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Newbiespud 12th Dec 2015, 5:00 AM edit delete
Ages, whatever. People tend to agree on the 18-22 range, but that's not the point of including it on this page. This is not a statement or a confirmation, and I say that only to keep people from getting trapped in a cycle of theorizing. (Though I will say that Pinkie Pie is probably not the same age as her player.)

Fallout is Dragons #50 is out! It's not actually the fiftieth episode by a long shot when you count the .5's and the side campaigns, but here we are anyway.
Session 50 - Indomitable Spirit: Libsyn YouTube

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



Jannard 12th Dec 2015, 5:06 AM edit delete reply
You can always brush it off as "around the default starting age for human adventurers in D&D, so the players and DM just copied that directly for simplicity and relatableness sake".
Jannard 12th Dec 2015, 5:08 AM edit delete reply
Wow... first. I should be sleeping. Actually, I should be awake, but I should have slept before that... Gosh, it's gonna be a long, looong day. Thank goodness there's some FiD to ameliorate.
aylatrigger 12th Dec 2015, 9:23 AM edit delete reply
...Simplicity? What is that?

When I GMed my first ponyfinder game, I painstakingly found out ages for actual ponies and figured out the age categories based on those.
ANW 12th Dec 2015, 5:08 AM edit delete reply
Most embarrassing moment that has happened in a play session?
Digo Dragon 12th Dec 2015, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Showing up with the wrong character sheet and not having the ability to go back and grab the right one. :D

Happened to me once. I took up a tip from a friend to have Google Doc versions of all characters and just download the internet copies if I forget my hard copy.
Specter 12th Dec 2015, 11:33 AM edit delete reply
The ONE time I use the bathroom (playing as a dragonborn fighter who wishes to become a 'Great Beast', as called by the campaign's setting), and the group meets Bahamut (who is classified as a 'Great Beast'), and I don't come back until after he already left (and I didn't learn of that encounter until almost two hours later).
Digo Dragon 12th Dec 2015, 2:17 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Aww dang. Curse those working bowels!
Mykin 13th Dec 2015, 11:03 AM edit delete reply
I once misread a nice friendly gesture as something mean spirited and hostile in my only war PbP. To be fair, I was working graveyard at the time and I made the mistake of trying to post while extremely tired and so I wrote up one heck of a response. That made our GM and a few other players go "WTF!" and that's when I realized my mistake.

The good thing about PbP is that there's a edit button for times like these. So it all worked out.
Disloyal Subject 13th Dec 2015, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Found out during the three-episode epilogue that I'd been using the wrong armoury document for the entire six-month campaign.
Guest 16th Dec 2015, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
While still learning 4e, I found out several sessions in that when wearing light armor, you add a modifier to your armor. My wizard had never added his modifier to his armor, and was running around with AC 11 or 12. I discovered this after going down and making death saves for the second time in the campaign.

On the bright side, if that *hadn't* happened, I might not have rolled a crit on one of those death saves, drawn the interest of one of the campaign antagonists, and spent the next couple of sessions walking around as a living flame.
Digo Dragon 12th Dec 2015, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
The .5s, and there was at least one session that was dropped if memory serves me correctly (though right now it's serving bacon too, so either way, I have bacon).

I look forward to the Youtube link. :3
Wish I could stay up late on Sundays for these sessions. Alas, work and time zones are against me. If it weren't for that, I'd of applied to be a Player.
j-eagle12212012 12th Dec 2015, 8:04 AM edit delete reply
Session 50 was a blast to take part in but to have "that" cliffhanger ending was... it's gonna piss some people off.

As for the comic. I kinda imagine that the "ohhhh god" is what goes through Spud's mind whenever Cuteless(aka Xencarn) comes to him with an idea
Digo Dragon 12th Dec 2015, 8:21 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
It's something with zebras. The one in my D&D group is big into science and autopsies, and he's a druid. Has these interesting ideas on collecting "samples" and reagents for more science experiments. :D
GrayGriffin 12th Dec 2015, 9:16 AM edit delete reply
I think I have one game so far where our characters have started out as under 18. Despite most of them being Pokemon-based, heh.

Although we do have that one game where 3/4ths of the team is over 18 and then we have the one child prodigy who is probably currently the best at fighting out of all of us.
Darkside 12th Dec 2015, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
I had a game of Savage Worlds where I played a twelve-year-old. She was a puppet master by the name of Fuujin Rahaema. She was killed during our last job (it was a one-shot campaign, anyways).

Another game had a ten-year-old wizard prodigy played by someone else, as well as a sixty-year-old war veteran. That was an interesting campaign that was cut short by invisible illithids.
Raxon 12th Dec 2015, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
In the vein of bad stories, I have a story in which the character is taking to his grandfather, and asks about the old days. "I was born a ramblin man, back in the summer of aught six. It was hot enough to boil the eggs in the chickens, and we had to take a canoe to school. Naw, not because of global warming, or whatnot, we hadn't even invented the ice caps yet. No, we needed the boats because the roads were melting.

You remember seeing those old roads, right? They were all paved with bricks back in the day. Good, proper craftsmanship, not like this lousy concrete whatsit. That concrete never was a lick of good. Just a cheap substitute for hard work if you ask me!

Now, when I was a boy, things were simple. You could fix your truck with your own tools, and hard work was rewarded. I grew up learning to shoot wolves, and when I could play, I would grab my stick, and head down to the woods with the other kids.

There was Billy Mason, and Susie May, and little Kanye West. We used to take turns telling Kanye that he was a gay old fish, and he'd start bellyachin' to square the bell.

No, no, bells weren't square anymore then, you see, it had been fifteen years since we had invented round bells, and there were great big fight in the congress about whether round bells were safe enough. So whenever someone began throwing a fit and screaming loud, we'd say they were bellyachin' to square the bell. Though you do still see square bells out in the country. They put em on cows now."

EDIT: sorry I've been so quiet. My phone is dying, and I have to upgrade away from my good old Kyocera Torque.
nathan400 12th Dec 2015, 10:49 AM edit delete reply
Fascinating. I never suspected you of all people was just phoning it in all this time.
You know that guy 12th Dec 2015, 12:51 PM edit delete reply
Pics or get off.
Raxon 12th Dec 2015, 5:47 PM edit delete reply
Well, no pics, but I can do the other thing.
you know that guy 13th Dec 2015, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
wait I seem to have misunderstood something
Winged Cat 12th Dec 2015, 11:34 AM edit delete reply
I could possibly see Rarity as in her 30s, maybe even 40s: she's a thriving businessmare, with skills and talent that take many years to get good at.

Likewise, I could see Twilight as 17 or possibly 16 at the very start: a "gifted child" that has figured out adult rules and adult ways - at least where they can be logiced out - in exchange for a shorter childhood.

And this is all assuming ponies have modern-first-world-human-equivalent aging. Alicorns are a definite exception, and there are hints that they might not be the only ponies who live much past a century - but that only modifies the upper bounds.
Kedamono 12th Dec 2015, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
Jinx! We both posted at the same time. I'd expect that the Mane Six to be within a few years of each other, since they all were "blank flanks" at the same time.
Kedamono 12th Dec 2015, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
This brings up a point about the Mane 6: How old they are.
Based on the fact that they live on their own, hold down jobs, I'd put them either at 17-20 or in their 20's. As for their age range, I'd put Fluttershy and Apple Jack as the oldest, followed by Rainbow Dash and Rarity, then Piny Pie, and finally Twilight Sparkle as the youngest. Why the youngest? It's a common trope that the focus character is always the youngest.
Digo Dragon 12th Dec 2015, 2:20 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I usually think of Pinkie as one of the youngest, Flutters is a year older than her and around Dash's age, Twilight around the middle, and then Rarity & AJ as the oldest.
albedoequals1 12th Dec 2015, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
Considering EQG, they must all be high school age, probably 17-18. In a largely rural society like Equestria, that would be well into adulthood.
Digo 12th Dec 2015, 8:54 PM edit delete reply
For the society age of development Equestria is in, I can see 17-18 year olds holding down jobs.
ccc 12th Dec 2015, 9:20 PM edit delete reply
Considering EQG, how old is Principal Celestia?
Digo Dragon 14th Dec 2015, 9:13 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Could be in her early 30s and just looks good for her age.
Chiaroscuro 14th Dec 2015, 10:30 PM edit delete reply
Fluttershy is CANON older than Rainbow Dash, as established in an episode.
AJ was 'the last in her class to get a cutie mark', as she told Apple Bloom; thus she's probably a smidgen older than most of the rest.

I've always thought of them as quite close in age, probably one to two years difference if that.
Chiaroscuro 14th Dec 2015, 10:33 PM edit delete reply
...and then I found the clip. misprint on my memory. Fluttershy is a year older than Pinkie Pie, not Dash.

Mykin 12th Dec 2015, 4:16 PM edit delete reply
Huh, I never thought I see someone else try to pull the same trick that I did when our party was trapped with a cold-hearted dragon who was obsessed with stories and was never satisfied with any she heard. Though I don't think Taiyth had to turn his entire life's journey into a poorly written fanfic in order to make the dragon pity him enough to let them go. But I think Pinkie Pie will manage to make the DM cry all the same.

As for the age thing, for the longest time my characters were always 19 or 21, if for no other reason than I didn't think I could roleplay anyone older than that. Then I realized that it didn't really matter and started and decided to put down whatever I wanted.

Lately I've been trying to make the oldest character in the group. Party so I can quote Fluttershy by telling people that I'm older than them and party because it's a spot that most players don't gun for and therefore I don't have to work as hard to get that distinction. So far my oldest character happens to be Rook from my Only War game at 31 followed by alt FOE character, Rusty Nails, at 30 and my main FOE character, Astral Blaze, at 27. Or maybe Astral should be my oldest since he did find out that he is technically 277 years old now. Eh, whatever.
T 13th Dec 2015, 2:27 AM edit delete reply
Yellow Balloons best pone!
The Laurent 13th Dec 2015, 5:18 PM edit delete reply
That's a really funny way to spell Pink Butterfly.
Disloyal Subject 13th Dec 2015, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
Disloyal Subject
Lavender Bookmark or bust.
Winged Cat 13th Dec 2015, 9:00 PM edit delete reply
I'm still trying to figure out how Sky Speed and Snow Sensation even know each other.
j-eagle12212012 14th Dec 2015, 8:03 AM edit delete reply
That's an even weirder way to spell Orange Apple
Xaran Alamas 13th Dec 2015, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
An odd thought that came to me while reading this comic: What if in the FiD universe, Equestria Girls IS Pinkie's fan fiction based on their adventures with certain details changes?
I smell potential for a guest comic...
Digo Dragon 14th Dec 2015, 9:13 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Do it! :D