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Vivid Syntax


Convention Runner, Statistician, and lover of all things Soarburn

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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.

Nice plot twist. Definitely wasn't expecting that bit with Sugar's knowledge! I'd read more of this...

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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:

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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.

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

8950831
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.

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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.

Maran #15 · May 27th · · ·

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

“And does this girlfriend of yours seem like a guy to you?”

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

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You're welcome. 😄 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. 😊

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Big Mac is a pretty super guy. :eeyup:

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I actually created a song for him that makes him more compelling than he is now. 😄

9064017
Sounds cool! Feel free to link me on my user page.

9066447
I haven't posted the song yet. XD But someday. 😄

Anyway, love your stories with Macintosh. 😊😃

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You're welcome hehe. 😄😀😊

Make a sequel

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

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Thank goodness it is TOO good for just one book

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