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Pony Stories 180

08 Jul

Going to be playing 5th edition D&D this afternoon. I’m actually pretty excited about it, even if the DM wants to put in some houserules I don’t particularly like even before we’ve tried out the rules as written. It’s pretty close to the older versions of the game I really enjoy, so hopefully it will be fun. Though, even though I like it, it would not be the system I use to run a MLP game with. That honor, at the moment anyway, goes to a cool one-page rule system that manages to put nearly everything you need for a simple D&D type game on a single sheet of paper. Check out here and get it here. With enough room for a character sheet as well. Which is just a awesome concept. Rules and character sheet on the same piece of paper. I’m getting the urge to work on my MLP headcanon RPG worldbook again. Think I’ll go answer the 50 questions thing that went around a while ago to feed the worldbuilding addiction. You should go below the break for another five brief fan fiction reviews.

You Want What? by RainbowBob

I’m still not sure if this is a crummy shipping story or a silly parody. Pretty sure it is a clever mocking of that kind of fanfic, and Twilight/Celestia relationship stories in general. Just can’t be 100% sure. Maybe if I had seen the tags right before reading it. If you aren’t a fan of Celestia x Twilight romance, you should give this a read.

Twilight learns a secret by ∀

Hee. This was cute. I think I really liked romantically oblivious Twilight Sparkle. At least when it is done well. This one takes it to absurd lengths, but I found it funny. This could work, maybe even be better, with a longer buildup. I enjoyed this one enough that I’ve read it again, more than once. Mostly because it is a very quick read.

Chronomistress by D G D Davidson

This would make a pretty good full novel length story. There is enough here to build a exciting adventure story with. As it is, it manages only to be a tad disappointing. Some of the worldbuilding I didn’t like, some of it was just unimpressive. Plus it has an absurdly clumsy Ditzy in it. Still, the writing was pretty good. Give it a show if you want something a bit different from the usual pony fanfics. This is fairly original in concept. I did like that Celestia and Luna had to control the heavens on a strict timetable they had no control or say about.

TWILIGHT SPARKLE FIXES EVERYTHING by Between Lines

Grab, hold on, and preparing to be laughing for the whole ride. This was hilarious. Not for everyone, but if you so much as smiled reading the story description you need to read this.

3-5-7-2-8-7-0 by Daemon McRae

Except for a few wrong words I’d call this well written. Perhaps not in a purely technical sense, but I certainly got immersed in the story. The first half of this was really good. Pretty close to a idea for a horror story I had a once, information as infectous insanity. Though my idea was more visual in nature. The last parts of the story weren’t as good. The author made the problem of the story into a villain with understandable personality, goals, motivations, and plans. Really ruined the Lovecraftian horror vibe he had been building up so well. Also not a whole lot of pony, but in a neutral fashion rather than blantant one.

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5 Comments

Posted by on July 8, 2014 in Books 2014, Ponies, Reviews

 

5 responses to “Pony Stories 180

  1. Pascoite Fics

    July 8, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Oh, no! Another time skip! Send me back into the past to experience Pony Stories 179!

     
    • Griffin

      July 8, 2014 at 8:59 am

      What are you talking about? All the cool people read 179 yesterday when I posted it. Did you sleep through Muesday?

       
  2. iisawiisaw

    July 8, 2014 at 10:49 am

    That game system… wow. It embodies everything I want in a set of rules: Get out of the way and let me play!

     
    • Griffin

      July 8, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Yeah, it seems pretty neat. I’ve got like a page of houserules for it. About half of which is just new races and classes. I still have not managed to actually play it at any point though. So no idea of how it feels in actual use.

       
      • iisawiisaw

        July 9, 2014 at 11:05 am

        Give us a report when you do!

         

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