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25th Jul 2017, 6:00 AM in The Best Night Ever, Part 1
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Newbiespud 25th Jul 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
It really has been hard to resist just using Lesson Zero for every shot of Twilight...

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Kereea 25th Jul 2017, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
I'll admit, the RPing is going to be hilarious.

Especially once it goes off the rails.
Digo Dragon 25th Jul 2017, 7:17 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I love me some high-class schmooze role playing. And like, you don't even have to be a good social character to get in it. Sometimes being untrained can lead to a great time that doesn't crash the party.

Like, one time in Shadowrun, our team had to infiltrate a fancy Christmas office party that executives threw for themselves. So we dress up and put together identities as corporate execs from Europe. We had a troll on the team though, who basically has the social refinement of Rainbow Dash here. We shoved him into a suit and I gave him a text file that read,

"If you're stuck in a conversation and don't know what to say, then either respond with 'Wow' or 'Really?'"

So! At the party. We're schmoozing and gathering intel, the conversations are enlightening to our goal (corporate espionage) so we're gonna hit a big success soon. The troll in the party tried to grab a drink at the bar, but gets pulled into a debate between several execs over whether they should invest in Omni-Consumer Product's planned factory to be built in Seattle. So the troll is like "Really?", and one exec explains that yes, the company is building a new state-of-the-art automated factory that should put a dent in the west coast auto market. "Wow" says the troll. Another exec thinks the site is a wrong fit and would rather invest in Ares' retooled plant in Detroit. The troll scratches his chin. "Oh really?" he asks.

The troll manages to get through the entire debate on this trick. XD
Belmontzar 25th Jul 2017, 10:06 AM edit delete reply
This made me think back to Fallout Equestria project Horizons and "Duchess Boo."

All these fancy people and Boo is just being Boo and they treat her actions as ULTIMATELY PERFECT XD
was one of the great high points in the story, with Blackjack trying to listen to her own conversation and trying not to laugh at Boo at the same time.
ANW 25th Jul 2017, 6:47 AM edit delete reply
Story Time
Role playing as a crazy character.
TheStevest 25th Jul 2017, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
For a one-shot group of PCs I tried to make some kind of crazy doctor.
Used different words for normal stuff, got high from healing people and asked animals something to find some kind of king. If they would know the answer, I would pledge allegiance to the one with the answer. They did not answer me by the way.
Also a funny moment came up when I saw one of the other PCs, that was a cat person.
We take him as a measure for "character craziness" in our group.
Greenhornet 25th Jul 2017, 9:25 AM edit delete reply
For awhile, I played the original Nancy Drew (Late 1920's to mid-1940's) who ended up in the 21st century.
From her perspective, ALL of the "future people" were crazy.
Kaze Koichi 25th Jul 2017, 9:44 AM edit delete reply
The hardest job would be for RD not to break something... or someone.
Torquelift 25th Jul 2017, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
It's more likely she'll break someone *with* something. Or something with someone. It could go either way.
Godzfirefly 25th Jul 2017, 11:06 AM edit delete reply
Stab a guy with another guy?
MrMeows 25th Jul 2017, 11:22 AM edit delete reply
Given that a third of the population has spikes coming out of their foreheads, that is not out of the question. It might be challenging to find a screencap for that, though.
Digo Dragon 25th Jul 2017, 11:46 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I once witnessed a team's ranger crit a kobold with another kobold. The team rogue pondered the implications if one could sneak-attack with an "improvised person".
jdb1984 25th Jul 2017, 11:33 AM edit delete reply
If he's as big of a jerk as he is in the show, this should be fun.
Skorzah 25th Jul 2017, 1:28 PM edit delete reply
Oh, so much sympathy for Twilight's player here. This happens to me all the time, especially since I'm extremely shy and anxious IRL, so when my character gets put into a tense situation, I just might have a minor emotional meltdown. Especially since the game is so important to me. And none of my group members know how to handle me when I freak out, least of all my GM/Boyfriend of three years.

So yeah. Fun times.
CrowMagnon 25th Jul 2017, 6:36 PM edit delete reply
I had a moment kind of like that recently. My group in Hell's Rebels was tasked with getting some prisoners who might be inclined to help us with our rebellion get out of jail without killing any of the guards. So we decided to go with one idea (disguising our group as local constabulary with forged transfer orders) as our Plan A, and I came up with a backup plan in case things went bad and the group got arrested.

What actually ended up happening was that not only did some of the party not even look at the backup plan, but they managed to make the warden of the holding facility suspicious enough to deny the prisoner transfer without a captain's signature, but not enough to lock them up outright.

So, that resulted in a minor panic attack and trying to figure out how to salvage it. We managed after getting a little moment to breathe and think, but the GM thought it was hilarious.
Skorzah 25th Jul 2017, 9:28 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, sounds about right. I play pathfinder, and one of my characters is a summoner, who's eidolon is an extremely stern and judgemental hunting spirit, as well as being a weird sort of adopted father. He's also played by my boyfriend, who is also very judgy. Love the guy, it's just a trait of his. So I end up trying really hard to make my eidolon proud of me, and because of how attached I get, sometimes in the moment I have the same amount of anxiety over his approval as I sometimes have with my actual father. It's a real problem.
Sensei Le Roof 25th Jul 2017, 5:35 PM edit delete reply
They have no idea the dangers they're about to unleash! Nothing can stop the schmooze!!
Xaran Alamas 27th Jul 2017, 3:34 AM edit delete reply
I kind of hope someday if you adapt Lesson Zero it will be Twilight trying her hand as GM in a filler session... but she over plans everything forgetting that no plan survives contact with the enemy er players resulting in chaos >:D