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Newbiespud 8th Apr 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
Dramatic tension (or lack thereof) is more often drawn out by the usual gabbing than any actual construction of events in a tabletop setting...

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Specter 8th Apr 2017, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
I feel bad for the DM. If their players aren't destroying a big campaign in a single session, then they're prolonging the inevitable with conversation.

Players; can't make a sane campaign with them, can't make a good story without them.
Jennifer 8th Apr 2017, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
It isn't often that the GM and the Mane Six are in this adversarial a relationship. He's obviously more frustrated than usual...
Draxynnic 8th Apr 2017, 7:24 AM edit delete reply
She. They're an all-girl group, including the GM.
Tempestfury 8th Apr 2017, 8:19 AM edit delete reply
... Since when? The GM has never been confirmed to be male or female.
maukkanapa 9th Apr 2017, 2:45 AM edit delete reply
I always thought of the DM as a fictional version of Spud.
you know that guy 9th Apr 2017, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
I think Drax is referring to the fan comic in which the DM is Lauren Faust.
Evilbob 8th Apr 2017, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
Still. Seems like the GM is being awfully nice what with the backup plan still in place and all.

But yeah, she's obviously frustrated, lol.

Now. I'm willing to bet that the players will throw tantrums when RD rolls a 20 and the GM asks for another roll. And another, keeping with the three 20s ruling before; after all, the GM never agreed to honor the one-20-fast-talk-change.

Makes sense, really. Because the previous rolls were not cutting it; they were still sitting at a .0125% chance, whereas now, they managed to bump their odds up to 5%.
Luna 8th Apr 2017, 1:58 PM edit delete reply
Personally, if players stall for time this obviously, I just consider that time keep going in the game, meaning in this case that the ground keeps rushing at Rarity's face. Usually make them stop stalling and act already. :p
Matt Reverse 8th Apr 2017, 7:47 AM edit delete reply
Matt Reverse
We've been waiting an entire week JUST ROLL ALREADY
DIGO 8th Apr 2017, 12:44 PM edit delete reply
Well that fourth wall got a dent in it. ;)
Derpmind 8th Apr 2017, 7:54 AM edit delete reply
I really want next comic for there to be even more delay on this roll.
Brickman 8th Apr 2017, 8:34 AM edit delete reply
If I was the GM I would have taken the backup plan off the table by now. "You want to punch out the three NPCs I sent to rescue you from your own mistake? Have fun rerolling your character."
Kaze Koichi 10th Apr 2017, 5:46 AM edit delete reply
And how is it better then "I'll give you impossible difficulty on your roll so I could still make my NPCs save the day when you'll fail?"
Isenlyn 8th Apr 2017, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
Remind me when I was the only one that could save up the situation so I took all ourDK's left and threw a bucket of dice.
I think we talked like 20min before I rolled because ever since we knew there were a monster my character was boasting about how he'll kill it single handedly. Turned up it was the best roll I ever mamde, ending with a pretty cool arrow through our little Manticore problem. Lucky us because we had 1 inconscious, 1 dying of falling 60m, 1 hanging on the edge and 1 low level failing all his rolls. XD
DM managed to make me lose my magic arrow and make the Manticore unlootable though TT
Jennifer 8th Apr 2017, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
My very favorite Fuzzy Knights strip:

Ben talks the party into Featherfalling down through the levels of a dungeon instead of working their way down, they find a dragon at the bottom that they could have picked up stuff on their way down to defeat, Ben talks the dragon into shooting itself with a suicide bolt.

And then the dragon, having killed itself, gets all the XP.
KSClaw 9th Apr 2017, 1:28 AM edit delete reply
If the girls aren't careful, the GM is going to rage quit on them again =/
CrowMagnon 9th Apr 2017, 9:25 AM edit delete reply
All my tabletop games are online via text with a bunch of very easily distracted people, so the frustration can be very real.
Captain Snark 9th Apr 2017, 12:56 PM edit delete reply
Referee 10th Apr 2017, 9:49 AM edit delete reply
Calm down, DM! Talking is a free action. :)