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17th Jul 2014, 6:00 AM in Sweet and Elite
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Newbiespud 17th Jul 2014, 6:00 AM edit delete
Even though the rest of the group is trying to be respectful, I still like to imagine their comments in response to Rarity's roleplaying...

Rainbow Dash: Come on! Get a room already!
DM: He's married.
Rainbow Dash: Well, you wouldn't think it, the way they're bantering. Do ALL the nobles here talk like they're in a 19th-century romance novel?
Twilight Sparkle: That's... an awfully specific simile, coming from you.

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Disloyal Subject 17th Jul 2014, 6:04 AM Here There Be Sharks edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
I've yet to hear of a 19th century romance novel referencing lifeguards, but I'll admit to a small sample base.
CharginChuck 17th Jul 2014, 6:15 AM edit delete reply
You have been missing out my friend. I suggest you familiarize yourself the little-known yet surprisingly prolific subgenre of Victorian lifeguard erotica posthaste
Derpmind 17th Jul 2014, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
Using reliable sources (internet) I've confirmed that Lifeguard is a job that was created in the 20th century.
dracostarcloud 17th Jul 2014, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
That's why Victorian lifeguard erotica authors typically make some kind of throwaway reference to steam and claim it's a steampunk thing.
Deckard Canine 17th Jul 2014, 6:45 AM edit delete reply
Strictly speaking, only Rarity said "lifeguard."
Digo 17th Jul 2014, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
I wish I missed the RPs where I could socially elbow with the upper crust and make contacts and connections. ...that is to say, I've never had the pleasure of such a conversation.

The closest was a party I infiltrated as a businessman to gather info. I had great lines written down to use and my disguise was perfectly put together. I researched!

...and the before I could gather any info the GM had a dragon crash the party and eat half the guests. :(
Ether Space 18th Jul 2014, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
Ooh, that's a bummer...
Yeguilty 18th Jul 2014, 3:32 PM edit delete reply
Should have used those lines on the dragon.
Toric 17th Jul 2014, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
His blatant honesty about the event is a clear warning sign. An NPC who is a stranger and/or potential rival is always a threat. Honesty usually means that you're so far out of your league that they don't even think you're worth lying to. Even amongst NPC allies, it's dangerous to get the straight scoop.

But other than that, I'm sure this will all go...swimmingly.
Digo 17th Jul 2014, 8:34 AM edit delete reply
That sounds like my last D&D group. Tended to do a lot of "Preventative Murderin'" to prevent backstabbing disease. :3
kriss1989 17th Jul 2014, 7:25 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie: Wait, does Rarity even know how to swim? And she's not wearing a bathing suite!

Twilight: No Pinkie, they're speaking in metaphor.

Pinkie: Aw darn, and I took goblin as my only bonus language.

Twilight: ...
NellzDaBlackKing 17th Jul 2014, 11:16 AM edit delete reply
Funny thing is, you're not wrong on that. I can totally see this happening on the sidelines.
Emmerlaus 17th Jul 2014, 2:10 PM edit delete reply
Almost perfect... but replace "goblin" by "griffin" :p
Zuche 17th Jul 2014, 6:33 PM edit delete reply
Griffon for sure. That's why you've got to watch Pinkie like a hawk.
FanOfMostEverything 18th Jul 2014, 4:59 AM edit delete reply
Wouldn't it be better to watch her like a griffon?
Razomyure 18th Jul 2014, 7:34 PM edit delete reply

You watch her like she's a griffon like a hawk.
Anon 19th Jul 2014, 10:51 AM edit delete reply
AJ: Don't you mean bathing *suit*, Pinkie?

PP: Nope! Bathing suite! It's like having an entire spa to yourself!

AJ: You can't wear a suite.

PP: I didn't say it was a very large suite, did I?
GrayGriffin 17th Jul 2014, 7:28 AM edit delete reply
Yes. Let the shipping begin.
FanOfMostEverything 17th Jul 2014, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
I find myself trying to combine D&D and Jane Austen, and it's making my mind hurt.

Wait, I've got it:

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a player character in possession of a dragon's horde must be in want of a cohort."
Jason Shadow 17th Jul 2014, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
Jason Shadow
Ooh, how about D&D and Oscar Wilde?

"I have always been of the opinion that a player character who desires to enter the Tomb of Horrors should know either everything or nothing. Which do you know?"

"To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like the standard player character's backstory."
Mort the Ghost 18th Jul 2014, 3:18 AM edit delete reply
"My friend Doctor Nordeau asserts that all PCs are insane, but what he forgets is that all sane men are NPCs."
The Old One 17th Jul 2014, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
Have you not heard of Pride, Prejudice and Zombies?
FanOfMostEverything 18th Jul 2014, 5:01 AM edit delete reply
Of course, but that's closer to World of Darkness, at least in feel. Meanwhile, Sense, Sensibility, and Sea Creatures is a steampunk Call of Cthulhu variant.
Senshuken 17th Jul 2014, 8:31 AM edit delete reply
I'm just waiting for the natural 1 roll that Twilight gets for her... trashing? What's the word I am looking for here?
Digo 17th Jul 2014, 8:35 AM edit delete reply
Invasive party insertion?
FanOfMostEverything 17th Jul 2014, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
Dance of ruin? Usually, that's reserved for vrocks, but it seems appropriate.
Specter 17th Jul 2014, 12:51 PM edit delete reply
My vote is to "Blend in".
ShadowDragon8685 17th Jul 2014, 10:02 AM edit delete reply
Ooooooh my, yes. The sudden arrival of an overly enthusiastic and socially clueless Twilight sparkle at the head of a group of country bumpkins and outright barbarians at this high society garden party should go over about as well as the sudden arrival of a drunken clog-dancer during the middle of a production of Swan Lake.

My guess? Rarity will wind up burning the Dainty Dove identity to get out of this one.
Digo 17th Jul 2014, 10:46 AM edit delete reply
Or, what if Mr. Pants decides to hire this group as "deniable assets" for an important mission? Since they don't know who Mr. Pants really is, it's the perfect set up to launder the job so as it can't be traced back to him. :D
Raxon 17th Jul 2014, 10:29 AM edit delete reply
Awww, look at that! He's so charming, for a ravenous undead abomination from the depths of hell.

I wonder why he's being so kind to the woman who murdered him.
Digo 17th Jul 2014, 10:47 AM edit delete reply
Um... did I miss a session? Cause that sounds interesting.
Disloyal Subject 17th Jul 2014, 11:24 AM Unicorn Lich edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Question not the word of Raxon, but neither take it as gospel.
Though his speculation, while improbable, is enough to make me nervous...
ironbolt 17th Jul 2014, 11:26 AM edit delete reply
at this point everything that comes out of Raxon sounds interesting.
The kind of interesting that encompasses and runs gamut of fascination caused by ongoing trainwreck and traditional Chinese meaning of 'interesting times'.
Raxon 17th Jul 2014, 11:31 AM edit delete reply
Remember? Rarity chopped his head off with a handbag. I shudder to think what foul fiend from the pits of hell brought him back.

And for what purpose. Perhaps it was Elusive, who has great use for high ranking socialite such as Fancy Pants, and can benefit greatly from having him obey every whim.
kriss1989 17th Jul 2014, 11:58 AM edit delete reply
No, it passed through his neck without effect. Clearly he is a dullahan with an illusory head, and Rarity missed the clue.
Digo 17th Jul 2014, 12:13 PM edit delete reply
Ah, I get the reference now. Heh. Still interesting.
Specter 17th Jul 2014, 1:15 PM edit delete reply

I have little doubt that Rarity might get away with this, but then this comic would have no impact on the characters in attempting a "Search and Rescue", which means two of our champions are currently biding their time.
zorro362 18th Jul 2014, 8:29 AM edit delete reply
well, just last seesion my group had to go on an underconver mission. our current campoagin is based on time travel, and one of our party had gotten imprisioned by a "Guild" of psycics in the far future.
only thing was via time paradox one of the rescue party was the person we were there to rescue!basicly a futuree version to help rescue his past self. we posed as janitors and a magician.
I ended up in a janitorial combat with the real janitor, who was not happy to see someone else doing his job.
i possed a challenge to him, if he could prove himself as the better janitor i would leave peacefully the challenge was he had to prove he knew the place insideout, and could clean it while he had my backpage on his head to block sight smell and hearing. only i did not tell him that it was a backpack of holding, and inside it was my pet giant prehistoric dino snake, that i had tamed while exploring a primordial jungle a few sessions before hand. I call her Ms. Huggy.
ms. huggy reached out and wraped him head first,with her tail and draged him into the bag of holding, and well, you can imgine what happened next.

As for our pretend magician, he convinced the psycic gaurds using his ninja skills to conivince them to drink druged tea, and look at a mind swaping crystal we stole from a bad to take them out, then i hacked into the main frame and caused a massive prison riot, so we got our buddy safe and sound.
NeoSilverThorn 18th Jul 2014, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
Funny thing about being an old hand at D&D is that I remember there were settings where needing to be social was necessary. Ravenloft, for example. Or Planescape. There were times where playing the Victorian social games was preferred.

Mind you, you were just as often talking with a monster who could pull kill you beyond being resurrect-able. Old D&D was like that.
MisterTeatime 18th Dec 2015, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
"In Soviet Garden Party, Fancy Pants seeks out you!"