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"Alicorn who wields the Elements of Harmony.67 posts and 9 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
Is rightwise queen, born of Equestria."
-Prophecy foretold by Starswirl the Bearded.
(Of course nopony has ever seen an alicorn, let alone believe in them.)
In this RP we we play ponies during medieval time. Equestria is currently ruled by the founding ponies who struggle to run the newly found country.
As for how we can play it, I was considering we could use the Fighting Fantasy game system to play.http://fightingfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Game_System
We could have four stats:
Skill is for attacks, abilities and magic.
Stamina is how much health you have and occasional test of strength and endurance.
Luck is for how fortunate or charming you would be in certain situations.
Instead of rolling for stats like in the gamebooks, I figure a point system would be a bit more fairer.
12 points to spend on each 3 stat. For Stamina a point is doubled.
The Fighting Fantasy article I posted also covers such as things as combat, use of potions and other things.
Well I think you should run this like I do on my threads, narrate the story and control NPC's and the like.
Remember, there's no real wrong answer when it comes to storytelling. The important part is to just have fun.
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An idea for a first story is Squire goes to one of the settlements in medieval Equestria and may meet others along the way. I haven't decided if Squire came from the Earth Pony Tribe or elsewhere outside of Equestria.
He can set off to Canterlot in hopes to be a knight.
Kinda like the Legend of Sir Valiant.
I would like to make a medieval Equestria map, but other than the Everfree Forest being bigger and towns and cities yet set, I dunno what settlements to add to the map.
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I think there could be at least one Diamond Dog stronghold of sorts. Sort of like an evil dwarven kingdom, they mostly keep to themselves underground but they lash out at intruders on the surface.
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I think so? I don't know much about Druegar, but it seems close enough to what I'm thinking of according to a quick Google search.
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One of the first strong holds in Equestria where ponies could safely settle in the untamed lands of Equestria. Located just east of Everfree Forest, it is a small village and where the Founding Ponies currently reside until Canterlot, the ideal capital and stronghold of Equestria is complete.
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Yea! That seems like a solid basis to go on.>>505
Hehe, and that looks like a clever callback as well. Maybe that could be the starting area of our campaign?
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Yep. And why dream Castle is never mentioned in modern times is because it can be destroyed at some point.
Not by Smooze obviously, unless green Smooze is older than he looked and got real hungry one day.
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What if the current-day Smooze is like an offspring of sorts of the old Smooze? Or the current-day Smooze is a "sealed" or "depowered" form of the old Smooze?
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That sounds like a good way to go!
We would need a villain of sorts for this story as well, though. Right?
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The villains can vary. So far my idea for antagonists are monsters (Everfree Forest covered more grounds back then before ponies harvested the wood around it) and Discord whom while not as chaotic as he was in his debute episode, still trolling his new pony neighbours.
Maybe Grogar and his city of Tambelon is a thing as well but far South in the badlands or something.
Equestria is virgin lands but still has problems.
Pony racism and taboo are also things that the Founding Ponies are trying to illiminate. They hope uniting the champions of the three pony tribes into a knighthood will help that.
Also Squire can develop a crush on Privateer Pansy. Pansy is not just his superior (as a founding pony and quest giver) but also a pegasus and he's an earth pony.
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Also it's because Fluttershy played her, right? Hehe.
But yea, I can see it working well as a story point.
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Yeah, I can imagine Fluttershy as Private Pansy just as Squire is to Epic Mount.
Yes but what about everything other
For example if you want to haggle for a better price at something, that be a test of luck. If you're avoiding a trap that be a test of skill or if you're prying open a heavy door that be a test of stamina and so on.
I know some players like to use magic in battle and others prefer swords or brute strength, but in a sense it's all relative that can be covered by skill.
Sure some FF had an additional "Magic" stat but it was more of how much spells you can cast if a situation called for it. Most FF went by the three stats.
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OK, I prepared the OP document for the game. I hope it's alright.https://docs.google.com/document/d/14bJlGQWYUaeAfzdn7KDCP0hC968IoxZE4RKZf-3tEWk
Since there is not much tetsing we can do now, I'm going to start the first thread in around 12 hours. (No point starting it now and going to sleep.) I figure it can start off with all of us meeting up and the Founding Ponies can give us quest to do.
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So how shall we get started? Do we just start posting and meet up in Dream Castle for now?
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Am I the only one on /rp/?
>Me all day on my new thread.
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Just to clearly clarify, the official KoE RP thread started yesturday. Heres the link to it >>680
Dunno if you're all just busy with life or not.
I do have a campaign in mind, but can't have an multiplaying RP just by myself.
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I guess I will join the game too, sounds interesting.
Name: Summer Rye
Race: Earth Pony
Role: Novice Guardsman
Info: The stubby earth pony spent his days working on the meager grainfields of his parents. Being somewhat clumsy and a big eater his father shooed him off to ‘earn his bread’ elsewhere as soon as he reached adulthood. Hoping for plentiful ‘bread’, he travelled to Dream Castle and joined as a guard, his trusty (and well-filled) nosebag always with him.
[Due to lack of other stallion pics I'll post with Big Mac.]
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Ehehe, I completely forgot about this RPG for a while… I'll get involved starting now though!
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That'd be fine with me. So basically, I'd have these stats if I just subtracted 1 stat point from each stat, right?
Skill: 6+7 = 13
Stamina: 6+1x2 = 14
Luck: 6+1 = 7
Yes, I figured having enough points to max out two of the three major stats would be too much.
9 fills oen and a half of the major stats.
But will only do so if Critical is willing to keep track of the character sheets for me. It should be more easier and less mathsy than Fo:E.
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I kind of lost interest in using Dulset for this, but I might still use Victoria if it looks fun.
I may change the gameplay settings a bit. I think that able to mac out two of three stats is a bit OP.
But to make up for it will incorperate an inventory system and may have weapons provide attack bonuses or something.
I really should find my old FF books and play them myself than just wiki it. Will help me make this game more enjoyable.
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About the current roleplay situation, are you really sure we should just conveniently already meet Starswirl in the inn? No offense, but it kind of seems like really bad pacing.
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It was actually a bit of an accident.
I misread what Summer Rye said and I thought he meant he actually did see Starswirl the Bearded in the inn. I figured "Well might be ideal way to get to the quest in mind".
He told me in Steam what he meant was he mistaken Clefthoof for Starswirl and given I can't edit posts it was too late for me to change it.
Eitherway while I question the canon of the IDW MLP:FiM comics I can imagine Starswirl to be the "doddery old fool" sort so chances are he does go down to the small town and has a drink in the tavern once in awhile.
Though I imagine Starswirl to be more like Merlin from Disney's Sword in the Stone which is an inspiration for the lore I had in mind for the RP.
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I've deleted my KoE RP on the account it was just not ready yet. I wasn't prepared on the quest in mind and that I shouldn't have rushed it.
I'll keep this thread up though to further discuss it, but will not restart the RP until I'm sure it's ready. Like a decent start to the story.
If that is the case, I am going to start making a character. Itll probably be done quickly, but if the RP starts again before I have a computer again, Ill have to get into it later on, once my computer situation is resolved.
Btw, that means dont wait up if you are ready to start.
I'll start the RP after a week or two, I'm still sorting out new stats and gameplay mechanics with Critical.
I'm thinking the RP can start around a conflict, like maybe Dream Castle is attacked by Diamond Dogs or Grogars forces or something.
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I plan to start the RP either before the end of this week or the next, depends what non-Ponyville.us things i have to sort out with my brother.
Inspired from the first few books of Redwall, I'm thinking the first campaign would be against Grogar of Tambelon who wants to enslave ponies and take over Equestria. The first stronghold he must topple is Dream Castle.
Critical hit is designign a sort of ponyversal RPG system we can use for all Pony RPGs which I think it's cool. Dunno when it'll be ready though.