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12th May 2015, 6:00 AM in Fall Weather Friends
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Newbiespud 12th May 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
Some news: It looks like I might be running my own panel at EFNW on that Sunday afternoon! It'll be called "Story Time! Ponies and Tabletop Roleplaying". Should be interesting!

Also, we got a short roleplaying mini-session of Fallout is Dragons up today!
Session 42.5 - Future of the Hive: Libsyn YouTube

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Venellian 12th May 2015, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
So, we all know that RD is gonna wind up cheating, but will she get away with it?
What do you think?
Digo 12th May 2015, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
Competing goes to RD's head.
AJ chastises her for it.
They have a marathon race to settle it.
Both cheat and fight their way.
PvP falls, everyone loses.
j-eagle12212012 12th May 2015, 7:11 AM edit delete reply
The DM is setting them both up. Her plan all along is to have RD and AJ race in the running of the leaves, so she is going to "Allow" each to have an edge in every other of the 20 events until they are tied, and RD being so competative will demand a tie breaker. Thus the DM gets to implement some world building with an event RD would have laughed at and called lame if it was suggested first.
The MunchKING 12th May 2015, 10:30 PM edit delete reply
The MunchKING
Might be hard to fake though when they roll the dice in the open and can clearly see who rolled better.
Sunbeam 13th May 2015, 10:55 PM edit delete reply
It doesn't have to be cheating out of character. Most of the cheating in the Running of the Leaves involves beating the crap out of each other. They might just get more and more heated as things go on, and eventually initiate pvp mid-race.

Oooo...And then the reason they take such an impossible amount of time fighting each other and literally everyone else passes because they decide to break out the grapple rules.

They spend 15 minutes arguing about the rules while Twilight completes a few dozen skill checks, and her winning the race interrupts their argument.
Digo 12th May 2015, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
"Future of the Hive" eh? Dang, makes me wanna play a changeling in your game, Spud. I really love your campaign. Very much a fun world to explore and blow ponies up in.
Evilbob 12th May 2015, 6:42 AM edit delete reply
Ponies and gunzzzz! What's not to love?
Masterweaver 12th May 2015, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
Actually we don't have guns. Well, Aurelia does, but she's a dragon. Gunsmith's curse and all that.

Also not all of us are ponies... Like, only four out of seven PCs are, and that's not counting the two companions or the two GMPCs with the group.
Digo 12th May 2015, 8:25 AM edit delete reply
The various curses, how they interact at the borders, and the dragons controlling each one is by far one of the best aspects of the campaign setting. I need to steal some ideas from that.

Also, Javolt is becoming one of my fav characters. He started off pretty polarizing, but his quirks have gotten better to where he has great moments with ideas.
Disloyal Subject 13th May 2015, 1:23 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Man, I need to catch up and see what Flotsam and Powder Keg have blown up while I wasn't paying attention.
ANW 12th May 2015, 8:55 AM edit delete reply
For this part of the arc, I think competition poll will be good here.
Two ponies, one event. Who would win?
Round one:AJ vs. Rarity. The event: best party. The client, middle class.
Winged Cat 12th May 2015, 9:59 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie Pie. Even if she doesn't officially enter, you'd better believe she'll spice up both parties.
Digo 12th May 2015, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
Who would win? The guests really. They're getting a pony and a party. ^^;

Hee, but okay, maybe AJ would have a party more my style.
Specter 12th May 2015, 10:55 AM edit delete reply
I can't really say, not because of either of how either of them would make up a party, but simply because a lot of the middle class people don't have a huge preference when it comes to such things. I'm pretty sure most middle class just want to be in it for the moment.
j-eagle12212012 12th May 2015, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
Party to live for the moment well RD gets the win there
Mykin 12th May 2015, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
Sunday Afternoon? Well I'll see if I can't work with the others so I'm free to attend then. Hopefully they won't schedule my little 5E DMing thing to happen at the same time. It'll be fun to listen to you speak at a panel. :D
Raxon 12th May 2015, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
Good luck with the panel, Spud!
T 12th May 2015, 2:55 PM edit delete reply
EFNW sounds like a pure disgust interjection. Like an extra powerfull EEWW!
Akouma 12th May 2015, 5:40 PM edit delete reply
The fact that your panel is called "Story Time!" makes me smile.
albedoequals1 13th May 2015, 4:06 PM Who was it who cheated? edit delete reply
In the original episode, I contend that it was Applejack who cheated first. All of the events were clearly biased to favor earth ponies, and some were specifically farm-themed (like the lasso). If they wanted a fair contest, every farmer task should have been matched with a weather pony task.
kiapet 13th May 2015, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
Applejack didn't cheat; the competition was stacked in her favor. One implies dishonesty, one is more like a homefield advantage.
Specter 14th May 2015, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
Plus, I'm relatively sure that a weather pony task would require wings. Earth pony tasks could be accomplished by anypony.