Page 574 - Chrono Chrys, Part 9

28th Mar 2015, 6:00 AM in Intermission 5
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Chrono Chrys, Part 9
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Newbiespud 28th Mar 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Well, that's it for The Return of Queen Chrysalis, AKA Chrono Chrys. I guess regular comics will resume next week... *sigh*

No Fallout is Dragons this week. We've hit a rough patch and so we're taking a bit of a break. Hopefully not too long, though.

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FanOfMostEverything 28th Mar 2015, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
"We'll get a new one."

A new trident, a new timeline, or both?
MuffinMark 28th Mar 2015, 6:36 AM edit delete reply
HonorableInsanity 28th Mar 2015, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
A new Spike, this ones let his heroics get to his head
Digo 28th Mar 2015, 1:44 PM edit delete reply
Both. Always both.
j-eagle12212012 28th Mar 2015, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
good mini-arc I liked it, though now I'm really curious what happened to Celestia and Spike in the original comic (no spoilers please , I plan on obtaining the comics and reading them myself)
CCC 28th Mar 2015, 1:47 PM edit delete reply
They were protecting Canterlot from cyber-cockatrices let out by the temporal rift, of course...
Brian 29th Mar 2015, 11:37 AM edit delete reply
Celestia's original line from panel 3 was "Oh, a horde of giant, magical cockatrice attacked Canterlot during the comet." Spike's original line was "I rode one into the center of town and saved the city! It was awesome. I had a trident!"

So no spoilers, it's just a noodle incident, and not much changed for the comic. Celestia mentions another event going on in Manehattan at the same time, but that panel isn't in this comic.
Tatsurou 28th Mar 2015, 10:02 AM edit delete reply
"This is Equestria! There is no Africa or Europe!"
Winged Cat 28th Mar 2015, 10:13 AM edit delete reply
There is, in theory, a Zebrica. Close enough?
j-eagle12212012 28th Mar 2015, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
"Equestrian or Zebracian?" It doesn't feel the same, but the joke is still valid
DoubleCross 30th Mar 2015, 1:05 AM edit delete reply
Equestria's based on North America, not Europe.
Chrysalis 31st Mar 2015, 2:04 AM edit delete reply
*siiiiiiiiiigh* watch Monty Python's the quest for the holy grail, then come back and apologize.
Zuche 28th Mar 2015, 6:38 AM edit delete reply
Monty Python? Wow, have I been served for one of last weekend's comments. (By the universe, that is. I'm sure the reference was scripted well before that.)
Digo 28th Mar 2015, 1:45 PM edit delete reply
Every campaign that I've ever run had Python references.
ANW 28th Mar 2015, 6:43 AM edit delete reply
Now that he finish this mini-arc,
How did you like it?
And do you prefer Comic based, or snapshot based?
Me:It was good, but feels rushed. Don't know why, it just does. And I prefer the snapshot based. Gives him more creativity.
Newbiespud 28th Mar 2015, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
Part of this experiment was using the limitations to force myself to try out a faster pace of storytelling than my usual snail's crawl. So yeah, it's probably rushed.
Winged Cat 28th Mar 2015, 10:52 AM edit delete reply
Ah, not that much of a crawl. There's a balance between plot and detail. I know in some stories I've written, I crammed in the plot and people passed on them because I didn't have enough detail. So it is here, relative to your usual arcs.
Specter 28th Mar 2015, 7:51 AM edit delete reply
That costume...

Now to try to say what I'm... trying to say while... still mesmerized by it...

Will those guys ever be free... from the time rift thing, and will they ever... be able to return to some form of... society? I know I ask really weird questions, but... these are the questions I must ask because of... my attempts to practice immersion and because of a lack of sleep in general...

That costume... scares me.
Disloyal Subject 28th Mar 2015, 11:00 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Forevermore I shall read Specter's comments in Christopher Walken's voice.
Digo 28th Mar 2015, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
Heeheehee, that does work.
Specter 28th Mar 2015, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
Ok, I'll ask... who is Christopher Walken?
Raxon 28th Mar 2015, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
Giant heads are a perfectly respectable standard.

Besides, disguising yourself as one of the locals can't possibly go wrong!
Disloyal Subject 28th Mar 2015, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Welp, looks like I'm reading some Bogleech tonight.
I can't wait until the cleric learns True Seeing so I can justify siccing a Thought Eater on the party.
Raxon 28th Mar 2015, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
Mortasheen isn't even released yet, and it already has a small, yet dedicated fanbase.
Disloyal Subject 28th Mar 2015, 9:26 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
I take a peek from time to time. Especially when I want something to horrify or surprise my players, though I haven't run any fantasy games in a while.
FanOfMostEverything 29th Mar 2015, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
They named a game after the disease caused by nucklavees? Huh. And a skinless quasi-centaur would fit right in in that setting, no less.
Raxon 29th Mar 2015, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
A skinless quasi-centaur which cuts itself to wield its own blood as whip weapons would be considered adorable in Mortasheen. Like a cute lil puppy.
Marvelous TK 28th Mar 2015, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
So was it ever said how canon this is? Because I don't remember if it was ever said how canon this is. So I don't know how canon this is. How canon this is?
ANW 28th Mar 2015, 10:42 AM edit delete reply
It's Canon, he still have to figure out how.
Breakfateschain 28th Mar 2015, 11:22 AM edit delete reply
So is this canon?
Newbiespud 28th Mar 2015, 11:49 AM edit delete reply
It's canon. I've said this with caveats multiple times, but I guess the important thing is that it's canon.
Someone 31st Mar 2015, 4:52 AM edit delete reply
And where in the timeline is this placed exactly?
Tinker 28th Mar 2015, 11:53 AM edit delete reply
I get the feeling the 'rough patch' is interpersonal from the way it's written, but it could be general stress on any player/dm or an injury. Either way, I hope everything is okay with y'all. Best of luck!
Blueblade 28th Mar 2015, 7:51 PM edit delete reply
Spike + eyepatch = Demospike
Colin 29th Mar 2015, 7:29 AM edit delete reply
All right, "NOBODY SAY A SINGLE BUZZING WORD." made me laugh.
Mykin 29th Mar 2015, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
Yes, Luna, you can come back. Everyone should be caught up to your level now and we can continue the campaign proper.
Digo 30th Mar 2015, 8:44 AM edit delete reply
I usually have fun running side adventures for PCs who fell behind in exp gains so they can catch up. Often life gets in the way and players can't make the session. Miss too many and they lag behind in levels. Not fun!

One of my favorite "catch-up" sessions was in shadowrun. Two players missed several games and to help them close the gap I ran a one-shot where they were hired to break into a lab and retrieve some data on the research done there. Little did they know that the research was in bug spirits and one had broken loose, killing everyone in the facility prior to the two getting there.

I was nice though and had the bug spirit start as critically injured for their encounter. Good thing too, they both got torn up from it still!
Mykin 30th Mar 2015, 5:54 PM edit delete reply
Never met anyone willing to do that with people. Then again, I've always leveled by way of arbitrary checkpoints instead of experience gained. Everyone was the same level and it didn't matter if you missed a few sessions since you were automatically leveled up to the same level as everyone else. Made for less drama that way...or at least less drama caused by level gaps. As I've probably made clear by now, my early DnD experiences were odd ones.

Now days, I'm finally having to deal with experience points and the implications of that. Like realizing that my cleric will end up being a higher level than everyone else soon enough. Pays to keep same character from beginning to end instead of swapping out every other session, it seems.
Freeze_brand 30th Mar 2015, 1:44 PM lurker edit delete reply
I enjoyed this particular chapter immensely. While I like the other style better because that was the first look I got at the ponies, I see nothing wrong with using this style when time demands.
Nightspinner 30th Mar 2015, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
'sigh'? Were you hoping for more of a break before resuming the regular comics or is there something else?
Newbiespud 30th Mar 2015, 11:50 PM edit delete reply
This was fun. I'm gonna miss playing around with the IDW comics.

And yeah, more of a break wouldn't hurt. But it's high time we got back to business.
Tria 1st Apr 2015, 2:24 AM edit delete reply
Yes please, bring Best Pony Luna back!