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Full Party Consequences
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Newbiespud 22nd Jul 2014, 6:00 AM edit delete
Please don't have upload errors, please don't have upload errors...

Looking back at this episode, particularly the last panel... That is not a friendly Rainbow Dash when she orders the gang to show Canterlot how to party Ponyville style. That is a Rainbow Dash that knows exactly what she's setting into motion.

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Digo 22nd Jul 2014, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
Woo-hoo!! Let the reaping begin!

There are times when knowing you are the socialite in a group of murder-hobos can come in handy. Getting your party to be a distraction so you can get at something/someone important as if you're an unrelated passerby is usually a good starting plan.
Toric 22nd Jul 2014, 8:17 AM edit delete reply
Rarity: Do quickly what you have to do.
Rainbow: Then may Celestia have mercy upon your soul!
Limey Lassen 22nd Jul 2014, 5:52 PM edit delete reply
Adventurers, murder-hobos, potato, potahto...
Jennifer 22nd Jul 2014, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
OK, this is gonna be awesome.

Story time?

How about, did your party ever crash a party or otherwise interrupt something important or even unexpected?

Like Archimedes:
Party: Hi, we're here to seize you bodily and take you home with us.
Archie: Can't right now, I'm busy and you're standing on my diagrams.
Digo 22nd Jul 2014, 6:41 AM edit delete reply
D&D campaign. I was playing an elf cleric of Heronius and another PC was a human cleric of Hextor. We got along like Hydrogen Peroxide on Silver, but grudgingly worked together for a common goal of not letting this upstart cult of Tiamat eliminate both our faiths.

The party fighter Max (who we swore was some wino the team must have found) got stuck in a brothel and we needed to rescue him. The rest of the party was sleeping in after too much partying, so it was just us two clerics to rescue the fighter. We approach the brothel and scry'd it, learning there were Tiamat cultists inside.

Cue some Pulp Fiction music.

We walk in together with holy symbols drawn, crashing their drunken blood-ritual party (using the fighter as a sacrifice). The cult draws weapons. We summon some celestial and demonic animals and proceed to kick their pasty behinds into Revelations. Pulp fiction music is STILL playing. XD

After that we found a mutual respect for each other, that good and evil can't exist without each other, so as long as we took a balanced approach to things, we worked decently together.
Porphyrogenitus 22nd Jul 2014, 11:02 AM edit delete reply
It wasn't exactly a party, but more of a public spectacle. A self-proclaimed living saint was giving a speech on the steps of the local cathedral. My Tech Priest and his psyker Arbitrator ally had uncovered some hints that the trio of living saints present on that planet were in fact psyker heretics using their powers to fake miracles, so we decided to crash the speech.

My ally had a silenced sniper rifle that he'd picked up some time earlier, but all I had was an auto rifle. I used my tech know-how (and the nifty bonuses provided by my Utility Mechadendrite) to whip up a home-made silencer out of some refuse (an empty bottle, some stuffing, and a bit of tape can make quite a nice, if fragile and limited-use, silencer).

We set up and, just as the living saint had been introduced by the local prelate (archbishop?), we popped him with a flurry of shots from two different directions, killing him instantly. We then disassembled our weapons, hid them under our clothing (AdMech robes are great for this task), and proceeded to flee with the rest of the audience.

Most of the parties we have attended in our RPG careers have been legit, with invitations and such. I know we've disrupted many a party, or rescued one that someone else was disrupting, and we've certainly used parties to accomplish tasks (up to and including public and entirely legal assassination-by-duel), but I can't really recall ever crashing a proper party.
Toric 22nd Jul 2014, 8:25 AM edit delete reply
Well as a DM, there will be one of those situations this week with a circus campaign I've been running. The party includes a gnome wizard (who insists on being called a magician), his adopted human daughter the cleric (who thinks she's a disney princess), A bard-barian dual-wielding clubs like drumsticks (Luke Tiberius Potter, AKA Johny Venture, but his mom called him neo), a zen archer, an orc witch as the bearded lady, a strip-dancer fighter with very revealing piecemeal armor, and a few other new people.

They're traveling with a prince who's making his way around the country humiliating his siblings and he's made it clear that he likes the stripper but also has a crush on the cleric. The cleric is going to get a private invitation from him to go to a ball thrown by one of his siblings, while the others will be able to attend and perform on his behalf. I expect much shenanigans and will tell the result later this week...
Digo 22nd Jul 2014, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
Is this where their "The Aristocrats!" act is going to get mentioned? :3
RileaSW 22nd Jul 2014, 12:50 PM Party Crashing and Dwarf Tossing edit delete reply
So, I believe I mentioned this story already, but it's hilarious so I'll repeat myself.

I played a minotaur in a 4E game, and we had decided to crash the BBEG's sacrifice. The dwarf of our gang wanted to burst in and announce our arrival (he was a bard), so he asked the two fighters of the group (myself and one other) to throw him at the door.

The door held fast, then opened comically after he slid to the floor. Our party peeks in on the sacrifice Scooby-Doo style, and literally the first words out of my Minotaur's mouth when he see's the child sacrifice are "You gonna eat that?"

That is how you crash a party, Minotaur Style!
Digo 22nd Jul 2014, 1:34 PM edit delete reply
Haha! Reminds me of this exchange with the PCs escaped an R&D facility in Shadowrun:

DM: "The ambulance has been crushed so badly that the engine block is in the driver's seat."
Henry: "Eek, I hope the driver wasn't in the seat when that happened."
DM: "There's something on the steering-wheel not unlike roast beef that would say otherwise."
Hugo: "Hmm... you know guys, we haven't eaten all day..."
MumaKirby 22nd Jul 2014, 4:28 PM edit delete reply
While hunting for a group of dwarves my party accidentally bumped into a drow search party for an escaped prisoner.

They attacked first. We swear.

Although the most exciting thing to happen in the battle was my Warlock trying to beat the monk senseless afterward because he'd decided to stand on her face when she'd been knocked prone, and left a bootprint on her face.
ironbolt 23rd Jul 2014, 1:13 AM edit delete reply
Heh, partycrashing is something of a hobby for me and my current tablemates. It got to the point that nearabout the first question we ask when we get to a town or an estate is "Are there any celebrations around."
It helps that it is a sort of metagame between us and our GM - She puts more thought into means to prevent part-crashing than into dungeons.
My personal favorite was when we had to go to an ancient wizard's tower (that had entrance in one plane, each floor on another and it was absolutely filled with various golems and elementals just so we could retrieve the only copy of an ancient poem in original, since it was used as a password to enter the demiplane where a party we were crashing was located.
Good times...
The Angry Vegan 24th Jul 2014, 11:45 PM edit delete reply
We were in a city, trying to find a way to get into goblin lands. We were going to try passing ourselves off as traders, but there was some bureaucracy we'd have to go through first. So we make our way to the place, go inside, ask the receptionist where we can go to fill out the necessary paperwork. Eventually we got fed up with being told that it was impossible, so we threw them through a wall. We kill a couple of guards outside a conference room, then burst right in to a meeting of the local trader's guild, or something like that. We started making demands, they refused, our overgrown duergar explained why that was stupid. Then the guard showed up and we had to split.
XScarredHeart 22nd Jul 2014, 6:24 AM edit delete reply
The Old One 22nd Jul 2014, 7:13 AM edit delete reply
Ye Gods, you're right! The time of the Party Cannon is well past us.

Druid24 22nd Jul 2014, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
I can just smell how good this is gonna be
GrayGriffin 22nd Jul 2014, 9:08 AM edit delete reply
Bah. Not one single one of my groups has gotten to crash a party yet. That should be an integral part of every adventurer's career! (Although my finished game did have a large post-game party session.)
Disloyal Subject 22nd Jul 2014, 10:08 AM Din' I Promise You Fireworks? edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
We're building up to it... One of the terms in a contract with some other demons is to put an as-yet unidentified substance into a flower contest's victory banquet, and she tells us it'll cause chaos, havoc, et cetera. I'm looking forward to it.
Especially since it can end the flower festival arc we've dragged out to 12 sessions. Poor GM...
Xzienne 23rd Jul 2014, 12:31 AM edit delete reply
Amorphophallus Titania?
Raxon 23rd Jul 2014, 1:41 AM edit delete reply
Please tell me you're spiking the food with a mix of LSD and PCP, with a bit or meth added to make things more lively.
Blaizokaran 23rd Jul 2014, 8:04 AM edit delete reply
...I have to wonder how many people that would kill
Raxon 22nd Jul 2014, 11:46 AM edit delete reply
Being a former reapist, I am required to stay at least five hundred feet from all fields and orchards.
Digo 22nd Jul 2014, 1:35 PM edit delete reply
So basically never visit central USA?
Specter 22nd Jul 2014, 11:56 AM edit delete reply
(Replying to myself on page 467)

This is List-O-Names to Skeleton Frame, Operation Party Crashers is a go, I repeat, Operation Party Crashers is a go!
Specter 22nd Jul 2014, 12:03 PM edit delete reply

I will say this here and now, I know it's not one of THOSE kind of parties. But still, had to have some kind of party (and it is getting crashed). Huzzah!
A. A. Baker 22nd Jul 2014, 1:24 PM edit delete reply
I don't know about crashing a party, but our party's rogue once threw a party as a cover for a job he had to pull. I won't go into details but a slightly demented halfling we ran into stole some of our stuff.

The rogue was uber pissed of about this. The stuff wasn't worth that much but it was the principal of the thing. So he goes to the local thieves guild to ask if they can keep an eye out for the halfling. They agree but at a price. They had recently gotten a job from a noblemen, another noblemen had stolen a painting from him and he wanted it stolen back.

Or rogue had a cover as noblemen, so he used it to throw a party at a local ritzi club, to which the entire party was invited. The party works perfectly, all the nobles in town show up. Then the rogue quietly slips out to sneak into the noble's house and get the painting while the noble's at the party.

Of course, the rogue didn't count on the house having guards, so the rogue had to set the house on fire as a distraction to escape. Between that and the rogue getting hit with a 2,000 GP bill from the caterers, the party decided it was about time to move on with our travels.
Hariman 22nd Jul 2014, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
"Why yes, Mr Puck, who I have chained up. I WOULD like you to grant my wishes instead of letting you go and calling all debts even and clear."

"Why yes, Mr Loki, Liesmith and adopted Son of Odin, I do trust you completely, and think nothing bad can come of it."

"Why yes, Mr Joker, I think you are an excellent clown, and I would like you to be the comedian at my next corporate function."

"Why yes, I would like all of you to attend the Canterlot Garden Party."

All quotes here are likely to result in chaos. Utter and complete chaos.
anacreon 23rd Jul 2014, 3:49 AM edit delete reply
In the geist campagn im in we didnt crash a party we were the party.

We had to put on a show for a bunch of partying ghost monks to help the ghost of a PC's girlfriend pass on.

How did we do this by forming a rock band of course.

Lets just say we almost didnt succeed at putting on a show because due to like 2/4 of the band members had to like learn how to play their instruments in less than two weeks then play for the show.

The other factor is the dice hated the two members that actually knew how to play insruments with a passion. Really poor rolls for them xD
kriss1989 23rd Jul 2014, 9:10 AM edit delete reply
Guys, something weird just happened to my group. We got a new player, and he's a murder hobo. We have no idea what to do. Help.

For clarification, we don't want him gone. He's a cool guy and we are happy to have him. The problem is we have no idea how to entertain a murder hobo, all we know are the horror stories of it falling apart or backfiring. We want him to have fun and enjoy the game, but we have no idea how. Help!
you know that guy 23rd Jul 2014, 9:33 PM edit delete reply
If he's a kick-butt minotaur, point him at all the obstacles in your path. If he's a ninja, give him Assassins Creed style objectives to fulfil that help your party. If he's the chaotic type, you may have to give your villains some organized events like weddings or ribbon-cutting ceremonies or whatnot for him to destroy.

If he's the power-hungry loot vaccuum, hit him with a rolled-up newspaper occasionally.
kriss1989 24th Jul 2014, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
He's a paladin who wants to smite stuff, and isn't interested in the massive RP segments my players self produce. The player stands around bored a lot, and when invited in tries to run the scene to a quick stop so we can get to the next fight. In a socio-political war campaign.
Zeeth 25th Jul 2014, 6:54 PM edit delete reply
Put him on the front lines and communicate by messenger.

Alternately, ask him what god he serves, and give him some religious observances that a paladin can't really refuse to participate in. If he smashes up his own religion, he can then lose paladinhood and become a plain old fighter instead. Then he can't do half his awesome stuff (or minmax for the same stuff, anyway).

Then you can put him in the gladiatorial arena and make bets on his performance (using similarly min-maxed opponents), while simultaneously chatting up the local nobles to actually advance the plot.
Sus 24th Jul 2014, 12:31 AM edit delete reply
In before "zombie goasts" (sic.)