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Welcome to Ponyville's very own ToE OOC thread. What I intend to do is create an rpg group where we play adventures and campaigns within the Equestrian universe using the ToE ruleset made by the Riverhorse company.Joining the Party
Right now this thread is being used to discuss if and how this will play out however don't let that stop you from making a character. If you want to join the game then you should at least have a fair idea on how ToE is played but don't worry if you don't. If you don't have your own copy of the book or are not sure how the rules are played, you can contact me on Discord and we can talk over a voice channel (Link below) if that doesn't strike your fancy then I can try to explain it by text here.Character Sheet
Cutie Mark Skill: (Make on up) 1d
Racial Skill: (Stout Heart, Telekinesis, or Flight) 1d
Quirks/Flaws: (Pick 2) (Something that your character is weak about for example Fear or Jealousy)
Place of origin:
Alignment: (Good, evil, neutral, etc)
Inventory: (Five items tops)Rules
All of the normal rules of ToE will be applied to the campaigns as listed in the book however leveling up will be changed for the player's sake. First off when a character gains a new level, they will upgrade a single trait of their choice, upgrade their Cutie Mark Skill, and upgrade/learn 3 new skills. Skills can not be upgraded more than once per level. Also a character will only ever have to quirks to their character and will not gain new quirks when raising their level.Discussions
As for now this ToE thread does not exactly have a main campaign to it yet but I have written plenty of short adventures for players to get a feel for the game before I can write a main campaign to get things really started. I also am not sure if the game will be played on Ponyville.us or on Discord but as for now consider the game to be played here on this image board site unless we decide otherwise. If you have any questions about this thread or how the game is played, contact me in the Discord chat room or on this thread itselfLinks
Discord Chat Roomhttps://discord.gg/uHXuf2
I think I shall take up that upgrade to Martial Arts after all.
After all if Epic decides to get a sword or axe, it make no sense for him to have swordplay or weapon related talents before even touching one.
Name: Epic Mount
Race: Earth Pony
Cutie Mark Skill: Defending (D20+D6)
Stout Heart (D12) 1/1
Martial Arts: (D20+1)
Quirks/Flaws: Awkward, Fear/Spiders
Alignment: Neutral Good
This is what you have at the end, is this okay?>>13557>>13558
Yeah the Cutie Mark skill still upgrades even though most of its powers are absent.
Name: Summer Rye
Race: Earth Pony
Cutie Mark Skill: Farming (1D20+1D6)
Stout Heart (1D10) 1/1
Creative Flair: Cooking (1D10)
Creative Flair: Persuasion (1D6)
Keen Knowledge: Animal Care (1D4)
Special Skill: Climbing (1D8)
Sword Play (1D10)
Special Skill: Lockpicking (1D6)
Note that your sheet had you down for climbing d6 originally so you now have a d8. Also you have stamina 28/28.
Yeah it sounds like it would be a cool piece of media being a book or a movie or something else. I think though with this thought I should go ahead and reveal some things I've been planning. First off though I gotta apologize for not being able to post so much. College has been a lot of work of late and it is demanding a large chunk of my life like wake up college, work, schoolwork, sleep. Anyways on to the ideas I had...Future for the RP
Right now things are going are going pretty smoothly concerning the story I had planned. As we stand Epic Mount has reclaimed his cutie mark with Rye and Critical nearing the point where they will do the same. After that we will enter the the third part of our story and take on Tirek. After that I think I got a few things planned to continue on things and I also do plan on to do some world building for our characters to explore in a maybe part 4.Story Record
I was also thinking of logging all of our adventures into a single story on Fimfiction.net for us to read at our leisure as well as keep a coherent story line. Now in all fairness not everything went on as planned, there are plot holes, and many some aspects fropped but I think I can work something. Just wanted on your thoughts if you guys liked or hated this idea.Outside the RP
So was think of creating a more advanced version of our Ruleset while still following its core principals. Such as revamping the combat system, adding a much better combat list, making quirks more affecting, and adding on special moves. This will most likely be done in Google Docs as usual but I would like to do it as a pdf if possible, I'm pretty sure there is a way to upload pdf's on image board sites.
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I more have story suggestions than ideas.Alternate reality adventures
I've got different versions of Epic that I dunno what to do with them all. EIther I start spin-off RPs from our own, which honestly I dunno if I am GM material, or somewhen after the Tirek arc we have a "The Cutie Re-Mark" adventure of our own. A story idea in mind is Epic Mount gets lost through the magic mirror while it breaks and Critial and Rye has to find him, meeting and helping different versions of him along the way.The Cutie Map
(Yeah, thats what it's called.)
MLP:FiM episodes like "Triple Threat" and "The Parent Map" it shows that friendship problems that must be solved arn't exclusively for the mane six. Perhaps the map will call of any of us to solve friendship problems on behalf of Equestria?The CIty of Tambelon
Perhaps an October special. The City of Tambelon is ruled by a goat demon named Grogar. Like Tirek he enslaves unicorns, both to serve him due to the practical nature of magic and, like Tirek, can consume magic, making them food for him. Grogar has captured the princess of the moon (and Nightmare Night) and it's up to us to save her.
I imagine Tambelon being mysterious, creepy and perhaps haunted. We could perhaps go as far as a "Courage" or "Sanity" stat that suffers damage whenever we get severely frightened.
The episode "A Flurry of Emotions" does depict that Grogar is a fictional story character, whenever the story "Gusty the Great" is based on fact or not is unconfirmed.
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Just Gonna leave this here.
Are ponies gonna be packin' heat?
I always imagine if guns were ever introduced in the world of MLP:FiM, it be flintlocks and other old fashioned guns.
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Finished the 1st edition mostly but I need more ideas for Quirks. I need at least 20 and I already have 14 or so.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k2CmmDEAIBruJos99NDhjD37WyibzP_fGSufI7xTeY0/edit?usp=sharing
Unrelated to this RP, but I've updated my Elevyn world map. I've added Hebenon Woods in the Borromean Kingdom and Ebony Forest in the (yet named) Empire. Though I might rename Ebony Forest to Hebona Forest.
These woodlands are inspired by the Everfree Forest and while they're located on completely seperate continents, those who know the way can travel through both forests without even seeing the ocean between them.
The nearby villages near Hebenon Woods claimed that an evil enchantress known as the Ebony Witch lives deep in the forest. Other urban legends speak of a forest spirit who entice maidens and children into the forest to be lost forever, however some accounts claim the spirit to be a benelovent guardian of sorts who guides those lost in the forest home.
"Elevyn" is my own made-up thing I'd like to make a franchise someday. Taking place on the world of Dirth where humans, elves, dwarves and other fantasy races live. The lore blends traditional high-fantasy with some elements of post-apocalyptic sci-fi. So in short, like a cross between Elder Scrolls and Fallout worlds.>>14469
Dunno if it be my cup of tea. I mean I could make a brand new, nothing-to-do-with-Epic pony OC for it but it's hard to imaging Equestria with post-modern elements that we as humans relate to.
When I think Cyberpunk Dystopia, I think Bladerunner, Judge Dredd or even that new Cyberpunk game coming out.
Tell me more about this world, is it any different from our Fallout RP? I'm imagining it more of a cyberpunk thing. Like Bladerunner.
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I just had an idea that we could do until the world cup ends and Clarity can play with us again.
Now I am sort of scepticle at this cyberpunk approach to your Pony RP, doesn't seem my thing, but I'm still willing to give it a go once I come up with a pony, or at least a new version of Epic Mount more suitable to the world. (So far I am thinking a graffiti tagging deliquant or sort, I'm still planning it through. If I'm gonna play as somepony different from Epic, must be a role I'll enjoy.)
So what if we put Part 3 of ToE: The Shining Marks on hiatus until July 15 and you can use the hiatus to start up your Cyberpunk RP?
So with the cyber punk thing, its really a mix between the former and a wasteland dystopia sort of thing. It's gonna be dark and about a group of ponies who go out into dead zones to gather supplies and information for their colony.
I was also thinking of doing this on Ponychan.
I haven't RPd on Ponychans /rp/ in years.
Can you summerize the backstory you had in mind? So far I'm imagining it like a cross between 1995 Judge Dredd movie and The Super Mario Bros movie (which I like).
Like, are these gatherers being punished or is it volunteer work? Are their gangs of gatheres that make it competitive? (Like, maybe a gang called "Scavengers" who are rivaled to the "Recyclers" or something.)
So here's the story.
The world of Equestria at one point in time had a technological and economical boom that resulted in large corporations like Macintosh Munitions and Redheart Medicines. A lot of the history is unknown but eventually the world was polluted with poisonous gas clouds that kill all life that touches it so many ponies had to flee into large cities to avoid the gas clouds. While they are able to keep the cities, anarchy has ensued very few groups actually trying to take control of things. One group in particular is called the Expedition Guild which hires ponies to go out into the dead zones on various missions in return for money.
Your character is a resident of New Canterlot and for whatever reason you have decided to join the Expedition Guild to make money be it for your family or perhaps for glory or maybe you want to explore the world and rediscover your lost history.
This RP is inspired by some Blade Runner Aspects, Metro 2033, Warhammer 40k, and Fallout.
I really should watch those mentioned movies sometime. My preference of cyberpunk movies are a bit dated.>>14630
Dunno what CYOA is.
So far, a character I've come to mind is somepony loyal to the mafia but not evil. Or maybe something more urban.
From how you describe this world it sounds like Everfree Forest is long gone, unless the name "Everfree" is used elsewhere. Like maybe a borough in New Canterlot or something.
Yeah the Everfree is like arid dirt now but all the buildings and tree of harmony would be there. They may be a bit destroyed but they there. Anyways a CYOA is Create Your Own Adventure. The one in particular was about a hacker living in a modern equestria so I liked the idea and took it.
Anyways what is your thought of it being on Ponychan? We'll get more players that way.
We would, I just always found Ponychans /rp/ rather.. I dunno, "built up". Most of the ongoing RPs there are like RP guilds than just causual roleplaying that I prefer.
Not to say that your RP there will just be dead in the water, I guess I just still have a rough impression of /rp/. I don't wanna bring up my history with it all over again.>>14635
It the Castle of the Royal Sisters will stand alone on some canyon wasteland where a lucious forest once grew?
I know you had some bad times there but this time around it will be me in charge like our FoE threads. Besides we might as well try since this will be our hiatus sort of thing.
Yeah the castle would be set up on some dead canyon looking thing wouldn't it. Oof that's a pretty scary thought now that you mentioned it. I guess really I wanted to go for something more grittier and violent.
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Maybe Epic Mount still resides in this canyon. Only instead of his forest gome, he resides in an abandoned dilapidated plant.
But I still dunno if Epic Mount, the one we're all familiar with, would have much place in the world or mesh well with the setting, which is why I am considering coming up with somepony brand new. Maybe modern and the like.
Will you be playing as Critical in this RP?
I would strongly suggest making a whole new character. Like all of the ponies in New Canterlot don't know who the Mane 6 or who Celestia and Luna are even. That much time has passed on by now.
Epic and Critical probably passed away just shortly after the start of the economic boom.
Yu sayin' I can't?
I just need time to think up his personality. I don't want him to be too much like a stik in the mud, but neither too selfish, unless a selfish p[ersonality can be for a character-arc.
I was thinking that too, but those kind characters have been done before, but could be more acceptable depending on his backstory.
So far, three characters in mind are:
• A street deliquant, street-smarts, conficence, arrogent, somewhat selfish. The law eventgually got the better of him and as punish his community service is being draft into the Expedition Guild. My inspiration for this character is Beat from Jet Set Radio franchise.
• One of the mafia. Stern, strong, intimidating but not entirely a thug or bully sort. Just because his family business is crime doesn't mean he is a bad guy. Is willing to help others and do the right thing etc. My inspiration for him is Kazuma Kiryu from Yakuza, another Sega game.
• "Epic Mount 2.0". The Expedition Guild found a rare find years a go, an abandoned baby in a dilapidated factory/warehouse/somewhere industrial like. The whole guild functioned efficiently as a family to raise the baby, so this not-Epic grew up with the guild than volunteer or drafted. He likes his job but wants to do more with his life. He is not Epic Mount, but a possible decendant of him.
It's either that or maybe a pony parody of the mid-90s Cyberpunk movies I enjoyed, like Total Recall, Judge Dredd, Johnny Mnemonic, Double Dragon movie or the Cyborg movies, I liked the Cyborg trilogy, it was the right ammount of cliché and retro-cyberpunk.
OK, I'll see what character I'll come up with after dinner. He'll probably be a unicorn, because levitation magic is useful to hold spray cans and such.Help if those football drums shut up.
I'm not really into hip-hop culture but I believe will suit the urban theme well.
If I have a character then he will be a pegasus hacker type who has to get some money to help feed his drug addiction. I think this will be fun.
I'll also see how to make an RP on Ponychan but if it is too hard then I'll keep it here.
A street delinquant, imprisoned for graffiti and minor disturbances and a junkie.
Will there be NPC guild members who reluctant to have them?
If Living Stone is an old guy... who has a cute daughter... Ha!
Hey gorgeous! Names Tag*, Wouldn't mind showing you why I got that name, you'll like that?
(Still haven't decided name.)
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OK, so I thought up his backstories, such as his motives why he's into graffiti.
Backstory 1 (somewhat tragic, yet fleshed out story)
His mother Montana was an aspiring artist in their bleak world. While she wanted to be a professional artist and have her pictures in galleries she and her son were happy. Until sadly she came down with a terminal illness. Tag tried selling his mothers pictures believing not only will he make money for her mothers medicine but that it will spread her reputation as an artist. But since no one wanted her art, tried to make and sell his own artwork. The manfia noticed the pony peddling pictures on the street. They purchased his art and gave him a job as a delivery pony to buy medicine for his mother. He later realise he was supplying drug peddlers and manufacturers. The mafia threatened toharm him and his mother if he quits. When his sick mother found out he was involved in the drug trade this did her heart in and died. Thus this is why he's a graffiti artist. He knows he has genuine artistic talent but knows that professional art galleries are run by upper-crust snobs and would rather make the streets of New Canterlot his own canvas and gallery for all to see.
Backstory 2 (more humble and practical.)
His father was a dead-beat dad and abusive to him, more mentally than physically, this is the cause of his delinquancy but did not adopt his fathers cruelty given he would rather spend time on the streets, where he joined a small gang of graffiti deliquants (Not a big gang there was three or four of them in total). His mother Montana died when he was young and have some faded memories of her but his mother's mother was alived and always loved and welcomed him regardless of his deliquant attire. His grandmother would tell stories of what Equestria was like before the cloud, it was a place full of colour and beauty and how she herself was an artist. She was dissapointed that her daughters husband stamped out her daughters hopes to be an artist, but these stories of Equestria's former beauty inspired Tag to be a graffiti artist. When his grandmother passed away she left him a small fortune. Not enough for comfortable living, but enough to choose never to return to his father. Tag wants to cover all of New Canterlot with his art, to make it as bright and as colourful as Equestria was to his grandmother.
Honestly, I like Backstory 2 better. Epic Mount already has some tragedy in his backstory and not all of my OCs need some tragedy in their lives to be destinct. Yeah his Dad was an arse and his mother is dead but these wern't tragic losses to him. Even when his grandmother died he said his goodbyes and at peace with his mother side of the family. Dude just wants to make New Canterlot colourful.
His physical build is lanky (like Snails from MLP:FiM) in contrast to Epic Mounts stoic form. This lankiness could also contribute to malnutrition.
His attire will consist of an unwashed hoodie stained in spray-paint. He'll wear glasses that will destinct his look and I plan to give him DJ-pon3 headphones that he traditionally wears around his neck. Though might give him DJ Pon3s glasses as well. He may also carry a messenger bag filled with his aerosol paint cans, though depends if they've been confiscated somewhere.
I want to give him a name that consist of at least three syllables, but for some reason "Tag" is sticking with me.
I've yet to design his cutie mark. I don't want it to be a spray can. It might be an artist palett or a RGB chart.
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Okay so lets go with Backstory two. Everything is fine with it except for a few small details like his Grandmother shouldn't know what Equestria was like except through some old fables passed down from numerous generations and maybe a picture book or two. Lastly there shouldn't exactly be an art community but I can add one in.
I've still yet to ask ponychan if I can host my RP there but I might just keep it here if things don't go well. Also did you want to continue RP or do something else?
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Well, I can't really imagine what New Canterlot looks like. I'm imaging it like a built up cyberpunk city, where snobs be on top and the rest struggle with dangerous street life.
A city thats bleak and filfthy which is why Tag wants to colour it up. His granny told him stories of how Equestira looked in the past, perhaps these stories were told to her from her Mum and so on.
Or maybe Tag just want to be an artist like her mother and grandmother were.
I can't seem to edit that page.
Plus, I still need to decide some factors for him. His CM can be Street-art (though what his actual cutie mark is I haven't decided yet)
His Talents can be Detection
I'm reading over the Quirks now.May go with Dominating
Tag is not bad, cruel or bully, but has cocky and arrogence.
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Might give him that saddlebag instead of messenger bag given how awkward the strap would be across the chest and how it'll disrupt the hood.
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OK, I finished his design.
His latem mother named him Tapestry but only his grandmother and dead-beat dad calls him that. His street name is "Tag" after the act of painting graffiti onto a wall. His gran told him stories how Equestria was once a colourful and beautiful place. Living in a city of concrete, brick and dirt, he decides to take his hobby of graffiti to the next level with the desire to make New Canterlot a bright and as colourful as the stories his gran told him.
An all city artist, he has covered at least a quarter of the city with his graffiti and regarded as a king to some graffiti artists. His tags usually consist of bright red, green and blue while his pieces are more meaningful and some citizens take appreciation for his work even though he is a criminal and nuisence to others.
Even though society sees him as a street delinquant because of his graffiti and his attitude not helping his imagine, his streetsmarts and popularity with the youth made him quite the modern-charisma, even though he may over-estimate his charm.
I decided his cutie mark be a wide paintbrush with RGB colours. This is to represent him as an artist in geneal even thougj he prefers street art. He has no interest in conformity of art and even though the one thing he wants most is to be remebedered for a long time after he's gone like most famous deceased artists, he doubt snobs would ever commision a gallery for somepony like him.