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@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.


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#1 Zamuel

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:08 PM

So...what in the world is this?

Planning to start another forum RPG campaign and gauging interest. This will be a different setting and setup than the last. As opposed to an escalating mystery about an illness and a plotting enemy, this will be more akin to a team of Daring Do. The team involved will be explorers sent out to recover artifacts to protect them from evil. Allows a bit of adventure and worldbuilding, still has breathing room for character interaction, and has a clear cut end goal for each mission so story arcs are easier to plan and define. The catch to it is that the narration frames this as an old school radio serial, hence the name.

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We will be using the Pony Tales: Aspirations of Harmony system with some things pulled from Wanderlust. While this is the same system as the previous forum RPG, there's a fair number of changes that have happened since last year. Furthermore, I'll be using a few house rules to help better smooth out a few of the issues. I'll also be helping people with their builds. While I prefer sticking to equine characters, I am lenient with build styles representing earlier generations. There will be plenty of time to get things sorted out since May is the soonest I'd be starting the campaign.


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:06 PM

You know, I did want to try Dungeons and Dragons back in its heyday. If this is anything like that, I don't see why I wouldn't give it a shot.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:12 PM

Any particular character concepts in mind? I'll need to link to the player guide but I didn't want to drop the full thing on people at once. Plus, I tend to ask a lot of character personality questions gearing up than only stats.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:22 PM

Night Cap.

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#5 Zamuel

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:58 AM

Night Cap

Made a quick sheet for him. We can get the details worked out over time. I will note that the ability Fracture the Fourth Wall is banned.
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:39 AM

I'd be interested.


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#7 Fnu Aw

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:36 AM

Working out those details should be fun.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:39 AM

I'm kinda interested, but I feel the previous RP would have been a better fit for Shadewing.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 10:57 AM

I am intrigued, and I have been messing with an OC. How active does a player need to be to keep up with the gameplay in one of these? Despite my recent constant presence at Allspark, there really are days I might not be able to log in more than once or twice.
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#10 Zamuel

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 04:06 PM

Those like Sailor Unicron who have gamed with me before, or really anyone, start tossing ideas my way. This campaign will be semi-canon to G4 but most of the show characters will be kept out of the campaign. Minor characters just might show up where appropriate. If Celestia and Luna show up, things have probably gotten pretty bad.
 

Working out those details should be fun.

Any particular broad strokes on what he'd be capable of? I will note that there is a possibility some stuff may not be possible. BTW, is Night Cap an earth pony by virtue of "kinda a druid", having a bit of super strength, or "the one that can't fly or magic"?
 

I'm kinda interested, but I feel the previous RP would have been a better fit for Shadewing.

You may want to try a brand new character. Some people bend the same character or stable of characters across multiple campaigns while some create new characters for each campaign.
 

I am intrigued, and I have been messing with an OC. How active does a player need to be to keep up with the gameplay in one of these? Despite my recent constant presence at Allspark, there really are days I might not be able to log in more than once or twice.

General preference for forum campaigns is posting roughly once a day and giving a heads up if you think you'll be away for an extended time.
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 05:39 PM

Any particular broad strokes on what he'd be capable of? I will note that there is a possibility some stuff may not be possible. BTW, is Night Cap an earth pony by virtue of "kinda a druid", having a bit of super strength, or "the one that can't fly or magic"?

I'll save the powers for my comics. For the purpose of an rpg, he'd be solidly in "the one that can't fly or magic" territory.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:42 PM

Well, I figured that most of his powers were by virtue of being in a dream realm. That said, what is he good at? Who is he? There's a lot to be gained from personality. Plus, he may need to be slightly super boosted by virtue of needing to being able to work with an exploring team.
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:50 PM

  I am intrigued, and I have been messing with an OC. How active does a player need to be to keep up with the gameplay in one of these? Despite my recent constant presence at Allspark, there really are days I might not be able to log in more than once or twice.

General preference for forum campaigns is posting roughly once a day and giving a heads up if you think you'll be away for an extended time.

 

Cool, that won't be a problem, then. I guess I should start getting used to the system. *Goes to read the handbook.*


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:19 PM

I'd be interested.

Out of curiosity, will you be playing a converted version of Daisy Belle or a brand new character?
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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:25 PM

Hmm, I'd have to think about that.  I'm not entirely sure, to be honest.


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#16 Fnu Aw

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:26 PM

That said, what is he good at?

He's partly based on me, so it's hard to give an answer other than "Ha ha ha ha ha ha".

I guess he's good at working while tired.

Who is he? There's a lot to be gained from personality.

He's a deceptively happy guy. Despite outwardly appearing to be a screwup with no skills or accomplishments, he's got high self esteem. Even though people have no idea what he does, and in fact he can't even prove to himself that what he does matters, he believes it does matter. If anything, the fact that people don't know what he does just gives him a bit of a superiority complex. They just don't know.

Plus, he may need to be slightly super boosted by virtue of needing to being able to work with an exploring team.

The lack of abilities might make for an interesting dynamic with the team. You've seen a glimpse of what his dreams are like. You have an idea what he deals with. And he's a pro at it. When he's awake he has to remember what he can't do. He might forget sometimes.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:06 PM

In some ways, Night Cap is shaping up to be the normaliest Normal who ever normed but he's got quirks. Mostly finished the non-combat half of things but it can still be fleshed out a fair bit.

What role would he try to fulfill in battle? Any number of concepts are possible, ranging from direct damage, to beserker, tanking, healing, crowd control, or any number of things.

To reclarify something from earlier, the princesses may make friendly visits to the "perfectly normal" museum staff. It's if they show up with the unhappy face that you should be utterly terrified somewhat concerned.
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Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:27 AM

This is certainly interesting, but I'd probably have to make a new character for it, and it sounds like a step away from last RPG, which was more character/story focused than game focused, so I dunno.

 

Then again, game focused might be a good bit easier than the last RPG.

 

(Maybe I am just too attached to the last RPG for my own good. I still have Bone Brush's character sheet up on my bookmarks bar. =T)


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:54 AM

I was actually contemplating requesting permission to use Bone Brush as an NPC.

While this would have a fair bit more overt "stuff blows up" factor by design, character interaction would still be valued and promoted.
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Posted 19 April 2014 - 10:49 PM

In some ways, Night Cap is shaping up to be the normaliest Normal who ever normed but he's got quirks. Mostly finished the non-combat half of things but it can still be fleshed out a fair bit.

What role would he try to fulfill in battle? Any number of concepts are possible, ranging from direct damage, to beserker, tanking, healing, crowd control, or any number of things.

That's kinda the direction I decided to go. The funny thing is that the character he's based on from my unfinished novel is in absolutely no way a normal, but I've stripped away stuff that doesn't fit the setting or makes him overpowered, which turned out to be most of what's interesting. But I like that. It's forcing me to keep things subtle.

Tricky. In the dreamlands with all his abilities and equipment at his disposal, his default plan is "There is no plan", in a heroic kind of way. He's a Leeroy Jenkins that makes it work. Outside the dreamlands where he's a total normal... he'd probably forget that he can't do that, and I'm not sure how well that would work out. Not knowing what can't be done works best when one can actually do things. I guess he can be the guy that runs in, chaotically blunders his way to victory, and says "I meant to do that" while trying not to look surprised.

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