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Title: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 10, 2013, 10:00:48 am
Stat Checks!

1) roll a d20.
2) if you rolled under the relevant stat, you passed.
3) roll another d20.
4) this result determines the how well everything went. For example, getting around 10 is average, so if you passed then did what you wanted fairly effectively, while if you failed then nothing bad happened, you just didn't manage what you wanted. Lower numbers mean things didn't go according to plan (bad failure or gone horribly right), while higher numbers mean thing turned out well (great success or "well, it's not what I had in mind, but it worked!")

Modifiers are usually applied to your stat rather than your roll (so a positive modifier is a good thing). Here's a few common ones:
Cutie mark bonus: +3
Tiredness: -1 for a bit tired (late night), -2 for very tired (too much exercise), -3 for exhausted (literally falling asleep)
Injury: varies between -1 to -5. Check with me.
Adrenaline: +1 if you're in a life or death situation.



Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay

The setting:
This story takes place before Princess Luna?s transformation into Nightmare Moon, but after the defeat of Discord. Though Equestria is thriving, it is still recovering from the rule of Discord, almost a decade ago. The guards work tirelessly to make Equestria safe, but while the various towns are havens, the nights are haunted by many dangerous creatures that make travel between settlements difficult. Many a traveller has lost their life to bears, Manticores or worse.

You are a (relatively) normal pony, living your life when one evening a pair of Luna?s Royal Guards find you and insist that you follow them to a meeting with the princess. You do not know why royalty wishes to speak with you, but you?re not really in a position to refuse.

Here are a few things worth mentioning now:
1) This may be My Little Pony based, but it?s a fanmade RP, not the children?s show. Violence is likely and death is possible. Not masses of it, but don?t assume everything will work out in the end.
2) Theoretically we should use flowery Elizabethan English such as ?thee?, ?thou? and other old words. I?m too lazy to do that and I don?t know enough to use the correct grammar, so just talk normally.
3) You can play with the fourth wall and cartoon physics if you want, but none of you are Pinkie Pie. I won?t allow anything useful to come of using cartoon physics or fourth wall powers. They are for comedic purposes only.
4) This is still My Little Pony. There is always a non-violent way of doing things. You just have to find it.
5) No royal guards. Regular town guards are fine, but you do not work directly for the princesses.

Character creation.
Step 1: choose your race.
All ponies have their own innate forms of magic and traits. Pick whichever seems most suitable. I don?t really want to see a party made entirely of one race, so there can only be a maximum of two of any race until we have at least one of every race.

Unicorn: physically the weakest of the three races, unicorns are capable of directing magic through their horns in the form of spells. Unicorn magic is always used consciously, and tends to have swift acting effects. Unfortunately this means that unicorn magic is usually restricted to spells your character has learned, and complex spells require concentration.

Pegasus: pegasi are usually the fastest ponies, and are often (but by no means always) athletic. Their innate magic means they can fly, walk on clouds and manipulate the weather. Sometimes pegasi can have additional magic related to their special talents (see the cutie mark section), which usually manifests as various special abilities, such as the sonic rainboom, the ability to walk on water and some others.

Earth Pony: physically, earth ponies tend to be the strongest and most durable ponies. While some look down on them for their lack of obvious magic, earth ponies actually have just as much magic as the other two races. Earth pony magic is usually subtle, and tends to manifest in a constant effect on the surroundings. Traditionally, this ability has been related to nature, with plants growing far faster and stronger in the presence of an earth pony, even if said pony is actually doing anything. Earth ponies can also make good doctors, as patients can recover fast around an earth pony with a healing cutie mark.

Step 2: choose your stats.
There are five stats for your pony. Stats are from one to twenty.

Strength (S): The physical strength of your pony.
Endurance (E): Your pony?s stamina and toughness. This affects thing like how long you can use magic, as well as physical endurance
Agility (A): Your pony?s speed and manoeuvrability.
Magic Power (M): the effectiveness of your pony?s magic. Affects spells, weather control and the strength of an earth pony?s aura.
Intelligence (I): How cunning and quick witted a pony is. Useful for making the most of your special talent. Not used for how much they know, more for how quickly they learn.

You automatically have five points in each stat, and you have a total of twenty additional points to allocate as you please. High stats are better.

Step 3: choose your cutie mark.
Cutie marks represent your pony?s special talent. The vast majority of a pony?s magic comes from their cutie mark, so choose your special talent wisely. Unicorn magic, for example, is limited by their cutie marks as casting spells unrelated to your special talent is usually very challenging. You can get around this by figuring out some kind of connection between you talent and whatever spell you are trying to perform, but the more tenuous the link, the harder the spell.

For example, Rarity special talent is fashion. Since she works with gems a lot in her outfits, she is able to cast a gem finding spell. Similarly she could probably enchant clothing, repair fabric or rope, or maybe (at a stretch) cast something similar to a ?Want it, Need it? spell by making something or somepony magically seem more attractive. These spells would get harder to cast the less they had to do with fashion.

Step 4: name, description and background.
Your character will need a name, a description of their personality and appearance (and preferably a picture. Use pony creator) and a background explaining what they do for a living, what their special talent is and similar. A story describing how they got their cutie mark would be nice too.

Step 5: items.
I've made a technology section in a post below.

The rules:
The rules of this are going to be similar to Rav's RPs, E,TD and E,UD. Post your actions in the RP thread, and I'll determine their success. Some basic actions can be done without my input, such as lighting a fire, but if you have any questions ask me here.

You aren't going to have health point per se, but you might suffer injuries such as "bruised", "tired" and "amputated: leg" (avoid that last one). Some injuries can get worse if not attended to, so if your character is "bleeding: 10mins" then that means you will die of blood loss in ten minutes.

Stat checks are made by rolling under your stat on a d20, with various modifiers applying. If you succeed then a further d20 is rolled to determine how successful it was. This can mean that the action works, but does nothing useful, or everything goes fine, or that whatever you were doing goes horribly well (tries to move a rock; causes avalanche).

Battles and similar situations will be done by the three rounds rapid approach Rav uses. I'll go into detail about that when it comes.

I am going to make mana and stamina stats based on your character, but I'm not going to tell you what they are. Instead I'll just give you a vague idea of what you can do before you run out of energy and mana and let you find out what your limits are over the course of the adventure.

I want about 3-6 players, sign up below ;)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Chicop76 on February 10, 2013, 12:52:49 pm
It sounds cool, but it's my little pony :'(. I was gona say care bears, but they are closer to strawberry shortcake. If I had the time I would give it a try just to try it out and it is a change.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on February 11, 2013, 10:51:30 pm
I'm in, of course.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 12, 2013, 05:26:47 am
depending on times and such I may be aroun
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 12, 2013, 07:22:50 am
I'm in, of course.
Excellent. I was getting worried when I only got one response (I blame Sorck, and by extension FT). Make a character and we'll see who else joins. Don't hesitate to ask questions if there's something I didn't explain well enough.

Depending on times and such I may be around
Times? If you mean set set times that I want people to be here, thats not how this will work. I'm not going to say "be on at this time and we'll spend an hour RPing" because that would be too hard to arrange. I'm following a similar method to Ravager Zero in his RPs. You say what you want to say or do and when I see your post I'll work out what hapened.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 12, 2013, 08:10:46 am
oh in that case count me in
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Minrat on February 12, 2013, 08:21:19 am
Sounds good.

Is it cool if our characters are atypical of those found within the show? 



Pony Type: Earth

s : 5 +3=8
e : 5 +6=11
a : 5 +2=7
m: 5 +0=5
i  : 5 +9=14

Cutie mark: Interlocking cogs and gears

Name: Patent Pending


A pony who enjoys the thrill of inventing and occasionally creates over complex machines that only he can active/find useful.  Is intrigued by the use of lightning as a power source but feels resentful of what he perceives as an unfair advantage that both Pegasi and Unicorns have.  It was this resentfulness that inspired him to equal and surpass their magic through the use of technology.  At the moment he mainly utilises steam power in order to have his contraptions run (think steam punk pony).


While avoiding and often being downright rude to non earth ponies, Patent will freely share his inventions with other earth ponies freely (though of course would like payment through either food or favour).

Notes:  When I say over complex I mean Big and Bulky and a nuisance to use (hopefully fitting with the technology stage you are thinking).  In terms of weaponry,

Weapons: crossbow.  Think gear on the ground bit of the front leg (below knee so movement is not hindered).  Mechanism activated by movement of the front of the leg (i think ponies that the hand like joint we do?).  Extra bolts kept around other front leg in the same area using a rotation mechanism that allows the remaining bolts to be in a convenient place for reload.   (think revolver bullet ammo case with a loose fitting on the inside leg so that heavier objects will find their way there thanks to gravity)

Neat gear: a watch, mini telescope (just 2 bits of glass of different thickness in a tube-i think thats appropriate for time)...would like to add more but am afraid of going past restriction of available tech.

While crossbows were unavailable, and i cbf to make a cutie mark, but heres the coloring and general demeanor 2S2S004000238770013F06007004388AFEE1837008200621A098BA6CFF7FFF2X107F3FCC004CB2

(Enter it on the thing)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 12, 2013, 09:58:36 am
Yay! A character!

I knew there was something I'd forgotten in the first post. A technology section. Remember this is set a thousand years before the show, so compact steam-powered machines seem unlikely. Hmm...

Right, here's the deal. Due to the existance of magic, technological advancement is a lot slower than it was for us. As such, not much has changed between this RP and the time of the actual show. Steam powered machines do exist, but they aren't very sophisticated (trains, for example, do exist but there isn't any real railway yet). For small, portable items, I'll have to limit you to very intricate clockwork. I'm sure you can find a use for that, and knowledge of steam powered machines might come in handy on your quest (i.e. I will ensure that everypony is useful, regardless of there special talent. No one should feel obliged to take a classic RP character like a fighter or a thief, but they can if they want and they would come in handy too).

Now, weapons since I'm sure someone will ask. Think medieval, and adapt it for pony use. No guns. Here are some examples (obviously unicorns can use pretty much anything without adaptation thanks to telekinesis):
Basically check with me first and you'll be fine. Come to think of it, can everyone also post their starting equipment? As long as you don't go overboard in terms of weight and value you can have whatever you want.


Sounds good.

Is it cool if our characters are atypical of those found within the show? 

Earth

assuming no negative stat values allowed:
s : 5 +3=8
e : 5 +6=11
a : 5 +2=7
m: 5 +0=5
i  : 5 +9=14

Assuming negative stat values allowed:
s : 5 +3=8
e : 5 +6=11
a : 5 +2=7
m: 5  -2=3
i  : 5 +11=16


Cutie mark: Interlocking cogs and gears

Name:  Depends on other RPers-if we use mlp naming conventions to cutie mark: Patent

If we use standard names: Nick(olas)
No negative stats allowed, and I'd prefer it if you used MLP naming conventions. Would you like to be called Patent Pending or just Patent :)?

Also, a physical description would be nice, or you could use this (http://generalzoi.deviantart.com/art/Pony-Creator-Full-Version-254295904) to make a picture and post it as an attachment.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Minrat on February 12, 2013, 10:07:30 am
Alright-i'm going to edit my original character rather than do a repost (avoid a double post of large quantity).
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 12, 2013, 12:10:57 pm
Character sheet! I'll alter your profiles whenever new characters or item come into play.

[spoiler=Player Characters]
Name: Nightmare Sky (formerly Thunder Bolt) (Waaaghpower)
[spoiler=Image](http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2015/004/b/d/nightmare_thunder_by_mabbz-d8cndpg.png)[/spoiler]
Pony Type: Pegasus (F)
S: 12
E: 7
A: 16
M: 9
I : 11
Cutie mark: Sound waves emanating from a dark thunder cloud
Equipment: Leather flight suit, wingblades.


Name: Plumber's Crack (Kingofmonkeys)
[spoiler=Image](http://i.imgur.com/XuDSR.png)[/spoiler]
Pony Type: Earth Pony (M)
S: 10
E: 10
A: 7
M: 8
I: 10
Cutie mark: Crossed wrench and pipe
Equipment: large saddle bags, tool chest with basic tools for repairing and maintaining pipeworks, and a basic filter mask, pipewrench, steel helmet,


Name: Backlash (HectorSmash)
[spoiler=Image](http://i.imgur.com/wtq8EfJ.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/vajgO2R.jpg)[/spoiler]
Pony Type: Pegasus (F)
S: 6
E: 6
A: 9
M: 13
I: 11
Cutie mark: Black sun
Equipment: None.
Left on the edge of the Everfree: Leather armour (body), iron boots, rapier, healing poultices, roll of gauze

Name: Cynder (Narric)
[spoiler=Picture reference](http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2013/354/7/8/ponysona___summer_2013___cynder_by_narric_sb0-d6u1a68.png)[/spoiler]
Pony Type: Unicorn (M)
S: 10
E: 10
A: 5
M: 10
I: 10
Cutie Mark: Fireball
Equipment: Basic travel supplies, pure black lightweight full body cloak, small emergency dagger, sword
[/spoiler]

[spoiler=NPCs]
Name: Brute Force
Pony Type: Pegasus (M)
S: 13
E: 12
A: 10
M: 5
I: 5
Cutie mark: Sledgehammer
Equipment: Steel boots, chainmail vest.

Name: Hazy
Pony Type: Unicorn (M)
S: 6
E: 6
A: 9
M: 11
I: 13
Cutie mark: Grey cloud
Equipment: 6 magic resistant stones,

Name: Nightmare Moon
Pony Type: Alicorn (all three racial abilities, plus a nice magical power boost that grants a +3 to the second roll in any magic based stat check) and Equinomorphic Ponification (immortal as the moon, able to effortlessly control aspects of the night)
S: 14
E: 16
A: 15
M: 17
I: 18
Cutie mark: The moon in the night sky.

Name: Captain Cloudy Daze
[spoiler](http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/015/a/a/cloudy_daze_hi_res_by_narric_sb0-d8e01y1.png)[/spoiler]
Pony Type: Pegasus
S: 10
E: 10
A: 10
M: 9
I: 11
Cutie mark: 
Equipment: Wingblades, rapier, steel boots, knife, standard night guard armour (see Luna Eclisped)

Name: Sergeant Leather Wing
[spoiler](http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/015/a/d/leather_wing_by_narric_sb0-d8e187v.png)[/spoiler]
Pony Type: Pegasus
S: 11
E: 11
A: 9
M: 9
I: 10
Cutie mark: 
Equipment: Wingblades, heavy, spiked steel boots, knife, custom night guard armour (same as regular, plus leather wing protection).

Name: Corporal Swift Shadow
[spoiler](http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2015/015/3/d/swift_shadow_hi_res_by_narric_sb0-d8e187o.png)[/spoiler]
Pony Type: Pegasus
S: 10
E: 9
A: 12
M: 9
I: 10
Cutie mark:
Equipment: Wingblades, tailblades (of the whippy, slicey kind, not spikes), knife, standard night guard armour[/spoiler]

[spoiler=Inactive Player Characters characters]Name: Pale Ale (Walrus Man)
[spoiler=image](http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/035/b/e/the_bartender_pony_by_arrentknave-d754as4.jpg)[/spoiler]
Pony Type: Unicorn (M)
S: 7
E: 12
A: 7
M: 8
I: 11
Cutie mark: An overflowing ale mug
Equipment: Truncheon, canteen of triple strength home-brew.


Patent Pending (Minrat)
[spoiler=Image](http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/043/b/d/patent_pending_by_mabbz-d5uojnj.png)[/spoiler]
Pony Type: Earth (M)
S: 8
E: 11
A: 7
M: 5
I: 14
Cutie mark: Interlocking cogs and gears
Equipment: Crossbow (37 bolts), watch, mini telescope, modified light steel armour.

Name: Anatalia Rose (PrimeNumber)
[spoiler=Image](http://i.imgur.com/cVxH9.jpg)[/spoiler]
Pony Type: Earth Pony (F)
S: 10
E: 12
A: 7
M: 5
I: 11
Cutie mark: Metal Rose
Equipment: [/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 14, 2013, 12:39:54 am
Dang it, is it too late to join this?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Minrat on February 14, 2013, 01:02:19 am
Shouldn't be....As far as i'm aware i'm the only one who's made a character-so go for it waaaghpower
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 14, 2013, 06:04:21 am
Dang it, is it too late to join this?
Shouldn't be....As far as I'm aware I'm the only one who's made a character-so go for it waaaghpower
Minrat is correct. His character needs company.

Incidentally, you don't have to all start with weapons. If there's no reason for your character to own a weapon, you can go without. I can assure you that there will be opportunities to get weapons before the first fight, although there might not be much choice (daggers, wing blades, and short swords are most likely).
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Minrat on February 14, 2013, 10:26:44 am
Just a nitpick-due to my need to feel masculine (joking-i just like nitpicking)

his*

Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 14, 2013, 12:01:10 pm
Her, his, same difference :derp:

Sorry :-[
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Minrat on February 14, 2013, 12:34:40 pm
s'all good.

Probs just a typo-but eh-thought i'd point it out
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 15, 2013, 09:07:37 pm
So kingofmonkeys, Walrus Man and Waaaghpower have all said they are joining, but none of them have actually made a character yet. Have you forgotten, not had time or decided that you can't join after all?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on February 15, 2013, 11:25:39 pm
So kingofmonkeys, Walrus Man and Waaaghpower have all said they are joining, but none of them have actually made a character yet. Have you forgotten, not had time or decided that you can't join after all?

Making a character as we speak. :)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 16, 2013, 10:55:12 pm
Been busy all week. Give me twenty minutes!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 16, 2013, 11:14:08 pm
Name: Thunder Bolt
Type: Pegasus
Appearance: (I can't draw worth a damn, so no picture.) Dark Grey, almost black coat, pure white mane, red eyes.
Cutie Mark: Sound waves emanating from a dark thunder cloud.
Stats:
S 10
E 5
A 14
M 7
I 9
(The idea is that I am good in short bursts, but wear out quickly.)
As for magic, beyond standard pegasi I was thinking something similar to the sonic rainboom (which actually goes mach ten, fun trivia,) with less emphasis on the rainbow and a far more devastating boom when it goes off.
If I get a weapon, it'll definitely be the wing blades, but I don't think I would have any to start with.
Forgive me if my bio is too short:
Thunder has always had a tricky time in town. Even after finding a special talent, getting a good job was hard. After all, ome rarely needs to destroy all the glass in a large area. Not enough endurance to be a mail pony, not enough magic to be a weather pony, and as of yet has been denied with every attempt to join any kind of military or paramilitary group. Something about being to... what did they say... likely to cause accidental mayhem. Or take a nap on duty. Or cause mayhem while taking a nap. (THAT was a strange interview.) As it ended up, Thunder got a job as a farm hand's assustant. Thunder doesn't like having a job as a farm hand's assistant.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 16, 2013, 11:56:16 pm
Almost exactly twenty minutes. Bravo ;).

Don't worry about the wing blades, you'll get them. Thunder Bolt is a good example of why I'm giving away some weapons (and some other equipment) at the start. Realistically there is very little he would own that would be useful on this quest, but I don't want him to be at a disadvantage for it. He's here because of his talents, not his possessions.

I've thrown together a picture of him on the character summary post. I wasn't sure what to do for his mane, so I just gave him one that seemed ok. He doesn't have a cutie mark in the pic because 1) I was feeling lazy and 2) a thunder cloud on a dark coat would be fairly invisible anyway. If anyone asks, his wings are covering it.

As for the sonic rainboom move thingy, how does Sonic Thunderclap sound for a name? It doesn't need a name really, but that's what popped into my head.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 17, 2013, 12:25:39 am
Sonic Thunderclap sounds great. (Also, where is this 'character summary post'?)
I also find something about your post interesting, but I won't say what.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 17, 2013, 10:01:57 am
Sonic Thunderclap sounds great. (Also, where is this 'character summary post'?)
Character sheet! I'll alter your profiles whenever new characters or item come into play.

[snip]

Thunder Bolt (Waaaghpower)
[spoiler=Image](http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/047/d/6/thunder_bolt_by_mabbz-d5v6n3z.png)[/spoiler]
Pony Type: Pegasus
S : 12
E : 5
A : 11
M: 8
I : 9
Cutie mark: Sound waves emanating from a dark thunder cloud
Equipment: None (yet).

I also find something about your post interesting, but I won't say what.
Hmm... either "and some other equipment" or "He's here because of his talents, not his possessions". If the former, I'll point out that that basically just means food and other travelling essentials. If the latter... meh. I'm sending you all off on a quest for a reason. You're not all just going to meet in a bar and decide to do something. You have been specially chosen for something. Your talents will be needed at some point, I'll make sure of it.

That's not a challenge to future characters. Don't make a really useless character to make life difficult for me, you'll wind up like Fluttershy in Dragonshy; a burden to everypony else until the very end.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on February 17, 2013, 11:54:04 am
Name: Pale Ale

Race: Unicorn

Strength (S): 7
Endurance (E): 12
Agility (A): 7
Magic Power (M): 8
Intelligence (I): 11

Cutie mark: An overflowing ale mug

Description: Bulky (for a unicorn), short dark brown mane and tail, mid brown fur, light blue eyes.*

The Manticore’s Head Inn has been in the Ale family for generations. Pale Ale is the current owner and proprietor, and lives above the inn with his wife Amber Ale and daughter Ginger Ale. Quick witted and jovial, He is a natural barkeeper who’s special talent lies in getting along with the ponies he serves as much as it lies in brewing excellent beer. He instinctively knows when to share a laugh, when to reign in an overzealous customer and when to simply lend a sympathetic ear; he especially enjoys hearing the tales of any traveller ponies pass through. Pale Ale is content with his lot in life, running his business and doting on his beloved wife and daughter. He would rather leave travelling up to other, less tied down ponies.

Equipment: Truncheon, canteen of triple strength home-brew.

*I will draw a proper picture when I have a spare moment - feel free to throw something together in the mean time if you wish.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 17, 2013, 01:58:40 pm
^I like Alky's character.
Also, wrong on all accounts for what I thought was interesting... as a hint, I walked you into it.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 18, 2013, 08:16:07 am
Huh. A bartender. I wasn't expecting that. Looks like an interesting group so far. As for the pic, I'll edit it into the summary post when you've done it.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 19, 2013, 02:11:38 am
I've had a really busy time recently I've got a character's background all worked out i'll roll up stats asap
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 19, 2013, 07:20:28 am
I've had a really busy time recently I've got a character's background all worked out i'll roll up stats asap
Awesome, but rolling? No rolling is required ???

^I like Alky's character.
Also, wrong on all accounts for what I thought was interesting... as a hint, I walked you into it.
It's the fact I made you a picture, isn't it.

Cutie mark: An overflowing ale mug
Oh, in case you were wondering, since you magic is related so alcohol you can probably cast spell to make ponies drunk, sober or hungover. Enjoy ;)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 19, 2013, 12:30:41 pm
Not a picture either, guess again! You probably didn't even think about doing this...
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Post by: Walrus Man on February 20, 2013, 10:12:33 am


Cutie mark: An overflowing ale mug
Oh, in case you were wondering, since you magic is related so alcohol you can probably cast spell to make ponies drunk, sober or hungover. Enjoy ;)

Ooh, I like the sound of that. ;D How many more players do we need before we start?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 20, 2013, 10:37:37 am
Since no one else has shown interest, we're just waiting for KoM to finally make his character. We'll start when he's done.

Incidentally, when enough stuff has happened I'd like to edit it into a story to post on fimfiction.net. Does that sound good to everyone?
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Post by: Walrus Man on February 20, 2013, 08:43:18 pm
Sounds good to me.
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Post by: Mabbz on February 22, 2013, 11:56:01 am
Kingofmonkeys, I think everyone is getting bored of waiting so I'm setting a deadline. I'm starting this thing on Sunday, with or without you. If you can't get your character ready in time then I can try and work you in later on in the story.

Incidentally, I'm planning on sending out some guards to meet all of you (separately, unless you decide you know each other) in the evening to start the quest. Have a think about where your characters would be at around 7-8pm and how they'd react to some guards insisting that you go with them for reasons that they wont specify at this time. Oh, and take whatever items you plan on starting with along. The guards wont mind as long as you don't attack them.
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Post by: Mabbz on February 24, 2013, 10:27:23 am
Fillies and Gentlecolts...

F1RST P0ST! (http://secondsphere.org/index.php?topic=1051.0)

Sorry couldn't resist. Now then, I figured a good way to start this would be to let you all introduce yourselves. Three of Luna's royal guards (the ones with the bat wings) are coming to see each of you. All you need to do is write a short post in which the guards arrive, tell you to come with them and then, one way or another, you go with them. The only information they will give you is that they are under orders from Princess Luna herself.

Kingofmonkeys, if you can post your stats and an intro post like everyone else before my next story post (which will be the first time you all meet) then you're still good. Otherwise you will have to wait for another opportunity to join.
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Post by: Mabbz on February 24, 2013, 10:48:50 pm
Oops, was I supposed to have a part where the guards come get me?
Yes please. I wanted to see how your characters would react to something unexpected like that. It makes wirting your dialogue easier in future. Edit something into your latest post.

I found it interesting you assumed my character was male. I avoided Gender-specific pronouns in my character sheet just to mess with everyone.
So first I assume Minrat was female, now I assume your characters male :facepalm001:. I'm off to a great start here. I should probably change the picture I did, since that uses a male head.

Incidentally, I'd prefer it if out of character comments stayed out of the RP thread if possible. I don't mind minor infractions like posting links to dice rolls or stating something you couldn't think of how to say in character, but anything else should stay in here.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 24, 2013, 10:50:05 pm
Sorry and sorry, I'll fix that right away and delete my OOC bit.

I can't figure out how to delete posts, but I won't do it again.
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Post by: Mabbz on February 24, 2013, 10:59:31 pm
Don't worry, it's not a problem ;)

I hadn't realised the extent of Patent's, for want of a better word, racism. I'm half expecting him to insult Luna soon. Should make for a fun bit of dialogue.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 24, 2013, 11:18:11 pm
sorry about the delay irl stuff and forget fullness I'll be better when I get started character sheet
 
Earth pony Plumber's Crack
Male
Strength 5+5 10
Endurance 5+5 10
agility 5+2 7
Magic Power 5+3 8
Intel 5+5 10

Cutie mark crossed wrench and pipe

Plumbers Crack is a large (somewhat chubby) blue pony with a brown
mane. He is a plumber by trade but is talented at reparing and creating
water pipes bringing running water to areas of equestria that have not yet benifited from
this relativly modern advancement. Plumbers crack is not the most socially apt of ponies but is
quite strong and loves his job

Gear: large saddle bags, tool chest with all the basic tools for repairing and maintaing pipeworks,
one small flask of aged hard cider, and a basic filter maks (for dealing with really stinky jobs)
Weapon of choice Large pipewrench

pending approval of the character i will post my intro Oh and I have a picture of him... just ignore the cutie mark the artist I got to do it thought it was a  funny joke
[spoiler](http://i.imgur.com/XuDSR.png)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 24, 2013, 11:43:16 pm
Um... Ok then. That was unexpected. I honestly don't know how to react to that.

Well, I can't see anything wrong with him, so welcome aboard. Introduce your character at your leisure.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 24, 2013, 11:47:50 pm
I was half tempted to use his original cutie mark but the joke seemed a bit too out there I shall post in the RP presently
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 25, 2013, 04:30:33 am
I just have ome question regarding Kingofmonkey's post...
Does rubber exist yet? I didn't think rubber balls could be around yet. (Just an aesthetic question. I realize it was just an in joke, but... yeah.)
Oh: I also just realized that back when I posted my character, I edited my stats a bit but it looks like in your quote of my post, my stats aren't the edited once. Just throwing that out there so no mistakes are made.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 25, 2013, 04:44:44 am
I think so the ball in this clip looked rubber to me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqqTyCh2gPc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqqTyCh2gPc) up to mabbz in the end
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 25, 2013, 05:02:16 am
I think so the ball in this clip looked rubber to me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqqTyCh2gPc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqqTyCh2gPc) up to mabbz in the end
But we live a thousand years before that, remember?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 25, 2013, 05:07:00 am
I think so the ball in this clip looked rubber to me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqqTyCh2gPc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqqTyCh2gPc) up to mabbz in the end
But we live a thousand years before that, remember?
too true I'll change it to wood balls if needbe it is after all just a joke in passing
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 25, 2013, 05:14:17 am
Which is why I don't mind much, I was just checking.
Or maybe yiu have the power of prophecy...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 25, 2013, 08:29:55 am
I just have ome question regarding Kingofmonkey's post...
Does rubber exist yet? I didn't think rubber balls could be around yet. (Just an aesthetic question. I realize it was just an in joke, but... yeah.)
Oh: I also just realized that back when I posted my character, I edited my stats a bit but it looks like in your quote of my post, my stats aren't the edited once. Just throwing that out there so no mistakes are made.
Rubber is fine :)

Good catch on the stats. Fixed.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 25, 2013, 09:58:21 am
I just have ome question regarding Kingofmonkey's post...
Does rubber exist yet? I didn't think rubber balls could be around yet. (Just an aesthetic question. I realize it was just an in joke, but... yeah.)
Oh: I also just realized that back when I posted my character, I edited my stats a bit but it looks like in your quote of my post, my stats aren't the edited once. Just throwing that out there so no mistakes are made.
Rubber is fine :)

Good catch on the stats. Fixed.
most excellent my first post is fine then yes? It occurs to me that Pale ale may know my character only in passing if walrusman is still playing as plumber's crack does frquent bars
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 25, 2013, 10:09:07 am
Your post is indeed fine. As for knowing Pale Ale, that's between you and Waaaghpower.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 25, 2013, 05:08:54 pm
Question, whys it between him and me? (I ain't no bartender.)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 25, 2013, 05:14:18 pm
Because I'm tired and confused you with Walrus Man.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 25, 2013, 06:17:52 pm
Speaking of the Eggman, isn't it his turn?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 26, 2013, 07:57:59 pm
I think so....
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 26, 2013, 08:11:31 pm
Eh... he hasn't been online for a couple days. What do we do?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 26, 2013, 10:13:59 pm
We can wait a bit longer. I haven't had a chance to write up the next bit anyway, so it isn't a huge problem. I'll probably give you an update by Friday at the latest, with or without him. If he doesn't check in I'll have to guess at what Pale Ale is like, so I'd rather he posted first.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 27, 2013, 12:20:37 am
well if it goes too long we can see if he is on the 2s facebook and ping him that way
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Post by: Walrus Man on February 27, 2013, 11:10:13 am
Sorry guys, the last few days at work have been hectic, I haven't had the chance to sit down at a computer. :derp: Writing something up now...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 27, 2013, 01:58:58 pm
No worries, I haven't started writing the next bit yet anyway so there wasn't any rush. Next update will be tomorrow or Friday.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 01, 2013, 01:30:18 pm
I give you: story! I apologise if the writing isn't that good, I'm not really much of a writer.

I also apologise for giving Patent more character than the rest of you, but I know more about his character than the rest at the moment. Once I get a better idea of the kind of ponies the rest of you are I'll be able to give you bigger roles. As it is, I didn't want to make you do or say anything out of character.

Also, if any of you have any questions about some part of the setting that you can't ask in character, feel free to ask here. I'm considering writing up a bit of background information about the guards at some point.
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Post by: Mabbz on March 03, 2013, 11:28:49 am
Don't worry about getting your character killed at this stage Minrat. I wouldn't kill you within the first page unless Patent was a really huge jerk. Later, though...
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Post by: Minrat on March 03, 2013, 08:50:15 pm
sweet.

Also, @ wagggghpower-on a side note, Patent is earth pony-not unicorn-i have no horn.  (referencing the latest post on thingy)
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Post by: Waaaghpower on March 03, 2013, 09:00:47 pm
Sorry, edited to reflect as such.
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Post by: Mabbz on March 04, 2013, 08:28:23 am
I'll wait a day or two for KoM to respond, then send you on your way.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 08, 2013, 01:02:39 am
sorry got pulled over to a friends house for a few days hadn't seen him in a long time I will have a post up in a few hours
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Post by: Mabbz on March 08, 2013, 12:18:54 pm
Right... I didn't see that coming. KoM, I'll let you come up with some kind of reaction to suddenly finding yourself awake with a hangover in a room containing strangers, royal guards and a Princess. Enjoy.

Oh, and if you have any questions then try to work them into your next post. I plan to send you all to the armoury in my next post.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on March 08, 2013, 04:15:01 pm
Question: are the Wonderbolts around? And if not, what is the nearest equivalent?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 08, 2013, 04:29:02 pm
Hmm... I'm going to say that yes, the Wonderbolts do exist, along with the Shadowbolts, as elite members of the Day and Night Guard respectitively (although the latter stay out of the spotlight, so only the Wonderbolts put on shows).
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 08, 2013, 08:26:11 pm
Right... I didn't see that coming. KoM, I'll let you come up with some kind of reaction to suddenly finding yourself awake with a hangover in a room containing strangers, royal guards and a Princess. Enjoy.
cracks his knuckles now it's my time to shine
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Post by: Mabbz on March 10, 2013, 09:36:38 am
Tell the guards what you want and then I'll start the quest. I'd better get to work on your map, since I'm going to give you a choice of routes.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 10, 2013, 03:14:37 pm
Minrat, if you want to make your own armour, don't make a post about it just yet. I'm going to want you to roll some dice to see how well it goes and how long it takes, and I need to have a think about what dice you'll need, which I don't have time for right now. Worst case scenario, it goes wrong and the armour is ruined so you have to choose ready made stuff, and your character is exhausted in the morning (and possibly has a few minor burns or whatever).
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Post by: Minrat on March 10, 2013, 11:48:58 pm
Fair enough.

I'm not sure about online dice where you can see the results, but for the purposes of staying in character I thought it would be better.

I do have a full set of physical dice.  I suppose I can film myself rolling if you need proof that i rolled what i did.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 11, 2013, 12:16:02 am
as for rolling dice http://www.wizards.com/dnd/dice/dice.htm or set up a campaign on roll20 both are reliable. I assume for armor there is some sort of basic heavy barding and maybe a club or something
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Post by: Mabbz on March 11, 2013, 08:57:33 am
I personally use this for online dice rolling: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/

When you roll it gives the result in several different formats, including bbcode like this 1d20=13, 1d20=4 (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3966899/) which is handy.

Now then, your armour. For this - and most other dice rolls - you will need to roll two d20s.

The first roll is to see if you succeed, so if you roll equal to or under your Intelligence stat (in this case) you succeed in making the armour. Otherwise you fail and have to either use off the shelf armour or try again (which will take more time and leave you more tired).

The second dice roll determines how big your success or failure was. In this case,  if you succeed with your first dice and get a 3 on your second, then your armour is poor quality and you are really tired. If you got a 17 instead, you make some high quality armour very efficiently.

On the other hand, if you fail then get a 3, not only is the armour useless, but you also injure yourself making it. A 17 here would mean you make your mistake early on and don't waste any time, and also some of the materials are still useable. Either way, I'm not making up a table so you will have to use you own judgement (I'll correct you if you misinterpret the dice).

If you want, I can roll the dice for you this time to show you how it's done.



Incidentally, here is your map. It's loosely based on a map that was released as a poster by Hasbro. The only road to Canterlot is via Trottingham, or you go cross country, through the Everfree forest or wherever. For reference, if Ponyville existed in this time, it would be on the northern edge of the forest.
[spoiler](http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/070/f/0/map_by_mabbz-d5xo4ib.png)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Minrat on March 11, 2013, 12:28:55 pm
While I couldn't login after making an account for some reason, i hope this link works and the results hang about a bit.

I'm a lucky ducky.  (i think-i assume the one on top represents the 1st roll)

http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3967014/

Also-as i have decided to only modify existing armor, do i get a bonus to my roll :P?

heres my character as well-i assume future rolls under same name?

http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/search/1204506/
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 11, 2013, 01:32:17 pm
I don't actually have an account, I just do one off rolls and post them. Maybe I should consider an account...

Now, on to your rolls. Generally any modifiers would go on the first roll, so they wouldn't help you here since you passed so spectacularly. Here is the run down:

The roll of "1" means it was a success, nothing more nothing less (you better hope you haven't used up all you good luck on this :P).

The "19" means you made, with effortless skill, an almost flawless piece of armour. You will get some nice bonuses in combat for it. You can either write up a post to showcase your fabulosity (a short post about you making it and the guard looking on in awe) or I can include it in my next story post.

By the way, you can only roll dice when you know what the outcome is. You know everything that could happen when making armour, so you can roll this yourself, but if you were trying to get information out of an NPC then I would have to roll it because I know all the modifiers, potential extra dice rolls and results that would be involved in it.

Finally, in future I'd prefer to have dice rolls in the RP thread. It makes it easier to know what dice are for what action. If you write a post about this then please include the dice rolls.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 17, 2013, 09:49:24 am
Right, on Tuesday I am going to send you on your way. So those of you that haven't grabbed some gear have until then (if you don't I'll just give you some basic travelling clothes).

I also need to know which way you are going. I gave you the map earlier, now you need to decide amongst yourself how to proceed. I don't mind if you discuss it in the RP thread, this thread or both, but I'd like an answer by Tuesday so I know what to write.

Here's a few things to consider:
- The more time you spend in the Everfree forest, the more chance of running into various dangerous monsters, plants and other stuff.
- That hilly region on the other side of the Everfree mountains? Diamond dog territory. That's where Rarity got foalnapped. Make of that what you will.
- Trottingham is very much out of your way, and no matter where you go there is always a chance of a random encounter. That said, it probably is the safest route. Maybe. :shifty:
- The most direct route (through the forest) will take about 2.5-3 days to get to Canterlot. Going via Trottingham will probably take about a week.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 19, 2013, 07:37:01 pm
about to post (forum's back yaaay) but quick question when you say one piece of armor is that like just the chest piece just the helm or one set of armor?
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Post by: Mabbz on March 20, 2013, 06:09:37 am
Preferably just the chest piece. I haven't been particularly strict with it though. The reasoning behind it was that most ponies probably couldn't afford a full set of armour so having all of you completely decked out would draw way too much attention.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 22, 2013, 09:23:34 am
I would like a consensus about your route. So far it's one vote for the forest, and one for going around (which could mean mountains, diamon dog territory, open plains or Trottingham. I'm not sure which way Thunder wanted). If you don't come to an agreement by Sunday then I'll probably send you through the forest since Thunder only changed her mind to spite Patent.

Also, what times are you guys usually online? It'd be useful for me to know when your likely to see my posts.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on March 22, 2013, 02:57:59 pm
I just get on whenever. My posts are more likely to be in the afternoon or evening, or morning... Er, whenever.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 23, 2013, 06:02:09 am
I'm only on sporadically. Morning, evening, it varies.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Minrat on March 23, 2013, 07:10:54 am
Whenever I have a moment and little else of importance to do.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 24, 2013, 10:40:59 am
Get ready for your first fight scene. There are four timberwolves.

Fighting follows the "Three rounds rapid" method I stole from Ravager Zero. Basically, you all need to send me a PM containing three actions you want to try and perform in this fight. These can be anything from physical attacks, to spells, to attempts at diplomacy or animal taming. I will then work out how effective your actions are, as well as the actions of your enemies and I will post them in a big fight scene. If the fight hasn't finished by this point I'll ask for another round of actions.

Questions?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 24, 2013, 09:00:43 pm
thinking about my actions now I usually check a bit after noon USA central time but i'm a bit scattered on the weekends having to argue over the computer with everyone else who's usually not home when I am. Also quite fond of how you've written me in the last update :D
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 25, 2013, 01:31:23 am
oh quick question will you wait to recieve all pms before posting action or in turns of who posts first? because trying to talk to the things would be useless if everyone else is attacking so i would like to know in that regard
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Post by: Mabbz on March 25, 2013, 06:08:33 am
oh quick question will you wait to recieve all pms before posting action or in turns of who posts first? because trying to talk to the things would be useless if everyone else is attacking so i would like to know in that regard
I'll wait until I have all the PMs, then post them in a realistic order. Hang on, here's an example of some combat actions based on the show:

[spoiler]Twilight Sparkle:
1) meditate
2) use additional power from meditation to incinerate everything (unless friends are too close)
3) charge with friends

Applejack:
1) grapple attack
2) Charge with friends
3) buck in face

Pinkie Pie:
1) prepare party offscreen
2) charge with friends
3) copy everyone else

Rainbow Dash:
1) mini tornado attack
2) charge with friends
3) distract it while others flee

Rarity:
1) Kick in face
2) Charge with friends
3) run away

Fluttershy:
1) try to befriend it
2) try harder to befriend it
3) it's going to LOVE ME![/spoiler]As you can see, Fluttershy's second attempt was successful (no one listened to the first), so the combat ended there.

Also quite fond of how you've written me in the last update :D
I try  ;D
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Post by: Walrus Man on March 27, 2013, 09:24:07 pm
Sorry I haven't been on, I've been busy having my wisdom teeth ripped out... I will PM you asap Mabbz.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on April 01, 2013, 08:50:29 am
pokes mabbz
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Post by: Mabbz on April 01, 2013, 09:56:21 am
I was still waiting for Walrus man to send me his actions. Since he still hasn't done that yet I'm going to just guess what he'll do and hopefully get the fight up at some point today.
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Post by: Mabbz on April 01, 2013, 08:39:19 pm
Enjoy your violence! I'll let you make fun of each other over lunch or whatever, then let you continue.

While I was sorting this a few points came up:

1) In the show timberwolves were able to rebuild themselves. That is still true, but I've decided that it usually takes a while. If you bury their remains (either because one of you knows about timberwolves for some reason, or because you see one of them moving) you won't have a problem.

2) I'm imposing a seven day time limit on actions in future fights. If you don't send me anything in that time, I'll just make something up like I did for Pale Ale in this fight.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on April 04, 2013, 11:57:37 pm
reaction post up now I wait....
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on April 13, 2013, 08:16:57 am
so we wait on patent and pale it would seem come on guys i want to do things
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Post by: Mabbz on April 13, 2013, 09:15:44 am
They don't actually have to post anything if they can't think of anything interesting to say (although I thought Patent would want to boast). I would have posted more story by now if I hadn't been busy with uni work the last few days. I'll try and post something new today or tomorrow.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 15, 2013, 12:00:26 pm
Not much has happened this time. Now you can either stay where you are (and risk a random encounter) or check out the ruins (and risk either a random encounter, a pointless sidequest, a useful part of the story or some nice loot. Or maybe even all four. Who knows...)

By the way, are you still following this Walrus Man? I haven't heard from you in a while.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on April 15, 2013, 03:04:51 pm
Yay! I did something usefu...
It's a trap that'll get us all killed and make me look stupid, isn't it?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 15, 2013, 04:23:03 pm
You're within 3 minutes walk of it, so what makes you think it isn't already too late? Mwahahaha!

In all seriousness, I have a few ideas as to how this could go and I'm probably going to roll a dice to determine your fate. All I can say for certain is that this isn't an attempt to make you look stupid.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 15, 2013, 05:08:20 pm
I just realized all your names start with P.
With that in mind, I'm changing my name to Phunder Bolt.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on April 15, 2013, 11:51:38 pm
Yeah, I'm still breathing. Sorry for the long silence, I've had a lot of real life stuff getting between me and a computer...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 16, 2013, 08:48:03 am
No problem, just checking Pale Ale hadn't become an NPC.
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Post by: Mabbz on April 19, 2013, 01:03:56 pm
*cough*

So, are you checking out the ruins or not? You aren't a very lively bunch.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on April 23, 2013, 10:58:34 pm
looks like everyone wants to check em out
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 23, 2013, 11:09:41 pm
Indeed. The only reason you haven't had an update today is because I had coursework to do.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 24, 2013, 05:14:48 pm
Update time! Enjoy your stay at a church dedicated to Discord. I assure you, nothing could possibly go wrong with that :P

So what will you do now? Search the temple? Set up camp? Pay homage to Discord? Run back to the clearing?

Vote now!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on April 27, 2013, 06:30:25 pm
well I know what I would like to do but I would prefer to post it as a response so if nothing new has happened when I get back from the grocery store I'll format it for not being a response either way should prove interesting
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 01, 2013, 09:11:39 am
Hehe, I've scared you all off :D. Wasn't really expecting that, but whatever. If you'd like to set up camp elsewhere, go ahead and write about it. For real life reasons, I probably won't be posting anything new over the next few days. Uni is hard.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on May 05, 2013, 11:01:53 pm
so do we know the particulars of the end of discord's reign like do we know he's turned to stone for example or is he just "gone"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 06, 2013, 01:32:04 am
Well, aside from minor additions (like me assuming that some ponies would be mad enough to try and worship Discord) this is following the shows canon. Since this RP is set over 1000 years before the end of the show and I mentioned the princesses defeating him... Yeah he's a statue, and will be for the duration. No, that statue you've found isn't him, it's just an idol made by his worshippers (who probably all met a gruesome, ironic and/or hilarious end)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 12, 2013, 09:49:48 pm
I'm sorry for the delay, I had a load of coursework to get done. Now on to the next story post.

You've probably guessed that something weird is going on, but I'm sorry to say your characters aren't thinking straight and probably haven't. If you want your character to become suspicious about any of this, you will have to make an Intelligence test (roll equal to or under you (I) on a d20). If you fail, make a post anyway based on how your character is feeling. I might reward good roleplaying.

Oh, Plumber and Thunder? You've gone more nuts than the other two, so your Intelligence gets a -1 penalty for this test. Enjoy.


Here's a good dice roller for your tests. (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 12, 2013, 09:58:09 pm
I rolled a 9.
Frack...
I'll get a good post up soon, (next 24 hours,) just gotta work out how I'm gonna do this.
Though,  I should ask... is it a complete pass/fail thing or are there degrees of success? (Or is that up to me?)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 12, 2013, 10:13:43 pm
Hmmm... I'll leave it up to you. As long as nothing useful comes of it.

Incidentally, while you can't discuss it in character until you realise something's wrong, you can and probably should try to figure out what's going on, why it's happening and how you're going to deal with it. Feel free to trade theories in this thread if you want.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 12, 2013, 10:19:55 pm
Oh, it certainly won't be helpful, I promise...
As for what's going on; I'd guess that leftover chaos magic is present in the building, having not yet disappeared or faded away since Discord was in power.
Either that, or a voodoo pony.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on May 12, 2013, 10:21:57 pm
A pineapple, oh lord. :derp: I'll try and get something posted tonight...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 12, 2013, 10:34:22 pm
I took the liberty of rolling an Agility check where it seemed appropriate. (It's pretty obvious what for,) and got a 19. If I'm not supposed to add checks like that let me know and I'll remove it.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 12, 2013, 11:04:41 pm
I took the liberty of rolling an Agility check where it seemed appropriate. (It's pretty obvious what for,) and got a 19. If I'm not supposed to add checks like that let me know and I'll remove it.
Throwing extra bits like that in is not only allowed, it's encouraged. Having said that, most rolls follow the following format unless I say otherwise:

Quote
Stat checks are made by rolling under your stat on a d20, with various modifiers applying. A further d20 is then rolled to determine how successful (or otherwise) it was. This can mean that the action works, but does nothing useful, or everything goes fine, or that whatever you were doing goes horribly well (tries to move a rock; causes avalanche).
You failed your agility test with a 19, no problems there. You should then roll a second d20 to determine how unpleasant the consequences were (high scores being better).

I made the second roll for you. (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4047469/) You got a 6, which, by luck, I probably would have interpreted as you crashing into a wall and being somewhat dazed by it :derp:. Since that's exactly what you wrote anyway, you don't need to do anything. Wait for at least one more character to make a post then feel free to roll again. And try not to fail, you already crashed twice in this campaign :D
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 12, 2013, 11:13:16 pm
Oops! I'll keep that in mind.

Also, I'm beginning to suspect an increase of Nitrous Oxide judging by how Plumber and Pale are reacting. ( ::) )
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 12, 2013, 11:27:34 pm
Also: Do you want me to start using the Invisible Castle thing? I've just been using Random.org because it's convenient but I can switch if you want.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 12, 2013, 11:36:39 pm
Whatever works is good. I use invisiblecastle because it's easy to link here. That said, when I did the timberwolf fight I wrote a program in c++ to roll dice, because I didn't have access to the internet. Whatever works for you.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Minrat on May 13, 2013, 01:13:23 am
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4047591/

So i rolled these, and am curious about what type of spell being cast on me?

Is it the spell where I start bludgeoning myself to death, or where I start killing my comrades before bludgeoning myself to death?

(I.e.-do i go for my weapons or start ramming myself against a wall?)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 13, 2013, 01:29:50 am
How Patent reacts is entirely up to you. For the intelligence test I'm making everyone do you don't need a second dice roll, I'm letting you decide how a sudden bout of depression would affect your character. This is one of those situations where you don't use the normal dice rolls.

Having said that, any subsequent actions like trying to flee, commiting suicide or attacking everyone else do require the usual method I mentioned earlier. Sorry for any confusion.

Also, why am I still online at 2:30am?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 14, 2013, 12:16:19 pm
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for the love of Celestia, please stop Patent offing himself-playing a racist for the first time has been too fun

You're the one that decided he would become suicidal. I just made him depressed ;)

Don't worry, even if the others don't snap out of it in time to stop you, I'll roll to determine how badly you hurt yourself. Odds of death are very low. You might knock yourself out though.

Incidentally, I randomly determined who would get what emotion, and I had to re-roll for Patent. Mostly because I put down every emotion I could think of and I couldn't figure out how to write him under the influence of lust, which he rolled first.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Minrat on May 14, 2013, 12:31:24 pm
You could have had me coming onto discord.....  Or rolling a D3 for another pony I got infatuated with.....

but depressive works well.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 14, 2013, 03:03:59 pm
You've got to be fracking kidding me...
I rolled a 15 for my agility test.
Then, I rolled a 14 for how successful/bad it was.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 14, 2013, 03:58:23 pm
Well, at least you delayed the suicide attempt :facepalm001:. Let's just hope Patent doesn't notice those wingblades.

No more from you two until one of the others posts. Maybe they'll have more luck.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on May 14, 2013, 04:00:33 pm
Sounds good.
Also, I wasn't sure how much it would hurt to ram into someone while carrying wing blades in your mouth (and rollinga 14,) so I'll leave it up to you.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on May 16, 2013, 01:57:44 pm
Just to clarify, this intelligence test http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4051201/ would mean that I've figured out somethings up, but I've screwed it up somehow, correct?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 16, 2013, 03:01:47 pm
Just to clarify, this intelligence test http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4051201/ would mean that I've figured out somethings up, but I've screwed it up somehow, correct?
First up, all stat checks are made by rolling equal to or under your stat, so you failed you intelligence test unless you have an intelligence of 17 :P. As for the second roll, it isn't required here. This is the quote from earlier:
For the intelligence test I'm making everyone do you don't need a second dice roll, I'm letting you decide how a sudden bout of emotion would affect your character. This is one of those situations where you don't use the normal dice rolls.

Having said that, any subsequent actions like trying to flee, commiting suicide or attacking everyone else do require the usual method I mentioned earlier. Sorry for any confusion.

To be honest, having low dice rolls be good for stat checks while high rolls are good for everything else is probably a bad idea :-\. I won't change the rules right now, but if you feel it's unnecessarily confusing I might change them once you've finished at the temple. Thoughts?


One more thing. If one of you does realise somethings up (passing their test) and they try to tell the others, it will give everyone else a +3 bonus to their subsequent intelligence tests. Working out that something is wrong is easier when someone is telling you so. Also, passing the test doesn't get rid of the emotion, you just realise it's unnatural. You'll still feel happy/afraid/sad, although it will be easier to ignore.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 16, 2013, 03:50:18 pm
I thought rolling lower was better? Like, rolling a 3 after crashing means you weren't burt that much?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 16, 2013, 06:15:25 pm
I thought rolling lower was better? Like, rolling a 3 after crashing means you weren't burt that much?
Nope. The only time that a low roll is good is in stat checks (the first of the two rolls). Like I said, I think that was a mistake. Once we finish this little section I'll revise the rules to make them simpler.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on May 16, 2013, 10:36:24 pm
sorry I haven't posted yet work been crazy. SO i need to roll an int test at -1 and post based on how badly I fail?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 16, 2013, 10:38:37 pm
sorry I haven't posted yet work been crazy. SO i need to roll an int test at -1 and post based on how badly I fail?
It's just a pass/fail test, so any degrees of failure are entirely up to you. Besides who knows, you might even pass.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on May 16, 2013, 10:46:48 pm
sorry I haven't posted yet work been crazy. SO i need to roll an int test at -1 and post based on how badly I fail?
It's just a pass/fail test, so any degrees of failure are entirely up to you. Besides who knows, you might even pass.
ok I'll get that up in a bit when I get cooled down from work it was really crazy today
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on May 17, 2013, 07:57:41 am
Just to clarify, this intelligence test http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4051201/ would mean that I've figured out somethings up, but I've screwed it up somehow, correct?
First up, all stat checks are made by rolling equal to or under your stat, so you failed you intelligence test unless you have an intelligence of 17 :P. As for the second roll, it isn't required here. This is the quote from earlier:
For the intelligence test I'm making everyone do you don't need a second dice roll, I'm letting you decide how a sudden bout of emotion would affect your character. This is one of those situations where you don't use the normal dice rolls.

Having said that, any subsequent actions like trying to flee, commiting suicide or attacking everyone else do require the usual method I mentioned earlier. Sorry for any confusion.

To be honest, having low dice rolls be good for stat checks while high rolls are good for everything else is probably a bad idea :-\. I won't change the rules right now, but if you feel it's unnecessarily confusing I might change them once you've finished at the temple. Thoughts?


One more thing. If one of you does realise somethings up (passing their test) and they try to tell the others, it will give everyone else a +3 bonus to their subsequent intelligence tests. Working out that something is wrong is easier when someone is telling you so. Also, passing the test doesn't get rid of the emotion, you just realise it's unnatural. You'll still feel happy/afraid/sad, although it will be easier to ignore.

Nope, that all works for me, thanks for clearing it up. :)
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Post by: Mabbz on May 18, 2013, 09:46:09 am
 :facepalm001: Six failed intelligence tests? I'd like to congratulate you all on somehow offending the RNG (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RandomNumberGod) so thoroughly.

Right. First of all, since you are all crashing into each other and acting crazy, I'm removing the -1 modifiers from Plumber and Thunder. Second, all of you get a +1 modifier on top of that. If you still fail, your character must do something stupid (previously I left it up to you; now I'm removing that choice) like attempting to flee into a monster infested forest, or commit suicide.

In addition, if you're bored of your current emotion,  I'll let you re-roll. Simply roll a d6 (before rolling your intelligence test) and see what you get:

1) joy
2) lust
3) anger
4) jealousy
5) depression
6) fear
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on May 23, 2013, 01:42:37 am
Ok post up if somepony doesn't stop the laughter soon Plumber's Crack is going to pass out from lack of oxygen
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on May 28, 2013, 12:45:56 am
idly taps one hoof on the ground 
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 28, 2013, 08:54:03 am
Someone post, someone post,
One, two, three, four,
I would like someone to post,
One, two, three, four.

Plumber's Crack, cannot breathe,
Someone give him some relief,
Patent Pending wants to murder himself,
Stop him before he loses his health.

Someone post, someone post,
One, two, three, four,
I would like someone to post,
One, two, three, four.

Pale's obsessed, with a pineapple joke,
He wants to share the joy it awoke,
Thunder's trying flee out into the dark wood,
Despite all the monsters after her blood.

Someone post, someone post,
One, two, three, four,
I would like someone to post,
One, two, three, four.


In case you didn't work it out, it's sung to the tune of Raise this barn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT0cYJp2D44). I'm afraid I don't have the time or the imagination to write the remaining four verses :'(.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 28, 2013, 08:35:20 pm
Is it okay to post before tge other two slackers do? I'd like to, but I don't want to overcrowd the thread with nothing but me.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on May 28, 2013, 09:17:48 pm
it's fine with me i dunno bout mabbz
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 28, 2013, 09:52:50 pm
As long as there are no double posts, I won't generally mind. Go ahead and post.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 29, 2013, 03:21:01 am
Oh, right... just remembered I'm probably half unconscious and can't do much for a few moments... I don't want to gloss over a minute or so...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 29, 2013, 08:21:40 am
Oh, right... just remembered I'm probably half unconscious and can't do much for a few moments... I don't want to gloss over a minute or so...
Of yeah, I forgot you hit a doorframe again. I should probably roll for your injuries, hang on...

Injury check - failed (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4067473/)
Injury severity - unconscious, concussed (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4067474/)

...

Wow. Dice hate you guys. You are in fact fully unconscious, for a currently unspecified amount of time (at least an hour, I'm afraid). On the plus side, you can't hurt yourself any more in your sleep.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on May 29, 2013, 11:28:05 am
quick think of more verses to try and summon the others
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on May 29, 2013, 12:18:56 pm
Sorry for the delay, I've been busy. I must sound like a broken record at this point, but I'll try and get something posted soon! :derp:
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on May 29, 2013, 04:28:14 pm
quick think of more verses to try and summon the others
I did my bit, it's your turn now :P.

Something for you all to think about: ponies sing a lot in the show. If a situation seems appropriate, you could have your character's continue this fine tradtion. Spontaneous choreography (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SpontaneousChoreography) would be in effect, so you could even take control of other characters for the duration of the song.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on May 29, 2013, 05:47:30 pm
quick think of more verses to try and summon the others
I did my bit, it's your turn now :P.

Something for you all to think about: ponies sing a lot in the show. If a situation seems appropriate, you could have your character's continue this fine tradtion. Spontaneous choreography (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SpontaneousChoreography) would be in effect, so you could even take control of other characters for the duration of the song.
Yes.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on May 30, 2013, 11:30:22 pm
quick think of more verses to try and summon the others
I did my bit, it's your turn now :P.

Something for you all to think about: ponies sing a lot in the show. If a situation seems appropriate, you could have your character's continue this fine tradtion. Spontaneous choreography (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SpontaneousChoreography) would be in effect, so you could even take control of other characters for the duration of the song.
hmm now I have to think of an equine limerick... there once was a mare from nantucket....
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 05, 2013, 08:01:23 am
Maybe I should try to finish that song. Are you all too busy to post or have you just forgotten?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 05, 2013, 12:20:07 pm
I'm just waiting for someone else to post... I've had so many Ideas for character development and stuff but i'm the last poster >_<
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 05, 2013, 12:36:45 pm
Same here but second to last.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 05, 2013, 06:17:54 pm
Since Walrus Man and Minrat are taking so long (18 days and 21 days respectitively since their last in-character posts), I say go for it. No double posting, but otherwise post whatever you want until further notice. If they don't post within a week I'll consider taking over their characters (I'll send a PM in case they miss this post).
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 05, 2013, 11:53:22 pm
oh deary deary... If I am to post next I just did the rolls to see what I'd be posting... I switched emotions and rolled  lust then failed my intel test with a 19 bearing this in mind... well I'll be blunt how PG are we keeping this one way or another thunder is going to be annoyed with plumber  edit if i do post next it will be a double did you mean it was ok to post as long as i didn't double after that post?
1d6=2 (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4077408/)
1d20=19 (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4077410/)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on June 06, 2013, 01:11:44 am
I rerolled my emotion and got a 6. Then another 6. Then a 2. Do I have to keep the six or can I go with the different roll?
EDIT: just noticed Plumber's roll.
Also, do you roll to see how badly I was hurt or do I?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 06, 2013, 01:38:25 am
EDIT: just noticed Plumber's roll.
yeah that should prove interesting... particularly if you wake up with the 2 in effect as well
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 06, 2013, 09:03:48 am
I rerolled my emotion and got a 6. Then another 6. Then a 2. Do I have to keep the six or can I go with the different roll?
EDIT: just noticed Plumber's roll.
Also, do you roll to see how badly I was hurt or do I?
Oh, right... just remembered I'm probably half unconscious and can't do much for a few moments... I don't want to gloss over a minute or so...
Of yeah, I forgot you hit a doorframe again. I should probably roll for your injuries, hang on...

Injury check - failed (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4067473/)
Injury severity - unconscious, concussed (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4067474/)

...

Wow. Dice hate you guys. You are in fact fully unconscious, for a currently unspecified amount of time (at least an hour, I'm afraid). On the plus side, you can't hurt yourself any more in your sleep.
I forgot that you were unconscious :P. Techically you shouldn't wake up for at least an hour without outside assistance. Theoretically that means proper medical attention, but I think I should go with rule of funny and let Plumber wake you up on this occasion. KoM can write about doing... something to Thunder, you can write about waking up because of it. Bear in mind that you still be concussed, and while you still get to make an intelligence test, that will give you a -4 penalty.

Oh, and I'll let you have the re-rolls, since you've already had (very bad) experiences with fear.

oh deary deary... If I am to post next I just did the rolls to see what I'd be posting... I switched emotions and rolled  lust then failed my intel test with a 19 bearing this in mind... well I'll be blunt how PG are we keeping this one way or another thunder is going to be annoyed with plumber  edit if i do post next it will be a double did you mean it was ok to post as long as i didn't double after that post?
1d6=2 (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4077408/)
1d20=19 (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4077410/)
You have no real choice but to double post (Thunder being currently unconcious) so go ahead, just see what I said to Waaaghpower above. As for age rating... I am willing to let you write whatever you are comfortable with as long as there's nothing explicit. I believe a teen rating (rated 15 in film terms) would be appropriate.

EDIT: just noticed Plumber's roll.
yeah that should prove interesting... particularly if you wake up with the 2 in effect as well
Even if Thunder passes her intelligence test on waking, this is gonna be amusing ;)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 06, 2013, 11:24:50 pm
Post is going to go up in a few moments please do note that given the incredible failure on my intelligence test elements of the post are delusions/hallucinations/tricks of the mind pretty much anything Thunder does in my post is delusions brought about by the magic of this place. So yeah this should prove interesting. If anyone's interested I can share some of the more completely off the wall options I juggled around before resting on this one for how to react  :P so yeah waaaghpower I guess you get to wake up to that... Enjoy
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 07, 2013, 12:34:53 am
I rolled a 5. So I barely passed, even though I'm concussed. Then I rolled a 2.
You have got to be kidding me. While concussed I finally passed a test... and then accomplished nothing. For Celestia's sake...
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 07, 2013, 01:03:58 am
I'm not the bartender I'm the chubby Plumber  :shifty: now i can't decide if i should post again or wait for this clarification to reach waagh
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 07, 2013, 02:39:49 am
Why was I thinking you were pale? My bad, I'll edit it ASAP.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 07, 2013, 02:43:31 am
nice what was the second roll for anyway.. The 2? either way reply upcoming in the next few minutes brain is on the case [edit] not even bothering with an intell roll before this one I don't think plumber's brain is really getting used much during this interaction  :P
[edit 2] does the pychological effects wear off if we manage to leave the temple area itself or does it linger? if it wears off and plumber and thunder leave that could have some very amusing effects  :P
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 07, 2013, 03:04:15 am
Roll once to see if you pass, then twice to see how successful. I passed, but a 2 is the second worst roll to determine success.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 07, 2013, 03:08:48 am
ah I see I had forgotten what with not having passed the test once. I'm kind of enjoying being the comic relief however also intrested to see what transpires next and hoping pale ale and patent pending show up again  :-\ [edit] at this point you could probobly tell Plumber's Crack to find a bridge to jump off and he would if he didn't snap out of the spell of the temple first
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 07, 2013, 03:43:42 am
Don't worry, kingofmonkeys. I thought of a use for all my 6s.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 07, 2013, 04:02:32 am
well that was extremely painful. I guess he'll be unconscious for a few minutes or more. probably won't be able to walk straight for a day or so either and he's gonna feel really really guilty about that whole episode. *prays for no permanent damage to his characters nether regions*
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Post by: Mabbz on June 07, 2013, 07:09:53 am
/me reads what Thunder and Plumber have gotten up to since I went to sleep last night.

BAHAHAHAHAAA!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zSHz7Thvbc)

Beautiful. My only complaint is Plumber vomitting at the end (because vomitting is gross) but if you want him to throw up that's your choice. Otherwise I was laughing my head off through reading that ;D. Congratulations on finally passing your intelligence tests :P

Now then, aftermath. Thunder, you should find a safe place to go before you pass out. Sorry, but your character is still hurt from all your other crashes and the only reason I let you wake up was for comedic purposes and to avoid being raped in your sleep. May I reccommend a passing cloud?

Plumber, you've worked out that you're all having your minds messed with, so no further rolls are required from you. Having said that, you should probably try and snap the other two out of it as well (or you could go after Thunder, but she'll probably be asleep again before you reach her, if you find her at all). Something to bear in mind, the spell isn't gone, you just know it's there. That makes it easier to resist it (as does Thunder flying off), but you're still feeling lustful. Please don't post anything for  couple of days though, I'd like to see if the others show up.

Does the pychological effects wear off if we manage to leave the temple area itself or does it linger? if it wears off and plumber and thunder leave that could have some very amusing effects  :P
It does wear off; not instantly, but quite quickly. I also toyed with the idea that if Plumber and Thunder never managed to pass your tests you could have sex, fall asleep and wake up the next morning, snuggled very closely together with the spell having completely worn off as your activities used up the last of the magic keeping it powered. Hilarity ensues.

If anyone's interested I can share some of the more completely off the wall options I juggled around before resting on this one for how to react  :P
Please do. Sounds fun.


Oh, my favourite line? This:
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She knew she should probably deal with them, but right now had some reproductive things to do.
"Ever want to join the mile high club?" She flirted.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 07, 2013, 01:24:49 pm
Please don't post anything for  couple of days though, I'd like to see if the others show up.
wasn't planning on it I think Plumber will be to busy sobbing in pain to be of any use for a little bit anyway a full force pony kick to the jewels i don't even want to think about it

If anyone's interested I can share some of the more completely off the wall options I juggled around before resting on this one for how to react  :P
Please do. Sounds fun.

I toyed with the idea of having Plumber so confused by his failed tests that he mistook the discord statue for thunder in his delirious state and tried to mount that instead  :P also toyed with trying to work the line "is that a wrench in your toolbelt poking me or are you that happy to see me?" in there somewhere.

as an aside holy crap that would suck so much, just as you're about to get laid FULL FORCE JUNK SMASH your brain is all pushing dopamine and sexy thoughts then suddenly POW suddenly worst night ever
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 07, 2013, 01:46:21 pm
Plumber, you are worried about a little tissue damage? My character almost got molested while delirious, mind controlled, and CONCUSSED. And she's way younger than you.
I think I'm going to pass out for a while now and hope nothing kills me in my sleep.
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Post by: Mabbz on June 07, 2013, 01:50:38 pm
Come to think of it, how old are all of you?
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 07, 2013, 02:06:15 pm
Like, 17 or something. In Pony years, of course.
"I swear, officer!  The concussed girl said she was 18! And she wanted it.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 07, 2013, 08:43:36 pm
Plumber, you are worried about a little tissue damage? My character almost got molested while delirious, mind controlled, and CONCUSSED. And she's way younger than you.
I think I'm going to pass out for a while now and hope nothing kills me in my sleep.
keyword being almost I was worried about total loss of function or swelling to the point of cutting off proper circulation... you know when you open a peanut shell and one of them is all shriveled up and black in the corner of the shell and you just throw that peanut away think about that.... anyway Plumber's about the equivalent of  24... only.... 7 years difference  :shifty: DISCORD MADE ME DO IT runs away to hide from the royal guards
oh FYI IRL ponies are considered sexually mature at 4 human years  :P just sayin if that effects anyones calculations
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on June 08, 2013, 07:09:29 am
Hey, look. I'm still alive! Pale is probably in his 30's, or pony equivalent.

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Post by: Mabbz on June 08, 2013, 09:00:26 am
Hey, look. I'm still alive! Pale is probably in his 30's, or pony equivalent.
You feel fantastic and you're still alive!

And another pony passes an Intelligence test! So to summarise, Thunder is unconcious somewhere outside, Plumber is unconcious from the pain of being bucked in the nuts, Pale is awake and aware that something's up, but is too depressed to do anything about it for now and Patent is lying on the floor after his suicide attempt was interrupted

Now would be a good time to figure out what to do about all this. This is taking significantly longer than I expected it to.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 08, 2013, 01:20:09 pm
so how long are we going to wait for patent  :shifty: I can wake up whenever
Now would be a good time to figure out what to do about all this. This is taking significantly longer than I expected it to.
never underestimate bad dice rolls filibustering a situation
also I'm really glad you're posting again walrus man! oh god Pale Ale saw all of that didn't he  :facepalm001:
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Post by: Mabbz on June 08, 2013, 01:43:40 pm
so how long are we going to wait for patent  :shifty: I can wake up whenever
Feel free to wake up now. Just try not to assume anything regarding Patent in your posts, hopefully Minrat will return soon.

also I'm really glad you're posting again walrus man! oh god Pale Ale saw all of that didn't he  :facepalm001:
And then he became depressed :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on June 08, 2013, 04:03:58 pm
I'm not sure it warrants a full post to say something this short and with no interactions, so...
Just FYI, I found a cloud and am curled up asleep on it. (Also, accidentally making it rain.)
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Post by: Walrus Man on June 09, 2013, 04:03:07 am
It's good to be back. :P

Hey, look. I'm still alive! Pale is probably in his 30's, or pony equivalent.
You feel fantastic and you're still alive!

And another pony passes an Intelligence test! So to summarise, Thunder is unconcious somewhere outside, Plumber is unconcious from the pain of being bucked in the nuts, Pale is awake and aware that something's up, but is too depressed to do anything about it for now and Patent is lying on the floor after his suicide attempt was interrupted

Now would be a good time to figure out what to do about all this. This is taking significantly longer than I expected it to.

I think it's much too fun playing a character who's acting crazy. I might have tried to draw it out a little. :P

also I'm really glad you're posting again walrus man! oh god Pale Ale saw all of that didn't he  :facepalm001:
And then he became depressed :P

And drunk!
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 09, 2013, 05:09:44 am
It's good to be back. :P

Hey, look. I'm still alive! Pale is probably in his 30's, or pony equivalent.
You feel fantastic and you're still alive!

And another pony passes an Intelligence test! So to summarise, Thunder is unconcious somewhere outside, Plumber is unconcious from the pain of being bucked in the nuts, Pale is awake and aware that something's up, but is too depressed to do anything about it for now and Patent is lying on the floor after his suicide attempt was interrupted

Now would be a good time to figure out what to do about all this. This is taking significantly longer than I expected it to.

I think it's much too fun playing a character who's acting crazy. I might have tried to draw it out a little. :P

also I'm really glad you're posting again walrus man! oh god Pale Ale saw all of that didn't he  :facepalm001:
And then he became depressed :P

And drunk!

that i can work with though i may steal a swig and by may i mean will
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Post by: Minrat on June 10, 2013, 02:42:16 am
Sorry for the lack of posts...uni   -.-
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 10, 2013, 04:27:29 am
What is it with all the lust these days?
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Post by: Minrat on June 10, 2013, 06:38:26 am
Idk man-maybe invisible castle just likes that number :P
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Post by: Mabbz on June 10, 2013, 07:06:11 am
Sorry for the lack of posts...uni   -.-
Fair enough. I finished uni a few weeks ago, so I don't have that problem.

Incidentally, can you spoiler tag out of character moments when you make posts in the RP thread? It makes them easier to read. Also:
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Pale suddenly didnt care about life, death, or the reason he couldn't figure out which he wanted....all he wanted to do now was find Plumber and spend as much time with him as possible...
Did you just take Pale and make him homosexual? I assume that was a typo.

What is it with all the lust these days?
Maybe whoever cast that spell was biased in some way?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 10, 2013, 12:08:51 pm
 :facepalm001: now I'm the one in danger of being molested... Alure of vomiting I hope that's just the spell talking...

[edit] post will be up after I get home from work
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 10, 2013, 01:43:56 pm
Actually, that reminds me...

Minrat, is Patent actually a coltcuddler (it's possible that I know too many fanterms from reading too much fanfiction) or is it just the spell talking? I doubt I'll ever need to know one way or another, but any trivia about any of the PCs is potentially useful.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 10, 2013, 08:52:38 pm
I'd pick a different term since colt also implies a young age so it could be taken similarly to filly-fiddler. If you do want some more background I can bang out some of the stuff I've got in my head for you for background information. Story post upcoming in a bit
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 10, 2013, 10:02:43 pm
I'd pick a different term since colt also implies a young age so it could be taken similarly to filly-fiddler.
The terms boyfriend/girlfriend don't have negative connotations, so I don't see them as sounding particularly unpleasant. I guess it's just a matter of opinion.

If you do want some more background I can bang out some of the stuff I've got in my head for you for background information. Story post upcoming in a bit
I'm always happy to hear backgroud stuff. PM it to me if you don't want to post it here for whatever reason. Don't feel forced to pad out your character though. Any extra info is optional.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 10, 2013, 10:11:23 pm
If you do want some more background I can bang out some of the stuff I've got in my head for you for background information. Story post upcoming in a bit
I'm always happy to hear backgroud stuff. PM it to me if you don't want to post it here for whatever reason. Don't feel forced to pad out your character though. Any extra info is optional.
not forced at all I've had this character floating around for a while so I have a lot of random stuff thought up for him
edit story post is up
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on June 10, 2013, 10:36:06 pm
Hmm, it didn't occur to me that that was probably a typo. I was about to take the rp to a weird place. :shifty:
Anyway, onwards and upwards!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 10, 2013, 11:46:40 pm
Hmm, it didn't occur to me that that was probably a typo. I was about to take the rp to a weird place. :shifty:
Anyway, onwards and upwards!
I was fairly sure it was a typo... my behind is closed for business if that's what this is about  :P [edit] i'm not even sure how he'd react to being hit on
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 11, 2013, 12:19:36 am
I'd pick a different term since colt also implies a young age so it could be taken similarly to filly-fiddler. If you do want some more background I can bang out some of the stuff I've got in my head for you for background information. Story post upcoming in a bit
I think Plumber is the Filly Fiddler in this case. Now he's gotta move 10,000 feet away from all schools, libraries, or places where children would gather...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 11, 2013, 12:37:52 am
I'd pick a different term since colt also implies a young age so it could be taken similarly to filly-fiddler. If you do want some more background I can bang out some of the stuff I've got in my head for you for background information. Story post upcoming in a bit
I think Plumber is the Filly Fiddler in this case. Now he's gotta move 10,000 feet away from all schools, libraries, or places where children would gather...
:'( you wound me sir Plumber is an upstanding citizen albeit a bit of a lush
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 11, 2013, 12:44:25 am
I'd pick a different term since colt also implies a young age so it could be taken similarly to filly-fiddler. If you do want some more background I can bang out some of the stuff I've got in my head for you for background information. Story post upcoming in a bit
I think Plumber is the Filly Fiddler in this case. Now he's gotta move 10,000 feet away from all schools, libraries, or places where children would gather...
:'( you wound me sir Plumber is an upstanding citizen albeit a bit of a lush
Right. That's why he tried to molest an underage pony and she had to kick him in the crotch to escape. Right...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 11, 2013, 01:04:56 am
I'd pick a different term since colt also implies a young age so it could be taken similarly to filly-fiddler. If you do want some more background I can bang out some of the stuff I've got in my head for you for background information. Story post upcoming in a bit
I think Plumber is the Filly Fiddler in this case. Now he's gotta move 10,000 feet away from all schools, libraries, or places where children would gather...
:'( you wound me sir Plumber is an upstanding citizen albeit a bit of a lush
Right. That's why he tried to molest an underage pony and she had to kick him in the crotch to escape. Right...
under the influence of a malevolent spell  :-\ sulks in the corner not to mention she's been begging alcohol off you Mr. Innocent  :P err off pale ale >.> not you I'm really tired from work
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 11, 2013, 01:31:53 am
I'd pick a different term since colt also implies a young age so it could be taken similarly to filly-fiddler. If you do want some more background I can bang out some of the stuff I've got in my head for you for background information. Story post upcoming in a bit
I think Plumber is the Filly Fiddler in this case. Now he's gotta move 10,000 feet away from all schools, libraries, or places where children would gather...
:'( you wound me sir Plumber is an upstanding citizen albeit a bit of a lush
Right. That's why he tried to molest an underage pony and she had to kick him in the crotch to escape. Right...
under the influence of a malevolent spell  :-\ sulks in the corner not to mention she's been begging alcohol off you Mr. Innocent  :P err off pale ale >.> not you I'm really tired from work
If you drink and get in a car wreck, they still blame you. Don't blame the spell.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 11, 2013, 01:41:00 am
I'd pick a different term since colt also implies a young age so it could be taken similarly to filly-fiddler. If you do want some more background I can bang out some of the stuff I've got in my head for you for background information. Story post upcoming in a bit
I think Plumber is the Filly Fiddler in this case. Now he's gotta move 10,000 feet away from all schools, libraries, or places where children would gather...
:'( you wound me sir Plumber is an upstanding citizen albeit a bit of a lush
Right. That's why he tried to molest an underage pony and she had to kick him in the crotch to escape. Right...
under the influence of a malevolent spell  :-\ sulks in the corner not to mention she's been begging alcohol off you Mr. Innocent  :P err off pale ale >.> not you I'm really tired from work
If you drink and get in a car wreck, they still blame you. Don't blame the spell.
because you chose to drink Plumber didn't choose to be enchanted by a discordian hex. I mean if you want to think he's a filly fiddler fine rp it that way... I'd prefer you didn't because you might end up getting him gelded by the constabulary or something  :P.... Dammit I wish the others would hurry up and post something I want out of this temple. The temple that was your idea to camp in
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 11, 2013, 02:32:05 am
I want you to hurry up! I'm stuck with my head in the cloud. And the rest of me.
Regardless... just because *I* know you're not (entirely) at fault, Thunder is gonna be piiiiiiiiised.
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Post by: Minrat on June 11, 2013, 06:01:24 am
Hmmmm...I rolled a d3 to decide who would be the target....

I wasn't particularly thinking of Patent as gay, so my first reaction to the question is no.

EDIT: wait-how old is plumber?
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Post by: Mabbz on June 11, 2013, 06:25:07 am
If it's any consolation KoM, I'm on Plumber's side. There is exactly zero chance of him getting into trouble with the authorities. You'll still have to deal with Thunder though
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Post by: Mabbz on June 11, 2013, 08:45:34 am
I find it quite amusing that you all seem incapable of leaving the building without hurting yourselves. At least Plumber appears sane enough to try calmly walking out (which would not require an agility test). As it is, you've done more damage to yourselves by tripping and crashing into things than the timberwolves managed :facepalm001:.

Oh, I've arbitrarily decided that there is a stream running past the temple, mostly because two of you are covered in vomit and it's gross.
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Post by: Walrus Man on June 11, 2013, 09:20:40 am
I'd pick a different term since colt also implies a young age so it could be taken similarly to filly-fiddler. If you do want some more background I can bang out some of the stuff I've got in my head for you for background information. Story post upcoming in a bit
I think Plumber is the Filly Fiddler in this case. Now he's gotta move 10,000 feet away from all schools, libraries, or places where children would gather...
:'( you wound me sir Plumber is an upstanding citizen albeit a bit of a lush
Right. That's why he tried to molest an underage pony and she had to kick him in the crotch to escape. Right...
under the influence of a malevolent spell  :-\ sulks in the corner not to mention she's been begging alcohol off you Mr. Innocent  :P err off pale ale >.> not you I'm really tired from work
Pale Ale's lawyers would like to inform you that neither Pale Ale, nor the extended Ale family or any of it's affiliated businesses condone the act of underage drinking, even if it is hilarious.

I find it quite amusing that you all seem incapable of leaving the building without hurting yourselves. At least Plumber appears sane enough to try calmly walking out (which would not require an agility test). As it is, you've done more damage to yourselves by tripping and crashing into things than the timberwolves managed :facepalm001:.

Oh, I've arbitrarily decided that there is a stream running past the temple, mostly because two of you are covered in vomit and it's gross.

Only two? Just you wait...
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Post by: Mabbz on June 11, 2013, 09:46:59 am
I find it quite amusing that you all seem incapable of leaving the building without hurting yourselves. At least Plumber appears sane enough to try calmly walking out (which would not require an agility test). As it is, you've done more damage to yourselves by tripping and crashing into things than the timberwolves managed :facepalm001:.

Oh, I've arbitrarily decided that there is a stream running past the temple, mostly because two of you are covered in vomit and it's gross.

Only two? Just you wait...
Oh for the love of-  :facepalm001:
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 11, 2013, 10:20:00 am
Oh I know Thunder's gonna be pissed she's gonna be livid Plumber will not be looking forward to that conversation...

On a more amusing note I had no idea that my vomiting would prove to be such a major plot point COMEDY GOLD
[edit] story post will be up after work if I don't just pass out when I get home
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 15, 2013, 05:58:46 pm
So, who wants to slip in the vomit try and do something sensible next? If you haven't dealt with this situation in a week or so I'll probably do a story post to try and break the endless cycle of slapstick you've managed to get stuck in (despite how hilarious it is). At this rate you'll get no sleep tonight and have to rest for a day rather than continuing on your quest.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 15, 2013, 10:55:17 pm
I'll be rested, at least... though I'll be groggy, have a blinding headache, and be unable to think straight for a while...
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 18, 2013, 01:04:39 am
Oh shit's I got lost in a bundle of IRL post going up
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 18, 2013, 03:38:45 am
Ah, screw it. I'm bored and haven't gotten a chance to post in a while because I, apparently unlike all you guys with four left hooves, managed to exit through the door. (After comcussing myself...)
Gonna post up about my exit 'cause I can.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 18, 2013, 07:03:14 am
We may have a new character joining at some point, possibly in Canterlot, possibly sooner.

Ah, screw it. I'm bored and haven't gotten a chance to post in a while because I, apparently unlike all you guys with four left hooves, managed to exit through the door. (After concussing myself...)
Gonna post up about my exit 'cause I can.
In fairness, they haven't really tried to leave yet.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 18, 2013, 10:15:52 am
We may have a new character joining at some point, possibly in Canterlot, possibly sooner.

Ah, screw it. I'm bored and haven't gotten a chance to post in a while because I, apparently unlike all you guys with four left hooves, managed to exit through the door. (After concussing myself...)
Gonna post up about my exit 'cause I can.
In fairness, they haven't really tried to leave yet.
oooh yay more ponies is more fun  ;D
as soon as Plumber gets out of there he's falling asleep for a while  ::) like just keel over and start snoring sleep
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Post by: Minrat on June 18, 2013, 11:10:04 am
We may have a new character joining at some point, possibly in Canterlot, possibly sooner.

Ah, screw it. I'm bored and haven't gotten a chance to post in a while because I, apparently unlike all you guys with four left hooves, managed to exit through the door. (After concussing myself...)
Gonna post up about my exit 'cause I can.
In fairness, they haven't really tried to leave yet.

I tried to leave....I failed, but I did try.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 20, 2013, 01:30:34 pm
Your ordeal is over, you are about 20 metres from the temple (the spell is no longer affecting you) and you won't be attacked tonight (most animals know to stay away from that building). You've had a long day and an unusual evening, so I doubt any of you will wake until 10-11am (especially Thunder, she shouldn't wake first with that concussion). Enjoy a very awkward conversation in the morning.

If you're bored you can always go back in... There's always multiple options for dealing with a situation.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 20, 2013, 03:29:09 pm
What could be accomplished by going back in? More concussions and crotch kicks? My characters injured enough, thank you...
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Post by: Mabbz on June 20, 2013, 07:45:09 pm
What could be accomplished by going back in? More concussions and crotch kicks? My characters injured enough, thank you...
Nothing really. I was tempted to hint at an important secret or powerful bit of loot to try and get you back in but mostly I'm just seeing if you'll even consider doing something so pointlessly silly.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 20, 2013, 08:16:22 pm
I might burn it to the ground, but I'm not going back inside unless I absolutely have to.
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Post by: Mabbz on June 21, 2013, 10:23:56 am
Any of you ever read "DM of the Ring" or "Darths and Droids"? Because I just found this (http://friendshipisdragons.thecomicseries.com/comics/first/) webcomic that follows the same lines; retell an existing story by pretending all the characters are dungeons and dragons players and the story is an RP. Check it out if you're bored.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 21, 2013, 08:54:02 pm
I've been reading that for a while now absolutely love it.... I was hoping to not be first to wake up but if no-ones posted by later tonight i'll do it
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Post by: Mabbz on June 22, 2013, 09:18:01 am
Walrus, you didn't actually need an intelligence test to look around ;). As for the campsite, the only thing more interesting than trees is the stream running past the temple and into the forest. The nearest part of it is about 8 metres away, and you'll be pleased to hear that you will not have to go near the temple to reach it.
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Post by: Walrus Man on June 22, 2013, 10:07:02 am
Walrus, you didn't actually need an intelligence test to look around ;). As for the campsite, the only thing more interesting than trees is the stream running past the temple and into the forest. The nearest part of it is about 8 metres away, and you'll be pleased to hear that you will not have to go near the temple to reach it.

Cheers - I figured I'd play it like a perception check, see if I could spot anything of interest.
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Post by: Mabbz on June 22, 2013, 10:20:06 am
Fair enough. There was nothing of interest, so the failure was meaningless :)

You can either double post about you refreshing yourself in the stream or just let everyone else assume that's what your doing when they wake up.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 23, 2013, 04:18:17 am
"That bucking sexually aggressive racist homophobe masogynistic cowardly illiterate waste of organic skin."

I get sexually aggressive given context but homophobe and racist.... Patent is the racist not plumber.. illiterate... ok i can deal with that but racist and homophobe where you gettin that  ???
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 23, 2013, 07:13:03 am
I was just adding as many insulting words as possible within a single sentence. Once again, I'm pissed at you. Logic plays no part.
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Post by: Mabbz on June 29, 2013, 11:57:22 am
So... Patent has a headache, Pale is bathing, Plumber is faking sleeping and Thunder is plotting Plumber's doom. The question is, who's going to speak first?
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Post by: HectorSmash on June 29, 2013, 03:47:22 pm
Hello everyone! Behold, a character sheet!

Name: Backlash

Pony Type: Pegasus (F)

Stats:

S: 5+1=6
E: 5+1=6
A: 5+4=9
M: 5+8=13
I: 5+6=11

Cutie Mark:

A black sun, like so:

[spoiler](http://imgur.com/kr8CEHf.png)[/spoiler]

The black sun grants Backlash no powers which she can control. However, she gains a boost to strength and endurance when there is vengeance to be had. E.g. if an ally is wounded in battle, she will go into a fury to kill their attacker. However, this applies in reverse as well: if she attacks or damages something or someone without provocation she becomes depressed and loses stats proportional to the damage done.

Background:

As a result of Backlash's peculiar condition, she is generally a pacifist, preferring to sneak, fly, or run around enemies instead of fighting. She will actively avoid confrontation, whether physical or verbal, and do anything in her power to escape when conflict is presented. As such, she holds little faith in words, and will casually lie when she feels doing so will avoid conflict.

That said, she does what she can to help anyone in need. She is perky, excitable, and always seeking things to keep herself entertained. She possesses only basic healing and mechanical skills, but her willingness and ease with learning make her a promising candidate for healer or mechanic.

In addition, she feels at home in darkness and in stormy weather. The opposite is true for bright, clear weather.

Pictures, one is colored via Pony Creator but has less detail; the other is a pencil drawing but more indicative of character (I feel, anyway).

Colored:
http://i.imgur.com/wtq8EfJ.png (http://i.imgur.com/wtq8EfJ.png)

Pencil:
http://i.imgur.com/vajgO2R.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/vajgO2R.jpg)

Items:
Her armor consists of steel-studded leather body armor; one piece covering her flanks and back, the other covering her chest, with leather straps connecting the individual pieces. Her hooves are protected by simple iron boots with leather soles and padded on the inside with cloth, excepting her left front hoof, which has only a leather sandal protecting it. Her right front boot has a socket in the middle of the bottom of the hoof for her weapon.

Her standard weapon is a boot-mounted rapier. It is shaped such that it appears to protrude directly from the bottom of her boot when in use, and is slightly shorter than a pony's body. When not in use, she can detach it from her boot and slide it along the straps on her left side.

She possesses the handle of her rapier, but it is only useful when she is unarmored, so she keeps the handle in a sewn pouch on her chest. She also keeps two basic healing poultices and a roll of woven fibers (serving as gauze) in her pouch, thanks to her knowledge of natural remedies gained from living in the wilderness.

Due to the weight of her armor and her unusually small wings, she cannot fly while armored, and is slower than most pegasi when flying unarmored.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 29, 2013, 04:18:44 pm
Welcome to the game! I've added you to the summary sheet on the first page (as well as our other new character, Anatalia Rose. PrimeNumber will hopefully post here soon too). I will try and put up a story post introducing the two of you either today or tomorrow. You will start in Canterlot, so the two groups won't meet each other for a while.
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Post by: PrimeNumber on June 29, 2013, 09:39:26 pm
Earth Pony

Strength (S):10
Endurance (E):12
Agility (A):7
Magic Power (M):5
Intelligence (I):11

Mark: A rose with what looks like an iron stem and bronze petals (Blacksmith)

Name: Anatalia Rose

Description: http://imgur.com/cVxH9 for colours and mane and stuff, she is smaller than average for a ground pony, very jumpy, somewhat reserved and clumsy.

Bio: Anna was born in a rich Canterlot family, which sent her to fancy schools thinking she'd become a doctor or something, but no, she became a blacksmith. Now, she runs a little shop in the market district, slowly getting reputation for her traditional methods and her very skillful detail work. Although mostly an ornamental worker, she can make mostly anything, with enough steel and time.

Inventory: Not much, her old saddlebags were pretty much empty apart from a few snacks and her bits when the guards came over.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on June 30, 2013, 03:22:48 am
Hi there new people!
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Post by: HectorSmash on June 30, 2013, 01:23:16 pm
Hiya! Just waiting on Mabbz to give the word.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 30, 2013, 04:10:55 pm
Finally! Other females.
Something tells me that Backlash and I will either be good friends or mortal enemies.
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Post by: HectorSmash on June 30, 2013, 04:28:26 pm
I figured there'd be more mares, honestly. Less earth ponies too.
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Post by: Mabbz on June 30, 2013, 09:28:33 pm
Hiya! Just waiting on Mabbz to give the word.
I would have posted something today, but I had relatives over. I promise to get you started tomorrow :). British time, if you were curious.

Finally! Other females.
Something tells me that Backlash and I will either be good friends or mortal enemies.
Well, as long as she doesn't try to mount you too...

I figured there'd be more mares, honestly. Less earth ponies too.
I was surprised by that too. I was expecting a unicorn majority for some reason.
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Post by: HectorSmash on June 30, 2013, 09:59:39 pm
Finally! Other females.
Something tells me that Backlash and I will either be good friends or mortal enemies.
Well, as long as she doesn't try to mount you too...

I haven't even started and you guys are already watching me for sexual assault. THIS IS GOING JUST SWELL.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 30, 2013, 10:49:42 pm
Finally! Other females.
Something tells me that Backlash and I will either be good friends or mortal enemies.
Well, as long as she doesn't try to mount you too...

I haven't even started and you guys are already watching me for sexual assault. THIS IS GOING JUST SWELL.
It's the mustache.
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Post by: HectorSmash on June 30, 2013, 11:30:25 pm
Finally! Other females.
Something tells me that Backlash and I will either be good friends or mortal enemies.
Well, as long as she doesn't try to mount you too...

I haven't even started and you guys are already watching me for sexual assault. THIS IS GOING JUST SWELL.
It's the mustache.

(http://i.imgur.com/x41dqBw.png)
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Post by: Mabbz on July 01, 2013, 12:16:01 pm
...and you're in! Hazy Image is my own character, whom you can now see as my avatar. His job will mostly be exposition for the time being and he wont be around for the entire story, since you lot are meant to be the main characters, not my blatant self-insert. I wouldn't have included him at all, but I needed someone to explain the situation and I didn't want to have to rely on Backlash.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 01, 2013, 12:31:32 pm
Who's ready for Plumber's Crack's glorious total break down he certainly is...
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Post by: PrimeNumber on July 01, 2013, 05:28:51 pm
Well then, now that I've posted in the RP, I might as well stop lurking... Hello!
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Post by: Waaaghpower on July 01, 2013, 05:35:14 pm
Who's ready for Plumber's Crack's glorious total break down he certainly is...
I am! I am!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on July 01, 2013, 06:35:41 pm
Ahem. Five magical elements. Not 6.
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Post by: Mabbz on July 01, 2013, 06:49:41 pm
Ahem. Five magical elements. Not 6.
That's debatable. Magic has a physical form in the show, it could be that it had a physical form in this time too. I'm going with the assumption that it vanished when Luna and Celestia fought, thus breaking the magical bonds of friendship between them. Since this is set some time before Luna's banishment, Magic is still in it's corporeal form.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on July 01, 2013, 07:06:06 pm
Ahem. Five magical elements. Not 6.
That's debatable. Magic has a physical form in the show, it could be that it had a physical form in this time too. I'm going with the assumption that it vanished when Luna and Celestia fought, thus breaking the magical bonds of friendship between them. Since this is set some time before Luna's banishment, Magic is still in it's corporeal form.
The history books in the show specifically show that they only knew of five elements and used them for the banishment. It's not a huge deal, but unless Celestia just straight-up forgot what the sixth element was by the first episode, it's assumed they only had five.
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Post by: PrimeNumber on July 01, 2013, 09:00:21 pm
The sixth one was pretty much a legend until Twilight "activated" it. there were 5 in the times of the princesses, the sixth one happened in S1EP2.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 01, 2013, 09:12:52 pm
Who's ready for Plumber's Crack's glorious total break down he certainly is...
I am! I am!
heh i've had a rough script of this in my head for a week or 2 now post coming in a few minutes
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 01, 2013, 09:17:12 pm
Ahem. Five magical elements. Not 6.
That's debatable. Magic has a physical form in the show, it could be that it had a physical form in this time too. I'm going with the assumption that it vanished when Luna and Celestia fought, thus breaking the magical bonds of friendship between them. Since this is set some time before Luna's banishment, Magic is still in it's corporeal form.
The history books in the show specifically show that they only knew of five elements and used them for the banishment. It's not a huge deal, but unless Celestia just straight-up forgot what the sixth element was by the first episode, it's assumed they only had five.
The sixth one was pretty much a legend until Twilight "activated" it. there were 5 in the times of the princesses, the sixth one happened in S1EP2.
I figured Celestia knew about the sixth element but didn't tell anyone, because if Twilight knew that the elements could only be activated by the magic of friendship she would have tried to make friends out of a sense of duty, which probably wouldn't work.
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Post by: PrimeNumber on July 01, 2013, 09:23:30 pm
The problem is that twilight didn't make the sixth one happen yet, Celestia knows about it for sure, but she doesn't happen to carry the power of friendship, the element is still in another plane of existence is what I'm trying to say
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Post by: Waaaghpower on July 01, 2013, 09:32:17 pm
The problem is that twilight didn't make the sixth one happen yet, Celestia knows about it for sure, but she doesn't happen to carry the power of friendship, the element is still in another plane of existence is what I'm trying to say
This. Regardless of whether Celestia knew about its theoretical existence or not, it had no tangible form.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 01, 2013, 09:39:58 pm
Well, as fun as debating the show is, the nature of the elements isn't actually relevant to this RP (I'd like to see you lot try and use them ;)). I'll end this debate with a video of someone who's thought a huge amount about this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBZWwehWEwQ). For the purposes of this RP, it doesn't matter if there are five elements or six. I'll probably change it in a minute.

Incidentally, when I started typing this there were five members online including me. All of us were apparantly posting in the threads for this RP. I found that amusing.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on July 01, 2013, 09:42:10 pm
Is there an element for trivial bickering? I think we won that one...
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Post by: HectorSmash on July 01, 2013, 10:08:27 pm

Plumber's Crack, the Element of Clumsiness!
Thunder Bolt, the Element of Bitchiness!
Backlash, the Element of Insanity!
Anatalia Rose, the Element of Apathy!
Patent Pending, the Element of Racism!
Pale Ale, the Element of Drunkenness!
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Post by: PrimeNumber on July 01, 2013, 10:15:35 pm
I'd say I'm more of the element of absence.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 01, 2013, 10:24:12 pm
I'd say I'm more of the element of absence.
is it the element of absence or the absence of the element  :o
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Post by: PrimeNumber on July 01, 2013, 11:19:10 pm
The element of absence, as in, the element of absentmindedness
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 02, 2013, 02:43:58 am
I would like to point out since I didn't explicitly say it Plumber's Crack just ran into the woods without any of his gear... No weapon no armor... someone catch him before he gets himself killed please  ;)
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Post by: Waaaghpower on July 02, 2013, 03:06:41 am
Monkey king, keep in mind how Thunder looks to Plumber... Mad, sspeeding towards you, and carrying a knife.
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Post by: Mabbz on July 02, 2013, 10:15:13 am
Monkey king, keep in mind how Thunder looks to Plumber... Mad, speeding towards you, and carrying a knife.
If I'd known before I started the RP that something like this would happen... I wouldn't change a thing. I'm even considering not throwing a random encounter at you for running loudly through the Everfree because this is more fun ;). We'll see.

I imagine Thunder's fast enough to catch Plumber fairly easily, so King, you should probably make a post about being chased by Thunder. Once that's done, Thunder can auto-catch him in whatever manner you want. I promise not to interrupt what is sure to be an amusing scene.



Hector, you are not forgotten. I'm a little busy at the moment, but hopefully I'll post something this evening to get us properly started.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 02, 2013, 10:25:47 am
Monkey king, keep in mind how Thunder looks to Plumber... Mad, speeding towards you, and carrying a knife.
If I'd known before I started the RP that something like this would happen... I wouldn't change a thing. I'm even considering not throwing a random encounter at you for running loudly through the Everfree because this is more fun ;). We'll see.

I imagine Thunder's fast enough to catch Plumber fairly easily, so King, you should probably make a post about being chased by Thunder. Once that's done, Thunder can auto-catch him in whatever manner you want. I promise not to interrupt what is sure to be an amusing scene.



Hector, you are not forgotten. I'm a little busy at the moment, but hopefully I'll post something this evening to get us properly started.
that was pretty much the first and second thing to come to mind Thunder should be able to catch up to him really fast he's out of breath from crying and not exactly in running shape I think he probably would have ran even without the knife... but not been terrified enough to wet himself  :facepalm001: roleplaying mental breakdowns is fun :P [edit] are you sure Thunder's special talent isn't being terrifying she scared a pony almost twice her size so bad he peed on himself >.>
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Post by: Mabbz on July 02, 2013, 11:30:33 am
...he peed on himself >.>
Oh for the love of- What is it with you and making a huge mess of yourself? First vomit, now urine... I'm tempted to have a raincloud permanently follow Plumber around to keep him clean :facepalm001:
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Post by: HectorSmash on July 02, 2013, 11:50:54 am
Hector, you are not forgotten. I'm a little busy at the moment, but hopefully I'll post something this evening to get us properly started.

No worries! Go at whatever pace you're most comfortable with; that's what's important.
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Post by: Minrat on July 02, 2013, 04:49:37 pm
sorry for not posting for a while guys-on holiday and a net connection is hard to come by.  Should be posting tonight when I have time.

Also, hi new people :D
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Post by: HectorSmash on July 02, 2013, 10:06:43 pm
Also, hi new people :D

Hello!
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Post by: PrimeNumber on July 03, 2013, 01:50:28 am
Hullo thare... I should use the reply option thing more.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 03, 2013, 08:54:46 pm
wow plumber is having terrible luck
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Post by: HectorSmash on July 05, 2013, 04:26:53 am
(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/6900/29mvgxs.gif)
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Post by: Mabbz on July 05, 2013, 07:44:54 pm
Ah real life, thou art a heartless bitch >:(

Sorry for the delay :-[. I'll make a post in the next half an hour.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 05, 2013, 08:55:57 pm
Mabbz check your pronouns.... Plumber's a dude
"Plumber’s eyes had just been locking onto those of the cockatrice. At Thunder’s words she flinched away, snapping her eyes closed before she" 
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Post by: Mabbz on July 05, 2013, 08:58:23 pm
Story! Hector and Prime, feel up to some breaking and entering?

As for the rest of you, three rounds rapid time. I said I was considering not throwing a fight at you, and eventually left it to chance. 50/50 chance of a monster, you rolled a cockatrice. If you were wondering the other possibilities were a manticore, more timberwolves, enchanted trees or a giant crab.

By the way, Pale and Patent have to get there so depending on their rolls they might not get their third action.

Mabbz check your pronouns.... Plumber's a dude
"Plumber’s eyes had just been locking onto those of the cockatrice. At Thunder’s words she flinched away, snapping her eyes closed before she"
You saw nothing... :shifty:
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Post by: HectorSmash on July 05, 2013, 09:22:34 pm
Much obliged, Mabbz Seed! I love stealth games - Thief and Deus Ex in particular - so I'm looking forward to this.

Sorry about the impatient gif up there. I tend to forget that other people have lives outside of MLP roleplaying...

EDIT: Which reminds me; PrimeNumbers is going to be MIA for the next week. I'm not sure if he's gone yet but I just thought I'd throw this out there.
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Post by: Mabbz on July 06, 2013, 07:50:24 am
No problem, you'll be pleased to hear that it's unlikely to happen again. For the most part, I really don't have a life outside of MLP roleplaying  ;)

Thanks for letting me know about PrimeNumbers. I suppose it's a good thing Rose is so nervous; it gives me an excuse to give her something relatively simple to do while PN's away.
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Post by: HectorSmash on July 06, 2013, 08:29:03 am
MEANWHILE, IN ALL OF MY POSTS:

I've been using present tense the whole time...
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Post by: Mabbz on July 06, 2013, 09:13:44 am
I've arbitrarily decided that Backlash outranks Hazy, mostly so this doesn't turn into me ordering you around. Of course, she only just outrank him, he has more knowledge on the mission and she has been receiving orders directly from Princess Luna, so your authority isn't absolute.

Somehow it never occurred to me to send you in without Hazy. Not sure why it didn't, as it's actually a good idea, since it means you'll have more fun and I'll have an easier time keeping track of personal pronouns (I nearly referred to my own character as a 'she' a few minutes ago :P).

Also I just noticed:
Much obliged, Mabbz Seed!
How did that pun never occur to me before :D
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Post by: HectorSmash on July 06, 2013, 09:23:10 am
she has been receiving orders directly from Princess Luna

...

(I nearly referred to my own character as a 'she' a few minutes ago :P).

You had ONE job, Weapon of Mabbz Destruction!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 06, 2013, 09:45:55 am
she has been receiving orders directly from Princess Luna

...

(I nearly referred to my own character as a 'she' a few minutes ago :P).

You had ONE job, Weapon of Mabbz Destruction!
:facepalm001:

You know what? I'm not even going to edit my post. Let it stand forever as a monument to my utter failure.

By the way, are you going to make up a new pun for my name in every post ::)?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 06, 2013, 10:32:43 am
A simple map of the warehouse interior. I haven't noted down where the various crates and the like are since you wont know that until you get inside.
[spoiler=Warehouse map and key]
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/187/3/4/warehouse_layout_by_mabbz-d6c7igz.png)
Key:
1) Main entrance
2) Storage areas (full of crates, boxes sacks etc.)
3) Offices
4) Entrance to lower office
5) Staircase and entrance to upper office

Oh, since I forgot to mark it on, the fire escape is directly opposite the other door in the upper office.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on July 06, 2013, 12:42:09 pm
Story! Hector and Prime, feel up to some breaking and entering?

As for the rest of you, three rounds rapid time. I said I was considering not throwing a fight at you, and eventually left it to chance. 50/50 chance of a monster, you rolled a cockatrice. If you were wondering the other possibilities were a manticore, more timberwolves, enchanted trees or a giant crab.

By the way, Pale and Patent have to get there so depending on their rolls they might not get their third action.


So this 3 rounds rapid time, how does that work? I'm not very familiar with it.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 06, 2013, 12:49:14 pm
So this 3 rounds rapid time, how does that work? I'm not very familiar with it.
Have a couple of quotes from just before the timberwolf fight:

Get ready for your first fight scene. There are four timberwolves.

Fighting follows the "Three rounds rapid" method I stole from Ravager Zero. Basically, you all need to send me a PM containing three actions you want to try and perform in this fight. These can be anything from physical attacks, to spells, to attempts at diplomacy or animal taming. I will then work out how effective your actions are, as well as the actions of your enemies and I will post them in a big fight scene. If the fight hasn't finished by this point I'll ask for another round of actions.
oh quick question will you wait to recieve all pms before posting action or in turns of who posts first? because trying to talk to the things would be useless if everyone else is attacking so i would like to know in that regard
I'll wait until I have all the PMs, then post them in a realistic order. Hang on, here's an example of some combat actions based on the show:

[spoiler]Twilight Sparkle:
1) meditate
2) use additional power from meditation to incinerate everything (unless friends are too close)
3) charge with friends

Applejack:
1) grapple attack
2) Charge with friends
3) buck in face

Pinkie Pie:
1) prepare party offscreen
2) charge with friends
3) copy everyone else

Rainbow Dash:
1) mini tornado attack
2) charge with friends
3) distract it while others flee

Rarity:
1) Kick in face
2) Charge with friends
3) run away

Fluttershy:
1) try to befriend it
2) try harder to befriend it
3) it's going to LOVE ME![/spoiler]As you can see, Fluttershy's second attempt was successful (no one listened to the first), so the combat ended there.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 06, 2013, 05:01:10 pm
You keep saying 'them' in the RP post - I'd really rather not drag an NPC earth pony around with me, seeing as how I can barely fly myself. Not sure if that was another pronoun mishap.

By the way, are you going to make up a new pun for my name in every post ::)?

No, I'd run out too fast. Just whenever I find myself saying 'Mabbz.' I guess you get a complimentary one for that: GLORIOUS PC GAMING MABBZ-STER RACE:

[spoiler](http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/008/2/2/_wallpaper__glorious_pc_gaming_master_race_by_admiralserenity-d5qvxos.png)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 06, 2013, 07:16:55 pm
Since PrimeNumber isn't around, you can sideline Rose if you want. Just have her do some minor job like stand in the street and give a signal if someone's coming. Alternatively send her to watch one of the enemy hideouts. I'm leaving what she does up to you.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on July 07, 2013, 12:42:20 am
So this 3 rounds rapid time, how does that work? I'm not very familiar with it.
Have a couple of quotes from just before the timberwolf fight:

Get ready for your first fight scene. There are four timberwolves.

Fighting follows the "Three rounds rapid" method I stole from Ravager Zero. Basically, you all need to send me a PM containing three actions you want to try and perform in this fight. These can be anything from physical attacks, to spells, to attempts at diplomacy or animal taming. I will then work out how effective your actions are, as well as the actions of your enemies and I will post them in a big fight scene. If the fight hasn't finished by this point I'll ask for another round of actions.
oh quick question will you wait to recieve all pms before posting action or in turns of who posts first? because trying to talk to the things would be useless if everyone else is attacking so i would like to know in that regard
I'll wait until I have all the PMs, then post them in a realistic order. Hang on, here's an example of some combat actions based on the show:

[spoiler]Twilight Sparkle:
1) meditate
2) use additional power from meditation to incinerate everything (unless friends are too close)
3) charge with friends

Applejack:
1) grapple attack
2) Charge with friends
3) buck in face

Pinkie Pie:
1) prepare party offscreen
2) charge with friends
3) copy everyone else

Rainbow Dash:
1) mini tornado attack
2) charge with friends
3) distract it while others flee

Rarity:
1) Kick in face
2) Charge with friends
3) run away

Fluttershy:
1) try to befriend it
2) try harder to befriend it
3) it's going to LOVE ME![/spoiler]As you can see, Fluttershy's second attempt was successful (no one listened to the first), so the combat ended there.

Gotcha, thanks.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 12, 2013, 10:37:18 pm
Well, that was impressive. Aside from Plumber's stumble, everyone rolled well for their attacks. Unfortunately that includes the cockatrice. Thunder is fairly badly hurt and while a bandage will keep her alive, she is suffering from blood loss, shock and a concussion. Walking (or even staying conscious) could prove difficult. On the other hand, Plumber will be able to walk - albeit slowly - once his leg is bandaged.

Hector, I don't think Backlash would know much about picking locks since I doubt it's in standard guard training and her backstory doesn't justify it. Despite this, you need to figure out a way in, preferrably something subtle. Of course, if you can't think of anything then you can always use a rock, but a more creative approach would be less likely to backfire.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on July 12, 2013, 11:11:24 pm
You've gotta be kidding me... I don't want to die!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 13, 2013, 02:16:19 am
CREATIVE IS MY MIDDLE NAME!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 13, 2013, 02:56:52 am
aaaand there Plumber goes again He needs someone to cheer him up a bit or he's gonna just loose his shit for good... Though it kind of is his fault this time...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 13, 2013, 03:13:39 am
Alright Mabbz-ster of Puppets, I'm not sure how much of my wall-o-text you're okay with, so if any of it ought to be cut out just say the word and I'll edit it.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 13, 2013, 10:09:40 am
My first thought was: where did you get a leather sandal? I'll let you off for that though, it's hardly a game breaker. My second thought was: what would a pony's sandal even look like? Somehow, I can't picture it. But whatever, not important.

What is important is that a leather sandal would most likely be quite flimsy. Using it to open a fairly heavy window whilst flying means some pretty bad modifiers. I'd say a strength test at -4. So you needed a 1 or a 2 on a d20 to succeed, followed by a further d20 to see how badly you failed (or how well you succeeded, I suppose). You can roll dice here, (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/) be sure to post a link to the result along with your RP post.

You've gotta be kidding me... I don't want to die!
You won't die (assuming someone bandages you up within the next half an hour). You're not even unconscious, just in pain and rather light-headed. You could even be delirious if you want.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 13, 2013, 01:52:59 pm
Her hooves are protected by simple iron boots with leather soles and padded on the inside with cloth, excepting her left front hoof, which has only a leather sandal protecting it.

That was from my character sheet on page 15. The rest of her armor is obviously too big to carry around with her, but the sandal can be folded or rolled into a ball and kept in her pouch.

Furthermore, the sandals look sort of like this, but without the spikes and naturally without the rest of the armor. Just take the leg bits and you'll have a pretty solid idea of what it looks like:

http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Arena_Light_Raiment_%28Blue_Team%29?file=ArenaLightArmorBlue.png (http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Arena_Light_Raiment_%28Blue_Team%29?file=ArenaLightArmorBlue.png)

I can't believe you'd assume such poor craftsponyship from Backlash... I am shocked, sir, shocked and appalled! But you're right, leather is kind of a crap material when it comes to load-bearing.

EDITS UPON EDITS: I am going to die very quickly.

EVEN MORE EDITS: Nevermind, I should be okay.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 13, 2013, 02:55:49 pm
Her hooves are protected by simple iron boots with leather soles and padded on the inside with cloth, excepting her left front hoof, which has only a leather sandal protecting it.

That was from my character sheet on page 15. The rest of her armor is obviously too big to carry around with her, but the sandal can be folded or rolled into a ball and kept in her pouch.

Furthermore, the sandals look sort of like this, but without the spikes and naturally without the rest of the armor. Just take the leg bits and you'll have a pretty solid idea of what it looks like:

http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Arena_Light_Raiment_%28Blue_Team%29?file=ArenaLightArmorBlue.png (http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Arena_Light_Raiment_%28Blue_Team%29?file=ArenaLightArmorBlue.png)

I can't believe you'd assume such poor craftsponyship from Backlash... I am shocked, sir, shocked and appalled! But you're right, leather is kind of a crap material when it comes to load-bearing.
Ah... I remembered the iron boots, but I forgot the sandal. Still a -4 modifier though, sorry.

EDITS UPON EDITS: I am going to die very quickly.

EVEN MORE EDITS: Nevermind, I should be okay.
???
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 13, 2013, 02:59:39 pm
Just waiting for someone else to post so I can do the same. I've already rolled, but I forgot which way was which when it comes to the second roll. I thought I'd managed to teleport myself to the 12th plane of torment by snapping some leather.

[spoiler]1d20=10, 1d20=20 (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4129273/)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 13, 2013, 03:56:02 pm
A natural 20 means means that your attempt, while not going the way you intended, still went very well. It means that somehow, you managed to get into the warehouse, but not by levering the window open. How that works I'll leave up to you.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 15, 2013, 06:29:20 am
Since the others are taking a long time to post anything and they don't affect you anyway, feel free to double post. Or even just edit you last post to contain the result of your window opening action.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 15, 2013, 12:04:06 pm
just waiting for someone to snap Plumber out of his panic attack... Or at the least help him walk
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on July 15, 2013, 12:59:32 pm
I don't know what to do beyond 'Lie on ground delirious until help arrives...' I can't help Plumber walk and I certainly can't patch myself up...
Eh. If someone doesn't post today I'll risk the intelligence test and try it anyways.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 15, 2013, 02:58:11 pm
Edited my wall-o-text: Now with 50% more wall and text!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 16, 2013, 10:30:37 am
I don't know what to do beyond 'Lie on ground delirious until help arrives...' I can't help Plumber walk and I certainly can't patch myself up...
Eh. If someone doesn't post today I'll risk the intelligence test and try it anyways.
You could always make some daft comment that only makes sense to a delirious pony ;). If you try the intelligence test though, you get a -6 penalty.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 16, 2013, 10:47:19 am
I don't know what to do beyond 'Lie on ground delirious until help arrives...' I can't help Plumber walk and I certainly can't patch myself up...
Eh. If someone doesn't post today I'll risk the intelligence test and try it anyways.
You could always make some daft comment that only makes sense to a delirious pony ;). If you try the intelligence test though, you get a -6 penalty.
hell saying something may just jolt Plumber back to his senses
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on July 16, 2013, 04:18:06 pm
I'm so sorry, Plumber...
Also, to represent my delirium, I'm taking tests on everything I do no matter the simplicity.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 16, 2013, 04:54:51 pm
Just out of curiosity - is a natural 20 always a success and a natural 1 always a fail? So, in Thunder's case, the nut-kick would be incredibly powerful? I only ask because the die rolls can be a bit backwards sometimes, and I'd like to get some established rules down for 20s and 1s.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on July 16, 2013, 04:58:45 pm
You want to roll low when checking for success. (If your strength is, say, 4, you need to roll 4 or lower.) The second roll determines effectiveness and that's when you want to roll high. I just wanted to see if it was strong at all though, so I only rolled the once.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 16, 2013, 05:28:13 pm
Just out of curiosity - is a natural 20 always a success and a natural 1 always a fail? So, in Thunder's case, the nut-kick would be incredibly powerful? I only ask because the die rolls can be a bit backwards sometimes, and I'd like to get some established rules down for 20s and 1s.
You want to roll low when checking for success. (If your strength is, say, 4, you need to roll 4 or lower.) The second roll determines effectiveness and that's when you want to roll high. I just wanted to see if it was strong at all though, so I only rolled the once.
Waaaghpower is correct. I will also add that a nat 1 is an auto pass and a nat 20 is an auto fail on the first dice. Having said that, you probably still should have rolled the second dice for those tests. Don't worry about it though.

I'm so sorry, Plumber...
Also, to represent my delirium, I'm taking tests on everything I do no matter the simplicity.
You keep on accidentally attacking him for no reason, and I find this amusing. You know what else would be amusing considering the location? Interpreting that failed strength test as Thunder being able to do nothing more powerful than a caress :o. I'll leave that up to you ;).
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on July 16, 2013, 10:27:38 pm
Mabbz, what have you done to my character...

*Spoken like halsey in Reach*
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 16, 2013, 10:33:59 pm
Very little. You're just an accessory to breaking and entering now ;). But you're working with the royal guard, so that's not biggy.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on July 17, 2013, 05:40:41 am
Well, I was only really saying that because of that part where you had me worry and ask if backlash was okay, but I dont actually care all that much
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 17, 2013, 07:36:47 am
I assumed you would check on anyone that just crashed through a window, regardless of your opinions of them. I apologise if I was incorrect.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 17, 2013, 03:32:41 pm
Prime is appalled that you would assume Anatalia cares about the well-being of other ponies.  ;)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on July 17, 2013, 08:13:49 pm
Well, I mean she does care, but like everything else, not explicitly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 20, 2013, 02:21:00 pm
sorry about delay I've been slammed with work this week I will post upon my return from shitty job this evening
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 20, 2013, 04:53:08 pm
Whereas I have no excuse for not giving Hector an update beyond mild writer's block :-[. Doing it now.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 21, 2013, 09:24:12 am
Well, that could have gone better. Backlash is hidden for the moment, but you might want to come up with a plan.

As for Rose, you have a few choices. You can try and fight your way out, which will be tricky considering your current situation. You can try and talk your way out, which will require good roleplaying and a failed intelligence test for Cloud Storage to work. Or you can surrender, and wait for a better opportunity. Or do anything else you can think of.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on July 21, 2013, 01:12:54 pm
Hey all, I will be off the grid for the next weekish and won't be able to post, really sorry! Mabbz, can you take control of Pale if necessary to move the story along.

Cheers
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 21, 2013, 06:12:46 pm
I'm not sure if Backlash needed a second roll to figure out how to throw her voice, but I rolled for INT because it's a fairly simple trick if reasoned out but not one I would have expected her to know already.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 21, 2013, 09:05:00 pm
There's a pretty big difference between working out how to do something and getting it right first time. Normally that'd mean a significant penalty for the test, probably -6. Since you passed anyway, that means you pulled off the throwing your voice. It doesn't mean you escape however, as first I'm going to test to see if Fog Dancer falls for it, then I'll roll some agility tests for escaping. I'll post that now.

Oh, it's nice to be able to say this to someone else by the way: you got a gender wrong ;). Fog Dancer is female.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 21, 2013, 10:30:24 pm
Wow, I totally misread that post - I thought Dancer had come in via the front door instead of the office door. Son of a bitch.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 22, 2013, 01:39:57 am
I briefly thought about asking you if you were sure about your escape plan, but I figured it was possible that Backlash didn't realise the door would still be locked. In the end I just gave her a generous modifier for working it out (if I hadn't given her the modifier, she wouldn't have realised the door was still locked until she tried to open it).

It's 2:25am here, so I'm not going to try and come up with Dancer's reaction to finding you supposedly cowering in fear. That kind of roleplaying can wait until morning. Plus it hopefully lets Prime contribute.

Out of idle curiosity is Backlash a lesbian? I'm assuming so, since Playcolt magazine is the equivalent of Playboy magazine and I'm fairly sure that's aimed at men (I've never actually seen one). If she is (or even if she's not), I dare you to try and flirt your way out ;). I can tell you now you have a better chance of fighting your way out, but this ways more fun.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 22, 2013, 02:22:28 am
I didn't particularly feel like explicitly setting up her sexuality in her backstory, because she's supposed to be chaotic. Whatever works, works, and she doesn't question it. Playcolt's probably pretty high-quality anyway. Sexuality is just another one of those things - like words - that can be used to her advantage. It's not set in stone at all.

I'm not sure if I'm going to try and flirt my way out. On one hand it would be hilarious, on the other I don't think Backlash would actually do that. We'll see tomorrow...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 22, 2013, 10:21:39 pm
Since I have control of Pale temporarily, I used him to try and move group 1 (as I have decided to call you) on a bit. It might be a good idea to do something with Plumber's leg and Thunder will need at least a few hours rest before she's fit to walk, but in theory you could be out of the forest by noon (if you can figure out how to move Thunder).

I haven't posted anything for group 2 yet, as I want to check something with Prime first. I apologise for the delay, I hope it won't last too long.

In the meantime, I'm thinking of making some artwork for this. I was thinking a picture of group one fighting timberwolves or some kind of movie poster, but I'm open to suggestions.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 22, 2013, 10:48:36 pm
Take your time, Mabbz Monster Mansion. Better for it to be well-written than quickly-written.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on July 22, 2013, 11:07:48 pm
Since I have control of Pale temporarily, I used him to try and move group 1 (as I have decided to call you) on a bit. It might be a good idea to do something with Plumber's leg and Thunder will need at least a few hours rest before she's fit to walk, but in theory you could be out of the forest by noon (if you can figure out how to move Thunder).
Whadya think the wings are for? Decoration?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 22, 2013, 11:19:50 pm
No, but the reason you aren't walking right now is because you are exhausted from the fight, mildly concussed and light-headed from blood loss. You probably could walk, but you'd be weaving all over the place and fall over a lot. Not ideal when you have a good few hours walk to reach the edge of the forest. Flying would probably be even worse.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 27, 2013, 08:36:12 pm
I figured I needed to post something to kick start this after the crash, so group 1 is out of the forest and group 2 is... not currently getting into a fight, which is a good thing. If we're lucky, you might all meet up soon.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 27, 2013, 11:40:22 pm
so i'm assuming we stopped to get my abandoned gear?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 27, 2013, 11:44:28 pm
As tempting as it is to have you all have to go back for it now, yes, you did take all your stuff with you.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 27, 2013, 11:50:30 pm
How was the bluff check done? I thought about a Charisma stat - would that be Magic or Intelligence? Also, for whom were the dice rolled? 10 means a success I'm guessing, but doesn't 1 mean I bucked it up?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 27, 2013, 11:51:19 pm
As tempting as it is to have you all have to go back for it now, yes, you did take all your stuff with you.
well I was going to post about going back to get it the day the forum went out
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 27, 2013, 11:59:50 pm
How was the bluff check done? I thought about a Charisma stat - would that be Magic or Intelligence? Also, for whom were the dice rolled? 10 means a success I'm guessing, but doesn't 1 mean I bucked it up?
As a rule, bluffing depends on the intelligence of the character you are trying to fool. The dice roll was an intelligence test and the 10 was a failure in this case (modifiers were involved).
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 28, 2013, 12:05:40 am
(modifiers were involved).

It's because Backlash's so damn cute ain't it?  ;)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 28, 2013, 12:31:11 am
(modifiers were involved).

It's because Backlash's so damn cute ain't it?  ;)
Sure, we'll go with that :shifty:

/me reads Hector's latest RP post.

So, to be clear: you are attempting to trick a pony clever enough to be involved in the theft of arguably the most valuable items in the world from some of the most powerful creatures in the world by claiming to be so obsessed with a softcore porn magazine that you broke into a warehouse to get it? And your effectively also claiming to have somehow convinced somepony else to help you with that? I think I'll have to roll some more bluff checks probably with something like a -100 modifier for ridiculousness and a +100 modifier for being so stupid that no one would ever try to lie about it. I'll post something when I work out the exact rolls I'm going to have to do.

Also I'd rather wait to see if Anna has something to say at this point (or just stares in disbelief; you can post in character without actually having your character do something). If PrimeNumber doesn't post in the next day or so I'll assume he's not going to.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 28, 2013, 12:33:21 am
I never said Backlash was sane.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 28, 2013, 12:42:42 am
I never said Backlash was sane.
Neither did I. That said, the "no one would be that nuts" approach would probably be quite effective when used on someone that's worried about being caught by the royal guard. Maybe Backlash actually is sane, if slightly unorthodox.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 28, 2013, 12:49:34 am
You'll never know, and neither will she.  :derp:
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on July 28, 2013, 02:30:49 pm
Uh, mabbz, I was caught and tackled on the floor, I can't really react...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 28, 2013, 04:16:15 pm
You were half led, half dragged into the warehouse by Cloud Storage. The four of you are now together :)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 29, 2013, 10:59:01 pm
Your mission is complete. It wasn't a stunning success, but it wasn't a complete failure. While you somehow managed to bluff your way out of the situation, you didn't get any particularly useful information either, aside from the contents of the diary (which is written in shorthoof and might have something helpful in it, or it might be useless. Hazy might be able to tell you more). All things considered, that could have gone a whole lot worse.

Also I just realized that the three NPC's I've introduced so far (Cloud, Fog and Hazy) all seem to be following a theme with there names names. Weird.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on July 29, 2013, 11:05:49 pm
WARNING: Might be loud depending on your volume settings.

http://hydra-images.cursecdn.com/dota2.gamepedia.com/0/0a/Dkseer_firstblood_02.mp3 (http://hydra-images.cursecdn.com/dota2.gamepedia.com/0/0a/Dkseer_firstblood_02.mp3)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 31, 2013, 05:15:34 pm
So... what are you going to do now? Head back to the safe house? Try to find Hazy? Hide somewhere and try to sneak back in? Laugh about your miraculous escape?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on July 31, 2013, 09:12:52 pm
Just got caught up on what has been happening...
Wow.
So is Backlash a Filly Fiddler than?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 31, 2013, 09:39:07 pm
To quote Hector:
I didn't particularly feel like explicitly setting up her sexuality in her backstory, because she's supposed to be chaotic. Whatever works, works, and she doesn't question it. Playcolt's probably pretty high-quality anyway. Sexuality is just another one of those things - like words - that can be used to her advantage. It's not set in stone at all.

I'm not sure if I'm going to try and flirt my way out. On one hand it would be hilarious, on the other I don't think Backlash would actually do that. We'll see tomorrow...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on July 31, 2013, 10:08:41 pm
I read that, I just wanted an excuse to use the phrase 'Filly Fiddler.'
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 02, 2013, 09:02:57 am
Well, Pale hasn't posted yet but with Thunder practically falling asleep I guess that's a majority for staying still. Set up camp and I'll do you a story post to get you on your way. Canterlot (and a non-split party) awaits.

Backlash and Anna have about an hour or so to wait until Hazy gets back, so I'll hold off posting anything for you until I write the story post for the other group, mostly in case Backlash wants to react to Anna locking herself in a room. Or she could just read her new magazine while she waits, either way is good.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 02, 2013, 01:47:36 pm
I vote for staying put. I'd say that in character, but I'm asleep.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on August 03, 2013, 05:54:42 am
Hey all, sorry for the long silence. Work study has been occupying almost all of my time, but I will try and post a little more regularly from now on.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 05, 2013, 10:23:13 pm
I figured I'd give a small update so we aren't focusing solely on Backlash and Anna. Hazy is there if you want to include him, but he's happy to let Backlash talk with Anna (partly because he isn't great at socialising and partly because your the players so I figured it'd be better to let you resolve this rather than having an NPC try it). Include him or ignore him at your discretion.

Incidentally Prime, how much you heard of Hazy and Backlash's discussion is up to you. Whatever you can work with best.

As for the other group, I know this is another uneventful post for you, I've left it here because your group is already about 6 hours ahead of the other two (for team Everfree it's around sunset, while for the Canterlot Duo it's closer to noon). You can either use this post for socialising, or if you have nothing to say to each other you can just wait for my next post. I'm afraid I have to go slow for you so I can sync up your time with that of the others.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 08, 2013, 09:59:41 pm
I suggest someone copy the raw data of posts before the forum crashes again in case we have to move to sorcks backup
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 08, 2013, 10:33:46 pm
I have the vast majority of my posts (that is, any post with rolls, or more than about 5 lines) saved in a word document, as well as the ruled and a character sheet with all PC info except bios and pictures. That's enough for me to write a summary at least in the event of a crash.

Come to think of it, at the begining I said I might edit this whole thing into a proper story and post it on fimfiction.net, didn't I? If I do that then restoring lost parts of the RP would simply mean copy-pasting from there.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 08, 2013, 10:45:22 pm
Every time 2S goes down I worry. "What if it doesn't come back? Then how will I get my D&D pone fix? WAT DO!?"

These are actually actual thoughts from my actual head. DON'T EVER LEAVE ME AGAIN, 2S!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 08, 2013, 10:50:50 pm
2S does have a backup server (http://ssphere.sorck.net/ (http://ssphere.sorck.net/)), but it's about a month behind us in terms of posts so we can't really RP there (Sorck is trying to get a better backup system in place). I do check it when the forum is down though, so you can reach me there if you need to. There's also the facebook group, which is useful for finding out what the problem is and when it's likely to be fixed.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 09, 2013, 09:13:10 am
Quote
Backlash sat back on her hind legs, propping her head up on one hoof, brow furrowed in contemplation. "That sounds too easy"
Didn't you say that about the warehouse break in? Do you really think I'm going to make any of this straight forward? ;)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 09, 2013, 12:06:55 pm
Do you really think I'm going to make any of this straight forward? ;)

...Yes. Which reminds me, somehow; Backlash needs a new sandal.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 09, 2013, 12:22:15 pm
You put your sandal back on after breaking through the window. I assume it's still more or less in one piece, though if you want to repair it while Hazy reads the diary and Anna composes herself that's fine.

Do you really think I'm going to make any of this straight forward? ;)
...Yes.
Even if I do, I expect you'll find a way to complicate things ::). But seriously though, it's an unstable abandoned mineshaft with an unguarded entrance outside the city and an as yet unknown number of hostile. And that's just the obvious aspects of it.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 10, 2013, 03:04:21 pm
PrimeNumber, Hazy is going to try and decrypt the diary (which may take an hour or two), and then leave to find Backlash. If Anna doesn't come out before he goes, he'll leave her at the safe house. If she wants to leave the room, she'll have to do so of her own initiative; Hazy's not going to check on her before leaving. If she decides to stay, let me know here so I can move the story along. I don't want to accidentally rob you of the chance to post.

Oh, and just a reminder that you can post without performing any actions or dialogue. A quick peek into Anna's thoughts right now could be interesting, if your up to it :) :)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on August 11, 2013, 03:48:53 am
Oh, and just a reminder that you can post without performing any actions or dialogue. A quick peek into Anna's thoughts right now could be interesting, if your up to it :) :)

 :facepalm001:... Why did I never do this in the first place...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 11, 2013, 11:53:56 am
Hooray! Everyone is synced up, which means my next story post will most likely be you lot all finally meeting. I've left it for now partly so that you can wake up yourselves (mostly because I need to know if Rose is feeling any better this morning) and partly because I want to go get my lunch :pie:
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 11, 2013, 01:25:58 pm
DAMN IT BACKLASH USE THE CARD CATALOG!

I guess years of living alone in the forest make navigating a library fairly impossible...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 11, 2013, 02:24:04 pm
You found plenty of books that mentioned the mines, it's just that none of them had anything useful in them.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 13, 2013, 06:12:46 pm
So, now what? Please forgive my impatience, I'm a bit of a compulsive F5-er.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 13, 2013, 11:04:25 pm
Well, I'm kinda waiting for PrimeNumber to let me know how Anna's going feel in the morning. If he doesn't post soon, I'll make an assumption. And I know your're and F5-er, I check who's online (http://secondsphere.org/index.php?action=who) a lot and regularly see you ;)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on August 14, 2013, 08:20:56 am
Oh, you're waiting one me? I was actually waiting for you guys...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 14, 2013, 08:57:16 pm
Based on my regular checking of who's online, I think Hector's F5 key will break if I don't post soon, so I'm just gonna be vague about Anna and write an update. Prepare to finally meet each other.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 14, 2013, 09:10:22 pm
I actually just leave the tabs for this and the RP thread open constantly, refreshing the page every so often to check for posts. If there was an automatic updates button I'd use it.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 14, 2013, 10:04:07 pm
Well, that was a short post. My mind just sort of blanked on how exactly to write that meeting, so I'm mostly going to let you lot do it.

I actually just leave the tabs for this and the RP thread open constantly, refreshing the page every so often to check for posts. If there was an automatic updates button I'd use it.
Yeah, I do that too.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 14, 2013, 10:41:22 pm
Backlash, Hazy and Anna awoke around seven the following morning. Neither of the stallions had known what to say, and Anna...

looooooooool
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 14, 2013, 10:43:47 pm
DAMNIT! Fixed.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 15, 2013, 01:53:33 am
well the parties finally meet.. One much more worse for the wear [edit] now i'm getting impatient
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 17, 2013, 03:55:34 pm
It's like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ_dOL_dbjE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ_dOL_dbjE)

But for three days instead of five minutes.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 17, 2013, 08:46:26 pm
I was kinda hoping you lot would start discussing what you would do next and the like on your own, but since half of you haven't posted Hazy will step in to move things along.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 17, 2013, 09:17:13 pm
I've PM'd Walrus Man and Minrat. I was waiting on their replies before I reacted to Waaagh or KoM, but this will have to do for the sake of 'not taking ages.'
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 17, 2013, 09:27:08 pm
In hindsight, I should have called Hazy "Plot Device". Perhaps if I need to replace him later on...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 17, 2013, 09:31:16 pm
And he'll have a sister named Plot Hole.

Eh? Eh? That's like a three-for-one!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 17, 2013, 09:47:12 pm
 :facepalm001:

I'm tempted to bring in a character called Wall Breaker. The name runs in the family, so he is Wall Breaker IV. I stole him from a hilarious fanfic.

We're going to start coming up with ridiculous names now, aren't we?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 17, 2013, 09:49:54 pm
Backlash had left his equipment

Also: What's the fanfic called?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 17, 2013, 09:55:48 pm
Backlash had left his equipment
... again? I am meticulous with spelling and grammar, but somehow I always slip up on genders. I think my subconscious is doing it on purpose to make me look bad.

Also: What's the fanfic called?
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/56849/the-god-squad (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/56849/the-god-squad). It's complete, and has an incomplete sequel.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 18, 2013, 12:42:14 am
I was waiting for patent or pale to say something
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on August 19, 2013, 09:53:24 am
HI all, sorry for the silence. I swear I will have time to post properly tomorrow! If I can't sort my time management out I will have to pull out, but here's hoping it won't come to that. :derp:
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 19, 2013, 05:36:18 pm
Apologies for not posting a lot. My current connection is slower than a concussed pegasus. Will try and post tonight.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Minrat on August 20, 2013, 08:25:40 am
Sorry for not posting-I completely missed the post where we met and had no idea what was going on for a bit-will post now.

EDIT:which of the NPC's are earth ponies?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 20, 2013, 09:13:24 am
Hazy is a unicorn, Cloud Storage is an earth pony and Fog Dancer is a pegasus. You haven't actually been told about the latter two yet, but if you want to put something like "Hazy quickly summarized everything that they had done so far" then that's fine. As a friendly NPC, you are allowed to make Hazy perform minor tasks like that without asking.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 20, 2013, 03:41:20 pm
As it is, everypony is coming into the mines except possibly Rose. Prime, I originally said you were going back because 1) I assumed that's what she would do in this situation and 2) she could show the others the way to the safe house. If you wan't to stick around for this mission, let me know either in character or out. Otherwise I'll assume you left.

I'll leave it for a little while to make sure everyone has a chance to choose, then I'll make a post in which Backlash returns and we enter the mines. I'll probably have the groups fill each other in en route to the mine entrance, so everypony will know everything that's happened so far. I won't go into details in my post so if you want to know anything specific (either because you've forgotten and can't find the info or because your character hasn't had the opportunity to say anything until now), just ask either here or in character.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 20, 2013, 05:13:15 pm
LOOKIT ALL THESE POSTS

DAS WHAT I'M TALKIN' BOUT
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on August 20, 2013, 05:49:05 pm
Well, Mabbz, I already turned around to lead everyone to the safehouse, and yes, you assumed right, I'm going to cower in fear, going to the safehouse
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 20, 2013, 06:34:10 pm
Ah Hazy, it was all supposed to be simple. Gather a team with the required talents, get the job done. How did it get so complex so fast?

Yes, it is possible that I'm projecting a bit here. I can't fault any of you for roleplaying but I'm having difficulty determining if this RP is fun when some of the characters are so unhappy. Somehow I seem to be running the most dysfunctional My Little Pony based RP ever, and I'm worried that I'm doing something wrong. As such I have to ask: is there anything you think I could do to improve Dusk and Dawn?

Also, how did I only just notice that Dusk and Dawn abbreviated is D&D ::)?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 20, 2013, 07:10:04 pm
No Mabbz Jack, it's good. You're allowing the characters to act and react fluidly, while creating a sense of depth and interpersonal problems - but you're not even creating them, you're leaving them dynamic. You're doing a great job.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 20, 2013, 07:15:06 pm
Just FYI, Thunder isn't distrustful or mad with anyone, just contemptuous. She thinks they're a lot of idiots, racists, and perverts. (She also doesn't think she's traumatized by the experience. She's tough, she can handle it. Right? (No.)(Yes, this will probably lead to later PTSD groin-kicking freakouts.)))
And I'm having a ton of shadenfruedic fun.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 20, 2013, 07:16:56 pm
I'm enjoying myself a lot though writing for plumber is somewhat depressing at times I think it's a ton of fun  ;D
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 20, 2013, 07:50:11 pm
That's all good then. In that case, take my worry as a compliment; your acting is convincing enough that it's making me nervous IRL ;)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 20, 2013, 11:46:00 pm
not to mention hazy read my character quite well... Plumber is pretty much nothing but guilt and depression, now he really needs a friend :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 21, 2013, 04:27:08 pm
Basically, I didn't want the hassle of coming up with prices for everything, so I'm giving you unlimited funds on the condition that you don't go overboard and can justify whatever you want to buy. Restocking on bandages and buying new weapons is fine, but trying to buy a million crossbow bolts or Princess Celestia's personal enchanted warhammer Sunbringer is not.

I could give you a set amount of money and price everything, but I don't want shopping to clog up this RP.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 21, 2013, 07:14:05 pm
I assume there is a legal drinking age? If not I will edit.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 21, 2013, 07:33:09 pm
How old, in human terms, is Thunder? I sort of assumed you were all adults, so I never even considered the legal drinking age.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 21, 2013, 08:05:25 pm
How old, in human terms, is Thunder? I sort of assumed you were all adults, so I never even considered the legal drinking age.
Approximately 18, give or take. I think I said 17 as a joke when the whole 'Sexual assault of a minor' bit came up, so I guess 17.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 21, 2013, 09:32:13 pm
For the record, I'm not going to bring myself back to the group - I'll leave that to Mabbzdark/Hazy.

Just in case you guys cared about me which I'm pretty sure you don't at least not at this particular moment but maybe in general so yeah there we go
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 21, 2013, 10:31:29 pm
How old, in human terms, is Thunder? I sort of assumed you were all adults, so I never even considered the legal drinking age.
Approximately 18, give or take. I think I said 17 as a joke when the whole 'Sexual assault of a minor' bit came up, so I guess 17.
Ok. Well, I'm going to arbitrarily decide that the drinking age isn't strictly enforced in Equestria. As a rule, a young pony can drink if their parents let them, almost regardless of age. Taverns won't serve ponies under 18 usually, but it's mostly because they don't want angry parents yelling at them so they have no problem with adults buying drinks for younger ponies. To be honest, at 17 Thunder would probably get served unless she looks particularly young or troublesome.

For the record, I'm not going to bring myself back to the group - I'll leave that to Mabbzdark/Hazy.

Just in case you guys cared about me which I'm pretty sure you don't at least not at this particular moment but maybe in general so yeah there we go
That was basically what I had planned anyway. Unfortunately there may be a slight delay on the next update, as I have referred uni coursework due in on Friday that I need to get done. I promise the update by Saturday evening at the latest.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 21, 2013, 11:12:05 pm
Well she doesn't look particularly young, (How do you tell, anyways?) Though she's clearly not above 18, so Iit's good there's like, what, 6 ponies to pass as her parents?
Troublesome, however... That'll depend on how rowdy she's feeling after the cave diving.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 24, 2013, 09:48:04 am
A hot meal? Wish granted. I also figured this might be a good way for us to get to know all the characters a bit better. If you want to, you can take this opportunity to have random conversations, talk about yourselves or discuss the latest hoofball season. If you can't think of anything to say, you could always just give us a snapshot of your character's thoughts and mention what food they've ordered.

Alternatively if you want me to just get on with the story and send you into the mines already, say so here. I'll go with the majority, since I hadn't planned on doing this anyway.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 24, 2013, 10:59:44 am
<3 <3 <3

Also REJOICE for the DM has RETURNED!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 24, 2013, 12:10:22 pm
Well, that was a longer post than I was expecting. Interesting read too. Also, I'm quite surprised at how an MLP adventure somehow came to include so much sexual content. I think there's actually more here than in any of the other RPs on this site :P. I'm not sure if I should be amused or horrified.

Probably gonna go with amused. It's a fuzzier feeling.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 24, 2013, 02:04:47 pm
Don't pretend you don't like it. :P

In all seriousness though, no reason to leave out anything that might serve as an interesting characterization point. I like my characters like I like my pools: deep and mostly transparent. Some things should remain obscured for the sake of (again) characterization or plot, but for the most part you want to keep everyone in the loop. It's like reading a story told by 6 or 7 different people.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 24, 2013, 02:25:22 pm
Oh, in all seriousness, I'm loving it ;). Deep characters and genuine roleplay are way more interesting than just a group of people going spelunking for the sake of treasure. Besides, I've read pony fanfics with way more sexual content than this, some of which are amongst my favourite stories ever (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/28239/the-life-and-times-of-a-winning-pony).
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 24, 2013, 04:12:29 pm
Rawr. I'll have a post up within 13 hours. Hector, I imagine that we'll have some fun together as long as you avoid being rapey-mind-controlled. (I did just have a traumatic experience that'll turn me off from dem colts after all.)
Rawr.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 24, 2013, 08:45:05 pm
I suppose it would behoove me to say that if there are any minor details anyone else wants changed (like seating arrangement) I'll edit my post so as to make everything work together.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 25, 2013, 04:39:22 pm
now we play the waiting for posts game
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 25, 2013, 08:17:17 pm
There, something for Plumber to do while we wait for the others to make an appearance. I doubt Hazy can make Plumber back into the cheerful drunk he was at the beginning of the story, but he give it a go anyway.

EDIT: I've just started transfering all posts to a word document so I can keep a backup and edit them into a proper story. I've done five pages of the RP thread, and it's come to 18 pages of A4 so far. It's likely going to be over 50 by the time I get it up to date. Not bad going, all things considered.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 26, 2013, 02:32:10 am
Hey, nice work, Mabbzsters of the Universe. I look forward to reading it!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 26, 2013, 04:59:52 am
post is up and man is it depressing. Good luck to hazy trying to get plumber back to the cheerful happy pony he was
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 26, 2013, 09:47:53 am
post is up and man is it depressing. Good luck to hazy trying to get plumber back to the cheerful happy pony he was
Well, I've given it a shot. Let's see how this goes.

Hey, nice work, Mabbzsters of the Universe. I look forward to reading it!
I finished page 8 of the RP thread before getting bored. It'll take a while before I finish the copy-pasting, and a lot longer to edit it into a coherent story, but when I do I'll put it on Fimfiction.net and post up a link here.

Thunder made a point of sitting next to one of her winged kin. A female pegasus were infinitely preferable to the crop of fools she had been dealing with before. Hazy wouldn't have been too bad, but she was glowering at him for not letting them get cider.
"I'm Thunder Bolt," she said to Anna, trying to strike up conversation. "Flight extraordinaire. So you'll be accompanying us on our cave trip?"
Anna had not said a word the entire time, she didn't even make eye contact with anyone, all she did was listen in horror, still wondering why she accepted, if she even had much of a choice, slowly eating her simple salad, staring at the table, remaining as quiet and invisible as she possibly could.
Prime, I think you missed Thunder asking you a direct question, unless you just tried to ignore her.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 26, 2013, 04:52:11 pm
post up.. Let's see what happens
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on August 26, 2013, 05:22:02 pm
Ah, crap, I completely missed it... Yeah, I have no choice but to say i was distracted and didn't realise he was speaking to me
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 26, 2013, 05:35:49 pm
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/209/0/5/friendship_advice_by_julianwilbury-d58y1vq.png) this is how I will imagine Hazy from now on
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 26, 2013, 06:27:52 pm
So I just tried to draw a picture (using powerpoint) of Plumber and Hazy in the restroom, and I have learnt a valuable lesson. Drawing a mane from the front when all I have to go on is a side view is hard.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on August 26, 2013, 07:21:08 pm
Ah, crap, I completely missed it... Yeah, I have no choice but to say i was distracted and didn't realise he was speaking to me
He? Excuuuuse me?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 26, 2013, 07:24:24 pm
So I just tried to draw a picture (using powerpoint) of Plumber and Hazy in the restroom, and I have learnt a valuable lesson. Drawing a mane from the front when all I have to go on is a side view is hard.

Using... Powerpoint?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 26, 2013, 10:46:02 pm
So I just tried to draw a picture (using powerpoint) of Plumber and Hazy in the restroom, and I have learnt a valuable lesson. Drawing a mane from the front when all I have to go on is a side view is hard.

Using... Powerpoint?
Autoshapes are surprising versatile, and I don't have any other software. It's either Powerpoint, Word or Paint. Here's a background pony called Sea Swirl, courtesy of me and Powerpoint:
[spoiler](http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/200/6/b/sea_swirl_by_mabbz-d6e500n.png)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 26, 2013, 11:02:54 pm
Oh wow, that's actually quite good. Kudos for making the best of otherwise not-optimal software!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 28, 2013, 11:18:18 pm
Right, that was fun, but it looks like people are running out of things to say so I'll start the dungeon crawl scouting mission at some point tomorrow unless another conversation crops up.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on August 29, 2013, 01:06:14 am
So I just tried to draw a picture (using powerpoint) of Plumber and Hazy in the restroom, and I have learnt a valuable lesson. Drawing a mane from the front when all I have to go on is a side view is hard.

Using... Powerpoint?
Autoshapes are surprising versatile, and I don't have any other software. It's either Powerpoint, Word or Paint. Here's a background pony called Sea Swirl, courtesy of me and Powerpoint:
[spoiler](http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/200/6/b/sea_swirl_by_mabbz-d6e500n.png)[/spoiler]

You made that in powerpoint? that's very impressive, it's certainly not the medium I would have chosen.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 30, 2013, 12:08:13 pm
Hmmm I haven't had Plumber get covered in random bodily fluids in a while...  :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 30, 2013, 12:33:52 pm
Hmmm I haven't had Plumber get covered in random bodily fluids in a while...  :P
Hmmm I haven't thrown a random encounter at you in a while...  ;)

So, are you all done with the conversations? I haven't posted yet because Backlash was trying to talk to Patent, but since that seems to have fallen flat (unsurprisingly) I'll post this evening.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 30, 2013, 07:11:40 pm
Nopony likes her  :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Gd9OhYroLN0#t=26 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Gd9OhYroLN0#t=26)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 30, 2013, 11:44:56 pm
At leat shes not borderline suicidally depressed
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 31, 2013, 06:21:53 am
I apologise, but there will be a delay due to a combination of a trip to london and Civilisation IV. Update on sunday morning, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on August 31, 2013, 06:26:27 am
WE SHALL FAITHFULLY AWAIT THE RETURN OF OUR GLORIOUS LEADER
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 01, 2013, 04:00:41 am
So who here played the Android/Ipod phone app?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 01, 2013, 04:03:30 am
The Gameloft one? Not I, why?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 01, 2013, 05:26:03 am
You can get bonus points by adding friends. ;)
It's a mediocre-decent game, but the amount of fan-favorite background characters included make it pretty fun. (You can get Vinyl Scra- Ahem, 'DJ Pon-3', the Big Lebowski-esque pony, Trixie, etc. and Derpy hides in a cardboard box somewhere on the map.)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 01, 2013, 05:55:20 am
SERIOUS MODE ACTIVATED

I always thought Vinyl Scratch was her birth name, and DJ Pon-3 was her stage name. That's how I cram both of them in my headcanon, and I'm 90% sure it was on some officially licensed thing anyway.

SERIOUS MODE DEACTIVATED

butts
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 01, 2013, 10:13:23 am
I don't know if all of you can access it, but there is a thread for general MLP discussion here (http://secondsphere.org/index.php?topic=553.0) which would be better suited for discussing the gameloft game. I'm not especially bothered, but I thought I should mention it. As for Vinyl/Pon3, I think most people share your headcanon Hector.



In other news, I'm writing up the next update now. Here's something to look at while I write: your map. Oh, I should probably mention that your objective is roughly north, and that while I have most of your route mapped out there are side tunnels that can be explored. I'll be randomly generating most side passages though, so the caves are potentially infinite. So please don't try to explore them all, as I'll have to draw them all :P
[spoiler=Map](http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/244/e/b/map_of_the_crystal_caves_by_mabbz-d6kkg5u.png)[/spoiler]

edit: I seem indecisive about Hazy's name. Apparently I changed it from Hazy Image at one point to Hazy Answer on the map without even realising it. I don't suppose it matters though, since everyone just refers to him as Hazy.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 01, 2013, 06:19:29 pm
It is in fact off-limits to me. The hell?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 01, 2013, 07:14:45 pm
The Enclave (the section of the forum for most non warhammer related stuff) is off limits to new members. I can't remember what the requirements are for access, though. I think it's either 250 posts, 1 karma or both.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 01, 2013, 08:22:19 pm
And yet, here I am.

Please don't tell the mods D:
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 01, 2013, 09:43:26 pm
Oh, the RP board is open to everyone since there are some warhammer related RPs (I'm playing in one) because it's in the "Enclave" section. "The Enclave" is a board in the "Enclave" section, along with "Online Roleplaying" and "Serious Debate and Discussion" :-\. It's actually kinda confusing, I might suggest a change to one of the admins.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on September 03, 2013, 10:20:00 pm
Question, how well lit is this mine?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 03, 2013, 11:10:14 pm
At the moment, the light level is dim but not too bad, like a room with the curtains drawn during the day. Of course, it's likely to get darker further in but I've given all of you lamps and the unicorns can use their horns if necessary. Other factors may come in later. Something to remember, I'm not contradicting the show at this stage (I won't do that unless I really have to), so maybe rewatching "A Canterlot Wedding" part two would give you some clues as to what I intend to do.

Now then, which way will you go? There is more than one correct path, since even if you stumble into randomly generated terrain there's a fair chance it's go back to the main route eventually. And of course, splitting up is always an option.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 04, 2013, 12:32:34 am
Waiting either a few days or until someone else inputs so I'm not always the first to respond.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 04, 2013, 07:58:56 am
tired now post will go up on wakefullness
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 05, 2013, 03:19:52 pm
Sorry, Mabbz, I didn't realize until after I posted how much Map Generation you'll have to do...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 05, 2013, 08:13:26 pm
No problem. I sort of assumed you were going to split up at some point anyway. I wasn't expecting splitting into four groups (I expected two or three), but that's no problem. There will be more junctions later, and it should be more or less impossible for you to explore the entire cave network. I'm making most of the map up as I go anyway so a bit more map generation isn't a big deal.

As for group selection... I could rig the drawing of lots, I roll for it randomly, or I could get Hazy to point out that this is an important mission and teams should be selected based on effectiveness, not chance. At this stage, I don't know which to pick. Thoughts?

And finally, PrimeNumber. This dungeon crawl could take a long time, but Anna is not forgotten. I'll give her something to do at soon.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 06, 2013, 11:28:58 pm
So I went for a mostly random chance selection, with the exception of not putting Thunder and Plumber together. There was no way Hazy would do that after hearing the story of Discord's temple. Now who goes where?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 08, 2013, 01:38:56 pm
I think I've pretty much worn out things to post until someone else does now... hurry up guys :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 08, 2013, 11:07:21 pm
To speed things up, I'm going to send everyone one their way soon. Unless anyone posts anything different, Thunder and Pale will go down the eastern passage (furthest from Plumber :P), Hazy will go down the southwest (least likely to lead anywhere plot relevant) and Patent will go north (the only one left). If there are any objections, you have until my next post to raise them. I will probably post within the next 12 hours.

Oh, and I probably wont cover what happens to Hazy, since he isn't as important to the plot as you guys. That way I don't have to generate his section of the map or write anything for him.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 08, 2013, 11:43:20 pm
I probably wont cover what happens to Hazy

RIP
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 09, 2013, 12:10:30 am
Oh, I won't kill him offscreen. If I did that, you'd probably spend ages looking for him :P. If he dies, it'll either be a tragic badass moment like Gandalf versus the Balrog, or a silly moment like having him tempt fate and instantly get struck by lightning.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 09, 2013, 02:16:39 am
He dies from malnutrition after we skip too many 'eating' scenes.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 09, 2013, 02:41:17 am
I don't want to post until Pale does, so he doesn't get completely behind on what's happening...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 09, 2013, 11:20:32 am
Well, I don't really want the more active players to have to wait... Once you've actually split up it ceases to be an issue. So I'll just write an update for Backlash and Plumber for now, to give the others a chance to catch up.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 11, 2013, 07:18:50 am
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/136/f/6/mlp_whiningarmor_by_dm29-d65j9wz.png) someooooone poooooooost!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 11, 2013, 10:25:29 am
I'm not waiting forever for people to post. Everyone gets an update, even Anna.



Also... ROLL CALL!

Everyone please make a single post here, even if it's just to say you've seen this. I want to make sure we haven't lost anyone.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 11, 2013, 12:16:41 pm
I'm here! I'll post later today, maybe, we'll see. Maybe tomorrow. I dunno.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on September 11, 2013, 12:38:11 pm
Sorry for the silence guys, work and uni have claimed most of my attention I didn't realise I had been that long without posting!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 11, 2013, 02:49:26 pm
I'm always here, unless I'm asleep or in the bathroom. Or not at home, but only sometimes.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Minrat on September 12, 2013, 02:14:51 am
Here
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 12, 2013, 09:06:04 am
Here
Glad to hear. Patent has a choice here, since the cavern he's in goes east and west. Which way will you go?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 13, 2013, 10:37:28 pm
So... anyone know where PrimeNumber is?

Also, Waaaghpower:
Thunder nodded. Injured as she was, she wouldn't want the bridge to collapse under her. Between the leather Armor and her various lacerations and bruises, she might survive the fall but getting back up would be nigh on impossible.
She could have been happier with her choice of partner, but Bolt was fine with Patent. He was neither a racist pig nor a sobbing rapist, so she could tolerate his company and trust him in a bind. "How long do you suppose this path goes?" She asked, following behind him.
You're with Pale Ale, not Patent. Damn all these names starting with "P"  ::)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 14, 2013, 12:14:58 am
I pinged him on Skype. He's a bit absentminded at times.  :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 14, 2013, 01:38:06 am
For some reason I thought boozemonkey and typed racist instead.
Er... Thought Pale and typed Patent instead.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 14, 2013, 01:53:45 am
...What's a monkey?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on September 14, 2013, 04:07:29 am
...What's a monkey?

It's like a pony, but with thumbs.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 14, 2013, 05:32:34 am
...What's a monkey?

It's like a pony, but with thumbs.

Gross. Also,

...would be nigh on impossible.

More like NEIGH on impossible! xD lol so funy
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 14, 2013, 03:37:33 pm
Hector... I...
I...
I'm editing my post.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 14, 2013, 05:17:36 pm
(http://fuuka.warosu.org/data/lit/img/0038/49/1371187648274.jpg)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: PrimeNumber on September 18, 2013, 03:46:18 am
Sorry about the delay, I got caught up in AI War: Fleet Command...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 18, 2013, 09:02:39 am
Sorry about the delay, I got caught up in AI War: Fleet Command...
I just googled that, and it looks quite interesting. You are forgiven ;).



Now then... I was hoping that Minrat would post something before I updated you so I could do everyone at the same time, but I got bored of waiting. Instead I've just moved everyone else. Enjoy.

Meanwhile, Anna has to deal with something truly horrifying: door-to-door evangelists.

Sorry, the idea struck me and I couldn't help myself.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 18, 2013, 01:44:17 pm
“Oh,” said the earth pony, who seemed momentarily surprised for some reason. He quickly recovered and continued speaking. “I am sister Guiding Light and this is sister Sunbeam. Could you spare a moment for us to tell you about Celestia’s Witnesses?”
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 18, 2013, 02:00:11 pm
Well, at least it wasn't a player character this time.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 18, 2013, 07:22:07 pm
What, you got something against the PCs being hermaphrodites or transsexuals? Huh? Sheesh. Some GM you are.*

*Disclaimer: I actually think you're a really good GM and also please don't leave me
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 18, 2013, 07:56:33 pm
What, you got something against the PCs being hermaphrodites or transsexuals? Huh? Sheesh. Some GM you are.*

*Disclaimer: I actually think you're a really good GM and also please don't leave me
I am NOT prejudiced :'(*! I'll show you, I'll make one of the villians a hermaphrodite!

*Disclaimer: I'm over my brief insecure phase I went through, thereby making these disclaimers irrelevant. Also if you aren't careful I might have some spell swap Backlash's gender ;).
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 18, 2013, 09:08:03 pm
I don't know how I feel about that. Seriously, this is the most opaque emotion I've felt in a while. I think I can see some disgust in there somewhere but all in all I have no idea.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on September 19, 2013, 11:23:43 am
Hooray, Mormons!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 21, 2013, 09:18:41 am
20 points* to Backlash and Plumber, for spontaneous roleplaying!

*points are utterly arbitrary and useless, and I have no intention of keeping track of them. Congratulations anyway.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 21, 2013, 11:16:39 am
20 points* to Backlash and Plumber, for spontaneous roleplaying!

*points are utterly arbitrary and useless, and I have no intention of keeping track of them. Congratulations anyway.
kingofmonkeys laps up the internet points greedily yeeees ssoooo tasty
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 21, 2013, 03:50:49 pm
GRYFFINDOR WINS THE HOUSE CUP oh wait
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 23, 2013, 09:33:18 am
Just to clarify, there are three choices of direction for Pale and Thunder. Left could mean north, up the large cavern or west along the side cavern. I think you meant north, but can you confirm that before I post?

Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on September 23, 2013, 02:06:41 pm
By left I did indeed mean north. :)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 24, 2013, 09:02:01 am
am I the only one who thinks that last scene with Plumber and Backlash was cute as hell.... also First happy moment in some time
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 24, 2013, 01:23:03 pm
UPDATE! GET IT WHILE IT'S HOT!

Backlash, Plumber, three rounds rapid. Two diamond dogs with the advantage of surprise.

Anna... Well, was I really going to randomly throw evangelists at you for no good reason ;)? Have some rather disturbing information.

am I the only one who thinks that last scene with Plumber and Backlash was cute as hell.... also First happy moment in some time
You aren't alone. BacklashXPlumber OTP! Naturally I had no choice but to throw something unpleasant at them ;).
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 24, 2013, 01:45:13 pm
Well that got real again pretty quick. Also, if it matters, Backlash's voice is pretty high-pitched (on account of being so small).
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on September 24, 2013, 01:49:40 pm
Well that got real again pretty quick. Also, if it matters, Backlash's voice is pretty high-pitched (on account of being so small).
Yeah, one bad dice roll and you two get the first random encounter of the mine, while the others got a waterfall. Sorry about that, I guess dice really do hate Plumber.

Oh, I just edited the map into the post, since I forgot it originally.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 25, 2013, 05:30:01 pm
man.. Mabbz get new dice or something... Poor Plumber can't take much more of this luck
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on September 25, 2013, 07:25:21 pm
mfw

(http://i.imgur.com/VQLGJOL.gif)
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Post by: Mabbz on September 25, 2013, 07:30:47 pm
Combat post is up. Plumber managed to roll so perfectly average that I just wrote the whole thing from Backlash's perspective. And boy did she come through. I don't think she actually failed a single roll.

Two details I didn't make clear in the post:
1) Nopony heard the fight.
2) the diamond dogs are fleeing, but you probably could catch them, if you wanted.

man.. Mabbz get new dice or something... Poor Plumber can't take much more of this luck
Well, you managed to get average passes every time you rolled to defend yourself, and average fails on every actual action. In other words you did basically nothing, but took no damage either. You didn't even wind up covered in an unpleasant liquid ;)
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Post by: PrimeNumber on September 26, 2013, 04:52:40 am
And so the shitty ambush began.
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Post by: Mabbz on September 26, 2013, 12:51:02 pm
And so the shitty ambush began.
You're armed with a frying pan which, unless Lord of the Rings and Tangled have led me astray, is the most effective weapon ever concieved. And now I'm going to be picturing Anna as Rapunzel when I write the ambush scene (probably tomorrow).

"Actually, that's not true. Ever try catching flies? Balsamic works better than honey. " Thunder smugly corrected. "Besides, I'll start being nice when he does, he started it." A tad childish, perhaps, but she was the youngest pony in the group.
Do you read xkcd, by any chance?
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Post by: Waaaghpower on September 26, 2013, 01:20:30 pm
How on earth could you tell? ;)
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Post by: Walrus Man on September 26, 2013, 09:15:26 pm
Slightly condescending paternal powers, activate!
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Post by: HectorSmash on September 26, 2013, 10:04:56 pm
Oh yeah, forgot to mention this at the time - props to 6-Pack Mabbz for 'Bonehead and Featherbrain.' Had to chuckle at how oddly well-fitting those names were.
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Post by: Mabbz on September 27, 2013, 10:44:17 am
PrimeNumber, you have surprise and a frying pan on your side so this fight is far from impossible (if you hid well enough you could even avoid a fight altogether), but you are outnumbered two to one. This could get interesting.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on September 27, 2013, 06:46:20 pm
aaaaaand he's depressed again...
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Post by: Mabbz on September 29, 2013, 10:36:17 am
Anna, if you want to sneak attack, you need a strength test, with a nice +3 bonus because you have the element of surprise on your side. You can interpret the how well the roll goes yourself if you want (although I may change it if I really don't agree with your interpretation) or you can just roll the dice and let me write the result.

aaaaaand he's depressed again...
Look! Something potentially shiny!
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on October 03, 2013, 11:33:58 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MqX1si0r9w (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MqX1si0r9w)
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Post by: Mabbz on October 04, 2013, 08:35:49 pm
Interesting that the randomly generated map threw you back together. Maybe it'll motivate everyone except Plumber and Backlash to do something.
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Post by: HectorSmash on October 07, 2013, 03:44:43 pm
Uh, Minrat? I think you accidentally your last post in the RP room.
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Post by: Mabbz on October 07, 2013, 06:47:43 pm
Uh, Minrat? I think you accidentally your last post in the RP room.
I'm just going to pretend his post was made before mine.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on October 07, 2013, 08:09:50 pm
So how big/heavy is this chest of gems based on how they react I may try and move it remember plumbers str 10 end 10 so moving heavy stuff isn't that big a deal
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Post by: Mabbz on October 07, 2013, 08:32:29 pm
The chest is nowhere near full; it's a good 2 feet wide contains eight gems. The gems are each about 3 inches (7cm) across. In short, you can easily take all the gems in your saddlebags. Also, nothing happens when you poke them with your wrench, and nothing would happen if you touched them with your bare hoof.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on October 07, 2013, 08:37:48 pm
The chest is nowhere near full; it's a good 2 feet wide contains eight gems. The gems are each about 3 inches (7cm) across. In short, you can easily take all the gems in your saddlebags. Also, nothing happens when you poke them with your wrench, and nothing would happen if you touched them with your bare hoof.
ok I can work with that
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Post by: PrimeNumber on October 07, 2013, 08:58:58 pm
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4249248/

Here, I rolled twice just in case, and got 2 20s, hopefully that's awesome.
I'm bat at writing large amounts of actions so I'll let you do it much better.
Sorry for being ded

I'm a fucking idiot forgive me.
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Post by: Walrus Man on October 08, 2013, 09:18:59 am
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4249248/

Here, I rolled twice just in case, and got 2 20s, hopefully that's awesome.
I'm bat at writing large amounts of actions so I'll let you do it much better.
Sorry for being ded

I'm a fucking idiot forgive me.

I forgive you, just this once though. :shifty:
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Post by: Mabbz on October 08, 2013, 12:30:21 pm
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4249248/

Here, I rolled twice just in case, and got 2 20s, hopefully that's awesome.
I'm bat at writing large amounts of actions so I'll let you do it much better.
Sorry for being ded
In case you were wondering, the first 20 means you failed to do what you planned, so you didn't hit the unicorn. The second 20 means you achieved your intent regardless, so you still managed to knock her out, just not the way you planned. Double twenties are fun :).
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Post by: PrimeNumber on October 09, 2013, 01:15:39 am
Well that's fun, 1KO, now let's go for two!

http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4250927/
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Post by: Mabbz on October 09, 2013, 08:09:31 am
Actually Prime, if your going to attack an aware opponent it's not a one off roll. Three rounds rapid if you please (PM me three combat actions. I'm guessing your first is "try and clobber intruder" :P).

This is probably a good thing for you, as it invalidates that roll you gave me. A 17,3 is not a good roll at all
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Post by: Minrat on October 11, 2013, 09:55:03 am
Sorry i've not been on much guys.  End of semester coming up and assignments are flooding me.

Will try and get on more if I can.
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Post by: Mabbz on October 12, 2013, 08:39:49 am
Sorry i've not been on much guys.  End of semester coming up and assignments are flooding me.

Will try and get on more if I can.
Posting here has been a little slow for everyone recently, so I wouldn't worry too much.

Speaking of which, are the rest of you going to question the dogs or not? Backlash makes it down safely incidentally. It doesn't take much strength for a pegasus to fall safely into a pool of water, even with armour.
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Post by: HectorSmash on October 16, 2013, 09:06:31 pm
Brass armor? What is this, Dark Souls?

On a related note: YAY AN UPDATE
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Post by: Mabbz on October 16, 2013, 10:05:59 pm
Meh. I freely admit that I know nothing about metallurgy. The armour in the show is probably bronze, now that I think of it, but I have no idea why brass wouldn't be used as armour. I think I'll switch it to bronze though.

Now, you need to figure out what to do next, as well as what to do with your new information and also what to do with the dogs.
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Post by: HectorSmash on October 17, 2013, 12:45:43 am
Brass is shit-tier pleb metal. Copper + zinc does not a strong alloy make. Heavy as fuck though lol

Bronze is generally good on account of copper being malleable and tin being brittle. The alloy of the two makes a very sturdy metal that's fairly durable and malleable. It's also bluish like batponies' armor. Celestia's guards are probably wearing something closer to a gold alloy, like some kind of weird gold-steel alloy.

EDIT: Curiously, Tumbaga looks like a pretty good match, and might be a good metal for armor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumbaga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumbaga)
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Post by: Mabbz on October 17, 2013, 08:07:33 am
I'm tempted to say all guard armour (day and night) is made of steel that's been dyed or in some way. It'd probably be simpler.

In fact, yeah I will do that. Suffice it to say that I don't know much about metals and won't research them for a minor plot point, so if I give a metal that doesn't make sense in context, then I'm probably just trying to say it's a metal of a certain colour :P.
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Post by: HectorSmash on October 17, 2013, 12:09:54 pm
Oki doki loki!
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Post by: HectorSmash on October 17, 2013, 05:05:36 pm
Backlash was able to land without too much difficulty, and his presence kept the dogs from becoming unruly.
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Post by: Walrus Man on October 18, 2013, 10:01:25 pm
Sorry guys, very limited internets currently, will try and post soon!
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Post by: Mabbz on October 22, 2013, 10:33:00 am
Sorry I haven't updated this for a while, I have a uni deadline for this friday. I will try to post soon (tomorrow possibly).
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Post by: Mabbz on October 23, 2013, 09:51:58 am
Told you I'd update today. Now then, you could try storming in and killing everyone, but if you do then you will lose. Also, you should probably get Anna before you try anything.

On an unrelated note, Minrat, you should probably read this (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/140190/the-cleansing). You might find it useful, fun and/or informative ;).
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Post by: HectorSmash on October 23, 2013, 04:12:51 pm
Sweet! Much obliged, Mask of Mabbzness.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on October 24, 2013, 04:29:01 am
Alright let's do this.
LEEEEEEEEROY!!!!!
JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENKIIIIINS!!!!!!!!
Seriously though. I'll probably post sometime tomorrow. And I still haven't decided whether or not a bum rush would work. ;)
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Post by: Waaaghpower on October 25, 2013, 04:15:59 am
As long as we don't literally charge in headfirst this doesn't seem difficult. Pale drunkifies them all, (or gives them hangovers or whatever,) and Patent can crossbow one in the head... Armor or no, three drunk ponies against six doesn't seem too hard. Could we also use the diamond dogs as body shields?
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Post by: Mabbz on October 25, 2013, 06:21:04 am
I'm generally going to leave the planning to you lot, but I will say this much; the diamond dogs will not take kindly to the idea being body shields, and will fight against it.
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Post by: HectorSmash on October 27, 2013, 09:08:03 pm
If we could get someone other than just me and Thunder to give some input that'd be great.
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Post by: Mabbz on November 01, 2013, 04:11:19 pm
Ah, university coursework. I miss the good old days when I could just ignore it all and throw monsters at ponies without real life distractions.

...

Wait. I've got my priorities wrong here. Ponies are more important. Sorry, I don't know what came over me ;D



So, do we have a consensus? I get the impression that you all want to get some explosives, and I'll go with that if no-one has any other suggestions. That said, I'd like to know how you intend to get these explosives, since they aren't something people regularly buy at market. I'm also going to point out that the cave you want to blow up is directly under a street in Canterlot, so be aware of the potential consequences.

On a lighter note, here is a bit more information on guard armour (of both the day and night guard variants):
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Post by: HectorSmash on November 01, 2013, 05:01:10 pm
  • Backlash could probably requisition some basic night guard armour for herself, but

THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME

Edit: On a serious note, I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who wanted/thought it would be anywhere close to a good idea to use explosives. Bring the whole damn cave down on us... But, hey, if everyone else is okay with #yoloswag being our strategy, I'm all for it.
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Post by: Mabbz on November 01, 2013, 07:14:59 pm
On a serious note, I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who wanted/thought it would be anywhere close to a good idea to use explosives. Bring the whole damn cave down on us... But, hey, if everyone else is okay with #yoloswag being our strategy, I'm all for it.
"That feels too risky" Pale shook his head, "but I don't see any real alternatives unless you do happen to have a load of explosives stashed around here? I can incapacitate one of the unicorns with a drunkenness spell - both of them if I'm very lucky and they don't see me coming. That should have the added effect of distracting the other guards so we can catch them unawares."
"You're splattered with the blood of the two diamond dogs you just beat up. What do you mean, 'Not the fighting type?" Thunder asked, bemused. "Still, maybe we should head back to town to stock up on dynamite and get Rosie the... Something... er? I didn't think that pun through."
I admit, they were more sarcasm than actual agreement, but they aren't bad. It may just be wishful thinking, since everything can be improved with explosives. That is to say, I'll enjoy watching. Your characters might not ;)

  • Backlash could probably requisition some basic night guard armour for herself, but

THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME
I was in a hurry when I posted that. Let's try again: Backlash could probably requisition some basic night guard armour for herself, but it wouldn't give any major advantage over her usual attire.
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Post by: HectorSmash on November 02, 2013, 03:01:10 am
Jesus Christ, our characters are all hopelessly retarded.

WE'RE DOOMED
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Post by: Mabbz on November 08, 2013, 07:47:49 pm
Sorry I'm taking a while between posts, I've had to deal with some issues here, at uni and at home. I've dealt with most of them (I'm still in denial about my uni coursework deadlines :shifty:), but I might not update for another week.

In the meantime, there's one other thing you can think of. What are you going to do with the diamond dogs? You're leaving the tunnels, but you seem to have forgotten them. I'm tempted to say they stealthily escaped while you were all chatting ;)
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Post by: Mabbz on November 18, 2013, 10:57:17 am
I HAVE RETURNED. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12XO38PONoI=)



Anyway, news. First, I have reason to believe Primenumber has left. As such, Annatalia Rose will be an NPC for now. I'll try to keep her alive in case Prime comes back.

Second, I apologise for the break (it was only a week. Enter, The Darkness goes way longer between updates). Hopefully we are now back to you regularly scheduled ponies. The next post will be up in the next hour, or your money back.

Now, onwards! FOR THE DIARCHY!
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Post by: Waaaghpower on November 18, 2013, 11:40:59 pm
Woot!
Also, I don't mean to brag, but I'm currently at the AQHA World Championship Show.
Ladies.
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Post by: HectorSmash on November 19, 2013, 01:05:36 am
ponies

DID SOMEPONY SAY PONIIIIIIEEEEESSSSSS?!?!?!!?1?!1?!11/1/11/
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Post by: Mabbz on November 19, 2013, 09:58:18 am
ponies

DID SOMEPONY SAY PONIIIIIIEEEEESSSSSS?!?!?!!?1?!1?!11/1/11/
No, they did not. You good sir, are delusional.

Woot!
Also, I don't mean to brag, but I'm currently at the AQHA World Championship Show.
Ladies.
I have no idea what that is.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on November 19, 2013, 01:51:29 pm
The American Quarter Horse Association. Basically, people doing tricks on horses. And chasing cattle around.
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Post by: Walrus Man on November 21, 2013, 12:14:19 pm
chasing cattle around.

Well it gets lonely on those cold nights. :shifty:
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Post by: Waaaghpower on November 21, 2013, 11:08:34 pm
Who here has read 'Better Living Through Science and Ponies'? I'm on chapter three, it's really good.
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Post by: Mabbz on November 22, 2013, 12:35:55 am
Let me put it this way...
Better living through science and ponies (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/22535/better-living-through-science-and-ponies) was a fanfic that someone posted in the old brony thread, around a year or two ago. It was a crossover between MLP and Portal, it was the first fanfic I ever read and it was brilliant.

And now it has a sequel. (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/109545/a-trusted-friend-in-science-and-ponies)
It was the first fanfic I ever read, and is still one of the best.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on November 22, 2013, 01:29:54 am
Let me put it this way...
Better living through science and ponies (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/22535/better-living-through-science-and-ponies) was a fanfic that someone posted in the old brony thread, around a year or two ago. It was a crossover between MLP and Portal, it was the first fanfic I ever read and it was brilliant.

And now it has a sequel. (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/109545/a-trusted-friend-in-science-and-ponies)
It was the first fanfic I ever read, and is still one of the best.
Holy Crackerjacks, Batman! A sequel!
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Post by: HectorSmash on November 22, 2013, 04:03:04 am
"...if you're going for a bang."

heh
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Post by: Waaaghpower on November 22, 2013, 04:08:59 am
"...if you're going for a bang."

heh
Whaaat? *smiles innocently.*
In retrospect, I should have said "If you want a bang."
Oh well.
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Post by: Walrus Man on November 22, 2013, 11:17:26 pm
"Just gag them and tie 'em up..."

heh
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Post by: Mabbz on November 23, 2013, 01:12:43 am
I can't be bothered to find the clip on youtube, so I want you all to read the following in the voice of Jonny Depp when he played Willy Wonka.

"You're really weird."  ;D

Anyways, I can get updates out faster if I have a clear consensus on your plans. I'm also curious about where exactly you plan to get explosives from. I can assure you, there are no shops that can legally sell large quantities of explosives to a single buyer. In fact, shops that sell explosives at all are pretty rare and generally require a background check unless you're buying quantities to small to be of any real use.

I'm not trying to discourage your plan (why would I object to explosions?). But you need to be a bit more specific. Feel free to ask me questions here if you need to know whether your character would know something.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on November 23, 2013, 05:35:03 am
Well, depending on the chemistry of Equestria, fertilizer can function as a powerful explosive. Or we can go it the old fashioned way and hit up every retailer in town, one at a time, at marked intervals throughout the day, to all buy a little bit at once. After all, if we each only get sold a little bit but there are five of us, and, say, five places that sell whatever explosive we want, that's 25 little pieces. Possibly more since, considering in-world physics, paper-thin disguises tend to work, and we could hit up the same places two or three times.
Barring that, I could go all ninja and steal everything. Those are my ideas.
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Post by: HectorSmash on November 23, 2013, 07:57:12 am
I was gonna go with 'retrieve explosives from hammerspace,' but Waaagh's idea sounds a lot more plausible.

Jokes aside, would the Royal Guard keep a stock of explosives around that Lash could 'borrow' from? Obviously she'd have to 'borrow' them, because if they were requisitioned, somepony might catch on.
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Post by: Walrus Man on November 23, 2013, 10:40:35 am
Are there an active mines in the area that would be active? We could swipe a sizeable amount from there and no one would be any wiser.
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Post by: Mabbz on November 23, 2013, 01:40:09 pm
Well, depending on the chemistry of Equestria, fertilizer can function as a powerful explosive. Or we can go it the old fashioned way and hit up every retailer in town, one at a time, at marked intervals throughout the day, to all buy a little bit at once. After all, if we each only get sold a little bit but there are five of us, and, say, five places that sell whatever explosive we want, that's 25 little pieces. Possibly more since, considering in-world physics, paper-thin disguises tend to work, and we could hit up the same places two or three times.
Barring that, I could go all ninja and steal everything. Those are my ideas.
Real world chemistry applies unless otherwise stated, but I really doubt any of your characters would know about fertiliser bombs. The other idea would probably work though. You'd most likely be buying fireworks, and Equestria has complicated rules that would prevent individuals buying lots in one go. Five ponies buying separately from as many shops as they could find would probably go unnoticed, at least for a few weeks.

The disguise thing would of course require some luck.

I was gonna go with 'retrieve explosives from hammerspace,' but Waaagh's idea sounds a lot more plausible.

Jokes aside, would the Royal Guard keep a stock of explosives around that Lash could 'borrow' from? Obviously she'd have to 'borrow' them, because if they were requisitioned, somepony might catch on.
So... your idea to get the explosives you need in order to get past some heavily armoured guards is to steal them from some other heavily armoured guards?

Are there an active mines in the area that would be active? We could swipe a sizeable amount from there and no one would be any wiser.
The only mines around Canterlot are the crystal mines you were just in. Some parts are still active, but they don't use explosives since they're under a major city.

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Post by: HectorSmash on November 24, 2013, 12:29:20 am
So... your idea to get the explosives you need in order to get past some heavily armoured guards is to steal them from some other heavily armoured guards?

...fuck.  :facepalm001:


As an aside, there was a moment in the S4 premiere that made me squee with self-important excitement (SPOILER I guess if you haven't seen it):
[spoiler]When the moon eclipsed the sun in Twilight's little trip to the past, Luna was shrouded in orange and black and transformed into Nightmare Moon for revenge against Celestia. I know the writers are almost surely both unaware and uncaring of Lashy's existence, but I still felt a nice little twinge of familiarity.[/spoiler]

Have you guys seen the premiere yet?
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Post by: Mabbz on November 24, 2013, 12:36:56 am
Of course I have. To save time, I'll just quote the post I made in the Enclave.

Well, I guess it's that time again. I've just finished watching a low quality version of the premiere here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXb4qdlBzog). Good episode I thought. Now on to the spoilers:

[spoiler]I only found out about this by reading the comments, but pause the theme music on Fluttershy's bit. Discord is in her cottage.

The dark magic from Sombra's episode is... Alicorn magic? Intriguing.

Celestia and Luna's big fight flashback was pretty damn epic. Tree of Harmony aside, this episode fairly accurately agrees with my headcanon on that fight.

Sadly though, the episode also pretty thoroughly destroys my idea on the origins of Celestia, Luna and the Elements. Ah well, I can adapt it.

Final point. About 14 minutes in Spike is complaining about Twilight's flying skills, leading to her saying exasperatedly "Ok, I get it. I need to work on my flying". I had to laugh at that incredibly subtle jab at the number of bronies that complained about Twilight flying at the end of S3. I refuse to believe it wasn't deliberate.
[/spoiler]
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Post by: Waaaghpower on November 24, 2013, 01:40:35 am
I didn't bother reading what the spoiler was for and opened it.
Fffffffffffffffffffffffffuuuuuuu........
I. Will. Stab. Everything.
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Post by: HectorSmash on November 24, 2013, 01:48:35 am
Like Radiohead said, "You do it to yourself, you do, and that's what really hurts..."

Anyway, MORE S4 SPOILAHS:

[spoiler]I think when Zecora said 'alicorn magic,' she really meant 'dark magic,' and was just saying 'alicorn magic' to spare Twilight and her friends some stress. It kinda makes sense that a zebra would know of ancient or occult magics like that, anyway.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on November 25, 2013, 05:23:12 am
I finally caught up! No spoiler worries!
The battle during the flashback was awesome.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 25, 2013, 09:26:55 am
Yeah, the flashback battle was the best part of the episode if you ask me. It was pretty much exactly how I pictured it.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on November 26, 2013, 02:51:00 am
I'm catching up on my fanfic, apparently. Who's seen the Button Mash mini episode?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 26, 2013, 09:30:57 am
For the time being, it's safe to assume that I've seen everything popular enough to show up on EQG, as well as a very large number of fanfics  ;). So yes, I have seen the Button Mash thing.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on November 27, 2013, 06:14:11 am
I too have seen the beast that spawned Button's Mom.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on November 30, 2013, 08:18:58 pm
SOMEPONY POST!
In about an hour or less I'll have something fun up.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 30, 2013, 08:22:27 pm
I'm the GM. I encourage fun posts.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 01, 2013, 12:02:09 am
oh god
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 01, 2013, 12:42:38 am
Join us. >:D
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 01, 2013, 05:02:53 pm
Alright, here goes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=LkCNJRfSZBU#t=83
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on December 01, 2013, 07:19:25 pm
I have a verse...but.. I think i'll think harder before I post it.. eh.. this one  would kill the song quite dramatically... I shall think harder
ok got one.. don't let the depressing verse kill the song lets just roll with it ;)  oh yeah.. I can't really carry a tune so.. maybe it doesn't fit but I tried.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 04, 2013, 07:46:09 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeEzkMpFEMc
http://derpicdn.net/img/view/2012/12/16/184262__safe_pinkie+pie_animated_sad_reaction+image_upvotes+galore_wonderbolts+academy_mailbox_reset_f5.gif
http://lordfundumpling.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/f5_bad.jpg

SOMEPONY POST!
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Post by: Mabbz on December 04, 2013, 11:11:40 pm
I was kinda assuming KoM would post. I think the song finished (I may grant everyone a re-roll next combat for this ;)), so if no-one else posts I'll try and get a story post up detailing your attempts at getting explosives. Odds are I won't be able to write it until saturday though. I have some problems at uni that I need to sort out.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on December 04, 2013, 11:58:36 pm
In case my songs original intent wasn't clear, (it wasn't,) I was suggesting we bomb the guards, just not with enough dynamite to blow them up.
Also: Yay! I helped!
Also: Aww. :( I don't like waiting.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 05, 2013, 09:54:13 pm
So, I'm a cane now. No reason. Have a weird picture while you wait.

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/338/4/3/obey_by_tsitra360-d6wsadj.jpg)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 06, 2013, 12:46:00 am
WHERE IS THE TUSKED ONE AND THE ONE WHO CALLS HIMSELF, "MINRAT?"
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 06, 2013, 01:52:52 am
An interesting question. I actually noticed his absence a week or so ago, but forgot to do anything about it. According to his profile page he hasn't been online since October 14th. This, sadly, means Patent is under my control as another NPC until further notice. I'll also send a message to notify him.

At least we still have four active players. And three GMPCs. I subtly removed Hazy for the time being (frying pans are subtle right?) to lower my workload, but I have plans for him so I may have to remove one or both of the others. In short, Minrat better come back soon...

On a related note, if any of you need to drop out for some reason for any length of time more than about a week, I'd really appreciate being told. Not knowing makes my life difficult.

On an unrelated note, I just realised Dawn and Dusk can be abrreviated to D&D. This was unintentional :P.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 06, 2013, 02:16:43 am
I'm going to be vacationing in Zimbabwe for the next three years, you wouldn't mind taking over my character until then, right?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 06, 2013, 02:16:53 am
I just realised Dawn and Dusk can be abrreviated to D&D.

YOU JUST NOTICED?!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 06, 2013, 02:30:25 am
I'm going to be vacationing in Zimbabwe for the next three years, you wouldn't mind taking over my character until then, right?

"Fire in the hole!" yelled Backlash, leaping to cover just as an explosion rocked the cavern. The blast snapped a stalactite, which plunged down...

Into Thunder.

The other ponies stared in shock at the sudden and pointless death of the pegasus. After a moment, the silence was broken.

"Stupid featherbrain," muttered Patent.

"I never got to tell her that I loved her!" wailed Plumber, Hazy and Backlash. They looked at each other, before racing into a three way hug, which quickly became an orgy. This caused a massive magical blast powered by the magic of love to tear through the world, incinerating it.

"Not again," groaned Celestia.


I just realised Dawn and Dusk can be abrreviated to D&D.

YOU JUST NOTICED?!
I may have noticed earlier and subsequently forgotten. Don't judge me  :shifty:
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 06, 2013, 02:38:26 am
Oh noes! How did you guess the end to my fanfic?

Also, I don't think I cane handle your new profile picture.
Sorry, that pun was awful. Cane you forgive me?
I should try and be more canedid in this situation.
Those diamond dogs are caneines, right?
I wonder if Twilight can acscepter new role as princess.
Don't worry, there's nothing wrong with my cane.
I mean there's nothing cane with my head.
I mean there's nothing cane with my cane.

Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 06, 2013, 05:24:21 am
Reminds me of /b/'s 'replace one word in this sentence per post' game.

It's 4chan, so... yeah. Buyer beware.

http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/4chan_c7b0c3_123061.jpg (http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/4chan_c7b0c3_123061.jpg)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 06, 2013, 06:31:10 am
Close. I wolf referencing the 1d4chan Space Wolf article. It's very wolf, and has some wolf advice wolf.
http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Space_Wolves#Combat_doctrine
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 06, 2013, 12:21:17 pm
On a more useful topic, is anyone besides Anna staying home to keep an eye on Hazy and the two intruders? 'Cause that's what I go with if no-one says otherwise.
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Post by: HectorSmash on December 06, 2013, 08:09:11 pm
Hell no, I'm gonna go wreck some thieves.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 07, 2013, 01:27:22 pm
And there go the GMPCs. Hazy and Anna, you left alone in a building that your enemies know about and that contains two prisoners that the baddies might have wanted back. Not a great idea. As for Patent, he just rolled badly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 07, 2013, 04:30:22 pm
No! Those were my favorite hinges!
Also, what do you mean by "Hazy and Anna, you left alone in..."
And I want my cookie.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 07, 2013, 04:55:14 pm
Avenge the hinges!

I meant you left Hazy and Anna alone in... Sorry for the poor wording.

Thunder wins the cookie! Now I have to figure out how to work that into the story :P
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Post by: HectorSmash on December 07, 2013, 07:05:27 pm
#hingeavenger #yolo
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Post by: Waaaghpower on December 07, 2013, 08:54:04 pm
LEEEROY!
JEEEEEEEEEEEEENKIIIIIIINS!!!!!!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 08, 2013, 02:27:07 am
Congrats on your 666th post, WP.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 08, 2013, 04:05:20 pm
Such a dilemma. If I post a joke *about* my 666th post, I'll no longer have 666 posts. If I DON'T post a joke, there won't be a joke...
Yo. Can any of you explain (approximately) why you like the show? Like, with words. I have a friend who is genuinely baffled, even after watching a couple episodes. And I can't seem to explain well. (Don't just say something generic, though, like 'Teh writingz are teh lulz' or something.) Thanks.
I'll give you my cookie if you help.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 08, 2013, 06:07:26 pm
It (the show) maintains the notion that every individual is unique - in colors, in race, in 'talent,' in personality, and so on - without sacrificing the idea that all these individuals can work together to form a beautiful, idyllic society run on the elements they uphold.

Kindness, generosity, good humor, honesty, loyalty, and the ability to expand one's mind are held in regard as the most important characteristics of a person; not how successful, beautiful, or rich they are.

Furthermore, these concepts are packaged in a decidedly feminine and expressive way. This gives many men, who have chronically been urged to be 'manly,' an anchor for their feminine side - their anima, as Jung called it. It's not feminine for the sake of being feminine, it's feminine to use and exemplify the traits commonly associated with being effeminate: empathy, grace, and compassion. For someone like me, it's validation. It means that all my life I haven't been misled, that the key to a healthy and happy society does in fact lie with these characteristics, and that I shouldn't be ashamed to make good use of them.

A few other points would be the counterculture aspect and the fact that it has a substantial fanbase. Some people may be drawn to the idea of being contrary to the currently accepted notion of what makes a man, and like the show for that reason rather than actually approving of its message. In other words, they'd be fighting against something, rather than for something else.

Others may be attracted to the sizable fanbase and just want to fit in. That's fine too. I like fitting in. Everyone does, I think. Even the people who call themselves 'contrarian.'

Further still, you have people fascinated by the artistic style, people romantically attracted to the characters, people who are something else first and a brony second (like some FO:E fans) - the list just goes on and on. Of course, it's not unreasonable to expect any given person to fall into multiple categories at once.

It all comes back to my original point: everyone has their own individual way of liking the show, but in the end, no matter how we show our interest, we're all united by it.

And that's just so precious to me, I can't not be a part of it.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on December 09, 2013, 07:17:11 pm
That's... Surprisingly eloquent. Thanks.
I will post eventually if nobody else does, but I feel like I should stop going every other time.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 09, 2013, 10:11:29 pm
No problem. Hope your friend understands us a bit better now.

I'm going to tell KoM to post when he gets home from work, but I think in this instance it wouldn't be too bad to alternate posts with me.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 10, 2013, 01:46:12 am
 :derp:
Is it just me, or are the first five minutes of the new episode simply making fun of the fandom?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 10, 2013, 01:52:22 am
I think most of the episode could be applied to the pony fandom. I, for one, have a tendency to put my favorite authors, artists, and musicians on a bit of a pedestal. If it was intentionally poking fun at us, I think it's well-deserved. Besides, it's healthy to laugh at oneself from time to time!

Also we got some really interesting facial and body expressions out of it. I think you know which ones I'm talking about.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on December 10, 2013, 05:08:21 am
shit shit shit sorry been busy with work forget to post  :facepalm001: i'll put one up tommorow when i'm not tired as all hell
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 10, 2013, 09:28:39 am
Walrus man! I summon thee!

Seriously, are you still around? I've already lost two players, so now I'm getting jumpy at inactivity :P.



I'll try and do a post in a few hours or, failing that, tomorrow.
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Post by: Walrus Man on December 10, 2013, 10:12:51 am
*appears in a cloud of smoke*

Yes, sorry, still alive! I will try and post very soon.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 13, 2013, 09:18:49 pm
Remember how three days ago I said I'd post in the next few hours? Sorry about that. I was procrastinating. And now I have a headache and really can't focus on it. Maybe on Sunday you'll find out what happens next.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on December 13, 2013, 10:38:35 pm
--- ignore this post ---
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 13, 2013, 10:50:10 pm
You appear to have posted in the wrong thread, Narric. Although, MLP mercenaries...
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Post by: Narric on December 13, 2013, 10:55:46 pm
Flamin' pony cleavage -_-

sorry dude ^_^;;
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on December 17, 2013, 04:17:52 am
(http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/cac/34d/895/resized/impatient-dash-meme-generator-rainbow-dash-grows-impatient-753cc9.png?1341886103.jpg)
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Post by: Mabbz on December 17, 2013, 11:35:07 am
Sorry for how long that took to write. I've been ill and couldn't focus on anything much.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on December 19, 2013, 08:37:24 pm
As I've posted in this thread already, it won't hurt to ask.

Would anypony be opposed if I joined with my "Fire-bender" Ponysona, Cynder?
(http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2013/316/3/0/ponysona___summer_2013___cynder_by_narric_sb0-d6u1a68.png)
Yes, I know his Cutie-mark is missing, but it is just a fireball :P Is talent is literally Fire-bending, becuase WTFN!!!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 19, 2013, 08:45:24 pm
As I've posted in this thread already, it won't hurt to ask.

Would anypony be opposed if I joined with my "Fire-bender" Ponysona, Cynder?
(http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2013/316/3/0/ponysona___summer_2013___cynder_by_narric_sb0-d6u1a68.png)
Yes, I know his Cutie-mark is missing, but it is just a fireball :P Is talent is literally Fire-bending, becuase WTFN!!!
Not me! Though I have no official say, so you'll have to get Mabbz's approval. :)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 19, 2013, 09:23:56 pm
I'm quite happy to have another character, since we only have four people out of the original six. The issue is slotting you into the story. For various reasons, I'll PM you about how we'll do this (mostly to make the others paranoid :shifty:).
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 20, 2013, 08:28:46 am
Ooh, more friends!

Out of curiosity, is Cynder's fire-bending like ATLA the show firebending or ATLA the movie firebending? Or something completely different?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on December 20, 2013, 09:54:08 am
Considering I've only seen snippets of the Live-Action movie through critiques, I'll have to say the Animated version ;) Though the horn creates a small fireball, he still needs to due the "Judo" to do anything of real force.

Mabbz, I did get you PM. I'll think out a descent backstory today, and get it to you tonight ;)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on December 20, 2013, 10:49:39 pm
Mabbz.. Is hazy female or are you mixing up your gender pronouns again? also is there like a sewer system.. even a rudimentary one like old london or anything?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 20, 2013, 11:03:39 pm
Mabbz.. Is hazy female or are you mixing up your gender pronouns again? also is there like a sewer system.. even a rudimentary one like old london or anything?
Hazy is male. You saw nothing.  :facepalm001:

As for the sewer, work has begun on building a sewer system using the mines, but they're doing the rich parts of town and the not-quite-finished palace first and haven't reached your part of town yet.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on December 20, 2013, 11:22:18 pm
Right, I've read the entire RP, now to just make a character sheet and I'll be in this ;)

Character Profile:
[spoiler]Name: "Cynder"
A nickname he has earned, but not is real name.
Gender: Male
Race: Unicorn
Stats:
S - 10
E - 10
A - 5
M - 10
I - 10
Cutie Mark: Fireball
Representing the ability to control a large number of tasks and powers related to Fire and Heat.
[spoiler=Picture reference](http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2013/354/7/8/ponysona___summer_2013___cynder_by_narric_sb0-d6u1a68.png)[/spoiler]

Equipment:
Basic travel supplies, pure black lightweight full body cloak, small emergency dagger[/spoiler]

Mabbz feel free to correct anything I've overstepped with this.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 21, 2013, 07:13:33 pm
Everything looks good for your character sheet. Here's a recap on how stat checks work for you:

Roll two d20s. The first is a simple pass/fail based on your stat. Rolling equal to or lower than your stat is a pass, higher is a fail. The second is how well it went for you, with low numbers meaning that the action went badly, while higher numbers indicate things going well.

In the case of Cynder checking for danger, you passed the test so you noticed something was wrong. Unfortunately, the three you rolled means that it doesn't do you a blind bit of good. In this instance, it might mean that you noticed something was wrong a moment too late to stop Thunder bashing you in the face. How you interpret the roll is really up to you. I'll only step in if I think you've done something wrong.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on December 21, 2013, 07:31:19 pm
I'll go adjust my post accordingly ^_^
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on December 22, 2013, 01:37:59 am
Shoot, I've lost my place. Am I still mooching around the alley, or did you have me come in to check the rest of the rooms with the others?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 22, 2013, 01:48:29 am
I don't need to roll to hit an unsuspecting pony whom I knew was going to be there, do I?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 22, 2013, 10:20:22 am
Shoot, I've lost my place. Am I still mooching around the alley, or did you have me come in to check the rest of the rooms with the others?
I had you come back inside with the others.

I don't need to roll to hit an unsuspecting pony whom I knew was going to be there, do I?
Yes you would, but I'll do it. This is technically combat, which is a bit more complicated than a standard skill check.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 22, 2013, 01:26:14 pm
Heh, there were some terrible rolls when I wrote that. If that had been a real fight, Thunder's rolls probably would have resulted in the first death of the story. I decided that killing a PC in a new player's first scene might be a little harsh though.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on December 22, 2013, 06:56:52 pm
Yes, can we please refrain from killing me for just walking through a door? :P

Am I the only one using Invisible Castle for my rolls? and is it down for anyone else?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 22, 2013, 08:45:44 pm
Yes, can we please refrain from killing me for just walking through a door? :P
Actually you rolled ok. If it weren't for a bit of roll fixing on my part, Thunder would have been reduced... to a cinder  :) ---> 8) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YMPAH67f4o)

I forgot to mention, you're only KO'd for a few seconds/minutes. You can post yourself waking at any time.

Am I the only one using Invisible Castle for my rolls? and is it down for anyone else?
I use it, and yes it is down. I had to do that little 'fight' using real dice instead *shudders*.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on December 22, 2013, 08:47:58 pm
I'll wait a post or two more, for less "Knocked out and got straight back up when convenient" problems :P I always hated that about text only RPs with lacklustre players ¬_¬ :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 23, 2013, 06:42:23 pm
I see nothing wrong with rolling a CON check every microsecond to see if you regain consciousness. :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 24, 2013, 07:56:36 pm
As you may imagine, Christmas could easily have an effect on updates. I want you to know that this is because my mother's priorities are messed up, not mine. Also, I'm at my grandparent's home and they don't have wifi.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on December 24, 2013, 08:14:24 pm
I'm still waiting for a suitable time to wake up :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 26, 2013, 06:28:41 pm
Isn't Pale with us on his way to Miss Rose's shop?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 26, 2013, 07:04:40 pm
I was under the impression that we were all about to leave for Rose's shop, when Cynder awoke and delayed our departure again.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on December 26, 2013, 08:04:06 pm
I'll just follow you guys out then :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 26, 2013, 08:12:25 pm
Well, nothing will happen on the journey, and you can break in automatically. I won't be writing a big story post for a few more days, so I'll let you lot write about the journey and breaking in and future plans until then
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on December 30, 2013, 01:52:03 pm
Have Rose and Patent been taken due to their players not returning for a while?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 30, 2013, 01:58:38 pm
Pretty much, yes. I didn't want to kill them in case they came back, so I just found a way to get rid of them. If you want to rescue them you can, and I'll treat them as friendly NPCs.
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Post by: Narric on December 30, 2013, 09:32:46 pm
Hey Mabbz, where is Hazy Images' profile?
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Post by: Mabbz on December 30, 2013, 09:43:58 pm
Hey Mabbz, where is Hazy Images' profile?
I have his stats in a word document on my laptop. I never made a full profile, just dropped little snippets of backstory in a couple of posts and made some stats for my own benefit. What did you want to know?
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Post by: Narric on December 30, 2013, 09:52:06 pm
Mostly just the basics like his stats. Everybody elses in on show afterall :P
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Post by: Mabbz on December 30, 2013, 10:02:39 pm
Here's what I have written down:

Name: Hazy
Pony Type: Unicorn (M)
S: 6
E: 6
A: 9
M: 11
I: 13
Cutie mark: Barely visible grey cloud
Equipment: glasses, magic resistant stones, The Frying Pan.

As for a physical description, look at my profile pic (once I change it to not be a sceptre)
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 01, 2014, 12:52:49 am
Hectorsmash: My friend copied your essay on why you liked MLP nearly ver batim when 'explaining' why he thinks I like the show to my sister. Without mentioning that he wrote none of it. I find this amusing.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 01, 2014, 01:17:13 am
OHHH, YEAH BABY, WORK THE SHAFT!

...

Sorry, I get a bit loud when my pride's being stroked.

Seriously though, that's kinda cool. Someone liked my essay enough to plagiarize it!
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 01, 2014, 02:03:50 am
udging by the situation, I'm fairly sure he thinks that I showed him the essay because it was why I liked the show, and he was trying to be clever. Judging by the fact that he altered tiny bits of it and didn't source it in the slightest, (time for more ego stroking,) he thought he would sound really smart and insightful by using your well-thought out thesis.
Unfortunately for him, my sister figured out something was up because of the lack of spelling errors.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 02, 2014, 04:16:41 am
my sister figured out something was up because of the lack of spelling errors.

That is just too good.
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Post by: Walrus Man on January 04, 2014, 10:53:30 am
Hey guys, sorry for the brief silence, I was off camping for a few days.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 04, 2014, 03:55:29 pm
So, what's the consensus? From what I gather, Thunder was suggesting a nice zerg rush against the mine entrance, Cynder wants to try a two pronged assault on the mine, Backlash seems to want to storm the other base first and Pale is agreeing with Backlash. I'd like at least three ponies in agreement before I make a post. This is your story after all, I don't want to guess your plan.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 09, 2014, 11:11:54 pm
So then, the consensus appears to be leave the mine alone for now and raid Fog Dancer's house (likely the place they took Anna to), using Cynder's plan. I'll do my best to get a post up tomorrow. I have one question though. When? It's a little while after dark now, and most of you are tired from a long day down the mines and the occasional concussion. You could do it tonight while it's dark, you could do it tomorrow after a good night's rest or you could wait until tomorrow night, which would leave you time to prepare during the day.

Oh, feel free to give your opinions here if you can't think of a good way to RP it. I'd rather see opinions here than not see them at all.
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Post by: Narric on January 09, 2014, 11:32:21 pm
My opinion is leave it a night, and attack just after dark next day :P We can see about trying to pry Patents Crossbow, but as only he was "Trained" in how to use it, it may be more of a liability for the Earth Ponies.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 09, 2014, 11:34:32 pm
LET'S GO SPRING THE PC FROM JAIL! SIDE QUEST! HURRAH! :derp:

Seriously though, I agree with Narric. Get some rest for now and let tomorrow bring more violence.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 09, 2014, 11:52:53 pm
Sounds reasonable, if no one else objects I'll write it up as an evening raid.

As for the crossbow, Patent had it on him when he was arrested. Since you haven't currently got any plans for tomorrow, you could try and get him out of jail tomorrow. I will remind you that the thieves have spies in the guard though, so maybe the arrest was more than it seems...

Or it might just be a coincidence. Considering I've been making a lot of stuff up as I go along, it could even be both, or neither. I'm like Schrodinger's GM or something :P
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 10, 2014, 02:56:54 am
We had another, totally separate group that was actually called Schrodinger's RP. Can't remember why, though. Probably something to do with time locking.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 10, 2014, 11:03:33 pm
You know how I said I'd get you an update today? A combination of distractions and writer's block means it will probably not be until tomorrow. I opened MS Word to write it about 5 hours ago, and I have written exactly three lines. Sorry about that.

In the meantime, you mentioned looking into getting Pale's crossbow. I assume your character's would feel obliged to try and get him as well? Also, were you thinking of busting him out (and stealing the crossbow), or something more official like paying his bail or using Backlash or Hazy's status as a guard to get him released/requisition the crossbow?
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 12, 2014, 03:06:10 pm
HEY GUYS I'VE BEEN UP FOR TWENTY HOURS

I ain't gon' do shit for Patent, he was an asshole to me. Fuck him let's just go and do the other thing
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 12, 2014, 03:31:19 pm
You know how I said I'd get you an update today? A combination of distractions and writer's block means it will probably not be until tomorrow. I opened MS Word to write it about 5 hours ago, and I have written exactly three lines. Sorry about that.

In the meantime, you mentioned looking into getting Pale's crossbow. I assume your character's would feel obliged to try and get him as well? Also, were you thinking of busting him out (and stealing the crossbow), or something more official like paying his bail or using Backlash or Hazy's status as a guard to get him released/requisition the crossbow?
When I asked about it, I was model hoping he had just left it. Screw that racist ass.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 13, 2014, 10:59:56 pm
My apologies for how long that took. I have no excuse, I was simply procrastinating. If it makes you feel any better though, I didn't do my uni coursework either.

Anyways, three rounds rapid! Backlash and Thunder should send them as well, even if they stick to the plan and wait for the enemy to flee. You can tell me what you want to do to the cowards.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 15, 2014, 05:18:08 am
I'm back and since I appear to be in a combat situation I have sent 3 rounds. I am so very sorry for disappearing on you guys. I will post more now because I'm getting my bookmarks managed and this will be on my hotbar. Again appologies
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Post by: Mabbz on January 15, 2014, 09:47:52 am
I'm back and since I appear to be in a combat situation I have sent 3 rounds. I am so very sorry for disappearing on you guys. I will post more now because I'm getting my bookmarks managed and this will be on my hotbar. Again appologies
I didn't even notice you were gone. I've been a bit slow on the updates so I doubt you've missed much.

I have everyone's actions, I'll try and post the fight up soon.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 17, 2014, 12:01:00 pm
Fight's up. Most of you have been rolling rather well. I'll need another three rounds rapid from everyone.

Also, remember talking is a free action (within reason) and thought definitely is too. I haven't really posted what everypony is thinking through the fight. That's your job.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 17, 2014, 02:58:58 pm
Poor Cynder.

Just occurred to me: I'm not really used to having to fight other ponies, only enough to escape or hinder them while I run away. Plus all I have is a bladed weapon, so... I'm gonna be showing some restraint when it comes to attacking downed or otherwise harmed enemies. I mean, I don't wanna kill them, necessarily, but yeah.

Probably should have considered that ahead of time. Next thing on my shopping list is a nice hefty truncheon.
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Post by: Narric on January 17, 2014, 05:04:02 pm
Invisible Castle dislikes me :P
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Post by: Mabbz on January 17, 2014, 05:30:03 pm
Poor Cynder.

Just occurred to me: I'm not really used to having to fight other ponies, only enough to escape or hinder them while I run away. Plus all I have is a bladed weapon, so... I'm gonna be showing some restraint when it comes to attacking downed or otherwise harmed enemies. I mean, I don't wanna kill them, necessarily, but yeah.

Probably should have considered that ahead of time. Next thing on my shopping list is a nice hefty truncheon.
I'll bear that in mind for the future. You haven't inflicted a serious injury yet, so don't worry too much.

Invisible Castle dislikes me :P
Yeah, I didn't use the rolls you sent me with the actions. Unfortunately, the first thing I do in any fight is roll for initiative by rolling a D20 and adding your Agility stat (sometimes with modifiers for having surprise on your side and the like). Cynder has the lowest Agility stat of any of the combatants, and then he rolled a 1. I basically decided that meant he never reached the fight.

Thunder did well though. She has the highest Agility, and rolled a 20. If she'd rolled a little better on the actual attack I would have had her tackle one of your enemies straight past everyone else and out the front door.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 17, 2014, 05:40:32 pm
Awww. So close to glory, and yet so far. :(
Also, it's looking like I night have to... ugh. Help Plumber.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 18, 2014, 02:49:26 am
so... 3 rounds again or a text post for plumber as i seem to be at the immediate combat zone
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Post by: Walrus Man on January 18, 2014, 06:49:56 am
I think we're jumping into the 3 rounds rapid?

Also just a heads up, I'm not sure if it's made national news at all but a great deal of Australia is currently on fire. I'm possibly going with a brigade strike team to one of the fires so I'll be off the radar for a day or two.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 18, 2014, 09:17:58 am
so... 3 rounds again or a text post for plumber as I seem to be at the immediate combat zone
Three rounds rapid. You could make a post about Plumber's thoughts at the moment, although I have a feeling they could be summed up as "ohshitohshitohshit"

Also just a heads up, I'm not sure if it's made national news at all but a great deal of Australia is currently on fire. I'm possibly going with a brigade strike team to one of the fires so I'll be off the radar for a day or two.
No worries, knowing me I won't get the combat post up for another few days anyway.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 21, 2014, 07:56:46 am
Still waiting for Narric and KingOfMonkeys to send me their actions. I have a day off tomorrow, so if you can get them to me before then, I can write up the next part of the battle quickly.
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Post by: Narric on January 21, 2014, 01:58:18 pm
ah, oops :P

Found this on DA, and I'd thought I'd share in this thread for (hopefully) obvious reasons ;)

[spoiler](http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/220/8/a/pony_revolver_by_vombavr-d5aaf6o.jpg)[/spoiler]
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 26, 2014, 01:11:13 am
I don't think we have guns and stuff/are based in FOEverse, but that's still a nice concept thingy.

inb4 Cynder is a gunpony
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Post by: Mabbz on January 26, 2014, 01:28:34 am
The actions are in, the next part of the fight should be within the next 12 hours.

ah, oops :P

Found this on DA, and I'd thought I'd share in this thread for (hopefully) obvious reasons ;)

[spoiler](http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/220/8/a/pony_revolver_by_vombavr-d5aaf6o.jpg)[/spoiler]
That is a pretty cool design. Guns haven't been invented in this setting yet, but I imagine you could use the same trigger set up for a crossbow.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 26, 2014, 02:22:22 am
Cool pistols aside....
I WANNA KILL STUFF!
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Post by: Mabbz on January 26, 2014, 09:37:14 pm
Sorry for the delay, I found a long MLP / X-COM: Enemy Unknown crossover fanfic (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/100455/stardust) that kept distracting me. Still, it's here now. It isn't over yet though, another three rounds rapid if you please.

Thunder keeps rolling stupidly well. I'd be annoyed if it wasn't so awesome. She may come to regret it though.

On a non MLP note, I'm a player in another RP on this forum that is open for more members. It's here (http://secondsphere.org/index.php?topic=172.0) if you're interested. I can assure you that it's very well written and I've had a lot of fun with it. The downsides are that it doesn't update as regularly as D&D, and that the GM is fairly anti-MLP.
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Post by: Narric on January 26, 2014, 09:39:33 pm
I found a knife so I'm gonna twist it, metaphorically speaking.
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Post by: Walrus Man on January 26, 2014, 11:16:18 pm
Of course I drop my truncheon. ::)
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 27, 2014, 04:16:26 am
Of course I'm getting awesome dice. After all...
(Puts on sunglasses.)
That's how I roll.
The dice.
Get it? 'Cause... Never mind.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 27, 2014, 05:05:06 am
gooby pls

In other news, I'm really wishing I'd taken higher STR or CON right about now.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 27, 2014, 09:20:40 am
Of course I'm getting awesome dice. After all...
(Puts on sunglasses.)
That's how I roll.
The dice.
Get it? 'Cause... Never mind.
You missed a bit. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YMPAH67f4o)

gooby pls

In other news, I'm really wishing I'd taken higher STR or CON right about now.
Well you did only give yourself a Strength of 6. You're rolling fairly well all things considered.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 31, 2014, 11:10:02 pm
Fight's up. That was eventful. Just a point I should make now: with the exception of Backlash and possibly Cynder, all your character's are civillians. You've likely never seen a dead pony outside of a funeral, and almost certainly never been involved in a fight like this. If you are unaffected by this, you're probably a psychopath.

Incidentally, the fight is effectively over. Juggernaught is still struggling, by Pale has him pretty firmly under control. You'll need a Strength test to knock him out, or you could try to talk him into surrendering.
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Post by: Narric on January 31, 2014, 11:25:33 pm
I'll take that Str test. Am I rolling under my own, or over his?
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Post by: Mabbz on January 31, 2014, 11:26:49 pm
Under your own. Bear in mind that a bad roll could give him a chance to harm you.
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Post by: Narric on January 31, 2014, 11:44:47 pm
I'm hoping I didn't go too overboard with that? :P
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Post by: Mabbz on February 01, 2014, 12:05:31 am
No that was fine. In future though, all stat checks are made by rolling two d20s. The first is a simple pass/fail where you need to roll under the relevant stat, while the second determines how well it went for you. In practice:

Passing the check and rolling high on the second dice means you do what you inteded with good results (potentially too good with a 20, such as Sunbeam and Guiding Light's deaths). Rolling around 7-12 means you did what you wanted; not spectacularly but it worked well enough. Rolling low means you did what you wanted but it had unintended consequences that may not benefit you.

Failing the check and rolling high on the second dice means you didn't do what you inteded, but it worked out for you anyway. Rolling around 9-14 means you failed, but not too badly. Rolling low means an epic fail.

Both dice rolls can be subject to modifiers if I deem it necessary.

You don't have to re-roll though. It's not that important on this occasion.
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Post by: Narric on February 01, 2014, 12:12:38 am
ah balls, sorry >_< I'll remember that in future ^_^;;
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Post by: HectorSmash on February 02, 2014, 02:29:13 am
Tss, great. Lovely. Goddamnit.

On the bright side, Thunder's alive.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 02, 2014, 04:03:53 am
Wait, I straight-up murdered a dude?
Crap.
And my shoulder is torched?
Double crap.
My good dice had to come to an end eventually...
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 02, 2014, 07:17:48 am
Fight's up. That was eventful. Just a point I should make now: with the exception of Backlash and possibly Cynder, all your character's are civillians. You've likely never seen a dead pony outside of a funeral, and almost certainly never been involved in a fight like this. If you are unaffected by this, you're probably a psychopath.
I'm going to play off pain and denial as long as I can to avoid mental trauma... It might not be good for her (already damaged) psyche to discover that she murdered somepony and helped murder somepony else.
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Post by: Mabbz on February 02, 2014, 08:39:29 am
Wait, I straight-up murdered a dude?
Crap.
And my shoulder is torched?
Double crap.
My good dice had to come to an end eventually...
Technically, killing Guiding Light was the result of perfect dice rolling for Thunder, and horrible rolls on her part. The same goes for Baklash killing Sunbeam. I believe the phrase is "Gone Horribly Right". For an RP based on My Little Pony, this is starting to get worryingly dark.

EDIT: has Thunder noticed that her attacker is now dead, or does she think the unicorn is unconscious? Also, I thought I'd give Backlash someone to talk to, and an option for dealing with the other body.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 02, 2014, 02:59:59 pm
Wait, I straight-up murdered a dude?
Crap.
And my shoulder is torched?
Double crap.
My good dice had to come to an end eventually...
Technically, killing Guiding Light was the result of perfect dice rolling for Thunder, and horrible rolls on her part. The same goes for Baklash killing Sunbeam. I believe the phrase is "Gone Horribly Right". For an RP based on My Little Pony, this is starting to get worryingly dark.

EDIT: has Thunder noticed that her attacker is now dead, or does she think the unicorn is unconscious? Also, I thought I'd give Backlash someone to talk to, and an option for dealing with the other body.
She assumes unconciousness, though she hasn't thought about it very much seeing as she's a teensy weensy bit distracted by blinding pain in her shoulder.
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Post by: Mabbz on February 02, 2014, 04:28:17 pm
Ok, that's what I thought. Which means it's basically up to Backlash what to do next.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 03, 2014, 04:52:07 pm
Unfortunately, Thunder is going to be out of action for a few minutes, maybe longer.  Should I calculate it, or just wait until it fits the plot?
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Post by: CoffeeGrunt on February 03, 2014, 06:00:30 pm
Is this still open for joining? It's been a while since I last wrote Pony, Season Four has made me want to get back into it.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 03, 2014, 06:27:39 pm
Is this still open for joining? It's been a while since I last wrote Pony, Season Four has made me want to get back into it.
I'm 90% sure, seeing as we lost a couple memners recently and haven't fully restocked. :)
Of course, You'll need Mabbz's official permission.
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Post by: CoffeeGrunt on February 03, 2014, 06:48:23 pm
What sort of setting/scenario is it, and can I ship OctaScratch in it somehow? :P
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 03, 2014, 07:02:07 pm
What sort of setting/scenario is it, and can I ship OctaScratch in it somehow? :P
No time travel, sorry. ;)
It's set way in the past, some time between Discord's reign and Luna's betrayal. The Elements of Harmony have gone missing, and we're a very 'special' team arranged to find and retrieve them.
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Post by: Mabbz on February 03, 2014, 07:11:26 pm
Unfortunately, Thunder is going to be out of action for a few minutes, maybe longer.  Should I calculate it, or just wait until it fits the plot?
I'm going to say go with the plot. Currently Thunder's injury is very painful and has left her feeling weak. Let's say a few minutes rest will get her able to move (painfully, with assistance), but she'll need at least a good night's sleep and a decent meal before she can walk on her own and even then it'll be with difficulty. Of course, healing magic exists which could speed things up, assuming you can get some.

Is this still open for joining? It's been a while since I last wrote Pony, Season Four has made me want to get back into it.
In theory yes, you can join. That said, the story revolves around a top secret mission with confirmed traitors in the royal guard. Joining at this stage could prove awkward since the main characters don't know who to trust, so why should they trust you? I can get around that if your character is a member of the guard, but if you don't want to be a guard then you'll probably have to wait a while unless you can come up with a plausible way to convince the others to trust you.

Either way, I'd rather talk about it by PM rather than here, to make the others paranoid :shifty: in case I have to disallow something due to hidden aspects of the plot.

What sort of setting/scenario is it, and can I ship OctaScratch in it somehow? :P
As much as I approve of OctaScratch (mind you, I approve of pretty much every ship I've come across), this setting is nine years after Celestia and Luna first imprisoned Discord in stone, but before Sombra and Nightmare Moon were defeated. I'm afraid it'll be another thousand years before they are born. As for a summary, it goes like this:

The Elements of Harmony have been stolen from their secure vault in Everfree City (I decided the old palace would have a city around it). Because some members of the royal guard were involved in the theft, a bunch of civillians have been hired to retrieve them, with the help of a few guards that were definitely not involved. The thieves have been tracked to Canterlot, and our intrepid heroes are hunting them down and beating them up (very thoroughly. Two of the thieves just got killed in the last fight), while trying to figure out exactly where the elements are and who ordered the theft (well, technically they don't need to find out the latter, but I figured they'd be curious).
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 03, 2014, 11:25:54 pm
Wait... I'm confused by Narric's post. How did Cynder know he was covering anything up? Am I missing something?
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Post by: HectorSmash on February 04, 2014, 03:24:48 am
I'm just gonna go with 'that didn't happen' and write my post accordingly. Personally I see no way Cynder could do all that stuff and still manage to eavesdrop on our conversation, on top of somehow knowing what Hazy was up to - unless they'd been talking in private just a few seconds beforehand.
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Post by: CoffeeGrunt on February 04, 2014, 08:41:05 am
What sort of technology/weaponry is available then?
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Post by: HectorSmash on February 04, 2014, 08:52:44 am
Mostly medieval with limited steampunk tech (I think). Patent has a crossbow, but we're not Dwemer-tier or anything. Definitely no bass cannons, unless Mabbz feels like letting you say 'But it's magic, not technology!' and getting away with some massive troll logic.

...Which would be pretty funny, but kind of imba considering the technological prowess of everyone else in the universe.

EDIT: Also I legit just noticed our avatars are like mirror images of one another. Octav3 for lyfe
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Post by: Narric on February 04, 2014, 09:01:18 am
I'm making assumptions becuase that is what Cynder would assume Hazy would be doing after a fight. I can edit that last bit out if it suits everybody else better :)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 04, 2014, 09:14:52 am
What sort of technology/weaponry is available then?
There's no detailed rules, since technology in Equestria is kinda all over the place already. I'll pretty much handle things on an individual basis, but Hector's basically right. Barring enchantments, keep it fairly medieval. And no steampunk, Patent's crossbow was just intricate clockwork mechanisms. The steam train hasn't been invented yet.

Basically, tell me what you want and if you can't have it, I'll tell you what the closest thing you can have is. Oh, and their is a bunch of posts on the first page that have some information you might find useful. I think there was a technology post somewhere.

I'm making assumptions becuase that is what Cynder would assume Hazy would be doing after a fight. I can edit that last bit out if it suits everybody else better :)
Well, since Hector made a fairly contradictory post, someone's going to have to edit :P

If you do come outside, feel free to write in some of Hazy's actions or dialogue if you want. I imagine he'd try to stop you from spotting the body by telling you to go back inside for whatever reason and concealing it with magic. Oh, and remember he's effectively a spy for the princesses; he'd be able to lie quite convincingly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 04, 2014, 05:32:03 pm
Considering Cynder had no knowledge of any casualties as a result of the fight, I'd say he shouldn't jump to conclusions that Hazy would be hiding bodies. Hell, nobody knew except the three of us - that's kind of the point.

Besides, we're trying to make an interesting subplot, man... c'mon.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 04, 2014, 06:17:26 pm
Considering Cynder had no knowledge of any casualties as a result of the fight, I'd say he shouldn't jump to conclusions that Hazy would be hiding bodies. Hell, nobody knew except the three of us - that's kind of the point.

Besides, we're trying to make an interesting subplot, man... c'mon.
I'm with HectorSmash. Plus, in addition to everything he said, also it's unlikely that you could walk upstairs, find a pillow, come downstairs, and walk outside in the time it took to say four sentances and walk inside.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 04, 2014, 11:06:02 pm
Guys, he already altered his post before you said anything. His new post implies that he is unaware of the dead ponies. Everypony except Hazy is indoors now, so maybe we can move on with what you're actually doing? I'll bring Hazy back inside when enough time has passed.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 04, 2014, 11:08:28 pm
Guys, he already altered his post before you said anything. His new post implies that he is unaware of the dead ponies. Everypony except Hazy is indoors now, so maybe we can move on with what you're actually doing? I'll bring Hazy back inside when enough time has passed.
Aaand this shows why I should actually check on these things before posting.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 04, 2014, 11:56:10 pm
I was last post; when that's the case, all I can do is whine!
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Post by: Walrus Man on February 05, 2014, 12:00:01 am
I can't recall, did anyone grab rope when we were preparing for the attack?

Also it's occurred to me that I still haven't put a picture of Pale Ale up here. He's the jerk in the middle:

[spoiler](http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/035/b/e/the_bartender_pony_by_arrentknave-d754as4.jpg)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 05, 2014, 12:09:22 am
No, but considering these ponies foalnapped Anna, there will be rope lying around somewhere. No need to roll, you automatically find it. You don't find Anna though.

Also, is that Pale's wife and daughter? Such a happy scene >:D
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on February 05, 2014, 12:49:45 am
Also, is that Pale's wife and daughter? Such a happy scene >:D
:o Yep, that's them..
[foreshadowing intensifies]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 05, 2014, 12:57:58 am
Wow. After all these months, we finally see him.

...I thought he'd be fatter.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 05, 2014, 02:17:56 am
post's up. poor plumber's rather lost himself a bit. rather in shock I expect
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on February 05, 2014, 02:30:22 am
Poor old Plumber, seems like he was barely over his last bout of emotional trauma.

Wow. After all these months, we finally see him.

...I thought he'd be fatter.
Sorry to disappoint. :P
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 05, 2014, 02:58:43 am
Poor old Plumber, seems like he was barely over his last bout of emotional trauma.

Wow. After all these months, we finally see him.

...I thought he'd be fatter.
Sorry to disappoint. :P
I REMAIN THE FAT ONE MWA HA HA
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 05, 2014, 09:08:26 am
You know, I'd completely forgotten that Plumber wears glasses. For future reference (in case they get lost or broken), how blind is he without them? Don't worry, I'm not planning on targetting them specifically, but I like to have options.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 05, 2014, 01:20:50 pm
Without them beyond about 2-3 feet reading is out of the question past like 6 feet things get blurry ans difficult to recognize if he doesnt know what thet are already. Also prolonged periods witout them may result in headaches.   

Next rp post from me will go up after work
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on February 08, 2014, 06:27:30 am
How much armour was this pegasus wearing? Are we talking something like the royal guard armour, or a full harness? Because I'm picturing the pony version of this: [spoiler](http://www.talismancoins.com/catalog/Suit_of_Gothic_Plate_Armor.jpg)[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 08, 2014, 11:59:18 am
Answered in the story post. Divide the loot amongst yourselves and decide what to do next.

In case you're wondering by the way, tailblades are basically a bladed leather ribbon that ponies can weave into their tails. There are different kinds, some effectively turn your tail into a mace or flail, others are more like highly flexible rapiers or spiked whips. This particular set is the spiked whip kind. It can't be used by ponies with short tails, but none of you have particularly short tails, so you're good.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on February 08, 2014, 12:26:43 pm
My instinct is telling me to dibsy the sword, but I'll wait until everypony else has called dib to see what is left for me :P
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 08, 2014, 05:33:47 pm
Dibs on the wingblades!
Except I'm asleep, so I can't call dibs on anything...
Tailspike would be neat, but considering my combat mostly involves high speed rushes I doubt it would do me much good.
(I assume the wingblades are higher quality than my own?)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 08, 2014, 05:46:50 pm
Actually, they're more or less the same. You got yours from the royal armoury, same as her.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 08, 2014, 06:02:31 pm
Actually, they're more or less the same. You got yours from the royal armoury, same as her.
Oh... And hers don't have any of those fancy magic-proof gems built in? Dang.
Do we get any Exp? I'm hopimg to learn Magic Missile.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 09, 2014, 12:26:06 am
Hazy showed the group her find

LEL, also I'm guessing we're all or mostly gathered in the kitchen area where Thunder's passed out?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 09, 2014, 09:24:51 am
That or the hallway. Fun fact: this place is loosely based on my house. My house doesn't have a basement though.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on February 10, 2014, 08:05:40 am
*girlish squeal* Is your house also full of ponies?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 10, 2014, 08:13:34 am
Of course it is. Isn't yours?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 10, 2014, 06:19:06 pm
oooh thank Luna I didn't post last night when I was horribly drunk I was pretty sure I hadn't but... I have before so.. anyway post will go up in a few
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 14, 2014, 10:54:06 am
I'll try and get a post up about you lot searching the house tomorrow, I'm somewhat busy at the moment with coursework and valentines day. If any of you have a specific place you want to search, let me know. Otherwise I'll just give you all random rooms (except Backlash and Thunder).
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 15, 2014, 10:20:34 pm
Yay update!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on February 16, 2014, 10:04:17 pm
Can we assume that the mail comes with the appropriate undergarments? Because otherwise that is gonna suck to wear.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 16, 2014, 10:15:25 pm
Can we assume that the mail comes with the appropriate undergarments? Because otherwise that is gonna suck to wear.
I'm not cruel enough to give you loot then say you can't use it. You have the appropriate undergarments.
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Post by: Walrus Man on February 16, 2014, 10:31:05 pm
In hindsight that was actually a pretty dumb thing to ask.  ::) Thanks for clarifying anyway.
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Post by: Mabbz on February 17, 2014, 11:57:47 pm
I'd just like to point out that the broken whiskey bottle was the dice's fault
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on February 18, 2014, 12:05:03 am
Damn dice, trying to push Plumber into deeper depression!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 20, 2014, 12:33:43 am
I do like the in-character small talk. It's nice to see that kind of roleplay. But maybe someone could start a discussion about your next move rather than waiting for me to do it? You all seem to just wait for me to start any serious conversations ::)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 20, 2014, 03:00:18 am
i've got more material but Plumber would need to be spoken to directly. Which will have to happen because he's not really inclined to plan or go anywhere at the moment
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 20, 2014, 04:52:39 am
I've got stuff planned, but I figured I shouldn't start moving plot forward if I just suddenly woke up. I was going to wait for someone to respond to me and then get into plot-pushing.
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Post by: HectorSmash on February 20, 2014, 11:29:37 pm
My character's a habitual plot-pusher; a bit of a plot addict, if you will. I'm sure just a little more plot won't hurt...  ;)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on February 20, 2014, 11:34:13 pm
/me pokes Hector in the plot

You're just an ass-man, be honest :P
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Post by: HectorSmash on February 21, 2014, 09:17:53 pm
Who, me?

I don't know what could have possibly given you that idea. It's not like I have a cropped and rotated ass pic as my avatar, that would be completely absurd.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on February 21, 2014, 11:30:04 pm
Haha, butts.

Sorry for the long silence again guys, I'm doing backstage work for a theatre production at the moment and haven't had much down time near a computer.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 22, 2014, 09:06:52 am
Virtually anyone that's attracted to ponies is automatically an ass man. A pony's ass takes up a sizable chunk of their body, is far more easily visible than anything else from the back and is covered only by fur and a tail, which to my mind is the equivalent of underwear where all but the most intersting area is made only of translucent material.

I suppose legs are another reasonable target for lust, as they are fairly visible and their fur is the equivalent of fairly thick tights. Horns and wings are also fair game, but they're only available to about two-thirds of the population.

I just overthought that, didn't I?



Pale, good to see you again. If you want to search for the key, roll 1d20 and add 6. If the result is over your Intelligence, you find it. I'll let you work out the details of how and where. If you get it, moving the prisoners to their cell in the basement requires no roll. The group can just RP it.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 22, 2014, 05:46:49 pm
Remember that one time I wrote an essay for Waaagh about the merits of pony? Well, this is the other half of that.

NOT GONNA SAY IT WASN'T WHAT WE WERE ALL THINKING, YOU JUST HAD TO BE THE ONE TO SAY IT
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 25, 2014, 03:52:25 pm
For those of you who aren't already, I'd advise you all to join the secondsphere facebook group. That way, when the site goes down you'll know what's going on.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 25, 2014, 05:11:00 pm
You need to have your request accepted by someone in the group to join, so... yeah. Still waiting on that since a few weeks ago lol
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 06, 2014, 12:41:33 am
COMPLETE MELTDOWN HO!
well it's either help him, continue dragging him along, or leave him behind without metagaming.. all 3 options would be pretty easy.
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Post by: HectorSmash on March 06, 2014, 01:49:07 am
Oh shiiiiii-
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Post by: HectorSmash on March 06, 2014, 03:47:09 am
Loving this, btw. Hopefully it can be resolved without much in the way of hard feelings. Maybe a song...? :D
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Post by: Waaaghpower on March 06, 2014, 03:59:32 am
I started the last song. You can take this one, if you want. (I'll gladly join in, you just gotta make up a tune. :D)
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Post by: HectorSmash on March 06, 2014, 04:06:10 am
ffffuuuu
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Post by: Waaaghpower on March 06, 2014, 04:13:58 am
ffffuuuu
Just steal a tune on a kid's song and write morbid, depressing lyrics.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 06, 2014, 04:26:43 am
i'm glad no one's actually sick of plumber OOC it's kind of weird seeing him develop this way rather than how I usually use him and I'd hate to have him drive everyone nuts.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 06, 2014, 04:30:18 am
He's kind of an anti-Mary Sue. I like it.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 06, 2014, 04:36:52 am
he's got decent stats... I just can't roll for poop
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Post by: HectorSmash on March 06, 2014, 05:26:00 am
good luck fuckers, hahahaha
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Post by: Waaaghpower on March 06, 2014, 05:32:14 am
Oh dear lord what have we wrought...
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Post by: Waaaghpower on March 06, 2014, 06:01:46 am
I assume that the magical laws are what control the musical aspects in the universe, a-la Buffy the Vampire Slayer style. (Minus the negative aspects.) So everypony has rhymes come to them without effort, dance moves are involuntary (As long as the song is going), magical music plays, and we only have vague control of when the music starts or ends.
(And, that everyone is aware of how it works and when it happens, but can't control it.)
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 06, 2014, 06:12:40 am
yeah i've been up since early as shit sooo i'm gonna have to post my part be it singing or not being in range of the song's magic (I aint decided yet) tomorrow morning especially as I can't carry a tune with a bucket a forklift and a team of movers. so if somepony else has another round in them go for it plumber probobly won't hear you over his weeping anyway  :P
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Post by: HectorSmash on March 06, 2014, 06:38:13 am
Yeah, I always figured random musical numbers to be part of the innate positive magic of the world. That's why you never see them in Fallout: Equestria; all the positive magic is long gone! yaaaaay
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Post by: Narric on March 06, 2014, 09:09:20 am
Thats a nice song you've got going there, be a shame if someone was to cut it short with reality :P
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Post by: Mabbz on March 06, 2014, 09:28:31 am
 :o

I go to bed for nine hours and come back to this? I should sleep more.

Just so you all know, Hazy's staying out of this whole thing. He's kinda meant to be a bit of an introvert and this is way beyond him. Besides, this is your story and I don't think the GMPC should get involved. Also I can't think of what to write.

i'm glad no one's actually sick of plumber OOC it's kind of weird seeing him develop this way rather than how I usually use him and I'd hate to have him drive everyone nuts.
I'm not sick of him, but I do feel it'd be best for the story if this whole thing was resolved one way or another.

he's got decent stats... I just can't roll for poop
Fun fact, one reason I suggested a training session was to give everyone a small stat boost (sorry Waaaghpower, excluding Thunder was an in character decision).

I assume that the magical laws are what control the musical aspects in the universe, a-la Buffy the Vampire Slayer style. (Minus the negative aspects.) So everypony has rhymes come to them without effort, dance moves are involuntary (As long as the song is going), magical music plays, and we only have vague control of when the music starts or ends.
(And, that everyone is aware of how it works and when it happens, but can't control it.)
Sound's reasonable to me. Let's go with that. With one extra rule based on a fanfic I read; if a pony sings something that was clearly intended to be a secret (for example, declaring undying love for somepony) then it is considered hugely impolite to talk about it. You're supposed to ignore it and move on as though nothing happened.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on March 06, 2014, 01:22:30 pm
Thats a nice song you've got going there, be a shame if someone was to cut it short with reality :P
So Cynder is straight-up immune to the magic, then?

Also: Mabbz, how much of a stat boost were you going to give them for half a day of sparring? Because really, that's *nothing* in terms of training... (As Thunder pointed out.)
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Post by: Mabbz on March 06, 2014, 01:36:24 pm
A very small one. One point in a single stat of your choice. I know half a day of training shouldn't really give you anything, but it also takes into account experience from the last several days (did this adventure really only start 3-4 days ago?). Besides, what fun is an RP without tangible character development?

Also, don't complain about free stat points. I might decide to take them away :P
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Post by: Waaaghpower on March 06, 2014, 01:54:59 pm
I just realized something...
Hazy is standing, like, *Right There* while this argument us going on. Mayhaps a certain pony should join the singalong?
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Post by: Mabbz on March 06, 2014, 01:59:47 pm
I would join in (I did do a bit in the last song), but I can't think of any lyrics. Feel free to use him as a backing singer if you want though. Or even write him his own verse. Or duet. Or snazzy dance number. Or use his illusion magic to make special effects.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on March 06, 2014, 02:18:19 pm
By the way, what's the canon excuse for you not joining in the argument?
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Post by: Mabbz on March 06, 2014, 02:43:41 pm
Hazy doesn't like getting into arguments. He's an infiltration specialist in the night guard, so his job revolves around not getting into fights.
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Post by: HectorSmash on March 06, 2014, 05:49:07 pm
Uhhhh... I'll come up with something when I get home from school.

Are songs like rap battles in poniverse? Or would it be like a Paper Mario-esque fight where a theater and a crowd spontaneously pops up and watches us make fools of ourselves?
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Post by: Waaaghpower on March 06, 2014, 06:55:29 pm
Uhhhh... I'll come up with something when I get home from school.

Are songs like rap battles in poniverse? Or would it be like a Paper Mario-esque fight where a theater and a crowd spontaneously pops up and watches us make fools of ourselves?
No more of a battle than the argument already was, I'd say. You can respond just the same, but there's no 'Winner' or 'Loser', just two ponies having a conversation in song.
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Post by: Walrus Man on March 06, 2014, 09:28:05 pm
Ooh, a song. I will try and post something tonight or in the morning
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Post by: Waaaghpower on March 06, 2014, 10:14:21 pm
The original song's length doesn't matter too much, we can extend it all we want. Or cut it short and slip back into normal talking.
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Post by: Mabbz on March 06, 2014, 10:18:20 pm
You could even do a reprise later, if you wanted. I was tempted to reprise "We're heroes after all" at one point.
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Post by: HectorSmash on March 06, 2014, 10:59:22 pm
JOIN US WALRUS MAN

also we should do more songs

EDIT: I'm gonna wait to see what everyone else does before I post again. I don't wanna rob everyone else of a chance to sing ;D
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Post by: HectorSmash on March 09, 2014, 10:05:39 pm
If nobody posts within a day or so I'm just gonna move on. I'm all for giving everyone a chance to post but I'd also like to not take a week to move the game along.
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Post by: Narric on March 09, 2014, 10:07:55 pm
Hey, I'm chasing Mario here :P

Also I suck at improve lyrics :P
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Post by: Mabbz on March 09, 2014, 10:32:28 pm
Something to hurry things along a little. Narric, Cynder has lost Plumber. If you want to RP yourself heading back to the others to let them know, that'd be a good idea.
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Post by: Narric on March 09, 2014, 10:44:53 pm
Is this Plumber leaving the group permeanantly?
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Post by: Mabbz on March 09, 2014, 10:47:23 pm
I'm having discussions with KoM about exactly what's going on with Plumber. Suffice it to say you won't see him for a while.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 09, 2014, 11:41:20 pm
DUN DUN DUN!
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Post by: Narric on March 10, 2014, 12:29:51 am
Damn you Mabbz!! Why must you remove people from our group?!!?!

Hey KoM, hope whatever reason thats taking you away clears up, gets better, or whatever it needs doing happens. :P sorry if I draged out you "Leaving" ^_^;;
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 10, 2014, 04:21:54 am
Not leaving really ill be watching.. There is a plan
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 10, 2014, 11:49:16 am
Sorry for the delay, I have been doing all of the theatre all of the time. The production is over however so I won't have an more excuses.

EDIT: And there it is, music. Glad I didn't miss this song as well.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 12, 2014, 07:34:18 pm
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Keeping her eyes fixed on the doorway whence she came, she muttered, "I'm-a go talk ta Hazy." She made to leave the foyer as well, walking with a certain sullen purpose.
Talk about what?

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Walking back, Cynder found his way to the house, and made his way in.
You probably want to let everpony know that Plumber's given you the slip.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 12, 2014, 10:55:49 pm
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Walking back, Cynder found his way to the house, and made his way in.
You probably want to let everpony know that Plumber's given you the slip.
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also did he hear what plumber was saying when he stopped in the street waaaagh i've got my own plan but if you wanted to intersect with plumber somehow drop me a line and we can sort somthing out
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 13, 2014, 05:07:32 am
I'm going to have Lashie try to compromise with Hazy to do the hard parts on their own and get the others for the bits they're needed for. Of course, it's possible this won't work at all, but that's what she'd try to do right about now.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 13, 2014, 05:10:20 am
Friggin' Hypocrite. What happened to 'Work together and share our strength, comrade!'?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 13, 2014, 07:31:12 am
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Walking back, Cynder found his way to the house, and made his way in.
You probably want to let everpony know that Plumber's given you the slip.
Also did he hear what Plumber was saying when he stopped in the street? Waaaagh I've got my own plan but if you wanted to intersect with Plumber somehow drop me a line and we can sort somthing out.
Whatever you two wind up doing, please keep me informed. I don't want to accidentally screw up your plans by making an assumption.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 13, 2014, 09:29:34 pm
Friggin' Hypocrite. What happened to 'Work together and share our strength, comrade!'?

Hey, that was Plan A! She's not gonna try to pursue a seemingly impossible course of action.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 13, 2014, 09:55:31 pm
Friggin' Hypocrite. What happened to 'Work together and share our strength, comrade!'?

Hey, that was Plan A! She's not gonna try to pursue a seemingly impossible course of action.
She sure gives up easy...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 13, 2014, 10:01:03 pm
Friggin' Hypocrite. What happened to 'Work together and share our strength, comrade!'?

Hey, that was Plan A! She's not gonna try to pursue a seemingly impossible course of action.
She sure gives up easy...

When it comes to other ponies, sure. If it was something simple like an impenetrable door or a labyrinth full of lava snakes? Pff, easy. At least she doesn't have to deal with other ponies' whining and being irrational and screaming and carrying on, always being such nuisances.  :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 13, 2014, 10:06:52 pm
Friggin' Hypocrite. What happened to 'Work together and share our strength, comrade!'?

Hey, that was Plan A! She's not gonna try to pursue a seemingly impossible course of action.
She sure gives up easy...

When it comes to other ponies, sure. If it was something simple like an impenetrable door or a labyrinth full of lava snakes? Pff, easy. At least she doesn't have to deal with other ponies' whining and being irrational and screaming and carrying on, always being such nuisances.  :P
And now you're agreeing with Thunder. Working with inexperienced, untrained ponies is worse than working alone.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on March 14, 2014, 02:43:24 pm
Any modifiers to try and levitate the smaller of the two thugs down into the cellar cage?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 14, 2014, 04:03:54 pm
Ahem:
On behalf of Thunder, I would just like to say:
Shitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshitshit.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 14, 2014, 04:37:08 pm
Any modifiers to try and levitate the smaller of the two thugs down into the cellar cage?
No, I'm going to assume it's an auto success. The way you lot roll, you'll accidentally lock yourselves in. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to write about Thunder's horrific drinking experience.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on March 14, 2014, 04:45:02 pm
Any modifiers to try and levitate the smaller of the two thugs down into the cellar cage?
No, I'm going to assume it's an auto success. The way you lot roll, you'll accidentally lock yourselves in. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to write about Thunder's horrific drinking experience.
I'll just write somethig to the effect of Cynder trying to carry the body :P

Oh, and it was a pretty good roll: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4431923/



Is there a reason Thunder is near-raped so often? :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 14, 2014, 07:01:27 pm
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mfw I saw today's updates

Let's see if I can keep it together long enough to make an IC post...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 14, 2014, 07:13:28 pm
Is there a reason Thunder is near-raped so often? :P
Horrible dice rolling. There was a 1/12 chance of getting a rapist, and even then a small chance that she wouldn't go with him. I really need to stop adding a rape option to my random encounter tables :P

EDIT: I feel the need to point out that Hazy's veiws do not necessarily mirror my own. I imagine he wants some of you to quit to make his life simpler, but I don't. I'm just acting the character.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 14, 2014, 10:12:36 pm
I really need to stop adding a rape option to my random encounter tables :P

(http://f0.bcbits.com/img/a2788502482_10.jpg)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on March 14, 2014, 10:38:15 pm
Yeah, simply including that as an outcome is asking for trouble :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 14, 2014, 11:06:10 pm
Poor old Thunder really is copping the worst of it, isn't she?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 14, 2014, 11:14:25 pm
Is there a reason Thunder is near-raped so often? :P
Horrible dice rolling. There was a 1/12 chance of getting a rapist, and even then a small chance that she wouldn't go with him. I really need to stop adding a rape option to my random encounter tables :P
Next thing you know, we'll be playing FATAL.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 14, 2014, 11:43:40 pm
Is there a reason Thunder is near-raped so often? :P
Horrible dice rolling. There was a 1/12 chance of getting a rapist, and even then a small chance that she wouldn't go with him. I really need to stop adding a rape option to my random encounter tables :P
Next thing you know, we'll be playing FATAL.
My Little FATAL: Friendship is Non-Consenting
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on March 14, 2014, 11:48:59 pm
Friendship is Carrots :shifty:

I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is a pre-planned side-story where Plumber is going to step in an save Thunder. We get some nice inter-character developement, Plumber is finally absolved of his near-crimes from earlier, and Thunder gains some respect and trust of the male stallion :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 14, 2014, 11:50:02 pm
My Little FATAL: Friendship is Non-Consenting

/me looks it up

OH SWEET LUNA.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 14, 2014, 11:59:03 pm
Friendship is Carrots :shifty:

I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is a pre-planned side-story where Plumber is going to step in an save Thunder. We get some nice inter-character developement, Plumber is finally absolved of his near-crimes from earlier, and Thunder gains some respect and trust of the male stallion :P

I reckon you might be on to something there.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 15, 2014, 01:12:50 am
There's been talk of that happening, but it wasn't plNned and I've got no idea if it'll go anywhere. So... Yeah.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 15, 2014, 04:43:06 am
With the larger of their two captive spinning gently over his head in a dim aura of magic...

LOL

EDIT: This is my 250th post, and now I can go in the Enclave! Hooray!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 15, 2014, 04:05:36 pm
I really shouldn't have added the rapist option to the random encounter table. I felt uneasy as I wrote it, and I've been regretting it more and more ever since. In addition, Thunder's attempts at fighting off her attacker went very badly, and Plumber's point of view makes it seem unlikely that he'll even notice that Thunder is even present. Even if he does, he's so drunk that he'll probably just get beaten up for his troubles.

Basically, I wish I hadn't gone down this route at all. As such, I am going to retcon everything to do with the rapist. Thunder will be back in the bar and have to roll on the tables again, this time with the rapist possibility removed.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is a pre-planned side-story where Plumber is going to step in an save Thunder. We get some nice inter-character developement, Plumber is finally absolved of his near-crimes from earlier, and Thunder gains some respect and trust of the male stallion :P
Kind of. It wasn't entirely pre-planned.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 15, 2014, 05:18:41 pm
That feel when the party's rolls are so bad that the GM has to step in and tone it down so we can keep playing

Also, I know what you mean on that front, Six-Pack Mabbz. Writing stuff like that makes me physically uncomfortable; like even though it's not real and I'm not reading it, somehow writing it is a totally different phenomenon, like I'm birthing this evil abomination that other people are gonna have to deal with.

Then again, the stakes aren't very high if we're not dealing with death, injury, rape, etc. on a regular basis. I trust you to find a good balance between the two.

EDIT: Thunder, you lucky whore! Hope she left some for me... ;)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 15, 2014, 05:28:13 pm
That feel when the party's rolls are so bad that the GM has to step in and tone it down so we can keep playing

Also, I know what you mean on that front, Six-Pack Mabbz. Writing stuff like that makes me physically uncomfortable; like even though it's not real and I'm not reading it, somehow writing it is a totally different phenomenon, like I'm birthing this evil abomination that other people are gonna have to deal with.

Then again, the stakes aren't very high if we're not dealing with death, injury, rape, etc. on a regular basis. I trust you to find a good balance between the two.
I actually had to write out part of... That scene. It felt dirty.
Consensual seduction scenes are fun and alright, though!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 15, 2014, 06:01:26 pm
That feel when the party's rolls are so bad that the GM has to step in and tone it down so we can keep playing

Also, I know what you mean on that front, Six-Pack Mabbz. Writing stuff like that makes me physically uncomfortable; like even though it's not real and I'm not reading it, somehow writing it is a totally different phenomenon, like I'm birthing this evil abomination that other people are gonna have to deal with.

Then again, the stakes aren't very high if we're not dealing with death, injury, rape, etc. on a regular basis. I trust you to find a good balance between the two.

EDIT: Thunder, you lucky whore! Hope she left some for me... ;)
I wish I had a six pack...

I am starting to think that moving to a different dice roller site might be necessary. Have any of you ever rolled well? As for high stakes, don't worry. Injury and death are still very much in this (Thunder and Backlash are killers, remember?), I'd just like to move away from rape. Too much mental trauma and internal party conflict was slowing the story down as it is.

I actually had to write out part of... That scene. It felt dirty.
Consensual seduction scenes are fun and alright, though!
Again, sorry about that. The real question is, when are you going to write up the M-rated deleted scene between Thunder and Mirthful Night?  ;)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 15, 2014, 06:03:50 pm
I might. :D
If I do, I'll keep it private and perhaps message it to anyone who is interested. ;)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 15, 2014, 06:07:52 pm
I might. :D
If I do, I'll keep it private and perhaps message it to anyone who is interested. ;)

What, and put the burden of curiosity on us, your humble readers?

Live a little! Drop it in a pastebin and leave it for the world to see! Hell, I'll even do the same of some of the logs from my old RP/ERP group if you're worried about making a fool of yourself.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 15, 2014, 06:13:54 pm
the dungeons and dragons dice roller on wizards website is a good one might be a little less cursed dice on that... Anyway if anyone's interested in Plumber's upcoming evening i'm working on it now should be an interesting read
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 15, 2014, 06:16:37 pm
I might. :D
If I do, I'll keep it private and perhaps message it to anyone who is interested. ;)

What, and put the burden of curiosity on us, your humble readers?

Live a little! Drop it in a pastebin and leave it for the world to see! Hell, I'll even do the same of some of the logs from my old RP/ERP group if you're worried about making a fool of yourself.
I'm akso unsure how to handle the issue of  'Ponies have no genetalia.' The only apparent gender difference is the shape of their head and pitch of their voice...
Also, this is dipping slightly into creepyness.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 15, 2014, 06:21:55 pm
Also, this is dipping slightly into creepyness.

Friend, you have no idea.

I typically go with 'it's there but since ponies are usually naked there's no social stigma about it' to account for why people aren't perpetually distracted by all the dangly bits hanging out. Blame Fallout: Equestria for that one.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 15, 2014, 06:26:12 pm
Pony sex also has no appeal to me. Maybe there just happens to be one of those portals to Human world lying around? Or a parallel universe where less creepy FIMfiction can be written.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 15, 2014, 06:36:49 pm
Pony sex also has no appeal to me. Maybe there just happens to be one of those portals to Human world lying around? Or a parallel universe where less creepy FIMfiction can be written.

Wait what? I think we're not on the same page here. (Although FIMFic does have the tendency to have like 50% of its featured stories be clopfics, fucking mods) If you're talking about Fallout: Equestria, that doesn't involve humans at all. It's just one of the topics touched on in passing.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 15, 2014, 06:38:25 pm
I'm referring to FIMfiction in general, not the site. And I was saying that if I were to write something, the characters might breifly become human for the sake of sanity.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 15, 2014, 06:40:41 pm
Hah! Fair enough!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 15, 2014, 07:14:29 pm
Moving on, we know what Thunder is doing for the rest of the night, but what of the rest of you? And what are your plans for the morning? And is anyone going to notice that Thunder has vanished? And will Hazy and Backlash make out? And who is cuter, Pale or Cynder?

These are the questions we all need answers to.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 15, 2014, 07:15:12 pm
we interrupt this program to bring you an incredibly botched suicide attempt.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 15, 2014, 07:19:13 pm
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dreaming strange dreams

That could so easily result in a dream sequence with Luna.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 15, 2014, 07:21:00 pm
 :shifty: I didn't slip that in there to have that as an option later.. nope certainly not  :shifty:
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 15, 2014, 07:41:56 pm
u wot m8

EDIT: hurr durr I forgot to actually add content to this post. I'm waiting on Hazy to say or do something before I go bolting off in search of adventure and/or carnal delights.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on March 15, 2014, 11:10:50 pm
Can I try and set a fire-trap on the cgaelock? :shifty: Like if anything tries to physically tamper with it or unlock it, it explodes in a violent fireball? I'd leave a written warning of course ^_^ No sense leaving a trap for fools to haplessly fall into. I have a sense of honour afterall. :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 15, 2014, 11:39:29 pm
You can indeed. You'll need to make a Magic Power stat check with -2 to your first roll (cutie mark bonus). Bear in mind that a horrible failure could cause an explosion.

Reminder: stat checks are done by rolling 2 d20s. The first is a simple pass/fail that must be under your stat to succeed (so a -2 modifier is a good thing), while the second is a measure of how well the action turned out for you. Roughly speaking, rolling around 7-13 on the 2nd dice is a standard success or fail, rolling above 16 is either a crit success or a "not as planned, but it worked" moment, and rolling below 5 is either a crit fail or a gone horribly right moment.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 15, 2014, 11:41:07 pm
one of these days there will be something that can be solved by rolling a dice for plumbing... one of these days  :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on March 16, 2014, 12:08:27 am
OK, seems IC wants me to successfully caste the spell, but spectacularly fail, or Fail the spell, and do something spectacular :P

I think I'll leave it for now XD
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 16, 2014, 01:31:58 am
this is our virtual dice (http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/i-qwGfR2J/0/1050x10000/i-qwGfR2J-1050x10000.jpg) any questions?
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Post by: Walrus Man on March 16, 2014, 11:44:10 am
I think that just about covers it. O_o
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 16, 2014, 02:13:08 pm
Walrus Man, Thunder is *quite* eager for company, apparently. Just not yours.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 17, 2014, 08:48:16 am
How many upstairs bedrooms does this house have again?

Walrus Man, Thunder is *quite* eager for company, apparently. Just not yours.
Pale Ale is a master of charm. :shifty:
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 17, 2014, 09:21:43 am
Four. The landing goes down the middle of the house, with two bedrooms on the left and two on the right. There's also a bathroom at the end of the landing. You now know the upstairs layout of my house IRL (my bedroom is first on the left). Am I going to regret that?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 17, 2014, 09:36:48 am
Four. The landing goes down the middle of the house, with two bedrooms on the left and two on the right. There's also a bathroom at the end of the landing. You now know the upstairs layout of my house IRL (my bedroom is first on the left). Am I going to regret that?

In a word, yes.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on March 17, 2014, 09:48:25 am
I'll take first night watch. :P
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Post by: HectorSmash on March 17, 2014, 11:21:34 pm
walrus you fuckerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr don't leave me hangin' bro
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 18, 2014, 12:18:57 am
walrus you fuckerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr don't leave me hangin' bro
It's been less than a day. No need for a post like this just yet.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 18, 2014, 01:51:52 am
BUT I WANT MY PONIES NAOOOOO  :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on March 18, 2014, 01:55:07 am
BUT I WANT MY PONIES NAOOOOO  :( :( :( :(
Here you go then :P

[spoiler](http://th07.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2014/076/c/5/after_the_ladies_night_by_ziemniax-d7alkks.png)[/spoiler]

I would post to claim Cynder is taking first watch, but what would be the poit of saying it if we're gonna run off and search for Thunder :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 18, 2014, 03:26:27 am
Here you go then :P

well that was unexpected

Thanks, but I generally prefer feral (I can't fucking believe that's what it's actually called. I mean really, it sounds so scary). Good art nonetheless, also best ship, nice choice!
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Post by: Walrus Man on March 18, 2014, 08:01:15 am
Easy fella, I've had a hard time pretending to be nice to customers all day. :P I'll post something shortly.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on March 18, 2014, 03:08:57 pm
Keep in mind, Thunder's window is very obviously open.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 19, 2014, 05:33:36 pm
Wait, how many of us are left in the house? Hazy, me, Pale, Cynder... is that all? Just the four of us?

Holy shit we're just hemorrhaging ponies over here
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 19, 2014, 05:38:35 pm
Wait, how many of us are left in the house? Hazy, me, Pale, Cynder... is that all? Just the four of us?

Holy shit we're just hemorrhaging ponies over here
You should really see a doctor about that...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 19, 2014, 05:55:16 pm
Unsurprisingly, it appears I need a direct pony transfusion ASAP! Won't someone help me?!
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Post by: Waaaghpower on March 19, 2014, 10:38:48 pm
So, is everypony asleep now?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 19, 2014, 10:45:52 pm
Looks like it. I'll move the story to the morning soon (probably some time tomorrow afternoon).
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 19, 2014, 10:47:04 pm
I might do a 'Waking up' post or something just for fun.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 19, 2014, 10:50:40 pm
Not just yet, I'm waiting to hear back from someone about something. Yes, I am being vague.

Although actually, since you're not with any other PCs, I suppose it wouldn't make a difference. Feel free to wake yourself up, as long as you don't go back to the others yet.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 19, 2014, 10:52:38 pm
I figured it wouldn't matter, I just wanted to get permission to move on. Don't worry, it'll be pretty plot-lite, just a scene where Thunder leaves the apartment.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 19, 2014, 11:18:42 pm
I'll be waking plumber up shortly as after he has some tripped out dreams
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 19, 2014, 11:32:49 pm
What in the WHAT? I am genuinely baffled.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 19, 2014, 11:35:58 pm
Well, when you live alone for a couple decades and never have to interact with anyone outside from some animals and the occasional job, you get kinda super-attracted to people really easy... Hazy made the mistake of letting her hug him, and now that Thunder's gone, someone has to fill the void.

Told you she's fucking crazy.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 19, 2014, 11:39:31 pm
I wonder how Hazy will react to this...
Also, Thunder will be sorely disappointed.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on March 19, 2014, 11:41:12 pm
Random little RP there :P Cynder hasn't sang yet, and I wanted a calm tune o use as Meditation focus.

He didn't hear Backlash come down the stairs, as he was focussed on the outside ;) If anything attacks from the basement, I think we can assume it would be much more noisy then a spy creepin' down the stairs :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 19, 2014, 11:49:15 pm
Nice to know that yet another member of our merry band is as mad as a sack of ferrets.

Random little RP there :P Cynder hasn't sang yet, and I wanted a calm tune o use as Meditation focus.
Linking the song was a nice touch.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on March 19, 2014, 11:53:47 pm
I did want to try writing some original lyrics, but I've been at work near all day so my brain didn't want to be useful.

Maybe next time there is some singing I'll ake Cynder join in :P No trying to kill him off before then ;P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 19, 2014, 11:56:05 pm
Nice to know that yet another member of our merry band is as mad as a sack of ferrets.
[spoiler](http://derpicdn.net/img/2013/2/26/256017/large.png)[/spoiler]
we're all a little mad just embrace the madness and enjoy it
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 20, 2014, 12:04:48 am
Wut.

Well, that was pretty unexpected. I'll merge Hazy's reaction in with the main story post when I write it tomorrow, since writing at midnight isn't a good way to ensure quality. Plus it gives me more time to decide which would be funnier; Hazy waking up to find Backlash spooning him or Hazy already being awake and spending the night in silent terror of the crazy mare (possibly while in desperate need of the toilet).

I did want to try writing some original lyrics, but I've been at work near all day so my brain didn't want to be useful.

Maybe next time there is some singing I'll make Cynder join in :P No trying to kill him off before then ;P
What about killing him off mid-verse? ;)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 20, 2014, 12:06:14 am
I'll have you know I literally cannot stop smiling and laughing right now
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 20, 2014, 12:10:54 am
Well then.
Does this make Hazy the Only Sane Stallion?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on March 20, 2014, 12:14:41 am
Well then.
Does this make Hazy the Only Sane Stallion?
I'd like to know how Cynder is not a sane stallion? :P

I have also just realized we're currently essentially an inverted Harem with Backlash in the middle :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 20, 2014, 12:17:45 am
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SLEEP WITH MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Love it
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 20, 2014, 01:06:03 am
Aww, poor Thunder. Can't get away from one-night stands even in a lesbian relationship...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on March 20, 2014, 01:13:08 am
Aww, poor Thunder. Can't get away from one-night stands even in a lesbian relationship...
At least she wasn't raped this time.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 20, 2014, 01:43:19 am
Aww, poor Thunder. Can't get away from one-night stands even in a lesbian relationship...
At least she wasn't raped this time.
The fact that we even have to say that...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 20, 2014, 01:44:54 am
toooooooo sooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnn D:

In other news, as you all may or may not be aware, I'm a bit of an irreverent antiestablishmentarian. In the spirit of such a mindset, and in the name of self-edification through education, have a video that should piss you off (or at least shake you a little).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6zQO7JytzQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6zQO7JytzQ)

The topic of this documentary is huge in the States. Normally I'd feel uncomfortable so blatantly plugging my own opinions where they don't belong, but this subject is a sheer matter of education and knowledge vs. illusion and imposed ignorance.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on March 20, 2014, 01:58:09 am
Can you give us a hint as to what it's about before we watch it?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 20, 2014, 02:06:11 am
Oh yeah, lol my bad. It's called The Corporation and it shows how corporations have invaded American society for their own gain. The tricky part of the whole ordeal is that it can be proven that corporations can provide services and goods that are necessary or effective for maintaining our quality of life; however, we as a nation are quickly coming to a point (if we're not there already) where the downsides will outweigh the upsides, necessitating a conspiracy of public ignorance in order for these corporations to continue to operate or 'live.'

It all sounds like the plot of a Deus Ex game, but it's really quite disturbing how invasive these companies are. Of particular importance is the bit around an hour and 25 minutes in, wherein companies are patenting actual life and genetics. It may not be life-threatening or catastrophic right now, but that's the key: stopping it before it becomes insoluble.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 20, 2014, 11:50:15 am
It's a lofty goal. Corporations aren't easy things to fight.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 20, 2014, 02:43:28 pm
I took ages trying to figure out how Hazy would react to that situation, before eventually coming up with this. His job means that lying is his usual method for dealing with stuff, and he prefers easy solutions to complicated ones. Here, he has a choice: straighten things out with Backlash, which will mean a long emotional talk with a vulnerable mare in the middle of a dangerous and important mission, or go along with it for the time being, and sort it out when the fate of Equestria isn't at stake.

Besides, he does like Backlash; she seems like a nice mare and she is quite attractive. Maybe it could work between them? Hazy doesn't believe in true love anyway. He views love as being a really good friendship, just with exclusivity, physical benefits and a bunch of additional responsibilities (like hearts and hooves day). He would have preferred to get to know Backlash a little better before taking this step, but he thinks he can manage.

He's doomed, isn't he?



The rest of you can wake yourselves up. I don't think Hazy or Backlash are likely to wake you, unless things get really out of hoof.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 20, 2014, 04:31:47 pm
i cant breathe oh god

EDIT: @Walrus, it is lofty. It's nigh impossible, borderline suicidal depending on what country you're in and what corporation you're fighting. But if we as a people stop fighting or trying to fight entirely, our moral and individual values are screwed.

EDIT EDIT: Back on the pony side of things, I can't decide exactly how I want to play this out. To be fair, Mabbz surprised me with this about as much as I surprised him to begin with! Let's see just how badly I can make Hazy regret his decision...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 20, 2014, 05:32:55 pm
if it seems to flow strangely it's supposed to it's a dream since plumbers not with the group I went ahead with his morning post like waagh so yay enjoy some more madness
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 20, 2014, 09:22:16 pm
I cant breathe oh god

Back on the pony side of things, I can't decide exactly how I want to play this out. To be fair, Mabbz surprised me with this about as much as I surprised him to begin with! Let's see just how badly I can make Hazy regret his decision...
Well I had to get revenge somehow, didn't I?

In my defence, I mostly played it this way because I honestly feel that's how Hazy would react. Play along until he can make the situation work in his favour (either break up in a peaceful manner or decide that he wants to commit to the relationship).
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on March 20, 2014, 09:26:57 pm
I say we forget the romance, and ship the two captives together :P

I wanna do some interrogating :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 20, 2014, 09:29:51 pm
now i just need someone (female) to go after plumber get him some confidence back
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 20, 2014, 09:31:29 pm
Play along until he can make the situation work in his favour (either break up in a peaceful manner or decide that he wants to commit to the relationship).

My oh my, is it that time already? Ante up!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 20, 2014, 09:38:51 pm
I say we forget the romance, and ship the two captives together :P

I wanna do some interrogating :P
They are awake, if you want to start asking questions. You can either ask one at a time in character and I'll reply, or just post your questions here and I'll merge them all into one big story post.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on March 20, 2014, 09:54:36 pm
I'll make a starting question, and the rest I'll post here ;) :P OOC we know their names, but not in character. So out of civility, introductions shall be first. I may bluff a little :P

"Who are you working for?"
"Where is Miss Ross, and is she alive?"
"What can you tell us about the cave system under Canterlot, and the 'Base' that has been set up within?"
"How many Ponies know of our mission and how many will be there to stop our mission?"

Change wording if it fits better ;)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 21, 2014, 12:15:45 pm
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she raised the knife and dragged it down her front leg,  blood spilling out in long thin tendrils that creeped across the floor towards Plumber.

Fuck KoM, I was eating when I read that. :X
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 22, 2014, 12:53:42 pm
I'll make a starting question, and the rest I'll post here ;) :P OOC we know their names, but not in character. So out of civility, introductions shall be first. I may bluff a little :P

"Who are you working for?"
"Where is Miss Ross, and is she alive?"
"What can you tell us about the cave system under Canterlot, and the 'Base' that has been set up within?"
"How many Ponies know of our mission and how many will be there to stop our mission?"

Change wording if it fits better ;)
Actually, Backlash, Hazy and Rose all know Fog Dancer's name, since Hazy has been spying on her and the other two had an encounter with her in a warehouse. I'll work on the assumption that they haven't told you though.

Also, isn't Equestria technically a principality?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on March 22, 2014, 01:26:32 pm
Uhm, we'll just assume the corect terminology was used? :P

Also, I could totally mis read that as "Gay Bacon" :P
(http://www.demotivation.us/media/demotivators/demotivation.us_GAY-BACON-_136767566974.jpg)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 22, 2014, 06:21:19 pm
Thank god. You guys wouldn't believe how low the ratio is for people who think ponies should be exclusively vegetarian vs. not.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on March 22, 2014, 06:54:49 pm
Time to gamble :P

Mabbz, do you want me to do a stat check? if so what modifiers would there be?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 22, 2014, 07:28:44 pm
It would be an intelligence test for the one being lied to, with modifiers depending on who has the higher intelligence (his is only 5, so the modifiers will be nicely in your favour). I'll roll the dice when I post his response, since I can't remember the exact modifiers at the moment.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 24, 2014, 12:55:09 am
Is there an easy way to back up the game to somewhere else? All these downtimes are making me nervous...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 24, 2014, 01:04:13 am
Not that I'm aware of. That said, I have all my longer posts saved in a word file, as well as all the stats and stuff.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 26, 2014, 03:55:34 am
are we back?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 26, 2014, 05:35:41 am
I'm waiting for one more GM post before I show up in the basement.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 26, 2014, 09:05:53 am
Oh yeah, the downtime made me forget I had a post to make. Sorry.

Incidentally, we didn't crash. The server just got moved without any warning.

EDIT: Post up, make of it what you will. You'll notice I haven't posted the dice rolls. That's because you might be wrong about him lying and he might be sincere. If I gave you the rolls, it'd tell you for certain one way or another. I will say this though, the odds are in your favour of Cynder being correct (that is, Cynder had to make an intelligence test with a +3 bonus to his stat. If he passed, that means he was right about being lied to. If he failed, that means he wasn't lied to).
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on March 26, 2014, 09:35:27 am
I believe we need to discuss our sixth ranger (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SixthRanger) :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on March 26, 2014, 12:32:39 pm
Not to metagame but plumbers wrench is still just sitting there on the floor... If someone sees it. *flies off to work*
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 26, 2014, 03:14:23 pm
cracks knuckles

This should be fun. Also, who's our sixth ranger? Do we even have six PCs anymore?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 26, 2014, 03:45:44 pm
I believe he's referring to the traitorous prisoner. What will the group do with him? I don't mind some OoC discussion on the subject.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 26, 2014, 09:03:21 pm
The majority of my post was directed at Fog Dancer, for the record. Going back and re-reading it I see where it's a bit confusing.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 26, 2014, 10:45:20 pm
My only question is this: when you say "How do ya know them two, anyway? They seem more like the talkin' type than fightin'", are you referring to Sunbeam and Guiding Light?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on March 27, 2014, 02:13:45 am
Yup. There were four when we got here, yeah? The big guy, Fog, and the unicorns.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on March 29, 2014, 09:34:41 pm
Sorry for the delay (I know two days isn't that much, but still). Now then, what are Pale, Thunder and Plumber doing. Last I can see, Pale was coming downstairs with no real intent so I didn't want to assume anything with his actions, Plumber had had an epiphany and was considering what to do next and Thunder just got dumped. Even if you just tell me out of character and let me write it up, I would like to know what you guys are planning to do next.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Walrus Man on March 30, 2014, 11:01:22 am
Just made a post. Pale's not planning to do much yet. Sometimes you have to be the follower. :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 03, 2014, 06:58:51 am
So what is the plan now the interrogation is over? I know what Thunder and Plumber are up to, so if Hector, Narric and Walrus could decide what we're going to do here I can make a story post for it.

Also, Hector? Rav's waiting for your three rounds rapid in ETD.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 03, 2014, 07:11:40 am
Like I said over in the EtD thread, my computer decided not to let me use 2S for a few days. I suspected it was another site downage since my posts weren't updating, but clearly that is not the case...

I'm going to finish up down in the basement and then set out to look for Plumber and Thunder. Without my armor on, I can at least fly around and get a bird's eye view for a few minutes, so maybe that'll work. I'm absolutely avoiding Hazy unless he confronts me directly.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on April 03, 2014, 08:51:39 am
I'm now wondering if I should let Brute Froce out :P

Need to speak to the whole group anyway about it, so maybe makoing him wait for a little bit would be a good idea.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 07, 2014, 05:41:31 pm
I think this has been a long enough wait :P. Barring any last minute posts, I will make a big post detailing everyone's actions. Pale, Cynder, Backlash, Hazy and Brute Force will search for Plumber and Thunder. I'm making the assumption that you'll let Brute out to help you. Any alterations to this plan need to be posted asap, as I will either post tonight or tomorrow morning, depending on how lazy I feel :D
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on April 08, 2014, 12:39:33 am
i've just been waiting.. you know plumber's plan
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 08, 2014, 11:21:50 pm
As it turns out, I suddenly have a load of work to do so there may be a slight delay in your regularly scheduled ponies.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 09, 2014, 01:10:40 pm
I've spent all morning breathing in paint fumes, so that was not my best writing. Still, at least we're finally out of that house.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 12, 2014, 06:27:31 pm
Somebody reply! I'M BORED! POOOOONIEEEES!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 12, 2014, 08:01:50 pm
I was hoping someone else would do it. I'd like it if we could have a conversation that included everyone, otherwise I feel like someone's getting left out.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 12, 2014, 09:44:33 pm
Isn't my group separate from yours? That's why I wasn't posting.

EDIT: Just read the post again and I'm an idiot. Posting
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on April 12, 2014, 10:03:13 pm
yesss post.. post my pretties
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 12, 2014, 10:37:53 pm
Yes, I'm totally aware of the hypocrisy going on.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 12, 2014, 11:07:51 pm
yesss post.. post my pretties
Yay! I'm pretty! O0

Also, I kinda forgot Brute was there. Damn NPCs, I should kill them off  :P
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on April 13, 2014, 12:22:36 am
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"I guess he'll still be more useful than Plumber, but that's not saying much."
ow...just.. ow..
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on April 18, 2014, 03:25:46 am
*watches the tumbleweeds roll by* cmon guys I want to rejoin the group
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Post by: HectorSmash on April 20, 2014, 06:58:50 pm
I'm here yo yo yo
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 20, 2014, 10:50:28 pm
I was busy today, but I hope to finally get you to the caves tomorrow. Time to see if you have enough explosives to solve this problem.
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Post by: Mabbz on April 21, 2014, 12:32:09 pm
Right then, two things before the fight. First, wasn't the plan that you the explosives would be a distraction, while the other group attacked topside? From what I can see, you current plan is to kill the guards then set off the explosives, which doesn't make sense to me unless you want to blow up the basement wall. It's not entirely clear from the post you made.

Second (once that's cleared up), I'll need three rounds rapid. This is a fight scene after all.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on April 21, 2014, 01:08:29 pm
That is probably my bad, as I was trying to go from memory. If that wasn't the plan, the shit, I fucked up ^_^;;
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Post by: Waaaghpower on April 21, 2014, 01:14:07 pm
I thought the plan was to use the explosives, but with a limited enough charge that it wouldn't completely gib the guards. Use it like a shockwave ir a concussive force, not a deadly instakill. For mercy's sake.
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Post by: HectorSmash on April 22, 2014, 02:37:39 am
Yeah I'm with Waaagh, that sounds about right.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 26, 2014, 10:10:22 pm
Sorry this took so long, my final year project for uni was due. Also minecraft.

Now then, three rounds rapid! Since you had time in character to plan this fight, you can discuss your actions here before sending them to me. Also, I'll let you lot collectively decide what Brute's 3RR will be. Also, did you let him have his equipment back beforehoof? Here's his stats, in case you're wondering.

Name: Brute Force
Pony Type: Pegasus (M)
S: 13
E: 12
A: 10
M: 5
I: 5
Cutie mark: Sledgehammer
Equipment: Steel helmet and boots, chainmail vest.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on April 27, 2014, 12:20:21 am
plumber still has his helmet.. just sayin
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 27, 2014, 07:52:38 am
I'd completely forgotten that. I'll edit the character sheet. Did anyone else take anything that I've forgotten about? Here's a list of the loot you earned:

Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on April 27, 2014, 08:43:00 am
As I said in RP, I'll take the sword if no one else wanted it. I assume it would come with a scabard?

I was thinking of trying to attack from range, providing further cover to the ponie charging forward. Might get lucky and take out a enemy guard before they're able to recover :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on April 27, 2014, 08:58:25 am
I assume it would come with a scabard?
Yes it does.
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Post by: Walrus Man on April 27, 2014, 12:28:52 pm
I was thinking of trying to attack from range, providing further cover to the ponie charging forward. Might get lucky and take out a enemy guard before they're able to recover :P

Rushing them seems like the best idea. Its simple, but effective.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on April 27, 2014, 03:03:29 pm
I vote for the zerg PONY rush as well. Thunder's still got light armor and good wingblades, she can probably do something if my dice hold up.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on April 28, 2014, 03:18:41 pm
I'd prefer to have Brute Force join us in the front lines, personally. He's a big dude, and the sight of a once-friendly combatant on our side might demoralize the enemy a bit.

Speaking of front lines, I'd be trying to stay a little further back than Brute and Thunder, and only hop in on one of the guards once they'd been engaged on. Support fighter, if you will. I'm not exactly the toughest pony around, and I seem to have a bit of a nasty track record for killing ponies, so maybe I'll leave most of the fighting to the others and try to get to the objective (inside the base) as quickly as possible.
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Post by: Mabbz on May 01, 2014, 09:07:18 am
First round of the fight is up! I need the next set of Three Rounds Rapid from everyone, this time in PMs.
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Post by: Mabbz on May 10, 2014, 11:50:12 am
Did someone say dynamic entry? ;D

There are still three opponents, so guess another three rounds rapid. I'll try to be quicker posting it this time.
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Post by: Narric on May 10, 2014, 12:19:28 pm
Hey KOM, thanks for  the save! :P Sending Brute force your way to help sort out that pesky unicorn ;)
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Post by: Walrus Man on May 12, 2014, 02:11:15 pm
Do I need to send you a 3 rounds rapid to recover, or am I just sitting tight until after the encounter?
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Post by: Mabbz on May 12, 2014, 02:14:39 pm
Sitting tight, I'm afraid. Had you been attacked with a more deadly spell than Fus Ro Da you'd have been maimed or killed by your rolling in that fight.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on May 12, 2014, 04:29:41 pm
Um... How did Thunder end up on her back? I'm trying to imagine the actions that happened for a forward charge to turn her upside down, and it's just not coming. Did she do a sumersault?
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Post by: Mabbz on May 12, 2014, 06:03:09 pm
She was attacking from above and to the side, almost parallel to the wall and door. She bounced off the door frame despite trying to flinch away to her left. She tumbled sideways and rolled onto her back.

The fact that I had to spend the last few minutes coming up with that means that it was rather convoluted. I'll be honest, I'm still not clear how I justified it when I wrote it. I think the only reason I put you upside down was because I thought it would be amusing.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on May 12, 2014, 07:04:16 pm
Wouldn't it make more sense if she had jumped forward in an attempted tackle, (Which was kinda my plan,) missed when Pinkie Pony dodged, and then rolled head-over-hooves when trying to recover?
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Post by: Mabbz on May 12, 2014, 07:18:15 pm
That works better, let's go with that. Either way ends with Thunder in an awkward position as per her rolls, so I'm happy to change it to make it make more sense.
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Post by: Narric on May 12, 2014, 11:08:14 pm
You can use my RP post as my TRR if you want :P Unless someone can RP a better plan midfight ;)
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Post by: Mabbz on May 18, 2014, 01:28:35 pm
I don't suppose any of you know where KoM is? According to his profile, he hasn't been online for over a week. He's a bit busy grappling at the moment, so I don't really need his 3RR to write the next bit of combat, but I'd rather hear from him.
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Post by: HectorSmash on May 19, 2014, 10:19:01 pm
He's been inactive on account of being separated from the group but I just pinged him. He'll be real happy to be rejoined again  ;)
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Post by: Mabbz on May 22, 2014, 06:36:04 pm
Really sorry about the delay, but on the plus side my exams are now over. Next update will be tomorrow morning.
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Post by: HectorSmash on May 23, 2014, 10:58:10 pm
Ah fuck I've forgotten to send my own 3RR, lol. Lemme get on that
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Post by: Waaaghpower on May 23, 2014, 11:47:07 pm
So is the TRR over, then?
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Post by: Mabbz on May 24, 2014, 04:15:47 pm
Yes they are. Pale is currently unconscious, one of your foes escaped and Plumber has returned. That should be worth a few posts of conversation, at least.
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Post by: Mabbz on May 26, 2014, 04:18:26 pm
Sorry, I probably should have mentioned this earlier. Pale is unconscious, but otherwise unharmed. Unfortunately, he won't wake up any time soon on his own. As such, you need to try to wake him.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on May 30, 2014, 02:22:00 pm
Well that was a very close pass...
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Post by: Walrus Man on May 31, 2014, 11:14:00 pm
The 4th wall is not a toy!
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Post by: Mabbz on May 31, 2014, 11:22:56 pm
Also, someone wake up Pale Ale!
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Post by: HectorSmash on June 04, 2014, 02:56:22 am
POSTING SO I CAN STOP FUCKING FORGETTING THIS PLACE EXISTS

It's been on the far left of my open tabs for so long I sometimes lose track of it, and between finishing school, waiting for posts, and getting a new job lately I've completely derped out, not to mention sometimes my computer just doesn't want me to access 2S

I'M BACK THO DW
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Post by: Narric on June 04, 2014, 07:27:27 am
Also, someone wake up Pale Ale!
Cynder went over to Pale Ale. What test can I do to check if he can be awakened?
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Post by: Mabbz on June 04, 2014, 07:34:48 am
In the interest of getting things moving again, I'm going to say it's an auto-success. Just post something plausible and we'll go with it.
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Post by: Narric on June 04, 2014, 07:49:24 am
Ok, so setting Pale Ale's tail on fire it is :P
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Post by: Walrus Man on June 05, 2014, 10:12:19 pm
Ok, so setting Pale Ale's tail on fire it is :P
u wot m8
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Post by: Mabbz on June 09, 2014, 10:35:44 pm
*Coughs politely*

What are you guys going to do with the thieves?

In fact, out of interest... ROLL CALL!

Who's still alive and kicking?
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Post by: Waaaghpower on June 10, 2014, 05:23:04 am
Present and accounted for!
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Post by: Narric on June 10, 2014, 07:20:03 am
Present, but I've been a bit distracted from RP. Mostly been too tired to get into character due to work. ^_^;;
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Post by: HectorSmash on June 11, 2014, 02:31:54 am
HERE something like what Narric said I'm finding it harder to get into character these days but I'm still chuggin
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 11, 2014, 02:44:37 am
here and would like to suggest an upcoming tavern stop or spot to have in character conversations to get back into the swing of it
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on June 11, 2014, 08:15:30 am
Once you've gotten through this area, I'll send you to a tavern or similar. Incidentally, this is roughly the halfway point of the story.

So, does anyone have any opinions on what to do with the guards?
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Post by: Narric on June 11, 2014, 08:21:37 am
Cage made of fire? :P

Do we have rope?
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Post by: Mabbz on June 11, 2014, 11:18:30 am
Cage made of fire? :P

Do we have rope?
You could make a cage of fire, but you'd have to stay there to maintain it. nopony has any rope on them, but you could search the basement for some.
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Post by: Narric on June 11, 2014, 04:29:45 pm
Figured about the cage kaintaining thing :P
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Post by: Mabbz on June 12, 2014, 08:20:58 pm
I'll do an update tomorrow that should give you a few more things to think about. I'm going on a weeks holiday starting this saturday, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to post anything during that time.
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Post by: Mabbz on June 21, 2014, 05:47:25 pm
I went away for a week, kinda hoping that I'd have something to work with when I got back. No plans for getting through the door, no claiming of loot, no RPing about Plumber's return or the guards or the vault or anything?
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Post by: Narric on June 21, 2014, 08:15:15 pm
Sorry dude ^_^:;;
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Post by: Mabbz on June 23, 2014, 09:24:07 pm
No worries, it's just a little depressing when I have to shame people into posting. If activity doesn't pick up, I might just turn this into a story so people will at least know how it ends. If any of you have any ideas to get people actively posting again, please let me know.

As for your search, the desks and chests were checked along with everything else last post. The whole place is very spartan, very professional and very military. The only items of interest were the ones I mentioned, which means that the keys are not present.
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Post by: Narric on June 23, 2014, 09:35:42 pm
Alrighty then. I'll update my post then.
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Post by: Walrus Man on June 25, 2014, 10:10:14 pm
Sorry Mabbz, I meant to post earlier but real life has been hectic...
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Post by: HectorSmash on June 29, 2014, 09:00:09 am
I have no excuse. I've just been putting it off. I'll let my actions speak for myself from now on.

That said, I think it's interesting to note that I've been in this game long enough for the character I'm playing to no longer exist. She's evolved quite a lot since I first joined. Kind of cool to look into the past like this and remember how things used to be.

I'm pestering Plumber to return as well. His work schedule is erratic at best, but I've got tomorrow off, so as soon as he gets home I'll remind him that the show will indeed go on.
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Post by: Narric on June 29, 2014, 09:27:29 am
Would trying to melt the door/locks be out of the question? If we can't lift it, lets melt it out of the way :P
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Post by: Mabbz on June 29, 2014, 10:02:03 am
I have no excuse. I've just been putting it off. I'll let my actions speak for myself from now on.

That said, I think it's interesting to note that I've been in this game long enough for the character I'm playing to no longer exist. She's evolved quite a lot since I first joined. Kind of cool to look into the past like this and remember how things used to be.

I'm pestering Plumber to return as well. His work schedule is erratic at best, but I've got tomorrow off, so as soon as he gets home I'll remind him that the show will indeed go on.
Ah procrastination. As someone that once waited until three months after the deadline to start a piece of university coursework (and got away with it), I can't exactly judge you for that.

Also, if Plumber can return soon that would be incredibly helpful. I built a few plot points around him that I'd rather not waste.

Would trying to melt the door/locks be out of the question? If we can't lift it, lets melt it out of the way :P
You can certainly try to melt the door, but I have to warn you that the odds are not in your favour. Even if you can succeed, you'll likely take a few hours doing it unless you roll perfectly. And you could break the lock, but all that would do is make it impossible to pick.
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Post by: Narric on June 29, 2014, 05:15:17 pm
Would trying to melt the door/locks be out of the question? If we can't lift it, lets melt it out of the way :P
You can certainly try to melt the door, but I have to warn you that the odds are not in your favour. Even if you can succeed, you'll likely take a few hours doing it unless you roll perfectly. And you could break the lock, but all that would do is make it impossible to pick.
What about the hinges, or do I assume it opens inwards?

I'm sure there is a solution to this that involves fire or ridiculous amounts of heat :P
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Post by: Mabbz on June 29, 2014, 07:26:58 pm
It's tilted backwards, and opens upwards and outwards. It's too heavy to lift though, so melting the hinges would not help at all. Besides, the molten metal would might weld the door closed.

I can think of one way through the door that requires heat, but it's a bit more subtle than burning through stuff.
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Post by: Narric on June 29, 2014, 07:30:49 pm
Heat up a suitably sized piece of metal, insert into keyhole, somehow manipulate the metal into the correct shape, withdraw and cool/quench metal, reinsert metal as key?
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Post by: Mabbz on June 29, 2014, 10:38:03 pm
I see that being more likely to break the lock than open it, so again near perfect dice rolling required. I think I should probably wait a little longer before giving away more hints though. I want you to try your methods rather than just asking me if they'll work.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on June 29, 2014, 10:40:42 pm
examining the workings of the door. Plumber's got a bunch of basic tools any possibility to dis-assemble the lock or remove the hinges thus making the door a non barrier. exposed screws and such?
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Post by: Mabbz on July 05, 2014, 10:10:14 am
Sorry for the delay, I'm having internet troubles at the moment. Have an intelligence test (I rolled for you so I can tell you what the result means now, rather than you having to wait another six days for my internet to work properly):

Plumber's examination of the door mechanism. (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4559062/)

There is no way to disassemble the door from this side. However, you have been able to determine what most of the pipes do. There is one main pipe that provides the majority of the pressure that opens the door. If you can increase the pressure inside that pipeby enough, the door should open.
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Post by: Mabbz on July 08, 2014, 07:04:12 am
So, suggestions for opening the door?
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 16, 2014, 01:38:25 am
so where back are they just pipes or have we got some valves and such too i had a post ready but need a clarification
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Post by: HectorSmash on July 16, 2014, 03:19:33 am
fuckin computer doesn't like 2S for some reason, sorry bout the absence
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on July 16, 2014, 04:35:54 am
it was actual 2s downtime
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Post by: Mabbz on July 16, 2014, 06:35:37 am
so where back are they just pipes or have we got some valves and such too i had a post ready but need a clarification
This appear to just be a maintenance hatch in case of pipe leaks or similar problems. There's only one valve, and it's labelled "Shutoff"; presumably it closes all valves to stop the flow of water until repairs can be made. Using a screwdriver you could also remove entire sections of the pipe if you wanted.

fuckin computer doesn't like 2S for some reason, sorry bout the absence
As KoM said, 2S was down for a while. Here's the thread: secondsphere.org/index.php?topic=1862.msg33770
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on July 22, 2014, 04:27:06 pm
I'm going on holiday in a couple of days, from Thursday the 24th to Thursday the 31st, and I'm am not sure if I'll have an internet connection in that time. As such, if you want to break through that door, you should either do it now or you'll have to wait until I get back. Post your actions and either roll the appropriate dice or I can do it for you.
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Post by: HectorSmash on July 24, 2014, 07:38:55 am
Well, shit.

Me and KoM had the idea to have a little celebratory Mabbz-love-fest in honor of our GM who, honestly, has been way more patient, accommodating, and creative with us than anyone ever should need to be. We were going to get all soppy and stuff, too. But Mask of Mabbzness is going on vacation. What a shame. :P

No but seriously you're a great GM, and I wish my other GMs were as good as you. That's all.

Lashie's gonna defer to Plumber on this one, since she knows nothing of physics or plumbing.
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Post by: Mabbz on July 24, 2014, 11:36:44 am
Oh hi guys, looks like I have an internet connection here after all so -

What's this? Balloons? Streamers? Cake?

For me? Aww... I love you guys  :*



Unless anyone objects, I'll post Plumber's plan for picking locks with plumbing tonight or tomorrow. Probably.
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Post by: Narric on July 26, 2014, 01:13:00 pm
I'm back from my trip, so I shall RP again :P
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Post by: HectorSmash on August 03, 2014, 03:44:14 pm
I've still got a day or two of BronyCon left, so sorry about the delay D:
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Post by: Mabbz on August 07, 2014, 11:31:22 pm
I feel I owe you all an explanation of why I've neglected D&D for two weeks now, despite having been on 2S daily. I've had enough time on my hands to give you something if I tried, but my main problem is lack of motivation. Whenever I think about moving the story along I remember that according to my plans, we're only at the halfway point (give or take). I've started thinking of the RP as work, and as every teacher I ever had would tell you, I'm not good at self-motivated work.

In short, I don't know if I can continue the RP. I can try, but I'll probably have to put long breaks between posts (like this two week break) to avoid feeling like I have a deadline. Trouble is that we have enough problems with people not posting much as is, and I'm worried some or all of you would give up on D&D rather than wait for me.

The alternative is that I attempt to write up a summary of where I was hoping to go from here, or possibly even write the rest of the story myself. Honestly, I'd rather try and continue, but if this RP dies the I'd like to give you all some kind of closure rather than leaving your characters in limbo.

Thank you all for sticking with me this far. Please let me know if you're willing to put up with further delays.
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Post by: HectorSmash on August 08, 2014, 02:46:49 am
Personally, I have trouble dedicating myself to most things. Art, work, even stuff like this which is supposed to be fun... it's a struggle for me to focus for long enough to get stuff done, and that really hurts me bad. I've been slowly getting better about it, but it's still very much a problem.

On the side of things that aren't me bitching about personal problems, my character as she is in this RP doesn't actually exist anymore. She's grown to become something else entirely. I have no problem with playing her, but I don't relate to her as much as I once did.

I like this game, I really do. I think you're a great GM, and I feel bad for all the crap that's happened to your story so far. I think a problem is the platform... I personally don't use 2S for much else other than this and even then my damn computer likes to not load the site these days.

Something something trail off.
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Post by: Narric on August 08, 2014, 08:30:40 am
I personally would like to continue, but I also do want to find out where the stories goes. I would like to continue RP'ing, but if it feels like work, then perhaps doing a final story post ould be best.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on August 10, 2014, 08:36:33 pm
I would be fine continuing at a slower pace if you'd like I'm still enjoying it but i'd also not object to it going story mode either. It's been a good ride either way
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Post by: Walrus Man on August 13, 2014, 07:44:08 am
You've got nothing to apologise for mate, this has been excellent fun. A forum isn't the most conductive place to an active RP and all things considered I think we've done quite well. If you want to continue then by all means I will try to post here consistently, but if you want to go into story mode then go right ahead. :)
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Post by: Mabbz on August 13, 2014, 08:14:43 am
So the overall consensus is continue if possible, but I can go story mode if I don't feel up to continuing? Fair enough. Thanks for your support, and I will try and get the next bit up soonish.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on August 23, 2014, 10:45:05 pm
So, you ever get this itching feeling that you're forgetting something, but you can't remwmber what it was?
Yeah... Um...
I'm working right now, but I'll catch up and post later...
Sorry...
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Post by: HectorSmash on August 23, 2014, 11:54:41 pm
It happens. As always, real life is more important.
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Post by: Mabbz on August 24, 2014, 10:24:34 am
Oh, wow, it's been a month since my last RP post? I know I said I was taking a break, but that was longer than I realised. Have some silly ponies to make up for it.

By the way, Pale, Plumber, Thunder and Brute have a -2 to their intelligence. Cynder, Backlash and Hazy have a -5. If you have an idea on what's going on or what to do, you have to make and intelligence test or you get distracted and have to post something silly.
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Post by: Narric on August 24, 2014, 05:13:28 pm
Int test is over our stat after mods right?

Is there a table to roll for what kind of sillyness we post? Like clumsiness, lusty, Pinkie Pie?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 24, 2014, 07:39:01 pm
Under your stat. Normally there'd be a second roll to see how amazing/terrible your success/fail, but that's not required this time.

No table this time. Just imagine what your character would do if they were drunk.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on August 24, 2014, 07:59:53 pm
So d20-5? or is my Int Stat -5?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 24, 2014, 08:12:34 pm
Wouldn't both give the same result? Although I was thinking the latter.
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Post by: Narric on August 24, 2014, 08:35:46 pm
-5 to the dice roll improves the chance of getting under my Stat, whilst reducing the Stat increases the chance of failure.

http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4618038/

I'll roll again correectly :P
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Post by: Mabbz on August 24, 2014, 09:14:46 pm
Oh yeah. Darn, I used to be good at maths.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on August 24, 2014, 09:23:05 pm
Context for modifiers can make or break a Dungeon Masters plans :P
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Post by: Waaaghpower on August 24, 2014, 09:50:49 pm
I do have one question, I sped through the door immediately but you're saying I led up the rear...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 25, 2014, 09:21:57 am
You also called yourself Backlash in your post, which threw me off somewhat. Also, Thunder likes Backlash? That should be fun.

Also, yay! Firefly quotes!
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Post by: Waaaghpower on August 25, 2014, 03:53:31 pm
I'll take your Jaynestown quote and raise you a regular Jayne quote!

My mistake with calling myself Backlash.

As for Backer (Thundlash?) shipping... Have you forgotten the less-than-subtle flirting earlier in the RP?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on August 25, 2014, 04:59:24 pm
I'll take your Jaynestown quote and raise you a regular Jayne quote!

My mistake with calling myself Backlash.

As for Backer (Thundlash?) shipping... Have you forgotten the less-than-subtle flirting earlier in the RP?
If I weren't so unconscious right now, I'd probably try for a third quote.

Nevertheless, it happened and now you're at the back. I'm not changing it (although, imagine if Hazy had been flirting with Thunder and Backlash heard...)

Yes. Yes I had.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on August 25, 2014, 05:15:51 pm
I'll take your Jaynestown quote and raise you a regular Jayne quote!

My mistake with calling myself Backlash.

As for Backer (Thundlash?) shipping... Have you forgotten the less-than-subtle flirting earlier in the RP?
If I weren't so unconscious right now, I'd probably try for a third quote.

Nevertheless, it happened and now you're at the back. I'm not changing it (although, imagine if Hazy had been flirting with Thunder and Backlash heard...)

Yes. Yes I had.
No changing required, the turnout is just fine. (Though that might be amusing to come up later, :P).

Did Thunder just go crazy and fall asleep?
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Post by: HectorSmash on August 28, 2014, 02:33:07 am
oh god what did i come back to

pinging kom
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Post by: HectorSmash on August 28, 2014, 03:05:02 am
kinda disappointed i passed that so handily
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Post by: Mabbz on September 04, 2014, 11:01:06 pm
In the interest of not stalling, I am going to start temporarily taking over characters that don't post within two weeks of an update. It won't be a permanent GM takeover, just for one off actions. Now then...

Mabbz stares at Pale through his moniter. Suddenly, the bartender glows with an inner light. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGf9qtIeyBg)
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Post by: HectorSmash on September 14, 2014, 06:08:48 am
FORWARD! FORWARD!

I wanna get to an area that's not a hallway so I can run around and nonlethally stab things.
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Post by: Narric on September 14, 2014, 07:41:27 am
Stab things with your hooves and feathers?

[edit]
I'm sure that even at this point in equestrian history, that there was a Las Pegasus. If not, why the fuck not?!
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Post by: Mabbz on September 15, 2014, 08:19:23 am
So, worried that this room must contain hidden traps because otherwise it'd be too easy to get into a room that:
That seems utterly reasonable. But what will you do about it?

I'm sure that even at this point in equestrian history, that there was a Las Pegasus. If not, why the fuck not?!
I'm gonna say yes there was, because of the reasons you just gave ;)
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Post by: Narric on September 15, 2014, 08:31:00 am
I'm going to assume that nopony has a Teleportation spell, so we're going to be hauling these manually, meaning many chances for the enemy to recapture the relics off us :P

Can we message the princess without being asleep?

I'm sure that even at this point in equestrian history, that there was a Las Pegasus. If not, why the fuck not?!
I'm gonna say yes there was, because of the reasons you just gave ;)
Good man :P
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Post by: Mabbz on September 15, 2014, 10:03:22 am
I'm going to assume that nopony has a Teleportation spell, so we're going to be hauling these manually, meaning many chances for the enemy to recapture the relics off us :P

Can we message the princess without being asleep?

Sorry, teleportation is a bit beyond you lot. Besides, a vault like this is bound to have some kind of anti-teleportation spells and stuff. The idea is that it keep ponies out, which also means that while inside, all forms of magical communication are blocked. That doesn't matter too much, since you have no method of communication with you. To contact Luna, you'd have to go outside, sleep, and hope that she checks your dreams.

I don't recall if I mentioned this, but she is scheduled to check up on you every night at 8pm, retrying every hour until she makes contact. Since the time at the moment is about 3pm, you'll have to keep the Elements safe until then.
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Post by: HectorSmash on September 16, 2014, 07:22:49 am
i swear to god KoM

i already know you're gonna have a field day with all this winking you dirty bastard
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Post by: Waaaghpower on September 18, 2014, 03:27:09 am
I'm curious... This is in the past, right? So...
Why is the Element of Magic/Friendship here? There were only ever 5, the 6th one didn't come into being until Twilight Sparkle came along.

EDIT: Well, only 5 were ever known of. Only Celestia was aware of the element of Friendic. Magship. Whatever. It wasn't just hidden, it was unknown.
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Post by: Narric on September 18, 2014, 07:28:53 am
I'm curious... This is in the past, right? So...
Why is the Element of Magic/Friendship here? There were only ever 5, the 6th one didn't come into being until Twilight Sparkle came along.

EDIT: Well, only 5 were ever known of. Only Celestia was aware of the element of Friendic. Magship. Whatever. It wasn't just hidden, it was unknown.
Don't you remember the S4 opening two-parter? You see Luna and Celestia imprisoning Discord, and they have six jewels. The only thing technically wrong, is that there wasn't one that looked like Princess Sparkle butts sparkled butt :P
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Post by: Mabbz on September 18, 2014, 07:33:16 am
Actually, the element of magic was present in both of the flashbacks of Celestia fighting Luna and the Sisters fighting Discord. Admittedly in the Nightmare Moon flashback it was in a stone sphere at first, but Celestia pulled the gemstone out of the sphere almost immediately. My explanation is that Luna's fall to evil hid the spark of magic in their friendship (encasing the element in stone as a metaphore of this). Celestia however was able to see the spark in NMM, even if it was hidden, and she managed to use it to power the elements. She used her love for her sister to try and free her, but a one-sided friendship wasn't enough to do so. And so, she resorted to plan B; banish to the moon (I have an explanation for why the elements did that too, but it's long and complicated and irrelevent).

That's my headcanon anyway. Feel free to dispute it at your leisure. Debating is fun!

Don't you remember the S4 opening two-parter? You see Luna and Celestia imprisoning Discord, and they have six jewels. The only thing technically wrong, is that there wasn't one that looked like Princess Sparkle butts sparkled butt :P
Yes there was. Look at the thumbnail for the defeating discord video: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=princess+twilight+sparkle+flashback
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Post by: Narric on September 18, 2014, 08:21:22 am
Oh, well i dun goofed :P
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Post by: Waaaghpower on September 20, 2014, 07:43:32 am
I forgot that they were used on Discord, but I was still fairly sure that the Element of Magicship was a secret known only to the princesses and other high beings. Otherwise it seems weird that no history books would have remembered its existence (despite remembering the other 5,) and that Nightmare Moon was surprised when Twilight used it against her.

No big, just an oddity.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on September 20, 2014, 07:47:57 am
Also:
I see your stealthy Firefly quote, you sly devil...

And since I'm bad with spacual relations... We're back in the antichamber where we fought the evil no-good ponies and the doorway is caved in? (And my aced agility test did squat? :P )
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Post by: Mabbz on September 20, 2014, 08:53:46 am
I forgot that they were used on Discord, but I was still fairly sure that the Element of Magicship was a secret known only to the princesses and other high beings. Otherwise it seems weird that no history books would have remembered its existence (despite remembering the other 5,) and that Nightmare Moon was surprised when Twilight used it against her.

No big, just an oddity.
1000 years is a long time to forget things, and it's entirely possible that Magic was a secret. Perhaps the princesses only told us lot about it so he'd know what to look for. Come to think of it, nopony has mentioned Magic yet, so it's possible that all you know is that there are 6 elements, not what they are.

Also:
I see your stealthy Firefly quote, you sly devil...
One day I'll get one past you  ;)

And since I'm bad with spacual relations... We're back in the antichamber where we fought the evil no-good ponies and the doorway is caved in? (And my aced agility test did squat? :P )
You're in the basement, not the caves (I assume that's what you meant by antichamber) and the big vault door is closed and broken. As for your agility test... You grabbed all six elements and pushed all six of your allies out of harms way (rather than forcing all of them to make agility tests to dodge the boulder), what more do you want?
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Post by: HectorSmash on September 20, 2014, 02:39:05 pm
And since I'm bad with spacual relations... We're back in the antichamber where we fought the evil no-good ponies and the doorway is caved in? (And my aced agility test did squat? :P )
You're in the basement, not the caves (I assume that's what you meant by antichamber) and the big vault door is closed and broken. As for your agility test... You grabbed all six elements and pushed all six of your allies out of harms way (rather than forcing all of them to make agility tests to dodge the boulder), what more do you want?

Thunder has high standards. That's why she got drunk and slept with a barfly! ;D
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Post by: Waaaghpower on September 20, 2014, 05:02:03 pm
Ah, duh. I read that at 2 in the morning and thought that the gems had all vanished magically when I tried to grab them. :P

Hooray!
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Post by: Waaaghpower on September 20, 2014, 05:03:52 pm
And since I'm bad with spacual relations... We're back in the antichamber where we fought the evil no-good ponies and the doorway is caved in? (And my aced agility test did squat? :P )
You're in the basement, not the caves (I assume that's what you meant by antichamber) and the big vault door is closed and broken. As for your agility test... You grabbed all six elements and pushed all six of your allies out of harms way (rather than forcing all of them to make agility tests to dodge the boulder), what more do you want?

Thunder has high standards. That's why she got drunk and slept with a barfly! ;D

Hey! I take offense at that. Thunder didn't know she was a barfly!
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Post by: HectorSmash on October 01, 2014, 02:25:39 am
good god i feel miserable this week

post will be up shortly, once i've reduced my time between meals from about 24 hours to 0
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Post by: Mabbz on October 14, 2014, 09:45:09 pm
Fillies and Gentlecolts, it's time for some roleplaying! We've got three in-game hours to fill and I refuse to timeskip all of it. Tell stories, play games (I'm sure we could get a pack of cards from somewhere, unless you'd rather play spin the bottle), drink and be merry! T'will be glorious!
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Post by: Narric on October 14, 2014, 09:57:10 pm
Roleplay? What is that?

I thought we just rolled dice and cursed when they come up crap :P
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Post by: HectorSmash on October 17, 2014, 05:24:02 am
WALRUS MAN, WAAAGH, MONKEYS

COME BACK
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on October 19, 2014, 03:24:02 am
post will go up tomorrow sorry for vanishing like that. begs for forgiveness
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Post by: Mabbz on October 20, 2014, 08:36:19 am
Some time ago now I read a story called "Stardust (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/100455/stardust)" (an XCom/MLP crossover. Twilight gets teleported to earth at the worst possible time). At one point Twilight and some humans start playing a game of liar's cards, using it as a device for having light conversation. I'm not entirely sure how to do it here, but it could be useful for getting to know everyone's characters a bit better.

[spoiler=Liars Cards, as explained by Corporal Lana Jenkins]“That’s right!”  Lana chirped. “Now for this game we shuffle the deck and then deal the cards to the players.  The game’s name is called ‘Liars Cards’ and the goal is to drop cards face down in the pile in the center, counting up from one to ten, then jack, queen and king.  Once King is reached, the count resets to one.”

“I think I understand, but the odds of any one player having enough of each card to add the right one for each turn is…”  Twilight started until the connection with the game’s name occurred, “Oh, you’re supposed to drop cards even if you don’t have the needed number?  That’s why it’s called ‘Liars Cards’, right?”

“Right again!  But here’s the catch, if you suspect that someone is lying you call them on it!  If they are lying they pick up the entire stack.  If they’re not lying, then you have to pick up the entire stack,” Lana further explained.  “What makes this a conversation game is that the person who turns out right in one of these accusations gets to pick the topic to discuss until another accusation is made.  So, Twilight, would you like to play a game?”[/spoiler]

post will go up tomorrow sorry for vanishing like that. begs for forgiveness
You are forgiven.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on October 20, 2014, 05:47:53 pm
I've always heard that game called 'BS', and nine times out of ten someone will end up with all of one card and call out everyone who plays it. (If I have four kings, I know you can't possibly have any.)
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Post by: Waaaghpower on October 20, 2014, 05:54:38 pm
Thunder has super high Agility. She'd be great at Spin the Bottle TWISTER. Ahem. Yes. Twister.
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Post by: Narric on October 20, 2014, 05:58:01 pm
Twister sounds most fun, and most likely to truly get the characters in an awkward position. :P

Spin the bottle could easily just be truth or dare, which is a bit boring, and just doing the kissing one just seems weird with all the Players being dudes, even if their Characters aren't :P
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Post by: Waaaghpower on October 20, 2014, 06:01:07 pm
Who says I'm a dude?
(All right I'm a dude. But I prefer the term 'Bro.')
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Post by: HectorSmash on October 20, 2014, 10:02:35 pm
Cards first, then Twister and Bottle as we progressively get more inebriated?

I'm an open-minded sorta person, so do whatever you guys like and I'll play along. The character comes first!
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Post by: Mabbz on October 20, 2014, 11:06:09 pm
I've got this image in my head of the entire group tangled in a big ball, unable to free themselves, when somepony comes in. Luna, perhaps. Or Fog Dancer, she'd be too busy laughing to attack you, until she realises that the Elements are stuck somewhere in there and has to start digging.

Anyways, here's how the games will work:

If you play twister, then it's agility tests with a +3 to your agility characteristic. Make witty taunts, get in awkward positions and make your failures embarassing.

If you play cards, then it's intelligence tests with a +3 to you characteristic. Play whatever game you want, but maybe a few wagers would be fun.

If you play spin the bottle, it's truth or dare. Don't bother rolling; you might not have a good idea for the pony you get, so I'll let you decide who it landed on. A few truth questions could be a good way to learn about everypony, and the dares could be amusing.

Whatever happens, Hazy is joining in. Since Walrus Man hasn't been online since September 16th, he is hereby NPC'd until further notice. In other words, anyone can write up his actions for the purposes of the games.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on October 20, 2014, 11:19:32 pm
Thunder has nothing to wager, so cards might leave her out unless you play for matchsticks.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on October 21, 2014, 02:52:23 am
Plumber will join in if adequately badgered
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Post by: Mabbz on October 24, 2014, 11:17:30 am
I think under normal spin the bottle rules, Thunder goes next, but I'd rather avoid having to wait on one person where possible. As such, screw order and just spin it whenever. We'll still have to wait on people for answers or the results of dares, but that's a bit more managable. If somepony takes too long to answer (say... three days?) then someone else can step in and write their response.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on October 24, 2014, 09:49:36 pm
Do we pick truth or dare for them, or wait for them to respond? If we're supposed to pick, I'll edit.
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Post by: Mabbz on October 24, 2014, 10:21:12 pm
I would say you pick for your victim, partly to avoid a load of redundant posts that basically consist of the words "Truth" or "Dare", and partly because you might have a specific truth you want to ask or a specific dare to inflict on someone. That said, if you want to let the other person pick that's fine too.

As an alternative, you could write both a truth question and a dare into a post, and let the other person choose which is canon, as demonstrated below:

Quote
The bottle span and landed on Rarity. Twilight grinned evilly.

"Truth."

"Who's sexier, me or Applejack?"



The bottle span and landed on Rarity. Twilight grinned evilly.

"Dare."

"I dare you to put ice cream on your horn."

Then Rarity could choose which one actually happened.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on October 29, 2014, 07:04:40 pm
You know what they say:
Liquor before beer, never fear.
Beer before liquor, never sicker.
Beer before more beer, lose balance and depth perception... Eer.
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Post by: Narric on October 29, 2014, 07:06:57 pm
Isn't Thunder technically underage as well? :P
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Post by: Waaaghpower on October 29, 2014, 09:31:14 pm
I think this has been brought up before. Yes, she's the pony equivalent of 17.
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Post by: HectorSmash on November 05, 2014, 06:14:14 pm
bastard  :P
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Post by: Narric on November 05, 2014, 06:15:15 pm
You RP'd it, you gotta deal with it :P
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Post by: Mabbz on November 05, 2014, 11:23:51 pm
Your Mabbz is a merciful Mabbz...

I've given you an out, since making all the choices romantic in nature wasn't really what I had in mind. So instead, I've given you an interesting roleplaying dilemma. I just checked, and I don't believe your cutie mark story was shared with the group, just me by PM.

You could try to lie, of course...
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Post by: HectorSmash on November 06, 2014, 01:48:15 am
and here i was sitting down to find a good song to ripoff cover.

hmmm.... choices.

making all the choices romantic in nature wasn't really what I had in mind.

sure, sure
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Post by: HectorSmash on November 06, 2014, 02:04:01 am
I think this is adequate. I keep wanting to do stuff the long way but this isn't really an appropriate format for back-and-forth, like IM or whatever
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Post by: Mabbz on November 06, 2014, 02:11:40 am
Aaaaaand, there goes the light hearted mood we'd set up. Incidentally, Hazy did not know the story; he was expecting a nice easy story of self discovery. I won't write up a post yet, partly because I want to see how other ponies might react, and partly because it 2am and I don't know why I'm still awake.
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Post by: HectorSmash on November 06, 2014, 02:39:12 am
 :(

I included that bit about Hazy hopefully to make her thought process a little clearer to you guys. Me and her operate on different levels, which makes RPing a lot more tactile but also less accessible (because sometimes it's hard for me to switch gears)
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Post by: Mabbz on November 06, 2014, 08:48:09 am
Oh, I'm not complaining. I pretty much assumed that you knew Hazy didn't know, and I like a good roleplaying opportunity (it's nice to have some personal drama that doesn't revolve around Thunder and Plumber for once) and considering Hazy is kinda sorta in a relationship with Backlash (to quote facebook, it's complicated), he's gonna has some interesting emotional conflicts to deal with.
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Post by: Mabbz on November 09, 2014, 09:40:56 am
Heh, I was really expecting Thunder to say something unhelpful for some reason. I'm sure Hazy is relieved to be proved wrong (I don't mind either, although I spent some time on those comebacks ;)).

Incidentally, only two ponies died over the course of the mission and Thunder doesn't know about the one she killed. Also, I'm not entirely sure she knows about the other either. Hazy hid it before anypony else saw it, but the Backlash did kill the other pony in front of Thunder (although she was a little distracted at the time, so she might not have noticed), and that particular kill was never spoken of again.

EDIT: I just did some checking, and Thunder is under the impression that the other killed pony got away too.

"What?" Thunder said, surprised. "H-how long did it take you to round 'em up? Besides, we still had Backlash's captive, so you guys had to let at least somepony get away."
She sighed. "Well, did we get any good loot from anypony? Or anywhere in the building?"
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Post by: HectorSmash on November 09, 2014, 10:16:05 am
Oh dear. Here we go...
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Post by: Waaaghpower on November 09, 2014, 03:19:00 pm
Huh. I thought for sure we had killed some pony besides those two.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on November 11, 2014, 02:27:04 am
we killed some timber wolves but other than that just mostly inter-party injuries. anyhow about how long in game has passed since the keg has been opened I'd like to get an accurate read on the drunk-o-meter before I post for Plumber.
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Post by: Mabbz on November 11, 2014, 07:49:42 am
Monsters don't count  :shifty:

Hmm, I'm going to say 15-20 minutes. That sound about right to everyone?
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Post by: Narric on November 11, 2014, 07:52:43 am
I've only had one tankard so far, so unless its enchanted to get you drunk very fast, I shouldn't be affected :P
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on November 14, 2014, 03:33:50 pm
Post will go up after work promise
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Post by: Mabbz on November 15, 2014, 06:55:57 pm
So are we still doing truth or dare, but with added drinking, or is it just drinking? If the latter, I could fast forward time to... let's say 4 drinks time when we've all calmed down somewhat (or gotten riled up, depending on what kind of drunk you are). If the former, who wants to go next? If something else, what?
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Post by: Narric on November 15, 2014, 09:31:24 pm
Time to get drunk maybe? :P Cynder is a conservative drinker, more for socializing than just to get wasted. I'd like to think he'd stay one of the more sober of the group, but if magical shenanigans are ahoof, then who am I to say otherwise? :P
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Post by: Mabbz on November 15, 2014, 09:49:05 pm
Time to get drunk maybe? :P Cynder is a conservative drinker, more for socializing than just to get wasted. I'd like to think he'd stay one of the more sober of the group, but if magical shenanigans are ahoof, then who am I to say otherwise? :P
Hazy already mentioned (in his head at least) that he planned not to drink, just in case. That said, considering the circumstances, he's likely to act similarly to Cynder; drink a little to join in, but not too much.

Oh, and believe it or not, there are no shenanigans - magical or otherwise -  involved at present.
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Post by: Narric on November 15, 2014, 10:27:03 pm
As you are the DM, I am forced as the Player to not believe a word, and be suspisious until proven correct :P
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Post by: Mabbz on November 15, 2014, 10:57:11 pm
Oh come now, I have never lied to you over the course of this RP ;D. Of course, certain characters may have lied, and I misled you with exact words at one point (we haven't reached the point where you find out how yet), but no direct lies :shifty:.

On a random side note, I have at least three possible routes that I'm considering taking this story. All of them are equally viable, and the point in the story where I have to choose will come up just as soon as our characters settle down for the night. I kinda assumed that one or more of them would be ruled out by some choice you lot made, but they weren't and now I have to choose where to take this story next. I may just roll a dice :P
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on November 15, 2014, 11:29:52 pm
I mean to continue truth or dare with added drinking but whichever you like
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Post by: Mabbz on November 15, 2014, 11:43:24 pm
Well I just had my go, so someone else grab that bottle. There's no real order, so don't wait for other ponies to have their go.
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Post by: HectorSmash on November 17, 2014, 02:14:43 am
be nice D:
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Post by: Narric on November 19, 2014, 06:58:52 pm
Hey [member=1731]HectorSmash[/member] are you gonna select a helpless pony? ;)
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Post by: HectorSmash on November 21, 2014, 02:26:52 pm
yup i'm here, sorry bout that oh i just noticed i have yet to spin the dang thing myself wait a minute i had a turn earlier. oh well
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on November 22, 2014, 04:57:27 pm
I swear I'm not doing this, I'm rolling my turns on IC to see who the bottle lands on
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 22, 2014, 09:42:25 pm
Mixed references and meta humour ahoy!

I swear I'm not doing this, I'm rolling my turns on IC to see who the bottle lands on
I've just been picking anypony that hasn't had a go recently. On a related note, Pale and Brute are still here to be victims. You can either write their responses yourselves or let someone else do it. Anyone can write their bits; just don't make up anything that might be plot relevant.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on November 22, 2014, 10:07:25 pm
I'll be honest and say I completely forgot about Pale and Brute :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on November 23, 2014, 10:14:21 pm
I've been leaving Pale out since he doesn't seem to be here anymore... you guys better have some way to keep in touch when this is over, you're way too fun to play with D:
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 23, 2014, 11:10:00 pm
Well, I'm always here (Secondsphere is actually my homepage :P) or you could add me on Facebook (Stephen Mabbutt)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on November 23, 2014, 11:22:04 pm
You could maybe join the world of Firma (http://firmament.boards.net/) ;)

I'm also on FB (narric.techna.9)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on November 25, 2014, 06:33:03 am
Heh heh heh... Sorry. I've not actually been that busy, so I can't use that as an excuse, I just kinda forgot to check up on what was happening. Sorry.

(On a related note, I recently started watching S4 now that it's on Netflix. After watching 'Bats', I am starting to grow worried that Rainbow Dash is an alcoholic.)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 25, 2014, 09:59:01 am
Heh heh heh... Sorry. I've not actually been that busy, so I can't use that as an excuse, I just kinda forgot to check up on what was happening. Sorry.

(On a related note, I recently started watching S4 now that it's on Netflix. After watching 'Bats', I am starting to grow worried that Rainbow Dash is an alcoholic.)
Been there, done that.

Of course she is. That'd be a great S5 episode, having her trying to do something wonderbolt-y but getting nervous and drinking to soothe her fears, only to get drunk and fail hilariously.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on November 26, 2014, 03:01:40 am
so are there beds in this room or is it just blankies and pillows. I'm scheming this is my scheming face
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 26, 2014, 06:04:27 am
Well, I never explicitly said there isn't a bed. So basically, you get to decide. Enjoy!
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Post by: Narric on November 26, 2014, 07:24:57 am
As levitating myself would be a very weird thing to do (I'm not a baby with bursts of magic afterall) what modifer would I need to have?

If Waaaghpower was RP'ing drunkness and it is just Hoof Stand whilst levitating, I assume its just Rp the result :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 26, 2014, 10:14:49 am
Levitating yourself is very hard, thanks to Newton's third law. In ordinary levitation, you'd have the opposing force going directly on your horn. Obviously that isn't possible when levitating yourself (or lifting anything too heavy), so you have to redirect the force via a second spell, which requires much greater concentration. In short, -6 modifier normally, but since you're at least a little tipsy it'd be -7.

If it's just levitating the keg while doing a hoofstand then you can either just RP the result or you can roll, whichever you prefer. No modifier's in this case; levitation is pretty simple.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on November 26, 2014, 05:41:12 pm
I meant a keg stand. As in: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keg_stand
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on November 26, 2014, 05:48:34 pm
Only, you know, levitating instead of doing a hoof stand. For the sake of not being impossible, I'm going to say he can still stand on your hooves, but he'll have to use magic to stay balanced and support his weight.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on November 26, 2014, 08:33:30 pm
Updated my post. If I wrote Thunder or Pale Ale out of character, do tell me. I'm assuming Pale Ale has been keeping silent track of how much has been drunk, so guess how much was in the keg before, and could dicern the remaining contents easily.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on November 26, 2014, 09:19:23 pm
Remember, you also need to truth/dare somepony. I'm guessing you didn't do it yet in case someone wants to react to your acomplishment, but if no one does then feel free to double post with your turn.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on November 26, 2014, 09:29:30 pm
I'll wait until tomorrow night. Not everyone checks everyday :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on November 26, 2014, 10:02:00 pm
I actually meant a keg stand while levitating yourself, (Keg stays on the ground, use magic to hold up your ankles,) but that's close enough. The idea was just to make Cynder do something silly involving alcohol, so I've got no complaints. :)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on November 26, 2014, 10:47:20 pm
Oh, woops :P

well at least theres a nice long post that isn't Mabbz's up now :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on November 27, 2014, 10:57:32 pm
Double double posting.

I've set it up so whomever wants to be next can jump in and give their truth or dare answer right away. I'll then think up something ;) I promiss I won't be too cruel, and my knowledge of bar/pub games, like Cynder, is limited, so expect something daft and possibly quite easy :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on November 27, 2014, 11:31:24 pm
A DOUBLE DOUBLE POST WHAT

yes i am here
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 01, 2014, 12:03:43 am
So I was thinking I might move the story on soon, probably in a day or two. Get your last few truths and dares in now, 'cause soon this momentary respite will be over.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 01, 2014, 12:43:33 am
Is it OK if I post out of turn? I have one last question Or else one last dare I would like to ask before we move on.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 01, 2014, 10:10:03 am
I don't mind. Go for it.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on December 02, 2014, 04:43:09 am
i've got somethign to pull as well but it can wait a question or dare or so
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 03, 2014, 02:30:44 pm
Here's an idea. For any remaining truths or dares, post them in here rather than the RP thread (just post something like "I dare Hazy to cuddle Pale"), and then the victim can RP being asked as well as answering or carrying out the dare. That way, we can just put a few time skips in our posts to avoid waiting for other people all together, with people posting their responses when they have the time.

To use the above example, if someone did post that here in the OoC thread, I would simply post the following in the RP thread:

Quote
A few minutes later, the bottle landed on Hazy. "Give me a hug!" yelled a remarkable inebriated Pale Ale.

Hazy stumbled a little as he wandered over and glomped Pale, nuzzling him affectionately. It was adorable.

You have a few more days, then it's over and I move us on. Make the most of it.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on December 03, 2014, 04:14:09 pm
Sorry guys, I keep getting distracted :P

I might pinch that though ;)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 05, 2014, 09:20:45 pm
I dare Plumber to let me style his mane! not that I have any room to judge
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 08, 2014, 04:17:39 pm
Hector, I feel I should leave this here:

http://generalzoi.deviantart.com/art/Pony-Creator-v3-397808116

Once this dare is over, I'll move us on. Or thursday. Whichever happens first.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on December 08, 2014, 06:38:12 pm
I've had to tweak Cynders design to fit into the new Pony Creator :P

[spoiler=Old](http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2014/342/2/4/narric___summer_2013_by_narric_sb0-d895216.png)[/spoiler]
[spoiler=New](http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/342/1/b/narric___winter_2014_by_narric_sb0-d895212.png)[/spoiler]

May go back an tweak it some more (like body colour), but those are the closest mane and tail designs to the V1 Pony Creator.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 11, 2014, 03:23:39 am
FINALS WEEK YAY
1/3 done, will post tonight
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 11, 2014, 07:49:04 am
That took an ungodly amount of edits to get the image to work right. Also, I tried to recreate Plumber as closely as possible in Pony Creator, but the damn thing just doesn't have everything. Mighta been better off just drawing it myself. Oh well, enjoy Plumlash.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 11, 2014, 08:40:39 pm
Enough! Stop having fun guys! :P

I considered delaying another day in case someone wanted to react to Plumber's new hairdo, but I've already stalled for a good two weeks now. Endgame begins, Let's get this show on the road!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 15, 2014, 08:26:41 pm
RISE AND SHINE

Finals are over so yay. If any of you guys check this topic and the other one less frequently, let this be your 'hey it's time to do stuff again' reminder.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on December 15, 2014, 09:02:20 pm
Mabbz, i hope my rolls are okay. I assumed the tiredness would counter Cynders natural talent towards fire magic, and the second one I assumed he just fumbled anyway due to the bad roll, seeing as he had already started focusing his magic his tiredness mentally would have dissipated. Don't wait to correct me if I fucked up though. :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 15, 2014, 09:20:01 pm
Don't worry, your rolls are fine. Having said that, I have a little bit of unfortunate news. First, you're outnumbered by six trained Night Guards, and second, here's the princess's character sheet:

Name: Princess Luna (Diarch of Equestria, Bringer of Harmony, Queen of the Night, Mistress of the Moon, Dream Walker, The Smaller One, Discord's Bane, etc.)
Pony Type: Alicorn (all three racial abilities, plus a nice magical power boost that grants a +3 to the second roll in any magic based stat check) and Equinomorphic Ponification (immortal as the moon, able to effortlessly control aspects of the night)
S: 14
E: 16
A: 15
M: 17
I: 18
Cutie mark: The moon in the night sky.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on December 15, 2014, 09:31:13 pm
Wait, do we have to roll under or over our stats? I assumed ove r for my rolls, though with my Agility, Cynder would be very fast :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 15, 2014, 09:32:46 pm
Under for the first and over for the second. Normally you would have failed both, but your cutie mark bonus let you pass the first test.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on December 15, 2014, 09:36:30 pm
I did try looking for the rules on it, but I couldn't find it. Do you have a permalink to the rolling rules?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 15, 2014, 09:53:05 pm
Here you go. I've also put them in the first post of this thread, to avoid any further confusion.

[spoiler=Stat Checks!]Stat Checks!

1) roll a d20.
2) if you rolled under the relevant stat, you passed.
3) roll another d20.
4) this result determines the how well everything went. For example, getting around 10 is average, so if you passed then did what you wanted fairly effectively, while if you failed then nothing bad happened, you just didn't manage what you wanted. Lower numbers mean things didn't go according to plan (bad failure or gone horribly right), while higher numbers mean thing turned out well (great success or "well, it's not what I had in mind, but it worked!")

Modifiers are usually applied to your stat rather than your roll (so a positive modifier is a good thing). Here's a few common ones:
Cutie mark bonus: +3
Tiredness: -1 for a bit tired (late night), -2 for very tired (too much exercise), -3 for exhausted (literally falling asleep)
Injury: varies between -1 to -5. Check with me.
Adrenaline: +1 if you're in a life or death situation.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 18, 2014, 09:37:15 pm
No one has anything to say, in character or out, about the current situation? Come on, I've just revealed the main villian; I want to write some evil gloating and explain what Luna's plans were. Maybe I should just do a monologue.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on December 18, 2014, 09:45:21 pm
I didn't want to become a one-show pony so I've kinda stepped to one side to let others post :P

/me pokes [member=1731]HectorSmash[/member] [member=15]kingofmonkeys[/member] [member=147]Waaaghpower[/member] [member=286]Walrus Man[/member]
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 18, 2014, 11:46:12 pm
Sorry! I'll post this evening, I'm waiting in line at the Sprint store right now.
What a twist! Who could have guessed that Luna would turn traitor?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on December 18, 2014, 11:58:51 pm
I assume this is where the RP narrative takes a small divergence from the canon ;)

Also, doesn't this technically mean that Brute Force is a pony we could have always trusted!?!
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Post by: Waaaghpower on December 19, 2014, 12:33:34 am
Invisible Castle isn't loading for whatever reason. I'm going to write up as much of my post as I can, wait a bit, and if it's still not working I'll find a different website or just roll some actual dice. Any recommendations for another site to use if IC isn't working in the next hour or so?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 19, 2014, 12:37:51 am
On a related note, would trying to cause any kind of weather work off of Magic? I would assume it would, but I wanted to ask. (And what about trying to break the sound barrier, as per Thunder's Cutie Mark? I would guess Agility, but again I'm not sure.)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 19, 2014, 05:55:10 am
Sorry! I'll post this evening, I'm waiting in line at the Sprint store right now.
What a twist! Who could have guessed that Luna would turn traitor?
Yeah, I know, traitor Luna is hardly an original idea ::)

Still, I figured if I didn't make it obvious from the start and delved a little into how it happened (if you delve, anyway), it wouldn't be so cliched. There's also the whole alternate universe thing; if you break away from show canon I will write an ending that reflects that.

I assume this is where the RP narrative takes a small divergence from the canon ;)

Also, doesn't this technically mean that Brute Force is a pony we could have always trusted!?!
Possibly. Your actions could ensure a nice, canon end. It's even conceivable that you could do better than canon, if you can somehow reform Luna or something.

Also, remember how you killed two of Brute's friends?

On a related note, would trying to cause any kind of weather work off of Magic? I would assume it would, but I wanted to ask. (And what about trying to break the sound barrier, as per Thunder's Cutie Mark? I would guess Agility, but again I'm not sure.)
Magic on all counts except tornados, but if you do something with thunderbolts then you get your cutie mark bonus. Tornados require you to pass both a magic test and an agility test.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 19, 2014, 12:13:36 pm
Sorry guys I won't lie I've been feeling really shitty lately, even though school's over Christmas is coming up and the stress is really getting to me.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 19, 2014, 12:34:04 pm
Also, is it sad that I didn't even see this coming? In spite of the whole 1000 years ago thing and Luna wanting the Elements, I still didn't even consider it at all.

I'm not a clever pony.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 19, 2014, 01:22:51 pm
Sorry guys I won't lie I've been feeling really shitty lately, even though school's over Christmas is coming up and the stress is really getting to me.
Don't worry, these things happen. If you need anyone to talk to, I'd be happy to help

Also, is it sad that I didn't even see this coming? In spite of the whole 1000 years ago thing and Luna wanting the Elements, I still didn't even consider it at all.

I'm not a clever pony.
In fairness, I threw a red herring at you in the form of Sombra and generally did everything I could to avoid making it obvious. Incidentally, if you think you can spot any plot holes (like Sombra being defeated before NMM in the show), then feel free to ask (preferably in character). Odds are, I actually have an explanation ready.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 19, 2014, 03:47:24 pm
Oh, fun fact. You know how in the comics it's revealed that Luna was possessed by the nightmare forces to become Nightmare Moon? Well, that is canon for this story, but it hasn't happened yet. Eternal night is not currently her goal. More like 72 hour night.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on December 19, 2014, 04:17:35 pm
On a related note, would trying to cause any kind of weather work off of Magic? I would assume it would, but I wanted to ask. (And what about trying to break the sound barrier, as per Thunder's Cutie Mark? I would guess Agility, but again I'm not sure.)
Magic on all counts except tornados, but if you do something with thunderbolts then you get your cutie mark bonus. Tornados require you to pass both a magic test and an agility test.

Technically, Thunder doesn't create bolts. There are *Lightning* bolts, and then there is just Thunder.
Yes. I know it's her name.
Shut up.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 19, 2014, 04:26:12 pm
Feel free to roll a subtlety check for me, invisible castle still isn't loading but I figured it wasn't something urgent.
Why isn't Luna talking with the Royal We when she talks about her plans?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 19, 2014, 04:34:01 pm
I'm currently locked in a monologue-off with the pony who's basically my idol, teacher, and savior, so I don't think I'll be shutting up anytime soon.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 19, 2014, 05:54:05 pm
On a related note, would trying to cause any kind of weather work off of Magic? I would assume it would, but I wanted to ask. (And what about trying to break the sound barrier, as per Thunder's Cutie Mark? I would guess Agility, but again I'm not sure.)
Magic on all counts except tornados, but if you do something with thunderbolts then you get your cutie mark bonus. Tornados require you to pass both a magic test and an agility test.

Technically, Thunder doesn't create bolts. There are *Lightning* bolts, and then there is just Thunder.
Yes. I know it's her name.
Shut up.
I know that too. I meant thunder, not thunderbolts.

Feel free to roll a subtlety check for me, invisible castle still isn't loading but I figured it wasn't something urgent.
Why isn't Luna talking with the Royal We when she talks about her plans?
You make a good point about the Royal We. I could make some remark about how she subconsciously recognises that she isn't representing her nation in this, or I could just edit her speech. I'll decide later.
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Post by: Narric on December 19, 2014, 08:49:31 pm
What rolls would I need to do in order to re-take control of the fire subtly, whilst also making it no-harmful to allies/others? Two Magic rolls and an Intelligence?
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Post by: Waaaghpower on December 19, 2014, 09:36:26 pm
What rolls would I need to do in order to re-take control of the fire subtly, whilst also making it no-harmful to allies/others? Two Magic rolls and an Intelligence?
It doesn't really have to be that complicated.  All Thunder needs is a tiny hole to get through, you wouldn't need to retake control or even make it harmless, just briefly open it. (I was thinking it would be easier to just put out the fire with rain.)
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Post by: Narric on December 19, 2014, 09:45:21 pm
So just make a stable hole? Mabbz, how hard can it be? :P roll under my M with a +2 mod to the roll due to it being technically under Luna's control?
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Post by: Waaaghpower on December 19, 2014, 09:56:49 pm
So just make a stable hole? Mabbz, how hard can it be? :P roll under my M with a +2 mod to the roll due to it being technically under Luna's control?
By my understanding,  you'd be at +3 for it being Cutie-mark related, -1 for being tired, and -something (Probably -2 because you are fighting somepony else's magic. There may also be a bonus because you are taking Luna by surprise/she's distracted, and because you're not trying to do anything sustained, but that'd be a question for Mabbz.
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Post by: Mabbz on December 19, 2014, 11:35:45 pm
All correct except for the -2 for going against Luna. The modifier is half the difference rounded up, so in this case it's -4. I'll give you a +1 for being sneaky, so overall it comes out as -1 (i.e. you need a 9 or less on the first roll).

Give me a few minutes though, I need to respond to Backlash in the RP thread.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on December 20, 2014, 01:28:15 am
hey just out of curiosity what element does plumber have? post will go up presently can't say i saw this coming honestly.
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Post by: Mabbz on December 20, 2014, 09:36:26 am
I don't know, which means you get to decide.

Also, yeah, Brute Force was lying. Sorry. In an amusing twist, you remember the whole thing with the warehouse and Backlash's Playcolt magazines? When I did a test to see if the lie was successful, I wasn't testing Backlash's lie. I was testing Fog Dancer's ability to keep a straight face while she let you off the hook.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 20, 2014, 01:55:20 pm
I have one more big question but I'll see if I can find a good opportunity to ask it IC before I ask OOC. After all, acting is more fun than reading.

EDIT: Also, Laughter's the one I've got. I picked the light blue one because it matched my eyes.

Full list:

Backlash - Laughter
Thunder - Generosity
Hazy - Honesty
Plumber - ?
Cynder('s is currently in Brute Force's possession) - ?
Pale - ?

So I guess pick one from Loyalty, Kindness, or Magic.

Somewhat interesting to note is that the Elements in the S1E1 intro feature a green one, and the Element of Magic is purple instead of magenta. Going by the colors on the Tree, though, and the ancient ones from S4E2, the colors are pink, purple, magenta, orange, light blue, and red.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 20, 2014, 02:49:35 pm
Well, that was fun. It's about time I got to write a character break down into tears of self loathing rather than leaving it all to you.

Oh also, in case it wasn't clear, Luna still has the Element of Laughter (ironically, considering).
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on December 20, 2014, 02:54:44 pm
I'll wait for everyone else to comment (or at least give them a couple days) before doing anything else.

Although, I would like people to get here sooner rather than later. This latest development has left me feeling really bad and I'd like to resolve it quickly...

Also also, did Luna jack my Element or did I get a different one?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on December 20, 2014, 05:18:47 pm
If I ask you a direct question will you respond? 'Cause I'm about to ask you a direct question.

Also,  do you get a bonus to tests if you have more time to prepare/get ready/warm up?
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Post by: Mabbz on December 20, 2014, 06:22:01 pm
I'll wait for everyone else to comment (or at least give them a couple days) before doing anything else.

Although, I would like people to get here sooner rather than later. This latest development has left me feeling really bad and I'd like to resolve it quickly...
Welcome to my world whenever I deal with Plumber and Thunder  :P

Also also, did Luna jack my Element or did I get a different one?
Oops, I forgot you had that one. Let's just say we got your's and Cynder's bags mixed up in the mad dash to escape the inn.

If I ask you a direct question will you respond? 'Cause I'm about to ask you a direct question.

Also, do you get a bonus to tests if you have more time to prepare/get ready/warm up?
Yes, you can sometimes get bonuses for preparation, depending on the action and the amount of preparation time.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on December 20, 2014, 06:58:00 pm
I'll wait for everyone else to comment (or at least give them a couple days) before doing anything else.

Although, I would like people to get here sooner rather than later. This latest development has left me feeling really bad and I'd like to resolve it quickly...
Welcome to my world whenever I deal with Plumber and Thunder.
Heh heh... Sorry. :/
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 20, 2014, 07:19:24 pm
You are forgiven.

Incidentally I originally intended Luna to be full on Nightmare Moon in this scene, before deciding on the spur of the moment not to. For fun, here's a list of alternate paths I considered for this RP*.


*Not all of the above were actually considered.
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Post by: HectorSmash on December 20, 2014, 08:10:18 pm
Hmm... I'll take Kindness, then.

I do like the idea of 'influencing' the events that would have led up to the original Celestia/NMM conflict. Nice choice I think.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on December 21, 2014, 04:32:44 am
wait i thought some of the ponies we fought did die...
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Post by: Waaaghpower on December 21, 2014, 04:38:05 am
wait i thought some of the ponies we fought did die...
Oh, they most definitely did. Thunder doesn't know that, though. She's under the impression that the pony she murdered got away, and so did the other one that (Was it Backlash?) someone else in the group murdered.
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Post by: HectorSmash on December 21, 2014, 10:57:49 am
Yep, I remember mine was the result of a nat 20 Strength roll and the other was (I think) because of a nat 1 on trying to recover from a fall. If I recall correctly, those two have been the only casualties so far.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on December 22, 2014, 02:27:32 pm
Post will go up after work
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Post by: Narric on December 23, 2014, 02:14:19 pm
Would I be crazy to try and attempt to convince these guards Luna has left behind that they are being used for nefarious ends? They've just witness a lot of drama and could be second guesing their allegiance.
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Post by: Mabbz on December 23, 2014, 02:43:39 pm
They have indeed just seen a lot of drama, but sadly they will be focussing on their duties rather than second guessing orders; protect their princess and any innocent ponies. That said, three are still present if you want anything clarified.
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Post by: HectorSmash on December 23, 2014, 06:52:43 pm
Digging through the OOC chat from long ago I found this:

Finally! Other females.
Something tells me that Backlash and I will either be good friends or mortal enemies.

Funny thing is, we've had both. Go figure.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on December 23, 2014, 08:38:53 pm
I'm not sure if I understand Cynder's question. Does he mean 'If they ran, how come the guards never had any warning about us?'
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Post by: Waaaghpower on December 23, 2014, 09:12:10 pm
So I guess Thunder doesn't get to know that she killed one of them?
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Post by: HectorSmash on December 23, 2014, 09:19:06 pm
Not unless someone else tells her, probably. Backlash doesn't want to inflict the same shit she deals with onto someone else, especially considering Thunder's about the age she was when it happened.
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Post by: Narric on December 23, 2014, 09:55:26 pm
I was kinda trying to point that if some had just ran away, we would have had a lot more shit to deal with :P
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Post by: Mabbz on December 24, 2014, 12:17:03 am
There we go. A fairly full account of the plan. Any further questions?

Oh, and I have no problem with Backlash going off to try and find Luna. In fact I quite like the idea; I was toying with the possibility of doing writing a scene in which the guards find her anyway, and I'd rather have a PC present than purely NPCs. You don't have to go though, I can work with this either way.
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Post by: HectorSmash on December 24, 2014, 01:07:44 am
So wait, why did Luna have us go to get the Elements from at least one party that was already in possession of them? (Considering that Brute's group and the guards might be separate) That seems like an awful large waste of resources. Couldn't she have just kept the Elements hidden, or had some of Brute's group move them without even involving us? Basically, why the hell are we even here?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 24, 2014, 08:31:30 am
The Elements were never stolen in the first place. You stole them from the actual Royal Guard in those caves. That's why you were chased from the inn; you'd just stolen the Elements and now every Royal Guard in Canterlot that wasn't in on Luna's plan was after you. The only ponies in on Luna's plan were the four in the house, Cloud Storage (in the warehouse) and Luna's six personal guards the you just met.
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Post by: HectorSmash on December 24, 2014, 03:37:15 pm
Ah. Wow, what a bitch lmao
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Post by: Waaaghpower on December 24, 2014, 09:56:04 pm
Ah. Wow, what a bitch lmao
Wait, who's the bitch?
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Post by: Narric on December 24, 2014, 09:59:38 pm
Ah. Wow, what a bitch lmao
Wait, who's the bitch?
I do believe he is referring to Luna being increadibly underhanded :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 24, 2014, 11:18:21 pm
In Luna's defence, she never thought anypony would die. She figured that the guards would try to capture you alive while you lot, mostly being civilians, wouldn't have it in you to kill deliberately (in fact, ponies in general are unlikely to kill deliberately). In fairness, she wasn't far wrong either. The two deaths were in a fight that wasn't supposed to take place anyway, one was an accident while the other was Backlash's protective/vengeful streak. Luna never really took into account the possibility of accidents.

Also, Merry Christmas! I'm unlikely to post again until boxing day.
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Post by: HectorSmash on December 24, 2014, 11:41:44 pm
Ah. Wow, what a bitch lmao
Wait, who's the bitch?
I do believe he is referring to Luna being increadibly underhanded :P

Yeah, call me transparent, but I really dislike schemers. Even if I can be a bit of one myself. After all, we hate in others what we hate in ourselves, right?

A funny thing I've noticed across many years of various games, from this to IRC games to casual RP, is that my character always accomplishes what she sets out to do, but her involvement comes with heavy collateral. This happens so consistently that I'm pretty sure it could be an Aesop fable or something at this point: if you let yourself be guided by emotions, you'll have the drive to do anything, but you won't have the foresight to prevent tragedy.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on December 30, 2014, 07:42:18 am
Just so you all know, I'm not going to update this until at least Friday the 2nd of January, as I'm going to be in Oxford with relatives.

In the meantime, Backlash and Thunder are going to search for Luna, while Plumber, Cynder, Pale and Hazy are going to head straight for Celestia, right? Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on December 30, 2014, 09:18:41 am
That's correct as far as I'm aware. I'll also be hanging on to my element, for now, since I'm having trouble trusting everyone else in the group right now. Since I was just lied to by at least one person in the group. And also we have had some real difficulty with backstabbing here.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 03, 2015, 08:08:16 pm
Happy 2015 everypony! Let's get this show back on the road!

Random encounters were kind for once. Nothing bad, and Thunder bagged a Princess. Sorry this hasn't really left anything for the rest of you to do (unless Plumber or Cynder want to chat), but that's what boring rolls get you.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 03, 2015, 10:11:04 pm
I appreciate the apprehension towards ruins. You get a cookie.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on January 03, 2015, 10:12:09 pm
Was Cynder given the full rundown on the groups story before joinging them? I'm tempted to in-character ask why not enter the ruins :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 03, 2015, 10:26:54 pm
Was Cynder given the full rundown on the groups story before joinging them? I'm tempted to in-character ask why not enter the ruins :P
I don't believe he was, so feel free. Character development!
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 04, 2015, 07:37:46 pm
HIATUS DED

GAME GO YES
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 05, 2015, 07:37:16 pm
I apologise for the wait, but Waaaghpower and I were RPing this bit privately. Now you get to see the fruits of our labour. Enjoy ;)

Oh, also, you may want to check the character sheet on the first page for Nightmare Sky's improved stats.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 05, 2015, 08:48:36 pm
Maniacal laugh!
I'll post by this evening. Looking forward to murdering Backlash. :D
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Post by: Narric on January 05, 2015, 09:22:21 pm
Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 06, 2015, 04:28:10 am
Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal.
Ahahah! Mine is an evil laugh! NOW DIE!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 06, 2015, 03:23:17 pm
Post co,IMF after work. Happy new year
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 06, 2015, 09:46:53 pm
I realize this is a tad hypocritical coming from me, but darn it HectorSmash, get online so I can kill you!
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 07, 2015, 07:58:17 am
lord almgihty
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 07, 2015, 10:29:40 pm
I'm basically playing Thunder NIGHTMARE SKY like a movie villain right now, and every good movie villain knows never to actually kill the protagonists when you can let them live and do it later/let fate decide. Thunder NIGHTMARE SKY has read to many trashy action novels.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 07, 2015, 10:31:07 pm
Well played, haha. It's like a trope duel
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 07, 2015, 10:33:36 pm
Technically, Thunder isn't fleeing. She's just flying away.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 07, 2015, 10:38:06 pm
Oh, sure, sure. I bet my brilliant Monarch Butterfly coloring warned her off.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 07, 2015, 10:39:23 pm
Flying away to go kill Plumber, to be precise. KingofMonkeys, be afraid. Be very afraid.

I had a rules question about REDACTED for Mabbz that I PMed, so my next post will be delayed until I get an answer.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on January 07, 2015, 10:44:36 pm
D: I fully expect to know what that redacted is at some point... stuff like that always gets me all interested and worked up
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 07, 2015, 10:46:29 pm
Oh, you'll find out. Here's a hint: itway ashay otay oday ithway ymay asingchay ownday umberPlay andway urderingmay imhay inway oldcay oodblay.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 07, 2015, 11:36:08 pm
Three rounds rapid from you, Hector. Nightmare Sky planned to ambush you even before you started chasing her. Waaaghpower, since the first of the three rounds you sent me was used as a sneak attack, I need one more round from you.

Also, a few things to clarify, in case it wasn't clear:

- Sky can change at will between her normal and nightmare forms. The nightmare form is bigger, but gets no advantages; it just looks cool.
- Sky is not an alicorn. I don't know if anyone thought she was, but she isn't. She is still a pegasus.

And finally, some stuff on weather manipulation and pegasus magic:
- Mostly it requires physical contact to pull of.
- Clouds can be magically modified, but it takes a minute and requires some knowledge of how to do it. Thunder was a weather pony so she knows some stuff.
- Modifications include, but are not limited to: hardening, electrifying, solidifying into shapes, sticking together, changing the temperature and dispersing into fog.
- Thunder clouds sometimes zap you. If you deliberately come into contact with one then you can use pegasus magic to repel the lightning; you only get zapped on a roll of a 1 on a d6. if you are forced into one then you have far less control; you are zapped on a 1-3.
- Pegasi have a higher resistance to electrical damage than other ponies.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on January 08, 2015, 07:23:24 am
I'm wondering when the hoofslogging ponies are going to do anything :P I asked a question in character, and no-one from that group has responded. :P
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 08, 2015, 09:31:16 am
Fight's up folks. Sky kept getting bad passes on her attacks but recovered quickly, so there were no major injuries. I was hoping that'd happen (I don't want any deaths this close to the end), and it seems the dice did too.

I'm wondering when the hoofslogging ponies are going to do anything :P I asked a question in character, and no-one from that group has responded. :P
Well, Hazy either doesn't know or doesn't feel that it's his place to say, Plumber just hasn't responded for some reason and I was hoping not to have to answer with Pale; I'd like to leave the roleplaying to the players. Incidentally, Pale can be controlled by anyone to some extent, so you could write his answer yourself.

Sorry about the lack of action for you, but that's a danger of splitting the party. Hopefully I'll move it on to morning soon, and then you'll probably get a random encounter. Or maybe Nightmare Sky will make good on her threat against Plumber. Or maybe I'll do something else.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 08, 2015, 12:39:15 pm
THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 08, 2015, 07:16:00 pm
THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME
No.
I am.
MUAHAHAH!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 08, 2015, 08:19:48 pm
With cutie mark bonuses, Nightmare Sky would have need a natural twenty on the first roll to fail that. Still, I feel that fight's gone on long enough. I don't want to leave the rest of the group out too long, after all.

Incidentally, Nightmare Moon's stats have been added to the character sheet. They're actually the same as Luna's stats that I posted earlier, for various reason (one, I made her too powerful and two, when I wrote those stats I was planning on having Luna be NMM all along anyway. Having her give in to the Nightmare Forces on screen was a snap decision I made shortly before she ran off crying). On fun aspect of Luna being nerfed is that Nightmare Sky is actually slightly more agile than her.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 08, 2015, 08:28:54 pm
Hooray! I'm faster than a Princess! I knew a little min-maxing during character creation would be worth it!

Incidentally, just so it's completely clear: Nightmare Sky currently looks like a terrified, injured, and exhausted Thunder Bolt, and she's making a beeline to rendezvous with the others as quickly as possible.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 08, 2015, 08:47:13 pm
SOMEONE POST! THE SUSPENSE!
(http://i.imgur.com/ypxMd.gif)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 08, 2015, 08:57:54 pm
It's been less than half an hour. Be patient, princess. Your rule will begin soon.

Acutally, this reminds me of how last night both you and Hector had given me your three rounds and I was looking at the "Who's online" page watching you both hitting refresh. For my part, I watched a couple of youtube videos and then went to sleep, deciding to put off posting the fight until the morning. Aren't I cruel?



Oh, and on a more productive note, how do you plan to find the rest of the group?
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 08, 2015, 09:02:30 pm
Acutally, this reminds me of how last night both you and Hector had given me your three rounds and I was looking at the "Who's online" page watching you both hitting refresh. For my part, I watched a couple of youtube videos and then went to sleep, deciding to put off posting the fight until the morning. Aren't I cruel?

You are a terrible person. Has anyone ever told you that?

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Oh, and on a more productive note, how do you plan to find the rest of the group?

Well, I know where they started, and I know where they were heading. I figured I would go back to where we split up, and then fly in the same direction they went, making a lot of noise and screaming for help. (And occasionally pausing to listen for them.) If I don't see them, I want them to see or hear me so they can stop me.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 08, 2015, 09:07:20 pm
On an unrelated note, I didn't realize that the 'Who's online' page existed, I had been stalking people the old fashioned way by looking at their profiles. This is amazing!
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Post by: Mabbz on January 08, 2015, 09:09:09 pm
Acutally, this reminds me of how last night both you and Hector had given me your three rounds and I was looking at the "Who's online" page watching you both hitting refresh. For my part, I watched a couple of youtube videos and then went to sleep, deciding to put off posting the fight until the morning. Aren't I cruel?

You are a terrible person. Has anyone ever told you that?
I prefer the term "Bastard". Although in my defence, I was tired and I probably would have screwed up somehow if I'd tried to post it after midnight.

Quote
Oh, and on a more productive note, how do you plan to find the rest of the group?

Well, I know where they started, and I know where they were heading. I figured I would go back to where we split up, and then fly in the same direction they went, making a lot of noise and screaming for help. (And occasionally pausing to listen for them.) If I don't see them, I want them to see or hear me so they can stop me.
That works. I'm not going to post anything until everypony else has had a chance to post though.

On an unrelated note, I didn't realize that the 'Who's online' page existed, I had been stalking people the old fashioned way by looking at their profiles. This is amazing!
I know. I have it bookmarked I use it so much.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 08, 2015, 09:11:34 pm
That works. I'm not going to post anything until everypony else has had a chance to post though.

NOOOO!!!

Well, okay... I guess I have actual work I needed to get done today... I need to take my keyboard in to get the Ctrl and R keys replaced. Don't know why they keep wearing out so quickly.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 09, 2015, 04:25:25 am
Let the waiting commence! The extremely painful and emotionally draining waiting!

Have I mentioned I hate intra-party conflict and general discontent/sadness/unease? Feels like my stomach's trying to turn itself inside-out...
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 09, 2015, 09:27:58 pm
Narric. I can see that you are online. Stalking is easy on here! POST! I'm growing impatient! You do not want to incur my wrath! I AM THE NIGHT!
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Post by: Narric on January 09, 2015, 10:28:55 pm
POST!
I like this post, it is a good post :P

I'll see what I can cobble together :P

Done, though hopefully I got the characters acting to some correct degree...... Last bit with Hazy was just to break up the mood :P
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 09, 2015, 10:48:15 pm
Yay!
Sorry if I'm being impatient, by the way. I'm just eager to find out what happens. :)
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 09, 2015, 11:30:27 pm
On an unrelated note, I didn't realize that the 'Who's online' page existed, I had been stalking people the old fashioned way by looking at their profiles. This is amazing!
might not work for me as i leave a lot of my devices auto logged and sitting around the house while I'm at work. Sorry for the delay I'm a forgetful monkey sometimes. every post makes it less and less likely that I can wrangle a happy ending for my poor plumber buddy i'm hoping he doesn't get butchered but it may happen who knows.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 09, 2015, 11:31:29 pm
It counts online-ness by your most recent activity, so leaving the page open doesn't do anything.

Edit: Huh. All of us are online except Hectorsmash! Yay!
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Post by: Mabbz on January 10, 2015, 12:03:23 am
Yay, nearly everypony's online! Story post incoming (if you can wait fifteen minute, give or take).
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Post by: Narric on January 10, 2015, 12:06:39 am
I'ma sleep for six hours, so good luck with that :P
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 10, 2015, 12:18:42 am
So, did Nightmare Moon lower the moon to make way for the sun?
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Post by: Mabbz on January 10, 2015, 12:21:40 am
I'ma sleep for six hours, so good luck with that :P
NOOOOOooooooo! The post's up! Get back here!

Thunder can make her entrance at any time, so hopefully we can keep this moving along.

On an unrelated note, I didn't realize that the 'Who's online' page existed, I had been stalking people the old fashioned way by looking at their profiles. This is amazing!
might not work for me as i leave a lot of my devices auto logged and sitting around the house while I'm at work. Sorry for the delay I'm a forgetful monkey sometimes. every post makes it less and less likely that I can wrangle a happy ending for my poor plumber buddy i'm hoping he doesn't get butchered but it may happen who knows.
I seem to recall my original plan was to have a fun little campaign that fit with the generally light tone of the show. It's gone impressively off the rails in that sense.

So, did Nightmare Moon lower the moon to make way for the sun?
She hasn't enacted her plan yet, so yes, it's daytime.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 10, 2015, 01:08:09 am
I seem to recall my original plan was to have a fun little campaign that fit with the generally light tone of the show. It's gone impressively off the rails in that sense.
Plumber was meant to be the class clown. now I've written a good 4-5 incredibly depressing death scenes sometimes things don't go as planned. Honestly I'm gonna call Plumber alive and in a mental hospital or similar a happy ending for me. So here's hoping Plumbs doesn't get killed  :P
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 10, 2015, 01:20:41 am
By the way.
Is the name of this Roleplay in any way related to Dusks Dawn?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 10, 2015, 01:28:43 am
Never heard of it before now. I'm just bad at coming up with names, so I threw something together that sound vaguely relevant and suitably mysterious. I may have been subconciously thinking of D&D, and I may have been ripping off "Eastwards, Unto Dawn" while I was at it. Honestly, I don't have a clue.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 10, 2015, 01:39:22 am
Look up Dusk's Dawn. It's hilarious and awful and on YouTube.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 10, 2015, 04:54:27 am
Why would you recommend Dusk's Dawn to anyone!?

On a related note, this is similarly disturbing, at least to me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YQYlYHtLbc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YQYlYHtLbc)
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 10, 2015, 05:11:27 am
Why would you recommend Dusk's Dawn to anyone!?
I'm a fan of 'So bad it's good' movies. Troll 2 and Birdemic: Shock and Terror are both amongst movies I've enjoyed.

That being said, I just had an awful idea. A wonderful, awful idea.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 10, 2015, 05:23:38 am
I watched Battlefield Earth with my parents a couple weeks ago and that was pretty enjoyable. I think just because Dusk's Dawn and Midnight Mares are both fan animations is why it feels so uncomfortable for me to watch them. Like... these are my people and this is what they made, oh lord have mercy

That being said, I just had an awful idea. A wonderful, awful idea.

Settle down there, Jack of all Darkness or whatever. We gotta wait on the slowpokes.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 10, 2015, 05:30:55 am
I watched Battlefield Earth with my parents a couple weeks ago and that was pretty enjoyable. I think just because Dusk's Dawn and Midnight Mares are both fan animations is why it feels so uncomfortable for me to watch them. Like... these are my people and this is what they made, oh lord have mercy
I had no idea what I was watching when I saw that trailer for Midnight Mares. Is it... A fan movie? I guess? The animation looks... Not bad, but not right. Not MLP. Everything looks wrong. I can't tell what the plot is supposed to be about. WHAT IS HAPPENING? Is it... A backstory for Equestria? A parody? An alternate reality? Why are all the characters huge? Why does the background art style look nothing like the character model art style?

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Settle down there, Jack of all Darkness or whatever. We gotta wait on the slowpokes.
Don't worry, this one can wait. I might just PM you what I'm thinking, since it's also not super spoilery or important for your character, mostly. Ish. (And I trust that you won't let meta knowledge ruin things.) I don't know, though. Maybe I'll wait it out.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 10, 2015, 05:38:53 am
I hate metaplay probably more than is healthy, yes. But it's entirely up to you. This is like mini-hiatus, I'll take whatever I can get until the story moves along.

As for Midnight Mares, I think my favorite part was the main villain who looked like she just stumbled out of a Hot Topic after a long night of heavy drinking. Also the Street Fighter Movie-esque sound effects to go with her entirely powerless voice acting. Great stuff.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 10, 2015, 05:43:36 am
I hate metaplay probably more than is healthy, yes. But it's entirely up to you. This is like mini-hiatus, I'll take whatever I can get until the story moves along.

Fair enough, if you don't like Metaplay I'll keep my idea to myself. You'll figure it out when you rejoin the group.

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As for Midnight Mares, I think my favorite part was the main villain who looked like she just stumbled out of a Hot Topic after a long night of heavy drinking. Also the Street Fighter Movie-esque sound effects to go with her entirely powerless voice acting. Great stuff.

So cool! Can't even! I hope noputty will entice I leftover snowy during lessy ripoff!
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 10, 2015, 05:47:21 am
Hey now, I did say I hate metaplay, but I also am desperate for more story stuff, and I'm pretty sure I could control myself even with such knowledge. D-don't be so quick to leave me waiting ;~;

but I mean y'know if you really don't want to that's cool too
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Post by: Mabbz on January 10, 2015, 09:46:53 pm
Reminder: you are allowed to control other characters (especially NPCs) in small ways. As an example, Hector, you could write out most of the explanation to the three guards yourself, including all the guards' obvious questions. Hazy and Pale are similarly available for the rest of you.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 10, 2015, 10:24:05 pm
Oh yeah. I'm so used to traditional IM and IRC RP... I'll get on it.
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Post by: Narric on January 10, 2015, 10:38:03 pm
Dammit, i think Thunder/Sky was too far away for Cynder to hear her say "Queen."

I gues I'ma do some puppeteering :P
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 10, 2015, 11:20:10 pm
Yeah, I'm just pinning everything on Backlash for now.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 11, 2015, 08:30:23 am
It feels very strange to RP another character interacting with my own. Please let me know, The IceMabbz Cometh, if I should edit to change the guards' behavior.
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Post by: Narric on January 11, 2015, 08:57:51 am
Isn't Backlash also an agent for Equestria like Cynder and Hazy?

Also, give that guard a name so I can ship them :P
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 11, 2015, 09:08:05 am
She is, but previously the guards had said they remembered Cynder and Hazy, but not Backlash. I was thinking her occupation would be mostly unknown, making her a 'civilian' to most guards.

Fine, fine.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 11, 2015, 10:15:28 pm
Sorry for not giving Backlash much to go on, but I can't have to find the rest of the other group until they finish their conversation. I'd try writing some small talk for Cloudy, but I'm bad at starting conversations. If you can start it (either as Backlash or Cloudy), I am happy to continue.

It feels very strange to RP another character interacting with my own. Please let me know, The IceMabbz Cometh, if I should edit to change the guards' behavior.
Yay, the nicknames are back!

Don't, you're post was fine. I think you thought the guards were royal guards though, when they were actually night guards. The royal guards are still unconcious at the edge of the forest. Also, Cloudy Daze makes four NPC with cloud related names (Fog Dancer, Hazy and Cloud Storage).

She is, but previously the guards had said they remembered Cynder and Hazy, but not Backlash. I was thinking her occupation would be mostly unknown, making her a 'civilian' to most guards.
That is correct. Backlash is the sort of specialist that only gets brough out for special occasions, due to her unique talents and disposition.
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Post by: Narric on January 11, 2015, 10:23:03 pm
*steeples fingers* Maybe I'll take over Cloudy Daze >:3
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 11, 2015, 10:30:57 pm
Sorry for not giving Backlash much to go on, but I can't have to find the rest of the other group until they finish their conversation. I'd try writing some small talk for Cloudy, but I'm bad at starting conversations. If you can start it (either as Backlash or Cloudy), I am happy to continue.

No problem, I think I'll indulge Narric a bit...

Yay, the nicknames are back!

Betchyer ass they are.

Don't, you're post was fine. I think you thought the guards were royal guards though, when they were actually night guards. The royal guards are still unconcious at the edge of the forest.

Ah, yeah, I was a little lost on which ones exactly they were supposed to be. Are they still considered Royal Guard if they're Luna's guards? Mostly so I don't have to edit :D

That is correct. Backlash is the sort of specialist that only gets brough out for special occasions, due to her unique talents and disposition.

She will kill you, intentionally or not. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgmO32IdwuE)
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Post by: Mabbz on January 11, 2015, 10:42:57 pm
*steeples fingers* Maybe I'll take over Cloudy Daze >:3
No problem, I think I'll indulge Narric a bit...
Sound's fine to me. I've been trying to think how to give Narric more to do, since Cynder has no real drama surrounding him.

Ah, yeah, I was a little lost on which ones exactly they were supposed to be. Are they still considered Royal Guard if they're Luna's guards? Mostly so I don't have to edit :D
Technically yes, they're all Royal Guard, split into the day and night guards (or Lunar and Solar, or whatever name you want). That said, the night guard tend to be more covert, taking on the role of the secret service and detective types, while the day guard are the army and police. This means that people mostly just mean the day guard when they talk about the royal guard.
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Post by: Narric on January 11, 2015, 10:49:44 pm
Only real drama that could occur with cynder was if Luna threatens his wife :P

I'll admit I was half joking with my previous post. However, it could serve as a moment for Backlash to not come across as homicidal, or manslaughterous :P Give her a stallion who is willing to be there for her and other mushy shite like that XD
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 11, 2015, 10:52:35 pm
Funny how the one who was supposed to be the healer ended up becoming the resident serial killer. Too much stress for the poor mare.
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Post by: Narric on January 11, 2015, 10:57:33 pm
(http://www.rachelisyoung.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/medicspy.jpg)
My first thought to that reply :P

Wait, Backlash was meant to be Medic? O_o
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 11, 2015, 11:00:10 pm
She was intended to be a medic, yeah. She's less 'psychotic killer' and more 'oh sweet Luna death follows in my hoofprints wherever I go.'
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Post by: Mabbz on January 11, 2015, 11:05:15 pm
...

I think I either missed her "basic healing and mechanical skills" back when I first read her character bio or forgot soon after; I had no idea she had them.

Oops. Sorry :-\
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 11, 2015, 11:15:17 pm
And here I was wondering why everyone figured she was a cookie cutter crazy killer pony!
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Post by: Narric on January 11, 2015, 11:20:22 pm
Hey guys, have some irony, my wife is currently on a "I love Luna so much iI want all the things" craze right now :P

And here I was wondering why everyone figured she was a cookie cutter crazy killer pony!
You mean she isn't? ;)
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 11, 2015, 11:27:40 pm
Hey guys, have some irony, my wife is currently on a "I love Luna so much iI want all the things" craze right now :P

Technically, Luna is currently paying you to hinder Luna from doing... something. Talk about a conflict of interests!

And here I was wondering why everyone figured she was a cookie cutter crazy killer pony!
You mean she isn't? ;)

 :'(
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Post by: Mabbz on January 11, 2015, 11:30:11 pm
And here I was wondering why everyone figured she was a cookie cutter crazy killer pony!
I never thought that, I just forgot she was a healer. I've mostly just been treating her like a normal, professional guard (snuggling Hazy aside).

Hey wait, is Cloudy trying to steal Hazy's girl? Now I have to kill him!

Hey guys, have some irony, my wife is currently on a "I love Luna so much iI want all the things" craze right now :P
Maybe you should convince her to join us and have her be Luna ;)
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Post by: Narric on January 11, 2015, 11:33:37 pm
To my (Cynders') understanding, Luna simply instructed that the Elements not fall into the wrong hands. Cynder is intelligent enough to know that eternal night and darkness is a very bad thing to happen, and so must stop Luna.

And here I was wondering why everyone figured she was a cookie cutter crazy killer pony!
You mean she isn't? ;)

 :'(
OK, maybe that was a little harsh? :P

And here I was wondering why everyone figured she was a cookie cutter crazy killer pony!
I never thought that, I just forgot she was a healer. I've mostly just been treating her like a normal, professional guard (snuggling Hazy aside).

Hey wait, is Cloudy trying to steal Hazy's girl? Now I have to kill him!
He doesn't know Backlash is Hazy's, and to my knowlegde, neither does Hazy nor Backlash :P

Hey guys, have some irony, my wife is currently on a "I love Luna so much iI want all the things" craze right now :P
Maybe you should convince her to join us and have her be Luna ;)
She doesn't like these kind of RPs, but is greatful for the offer :P
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 11, 2015, 11:36:25 pm
SO MANY QUOTES

Can't wait for the eventual encounter between Hazy, Thunder, Basklash and Cloudy. Assuming they all survive the next couple IC events "Oh hey guys uh well this is awkward huh"
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Post by: Narric on January 11, 2015, 11:39:19 pm
Well don't roll a bad initiative and put Backlash in a compromised position :P
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 11, 2015, 11:52:03 pm
http://puu.sh/eoqHV/8239fab492.png (http://puu.sh/eoqHV/8239fab492.png) come on now i have to retype it again!!!
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 11, 2015, 11:53:54 pm
http://puu.sh/eoqHV/8239fab492.png (http://puu.sh/eoqHV/8239fab492.png) come on now i have to retype it again!!!

What browser/OS are you using? For me, that message just appears above the dialog and leaves all the typing in place. (Alternatively, perhaps write it in Word or Docs or Notepad or what have you and copy/paste?)
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 11, 2015, 11:55:13 pm
http://puu.sh/eoqHV/8239fab492.png (http://puu.sh/eoqHV/8239fab492.png) come on now i have to retype it again!!!

What browser/OS are you using? For me, that message just appears above the dialog and leaves all the typing in place. (Alternatively, perhaps write it in Word or Docs or Notepad or what have you and copy/paste?)
it did do that but the situation changed so i had to re-re word my post again
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Post by: Narric on January 11, 2015, 11:57:21 pm
Type faster!!! And now I feel bad for posting so much tonight :P
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Post by: Mabbz on January 12, 2015, 12:04:32 am
For the purposes of this RP, the bat wings are an illusion provided by night guard armour
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 12, 2015, 12:34:36 am
Type faster!!! And now I feel bad for posting so much tonight :P
don't I needed a fire lit under my ass
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Post by: Narric on January 12, 2015, 09:24:18 am
For the purposes of this RP, the bat wings are an illusion provided by night guard armour
I was wondering if you would take over on that :P


I was so tempted to make Cloudy Daze put his wing over Backlash, but be shy and pull away quickly afterwards :P Mainly didn't feel comfortable doing it without Hector setting it up :P
Which you can do, considering CD is an open to use character ;) i'm just crowbar'ing my control over him :P
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 12, 2015, 07:23:26 pm
Okey dokey loki! Once Backlash and Cloudy Daze are done flirting, I think we're about ready for the ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN.
Or, y'know, the gang getting back together.
Take your time flirting. We don't mind.
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Post by: Narric on January 12, 2015, 07:25:28 pm
Okey dokey loki! Once Backlash and Cloudy Daze are done flirting, I think we're about ready for the ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN.
Or, y'know, the gang getting back together.
Take your time flirting. We don't mind.
You missed both a Rainbow Rocks and a Blues Brothers reference chance their :P
(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141029101855/mlp/images/a/ae/Pinkie_%22We%27re_getting_the_band_back_together%3F%22_EG2.png)

Also I'm not sure how well the flirting is going :P I'm not a very good firt myself (says the married man)
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 12, 2015, 07:27:59 pm
I've not seen Rainbow Rocks. :/
Equestria Girls was a solid 'Meh', so I haven't really had any draw to watch its sequel.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 12, 2015, 07:35:43 pm
Well, let me know when you two are finished and I'll move us along. Possibly tonight, although I might be busy on minecraft. Oh, and don't feel pressured to finish talking quickly; I prefer reading all of your posts than writing my own (with some exceptions. I'm looking forward to writing Nightmare Moon's monologues).
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Post by: Narric on January 12, 2015, 07:40:35 pm
I've not seen Rainbow Rocks. :/
Equestria Girls was a solid 'Meh', so I haven't really had any draw to watch its sequel.
Well get an education then :P In my opinion, Rainbow Rocks is a vast improvement on EQG1.

Well, let me know when you two are finished and I'll move us along. Possibly tonight, although I might be busy on minecraft. Oh, and don't feel pressured to finish talking quickly; I prefer reading all of your posts than writing my own (with some exceptions. I'm looking forward to writing Nightmare Moon's monologues).
I'm just waiting for [member=1731]HectorSmash[/member] to get back online :P



Is there Lore on the time differences between Equestria and Earth, or do we assume its the same?
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 12, 2015, 11:19:58 pm
With that, I'm ready to move on. I'd be more than happy to just casual RP all day, but unfortunately we have a day to save and a few knuckleheads to knock some sense into. I'm also going to school now, but I might be able to check the forum on my phone, depending on how intense the class is. We'll see!
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Post by: Narric on January 12, 2015, 11:23:33 pm
Woohoo, now the wife can stop ribbing me about this :P Can we get a vote for the judges of how cringe worthy that scene was? XD

So what exactly is the love shape? Hazy has a thing for Backlash, Backlash has a thing for Hazy, and possibly now Cloudy Daze, and Thunder has a thing for Backlash? Is that right, or am I missing some- one -pony?
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Post by: Mabbz on January 12, 2015, 11:47:18 pm
Well I'm not sure that Thunder's feelings for Backlash survived her new Nightmare-y-ness (I leave that up to Waaaghpower), but if they did then basically it looks like a tripod.

Anyways, Backlash can make her entrance at any time, and the rest of the group can talk to Swift until Backlash gets there. I imagine there'll be a lot of talking when she does...

Incidentally, about an hour has passed since Thunder went to sleep.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 13, 2015, 12:01:56 am
How long has it been, in-game, since Thunder went to sleep? (I assume that what took Thunder half a night of top-speed flying took longer for the guards at walking pace than the time it takes to briefly flirt, and the guards didn't start travelling until around when Thunder rejoined the group.) On a related note, what time is it exactly? And as a similar question for mechanical purposes, what is Nightmare Sky and everypony else's tiredness levels? (Even those who went to bed last night missed half a night's worth of sleep and woke up early in the morning.)

As for Backlash, there was a crush there, but after being scorned and feeling betrayed, Thunder mostly felt bitterness and self-loathing. Post-Nightmare, it's now bitterness and loathing of others.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 13, 2015, 12:10:33 am
How long has it been, in-game, since Thunder went to sleep? (I assume that what took Thunder half a night of top-speed flying took longer for the guards at walking pace than the time it takes to briefly flirt, and the guards didn't start travelling until around when Thunder rejoined the group.) On a related note, what time is it exactly? And as a similar question for mechanical purposes, what is Nightmare Sky and everypony else's tiredness levels? (Even those who went to bed last night missed half a night's worth of sleep and woke up early in the morning.)

As for Backlash, there was a crush there, but after being scorned and feeling betrayed, Thunder mostly felt bitterness and self-loathing. Post-Nightmare, it's now bitterness and loathing of others.
Thunder went to sleep about one hour ago. It is now about 9am (give or take)

Her journey took longer because she went all the way out of the forest to where the whole group met Luna and then went towards Everfree City to find them. The guards went the quicker route of figuring out how far the others were likely to have travelled and going directly there (I sort of assumed that trained guards would have a better sense of direction than Sky). They were also faster because they had two pegasi scouting to find the group, rather than just one.

Sky and Backlash are very tired (-2 modifier) after their fight. Everyone else just had a late night, so they're only get a -1 modifier.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 13, 2015, 12:31:14 am
Sky and Backlash are very tired (-2 modifier) after their fight. Everyone else just had a late night, so they're only get a -1 modifier.

Fair enough, that's about what I expected, but...

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Her journey took longer because she went all the way out of the forest to where the whole group met Luna and then went towards Everfree City to find them.

I'm confused... How far into the forest did Luna go, exactly? I know we had to search for several hours, (I assume 3 or so, judging by context,) but I didn't think we had actually flown that far into the forest. It's just, you know, it's a sprawling forest, and it takes a long time to search a small portion of it. (If Luna had actually flown several hours into the distance, I imagine it would have taken us days to find her.) I thought when flying back to where we first encountered Luna it wouldn't take much time at all. Here's kind of how I was picturing things:

(http://i.imgur.com/JqCS8nf.jpg)


So, the extra time heading back to the group would be minimal compared to the time actually following them. (Everything pictured could be upside down or on its side, I don't know if Everfree is North, East, South or West of us, but you get the idea.) I assume that Luna didn't fly towards Everfree when she left, since then there would be no reason to split up while we searched. Even assuming the worst cast scenario for timing, though, (Luna flew as in the same direction as Everfree, so Thunder was literally going backwards to find where the group met up,) I don't see how this would add much more than an hour to her travel relative to the guards. (I guess I also don't know how long it took Thunder to track down the group, but judging by the order of events I assumed she started looking for the group at around 3 in the morning, and since she found them right after dawn, (I'm guessing 7-ish?) it would be around a four-hour flight.

All of this is a roundabout way of saying, I agree with the levels of tiredness, but I am confused as to how everything happened as far as timing goes. What is wrong with my guesswork and stuff? 

(I'll have a post up in a moment, I'm just trying to make sense of everything in my brain while I do so.)
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Post by: Narric on January 13, 2015, 01:13:24 am
Hey WP, by Mabbz post, Swift Shadow is female, not male :P

Also, i'll try not to control Cloudy Daze too much from here. Not sure what Mabbz has planned right now :P
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 13, 2015, 01:15:24 am
With regards to the love shape thing, it's like a child's mobile with Backlash at the center carelessly dangling everypony else around. She knows not what she does  :(

Hey, I liked the fleeting moment of carefree silliness! Better than doom and gloom all the time.

I'm on my phone at school so post will probably go up in an hour or two.

As for world geometry... sorry, I'm a bit useless when it comes to that. Just tell me how long from point A to point B and I'm happy.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 13, 2015, 01:19:53 am
Hey WP, by Mabbz post, Swift Shadow is female, not male :P

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Coughing politely to get their attention, he held up a hoof in a non threatening gesture... She smiled awkwardly; public relations were not her talent.


I changed it to 'She,' but I rest my case nonetheless.
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Post by: Narric on January 13, 2015, 01:23:42 am
Hey WP, by Mabbz post, Swift Shadow is female, not male :P

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Coughing politely to get their attention, he held up a hoof in a non threatening gesture... She smiled awkwardly; public relations were not her talent.


I changed it to 'She,' but I rest my case nonetheless.
Majority female :P

OK, I missed the odd time Mabbz refered to her as him :P

With regards to the love shape thing, it's like a child's mobile with Backlash at the center carelessly dangling everypony else around. She knows not what she does  :(

Hey, I liked the fleeting moment of carefree silliness! Better than doom and gloom all the time.
Let the manslaughter by Backlash begin?
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 13, 2015, 01:39:36 am
Let the manslaughter by Backlash begin?

Begin? Oh, if only it was just beginning...

Also it was way too hard to quote just that tiny snippet.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 13, 2015, 02:02:56 am
It looks like the game is about to be up. Huh.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 13, 2015, 02:17:26 am
No 17 year old is gonna get the better of me!  :P
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 13, 2015, 02:33:57 am
I'm eighteen in a month! Well, a few months. Well, six.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 13, 2015, 03:48:22 am
why does everything have to get crazy the night before I'll be at work all day and miss it all  :'(
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on January 13, 2015, 06:20:19 am
Curse you gender pronouns... why do you hate me? It's fixed now, she is all mare.

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Her journey took longer because she went all the way out of the forest to where the whole group met Luna and then went towards Everfree City to find them.

I'm confused... How far into the forest did Luna go, exactly? I know we had to search for several hours, (I assume 3 or so, judging by context,) but I didn't think we had actually flown that far into the forest. It's just, you know, it's a sprawling forest, and it takes a long time to search a small portion of it. (If Luna had actually flown several hours into the distance, I imagine it would have taken us days to find her.) I thought when flying back to where we first encountered Luna it wouldn't take much time at all. Here's kind of how I was picturing things:

[spoiler](http://i.imgur.com/JqCS8nf.jpg)[/spoiler]

So, the extra time heading back to the group would be minimal compared to the time actually following them. (Everything pictured could be upside down or on its side, I don't know if Everfree is North, East, South or West of us, but you get the idea.) I assume that Luna didn't fly towards Everfree when she left, since then there would be no reason to split up while we searched. Even assuming the worst cast scenario for timing, though, (Luna flew as in the same direction as Everfree, so Thunder was literally going backwards to find where the group met up,) I don't see how this would add much more than an hour to her travel relative to the guards. (I guess I also don't know how long it took Thunder to track down the group, but judging by the order of events I assumed she started looking for the group at around 3 in the morning, and since she found them right after dawn, (I'm guessing 7-ish?) it would be around a four-hour flight.

All of this is a roundabout way of saying, I agree with the levels of tiredness, but I am confused as to how everything happened as far as timing goes. What is wrong with my guesswork and stuff? 

(I'll have a post up in a moment, I'm just trying to make sense of everything in my brain while I do so.)
In universe, the reason is that it's hard to go in a straigh line in a forest. This meant that you had to do a lot of zigzagging to make sure you found the group, which added a lot of time. The guards had twice the ponypower and a better idea of where to look, which can account for a lot of time. Oh, and Sky wasn't going full speed; she had just been in a fight after a long day.

Honestly though, the main reason is that it's convenient storytelling  :P



Anyways, I have work now so I can't post Swift's reply. See you in three hours or so.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on January 13, 2015, 06:28:00 am
Oh, and Sky wasn't going full speed; she had just been in a fight after a long day.

I meant 'Full speed' as in 'Travelling as fast as possible.' Like how runners don't travel as fast as possible in a race. (You know, like in Fall Weather Friends!) But yeah, that explanation makes sense.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 13, 2015, 02:43:06 pm
Is that my cue? Someone tell me when it's my cue!
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Post by: Narric on January 13, 2015, 03:12:47 pm
*shrugs* Take it as your que if you want :P
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 13, 2015, 07:10:18 pm
I think that works as a cue.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 13, 2015, 08:03:42 pm
Done. Sorry, feeling a bit ill as of a few days ago, right when school starts up again too... lovely.



Not gonna post until everyone's had a chance to see yours. This is kinda important.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 13, 2015, 08:40:23 pm
Not gonna post until everyone's had a chance to see yours. This is kinda important.

Fair enough.
HEY! EVERYONE! HURRY UP!
:P
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 13, 2015, 09:59:30 pm
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Backlash had apparently been attacked by somepony claiming to be Backlash.

I'm the real Backlash!
No, I'm the real Backlash!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on January 13, 2015, 10:11:12 pm
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Backlash had apparently been attacked by somepony claiming to be Backlash.

I'm the real Backlash!
No, I'm the real Backlash!
*Neigh* I'm Backlash



Also, shipping Backlash and Cloudy Daze with my posts :P
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Post by: Mabbz on January 13, 2015, 10:24:03 pm
Have I ever gone more than three posts without making a silly mistake like that? Fixed.

I've decided to share some information with you. I misled you all about Hazy's cutie mark; his special talent isn't technically illusion. It's the far more generic talent of lying. When ponies find out, they tend to be a little suspicious so he routinely says it's just illusions. The princesses and some of the high ranking members of the guard know though.

One of my plans was to have Hazy run off in the night with the elements and leave you lot to be arrested. One of the princesses would then tell you his secret and send you after him. You'd catch up with him, drag him to Luna and he'd reveal he knew Luna was NMM all along and was trying to prevent the eternal night. Luna would be revealed as the villian by killing him. I decided against it for various reasons.

Anyways, this talent means he's good at seeing through lies, and also that your characters likely wont realise that he's wary of them. I just thought I'd explain why he's not far off the mark. I've been rolling intelligence tests for him to check for deception, and his cutie mark bonus means he's rolling fairly well.

[spoiler=Hazy's cutie mark story]For fun, here's what he would have said if you'd asked about his cutie mark in that earlier game of thruth or dare. It's based on a true story of me in university.

"Well..." said Hazy, looking embarrassed. "I rarely did my homework at school, I was always coming up with excuses but teachers noticed the trend. Then I moved to a new school and with all new teachers I tried again, only now I had more experience. There was a piece of work that I had to do; it contributed to my final grade and we were told that if it was late it wouldn't be accepted. I said I had given it in, and convinced them that it must have gotten lost in all their other papers. Then when they asked for another copy, I made them think I had one that I was searching for. Then they gave me more some time to do it from scratch. I didn't even start the work until two months after the deadline. When I finally handed it in, they were a bit suspicious but I put on a very honest face and they gave me the benefit of the doubt."

Hazy sighed. "It was all going flawlessly, until as the teacher was putting the work away I started thinking about how amazing it was that I'd gotten away with it. I thought to myself, 'maybe lying should be my special talent'. And suddenly there was a little flash and I got my cutie mark. The teacher noticed and tore my work in half. Worst timing ever."[/spoiler]
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 13, 2015, 10:28:31 pm
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Also, shipping Backlash and Cloudy Daze with my posts :P
What a coincidence! I'm shipping a package through the Postal service.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 13, 2015, 10:38:41 pm
That's adorable, Mabbzcala, as well as appropriate.

I'm waiting on Plumber (who should be home in the next few hours) before I post again. Sorry, but I can't progress the story in good conscience when he's so involved.
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Post by: Narric on January 13, 2015, 11:13:35 pm
I don't think I ever considered how Cynder got his mark, and I'm certain a fireball hurtling towards Equestria wouldn't have gone unnoticed :P
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 13, 2015, 11:15:28 pm
He was probably one of those pyro kids.

On an unrelated note, did you know that melting Army Men over a fire makes them drip flaming balls of molten plastic? Fucking cool
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 14, 2015, 01:46:05 am
Saying I didn't know where Thunder was because otherwise I would have objected to her splitting up from the group quite loudly, and I didn't get the chance to post when that would have been an appropriate time.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 14, 2015, 10:27:31 am
I wonder if anyone else spotted the contradictory evidence that Hazy noticed?
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Post by: Narric on January 14, 2015, 10:38:23 am
The fact that three individuals saw Backlash being attacked who claims to have been attacked, whilst Thunder merely states she was attacked? :P
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Post by: Mabbz on January 14, 2015, 10:40:23 am
Nope. After all, that doesn't prove that somepony is lying; a changeling or something could have attacked them both. Anyway, for all Hazy knows the guards could be evil. They are Luna's personal guards after all.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 14, 2015, 11:47:21 am
My question (if I knew it IC, which I don't :( ) would be, "How the hell did you survive an entire night with Nightmare Backlash without fleeing to the guards for safety?"

But of course, gotta be naive and trusting. Quite a terrible flaw for a spy to have, really.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 14, 2015, 12:11:13 pm
One good way to answer that is that Thunder is a lot quicker than Backlash. She could easily outrun you, even if you went Nightmare, so she could have flown away at top speed, gotten lost and managed to find the rest of the group instead.

Oh and incidentally, one of the two dead sisters was an earth pony.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 14, 2015, 12:31:35 pm
Was she? The main thing I remembered about that encounter was the laserbeams.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 14, 2015, 01:12:37 pm
Sunbeam was the unicorn. Guiding Light was an earth pony with tailblades and a rapier with mouth grip. I was intending her to be very dangerous in melee, while her sister was very dangerous at range. Then she got smashed by Thunder first round of combat, and never got the chance to do anything.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 14, 2015, 01:47:38 pm
At this point I would love to have an ending where we summon the Eternal Dragon and bring everyone back to life. I hate bitter endings...
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 14, 2015, 04:01:35 pm
I'm sure what the contradiction is, but I haven't been trying too hard to keep things 100% solid, so...
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 14, 2015, 04:36:19 pm
Maybe Hazy's such a good liar that he even lies OOC to manipulate us!
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Post by: Mabbz on January 14, 2015, 05:26:45 pm
Maybe Hazy wants to join forces with Nightmare Moon. Or maybe he's actually Celestia in disguise.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 14, 2015, 05:48:02 pm
For the sake of clarity, I'm assuming that Cynder got Loyalty (since it was red), Plumber got Kindness, and Pale got Magic.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 14, 2015, 06:10:23 pm
Cynder gave his to Brute, who immediately gave it to Luna. Thunder gave her's to Luna as well, so you should have four. I haven't been keeping track of who got what though, aside from the fact that Hazy had Honesty (ironically).
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 14, 2015, 06:17:35 pm
I thought I had loyalty, (more irony,) but I could be wrong.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 14, 2015, 06:24:31 pm
Nah you had Generosity, I documented it briefly in a post about 10 pages back.

Full list:

Backlash - Laughter
Thunder - Generosity
Hazy - Honesty
Plumber - ?
Cynder('s is currently in Brute Force's possession) - ?
Pale - ?

I ended up with Cynder's and Brute/Luna ended up with mine, so I have Loyalty and Luna has Laughter.
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Post by: Narric on January 14, 2015, 07:17:24 pm
I'm going on the assumption that the elements have been the big ass balls we see in Season 1. Should assume thats its the smaller crystals we see in season 3?

I don't see Hazy having Loyalty as ironic, as Cynder apprently had Laughter, and he isn't much of a joker :P
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Post by: Mabbz on January 14, 2015, 10:40:30 pm
I'm going on the assumption that the elements have been the big ass balls we see in Season 1. Should assume thats its the smaller crystals we see in season 3?

I don't see Hazy having Loyalty as ironic, as Cynder apprently had Laughter, and he isn't much of a joker :P
It's the season 3 crystals. The big balls probably wouldn't fit in your saddlebags.

Hazy had Honesty, not Loyalty. Honesty is ironic, considering he got his cutie mark for lying. Waaaghpower thought Thunder had Loyalty, which is also pretty ironic.

Having said that, it doesn't matter that much who has what element. None of you are Element Bearers, and they only work if you have all six anyway. The only way they'll be used is if you get all of them to Celestia.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 15, 2015, 03:48:22 am
I was actually wondering about the elements because i was imagining the big ass balls too...
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Post by: Mabbz on January 15, 2015, 09:54:34 am
Well, since this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLvmiNwwYxY) is due to take place in only a few days at most and shows them as gems, I went with gems. Besides, they're easier to carry.
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Post by: Narric on January 15, 2015, 04:44:26 pm
Seems there is already an OC called Cloudy Daze (http://www.deviantart.com/art/Cloudy-Daze-Basic-Reference-482824119) :P

I was searching becuase I was thinking of designing CD out of Night Guard uniform XD

[edit]
Done:
[spoiler](http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/015/a/a/cloudy_daze_hi_res_by_narric_sb0-d8e01y1.png)[/spoiler]



I'm kinda curious if the guards have swayed to helping the group get the elements to Celestia, or are they still fully loyal to Luna? I changed one word for what Cloudy said becuase of the ambiguity.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 15, 2015, 06:03:48 pm
I'm kinda curious if the guards have swayed to helping the group get the elements to Celestia, or are they still fully loyal to Luna? I changed one word for what Cloudy said becuase of the ambiguity.
They haven't really though to about it. They still think of Luna as a good pony who's made some mistakes. As her guards, it's their job to protect her, so currently they feel that finding her is the top priority, as well as ensuring the safety of everypony involved (so that she doesn't get hurt even more) and ensuring the safety of the Elements. When they meet Nightmare Moon, they will have to make a choice. I was originally just gonna flip a coin or something, but now they have actual characters I'm not sure I should leave it to fate.

The introduction of an evil pegasus that's stealing the Elements and threatening civillians complicates matters. Should they protect the group and/or the Elements? Continue searching for Luna? Hunt down the nightmare? I, and by extension they, haven't decided yet. I'll do a post for them soon, once they've made up their minds.
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Post by: Narric on January 15, 2015, 10:02:53 pm
I'm totally not going off and designing the Night Guard out of uniform :P

[spoiler]Cloudy Daze
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/015/a/a/cloudy_daze_hi_res_by_narric_sb0-d8e01y1.png)[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Leather Wing
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/015/a/d/leather_wing_by_narric_sb0-d8e187v.png)[/spoiler]
[spoiler]Swift Shadow
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2015/015/3/d/swift_shadow_hi_res_by_narric_sb0-d8e187o.png)[/spoiler]
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 15, 2015, 10:09:02 pm
In case you're wondering, Thunder doesn't know the word 'Conjecture.' She read it once in a novel, hence the misspeaking.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 15, 2015, 10:12:34 pm
Narric just wants to be left alone with his ponies >w<
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Post by: Narric on January 15, 2015, 10:16:42 pm
Narric just wants to be left alone with his ponies >w<
*picks up hand made models of Backlash, and Cloudy Daze* They kissed and lived happily ever after! Luna got married to Hazy. Thunder become a homicidal mass murderer who was sent to Tartauros when she made the mistake of attacking Celestias' Royal Guards. Plumber Ascendended to Alicorn-hood and become a PR advisor to Celestia and Luna. Pale Ale returned to his family and job, with a story to tell his patrons. And cynder returned to a normal life in the Equestrian Secret Service

No idea what you're talking about.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 16, 2015, 07:58:42 pm
Narric and I are privately roleplaying a bit where we walk off into the woods to make love have a pleasant and entirely non-violent conversation where I definitely don't try and kill him to take his element.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 16, 2015, 08:43:52 pm
Hmmm... Part of me thinks I should demand to be in on the conversation so I don't make some mistake in a future post. Part of me wants to be kept in the dark, because surprises are fun. And part of me is getting annoyed at my aching elbow. The question is, which do I listen to?
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 16, 2015, 09:05:58 pm
Hmmm... Part of me thinks I should demand to be in on the conversation so I don't make some mistake in a future post. Part of me wants to be kept in the dark, because surprises are fun. And part of me is getting annoyed at my aching elbow. The question is, which do I listen to?
I'll PM you the whole thing once we're done. If you want. Also, once we're done I'll do a much shorter post describing what everyone else can hear.
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Post by: Narric on January 16, 2015, 09:07:21 pm
I think Mabbz should listen to his elbow. It clearly is aching for some adventure, and a new chapter of the Mabbut tale!! :P

Hmmm... Part of me thinks I should demand to be in on the conversation so I don't make some mistake in a future post. Part of me wants to be kept in the dark, because surprises are fun. And part of me is getting annoyed at my aching elbow. The question is, which do I listen to?
I'll PM you the whole thing once we're done. If you want. Also, once we're done I'll do a much shorter post describing what everyone else can hear.
Sssshh, he might ship Thunder and Cynder subtly, and my wife will kill me for it !!! :P
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 16, 2015, 09:57:03 pm
I hate being left out of things, but it makes sense for the sake of preventing meta gaming. Just make sure you being it back public when we should all reasonably be able to see or hear something happen. Or at least after the fact.
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Post by: Narric on January 16, 2015, 10:06:52 pm
I think WP and I are wrapping it up.

Don't worry too much, here is a little excerp to wet you guys appetites :P
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Nodding gravely, Cynder agreed. "I swear. What is it?"

"Cynder, I love you!" Thunder said, loudly. "You are the perfect stallion!"

"Oh, I love you to Thunder!" Cynder replied. The two of them ran off together, then, to live in a cabin in the woods and have a dozen foals and live happily ever after.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 17, 2015, 07:20:56 pm
I think WP and I are wrapping it up.

Don't worry too much, here is a little excerp to wet you guys appetites :P
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Nodding gravely, Cynder agreed. "I swear. What is it?"

"Cynder, I love you!" Thunder said, loudly. "You are the perfect stallion!"

"Oh, I love you to Thunder!" Cynder replied. The two of them ran off together, then, to live in a cabin in the woods and have a dozen foals and live happily ever after.
He's telling the truth, by the way. I did write that. Narric should not have told me I could control his character for short responses.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 17, 2015, 08:28:14 pm
Narric is a trusting man/shipper thing.
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Post by: Narric on January 17, 2015, 09:31:39 pm
Narric is a trusting man/shipper thing.
I'm currently tempted to edit a cpuple pony creator pics of Cloudy Daze and Backlash together :P but I'll probably get obred XD

Are we waiting for anyone in particular to post? I'm kinda wanting some more progression :P Not sure what else I could RP without hijacking control of the Night Guard NPCs :P
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Post by: Mabbz on January 17, 2015, 10:01:26 pm
I believe Backlash just asked Plumber a question, so there's that.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 18, 2015, 01:21:22 am
He's at work... :(
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Post by: Narric on January 18, 2015, 09:12:46 am
Hector, you have doomed the entire group with your last post :P
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 18, 2015, 05:01:13 pm
I did? What, where?
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Post by: Narric on January 18, 2015, 05:46:47 pm
I did? What, where?
"Hey, it'll be alright. Good guys always win."
You know what you did :P
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 18, 2015, 06:44:54 pm
I stand by my IC assertion!
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 19, 2015, 04:27:20 pm
Anyway sorry for the brief interruption, I think we're more or less rejoining the main group now, so whenever anypony's ready let's figure out a plan for the day ahead.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 19, 2015, 04:45:36 pm
I'm waiting on Plumber to answer my direct question, but I think the plan is to rest a little longer while Plumber gets patched up and everypony recuperates, then head to Everfree city. Four elements are better than none, and we can't afford to lose any more.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 19, 2015, 05:49:45 pm
"We," eh? Settle down there Mistress, you aren't cured just yet.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 19, 2015, 06:05:36 pm
I was speaking with the Royal We. I intend to steal all of them.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 19, 2015, 06:20:16 pm
Don't you mean, "We intend to steal all of them?"
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 19, 2015, 06:31:45 pm
We intend to SHUT YOUR FACE.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 19, 2015, 06:47:44 pm
I love you guys. You make me laugh almost as much as this Harry Potter fanfic I'm reading. Speaking of which, you should totally read it. Basic summary: Harry is expecting his first child with Ginny, when for various reasons he gets transported back into his 11 year old body. He resolves to beat Voldemort with fewer deaths this time, and also to mess with everyone a lot.

Oh God, Not Again! (https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4536005/11/Oh-God-Not-Again)
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 19, 2015, 10:47:37 pm
So, does Hazy have anything to say about Plumber's injury, or Cynder and Thunder sneaking into the woods to make out TO DISCUSS PROBLEMS or anything?
Does Plumber want to answer Thunder's question?
Does Cynder wonder what the capital of Assyria is?
Will we reveal the secret identity of Backlash the Brave?
Find out when someone gets around to posting, next, on Dawn and Dusk: A My Little Pony Roleplay!
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 19, 2015, 10:52:20 pm
I'm considering penning up an evil solo musical number to be posted at an appropriate time.
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Post by: Narric on January 19, 2015, 11:31:01 pm
WP, put your feet in the fridge becuase you need to chill ya socks :P

Though if you can do a coherent musical based on this RP, that is something I'd like to see ;)
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Post by: Mabbz on January 20, 2015, 12:13:06 am
So, does Hazy have anything to say about Plumber's injury, or Cynder and Thunder sneaking into the woods to make out TO DISCUSS PROBLEMS or anything?
Does Plumber want to answer Thunder's question?
Does Cynder wonder what the capital of Assyria is?
Will we reveal the secret identity of Backlash the Brave?
Find out when someone gets around to posting, next, on Dawn and Dusk: A My Little Pony Roleplay!
Maybe, dunno, yes, yes. And I will try to post tomorrow.

I'm considering penning up an evil solo musical number to be posted at an appropriate time.
Do that and I will find some minions to be backing vocalists for you.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 20, 2015, 12:17:44 am
I'm considering penning up an evil solo musical number to be posted at an appropriate time.
Do that and I will find some minions to be backing vocalists for you.

Well if it'll get me minions, then I'll definitely do it!
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 20, 2015, 12:38:40 am
I was secretly my own twin sister all along! Muahahaha!
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 21, 2015, 07:00:15 pm
We should figure out what our plans are from here IC, if everyone's done with side things.
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Post by: Narric on January 21, 2015, 07:35:00 pm
I keep wanting to have a discussion with the Night Guards about night watching. However I'm not entirely sure what Mabbz' plan is, or if I'd get the characters right. Anything else Cynder would do is just take first night watch or settle in to sleep if the Night Guards are taking over that.
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Post by: Mabbz on January 21, 2015, 11:37:40 pm
We should figure out what our plans are from here IC, if everyone's done with side things.
As I understand it, the plan is to rest for a few hours, then travel as a group to Canterlot, and if somepony attacks then Thunder will fly off with the Elements. I would have moved us along by now, but I've been busy with real life nonsense lately.

I keep wanting to have a discussion with the Night Guards about night watching. However I'm not entirely sure what Mabbz' plan is, or if I'd get the characters right. Anything else Cynder would do is just take first night watch or settle in to sleep if the Night Guards are taking over that.
It's still morning at the moment, so I figured you'd have a few hours rest and then try to make at least some progress before tomorrow. As for chatting with the guards, I could do their side of the conversation, although that would take a while. Alternatively, you could do the whole conversation and either post it or PM it to me, and then if there's anything wrong I could tell you and you could edit.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 22, 2015, 04:13:12 am
If we're in a lull, I'm gonna take Plumber out to do some herb scrounging. That alright?
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Post by: Mabbz on January 22, 2015, 07:47:28 am
Certainly. Since Backlash knows what she's looking for and isn't under any time pressure, it'll take an intelligence test at +5 to find the correct herbs. As for the second roll of the test, here's a guide:

High Pass: find plenty of the plants.
Mid Pass: find enough of the plants.
Low Pass: only find one or two of the necessary plant's.

High Fail: find other plants that will do the job.
Mid Fail: don't find anything useful.
Low Fail: find the wrong plants (nothing harmful, just a minor irritant or at worst something like poison joke) and accidentally use that instead.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 22, 2015, 10:39:50 am
yaaaay not being horribly menaced and healing! is this a dream?
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Post by: Narric on January 22, 2015, 12:21:03 pm
Yes. This entire RP is just a Dream in Plumbers' sleep, created by Luna to have an idea of the struggles her subjects go through, and try and understand why everypony sleeps through her nights, which also formulating the plan to steal power from Celestia with minimal casualties to the civilian pony society.
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 23, 2015, 02:51:55 am
Narric was then banned for revealing the entire plot of the game.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 23, 2015, 03:38:05 am
I can dig it
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Post by: Mabbz on January 23, 2015, 07:44:26 am
Yes. This entire RP is just a Dream in Plumbers' sleep, created by Luna to have an idea of the struggles her subjects go through, and try and understand why everypony sleeps through her nights, which also formulating the plan to steal power from Celestia with minimal casualties to the civilian pony society.
Hmm... *takes notes*
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Post by: Narric on January 23, 2015, 08:40:27 am
It amazing what a random stray thought can do :P That started off as just "This entire RP is Plumbers' Dream."
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Post by: HectorSmash on January 24, 2015, 12:33:09 am
Gonna post this here just to make sure I'm doing it right

1d20=12, 1d20=9 (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4757526/)

First roll would be a 7 (thus a success), since I got +5? and the 9 means a slightly below average success?
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Post by: Mabbz on January 24, 2015, 12:37:54 am
Gonna post this here just to make sure I'm doing it right

1d20=12, 1d20=9 (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4757526/)

First roll would be a 7 (thus a success), since I got +5? and the 9 means a slightly below average success?
Yep, mid pass. Also, yay! InvisibleCastle is working again!
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Post by: Narric on January 24, 2015, 12:38:43 am
Until everyone realises its working again and its gets the equivalent of a DNSS attack from actual users :P
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 27, 2015, 05:41:32 am
post will go up tommorow very very tired today
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Post by: Mabbz on January 29, 2015, 09:52:10 am
Right, tomorrow I move us on. I would have done so sooner, but when someone says they'll post tomorrow I feel obliged to give them a few days to do so. Kingofmonkeys, speak now or forever hold your peace!

Also, as I understand it, the plan is to rest for a few hours (probably until shortly after lunch), then travel as a group to Canterlot, and if somepony attacks then Thunder will fly off with the Elements. I'f that's wrong in any regard, please let me know.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on January 29, 2015, 10:14:31 am
sorry mabbz I keep losing track of time because of the damn night shift i'm not used to it :< we'll wrap this and move on asap
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Post by: Mabbz on January 30, 2015, 10:51:22 am
Bored now, have a manticore :P

Seriously though, three rounds rapid. Also a reminder; non combat options are allowed as your rounds (like Fluttershy yelling at the rest of the group to stop when they faced a manticore). Oh, and no, this manticore isn't injured. I'm not that unoriginal.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on January 30, 2015, 06:35:10 pm
What level of tiredness am I at now?
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Post by: Mabbz on January 30, 2015, 07:41:31 pm
You and Backlash are tired (-1 modifier), everyone else is well rested.
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Post by: Mabbz on February 03, 2015, 09:06:50 pm
Congratulations! For the first time ever, a combat situation has been resolved without any violence!
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Post by: Narric on February 03, 2015, 09:20:31 pm
I blame Hazy. He clearly can't be intimidating :P
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Post by: HectorSmash on February 03, 2015, 10:50:40 pm
Was the site down for anyone else? It was for me...

Also, yay! :D
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Post by: Narric on February 03, 2015, 10:54:33 pm
Was the site down for anyone else? It was for me...

Also, yay! :D
Yeah, FT made changes to a couple of his sites, which affected our forum.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 04, 2015, 09:30:29 am
Just to be clear, was that 'Shriek' Nightmare Thunder Skybolt screaming as she fled or the noise of her zooming through the air? I wasn't clear on the wording.
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Post by: Mabbz on February 04, 2015, 10:27:57 am
That was a scream of "fear".
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Post by: HectorSmash on February 07, 2015, 11:52:44 pm
POST, PEASANTS, POST!

In the meantime I'm going to shamelessly self-advertise:

http://wavepon.tumblr.com/
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Post by: Narric on February 07, 2015, 11:55:31 pm
Oi, you're the peasent :P

Currently a bit distracted by tiny pieces of card, and tired from work :P Will post soonish ;)
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Post by: Mabbz on February 08, 2015, 12:10:51 am
Reminder: anyone can take over the three lunar guards for conversational posting. I'll probably move us along in a day or two, so get your posts in quick.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 13, 2015, 06:57:10 am
Heeey, not fair! Using the Night Guard to take dibs on the watch lets you meta-knowledge-prevent Nightmare Sky from doing anything without actually taking a hit to your character. I call shenanigans. Partly because this interferes with my plans, partly because I'm pretty darn sure you'd never post something like that if you didn't have any meta-knowledge.

Maabbbbz! Narric's not bein' fair!

(Also, shouldn't the Night Guard be equally if not more tired if than most anypony else, except maybe Thunder and Backlash? They've been up as long as everypony, whether or not they're used to staying up at night.)
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Post by: Mabbz on February 13, 2015, 08:01:03 am
Heeey, not fair! Using the Night Guard to take dibs on the watch lets you meta-knowledge-prevent Nightmare Sky from doing anything without actually taking a hit to your character. I call shenanigans. Partly because this interferes with my plans, partly because I'm pretty darn sure you'd never post something like that if you didn't have any meta-knowledge.

Maabbbbz! Narric's not bein' fair!

(Also, shouldn't the Night Guard be equally if not more tired if than most anypony else, except maybe Thunder and Backlash? They've been up as long as everypony, whether or not they're used to staying up at night.)
Everything you've said is true, but as you pointed out, Sky is more tired than most of the group. Also, she's a civillian that panicked and fled at the sight of a manticore, and Hazy suspects her. In this whole group of nine ponies, five of whom are members of the guard, it's pretty inevitable that somepony is going to mess up your schemes. So I'm afraid I'm going to have to allow this. You could always try to stealth kill the guard while everyone else sleeps.
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Post by: Narric on February 13, 2015, 10:38:44 am
Also I'm pretty sure it makes sense that the Trained Military should be the ones on guard, and not the Civilians :P

That said if I do step out of line due to having Meta-knowledge, I will of course change my posts if requested/demanded :)
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 13, 2015, 06:47:31 pm
Everything you've said is true, but as you pointed out, Sky is more tired than most of the group. Also, she's a civillian that panicked and fled at the sight of a manticore, and Hazy suspects her. In this whole group of nine ponies, five of whom are members of the guard, it's pretty inevitable that somepony is going to mess up your schemes. So I'm afraid I'm going to have to allow this. You could always try to stealth kill the guard while everyone else sleeps.
Fair enough, though I don't see why having an easily frightened guard would be a problem if all she has to do is wake everypony up.

Anyhow, the Stealth Kill idea just might work. :/


Where would be the easiest place for Thunder to get a knife or a sword? Wingblades seem like the equivalent of a lance or a pike: Fine weapons, but no good at stabbing or slitting throats quietly.
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Post by: Mabbz on February 13, 2015, 07:32:20 pm
Hmm... I haven't kept a very close eye on everyponies equipment, so here's a vague rundown based from memory.

- Cynder has a knife and a sword, though I'm not sure where he keeps them (probably on his person).
- All three night guards will have knives, probably on their person. Theft would be difficult, but you could try to sweet talk the one you try to kill. Cloudy has a rapier which might be useful.
- Backlash also has a rapier.
- Plumber has screwdrivers.

Also, here's the guards equipment. Their stats are all about ten, I haven't come up with anything special but most generic royal guards have been flat tens throughout.

Cloudy Daze: Wingblades, rapier, steel boots, knife, standard night guard armour (see Luna Eclisped)

Leather Wing: Wingblades, heavy, spiked steel boots, knife, custom night guard armour (same as regular, plus leather wing protection).

Swift Shadow: Wingblades, tailblades (of the whippy, slicey kind, not spikes), knife, standard night guard armour
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 13, 2015, 08:01:01 pm
Hmmm... I think Nightmare Sky will be trying her hoof at seduction.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 13, 2015, 08:03:26 pm
While I'm making evil plans, who has which of the elements?

Oh, and which night guard seems most lonely/single?
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Post by: HectorSmash on February 13, 2015, 08:38:51 pm
Nah you had Generosity, I documented it briefly in a post about 10 pages back.

Full list:

Backlash - Loyalty
Thunder('s is currently in Nightmare Moon's possession) - Generosity
Hazy - Honesty
Plumber - Kindness, for the sake of filling in blanks
Cynder('s is currently in Nightmare Moon's possession) - Laughter
Pale - Magic, as Plumber above

I ended up with Cynder's and Brute/Luna ended up with mine, so I have Loyalty and Luna has Laughter.

From a few pages back. I took the liberty of updating it to its most recent state, even though I initially had Laughter and Cynder had Loyalty, for example.

Now I get to play the fun game of figuring out how/with whom I should spend the night, among at least three potential suitors. Oh boy!
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 13, 2015, 08:45:49 pm
Don't forget, I don't have Generosity either. I gave that to Luna.
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Post by: HectorSmash on February 14, 2015, 12:11:41 am
Right you are. Edited.
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Post by: Mabbz on February 14, 2015, 12:15:41 am
You can wait for a bit in case someone wants to post before going to sleep, but after that feel free to time skip ahead in your post. You don't have to wait for me to say "everpony's sleeping, go kill people". I'll be happy to RP whomever you try to go for.

Having said that, tomorrow's Valentine's day so don't expect a post from me. I may be a little tied up.
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Post by: Narric on February 14, 2015, 12:21:03 am
Oh, and which night guard seems most lonely/single?
Leather Wing and Swift Shadow are like totally screwing eachother in AU :P

Would be interesting to see Thunder try her moves on Cloudy, just for Backlash to wake up and smack Thunder for hitting on her Stallion :P
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Post by: HectorSmash on February 14, 2015, 12:53:29 am
I figure the guards probably had enough tents for the three of em, plus one more just to make it an even four for our eight plus one guard on watch.

Hooray for literary world magic.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 14, 2015, 02:35:51 am
Oh, and which night guard seems most lonely/single?
Leather Wing and Swift Shadow are like totally screwing eachother in AU :P

Would be interesting to see Thunder try her moves on Cloudy, just for Backlash to wake up and smack Thunder for hitting on her Stallion :P
What is AU?

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Having said that, tomorrow's Valentine's day so don't expect a post from me. I may be a little tied up.
Ooh, kinky!
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Post by: Narric on February 14, 2015, 07:29:28 pm
Oh, and which night guard seems most lonely/single?
Leather Wing and Swift Shadow are like totally screwing eachother in AU :P

Would be interesting to see Thunder try her moves on Cloudy, just for Backlash to wake up and smack Thunder for hitting on her Stallion :P
What is AU?
Alternate universe :P

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Having said that, tomorrow's Valentine's day so don't expect a post from me. I may be a little tied up.
Ooh, kinky!
We all knew Mabbz was into whips and chains. I agues this answer who ahs the whips, and whos in the chains :P
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Post by: Mabbz on February 14, 2015, 09:31:45 pm
On another note, she had pretty much given up hope of ever finding her equipment again. The forest was large and living, and some animal or another would have surely whisked her weapon and armor away by now. Not that she ever did any good with them, anyway.
Remind me again how you lost your stuff?

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Having said that, tomorrow's Valentine's day so don't expect a post from me. I may be a little tied up.
Ooh, kinky!
We all knew Mabbz was into whips and chains. I argue this answers who has the whips, and who's in the chains :P
Not really. We go both ways  ;)
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Post by: Narric on February 14, 2015, 09:40:47 pm
Whipping with chains and chaining with whips doesn't seem very safe nor very effective :P
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Post by: HectorSmash on February 14, 2015, 10:14:07 pm
Remind me again how you lost your stuff?

She took it off before she went flying to look for Luna. Way back when I first made her, I added as a little footnote that she's a weak flyer and can't fly for long when she's geared up. So before she left, she had to disrobe and leave most of her stuff behind - and she never really had a good opportunity to go looking for it since.
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Post by: Mabbz on February 14, 2015, 10:24:27 pm
Ah yes, I remember that now. I'll make a note of it in case an opportunity arises to give it back to you.

Also, Character sheet has been modified for full stats on the three night guards (I also borrowed those pictures you did, Narric)
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Post by: HectorSmash on February 14, 2015, 10:31:57 pm
I didn't make a note of it at the time, looking back, but...

I meant to! ;~;'
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 14, 2015, 11:51:57 pm
I'll post at some point this evening. Mabbz, I have a feeling this'll be a back and forth for at least a few posts, since I don't want to totally control the guard I'm talking to.
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Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 15, 2015, 03:40:39 am
wheee! i'll be posting in a few minutes as well
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 16, 2015, 03:46:58 pm
Remember when I said I would post?
I lied!
I'll post this evening. Honest.
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Post by: Narric on February 16, 2015, 05:54:46 pm
Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayel!!
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Post by: HectorSmash on February 16, 2015, 05:57:37 pm
[spoiler=You better post](http://i.imgur.com/UFbrTfv.gif)[/spoiler]
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 17, 2015, 08:37:31 pm
Do we have a campfire or anything burning? I'm thinking about working in a pun about carrying a torch.
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Post by: Mabbz on February 17, 2015, 10:02:01 pm
I would imagine so. Also, apropros of nothing, pickpocketing is an agility test, with a -1 penalty if the target is a guard and a -2 penalty if the target item is concealed, such as for example a hidden dagger.

Also, I just had the urge to make Cloudy homosexual.
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Post by: Narric on February 17, 2015, 10:09:48 pm
Temptation to take over Cloudy and make him confess he as become a little infatuated with Backlash, and have him asked Thunder for advice on how to approach a mare. Tis so strong right now :P
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Post by: Mabbz on February 17, 2015, 10:12:09 pm
I wouldn't mind you taking him over, but I just posted under the assumption that he wasn't blind to Thunder's probing questions.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 17, 2015, 10:17:43 pm
Thunder's probing questions.
Hurr hurr hurr.

Yes, I have the mind of a thirteen year old.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 17, 2015, 10:20:28 pm
I have two contingency plans depending on how well the seduction goes. I think it'll be funnier if things go well, but we'll see.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 17, 2015, 11:39:09 pm
It was a tough decision, but I decided to go for the knife: (I didn't say anything in the RP thread because I was being stealthy.)
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4780002/

That's a decent pass, right? Not great, not awful? Thunder hid the knife behind her wing (the one opposite from Cloudy, obviously.) I figure his being flustered and her pulling away would be distracting enough that, with the pass, it'd go unnoticed.
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Post by: HectorSmash on February 17, 2015, 11:44:51 pm
Wow, you guys went fast.

Since Plumber's at work I figured I'd post on his behalf: you really jumped ahead without acknowledging his post.
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Post by: Waaaghpower on February 17, 2015, 11:50:19 pm
Wow, you guys went fast.

Since Plumber's at work I figured I'd post on his behalf: you really jumped ahead without acknowledging his post.
I figured we could go with a Tarintino style out-of-order story. I knew it would take a while, knowing him, and I didn't want to wait.
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Post by: HectorSmash on February 17, 2015, 11:56:14 pm
Well we're down to, what, four players? I don't think it's wise to do that, just be patient. He's got a rough schedule, and by vaulting his post like that you limit the possible outcomes of anything we could have responded with - essentially making it pointless to go back, as well as being just plain rude.

I know we move slowly, but we've all had places where we had to wait (Mabbzim Tomato especially), so please think of the other players before you jump ahead.
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Post by: Mabbz on February 18, 2015, 12:04:02 am
It was a tough decision, but I decided to go for the knife: (I didn't say anything in the RP thread because I was being stealthy.)
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/4780002/

That's a decent pass, right? Not great, not awful? Thunder hid the knife behind her wing (the one opposite from Cloudy, obviously.) I figure his being flustered and her pulling away would be distracting enough that, with the pass, it'd go unnoticed.
That'll do. Surprise stabbing would be another agility test, still with a -1 penalty for Cloudy's guard training. If you do that, give me the roll and I'll tell you if you kill him outright (or you could not kill the nice NPC :'()

Well we're down to, what, four players? I don't think it's wise to do that, just be patient. He's got a rough schedule, and by vaulting his post like that you limit the possible outcomes of anything we could have responded with - essentially making it pointless to go back, as well as being just plain rude.

I know we move slowly, but we've all had places where we had to wait (Mabbzim Tomato especially), so please think of the other players before you jump ahead.
You may be right, although in Waaaghpower's defence he did give nearly two full days. And when we've tried waiting indefinitely in the past we've gone a week or more without an update. Bit of a tricky situation, really.

OK, new rule. When moving time onwards, you must wait 72 hours in case other people have unfinished business. Also, ideally it'd be helpful for everyone to post here when they are ready to move on, although I accept that sometimes you might think of something at a later date.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 18, 2015, 12:07:06 am
In my defense, everyone else had a chance to post between when he posted and I did, and nobody had done anything in response. I didn't see how sharing a snack and talking would drastically alter the course of the story, and character development with everyone except me and Cloudy is irrelevant to the scene playing out right now.

UPDATE: Ninja'd before posting, but I'll put this up anyways.
Mabbz, if I try and kill him, it'll be slitting his throat so he can't call for help. Originally I was going to ask to borrow the knife to cut some vines for a little S&M (Thunder claiming to have trust issues) and then gagging him and leaving, but he had to be all morally righteous and hard to seduce.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 18, 2015, 12:07:51 am
I was somewhat shocked by the advance myself because I was waiting on some kind of closure to the scene before we moved on. It was a bit of a jarring transition.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 18, 2015, 12:28:40 am
Mabbz, if I try and kill him, it'll be slitting his throat so he can't call for help. Originally I was going to ask to borrow the knife to cut some vines for a little S&M (Thunder claiming to have trust issues) and then gagging him and leaving, but he had to be all morally righteous and hard to seduce.
Sorry, but when Narric was playing him he seemed like a really nice guy  :-\. You could always hit his head with hilt of the dagger to KO him. I'm willing to follow cartoon physics and not give him brain damage. Although that would be a strength test rather than agility.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 18, 2015, 12:29:10 am
Can I get a bonus to my roll if he's distracted with a kiss?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 18, 2015, 12:33:09 am
Yes, but not a big one. Just a +1, which would cancel out the -1 already in effect and make it a straight up strength test with no modifiers.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 18, 2015, 12:33:34 am
Don't kill him! If you do, my harem of potential suitors will be one less! D:

I kid, I kid. Although I do look forward to the moment when at least two ponies realize Backlash has been a bit 'free.'

Also, I'm rooting for the good guys to win very loudly because I can't do anything in character at this point in time. Damn sleeping!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 18, 2015, 12:34:11 am
Mabbz, if I try and kill him, it'll be slitting his throat so he can't call for help. Originally I was going to ask to borrow the knife to cut some vines for a little S&M (Thunder claiming to have trust issues) and then gagging him and leaving, but he had to be all morally righteous and hard to seduce.
Sorry, but when Narric was playing him he seemed like a really nice guy  :-\. You could always hit his head with hilt of the dagger to KO him. I'm willing to follow cartoon physics and not give him brain damage. Although that would be a strength test rather than agility.
In response to this, my strength is four points lower than my endurance, and Nightmare Sky wouldn't realistically care very much one way or the other. Trying to conk him on the noggin is too risky and offers no rewards.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 18, 2015, 12:37:08 am
Don't kill him! If you do, my harem of potential suitors will be one less! D:

I kid, I kid. Although I do look forward to the moment when at least two ponies realize Backlash has been a bit 'free.'

Also, I'm rooting for the good guys to win very loudly because I can't do anything in character at this point in time. Damn sleeping!
Don't worry, things are going to get preeeety hot and exciting in a moment, whether or not Cloudy consents.

What're the sleeping (and therefore element) arrangements again? It's Plumber with Backlash, Cynder with Hazy, and the last two guards are macking SLEEPING in their tent, right?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 18, 2015, 12:40:17 am
Oh, and just to be absolutely clear before I post: Low rolls to determine success: Bad or Good? (Is a 1 a critical pass or fail?)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 18, 2015, 12:42:11 am
Also, would Thunder have access to lamp oil or anything flammable like that?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 18, 2015, 12:47:48 am
You've forgotten Pale. I imagine the guards would be polite and sleep outside their tents if necessary, so lets say:

Backlash and Plumber (Loyalty and Kindness)
Hazy and Pale (Honesty and Magic)
Cynder and Thunder (we can assume Cynder didn't wake up when Thunder went to seduce Cloudy)
Leather and Swift (not in a tent)

Oh, and just to be absolutely clear before I post: Low rolls to determine success: Bad or Good? (Is a 1 a critical pass or fail?)
First roll (determine pass or fail), low is good. Second roll (determine how good or bad), high is good. I really should have made it consistent.

Also, would Thunder have access to lamp oil or anything flammable like that?
I imagine there'd be some in the guard's saddlebags.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 18, 2015, 12:54:30 am
Murdermurdermurder! I assume what Thunder did in camp wouls only take a few seconds, so even if somepony woke up they wouldn't have a chance to get out of their sleeping rolls and/or tents.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 18, 2015, 12:55:53 am
so.. you just ignored my post and cut ahead? i had something i wanted to do  :-\ thanks a lot man
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 18, 2015, 01:00:11 am
Nevermind that there is at least one other extremely weather-attuned pegasus in the group, as well as two more pegasi who are guards...
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 18, 2015, 01:04:59 am
not to mention my post just went completely ignored and railroaded  >:(
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 18, 2015, 01:09:04 am
Oh bloody hell. Forget the ponies, I'm gonna need counseling after this! How has a nice RP about pretty pastel ponies turned into this?!

Everypony else will wake before they get burnt thanks to the screams, but it'll take an agility test to get out of a burning test occupied by two ponies without getting singed.

so.. you just ignored my post and cut ahead? i had something i wanted to do  :-\ thanks a lot man
I'm sorry. I thought you were just making idle conversation. I would have told Waaaghpower to wait if I'd known you had something specific in mind.

Nevermind that there is at least one other extremely weather-attuned pegasus in the group, as well as two more pegasi who are guards...
What is the relevance the presence of pegasi? It's past 1am here, so I think I may have missed something.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 18, 2015, 01:11:50 am
well I did otherwise I wouldn't have ended with a post that was an active question to the group just waiting for some-pony to answer... I had some stuff I wanted to do before going to sleep and now it's kind of moot...  :(
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 18, 2015, 01:13:03 am
What is the relevance the presence of pegasi? It's past 1am here, so I think I may have missed something.

Pegasi are attuned to weather; presumably, that would include air currents, smoke, and flame.

More importantly, they're also able to perceive screaming!
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 18, 2015, 01:22:55 am
Post up.

Contrary to popular belief, an aggressive throat-slashing is not nearly as fatal as media makes it out to be. Mind you, an experienced individual would know that the killer cut is way back there in the neck, but with emergency medical care it's quite survivable.

That being said, one EMT can't do all this alone, and especially not without supplies. Cynder, Plumber, Pale, Hazy, and even the guards' actions will determine how successful this can be.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 18, 2015, 01:41:40 am
OK so to be clear I had been actively waiting for the last few days for someone to respond to my post having checked  for responses regularly. Could you please make sure we're ready before moving on with something drastic in the future. Now I feel rather left out in the cold because it just seems like from my end it was just ignored completely to advance something else.  I guess I'll just eat the loss of what I had planned since there's really not going to be an opportunity for it in the future given what has happened now.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 18, 2015, 03:15:38 am
So much ponies! I can't even!

Okay, Imma try and respond to all of this in big chunks based on what is being talked about, since I don't want to respond to each individual post but I do want to respond to everything said.

To Mabbz, talking about how dark everything has gotten: Originally I was going to try and set up a dense but extremely powerful lightning storm right above everypony camping, but I thought that would have been too easy for somepony to notice (Since, as HectorSmash pointed out, we do have quite a few Pegasi in the group,) and not reliable enough for mayhem.


On the subject of throat-cutting: It's true that it's not always fatal, but I rolled quite high on the 'How successful am I' roll and he would have been bleeding out for at least a minute by the time Backlash gets to him. It was the high roll that made me post he was dead right away, if the roll implied that I had only injured him, I would have stabbed him again. And if that hadn't worked, I would have stabbed him AGAIN. He's dead, Jim.


On the subject of Pegasi: I... still don't see how it's relevant, seeing as you woke up right after the tent fires started and you heard the screams. Being a Pegasus wouldn't have woken you up any sooner than


Lastly, on the subject of Plumber and skipping him: Again, I'm sorry about that, but I thought you were just making chit-chat, and I did make sure that everyone had seen your post and had time to respond to what you said. As a chain of events:
I said I was going to post (relating to what ended up happening, the attempted seduction or murder of Cloudy.)
After a few hours, you said you were going to post, and did so.
I didn't post, because I had nothing to say about snacking on oats. (And because I was feeling lazy.)
A day later, I said I was going to post that evening.
Narric posted in the group thread.
HectorSmash posted in the group thread.
Around two days after you posted, I posted in the thread having skipped to the night since nobody was doing anything.

I'll admit I rushed things a little bit since I was eager to get to the scene I had been setting up since we started talking about making camp, but considering the circumstances I don't feel guilty about it.

Also, unless your planned events would have exposed Nightmare Sky or very drastically changed the sleeping arrangements, I see absolutely no reason why we couldn't rewind and play it out. Since my scene with Cloudy really only involved two characters and wouldn't be changed much by what happened earlier, there shouldn't be any conflicts.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: kingofmonkeys on February 18, 2015, 03:26:01 am
"I'll post at some point this evening. Mabbz, I have a feeling this'll be a back and forth for at least a few posts, since I don't want to totally control the guard I'm talking to."

does not translate into I'm going to post something that assumes and forces actions on behalf of other players. None of your posts implied that you where going to move forward in such a fashion. I was waiting for someone to respond since I was under the apparently incorrect assumption that it was going to be responded to and I would be able to continue with what I wanted to do. Given that I never said Plumber was going to bed or ready for bed I really think you rushed a bit much. By the time I get home from work when you do decide to post you've steamrolled so fast that I'm sitting out in the cold in terms of what I had planned [edit] and yes by the way it is kind of a big deal since what i intended to do is no longer an option even if it hadn't changed sleeping arrangements.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 18, 2015, 03:33:53 am
I hate to bring things like this into a game, but I feel the need to do so now.

First, you are not the GM. Neither am I. Ultimate decisions are left to Mabbz' discretion; that's why I never post the results of my actions as though they were a foregone conclusion.

Second, as a real medical student, I can assure you that using a pocket knife to kill a horse would not do the job anywhere near fast enough to fit this narrative. Furthermore, Thunder is not a trained killer, and would have no idea how to go about such a vile thing. Backlash, on the other hand, is actually a medic, and has the knowledge (if not the immediate supplies, although she is also a naturalist of some capability) necessary to care for gruesome field injuries.

Third, since I'm getting everything out here, this is a game for all of us. It's Mabbz' game, yes, but if we're going to start leaving people behind without consulting anyone else first, I may as well put up a post right now saying that everything ended happily ever after without any input from anyone else. I'm not going to, because I like to think I'm a very thoughtful and methodical player, but it would be equally valid as taking the reins yourself, as a not-GM.

Of course, all of this is overridden by one thing I'm keeping in mind: this game was never intended to be this dark. The few deaths that happened, even as 'enemy' deaths, were severely damaging to the characters and, as I'm seeing now, ultimately catastrophic to the game world as a whole. They served their purpose as outliers, as brutal warnings to the characters to stray from their violent ways and seek peaceful resolutions. Thankfully, we were able to accomplish that for the remainder of the game, until now. I had thought that the constant comments on how dark things were getting, as well as certain GM actions to maintain the tone of the game, would be enough to get the message across to everyone that this is not Fallout: Equestria. But if it is...

I am going to fight you, and anyone else, tooth and nail to keep this game as light as possible. I did not join a Warhammer 40k roleplay. If that's what it becomes, I am out.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 18, 2015, 05:06:46 am
KingofMonkeys: I am sorry, I didn't mean to bowl all over what you were planning, but as I said: I hadn't realized you were planning anything, and when I moved things along Mabbz went with it. I had given relatively little indication that I was going to move things along (Besides asking about sleeping arrangements, who was going to be on guard, who I would be sleeping with,) but you had given absolutely no indication that you wanted to do anything of note besides a bit of character interaction to fill time. We've moved the story along and assumed basic things (Like tired characters going to sleep,) in the past, so I didn't see why we shouldn't here.

May I ask what you were planning to do? I can't say that it would or wouldn't have been important if you don't tell anyone anything about what you had been trying to do, and without any indications from you about what it was, all I can really say is conjecture which isn't much use. (Though I'm surprised that you hadn't brought up something so important either in this thread or to Mabbz in a PM.)


HectorSmash: On the subject of the throat wound, it wasn't a pocket knife, it was a hunting knife or a combat knife, the kind that military guard horses would carry around to use if they got into a fight. I don't know where you got 'Pocket knife' specifically, since it's been referred to as a dagger. (And Mabbz said it was heavy enough to conk a guard over the head and knock him out.)


I see your point about this being a group game, but I had thought I was consulting with Mabbz whenever I did anything. Asking what rolls to make, checking so I would know where everyone and everything was before I did things, but there's only so much I can and will do before the game comes to a grinding halt because I or anyone else has to ask so many questions that nothing ever gets accomplished. Mabbz never said stop, never said I couldn't do anything, never said I shouldn't do anything. (He did give an option for a less violent route, but that was it.) After I posted and said that the guard was dead, he didn't complain. Obviously we'll need to see what Mabbz actually says about this, but up until now I've consulted with him or left the option for corrections.


As for things getting dark... Sorry about that. When I roleplay, while I'll do what I think will be more entertaining or better for the story if it's in character, I do try and keep things in character whenever I can. It didn't seem right that Thunder would take near-rape, being lied to by the ponies she had trusted, finding out that she was a murderer and it had been kept from her for days, etc. very easily, and so I had her break down and seek forgiveness from the Princess. When that ended up making her into an evil Princess, I had her act like an evil Princess, but I still tried to avoid actually killing anyone. (If I had beaten Backlash I would have tied her up, if everything had gone according to plan with Cloudy I would have tied him up, etc.) Bad luck changed the course of things, but the growing darkness has been more of a step-by-step thing that I haven't been specifically trying to do. I personally don't mind a little darkness in a story, so I made no real effort to steer away from it, and since most of Mabbz's comments had been lighthearted exasperation or incredulity rather than annoyance or frustration, and I hadn't seen much of anyone really complaining about it, I never considered it as a problem so much as a mere story element. Even so, torching the camp was about as dark as I wanted to get. (I didn't want to sneak into tents and start killing everyone, and since fire is relatively survivable in movies and roleplays and such, though injuring and frightening, I thought it would be a fair compromise.)

Thank you for explicitly stating that you don't want things to get dark. From now on, I'll try and steer away from that.



(I'm not going to post anymore until Mabbz gets back in the discussion, since as you said he is GM. Final call is his, these are just things from my perspective.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 18, 2015, 05:40:00 am
I've been complaining about it for a while.

Have I mentioned I hate intra-party conflict and general discontent/sadness/unease? Feels like my stomach's trying to turn itself inside-out...

I've been battling physical pain from stress related to the general bad feels in this game ever since the whole Nightmare Sky thing started. It's not really something to write home about, but it's worth mentioning that I don't really like to play a game that makes me feel like shit.

I just didn't raise a fuss about it because it was never -enough- to raise a fuss about. It's that eternal tale of the straw that breaks the camel's back, where I see a trend progressing slowly, slowly, but never quickly enough to justify really raising my voice about.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 18, 2015, 05:46:33 am
Have I mentioned I hate intra-party conflict and general discontent/sadness/unease? Feels like my stomach's trying to turn itself inside-out...

I've been battling physical pain from stress related to the general bad feels in this game ever since the whole Nightmare Sky thing started. It's not really something to write home about, but it's worth mentioning that I don't really like to play a game that makes me feel like shit.

Ooookay I don't know how I missed that. I am sorry about that, then. (I see the post was edited, is it possible that you only added that comment in the edit? I don't often read logs of conversations so if I thought I had already read what you said I may have missed the comment if it was added later. Not that this matters, I'm just curious about the mystery, since I'm surprised I don't remember reading that.) (And no, this doesn't count as me posting anymore until Mabbz gets back. I mean, I am posting anymore, but it doesn't count.)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on February 18, 2015, 08:46:32 am
Ooh, fire :P

With Cynders affinity with Fire, would it be possible for him to "Lift" the flames off the ponies, and disperse it safely?
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 18, 2015, 10:48:26 am
In regards to skipping Plumber:
Mistakes were made, but they were honest mistakes, and apologies have also been forthcoming. I see no reason to continue any argument on the subject. Methods of rectifying the situation will be discussed below.

In regards to the cutting of throats:
I'm going to have to side with Hector here. Partly because he has actual medical knowledge, but mostly because in hindsight if Cloudy dies then I fully expect the whole party to dissolve. I probably should have suggested knocking him out in the first place, rather than suggesting pickpocketing, but I did not fully consider the consequences of that action.

In regards to the fire:
Being a Pegasus would not wake you up any sooner. Cynder can magic the fire away, with a Magic test with a +3 cutie mark modifier. I will say that I wasn't aware of what Nightmare Sky planned with the oil when Waaaghpower asked about it, but honestly I didn't even think about it at the time, so that was probably my fault. Had I thought that through properly, I probably would have said there was no oil to be found.

In regards to the grim darkness of the roleplay:
In hindsight, I shouldn't have given you weapons at all back at the start (except possibly some kind of dessert). In retrospect, I could and should have done more to keep the tone lighter, such as disallowing the attempted murder of Cloudy, but I never did through a combination of shortsightedness and an unwillingness to remove freedom of choice. I have no desire to railroad, and forcing a villianous sociopathic character to take a more moral choice just to enforce the tone isn't something I have any desire to do.

I will say that while I'm not happy with the direction this has taken, I am a Warhammer 40,000 player so I can't say it bothers me that much either. What does bother me is the feelings of my players. The problem that I am quickly coming to realise is that it may not be possible to keep everyone happy, especially now that I turned Thunder into a villian. All in all this, my first roleplay as GM, has gone quite badly wrong in a variety of ways. I promise that if I do any more RPs in the future, I will do my best to learn from this experience and make the RP more enjoyable for all concerned.

How to proceed:
The way I see it, we have three options to proceed so far. If you can see any others, please share them.

1) Continues the game from here, using the rulings I have made above. I will attempt to be stricter regarding the tone, and I aak you all to do the same.

2) Retcon back to Plumber's post, partly for his benefit and partly so that we don't have to deal with the blood and fire situation we have now. Lamp oil will no longer be available and the fact that rolls will need to be re-done should be sufficient to make KOing Cloudy into a better option (one strength roll rather than two agility rolls)

3) End it. I can attempt to write the rest of the story myself, making the ending as happy as possible, and maybe then I could try running a new campaign, one that will turn out better than this one (although I had been planning on running a 40k campaign next).

Disclaimer:
While some of what I wrote above may sound like it, I am not saying this campaign has been a failure. I am not going through another phase of thinking that I am a terrible GM, as I know that all mistakes I have made are honest ones and that I have been trying my best. So don't worry about me.

Also, any perceived bias towards or against any characters or player in this post is purely unintended. The same goes for if you feel I have glossed over any of your concerns.

Final thought:
In hindsight, I should have made this post into a letter to Celestia.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on February 18, 2015, 02:00:37 pm
If we have an agreed upon direction, I can go into the thread an cut out everything after Plumbers post. (I assume this one (http://secondsphere.org/index.php?topic=1051.msg35967#msg35967)?) Doing this would hopefully help in the transition to a less blood filled storyline, and avoid confusion in the matters. Of course I would want everyone to be on board if we do that route.

If we continue as is, best to clarify about whether its +3 to my roll to get over my magic stat, or +3 to my magic stat and roll under :P

I personally would like the RP to continue as an RP, but if majority rules otherwise I will accept the group decision.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Mabbz on February 18, 2015, 02:10:59 pm
If we have an agreed upon direction, I can go into the thread an cut out everything after Plumbers post. (I assume this one (http://secondsphere.org/index.php?topic=1051.msg35967#msg35967)?) Doing this would hopefully help in the transition to a less blood filled storyline, and avoid confusion in the matters. Of course I would want everyone to be on board if we do that route.
Yep, that's the post. And if we do go down that route, then cutting out the extra posts would probably be helpful.

If we continue as is, best to clarify about whether its +3 to my roll to get over my magic stat, or +3 to my magic stat and roll under :P
The clarification of stat rolls is the first thing in the first post of the first page of this thread ::). +3 to the stat, and roll under.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 18, 2015, 03:56:57 pm
I would really appreciate that particular direction, and I'm sure kingofmonkeys would too. He's at work now and soon I will be as well, although my work is a bit more tech-friendly.

Again, I never want nor wanted to have to throw a fit, but I had always wanted this game to be something fun and adventurous, not yet another thing to feel terrible and powerless about. I'd like to have fun fighting bad guys without worrying about someone turning traitor and murdering us all in our sleep, for this to be a game we all turn to to feel better, not worse. I simply can't be asked to feel worse all the time.

EDIT: For the sake of full disclosure, since that seems to be my policy these days, I'm going to try to write everything down before it disappears. I tend to forget things very easily, so here's what I've got.

I always feel a bit wary talking to people who are into Warhammer, because if I had to describe myself using an in-universe character, I would be a little ball of Chaos. My whole life is based on how I feel and how I choose to respond to those emotions. As a result, it's a bit of an uphill battle to get out of bad feelings, but I will always succeed, no matter how long it takes.

It wasn't always like this. When I first joined this group, my associated character was named Backlash. Predictably, her (and my) primary character trait was the concept of vengeance and its less hurtful counterpart, doing good things in return for other good things. Over time I came to realize that that behavior would never make anyone happier, much less myself, and so I changed to be who I am now. I try to be as sensitive as possible to the changing tides of emotion around me, and I think it makes me more able to connect with people who might otherwise have nobody to turn to.

Unfortunately, it also leads to situations like this. I am so sensitive that just playing a game can put a shade over my whole week. I don't know how to respond to it in a way that'll make everyone happy, including myself, so I just try to tell the whole truth and let people respond from there.

I'm having trouble parsing how I should feel about this whole situation. On the one hand, I feel terrible for essentially guilting everyone into changing the course of the game - not entirely, but at least partially because I complained about it making me feel bad. I also feel more of like a burden because I haven't been around this forum hardly at all except for this game, and I don't even get into Warhammer. Hell, I haven't even been part of this game from the beginning, although I have stuck around until now.

On the other hand, I know kingofmonkeys has felt at least partially the same as me, because we're very close friends outside of this forum. Plumber was meant to be comic relief! And now he's just an insane, depressed nutter because of all the terrible shit he's been put through. I also feel like I'm allowed to voice complaints about the direction the game is taking and/or the actions of the players, simply because I've stuck around to the end. And, guilting or not, if the game really does become so dark that it affects me physically, I will have no choice but to bow out. At this point in time I can't afford another thing to stress about.

But most importantly, I try to have everyone's best interests at heart. I might be a little misguided in the way I communicate it, but I really do want play a fun game with you guys. I miss Walrus Man and Minrat, as crotchety as Patent was (I don't miss Anna/PrimeNumber, but that's a different story). I like having a group like this to play with and enjoy each other's company. I just don't want to feel awful while doing it.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Waaaghpower on February 18, 2015, 05:52:29 pm
Thanks for sharing all of that. I am pretty terrible at picking up subtext, so I appreciate it when people explain things all detailed-like.

I vote for retconning last night's scene out, if that makes any difference. I never meant to cause all this trouble, and it seems like it'll fix a lot of problems.
(Nightmare Sky will probably go for a similar approach assuming it's still possible, but instead conk out the guard with a rock or what have you, then slip into the tent with Cynder, tie him up, and steal away with another element. That okay with everyone?)
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: HectorSmash on February 18, 2015, 07:14:04 pm
I would be less unhappy with that than the current chain of events, for sure.
Title: Re: Dawn and Dusk - a My Little Pony Roleplay (Sign up and OOC thread)
Post by: Narric on February 18, 2015, 08:52:17 pm
I would like to hear something from KoM before I go and start chopping the thread. More so we can ensure everyone has had their say, whether large post or small