walked right into the cage to explore, cage swung shut, and the rest of the party had to fight what was originally going to be a really easy three monster battle, down their hardest attacker, and up one elemental mage they weren't supposed to be too terribly reliant on... the fight? Three elemental gargoyles worth like 75,000 xp a piece... I look at the party, then at the monsters, and go, "Ain't no way they survive this..." since the gargoyles were supposed to act more like dragons, so, the mage steps in between all three, focusing their fire, and then destroys them in one shot each... the party leveled three times from that fight...
Specter 20th Feb 2014, 7:41 AM edit delete reply
I really have no story for this one, but I did see someone on youtube have a rally bad one... I don't remember the name or title, but if you type in "We are Goblins" and look around his page, you'll find it. Might as well watch the rest too, since their pretty funny/cool.
KiraFan05 20th Feb 2014, 9:35 AM edit delete reply
You would not believe how hard I laughed reading this. See here's the story.

I'm in a group playing a D&D 3.5 Epic level evil campaign. We've hit the first dungeon an are searching for the Hand of Vecna which is rumored to be within. So we've ended up going thru the walls because of how unnecessarily complicated this place is and end up in the chamber holding the hand. And guess what's waiting for us?

A Tweleve-Headed Cryo-Hydra Paragon.

Now for those you who don't know, a Paragon is a template from the Epic Player's Handbook that makes a creature massively stronger than it's normal counterpart. Much more powerful. We got thru the first round of combat before the DM called it a night. So I ran the numbers afterwards and according to my math, we're doomed.

The creature is almost impossible to hit due to it's insane AC, it has damage reduction almost no one can bypass, it's spell resistance and saving throws make magic all but useless, and it can do,get this, 480 minimum damage to one target, per round. That's enough to auto-kill almost anyone in the group instantly. The only one who can handle it might be our druid caused he Min-maxed his character to the extreme. I actually asked the DM why he picked this creature for us to deal with and he said:

"Because it fit the dungeon theme."

So, we are probably going to die because of the DM equivalent of picking drapes. Cheers.
Digo 20th Feb 2014, 11:55 AM edit delete reply
Afdjka! O_o`

No way to just break off from this encounter and retreat back to a safer area?
KiraFan05 20th Feb 2014, 12:28 PM edit delete reply
Actually, no. Don't know if the DM realized it, but the whole dungeon is made of regenerating ice walls. So our way out is probably mostly frozen over by now. On the bright side? Maybe if it eats some of them, it won't want to kill the rest of us.
Specter 20th Feb 2014, 12:35 PM edit delete reply
I feel really bad for you guys.

Also, plan "Odyssey, the cyclops eats one man and the rest flee" migh tnot work, since the hydra has twelve heads and a giant stomach.
FanOfMostEverything 21st Feb 2014, 5:07 AM edit delete reply
Hmm... Aha! "All ability scores are 15 points higher than those of the base creature." That includes Intelligence! You can beg for your lives! Or try to play the heads against one another. Or play the heads against one another by begging for your lives, thus getting them entrenched in a moral dilemma!

Or, you know, you could point out the problem to the DM, try and get him to see that his drapes are going to kill everyone.
aylatrigger 20th Feb 2014, 1:41 PM edit delete reply
So there was one time that the party was guarding a merchant ship across the ocean. I wanted for zombies to attack it. But I didn't want them to attack from another ship or to be swimming zombies... So I figured they made themselves a giant zombie mountain from the bottom of the ocean floor. Then after telling the party this, I roughly calculated how many zombies that would take...

I believe I ended up with over 2 million zombies. It was not a high level adventure.

Anyway, the party dealt with the horde admirably. One particular method of dealing with it was to tie a rope around one zombie and have our half-troll use it as a flail.

Eventually all the zombies were killed. The party demanded exp. Despite it being worth like 20 levels, I gave them 2 levels due to level cap per adventure.
aylatrigger 20th Feb 2014, 1:50 PM edit delete reply
An impossible task my party rage-quitted on:

Puzzles. Namely, sudoku, a maze, and some other puzzles of the same level.
Night Sage 20th Feb 2014, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
Well, since I am the GM, I'll tell you of my accidental screw-up.

My players has just entered the room and quickly got behind cover as the enemy started opening fire. While they were hidden, the guys didn't fire, but the moment any of them showed any part of their body they fired.

One of my players pokes his gun around his barricade, and blind fires, and thus I had to figure out what he would've hit.

I accidently had the round hit something that incinerated the objective. They thus couldn't finish their run, and if they returned to the man who hired them empty handed, they would be killed on the spot... oops.
Specter 21st Feb 2014, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
Make a replica?
Blame someone?
Kill the guy who hired them first?
I got nothing.
Night Sage 21st Feb 2014, 5:28 PM edit delete reply
Killing the man who hired them wasn't an option, his bodyguards would kill them before they get out of the building.

Making a replica of the objective isn't an option either, because they didn't exactly know what it was they were picking up.

Blaming someone else isn't an option, they are all dead if they go back to the man who hired them empty handed, regardless who is to blame.

I really screwed them over with that on accident. However, I did turn it around and made it look as if that was destined to happen anyway, because now they are on the run from the organization. Oh the plans I have made around my goof-up.
Specter 21st Feb 2014, 9:38 PM edit delete reply
Good for you (them?) Now create a opportunity for them to get some kind of redemption.
ANW 20th Feb 2014, 5:39 AM edit delete reply
Theirs a tie between Pinkie and Applejack. And I have already given my personal vote.
Have to re-do the poll, but only with these two. who is closer to the bottom of your favorite list.
Me: AJ. I like laughing with Pinkie too much.
Venellian 20th Feb 2014, 5:42 AM edit delete reply
I would have to go with Pinkie then.
Half because AJ is a complete character, but half to mess with you, I'd suppose.
I like Pinkie, but AJ has apples.
Newbiespud 20th Feb 2014, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Running this pessimistic "least favorite pony" poll two updates in a row? And putting AJ at the bottom?

You're on thin ice, ANW.
Raxon 20th Feb 2014, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
I agree with Spud here. Please have nice polls. Oh! You could have a poll for best headcanon involving main or secondary characters!
MWS 20th Feb 2014, 7:15 AM edit delete reply
Best headcanon, eh?

Kyon - Applejack
Itsuki - Rarity
Yuki - Twilight
Mikuru - Fluttershy
Haruhi - Pinkie, after she apparently got very bored and decided "PONIES!!!"

Unfortunately, that pushes Rainbow Dash out of the central cast as Tsuruya, but Celestia is the Data Integrated Thought Entity, and Trixie is Ryoko.
Digo 20th Feb 2014, 8:20 AM edit delete reply
My best headcanon:

Cherry Jubilee has a sister earth pony who turned to dark magics and became a sorceress. She now has her own cult and plans on uncovering some ancient power the late King Sombra buried away. enter The Great and Powerful Trixie who crosses paths and becomes a stumbling block for the sorceress. Now Trixie gathers a group of brave ponies to stop her from gaining Sombra's secrets, all taking place in the backdrop of the western frontier with steam-driven airships and fantastical monsters running the landscape.
FanOfMostEverything 21st Feb 2014, 5:15 AM edit delete reply
More of a tribe-wide headcanon, but I feel it goes here, given the disparaging of mud ponies:

As Cheese Sandwich demonstrates, all earth ponies can learn to unlock their true, logic-defying nature as cartoon characters, allowing them to do the impossible at least six times before breakfast and perceive the fourth wall and beyond, all at the low, low cost of their sanity.
Remember: All ponies are eldritch, but some ponies are more eldritch than others.

Also, if I absolutely must choose a less favored pony from the choices offered, then I'm afraid it is Applejack. It's not that I don't like her, I just like Pinkie more. My apologies to all fans of Orangeproletariat.
recentteen14 21st Feb 2014, 1:41 PM edit delete reply
One of my OCs is named Zeke D Narrator. His cutie mark power was to read other ponies like a book if he looked at them... Then he saw Pinkie Pie once. The result? He gained the ability to break the fourth wall and a trip to the psyche ward. Eventually, he saw her again, this time breaking THROUGH the fourth wall temporarily, assaulting the narrator I had put in place soon afterwards. Now he's back in Equestria and is still followed around by said narrator he assaulted, he can see the narration happening to other ponies in the group if he wants.

Makes for a hilarious group when he gets insulted repeatedly.
kriss1989 20th Feb 2014, 7:15 AM edit delete reply
Wow, a tie for least favorite between the two? Well, they are on the extremes of the bell curve of practical vs zany. Once again voting for AJ.
Specter 20th Feb 2014, 7:39 AM edit delete reply
... Just going with Spud and Raxon. Pinkie and AJ, their both earth-ponies. Apperently no one like the mundane...

Also, MWS, I have no idea who those people are. And if their anime... I don't know.
Digo 20th Feb 2014, 8:17 AM edit delete reply
If it makes you feel better, I'm playing a filly earth pony in a FiM adventure. She's insanely strong for a filly and has the "World of cardboard" problem cropping up from time to time. I kinda play her out like Fezzik from Princess Bride. :3
Jadelynn 20th Feb 2014, 11:19 AM edit delete reply
The anime is The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. It's a really good one, check it out.

Stay away from the second season though. Endless Eight Is Endless Eight Is Endless Eight Is Endless Eight Is Endless Eight Is Endless Eight Is Endless Eight Is Endless Eight Is Endless Eight Is Endless . . . . . . .
MWS 20th Feb 2014, 9:56 PM edit delete reply
Yes. It's Suzumiya Haruhi. I posted it as a joke, but I think it works surprisingly well.

I liked season two, simply because it is so bizarre. The first episode takes place over three years, the next eight over two weeks (or 600 years, depending on how you count), and the last five episodes are The Making of Episode One. What other show does that?
aylatrigger 20th Feb 2014, 1:33 PM edit delete reply
Pinkie? Mundane? I do not think you know the same Pinkie Pie I do.
Subspace_Lani 20th Feb 2014, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
Definitely Applejack, again. Pinkie's got room for character development, while Applejack is best background pony. My favorite headcanon is that Sombra is a corrupted Starswirl.
aylatrigger 20th Feb 2014, 12:21 PM edit delete reply
AJ has become a bit boring... So her.
Raxon 20th Feb 2014, 1:41 PM edit delete reply
I have nothing against dirt ponies, myself. That said, I prefer to mod races for the heck of it. Why not have an outcast changeling that feeds on sadness and anger? She could sponge off the extra stuff, rather than feed off people. Granted, she wouldn't be super powerful, but she would not harm them when she feeds.
Digo 20th Feb 2014, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
One thing I really like about the FiM system is that Earth Ponies excel as skill monkeys.

Pegasi fly, unicorns cast spells, earth ponies can Macguyver stuff from scraps. :)
referee 20th Feb 2014, 2:14 PM edit delete reply
I voted for Pinkie Pie before, so I vote for (against?) her again.
Specter 20th Feb 2014, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
How... how is it everytime i mention how much anime I don't know, I suddenly see a ready militia of anime fans? Also, to Digo, I feel better for reading that. I myself play FiM at best I can, and I have a "Sherlock/Moriarty" detective-earth colt. Some poeple questioned the bonus to stealth I wanted. I answered, quote, "I don't want to be caught going through Celestia's underpants, let alone a villin's secret weapon. I'd probably die either way."
Raxon 20th Feb 2014, 12:49 PM edit delete reply
If you're lucky, or unlucky, Celestia might not kill you, but instead make you get a fresh panty sample, and maybe a little something extra.

Depends on your DMs interpretation of her.
Specter 20th Feb 2014, 4:40 PM edit delete reply
Raxon... I'M NOT THAT KIND OF PONY. I'D RATHER BE PUT IN FRONT OF A FIRING SQUAD, OR SENT TO THE MOON. My brother who is reading over my shoulder though is on your side. He also wants me to tell you he's JellyJuice from the last page.
Raxon 20th Feb 2014, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
I actually wouldn't be interested, but I have to wonder why you're going through her pantie drawer.(Or more cutely, her sock drawer. Gotta love a pony in socks.)

Or, umm, are you going through the underwear she's wearing? I don't think you have the dexterity to steal anything fom there without getting caught. And I think she would do far worse to you than moon time for that, especially if you humiliated her in public.

Hmmm... That gives me the idea for a pony whose goal in life is to pinch every cutie mark. A giggling madpony. Specter, my dear, you have given me the best pony tales character idea! Thank you so very much! He will talk like an old prospector, and wear plain robes and a conical hat. He shall wield this as his weapon! It is the dino mouth that has pinched princesses!
Digo 21st Feb 2014, 4:47 AM edit delete reply
I wonder moreso why Celestia has a panty drawer. O.o She doesn't wear anything but the basic tiara/necklace/shoes.
Specter 21st Feb 2014, 6:22 AM edit delete reply

1) As I've stated earlier, I'm a detective pony, I get paid for something like that, "It's only good (?) business."

2) I would never do anything in public, cause I know far too well I'd have many fate worse than death.

3) You're probably right, socks...

4) You're welcome, just don't name him after me or anything.

Digo: Signature look. Plus, I don't think wearing anything like panties (Or socks) is a good "Public image".
Raxon 21st Feb 2014, 1:05 PM edit delete reply
He appears from the shadows, and with one swift motion, his dino buddy has pinched the unsuspecting cutie mark. His work complete, he fades into the mist, like a Specter in the night.
kriss1989 21st Feb 2014, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
Are you talking about Roleplay is Magic, the system where at character creation your Earth Pony can have more Skill Points than most other races will have at maximum level?
Specter 21st Feb 2014, 12:49 PM edit delete reply
Yep, and I love it.
:3 20th Feb 2014, 1:59 PM edit delete reply
if i was the DM having to solve that problem raxon, i'd probley had her royal shout him out of the room viya fus ro dah
Specter 20th Feb 2014, 4:43 PM edit delete reply
Fro earlier post about the YouTube episode, here you go.

it's episode 2 of his first season of DND gaming, enjoy.
Jgame 20th Feb 2014, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
I'm starting to feel really bad for Pinkie Pie. She's kind of cracking harder than Twilight under the pressure of DMing, when she just wanted some fun trying something new. No matter how she decides to resolve the fact that Twilight is stuck in an impossible scenario, Pinkie is going to look bad.

I've never wanted to give her a hug more than right now.
Raxon 20th Feb 2014, 6:52 PM edit delete reply
She can't end up looking any worse than she did in Filli Vanilli. Yikes. And yet, I could not stop laughing.
MWS 20th Feb 2014, 9:59 PM edit delete reply
I just about lost it at:

Rarity: Pinkie Pie, stop being ridiculous.
Pinkie: But I'm so good at it.
Raxon 21st Feb 2014, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
I know, right!? I love how Pinkie is trying to give Fluttershy a peptalk, listing the kinds of things she thrives on, without realizing that's exactly the opposite of what Fluttershy wants.

Also, this episode has changed my headcanon so that Hearth's Warming Eve is set long after this. It's Fluttershy's big performance on stage, in front of a real crowd. She's terrified, but she gets into it, and remembers that her friends will stand by her, she succeeds.
Specter 21st Feb 2014, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
I would watch that. Also throw thousands of bits worth of flowers when it's done.
Whidir (Guest) 20th Feb 2014, 7:06 PM edit delete reply
In my game, I'm a cursed elf. Which makes me have a snake tail.

WHIIIICHH makes me not jump.
Jumping score=1.
I do have a sweet rug score tho... I'll tell you guys later.
Limey Lassen 20th Feb 2014, 7:34 PM edit delete reply
...rug score? Like, you excel at weaving?
Raxon 20th Feb 2014, 7:47 PM edit delete reply
It's short for rugby. It's like football, except you carry the ball and kick the other players in the face and gonads.
kriss1989 21st Feb 2014, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
Also called "football for people that aren't pussies"or "padding is for sissies, real men just wear sweaters!"
Specter 21st Feb 2014, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
... Football AND Rugby are for people who have spare braincells to lose. Sorry, I don't like sports. (Exspecially contact.)
Raxon 21st Feb 2014, 1:12 PM edit delete reply
No, not brain cells. You score points by kicking other players in the gonads and stealing balls.
Specter 21st Feb 2014, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
You're right... ish. How many would you need at most to play a game where gonad kicking and ball stealing is ok.
kriss1989 22nd Feb 2014, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
Considering that my father, who is a nationally recognized and respected medical professional, used to play the sport having them isn't a disadvantage.
Disloyal Subject 20th Feb 2014, 10:43 PM Grr, Arg edit delete reply
Bah. I'm starting to notice when Twi metagames, now that I'm a DM. It irks me ever so greatly.
Granted, our lady of lavender is analytical enough that she'd know the logical limit, but this is no time to succumb to reason! C'mon, little wizard, the impossible can't be that hard!
Raxon 21st Feb 2014, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
I love to metagame. But I do it in such a way that it is amusing to all involved. There's an art to having people like your gamebreaking characters, your metagaming, and your pointless melodrama.

I can gain roleplaying xp for the dumbest things. Like having a low int character repeatedly set off a trap while trying to avoid it in stupid ways, like tiptoing, dashing through, or lying prone and inching through.

Also, touching a 1d4 lightning trap repeatedly, saying, "Maybe it's gone now. Okay, now. How about now? All the lightning must be gone now!"

It's all in how you present it.
Specter 21st Feb 2014, 12:52 PM edit delete reply
Meta-gaming... Never used it. Never had to. As for lightning, maybe now?
Raxon 21st Feb 2014, 1:10 PM edit delete reply
Specter, I think I like you, so what am I so afraid of? I'm afraid I'm not quite sure of a like there is no cure for.
Specter 21st Feb 2014, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
I guess the same could be said from my side as well. Not about the afraid thing though, unless you hack my computer and make me re-do everything I have (Again.)
Raxon 21st Feb 2014, 7:37 PM edit delete reply
Specter 21st Feb 2014, 9:39 PM edit delete reply
Can't get to it, wrong country.
Raxon 21st Feb 2014, 10:15 PM edit delete reply
Aww. Here, try this.
Specter 21st Feb 2014, 11:37 PM edit delete reply
Nope. Ehh, I guess most of the internet doesn't like me. Not the first time really.
JR Klein 21st Feb 2014, 10:58 AM edit delete reply
"Literally impossible"? Oh Twilight, you silly filly. Everypony knows that a natural 20 is an automatic success! So you still have a 5% chance of pulling it off!
Specter 21st Feb 2014, 12:50 PM edit delete reply
Now I'm having flash-backs of Gamers 2, Dorkness ring. "I still have a 5% chance, (Nat 1.)"
terrycloth 21st Feb 2014, 2:59 PM edit delete reply
Only on cutie mark skills. So, she could try using Arcana to make her 'Hover' work like 'Fly' and hope for a 20, but she couldn't just use athletics.
JR Klein 22nd Feb 2014, 7:30 AM edit delete reply
The games I've been in have always used the "nat 20 succeeds at anything" houserule.
kriss1989 22nd Feb 2014, 11:16 AM edit delete reply
Only on attack rolls. On skill checks, not so much.