I regret my hatred of MLP. Be being so against it in the beginning, "It was a show for little girls! Grown men should be ashamed of like it!" made several of my friends watch it just to spite me. They became bronies. Friends I knew for over a decade, since we were all 10 or 12, became bronies because I was an ass, and too vocal instead of just ignoring something I didn't like.
>>44663477 It's a part of pop-culture. No fucking way around it. So if the campaign's tone allows for pop-culture references it's fine. You can deal with it. At least it's better than a reference to some reaaaaally obscure Chinese pornographic cartoon.
Hi Anons. It's been 5 years. Going on 6 now. It's not pop culture anymore. It's old news. Treat it accordingly. There's worse things in this world. Like, literally, roving bands of rapists in Germany, mass shootings in France, armed arsonists assaulting American aviaries... Things are pretty real-life bad in many places, and it can be depressing. Most people have moved on from their intense love and / or hatred of pastel equines. They have bigger things to worry about. So: if your player mentions a horse in passing. Think: is it really that important? Does it diminish you in any way? Or are you just angry because people have told you to be angry? There's worse things in this world. There's worse things on the horizon. Brace yourself.
I could probably recognize a few just from the typical internet information osmosis despite only watching threeish episodes, but I'm sure someone could run a whole MLP adventure that'd fly over my head depending on how subtle they were.
>GM has made a decent plotline with multiple sub-plots >tells us that killing important npc's is absolutely fine just be prepared for the consequences of doing so then the bombshell >Throws a spanner in the works of his own plot for the hell of it as he wants our characters to have some extra goals to prevent us from ever being too cozy >all of us are offered to secretly kill important npc's, npc's we liked or helped. >if we choose to do it we wont get any xp until it is done or we change our mind >the moment we change our mind we cannot reattempt it and only gained half the xp we should have had. >all the offers are morally questionable and conflicting.
My DM is notorious for forcing our party to make tough choices. Im both excited and scared for what's in store.
>>44663515 >back in the /co/ days >friend tells me about mlp >I start giving him shit for it >generic empty joking >realize I can give the bants better if I know more >learn more >jokes are better, figure out jokes about his "waifu", etc. >... >oh no >Ifeelthewarpovertakingme.jpg >I've become more into it than my friend
and that's how I became a Radical Inquisitor /tg/
I met my SO of two years through combination D&D and shared mlp enjoyment though so it all evens out in the end.
>>44670809 Okay, fine, not useful at the moment. I was meaning there's little point in having spider climb if there's no place you need to climb to. If you don't face a basilisk or similar, then stone to flesh is taking up a slot for a more useful spell.
>>44664789 Mostly because it's a shit mechanic. Limiting wizard spells is fine.
But with the average player, they'll sit there agonizing over spell choices for hours if you let them. You can just move on with the campaign, to try to force the issue, but if you don't watch their character sheet like a hawk, they'll probably just cheat.
>>44663477 >OP got a MLP reference and reeeed at the DM. >DM calmly looks at OP and asks him how he knew what the reference was from. >OP is assblasted in front of his nerd friends because he blew his cover. >Rolled a bunch of 1's and his female elven rogue was killed. >DM laughs internally.
>>44671804 Let's not pretend that /tg/ has no basement-dwelling obsessive neckbeards and that those comprise the entirety of the pony fandom. Down that route lies Tumblr and /pol/. Don't be Tumblr or /pol/.
>>44671970 I still got somewhere a shoe box full of pogs. Damn, I thought I was rich and powerful when I looked at that pile. For me it was similar to the dragon hoard, mostly because I got them from other kids which I beat fair and square.
Who /want to be a good DM and be a good Player/ but completely lacks world experience, cultural experience to do so? The only thing I know well are a few videogames and a anime cliches. I'm an uncultured swine and it frustrates me.
>>44672404 It's not really a gambling. It's more reliable on luck then poker but less then craps. It's all about accuracy and how good your slammer was. Fuck those kids with a metallic ones. Fuck. Them.
>>44667536 This. Steven Universe is far worse than MLP. The latter is at least enjoyable on a base level if you ignore the fans, but Lesbian Social Justice Mary Sue Hivemind Adventures has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Okay, it does have one: It's not Supernatural.
>>44672602 I know I'll draw a significant amount of REEEEEEing for mentioning this site, but TVTropes is your friend. Just go to a random page, open any link that strikes your fancy in a new tab, stay the fuck out of the Troper Tales section, and try not to crash your browser.
>>44672918 Steven Universe is shitty wish-fulfillment fantasy for fat lesbians with self-diagnosed mental illnesses. Also the fanbase bullied a popular artist to (attempted) suicide because her drawing of a character wasn't fat enough.
Supernatural is just Tumblrcringe incarnate, period. I can't even start on what's wrong with it because literally everything is wrong with it.
>>44672985 You know, I completely agree with you about the SU fanbase. My problem is I started watching it before I knew about them and I actually thought it was fun. I mean, I could see how people would self-insert into it for all the wrong reasons, but to me it was a simple, childish, happy show. I dunno, maybe I'm just not watching it with a critical eye.
>>44673741 Yeah, for real, dude. Honestly, I'd say give it another shot if you can because it's really quite enjoyable if you can stop yourself from thinking about tumblr. Like, honestly, who gives a shit what other people think about something? Plus it's given me a lot of rad ideas for tabletops.
>>44663477 >You will never be the DM that knows how to make his victims internally ree by inserting things into the game that trigger their autism. >You will never make them sing MLP songs fully in order to solve puzzles. >You will never record the session and put it on Youtube.
>>44673930 Paradoxically, the show itself provides a pretty good role model on how to deal with people like that. What would Steven do when he likes something that someone else has "ruined"? Probably ignore them and keep enjoying it for himself. He's a good kid.
>>44672602 I will offer you a much easier solution than learning real world experience.
Go read a bunch of /lit/core books. Don't worry about whether or not they're actually good and don't spend much time on /lit/ itself since it's one of the worst boards on 4chan, but the books will give you enough materials to pretend that you know what you're doing with characters and themes even if you don't.
>>44675843 >realize early on that an artist you like is doing mlp stuff under a different name >you watch an artist's style get progressively worse doing mlp stuff >eventually the artist starts post mlp stuff under their original name too >now their "normal" art is influenced by the "style" they developed doing mlp stuff >mfw
>>44663477 Well, mlp doesn't have it's own tabletop game and I don't think it'd make for a good D&D setting (I could be wrong about this though, I hear there's dragons and magic) What /tg/ games even are there for bronies like your friend to play?
Actually it has a couple of tabletop games, Roleplaying is Magic, Ponyfinder, (which is Pathfinder with ponies for some reason), and I think there's another one, but I can't remember it. I don't go to /mlp/ due to my revulsion at fan-cancer and we're not allowed to have a thread about its tabletops here.
As for the setting, I imagine it would work great for a tabletop, there's a lot of crazy shit to work with. The most recent episode had a villain travel back in time to prevent the main characters from meeting, which rewrote history resulting in a variety of post-apocalyptic outcomes as the various threats they had previously defeated overran the world instead.
(This reminds me I need to read those RPGs, my sister's kids are going to demand I run them sooner or later. If anyone can think of the name of that other MLP RPG I'd be grateful.)
>>44684073 SU doesn't really git good until halfway through the first season. Basically, you start learning a lot about the history of the alternate world it's set in, some major conflict starts appearing and the characters start to develop, or at least reveal more about themselves. But it's not for everyone, of course.
>>44667454 >Friend tells me about mlp >insists i at least give it a try >watch the first episode >it was alright but clearly marketed towards a different demographic and it didn't really click with me >i went on with my life, never having watched another episode >i never once even felt the urge to watch it again It's okay that you have shit tastes, I guess. Or that you're a bandwagon faggot. Or both.
>try out text-based group >the characters use narration punctuation and a detail here or there >no cringey, "this is what a girl would sound like" GM moments >the "protagonist" player tries to share attention
I hope I'm not the one to destroy this immersive utopia I was wrong to shit on text-based RPG
>>44685969 You chose wisely, anon. Nothing is better for immersion than text-based, and you'll find that it's much easier to get into your character through typing as opposed to having to talk. The sheer fact that you have more time to think things through and adjust midway through what you're about to say is a godsend, and you'll definitely improve.
But beware, for down that route lies an endless amount of people who find you weird for not wanting to deal with listening to other people on skype or the even more awkward situation of handling people sitting across from you. You'll be hard pressed to find any text-only games if you lose this one - they do exist, yeah, but they're a bit hard to find.
A word of advice, never do text and voice mix. I did it once, my mic went out of order halfway through it, and I learned that the DM does not pay any attention at all when you're typing shit. Even after pointing that out several times, it never improved. How hard is it to read when one of the players must type?
>>44686069 I'm wondering if I can shift all character dialogue to text in my Roll20 campaign. Like, keep the Skype open for easier communication (text-only is much more formal and slow) between players, while allowing more in-depth character speech options.
I have a dude who generally sticks to text-only and his reduced communication opportunity means he spends more time doing things or getting missed. Maybe this will help him.
The really phenomenal thing about text-only is that the dynamic of "loudest motherfucker gets to act first" is neutralized. Provided that, when I play local games with friends, I prefer to do a quick rotary check around the table to see what everyone's up to because some people are too shy to offer insights or actions.
>>44686166 Text-only communication isn't as slow as you might think. Well, unless you or one of the others in the group happen to be one of those people with agonizingly slow typing skills. The group I roll with these days all pretty much type at roughly the same speed as you can talk (provided you aren't being speedy gonzales when you speak), so I might be biased on the matter due to my good experience with typing over speech.
Honestly though, I think speech just ruins immersion most of the time.
>>44685212 Technicly against the rules but you can get away with a little here far more then other boards Stuff like this shows up all the time >>44663158 especially if its spoilered in a joking matter although a fagot like op is the only time you can have a whole thread on the subject
About halfway through season 1 is where things actually get good; but you have to drag yourself through all the preceding bleh in order to have context. I only did it because a friend told me "no really, it's actually worth it!"
And after that, it actually gets good. Actual character development happens, you start getting serious worldbuilding, and things get substantially less twee.
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