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15th Oct 2016, 6:00 AM in Pinkie Pride
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Murder Most Fowl
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Newbiespud 15th Oct 2016, 6:00 AM edit delete
Today, there should be a SpudShot session at 6PM Pacific on! This month: Fallout is Dragons - The Hills Have AIs!

EDIT: Hopefully this will still happen, because I've just learned that my area's about to get hit with some pretty nasty windstorms, potentially causing power outages. So if 6PM Pacific rolls around and nothing's happening, that might be why. Just a heads-up.

MORNING EDIT: After a week with a head cold, now I've caught a really awful stomach bug! So yeah, session looking incredibly unlikely.

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Venseyness 15th Oct 2016, 6:06 AM Well that's rude edit delete reply
Who on earth comes to a birthday party without their present finished...

Not me...
D-definitely not... me...
Jennifer 15th Oct 2016, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
But building a character is half the fun! And birthday parties are supposed to be fun... I wonder how this one will go, because Spud has made a career out of unpredictability in this strip.
Winged Cat 15th Oct 2016, 9:30 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
When the present is a process, something to make (or at least finish up) with the birthday person. This can be an attempt to show you really care, by customizing it to the birthday person's preferences - even ones you couldn't get without asking.

If that was Gilda's intent, points to her for that at least.
Ryhonn 16th Oct 2016, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
Gildas intent and present at this point seems to be, to turn the whole group including the gm into min-maxers and the story towards the fight-marathon RDs player used to love
Chrysalis 17th Oct 2016, 4:22 AM edit delete reply
or to cause the group to self destruct.
Chrysalis 17th Oct 2016, 4:22 AM edit delete reply
or to cause the group to self destruct.
Jennifer 15th Oct 2016, 7:07 AM edit delete reply
Storytime: Gaming on a birthday! How do you celebrate? Cake and ice cream? Play the birthday boy/girl's favorites? Make teasing references in the game? I haven't done RPGing, but in my wargaming group the celebrant often gets to run a game of his choice.
aylatrigger 15th Oct 2016, 10:34 AM edit delete reply
Well, last birthday in my group was mine and one of our other players...

I forget if we gamed then, but I sometimes give characters presents.

Plus there is always the 'Happy Birthday', 'You too.'

In my other group, since it is in person I like to make desserts. For every chance. I made a cake for my own birthday. I am weird. And yes, as a GM I have sometimes given presents out. Usually to the whole party if at all...
Freemage 17th Oct 2016, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
My 40th birthday was marked with a surprise birthday party thrown on top of our group's regular Savage Worlds/50 Fathoms session. I couldn't have been more tickled.
Wyvern 15th Oct 2016, 4:03 PM edit delete reply
Once we were playing a modern day campaign and were several sessions in before a character's birthday happened to come up, letting us peg game time to an actual calendar date. The same campaign was going over a year later when realtime caught up to game time - so I got an actual cake and the players got to celebrate a character's birthday.
Xanderman1201 15th Oct 2016, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
We had a Minecraft Dnd session on a friend of mine's first ever birthday party. We all hated it by the end because it was boring as hell, but it was the thought that counted.
Toric 15th Oct 2016, 7:35 AM edit delete reply

Uh guys...look at the title. Gettin' some bad vibrations here...
Winged Cat 15th Oct 2016, 9:36 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
At least NS didn't mention cupcakes.
Seido 15th Oct 2016, 9:07 AM ... edit delete reply
What's with the ominous title?
FanOfMostEverything 15th Oct 2016, 9:26 AM edit delete reply
Gilda's player is killing the fun. It's definitely intentional, given her "work in progress" comment. However, I'm not sure if she's trying to remake the group into something she thinks Dash's player will enjoy or if she's specifically trying to wreck it so Dash's player will join her group.
Winged Cat 15th Oct 2016, 9:35 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
That's not the reading I get at all.

Murderhobo is the playstyle Gilda (they seem to be using the same name for player & PC, when they reference the player) is familiar with. The "work in progress" seems to be referring to rebuilding Rainbow's PC, or maybe Gilda wants to whip up a character sheet of her own for this group as her present.

I may be overly optimistic, though.
Aohaku 15th Oct 2016, 12:10 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, I'm almost certain you're being overly optimistic. There's no way Gilda's effect on the group is unintentional since she seems so proud of herself. I'm willing to bet she's trying to turn the Roleplay campaign into a murderhobo one.
Blueblade 15th Oct 2016, 8:21 PM edit delete reply
Kinda of like What I tried to do that one time with one of the groups I was in except replace "Roleplay" with "KILL EVERY LAST THING AND BE CHAOTIC EVIL EVEN THOUGH WE ALL PICKED NEUTRAL!" and replace "Murderhobo" with "Trying an option other than immediate murder like a bunch of fucking Psychopaths" and replace "Manipulate"(You didn't say it but it's implied) to "Struggled". Okay it's the exact opposite but still. Those guys were just a bit too ill happy.
Thomas Kemp 15th Oct 2016, 1:21 PM edit delete reply
Likely, considering the episode this is base off of...
emmerlaus 15th Oct 2016, 9:22 AM edit delete reply
Im going on a friend birthday party today!

As the big introvert that I am, this is gonna be hard. Especially since their is one person who practicly invited herself there that I dont wanna see.

We are gonna play the werewolf game for sure at least and lots of Super Smash Bros (one of her favorite multiplayer game) :)
aylatrigger 15th Oct 2016, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
*I'm *friend's *there *practically *don't *want to *going to

Happy Birthday to your friend! I hope you have lots of fun. Sorry about the person you don't like, but maybe it is an opportunity to befriend them? I find Tabletop RPGs are great ways to make friends of people that you would normally not get along with.
emmerlaus 15th Oct 2016, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
Sorry, english is not my first language.

As for that person... well, she is... particular. Fortunatly, it went well. I dont wanna befriend her because of a few things she done in the past (things Im not willing to mention) but at least we didnt make things ackward.

Hope you guys all had a great day! :)
Specter 15th Oct 2016, 11:28 AM edit delete reply
Ha, "fowl" means bird. I like word play.

I can't help but think Gilda's player is trying to turn this campaign into a hack n' slash adventure for Rainbow's player. Probably because Rainbow's player has a reputation for that kind of campaign (like Rarity's is for RP), and Gilda's player knows more about this campaign then what she said to the group a few pages ago... and is trying to change it "for the better".
Tatsurou 15th Oct 2016, 3:23 PM edit delete reply
Work in progress...

Gilda's trying to manipulate the players and DM into creating an awesome session of the sort RD likes when she games with Gilda for her birthday, isn't she?
Blueblade 15th Oct 2016, 8:13 PM edit delete reply
"Work in progress..."
Akouma 15th Oct 2016, 9:34 PM edit delete reply
In my Iron Kingdoms group, we actually gauge how long we take to do things, and have a calendar from the setting that we track on. Major yearly events are on the calendar, as well as every PC's birthday. The level of kookiness our GM puts up with when in-character birthdays roll around is staggering. We're talking more than an hour, real time, of us "distracting" the PC who's birthday it is while two other PC's buy her a new pair of boots and organize a party. That's not a joke. That happened. It was one of the most fun sessions I've ever had of that campaign.
Darthmalice 16th Oct 2016, 12:40 AM Everyone is... edit delete reply
Everyone here seems to believe Gilda is trying to turn the game in to a hack and slash combat fest like RD's player and her used to run in.
Me? I'm thinking it's more sinister than that based on the episode chosen and how she's been manipulating the others, pushing them out of the play styles they enjoy.
I think she might be jealous that she isn't gaming with RD anymore and might be intentionally trying to tank the gaming group completely.
I dunno, maybe I just want to assume the darkest possible story, but killing everyone's fun by Turing it in to a one up contest that no one will enjoy would definitely do it.
nathan400 16th Oct 2016, 7:00 PM edit delete reply
A point, but if I recall what I've heard correctly (I've still yet to see the actual show or any MLP property other than that old smooze movie) Gilda will be back. Forgiveness does go a long way, but there are limits.
CCC 18th Oct 2016, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
But that wouldn't be a birthday *present*, then. A birthday present is something you expect the recipient to appreciate...
Darthmalice 21st Oct 2016, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
Depends how conceited and self absorbed or how much of a bitch Gilda is. She might consider it saving her friend from the boredom of having to play a stupid pony game or think she'd appreciate the free time more.
Seido 16th Oct 2016, 8:25 PM About Gilda... edit delete reply
You know, since Gilda is Dash's longtime friend it could be possible that Gilda knows that the actual game is less exciting than how Dash presented it. If that's the case... I think I know where this is going.