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Newbiespud 10th Dec 2015, 5:00 AM edit delete
It took me ages to figure out the Friendship is Dragons(tm) "spin" on this sequence.

And then I realized...

I had to go back to my roots.

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Digo Dragon 10th Dec 2015, 5:26 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Cherry tree roots?

Flan is delicious! I can never get tired of that dessert. I think that's something everyone one of my characters have in common; they like flan. Doesn't quite translate well to setting where it might not exist, but I don't worry about little details like that. ^^;

When I played The Great and Powerful Trixie, the other players would use baked goods to get Trixie to help out. She had a sweet tooth, and food tasted a bit different in human Earth than in pony Equestria. I think one of Trixie's favorite human dishes was Tiramisu. Coffee and cake in one? Yes please!
MWS 10th Dec 2015, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
I tried flan once. It seemed to be a mostly tasteless mass with sickeningly sweet goo on top to me. But then, I don't like caramel.

Pass the sour cream pound cake.
Winged Cat 10th Dec 2015, 11:09 AM edit delete reply
Speaking of, how many of you who play in pony games, have had baked weaponry come up in your campaigns? At one point when we were about to go seeking changelings, my party was given stun pies to protect ourselves with.
Disloyal Subject 10th Dec 2015, 11:17 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Well, my pony campaign is set in a campaign setting for Equestria rather than Equestria itself, and it's about as bloody as our typical settings - Forgotten Realms, Greyhawk, etc. - as a consequence.
I fully expect baked goods (or bads) to be weaponized in a moment of desperation eventually, though.
Digo Dragon 10th Dec 2015, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I can't think of baked weaponry coming up in the non-FOE pony game I'm in, but I did defeat mind control with a bowl of vegetable stew.

The funny part was I didn't know she was under mind-control.
j-eagle12212012 10th Dec 2015, 2:52 PM edit delete reply
I hear Flan and I think of the giant jello monsters from Final fantasy not a delicious dessert
Luminous Lead 11th Dec 2015, 4:33 AM edit delete reply
In the very first session of a DnD 3.5 game, we were watching some soldiers trying to burn down a village due to its proximity to a "cursed" forest. One of the villagers took offense to this, and attacked the armed soldiers with the only thing he had on hand- a stale baggette, ending up with a critical hit that flattened the imperial soldier. So impressed with this turn of events, the party dubbed this average villager " The Breadman", and he showed up a couple of times later on in the campaign.
Super_Big_Mac 7th Jun 2016, 3:32 PM edit delete reply
I think describing Flan to a world that doesn't have Flan would be easy enough to do.

I spent a few hours last night trying to describe a Memory Orb glitching out using terms that made sense more for an Elder Scrolls/Equestrian Founding setting, so I had to get kinda layman's purple prose with it, which was... a bit annoying, or confusing.
ANW 10th Dec 2015, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
Have you guys/gals ever did what Pinkie is doing?
Cygnia 10th Dec 2015, 6:34 AM edit delete reply

I've got some fanfic out there based on the characters for one of my 7th Sea campaigns.

My players enjoy 'em.
Digo Dragon 10th Dec 2015, 6:46 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I've written snippets of fanfiction based on past RPs. I've recently started to put together a full length story based on the Fallout Equestria campaign I'm a part of. It'll take place in a different location, but it has many of the same characters.
aylatrigger 10th Dec 2015, 7:30 AM edit delete reply
Only accidentally. I was GM and the players in a ponyfinder game found a giant library mid-dungeon... I accidentally said that yes there was a Daring Do-like set of books.

Gentlepony Adventurer was the next three sessions after that. I am apparently pretty good at writing stories on the spot. The party almost entirely ignored the plot-important book on a pedestal and the BBEG who was breaking out of prison to read those books... And it was an involved process, involving one of the party members learning the ancient language, scribing a copy in Equine, and other members huddling around the translations and passing them along when done.

Before continuing the adventure, the party brought back the entire library to their homes...via combination of dimension door and ant haul.
MWS 10th Dec 2015, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
Does going the other way count? I've run a few campaigns based on fiction I was writing.
Mykin 10th Dec 2015, 9:10 AM edit delete reply
Write something about a campaign I'm in? Yeah, I've done it a couple of times. Heck, I've done it even before the campaign even starts. I find it better to just tell a quick story when I'm trying to join a PbP or answer a question about how my character would react to something. I don't consider my writing to be any good but there are some examples for you guys if you're bored enough.

Anyway, I guess storytime here and working on my FOE story reminded me that I actually liked telling stories like this when I get the opportunity. I'm already inside my characters heads anyway, might as well do something productive while I'm there.
GrayGriffin 10th Dec 2015, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
Yup, sort of. While I haven't written any fanfic, I have made up a bunch of elaborate crossover scenarios in my head. Lots of them involve, at the very least, a meeting between the parties of all the PTU games I play. And shipping. There's also shipping.
Disloyal Subject 10th Dec 2015, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
By coincidence, the first Dark Heresy game I played was run by a guy who traditionally storytimes his games on /tg/. I'm now playing in his Deathwatch campaign and running a Dark Heresy campaign inspired by the All Guardsmen Party and a D&D 5e game inspired by a greentext fanfic on /mlp/, both of which are being written up for storytiming by players.
It's not fanfic so much as writeups of what's happened, but I've grown accustomed to it, and some people have a good time reading it. Heck, Record of Lodoss War was originally a record of a D&D campaign, and it got made into an anime!
Winged Cat 10th Dec 2015, 11:05 AM edit delete reply
Tried to RP with a PC whose player was absent?

Nope, and the GM has just crossed another line by not reminding Pinkie's player of this. I look forward to Applejack's player's reaction when she finally returns.
ANW 10th Dec 2015, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
I meant making stories based off your role-playing experience.
remia1 10th Dec 2015, 11:34 AM edit delete reply
I have indeed done what Pinkie is referring to. the Earthdawn RPG actually had rewards for doing this in character. If you keep a written journal of your adventures, the Library of Parlainth will pay silver for the journal as well as for updates. There were times in the campaign where our characters could only afford to eat because I, and my character, kept a written account of our adventures.

It used to drive my GM nuts because, my character didn't see himself as the hero of the story, but as one of the sidekicks to one of the other PCs. He wanted me to have my character be the hero of the story, as it was supposed to be from his point of view. But my character was a Troubadour (think a D&D bard on steroids) and he was concerned with telling the truth, not a story.
CrowMagnon 10th Dec 2015, 7:13 PM edit delete reply
Other way around for me. The pony campaign I'm running is a prequel to my fanfic series.
Digo Dragon 11th Dec 2015, 5:49 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I think the FOE campaign I'm in is based on one of the GM's fanfics.
Guest 10th Dec 2015, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
This isn't your average, everyday metahumor.

This is...

Robin Bobcat 10th Dec 2015, 7:08 PM edit delete reply
I never metahumor I didn't like.
Nixitur 10th Dec 2015, 7:53 PM edit delete reply
Ouh, I boo that one!
ToTZ 10th Dec 2015, 9:55 AM The Legend of Applejack edit delete reply
I think the Bard is allowed to refer to the campaign, as it is their in-character job to record the party's adventures for posterity.
Digo Dragon 10th Dec 2015, 11:47 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Too bad the bard in the last D&D party I was with spent all his time getting drunk and hitting on women. And I mean drunk... like, my pony familiar was keeping better maps than the bard was.
Venseyness 10th Dec 2015, 1:19 PM For anyone else edit delete reply
For anyone else, yes, for pinkie, no.
Flame_Warp 10th Dec 2015, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
Speaking from experience, writing stories about rolepaying games you did is fun.

Not D20, but me and a few others are doing some IRC RPs for Steven Universe, and I've been writing some stories based on that. It really is a lot of fun.
Specter 11th Dec 2015, 8:39 AM edit delete reply

I find it kind of funny (and surprisingly practical) in what Pinkie asked Applejack, about wanting to know about a tory she came up with from the journey the group has had together. I actually read this a few hours before a game of ours started, and got the idea to come up with a story just for the soul purpose of writing a story (which is something my character would be doing in his off time).

I ended up telling that story in the game because we were captured by a tribe of primitives who wanted us dead (because they are technophobes, and we have a wannabe DJ in the group), unless we could convince them that we got to their land (via "we did not use technology, but magic), and with extreme detail.

I won't get into details (as it could come in at a better time as a story), but I do want to thank Pinkie's wise words for keeping this campaign alive (literally).
Blueblade 11th Dec 2015, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
Go back to your roots eh? Your... POTATOE ROOTS?!?
And yes potatoes have roots I looked it up just for this pun.