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Newbiespud 11th Jun 2015, 6:00 AM edit delete
There should be a ton of Fallout is Dragons content today! Unless, I mean, something crazy happens... Like our electricity getting shut off due to a payment failure...

<sigh> When it rains, it pours.

But then I was able to stay at a friend's place and finish working on them anyway.
Session 45-1 - Hellhound Diplomacy: Libsyn YouTube
Session 45-2 - Cloudship Repair: Libsyn YouTube
Session 45-3 - Doctor Problems: Libsyn YouTube

Notice: Guest comic submissions are open! Guidelines here. Deadline: January 27th, 2023.



Raxon 11th Jun 2015, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
These girls know how to handle plants.

Tell a story about plants in a game.
Toric 11th Jun 2015, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
Well, we have a tree druid. He hits all the tropes. He speaks for the trees, believes in the trees, and even sleeps with trees. He believes that trees are better than people and wouldn't mind feeding the latter to the former.

Oh, and recently we were attacked by a kelp devil. It grabbed our captain, so I lowered all the water in the area to the point where it was drowning in air and staggering to escape.
What? 11th Jun 2015, 8:35 AM edit delete reply
"He speaks for the trees..."

Lorax Approved

... believes in the trees..."

Can my character ignore terrain difficulty if he manages to disbelieve the forrest?

"... and even sleeps with trees."

Um. Not that the word has much meaning these days, but I don't think 'trope' is defined by slash-fiction.
Evilbob 11th Jun 2015, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
Don't mind What, Toric. Sleeping with trees is totally tropy. Bloomberg/Pony Ship, Simply strange bedding preferences, or actually slash fiction all count!

I think What is just jealous of your tree druid's torrid love affair with a tree.
daftdeafdave 13th Jun 2015, 5:10 AM edit delete reply
think you want it like []description[/*url] (without the *)
Evilbob 13th Jun 2015, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! I couldn't figure out why BBcode wasn't working and didn't realize during the iterations of testing that it doesn't like apostrophes...
Digo 11th Jun 2015, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
I think I mentioned the girl that the PCs in a Warehouse 23 campaign birthed from a watermelon. The campaign was a bit fruity, but enjoyable.

I once had made a dungeon inside a giant tree. The party faced poisonous plants, dryads, giant spiders, a barbarian lumberjack... at the top where the dungeon exited out to a platform in the higher branches the party faced a Roc for a boss encounter.
Dragonflight 11th Jun 2015, 8:45 AM edit delete reply
Plants in a game. Oh yes.

This is an oldie, from an ancient Dark Sun game we were in. The PC's had just finally made their way to the halfling forests. In the canon game, the halfling race were actually the dominant race before the sorcerer-kings messed up the sun, and they devolved into a savage species. Our GM rewrote them into a cannibal society, penned in by druids who use the plantlife in the region to keep them from overrunning the rest of the Dark Sun world.

Anyway, the PC's had met one of the druids, and a treant had stopped by to basically intimidate the PC's into helping them deal with a cannibal halfling outbreak. One of the players, a guy with a natural talent for silly and sarcastic humor, grabs a handful of leafy bits from the treant, leans in close and says, "Talk to me Spruce!"

Nothing else got done that day, as I recall. We were laughing too hard.
Fire Fire! 11th Jun 2015, 9:00 AM edit delete reply
"Talk to me Spruce"

I'm not sure that I get it...

But still -- I remember an old campaign where the party was lured into a large clearing that had an obvious bottleneck at the entrance. There was a fight, with some plant-related theme. My char was not much to speak of in combat, but I was the only one to think of pouring oil around each side of the clearing entrance.

There was much unexpected confusion regarding my actions. Some accused me of just being a rancid fire starter who was risking the wrath of local caretakers. But then, when the battle turned against us, the plants that 'shockingly' came to life at the entrance were unable to get past the burning oil to close off the bottleneck.

I was accused of making use of player knowledge, but cleared by way of "How could you NOT see that coming?"
you know that guy 11th Jun 2015, 11:47 PM edit delete reply
That reminds me of the Tree character in the first Demon Hunters movie. "Tree, you old sonofabirch!"
Digo 11th Jun 2015, 11:51 AM edit delete reply
I thought several halfling tribes in Dark Sun canon were cannibals to begin with?
Specter 11th Jun 2015, 9:17 AM edit delete reply
I really can't define any individual story about plants, except how they all ended...

Winged Cat 11th Jun 2015, 9:52 AM edit delete reply
My Bard, in a D&D-rules Dark Souls-verse game, is basically trying to introduce life to the land of the undead. He's carrying around a plant which collects and distills souls, and is trying to figure out how to turn a barren wasteland into a fertile healing land, such that all the insane undead may be restored to sane immortality (at least so long as the cycle of life continues around them, to slowly restore what humanity loss they incur) or laid to rest permanently.
Rubahhitam 11th Jun 2015, 1:22 PM edit delete reply
Plant stories...?

Three that spring to mind.

First campaign, first character, first death. Standard 3.5 D&D rules, I made an Elf Monk, did well with him, even KO'D a giant in the nuts. All good until the party decided to go where the DM suggested we NOT go. Disregarding his warnings, we ended up fighting an orcwort tree. My Monk, and the Cleric as well, if I remember correctly, both got eaten and digested to death. I was not a happy roleplayer, but got over it... eventually *sniffle*.

Next story... Pathfinder campaign. Apparently we were being targeted by the Red Mantis Assassin guild (since we were attacked by a giant preying mantis), and later we came across a mass of vegetation covering the road as we made our way back. It was an assassin vine. We drew the conclusion that the plants were working with the assassins, and we were in a forest...
P.S., would anyone be willing to divulge the secret of how to create a hyperlink using the address, and/or turning a line of text into a hyperlink?

Finally...5E campaign, modified starting kit adventure. Came upon a town filled with thorn wights guarding graves filled with zombies. Since they kept attacking us, and surprisingly just danced whenever music was played, my Rogue rolled high on a perform check, and summoned all the little plantings to the alchemist's shop, incidentally releasing the zombies they were guarding. Since we Had them all in range, we lobbed vials of oil everywhere and set them on fire with torches. Bwhahahahahahahaha! FIRE!

Disloyal Subject 11th Jun 2015, 2:38 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Gor? Nope, not reading that today.
Raxon 11th Jun 2015, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
Houseplants of Gor. It is a short parody of the Gor books. A bit creepy, but ultimately harmless.
daftdeafdave 13th Jun 2015, 5:29 AM edit delete reply
I played in a game set in an enormous city in a prison dimension. One of its borders was a sprawling impenetrable forest which (as far as anyone could tell) stretched on forever.

My character in the game - a pirate of the name of John Fentiman - was tasked to find a building rumoured to be hidden deep within this forest. Being a pragmatic sort of thinker John decided the best way to get to it was to walk there after starting a three day forest fire.

Turns out plants are a pretty easy problem to solve.
Toric 11th Jun 2015, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
Tough luck Newbie. Here's to hoping you get power back soon.

As for the comic, ever guessed exactly what the GM was doing and surprised everyone? Wow us with your tales of foresight!
Digo 11th Jun 2015, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
I recall once in a Shadowrun adventure, I saw that the GM was setting up for a brawl at the night-club the party was meeting a Johnson in. I managed to predict that the Johnson was a plant and that several club goers were a team of hitmen there to kill us.

Using some magical misdirection I managed to completely avoid the fight. The other PCs wanted to stay and fight, so they drew weapons and took initiative.

Now, it was December and had recently snowed outside. As I laid low waiting for the rest of the team to finish their fight, one of the baddies tried to get away. He was also a mage, one with Invisibility magic. I chased him and we had a short, but fun cat-and-mouse game. I had seemingly lost him when he went invisible and his tracks stopped at an intersection. His boot prints seemed to have split up at a trash can, with the left shoe prints going left down the street and the right shoe prints going off into an alley.

I drew my pistol and shot the trash can. Killed the mage, who was using illusions to disguise himself as the can. >:D
Bant Big Butts 11th Jun 2015, 9:33 PM edit delete reply
I was in a path game that had been going on for a while. We had previously stopped the big bad, and were continuing our individual plots when the DM started make moves that implied we were about to start up a McGuffin rush, so me and one of the other players went on a tag team rant on how dissapointing such a story would be.

The DM was surprised, and admitted that the McGuffin rush was a bit cliche. He then went and reflavored his plans to not include the cliche.
Bant Big Butts 11th Jun 2015, 9:37 PM edit delete reply
To clarify, we sussed out what he was getting at before he had gotten to it.
Stim The One 12th Jun 2015, 11:57 PM edit delete reply
I was in my very first campaign and we were playing Wrath of the Righteous, we got at the part where we're joined by these three guys that included one bard and my character goes "I bet the bard is a spy" The paladin accepted my bet for 200 gold. funny thing is that a while later it turned out that the bard WAS a spy, and wearing a ring to conceal alignment so the paddy couldn't detect evil.
Thing is... I thought the bard was a spy FOR the queen, not against her. Still earned that gold.
ANW 11th Jun 2015, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
Yesterday's contest only got three stories. With one being disqualified, the situation was already bad.
I just couldn't pick between the other two. It's a tied between Toric and Digo.
Grrys 11th Jun 2015, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
We're in a town that's on the front lines in the fight against demons. It's protected by a powerful magical item that repels demons.

Me: Demons are going to attack.

GM: Oh hell yes.
ANW 11th Jun 2015, 6:16 AM edit delete reply
Wednesday's Ask the Pony.
She once stared down a cockatrice in the eyes to release its victims.
Let's send some to Fluttershy.
My personal question is: If you had to choose, what animal would say is your favorite?
Raxon 11th Jun 2015, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
Oh, it's just so hard to choose! They all have their good qualities. Oh, what's that, Angel? Oh! Of, of course, you're my favorite! Please put the knife down, sweetie. Why don't I make you a nice bowl of food? You always get cranky when you're hungry.
Euric 11th Jun 2015, 8:25 AM edit delete reply
Yo, angel, have a sinckers.
j-eagle12212012 11th Jun 2015, 6:31 AM edit delete reply

With the recent Fallout 4 announcement trailer I've been a little fallout crazy (Been playing New Vegas as much as I can) how long would it take if I watched all of your fallout is dragons sessions in one sitting? (If that is even possible)
Sani2341 11th Jun 2015, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
well they are about one and ahalf hour long on avarage, and were at session 45, so about 77 just for the normal seesions not counting the .5s
Toric 11th Jun 2015, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
Well, if you can play all of them at once it will only take as long as the longest session. If not, it may take three or four times that amount.
Digo 11th Jun 2015, 11:53 AM edit delete reply
You want bathroom breaks. XD

(Especially for some of the funnier moments that may impair bladder control).
Sani2341 11th Jun 2015, 1:44 PM edit delete reply
If you listen to them on an mp3-player, you could continue to listen while taking a biobreak
j-eagle12212012 11th Jun 2015, 2:00 PM edit delete reply
Well I have a portable device that I routinely bring with me to the can that has internet access so I'm good on that front lol
Raxon 12th Jun 2015, 3:24 PM edit delete reply
The main character appears to be a dog. This is an amazing breakthrough in species equality.

Who am I kidding? I just wanna play as Lupus.
Jennifer 11th Jun 2015, 7:11 AM edit delete reply
I think Pinkie's read the GM's notes. Or hacked into his computer -- she seems the type.
Winged Cat 11th Jun 2015, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
Nah. With a name like that, and a player like Pinkie Pie (smartest at the brief flashes of insight: peak intellect, as opposed to Twilight's sustained intellect), it's a natural guess.
The MunchKING 11th Jun 2015, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
The MunchKING
"That's... almost exactly..."

Completely wrong?

Or in the more show Pinkie Pie

Exactly what I was about to say?
Toric 11th Jun 2015, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
The funny part is going to be the others participating in the "tradition" and Twilight rolling high while RD and AJ trail behind with low rolls/mutual sabotage. I actually bet on some PVP that lasts just long enough for them to lose.
Digo 11th Jun 2015, 11:55 AM edit delete reply
And then Celestia shows up... :3
Guest 11th Jun 2015, 10:52 PM edit delete reply
with the imperial march paying full blast