Group 5 Interlude: "Beyond Equestria"

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Group 5 Interlude: "Beyond Equestria"

Postby Fridge » Thu May 17, 2012 4:42 am

"Caravans."

"If you had a message or a package you needed delivered, you generally hired a courier. If you had a whole lot of packages, or your package required skilled guards and heavy ordinance to protect, you hired a caravan. In their day-to-day business, caravan companies maintained trade between the cities and villages of the New Canterlot Republic. They made additional income supplying caravan crews for expeditions and special deliveries.

There were three major caravan companies in the New Canterlot Republic: the Water Merchants, Crimson’s Caravans, and Ditzy Doo Deliveries. All three of them had headquarters in the same town -- the town two of them were founded in -- Nexus. Nexus is one of the largest centers of civilization in the NCR. Built along both sides of a relatively safe stretch of the Ponytomic, the city was founded by the ponies of Stable 6/9 and has over a hundred years of history, some of which they even talk about freely.

Each of you has applied for work with Crimson’s Caravans. You’ve done caravan work before, although nothing particularly hazardous, and you are on good terms with Scarlet, the mare who runs the day-to-day business of Crimson’s Caravans. Yesterday, after weeks of waiting, you were notified by Scarlet that she had work for you. She asked you to come into the Crimson’s Caravans HQ bright and early this morning. That would be now."


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Welp. It's that time again. Sort of.

DiceArt, the GM for Group 5, has had some bad drama come up and understandably can't make it to us every Wednesday. So while he's getting that sorted out, Kkat proposed that she run a little side campaign. An interlude, if you will.

25 years after the day of Sunshine and Rainbows, there is still trouble in the magical land of Equestria. Even after Lil'Pip changed the wasteland into something better, raiders still spilled blood for enjoyment. Slavers still spilled blood for wealth. Squabbling tribes still spilled blood for resources, old world relics, and land. However, as the decades passed, the greater Manehattan area renewed underneath the banner of the New Canterlot Republic, dedicated to harmony, commerce, and the rule of law. But as the republic and it's commerce grew, so too did it's problems. They needed to expand, and for that, you need caravans and settlers.

Join our herd of rag-tag misfits, ramblers, and gamblers as they try to receive and deliver a package they don't even know what is, to someplace they don't know where is, to someone they don't even know who is. All they know for certain is that the land is buzzing like a brewing storm cloud with factions like the Crimson Caravan, the Water Merchants, and the Twisted Manes tribe all preparing for a conflict with ponies like our protagonists right in the middle of things.

Because War -- War never changes, whether you're in Equestria or going beyond it.

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Session 1: http://pastebin.com/vH5gdDVt Session 21: http://pastebin.com/tJwLAias Session 42: http://pastebin.com/0mZLF1wB
Session 2: http://pastebin.com/yRDbum5z Session 22: http://pastebin.com/nLq18sMv Session 43: http://pastebin.com/f4MjcFW6
Session 3: http://pastebin.com/cMjsUNg9 Session 23: http://pastebin.com/K2zXEztU Session 44: http://pastebin.com/Mx1sQKDF
Session 4: http://pastebin.com/GG11v65i Session 24: http://pastebin.com/pZmFLDu3 Session 45: http://pastebin.com/5bAB1gaX
Session 5: http://pastebin.com/tHk8XWB3 Session 25: http://pastebin.com/30QP3TUt Session 46: http://pastebin.com/9gF0ztFx
Session 6: http://pastebin.com/P9V5U1eM Session 26: http://pastebin.com/UxeZGVgF Session 47: http://pastebin.com/BzEZTVNz
Session 7: http://pastebin.com/gJVK9ybm Session 27: http://pastebin.com/QAyYrUeV Session 48: http://pastebin.com/FeHQ6HLy
Session 8: http://pastebin.com/eRJFttCA Session 28: http://pastebin.com/gepJ7eYW Session 49: http://pastebin.com/F07AcwZj
Session 9: http://pastebin.com/9K97AF9N Session 29: http://pastebin.com/0y2Ex3bX Session 50: http://pastebin.com/9pXR7rCM
Session 9.5: http://pastebin.com/vFt84sb7 Session 30: http://pastebin.com/fzrRjYif Session 51: http://pastebin.com/TvKAcLrF
Session 10: http://pastebin.com/MX8txmHb Session 31: http://pastebin.com/i3njP7bP Session 52: http://pastebin.com/GiCRtTT7
Session 11: http://pastebin.com/3bespTKu Session 32: http://pastebin.com/Y2iv39DC Session 53: http://pastebin.com/XLcwD8rL
Session 12: http://pastebin.com/q8b5YAsz Session 33: http://pastebin.com/tQe5XsD0 Session 54: http://pastebin.com/JKEg53mv
Session 13: http://pastebin.com/izgHnsVh Session 34: http://pastebin.com/P9H3Z62x Session 55: http://pastebin.com/iXnhM1QJ
Session 14: http://pastebin.com/MdLuMQ4b Session 35: http://pastebin.com/TNi78TeA Session 56: http://pastebin.com/HJwjvRgD
Session 15: http://pastebin.com/VaeMY3u3 Session 36: http://pastebin.com/SmcV85GD Session 57: http://pastebin.com/721BvxaE
Session 16: http://pastebin.com/ThqAEY3K Session 37: http://pastebin.com/avL3bB1J Session 58: http://pastebin.com/Ut77STf2
Session 17: http://pastebin.com/7kLb1PV5 Session 38: http://pastebin.com/ckLNBccM Session 59: http://pastebin.com/tNhhqKHi
Session 18: http://pastebin.com/2Z1ZmJvT Session 39: http://pastebin.com/a2Dwjpvq Session 60: http://pastebin.com/5rz4pp2r
Session 19: http://pastebin.com/kMgFzSkZ Session 40: http://pastebin.com/kDNBSW4w (Get on posting the rest of them, Fridge!)
Session 20: http://pastebin.com/gYe6dMeY Session 41: http://pastebin.com/vYrwzenJ

Bonus/Solo:

Noble Heart's Intro: http://pastebin.com/1AXprEDN
Bookwright's Intro: http://pastebin.com/nKnfUzgS

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GM: Kkat
Level: 20 (Woo!)
Rules: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fsN ... 0xo4/edit#
Perks: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... Pb0E#gid=0
Weapons Listing: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... Rnc#gid=25
Firewagon Inventory: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

"Kid": Played by Fridge (That's me!) - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... fMFE#gid=0
Get Lost: Played by Mimezinga - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... PZkE#gid=0
CopyCat: Played by uSea - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... 1N2c#gid=4
Shatara: Played by Eridani - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... KbVE#gid=0
Noble Heart: Played by Illushia - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... 3OVE#gid=0
Bookwright: Played by Scorch_Mechanic: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... zT2c#gid=1

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Former Members (we miss you guys!)

Mitzi: Played by TenMihara - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... tUEE#gid=0
Spero: Played by RainbowYoshi - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... _web#gid=0
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Re: Group 5 Interlude: "Beyond Equestria"

Postby mimezinga » Wed May 23, 2012 5:03 am

yay for get lost!
let's all cheer your new dark overlord!

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Re: Group 5 Interlude: "Beyond Equestria"

Postby Fridge » Wed May 23, 2012 2:51 pm

Beyond Equestria! Now with 100% more Eridani!

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Re: Group 5 Interlude: "Beyond Equestria"

Postby Kkat » Fri May 25, 2012 8:08 pm

How does the game seem to be going so far? Any comments, critiques, criticisms? Anything I need to work on improving?

Sooner or later (possibly next session) there will be combat. I fear I am not as fluent with the combat system as most players, so I will be relying on you guys to help me through it. I hope this is okay. I should be a quick learner.

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Re: Group 5 Interlude: "Beyond Equestria"

Postby Fridge » Fri May 25, 2012 11:04 pm

I refrain from saying anything about the story so far because it would just end up sounding like a fanboy squee three paragraphs long.

In terms of combat, though, Ten probably handles it the best I've seen, so ask him. Just don't get too cheap, let players be inventive, and have the bigger enemies at least statted out before hand.

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Re: Group 5 Interlude: "Beyond Equestria"

Postby mimezinga » Sun May 27, 2012 7:02 pm

i like the game and i think that your GMing is fair, so far, maybe even a bit too generous, but i won't complain... for the combat part, i'll hide and wait, so i guess that managing my part will be easy

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Re: Group 5 Interlude: "Beyond Equestria"

Postby TenMihara » Sun May 27, 2012 10:07 pm

There's really no way anypony could complain about a story crafted by the genius behind this entire Sub-Fandom =D

As for the combat, I'm flattered that Fridge thinks of me so highly, and if you think I can help I'd be glad to offer.

If there is one thing I might suggest improving on, and I don't blame you for having trouble with it because I do too, but running more than one NPC conversation at once. As much as we're supposed to avoid it, party splits do happen, and you have to be careful not to neglect anyone for too long.

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Re: Group 5 Interlude: "Beyond Equestria"

Postby Fridge » Mon May 28, 2012 1:17 pm

Well, as much as you like to resort to one-enemy bosses, it does help to keep things tense and quick, Ten.

As for party splitting, well, that's just absurd. Why, who would do a thing like that? That breaks the first cardinal rule of party togetherness!

;>.>
<.<;

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Re: Group 5 Interlude: "Beyond Equestria"

Postby Kkat » Tue May 29, 2012 10:47 pm

:cwalk: Fair warning: now that people have gotten their basic equipment, starting this Wednesday, all prices will be altered accordingly by your Barter skill. Kid and Crescendo have your best Barter scores, so you might want to ask them to do your buying and selling for you.

--Kkat

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Re: Group 5 Interlude: "Beyond Equestria"

Postby TenMihara » Wed May 30, 2012 11:30 am

Fridge wrote:Well, as much as you like to resort to one-enemy bosses, it does help to keep things tense and quick, Ten.

As for party splitting, well, that's just absurd. Why, who would do a thing like that? That breaks the first cardinal rule of party togetherness!

;>.>
<.<;


Actually I'm finding that Single Enemy bosses tend to be lopsided both ways, so I'm gonna try and vary things up for the next boss encounter. You'll have to keep me appraised of what works.


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