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I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in me starting a brand new My Little Pony RP?

I have rough ideas for a story to GM, but it will be a first-time for me.
I was thinking it can be set either after Twilight's coronation or after "The Last Problem" where Twilight and her friends form the "Council of Friendship" and can no longer deal with immediate problems in Equestria, thus chosen a select few for important tasks.

As for gameplay, I got two sets of RP rulesets in mind. I'm hoping anyone who is interested will vote on these two choices:

Tails of Equestria (traditional, intermediate)
The rules can be found here: https://i.4pcdn.org/tg/1507416249335.pdf
Just keep in mind, I only know so much about these rules. But I can learn how it's played and GM by these rules. (I may ask Clarity as my co-GM to help me keep track on the gameplay.)

My rank-based system (custom, simple)
TTRP rules I made myself inspired from gamebooks such as Fighting Fantasy and Lone Wolf. Instead of general strength and levelling, playing characters have six attributes that players must rank from A (best) to F (worst), this allows for ponies to have variations in their skills and abilities while keeping to a general power-level amongst the group while enemies and bosses may vary in challenge and strategy.
Instead of different kinds of dices, a d6 is all that's really needed.
Given my custom rank-based system can be used for any kind of setting, I'll borrow some elements from ToE and adapt it to be more pony like.


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>>22536  I just saw this.  I'd be interested.  I would vote for Tails of Equestria because I've been curious to see what it's about.


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Oh! A response!

I'm still rather new to ToE, I mean I remember when Critical Hit was around he used to DM with it and he actually had the game itself.

But are you sure you'd have time with it? I mean with The Dark Eye RP with Clarity and all.


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>>22645  I guess it depends on how often you'd want to run it, what times of day, and that probably depends on who's involved.  but I am interested.


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Well, given we started up with Clarity's RP rather recently, and given it's just the two of us (two is company, three is a party), I'd say for now let's stick with Clarity's TDE given it's the most active RP on /rp/ that we're both committed to.
Maybe if Clarity wants a break/hiatus on TDE he can sign up for this one.

Also, I "had" ideas for the adventure we could do, but I have forgotten them. I think the scenario in mind was Princess Twilight and her friends formed the "Council of Friendship" and they assign us for errands. And maybe I'll fan-explain inconsistencies between G5-6 while I'm at it.


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I guess Summer Rye would give his comeback if you host it.


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That be cool.
It would be a reboot/clean slate from Crit's thought.
(Unless Crit just so happens to still be around, in which case I had an idea for a sequel adventure to our old RPs. But given he's no longer round I want to save the adventure in mind until we're more veteran.)

I guess we're going with ToE ruleset? I'll be very rusty at it mind.
This is the character sheet:

Character Sheet
Body: 1d#
Mind: 1d#
Charm: 1d#
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)


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I guess using the ToE rules would be best, though I haven't played with them in many years now.


Even back then, Critical knew the rules better than I did. I think he actually had the game.


I have it too, haven't checked the rules in a while though.


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Oh, hello there!


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Henlo. Saw your post on ponychan, then as that site is sadly finally shutting down, amidst the posts I saw a link to this website. Never knew it existed before then!

Will certainly poke around more, especially if it gets more active.


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Thanks. I might start up pony ToE RP around here if you're interested, though I would like to wait until after New Year if that's OK.
I'm a bit distracted by other projects I'm working on.


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Sounds perfectly fine. I've seen you in some of the oldest archives I've seen on Ponychan, so its pretty neat that you've kept interest up for at least 12 years now.


Thanks, I used to be rather active on Ponychan /rp/ up to a point when I had enough of the community there at the time.

I can probably do one or two active RPs at a time, but other than Clarity's RP, there's another homebrew project I'm working on that I'm hoping to be done, or at least mostly-done before Christmas.


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OK, now that I've recovered from my head-cold and that Clar's Dark Eye RP is on hiatus (though if we're gonna have another adventure sometime, I don't mind managing two RPs if I can manage the time), I can start planning this adventure. Got a rough basis for an adventure in mind, but need time to chisel it out.

Until then, wondering who be interested in playing? Other than GMing, I'll also play as my own pony character Epic Mount.

Set somewhen between Friendship is Forever and The Last Friendship Problem.
The Council of Friendship consist of Princess Twilight Sparkle and her five friends who, when not doing their own things, govern friendship problems across Equestria. Often assigning School of Friendship graduates to best deal with these disputes.

Whatever businesses your ponies have in Equestria at the time gets disrupted when a green flame showed up and manifested into a royal scroll...

(Whenever I'll use any G5 content, I haven't decided. But if I did, I would probably use it differently than ANG or MYM did.)

If you want to play, I would like to know the following things about your pony characters:

• Name, pony-type and what "Element of Harmony" they associate with.
• Between "mind" and "body", which would you prioritize? For example, would you say you're more of a thinker or a do-er? Do they prefer brains or brawn?
• What is your primary talent? (as well as one or two secondary talents if you choose. You will automatically get Stout Heart, Fly or Telekinesis as a "racial talent".)
• What is your quirk? (Choice up to four, as long as you have a main one)
(Please see https://i.4pcdn.org/tg/1507416249335.pdf "Part 7: Talents and Quirks" for a complete list of talents and quirks to choose from. If you have a talent or quirk in mind unique to your character, I can work it in.)
• Summary of your pony character. Who they are, a bit on their backstory, why they would be in Ponyville etc.
• Picture of them would be preferable.

With these details, I can help you with filling out your character sheets, unless you already prepared your own.


Guess I'll take part. I'll give the information later on.


I just hope I'll set it up alright and play it as intended.
When Critical he was with us, he had the whole game I believe. I only have that website to go by.
But I think I got the gist of it.

I just need to come up with a decent over-arching story.
But it would help if I get to know what kind of ponies will be on this adventure.


Oh, splendid.


Hello again.


I think I should contemplate story setting.
Would people want this during Twilights rein... or maybe a mid-season adventure? I dunno.


Mid-season as in during G5?


Nah, like somewhen during MLP:FiM run. Maybe season 5 where the cutie map summons us, or season 8 during the school of friendship.

Of course, somewhen after season 9 would explain why the mane seven can't get involved themselves.


Well, after season 9 works just fine for me.



So, any pony in particular you want to play as?

I've yet to finish Chapter 1 and want to know the kind of playing characters to get involved.


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Name: Summer Rye
Race: Earth Pony
Gender: Male

Stamina: 12
Body: D8
Mind: D4
Charm: D6
Cutie Mark Skill: Farming (D6)
Racial Skill: Stout Heart (D6)
Quirks/Flaws: Fear (Caves), Always Hungry

Place of origin: Trottingham
Occupation: Farmer
History: Born into a family of grain farmers Summer Rye has worked on his parents’ farm for most of his life. His biggest passion beside tilling and sowing is eating – which he does many times a day. After an infestation spoiled a major part of the latest harvest he set out to gain some extra money for the family.

Alignment: Lawful Good
Inventory: Bucket, Food (extravagant meal), Kit (Cooking), Saddlebags, Spade


Is it too late to show you a slimmer, more accurate character sheet to go by?

Because I can't use brackets, I'll just use this dice emoji.

Pᴏɴʏ: Earth/Pegasus/Unicorn ; Sᴛᴀᴍɪɴᴀ: 10/12
Lᴇᴠᴇʟ: 1* ;  Eʟᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ: (#) ; Tᴏᴋᴇɴs: 1
Bᴏᴅʏ: 🎲d6/4 ; Mɪɴᴅ: 🎲d4/6 ; Cʜᴀʀᴍ: 🎲d6
Tᴀʟᴇɴᴛs: (CM) 🎲d6, (racial) 🎲d4 ,up to three d4
Qᴜɪʀᴋs: (main) 🎲d6, up to three 🎲d4
Iɴᴠᴇɴᴛᴏʀʏ: 400฿,

To those who are still unsure how to write the character sheet:
• For Mɪɴᴅ or Bᴏᴅʏ, one is 🎲d6, the other is 🎲d4. You decide if your character is a brains or brawn kind of pony. Cʜᴀʀᴍ will always remain 🎲d6.
     ◦ Earth Ponies will get a 🎲+2 bonus in Bᴏᴅʏ.
• Your default Sᴛᴀᴍɪɴᴀ is the combine dice-value Mɪɴᴅ or Bᴏᴅʏ and Mɪɴᴅ. So it's either 10 if you're a pegasus or unicorn, or 12 if you're an earth pony.
• For Tᴀʟᴇɴᴛs, there's your Cutie Mark talent, Racial talent, and you can have up to three additional talents. Your Cutie Mark talent is valued at 🎲d6 while the rest is 🎲d4. (Your racial talents can be your cutie mark talent if you want, freeing up a fourth 🎲d4 talent.)
• The Racial talents are:
     ◦ Stout Heart for Earth Ponies
     ◦ Fly for Pegasi
     ◦ Telekinesis for Unicorns.
     ◦ If you don't want to RP as a pony, I have a document for other playable races.
• For Qᴜɪʀᴋs, there's one main quirk, and you can have three others if in character. They are your character's weaknesses and flaws that I, the GM may decide to roll against you if suitable.

*If we all want to start at a more advance number of levels, as in we start off pretty experience, I can agree to that but will require a set of bonuses to sort out.


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The post-editing options sucks! I had to delete old posts just to repost them!

>>23137 (You)
For example, here's mine.

Nᴀᴍᴇ: Epic Mount
Pᴏɴʏ: Earth Pony ; Sᴛᴀᴍɪɴᴀ: 12
Lᴇᴠᴇʟ: 1 ;  Eʟᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ: Loyalty ; Tᴏᴋᴇɴs: 1
Bᴏᴅʏ: 🎲d8 ; Mɪɴᴅ: 🎲d4 ; Cʜᴀʀᴍ: 🎲d6
Tᴀʟᴇɴᴛs: Special Skill: Fighter🎲d6, Stout Heart🎲d4, Keen Knowledge: Monsters🎲d4
Qᴜɪʀᴋs: Social awkward🎲d6, Fear: Spiders🎲d4
Iɴᴠᴇɴᴛᴏʀʏ: 400฿,
Hɪsᴛᴏʀʏ: When he was but a young foal, he was taken from his home from far away and dropped into the Everfree Forest. Growing up in such a hostile place, with only Zecora being a surrogate mother/sister to him, urban legends of an "Everfree Pony" circulated around Ponyville for years. It wasn't until MLP:FiM season 1.5 when Epic Mount saved Ponyville from a stampede of stonebacks which was when the mane6 got to know him.
While still a resident to the forest, Twilight has encouraged Epic to give Ponyville and chance and make friends, which he has.


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>>23139  no idea what I'm doing

Nᴀᴍᴇ: Aeolia Blues
Race: Earth Pony
Gender Female

Lᴇᴠᴇʟ: 1;  Eʟᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ: Hope
Bᴏᴅʏ: 🎲d4? ; Mɪɴᴅ: 🎲d6? ; Cʜᴀʀᴍ: 🎲d6?
Tᴀʟᴇɴᴛs: Stout Heart?
Qᴜɪʀᴋs: ???
Iɴᴠᴇɴᴛᴏʀʏ: a well-worn resonator dulcimer
Hɪsᴛᴏʀʏ: A Manehattan-born street corner musician, barely scraping by, and using her music to fund her travels across Equestria.


Your profile says earth pony, while your picture is pegasus?

If you're gonna role earth pony, I may have to put aside Epic Mount and role a unicorn or pegasus to try and balance it out a little.


>>23207  pegasus works


Thanks. If Clarit will play as an Earth Pony and you a Pegasus... I might try and come up with  a Unicorn to balance it out.

I mean, such balancing issues isn't that necessary (Last ToE RP me and Clarity was in consisted of us as Earth Ponies and Crit as Unicorn), but I have plenty of time to consider it.

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