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Vivid Syntax

Convention Runner, Statistician, and lover of all things Soarburn


It's Guys' Night! OH YEAH! But when Big Mac betrays the sacred code "players before mares," the party is in for an adventure that's quite a bit... different.

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That was cute, and a message to all players,

It could be worse. Big Mac could be the DM.

Well not really, 1 she's a player's girlfriend and 2 she doesn't get special treatment the boys are just used to KCD(Kill, Crush, Destroy) playing while Sugar Belle uses lots of non-combat skills.

People could definitely learn a thing or two from this.

This was cute, and it also offered a nice lesson. Really felt like an actual episode of the show! :pinkiehappy:

How about a Special's Guy's Night in honor of Spike getting Dem Wings?

This was really good. I'd love a sequel tbh.

I really enjoyed that. Great job!:moustache:

she did get special treatment though, as a new character not only is she supposed to start at level 1 she is supposed to meet there group at a random event not just appear with them. i get this is supposed to be a comedy story but honestly if spike where a DM worth his salt he'd have pointed out the problems with bringing her in randomly in what equates to a home brew class.

Better a homebrew class than a standard class in the hands of a munchkin... trust me on that.

Eh, Sugar Belle doesn't match any of the traits of a proper munchkin. She's building a character to fit the party and its needs. She acts in a way that fits the world and has built a character that fits the world. She minmaxes, sure, but in a way that puts the spotlight on others. Not a munchkin at all.

That's why I wasn't talking about her. I was referring to the "homebrewed" comment with her - seriously, I've had players use homebrewed and third party classes that were all about the fun, just like hers - like, say, the Cook (in "portable hole full of beer", a prestige class that allows a player to cook monster bits to give temporary abilities), the Cretin (another prestige class, gets more powerful as the intellect of the character drops - and it DOES drop every few levels), the Thaumaturge (from Pathfinder's "Thunderscape" setting, basically a non-class that can change to nerfed versions of other classes... MANY other classes) and so on and so forth. Not the toughest dudes around, but really fun.
Just like Sugar Belle's Baker.

I loved everything about this story. Discord and Big Mac both learned friendship lessons that felt fresh without rehashing "The Maud Couple." And I always love seeing a powerful earth pony villain, even if this one is just part of a game.

The twist with Sugar Belle took me by surprise. I had thought she just had beginner's luck.

But she did start at level 1 and it's implied the game world functions on it's own though Discord's magic. Sugar Bell said she was a baker and we must assume she knew about the class and as a result so did the game world. After all the changeling stone worked and I doubt it was in the rule book, but Spike knew what supposed to do, in fact we must assume the whole game world works on the collective knowlage of the players in relation to the game. Of course more importantly she doesn't fit the trope because she didn't wreck the game.

Now, dis... dis is a right an' proper story, it is.


I've been running on the assumption that Discord's magic makes the game world "Semi-Sentient". As if it's an entirely new world they can litterally live in to escape from their regular lives, so what they do has a direct effect on the environment of the game. At the same time, they can replay the same stories over and over and over again and get different outcomes.

This should be a episode.

As to the "homebrew" thing I don't think Sugar Belle's baker counts as she didn't create it. She mentions it was in Ogre Magazine, clearly the parallel to Dragon Magazine, the official D&D supplemental Magazine. That would make Baker an official O&O class.

8951622 Discord is basically Q. And Q made Robin Hood 'real'.

So, yeah, he's just borrowing another power from his 'true form'. :raritywink:

Have a well-deserved like, Author.

It's not a home-brewed class, just an obscure one Sugar Belle put a lot of time and effort into researching.

The important moral is that anyone can make a worthy contribution if they invest a little effort in the game ahead of time.

โ€œAnd does this girlfriend of yours seem like a guy to you?โ€

I hear there are surgeries that can fix that now. :rainbowlaugh:

Oh lordy, the world we live in has gone quite mad. But we still need more Renamon. :rainbowwild:

That's what should've happened in the Break Up Break Down XD

You're welcome. ๐Ÿ˜„ I love stories with Big Mac in them, he's my personal favorite character in MLP. ^^

And he plays one of the biggest roles in Act I of my MLP story. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Big Mac is a pretty super guy. :eeyup:


I actually created a song for him that makes him more compelling than he is now. ๐Ÿ˜„

Sounds cool! Feel free to link me on my user page.

I haven't posted the song yet. XD But someday. ๐Ÿ˜„

Anyway, love your stories with Macintosh. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ƒ

You're welcome hehe. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜Š

Make a sequel

I'm glad you enjoyed it! I wanted this story to stand one its own, but maybe a sequel will come someday. :twilightsmile:

Thank goodness it is TOO good for just one book

I'm just glad this didn't devolve too far into a "the girl is better than the boys at their own game" trope.

This is what the original O&O episode should've been: a friendship problem that plays out through the course of a full campaign.

This was delightful throughout. The subtler jokes were a joy. (Of course a historically significant figure in Spiketopia is a generous mare named Rarioso. :rainbowlaugh:) And the story itself... I suspected when Sugar read the campaign notes, but I had no idea how much cheese would be forthcoming. And the collision of Big Mac and Discord's respective insecurity was excellently executed. Thank you for this.

Thanks! I was going for an episode feel, so I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Thanks for the kind words! I'm happy you enjoyed it. :twilightsmile:

This was magnificent.


I'm glad you liked it! There currently aren't plans to continue this one in particular, but maybe someday!

Awww! I'd like another Guy's Night story where the OTHERS get to invite their ladies. Let's see what Fluttershy chooses to play. And Rarity. That would be some crazy drama on Rare's part, and some insane "OMG MUST PROTECT FLUTTERS!" from Discord.

That sounds like a recipe for a lot of fun. :twilightsmile:

โ€œCaramel? Hoity Toity? Donut Joe? Dusk Shine if heโ€™s into that whole rule sixty-three thing?โ€

Oh nice call out to male version of Twilight

Big Mac sulked. โ€œFighting isnโ€™t always the answer.โ€

Look big mac this is not undertale

Spike forced a broken smile. โ€œIโ€ฆ might have put a dark Changeling stone into the final treasure room to keep you from cheating at the puzzle again.โ€

Are you freaking serious with that Spike wait did you just got a from thorax

Well this was a pretty fun story to read yes of course there was some complication especially with Discord got a little upset with big mac inviting sugar belle despite its called a guy's night yeah there was some argument between them and things got very escalated when Discord teleported all three of them away from sugar belle while she was still shopping and they got them soft caught by the boss villain Big Mac was pretty hurts that Discord said all that but he did felt like he should have said something to the guys about inviting her along and Discord did felt bad as well for overreacting and saying all those things but it looks like help was here and it turns out sugar belle got herself a new ability it still feels like she's like a healer but I don't know how this Dungeons & Dragons work but still it was pretty cool that she got herself there and helping the other guys out and it looks like Discord admitted that it will be very interesting to have her in the team this was a pretty fun one keep up the good work

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