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Just Sayin'
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Newbiespud 24th May 2016, 6:00 AM edit delete
The joke today is Brian Drummond.

Sometimes, you gotta go for the trivia gag.

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Digo Dragon 24th May 2016, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I dunno, I think after the Dragon Mawlers campaign ends, a Pony DBZ campaign would be pretty funny to attempt. XD

I say 'Attempt' because I think it probably be best left to a one-shot gag adventure to spare the sanity of whoever DMs that awesome train wreak.
Someone 24th May 2016, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
MLP: FiM x DBZ crossover? Is there even a fic like that?

On another note, tell a story of something from some work of culture blatantly appearing in the campaign.
ANW 24th May 2016, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
If there was any two shows that is further apart, I can't think of any.
One is 99% fighting, the other is 0.1% fighting.
Digo Dragon 24th May 2016, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
So where's the other 0.9% of the fight? ;)
Joe the Rat 24th May 2016, 7:39 AM edit delete reply
DBZ is 99% fighting? Because they're both 90% talking.

Hmmm, crossover might be easier than we thought. 5 minutes of light show, 3 episodes of talking about it.
Digo Dragon 24th May 2016, 8:25 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Talking is a Free Action, isn't it? :D
Colin 26th May 2016, 4:43 AM edit delete reply
The end of season 4. ;-)
Guest 24th May 2016, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
My Little Pony's most powerful attack is the Spirit Bomb. I can find two shows further apart. Dexter and Dexter's Labratory.
aylatrigger 24th May 2016, 1:16 PM edit delete reply
They do both have laboratories, though...
Malroth 24th May 2016, 11:11 PM edit delete reply
I always imagined that Dexter the psyco was Dexter the boy all grown up in a world that diddn't share his apprecation for SCIENCE.
Someone 25th May 2016, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
Dexter from Dexter's Lab as a coroner/crime pathologist/whatevs?
Blueblade 24th May 2016, 7:57 PM edit delete reply
Two shows that are farther apart than MLP and DBZ...
How about Mlp and Deadliest Warrior?
Guest 24th May 2016, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
There are several. A couple of the ones I came across stopped updating years ago.
FanOfMostEverything 24th May 2016, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
Well, there's always the Season 4 finale...
Digo Dragon 24th May 2016, 6:38 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Hmm, do I have any new stories...

I already told the story of Trixie going to Earth and seeing that MLP was a show there, I mentioned the Shadowrun campaign where the team went on a run modeled after the game Clue, I did run my old D&D group through Dante's Inferno from an old campaign years ago...

The X-Files style campaign I was in almost went on a mission to deal with Satan and his amazing flying canoe. That would of been interesting.
Dragonflight 24th May 2016, 9:26 AM edit delete reply
Considering the Twilight vs. Tirek fight, I consider that last line by the GM to be prime foreshadowing material. Even if they don't know it yet. :)
Random Person 24th May 2016, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
Had Storm Troopers show up in the Pyramid of Shadows for 4th Ed. Did it just because I had the minis and didn't want the party to revivify some baddies so they could kill them again under an effect that would turn them in undead minions. It worked.
Winged Cat 24th May 2016, 10:29 AM edit delete reply
So there was this time where a shopping trip got interrupted by a robot unicorn dashing about and leaving pink-purple detritus everywhere. A couple of the PCs (the party speedster and the party's blasty mage) went to chase it down and blow it up, leaving them conveniently offscreen during a scene focusing on the rest of the party.

Then there was an Exalted campaign, where a pair of recently-empowered masters of a city (specifically, a Solar and a Lunar) wished to clean it up and make it shine so as to echo the glory of their patron Sun and Moon. Given the level of grim and grit, none of the other player nor the ST expected a cheerful work song.
khyrin 24th May 2016, 4:01 PM edit delete reply
On a simular note. In an Exalted Campaign, the ST decided that "Due to Sociopolitical maneuvering by Zenith Musicians, all music-playing devices were made invulnerable." and were still functioning in the Age of Tears. The Dawn took a Specialty in the necessary crafts to disable Elevator Musak.
ZhonLord 24th May 2016, 12:30 PM edit delete reply
Actually Someone, there is crossover fanfic. On deviantart you can find images of Vegeta meeting Pinkie Pie. You can imagine what ensues.
Tatsurou 24th May 2016, 2:10 PM DBZ/MLP Fic edit delete reply
On fimfiction, search out 'Dragon Bro Z'. And that's just the one I know about. There are actually several, if not several dozen.
Blueblade 24th May 2016, 7:54 PM edit delete reply
And yes I just looked that up. How many you ask?
It's over 90!!!!!!
Blueblade 24th May 2016, 7:54 PM edit delete reply
And yes I just looked that up. How many you ask?
It's over 90!!!!!!
Digo Dragon 25th May 2016, 5:25 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
That seems to lose a lot of its "punch" when there is only one zero in the number.
Blueblade 25th May 2016, 6:38 PM edit delete reply
Okay how about no Way?
It's over 90.0000!!!
Blueblade 26th May 2016, 7:39 PM edit delete reply
Gosh darn autocorrect!
What I meant to say was "How about now" not "How about no way".
Lightning Flicker 24th May 2016, 8:55 PM edit delete reply
I ran a campaign where the players escaped from Aperture Bio labs. It started out as part of a backstory for one of my characters in another campaign, but they ended up in the lab she was from. They kept making Aperture jokes, so I made it cannon and then ran a campaign based in the time of when she was a child there. It quickly devolved into madness. They tried to blend in to normal people after escaping. How? By pretending to be a travelling circus. In the second town, they ended up mixed up in the town's gangs. And then I started describing a creature that came after them from the future because I was totally done with trying to make a sensible plot. Every time I added something to the description they went 'So it's Cthulu?'. I said no about five times before finally saying 'yeah, basically, now shut up and let it monologue!'
lilystar6 24th May 2016, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
I kinda stole the orcs (and some other things) from WOW for my d&d campaign; I've also nicked one plot out of DDO.

In the game I'm in right now none of the other players- not even the other WOW player- noticed that I had done a wholesale character reference to one of the major NPCs down to the armor design off WOW for my character
Dragonflight 24th May 2016, 10:57 PM edit delete reply
My current Calandia Pathfinder game is filled with players who take themselves seriously enough that they don't understand phenomena like MLP. Still, I was able to include a Luna-alike into the story as an NPC the party picked up and currently has traveling with them and made it work.

She's the daughter of a character's mount from the previous game, and selected by the various "intelligent animal" races across the continent to become the leader of them all. They're tired of being lumped into a humanocentric label, and they want to become a nation unto themselves, and recognized as such by the humanoid races. So naturally the reigning Empress of Calandia has tasked the PC's with helping the newly-chosen Princess Luna with finding a land for their people.

Currently they're talking about raising a Lost Continent, and bankrolling the elven nation to terraform it.
River Road 25th May 2016, 10:10 AM edit delete reply
I know at least one crossover, not that we'd really need one.

Honestly, I thought the joke was Twilight's fight with Tirek. XD
Luminous Lead 25th May 2016, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
Try the Moonstone Cup for DBZ-esque fights.

If you want something closer to canon though, try FiM's season 4 finale. It's egregiously like DBZ.
Grant 25th May 2016, 11:37 AM edit delete reply
The show already did it. See Tirek.
Grant 25th May 2016, 11:40 AM edit delete reply
And of course the time I don't check the other comments is when everyone makes the same point.
Lalli-is-best 24th May 2016, 6:48 AM edit delete reply
Another good reason not to mess with the cuties. They undoubtedly have super-fireball powers.
Classic Steve 24th May 2016, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
Twilight v. Tirek in "Twilight's Kingdom" has invited comparisons to DBZ.
Winged Cat 24th May 2016, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, but that's quite a ways away. First Twilight would have to get her wings, which is some levels hence.

Though...I wonder, what will NS do once the party gets to level 20? Or will level-ups just get arbitrarily longer to accommodate the length of the show (assuming FiD will keep going at least as long as there are new FiM seasons to sustain the fanbase).
bluehelpinghorse 24th May 2016, 8:12 AM edit delete reply
Come to think of it, i think i missed the breezies episode. huh. What was that, season four?
Digo Dragon 24th May 2016, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Yes, the sixteenth episode of season 4.
"It Ain't Easy Being Breezies."
Truly Mad Moves 24th May 2016, 11:33 AM edit delete reply
Truly Mad Moves
Yay, Brian Drummond joke. Ah, yes, I remember when the breezies debuted the fandom exploded with excitement that Vegeta was in the ep... it apparently having gone over that population's collective head that it was Brian's (approximately) sixteenth episode, and that MLP and DBZ share *most* of their cast members...

I love that moment of realization in people, when they realize there are only so many voice actors in the world. For me, it came around 2003, when I realized that I was hearing the same actors when I played Baldur's Gate II as when I watched Toon Disney every day.

It happened again when I started watching MLP and wondered why Tara Strong was the only actor in the series I'd ever heard of, and then I recognized Lee Tockar and Kathleen Barr's voices from the Barbie movieverse, and then I realized, yup, same ENTIRE cast. Not sure when I realized that the newly-discovered cast were Canadian. I think until then I'd just assumed it was some lower tier of the voice acting world, but nope... not a lower tier at all. They had, after all, done DBZ. Big names in anime, as it turns out. It's very gratifying to learn these things. To me, anyway.
Digo Dragon 24th May 2016, 12:39 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I notice the limited voice actors thing too.

Listen to an episode of Strawberry Shortcake Itty Bitty Adventures with your eyes closed. Half the time you'll swear you're listening to a My Little Pony episode because of the shared cast. :D
j-eagle12212012 24th May 2016, 1:09 PM edit delete reply
The voices we know and love are everywhere we look.
The only reason I own lolipop chainsaw is because of Tara Strong
reynard61 25th May 2016, 1:31 AM edit delete reply
And don't forget that it shares most of its cast with InuYasha as well.
GD 24th May 2016, 10:35 PM edit delete reply
Fun fact: One of the reasons that Tara Strong is voicing Twilight in the series, and is allowed to, is that she has dual citizenship with Canada. Generally speaking, Canadian studios have to hire Canadian actors. Which is why you'll hear a lot of the same voices in Canadian created cartoons.
Truly Mad Moves 24th May 2016, 11:19 PM edit delete reply
Truly Mad Moves
A good example is the reboot of Xiaolin Showdown - every original cast member who wasn't Canadian is out. So Tara got to stay, most of the rest did not.
Specter 24th May 2016, 11:36 AM edit delete reply
I can't help but see everyone thinking the breezies are some incredibly powerful people, and that they could just TPK them. I don't think the breezies are capable of defending themselves actually, I think they are just able to get you to defend them from yourselves.
aerion111 26th May 2016, 5:01 AM edit delete reply
Eh, personally, I think they're able to protect themselves well enough to survive as a species.
The ponies just help them go from 'we lose most of our group on the way, but with the pollen we did manage to get home, some of us might manage not to starve' and never being certain if they'd make it through another year, to 'we had a few close calls, but with the help of the ponies we all made it home alright'
Nature can be pretty harsh sometimes - hence why you 'need' medicine, doctors, and so on even though humans got along fine without them for a long time; Everytime a mother died in childbirth, or some kid got the pox, there were more humans around to replace them, and the race as a whole kept going.
So, yeah, the Breezies function fine without help, it's just they'd prefer a lower death-count when they go out to get pollen.
Haledrake 25th May 2016, 8:59 AM edit delete reply
I thought for sure this was in reference to the S4 finale. We already have a DBZxMLP crossover, it's called Twilight's showdown with Tirek.
setokayba 25th May 2016, 7:50 PM edit delete reply
And then, we can see a parasprite shouting 'Hey listen' as Big Mac appear in front of Twilight and tell her 'Congratulations Twilight, you are a wizard'

But really, Pony Ball Z, Friendship is Battle, could be strange.
Hawkflight 26th May 2016, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
I am actually in such a crossover right now! Well, kind of, it's more that I put Equestria (or "Equus") as one of the alien planets so I could play a pony, but it counts!