Page 977 - Friendship Arsenal

24th Oct 2017, 6:00 AM in The Best Night Ever, Part 1
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Friendship Arsenal
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Newbiespud 24th Oct 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
Being a DM is a rare hobby where you have to come up with ever-increasingly inventive ways to say "Nuh-uh."

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ANW 24th Oct 2017, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Just for the heck of it, let's list those 31 flavors.
3.Not on your life
3 down, 28 to go
FanOfMostEverything 24th Oct 2017, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
Nuh uh
Not happening
Zaranthan 24th Oct 2017, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
Not gonna work
That's a poor life choice.
You could, but... (not a preamble, just trail off into heavy silence)
aylatrigger 24th Oct 2017, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
Don't hold your breath
When pigs fly (though this one actually happened in a first gming because that's when my brothers said they would let me gm...and with fly spells this is not advised)
Forget it
Never going to happen
Not even in a blue moon
Absolutely not
No ****ing way

15 down. 16 to go.
Guest 24th Oct 2017, 6:41 AM edit delete reply
Negatron, Nightrider
Sure, assuming you want realistic consequences
Moving on...
The guards begin eyeing you warily
(say nothing, smile evilly)
DeS_Tructive 25th Oct 2017, 5:59 AM edit delete reply
I have this bookmarked on my phone for these situations:
Guest 25th Oct 2017, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
"There aren't enough dice in the world."
"Are you sure?"
"Sure you could. You're also capable of shoving the tip of your sword under your fingernail as hard as you can, but that doesn't mean you should."
"Everyone around (player who made suggestion), make Wisdom saves. Those of you who succeed take 1d4 psychic damage."
Guest 24th Oct 2017, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
8. nein
9. nee
10. nullum
11. Ie
Guest 24th Oct 2017, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
12: No, no, no
13: I just said no!
14: Nyet
15: Nada
16: Not in a million years
17: Not a chance
18: Hmm, let me think about--NO
aylatrigger 24th Oct 2017, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
I guess 25 down then, not 15.
aylatrigger 24th Oct 2017, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
Oh, missed Zaranthan's list. 29.
ANW 24th Oct 2017, 6:37 AM edit delete reply
30 minutes in, and we only have one flavor left.
31.Discord called, he want wants his ridiculous idea back
Greenhornet 24th Oct 2017, 6:42 AM edit delete reply
Short answer: "no". Long answer: "hell no".
hariman 24th Oct 2017, 4:44 PM edit delete reply
Little known fact:
Baskin Robbins actually has 32 flavors of ice cream AT ALL TIMES... because they need a spare to reach 31 flavors just in case one flavor runs out suddenly!


32: "When hell freezes over... and I just checked, it's still fire and brimstone down there!"
Robin Bobcat 24th Oct 2017, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
Speaking as someone who used to work for BR, not entirely true.

For one, they got rid of the '31 Flavors' branding a while back. They seem to have brought it back, but they got tired of people 'calling them out' for not having them all.

For two, this is because they have some smaller stores, including 'combo' stores that are partnered with Togo's or Dunkin Donuts. Those may have as few as sixteen flavors. The one I worked at had only 23.
hariman 24th Oct 2017, 11:14 PM edit delete reply
Ah, that shows how long it's been since I've been to a Baskin Robbins.

I miss Daquiri Ice... but I can't eat it anymore due to allergy/stomach issues with the corn syrup in it.
Guest 24th Oct 2017, 6:24 AM edit delete reply
How about “Hahaha, no.”
Guest 24th Oct 2017, 7:19 AM edit delete reply
You could certanly try
Digo Dragon 24th Oct 2017, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Chocolate Chip, Rocky Road, Cookie Dough... what? If I'm gonna pick from 31 flavors, I might as well pick from the edible ones. :3

Alternate comic title could be "Basket Robbers".
Winged Cat 24th Oct 2017, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Revenge and ice cream are best served cold.

Or just serve up revenge-flavored ice cream. Which I could see Pinkie Pie doing.
hariman 24th Oct 2017, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
"I brought you some ice cream, and it's mango chutney with peppermint and professor pepperton cola flavor! Because I still wanted you to have ice cream, but I don't know if you should enjoy it!"
albedoequals1 24th Oct 2017, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
I'm with Dash on this. As presented, the prince is totally an arc boss, and the elements should work perfectly on him. Also, the option that puts the players in opposition to each other is always the wrong option, so Rarity needs to just signal them to off the guy, or something equivalent.
Boris Carlot 24th Oct 2017, 7:00 AM edit delete reply
"If you wanted to teach a baby a lesson, would you cut its head off? Of course not. You'd paddle it. There can be circumstances when it's just as foolish to hit an enemy city with an H-bomb as it would be to spank a baby with an axe."

I don't think Celestia would like her student using the magical nuke option until Elusive has *earned* it.
Digo Dragon 24th Oct 2017, 8:40 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
To be fair to Dash, the magical friendship cannon reformed NMM to Luna when they used it. Didn't nuke her. :3
Quade 24th Oct 2017, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
To be fair, I think Elusive earned it about the time be had his people sabotage Rarity's wings in an action that was clearly designed to kill her... something that everyone seems to be forgetting here.

Oh, and the time they tried to slander Princess Luna for no as-of-yet discernible reason.
J 24th Oct 2017, 9:36 AM edit delete reply
Actually, the Guild didn't sabotage Rarity's wings to kill her at all. Rarity did by flying too high, knowing it would destroy them.

What the Guild did was order Rarity to win the competition so that Dash wouldn't earn her ticket for whatever reason.
Tempestfury 24th Oct 2017, 7:35 AM edit delete reply
'the option that puts the players in opposition to each other is always the wrong option'

That GREATLY depends on the players and the scneario.
The Big Mac option 24th Oct 2017, 6:48 AM edit delete reply
Redwolf 24th Oct 2017, 7:10 AM edit delete reply
So... Counter-con the con man is somehow off the table? I'd be disappointed if the list weren't coming from the party barbarian.
Space Jawa 24th Oct 2017, 8:17 AM edit delete reply
But how many total flavors of 'no' are there?
Classic Steve 24th Oct 2017, 8:56 AM edit delete reply
The world may never know.
hariman 24th Oct 2017, 4:48 PM edit delete reply
It's probably "3", in that case. Or maybe 42.
Specter 24th Oct 2017, 8:26 AM edit delete reply
Let's see, title in reference to weaponry, check. Screen off-center by a significant amount, check. One of the players wants blood, check. The comments are going to be fun to read today.

*Reads comments, laughs*

Yep, definitely a good day for comments.
Winged Cat 24th Oct 2017, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
It is a good day to type.
Digo Dragon 24th Oct 2017, 1:45 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
"What, do you expect me to comment?"

"No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!"
PumpkingKnight 24th Oct 2017, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
I can't wait to see how you handle Princess Twilight
Guest 24th Oct 2017, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
Somethng seems amiss with this page's layout, it; unlike previously, doesn't fit in my browser horizontally.
hariman 24th Oct 2017, 11:16 PM edit delete reply
There's a comment with a VERY big "NOOOooo..." that breaks the page width. That's why the page is wider than usual.
Newbiespud 25th Oct 2017, 4:16 PM edit delete reply
After mulling on it, I've decided to delete it and going forward I'm going to institute a policy of no screen-stretching comments.

Because it annoys the hell out of me too.
ANW 26th Oct 2017, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
Thank you.
It is even worse with us phone and tablet users.
Archone 25th Oct 2017, 12:11 AM edit delete reply
Reminds me of an incident with a GM who created a "loveable rascal" enemy for us in a Mutants and Masterminds game, sort of a villainous version of Saitama from "One Punch Man." Super strong, impossible to hit, commits crimes because he's bored.

...The GM was genuinely astonished when the first thing we did after we were trapped with One Hit Man in a building with a superpower dampening field was to beat the crap out of the guy, then tie him up. He didn't come across as nearly as lovable as the GM had hoped.

(Then we really frustrated the GM by refusing to untie and work with him, instead treating him as a captured criminal who needed to be protected because he was in our custody)
Skorzah 25th Oct 2017, 1:21 AM edit delete reply
The Fallout is Dragons vibes are strong with this one. Poor frustrated Spud.
Waffle 25th Oct 2017, 4:46 AM edit delete reply
All right gang, let's go steal this gala.

(Because no one else seems to be saying it, and I've been watching a bunch of Leverage lately.)
Abyssal Angel 25th Oct 2017, 6:48 AM Poker face edit delete reply
I'm not going to give my guess on what is going to happen next on the off chance I'm right and the author of this decides to go with something else instead because of it.
Prince Chrom 26th Oct 2017, 4:59 PM edit delete reply
So a GM is like the treasurer, who's main job is to tell you no.
Randonimity 26th Oct 2017, 9:03 PM edit delete reply
I am annoyed at my schedule that prevented me from submitting my comment on time. But I would have added "Fifty Shades of Nay/Neigh" to that list XD