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12th Jul 2016, 6:00 AM in Hurricane Fluttershy
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Newbiespud 12th Jul 2016, 6:00 AM edit delete
I'm brewing up new campaign ideas, as you might expect, but I'm also brewing up ideas to finally expand my Patreon. For just over two years now, a few of you guys have kept me afloat through some very dark times and expected little more than for the content to keep coming. I am endlessly grateful, and now I want to find ways to give back to the people who've supported me (and, of course, find ways to incentivize a few more dollars to continue keeping me afloat).

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



Digo Dragon 12th Jul 2016, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Oooh, new campaign ideas? Excellent! I look forward to that.

Meanwhile, it's gotta be frustrating to poor Fluttershy's player that the GM asks her if she tells Seabreeze about the plan, only to mention after the fact that Seabreeze isn't there.
Draxynnic 12th Jul 2016, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
I had the impression that the GM meant that Seabreeze was there when Fluttershy started, and was either so impressed that she zoomed out to get started right away, or so appalled that she left in disgust.
Digo Dragon 12th Jul 2016, 7:38 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
My impression was the phrasing "already out the door", like he had left some time ago and didn't mention this to Fluttershy's player.
Newbiespud 12th Jul 2016, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
The intent is "he left in the middle." Probably should have had a screencap with Seabreeze in panels 1 or 2 before he disappears. <shrug>
Pablo360 12th Jul 2016, 10:38 PM edit delete reply
If it's any consolation, that is the impression I got… until I read Digo's comment.
Digo Dragon 13th Jul 2016, 4:34 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Whoops. Didn't mean to be infectious. ^^;
Winged Cat 12th Jul 2016, 10:28 AM edit delete reply
I'd gotten the impression that the GM was asking, intending to have that be an excuse for Fluttershy to notice Seabreeze's departure, but then Fluttershy went on and on.
ANW 12th Jul 2016, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
Time for some wanted posters.
Easy to recognize marks
Alive, Dead, or Dead or Alive
For the MLP characters, only the first one is accepted.
aylatrigger 12th Jul 2016, 7:34 AM aylatrigger edit delete reply
...Well anyway, my MLP characters have already been caught, so there is no current bounty on them.

"That giant Monitor Lizard thing"
Ate a bunch of people
huge black lizard, spits icy ooze, spellcaster
3,000 gp
Wanted Dead
Winged Cat 12th Jul 2016, 10:48 AM edit delete reply
Star Seeker
"Hero of Aetherium, Destroyer of Acceptance (of conquest), Honorary Knight of Chaos"
Grand theft: planet (multiple), destruction of imperial property (death fleet), unauthorized planetary bombardment (remains of said death fleet), wanton destruction of (slave & drug based) economy (multiple), disrespect to emperor (aggravated), petty theft: slave (billions), various traffic violations, being a public nuisance (smuggling charges dropped because planets aren't actually on the list of contraband)
...just follow her trail of shenanigans and collateral damage, you'll find her (if you survive long enough)
Adoption as the emperor's heir
Contained (dead is preferred but may be impossible)
Specter 12th Jul 2016, 1:14 PM edit delete reply
Weace the Shredder.

Guilty of-
*Mass murder.
*Cult worshipping and recruitment.
*Consulting with villains and monsters.
*Attempt to destroy the sun and moon.

Is recognizable by his blood stained armor, tri-edged hoof blade, and a uncontrollable sense of fear when near him.

Reward is 100,000 bits for confirmed information on his whereabouts and 10,000,000 bits for his corpse.

Wanted: DEAD.
TheDapperChangeling 12th Jul 2016, 4:44 PM edit delete reply
Name: Freeheart
Title: The one winged Pirate.
Deeds: Theft of a military vehicle (Air Ship)
Attacking a military vehicle (Air Ship)
Attempted murder of a royal guard. (Multiple Counts)
First Degree Murder (Multiple counts, a hoof scrawled note is added: Almost all of them were other criminals.)
Public indecency (x 3)
Public drunkenness (x1)

Recognizable Marks: Subject is missing his right wing, and bears a number of scars on his back and chest.

Bounty: 5000 bits alive, 1000 dead.

steeveee 12th Jul 2016, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
Zuba (real name unspellable/unpronounceable) the Zebra
Leader of 'Zebra Rights' movement

Multiple Counts of inciting race riots
Multiple Counts of assaulting guards
conspiracy to commit murder of guards and citizens of Equestira
faking and planting evidence of nonexistent crimes
stealing and concealing evidence of crimes
harboring known criminals and fugitives
Destruction of Property
Aiding and Abetting
harboring illegal immigrants
conspiracy to traffic drugs and weapons
attempted regicide
Hate crimes stature on all crimes
50,000 Bits
Must be Captured Alive (so he can be executed)
ANW 12th Jul 2016, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
Time for some wanted posters.
Easy to recognize marks
Alive, Dead, or Dead or Alive
For the MLP characters, only the first one is accepted.
Digo Dragon 12th Jul 2016, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Why are MLP characters limited to just one?
Toric 12th Jul 2016, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
Wanted: Princess Twilight Sparkle
"Purple Book-Horse"
for petty theft, tax evasion, public disturbance, vandalism (numerous counts) unlicensed practice of architecture, illegal gambling, cheating, unlicensed flight, magical negligence, fraud, trespassing, breaking and entering, assault and battery, illegal genetic experimentation, illegal animal testing, reckless mass hypnosis, unlicensed time travel, time paradox creation, alternate timeline creation, multiple counts of murder, reckless abuse of celestial bodies, attempted regicide, and several outstanding library late fees.

Recognizable by purple coat, horn, and wings, and the six-pointed star cutie mark.
Reward: 5,000,010 bits if captured alive
The Old One 12th Jul 2016, 10:37 AM edit delete reply
Multiple counts of murder? Who has she killed?

Also, far too meticulous to have late fees from library books.
ANW 12th Jul 2016, 5:37 PM edit delete reply
The Pinkie clones.
Toric 13th Jul 2016, 7:16 AM edit delete reply
It's not that she's forgotten to return them, but rather that she chose not to
j-eagle12212012 12th Jul 2016, 8:00 AM edit delete reply
When it comes to new campaign ideas I have 3 questions
1) will it be fallout related?
2) will it invovle ponies?
3) Will any of the players from the last campaign be involved?
Digo Dragon 12th Jul 2016, 9:19 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I think it's a safe bet that some of the players from the previous campaign will attend. Having that history together with built up chemistry is usually a positive thing in a group.
Pablo360 12th Jul 2016, 10:41 PM edit delete reply
Unless, of course, this chemistry is of the highly explosive rapid oxidation variety.
Digo Dragon 13th Jul 2016, 4:35 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
But who doesn't love that kind of chemistry?

...assuming you're not standing right there next to it.
Mykin 12th Jul 2016, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
This reminds me of a time I did this same thing to the party. In the alt FO:E game I was in, we had just finished searching parts of a massive junkyard (and by massive I mean the whole thing was an underground labyrinth of junk, with six floors and a massive elevator that connected them all) and had found some clues pertaining to the disease that was starting to spread across town. We also found a great deal of useful salvage that we planned on selling for a hefty sum.

There were two problems with this plan. One, the junkyard was owned by the Meccator family and any scrap found there had to be sold at the only gate leading in and out. Two, the Meccator family had the whole system so rigged that you were lucky to get enough caps to feed yourself for the entire day.

The party was not happy when they found out and proceeded to argue with the guards over the prices of the salvage we had collected. Rusty, my Big Mac expy of a character, decided that taking the clues they had found was far more important than arguing over a few caps. So he paid the (surprisingly fair) fee for keeping something out of the junkyard and left. Ironically, the rest of the party didn't notice this and, since we were playing over Skype, they didn't realise that I had gone to the bathroom as they kept trying to use Rusty's (now nonexistent) presence to their advantage. It wasn't until I came back that one of them got sick and tired of Rusty not saying anything and finally said "Come on Rusty, back us up here!" To which I respondeded with "What are you guys talking about? Rusty has been gone for the last half hour."

Suffice to say, they gave up their attempts at bartering once they realised that. Though not before they managed to sneak some of the salvage out with them.
Digo Dragon 12th Jul 2016, 9:23 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Did the GM notice Rusty had vanished?
Evilbob 12th Jul 2016, 9:44 AM edit delete reply
lol. "Fair" pricing? If we had paid the fees, we would have gotten less than 15 caps for the mountain of junk.

By refusing to pay the fee, returning the junk to the dump pile, and "breaking" (in reality sneaking) the electronics out, we got over 100 caps in the market.
Mykin 12th Jul 2016, 12:49 PM edit delete reply
@Digo: Yeah, the GM knew. I can't remember why he didn't correct them until I came back, though. Maybe he thought everyone else knew that I was gone and the way the conversation went didn't clue him in that everyone thought Rusty was still there until I got back. Not that it mattered much in the long run, anyway.

@Evilbob: I'm not saying the prices were fair in any sense of the word. I'm just saying, for a group that charges you two legs just for the permission to bring in your heavy arms and armor, the price to take out a suspicious broken jar was far less than what I was expecting.
Dusk Raven 12th Jul 2016, 9:00 AM edit delete reply
Woo! I see I caught up with the webcomic just in time! A potential new Newbiespud campaign! Though the competition will be fierce, I look forward to seeing his ideas!

...Then again, the last time I talked to him about this my "this-person-does-not-want-to-be-talking-to-me" sense was being triggered hard, but then again I did kinda talk to him out of the blue.

Eh. We'll see.
Winged Cat 12th Jul 2016, 10:52 AM edit delete reply
Indeed, I wonder how NS will deal with the likely pretty large interest in his next campaign - especially if he posts a way for readers of FiD to apply.
Pablo360 12th Jul 2016, 10:44 PM edit delete reply
I feel like there are a dozen different memes I should be trying to hack together right now to pictorally demonstrate this, but I can't think of any, so I'll just completely digress and mention that Dwayne Johnson's character in Central Intelligence was a Brony expy.