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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
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.
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Listen very clearly :DDDDDDDDD
I AM YOUR MASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!
okey, ima done :)
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I don't remember Rarity putting anything in my tomato juice.
I find it strange a child that enjoy tomato juice.
Wouldn't you much rather have strawberry, orange or apple juice?
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Ahm up all in her!
What can arre do ya for?
I gots a couple a tin cans blazing in heatz!!
jk, lol no
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Sweetie Belle doesn't need strawberry, orange or apple juice.
Good point, she'll probably end up burning it anyway.
I'm gonna need to talk to critical now.>>15684
So is that the end of our journey together?
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It's all over now and that is the end so I'm not sure what we are gonna do next.
Do any of you feel like DMing here?
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Well, I ran my TDE group for a while but it's not Equestria. For the time being I'll take a break from RPGing here though, I simply have too much stuff to do IRL (games and my bi-weekly RPG group I run). Or I'll only drop by now and then.
I dunno if I'd be all that a good DMer. I do have a few stories in mind other than the paralell dimension one.
, Epic was going to ask Tirek never to see him ever again. As a last show of faith, Tirek tells Epic where Epic came from.
As for where exactly, I do not know myself. Perhaps the same homelands as Rockhoof, or perhaps a foreign ponyland outside of Equestria. Or very least Trottingham.
Other ideas for October can be Ever Three attend a Nightmare Night party only for it to end up a Scooby Doo like mystery.>>15690>>15691
I'm gonna miss RPing with you guys.
I mean I'm not gonna stop RPing for the rest of my life here. I'm only taking a break and will be heading over to where more players are.
Ponyville is nice but this place is empty.
But I like it when it's just the three of us. It's like playing a TTRP with good friends. I never been in an TTRP group before. I never had enough friends for it.
But if it's only a break then thats cool. Maybe fresh new ideas for the Ever Three by then.
Yeah. For right now I'll be here and there as I write the new rules and will be available on Steam. I do also have college still so I will probably be busy on the side as well.>>15695
I'm not expecting 20 people to jump on it, maybe an extra or two to a total of 4 players.
You didn't want to do the Wasteland RP
You don't want a Mecha RP
Our main RP is done
What do you want me to do?
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I'd be up for some Cthulhu, DnD or Shadowrun.
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Yeah, I guess even my simplistic TDE rule were already too complicated.
As I said on >>14908
I didn't want to make another "Epic Mount" for the Wasteland RP. I figured somepony rebellious yet artistic would suit the gritty urban theme of the RP and that eventually Tag would come to accept his place in the guild and become friends with Syntax.
Tag just ended up more of an arse than I originally intended the character. My inspirations for him were various characters from Jet Set Radio.
And just because your Mecha RP may not interest me doesn't mean no one else will be interested in it. I'm sure you'll have enough players for it to work well.
All in all, I enjoyed the adventure we had together, I'll miss it but I know you want a break.
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Alright. I'm just gonna take a break and be done with it. During that time I\'ll decide on what to do next, what kind of RP and where it will be.
For now though I'll see you guys around.
Maybe by Halloween or Christmas was have season-themed adventures. If you're up for it.
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See you around, thanks again!