Page 61 - Pink Performer Logic

27th Dec 2011, 5:00 AM in Friendship is Magic, Part 2
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Pink Performer Logic
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Newbiespud 27th Dec 2011, 5:00 AM edit delete
Yep. This is how it's going to happen.

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Ranubis 27th Dec 2011, 5:09 AM edit delete reply
NMM: "Now this plan is sure to work! Instead of the traditional monster, I have trapped the party with an enemy they cannot defeat!
The barbarian, rogue and thief are surrounded and cannot flank! The wizard knows no fire spells, and the Druid has no animals to help her!
The bard is- wait, what is she... oh, manure."
kriss1989 28th Dec 2011, 8:55 PM kriss1989 edit delete reply
NMM: "She's LAUGHING? And SINGING? Darn it voice in my head, you said this would work! Brain, you have failed me!"
Raxon 14th Jun 2012, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
"You have failed me for the last time, brain."


And thus, the threat of Nightmare Moon ended, and Equestria was saved forever!
SecondSeraphim 27th Dec 2011, 5:09 AM SecondSeraphim edit delete reply
FoxyMayhem 27th Dec 2011, 5:50 AM edit delete reply
I am really enjoying the comic, great stuff! :D
Kyronea 27th Dec 2011, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie's plan is sure to succeed!
Shining 27th Dec 2011, 7:19 AM edit delete reply
Very nice! I've been wondering which ritual you were going to use for Pinkie Pie. Considering her habit breaking into song, this fits.
Other Guest 27th Dec 2011, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie: "There once was a pony from Nantucket"
Rarity: "Start again!"
Other Other Guest 27th Dec 2011, 8:19 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie: "There once was a fellow named Enus..."

Applejack: *covers Fluttershy's ears*
Guest 27th Dec 2011, 1:20 PM edit delete reply
Pinkie: "Now that we're out of luck..."

Applejack: "Pinkie Pie..."
Guest 27th Dec 2011, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
Pinkie: "Iiiiit's a small world aaaafter all..."

Dash: NO, NO! Anything but THAT.
Guest 27th Dec 2011, 7:37 PM edit delete reply
Pinkie: "There once was a man with an orange..."

Twilight: "...we're doomed."
Guest 27th Dec 2011, 10:14 PM edit delete reply
Dash: "I'll give you a limerick to use!"

Applejack: "I'm sticking my hoof in Dash's mouth."
Kaleopolitus 28th Dec 2011, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
GM: "From over-?"

Applejack: "Yes."
MrBoJangles 28th Dec 2011, 8:01 PM edit delete reply
Pinkie: "There once was a pony from Belfast..."

Flutterhsy: "I...actually... know this one.."
leafia6 27th Dec 2011, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
So is this going to be an actual song or just a description of a song?
Nexev 27th Dec 2011, 11:30 AM To be fair edit delete reply
Pinkie has a point this time Rarity.

What better way to convince someone your not scared then to just recite poetry all the sudden?

It looks like your not taking someone seriously and thus, not actually scared.
Akouma 27th Dec 2011, 11:50 AM edit delete reply
Depends largely on the poem. If it's a poem about something solemn or they sound like they're doing the equivalent on mumbling "Find a happy place!" to themselves then it's more just proof that they ARE scared.

But... it's Pinkie. Pinkie knows not this fear of which you speak.
Guest 28th Dec 2011, 12:47 AM edit delete reply
Unless her friends aren't with her...

JRKlein 30th Dec 2011, 7:29 PM edit delete reply
I will not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.

(whoops, posted this in the wrong place)
Silka 27th Dec 2011, 5:45 PM Hee! edit delete reply
Eeee! Time to "Giggle at the Ghosties"! XD
Aurabolt 27th Dec 2011, 7:50 PM edit delete reply
Wait. Can the bard literally get away with this? I recall that in 4e, they actually aren't all that powerful.
Cerulean Starlight 27th Dec 2011, 8:37 PM edit delete reply
The ritual is from Player's Handbook 2. "Get away with this"? It seems to be perfectly reasonable to me.
"You recite a short rhyme and feel your tongue loosen so the lies can flow freely. For the ritual's duration, whenever you make a Bluff check, you can roll twice and use either result."
As for "aren't all that powerful," bards can choose multiclass feats from more than one class, which is pretty useful.
kriss1989 28th Dec 2011, 6:53 PM kriss1989 edit delete reply
Someone's not playing Bard right! They are the best healers in the game and can move their allies and enemies around like the battlefield was a chessboard. They can set up or ruin formations, buff allies, bane enemies, and with a few feats be the greatest healers ever in the game: able to use 3 different healing spells in a single round to restore 75+% of the targets health.
Aurabolt 27th Dec 2011, 7:50 PM edit delete reply
Wait. Can the bard literally get away with this? I recall that in 4e, they actually aren't all that powerful.
DeadManSleeping 27th Dec 2011, 8:14 PM edit delete reply
4e bards are quite decent Leaders, have unlimited multiclassing (unlike EVERY OTHER CLASS), and access to some unique rituals. However, they are not that powerful in ANY OTHER edition of the game.
legomaster00156 27th Dec 2011, 9:24 PM edit delete reply
Actually, they are excellent at what they're supposed to do: support and being the party face. High Charisma, great selection of class skills, several useful spells, and Bardic Performance to beef up your allies. Heck, they can, if they want to, know more about anything than the party Wizard.
Chakat Firepaw 28th Dec 2011, 12:21 AM edit delete reply
Pathfinder's "Versatile Performance" can result in a Bard effectively having more skills than a Rogue can dream of:

"What do you mean you have Acrobatics[1], Bluff, Disguise, Diplomacy and Sense Motive, (and, oh yeah, Fly[2]), all at +18 without equipment? On top of having both pure visual and pure audible performance skills at +18 and a half-dozen other skills?"

[1] Rolling a 1 you can: Walk across anything at least 2" wide, (smaller requires you roll a 2), make a 19' long jump or a 4'9" high jump.
[2] Not a big deal for most characters.
Akouma 27th Dec 2011, 9:47 PM edit delete reply
In 4e, Bards are my go-to healer. Not only are they inherently wacky (I've discussed my love of that before), but their heal does Surge+Cha modifier, instead of Surge+d6. to put that in perspective, unless a Cleric is pacifist healer (and granted, EVERY healer Cleric should have that feat) then an optimized Bard will on average actually heal for MORE than the Cleric. Also, every single worthwhile Bard power runs on Charisma, making their primary attribute apply to everything they do.

Also, Bards play like end-game characters (in that they use their immediate action every single friggin' round) at level 5 when built a certain way. I only bring that up because my sister plays a Bard in my campaign, and pretty much every round she disrupts everything my monsters try to do. It's gotten so ridiculous that she yells "I have an app for that!" when she uses an interrupt or reaction.
Atrues 28th Dec 2011, 12:12 AM edit delete reply
Umm, No... You are forgetting the Cleric's built in ability called 'Healer's Lore' which lets them add their wisdom mod to any cleric power that restores hit points by using a surge, as long as that power has the healing keyword... so a cleric gets surge +d6 +wis mod... and this applies to ALL healing powers that use surges, not just healing word.
kriss1989 28th Dec 2011, 8:57 PM kriss1989 edit delete reply
Yes, but Bards can do 3 minor action healing powers in one turn to restore 75+% of a targets health on one turn. And if you throw in an action point use a daily power to boot.
Atrues 28th Dec 2011, 9:14 PM edit delete reply
3 Minor action heals? which 3 are you referring to? Not majestic word, as it lists you can only use one per round, like ALL healing powers... I'm curious as to how you got 3 minor action heals in 1 turn.

And this is not adding in the fact the cleric can pick feats to boost their healing, have a standard heal that heals all in burst 5, etc... Wizards would not make the bard, which is suppose to be the face of the party, a better healer than the cleric, who is suppose to be the healer of the party.
Shikome Kido Mi 28th Dec 2011, 11:36 PM edit delete reply
...Someone has perhaps too much faith in Wizards. A more correct statement would be "Wizards would try not to make bards better healers than clerics."

That said, Healer's Lore is important, and I find that frequently when a class seems inexplicably bad at something it's because someone missed a sentence that gave them a useful ability when they were reading the class description.

Is it you can only use one healing power per round or one Majestic Word per round? Because the latter is significantly less limiting.
Anthonox 29th Dec 2011, 4:15 AM edit delete reply
Multiclassing, you get both the Bard's majestic word, and two other "words" of your choice.
kriss1989 29th Dec 2011, 4:38 AM kriss1989 edit delete reply
Multiclassing, you can get all the leader classes healing spells.

Clerics are the 2nd best healers without having to specialize. Cause a Bard can just snatch up a cleric utility to get that burst five heal.
Scribejay 27th Dec 2011, 8:29 PM edit delete reply
Wait so are we going to actually see an AABBA Limerick or just "Giggle at the Ghosties".
Star Sage 27th Dec 2011, 9:47 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, when the bard is the one coming up with the plans, it's time for the party to stop and think for a second.
Wynni 27th Dec 2011, 11:41 PM Forum Momma edit delete reply
Only fourth edition bards are worthwhile? SAY WHAT? Someone better go back and look at first edition bards again.
Atrues 28th Dec 2011, 9:20 PM edit delete reply
Bards in ALL editions were worthwhile, as long as you knew how to build/break them... in particular, bards with escape artist and perform. Bonus points if you figure it out.
ronrab 28th Dec 2011, 7:10 AM edit delete reply
You give me great joy.
magewolf 28th Dec 2011, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
pinkie: i am the great mighty poo...

dm:BLEEPING NO!!!!!!!

pinkie: phooie.
kriss1989 28th Dec 2011, 6:56 PM kriss1989 edit delete reply
No matter how good this plan turns out to be, it will never top plan umlaut.
Jade Eye 28th Dec 2011, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
Well at least Pinkie is a fairly normal bard.

After all she could have chosen to put points into Perform:Slapstick...
Pinkie 3.14159265358979 29th Dec 2011, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
I'd pay to see that
Colin 2nd Jan 2012, 10:45 AM edit delete reply
I'd pay Bison Dollars to see that. Actually, are we sure she doesn't already have it?
kriss1989 29th Dec 2011, 4:40 AM kriss1989 edit delete reply
Perform: Kazoo was the weirdest one I ran into. He actually played a kazoo.
Anvildude 11th Jan 2012, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
Always thought it was a pity the 0th level Pathfinder Bard spell 'Summon Instrument' only applied to handheld instruments. Woulda loved to have my Gnome be able to summon a phantasmal pipe organ whenever he performed.

Also, you forget Pinkie Senses and her preturnatural ability to chase things ala Pepe le Pew.
Stagewhisper 5th Jan 2014, 12:33 AM edit delete reply
I have definitely summoned a keytar before >_>
Guest 20th Feb 2012, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
I've seen Perform: Interpretive Dance. The player actually performed for us.
Colin 14th Oct 2013, 6:07 PM Doppelgänger!? edit delete reply
...'twould appear another Colin beat me here. Hmm; that complicates the comment section..
Disloyal Subject 8th Dec 2014, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Hah! Been a while. I have long since solved that particular complication.
FunPony 8th Dec 2014, 1:44 PM this is gonna be good... edit delete reply
i can't wait to see how this scene plays out also what the hay is the rolling for?
Disloyal Subject 8th Dec 2014, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
She's rolling Bluff to not seem afraid.
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Waffle Sorter 5th May 2015, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
I have no idea whether I noticed on previous readthroughs, but it appears Rarity's and AJ's players have gamed together before. Is talking magical fear trees a reference I should be getting? The only thing I'm coming up with is "Heffalumps and Woozles", which is not trees.