Pony Stories 197

10 Aug

Been playing 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons for a couple of weeks now. So far, I really like it. I still prefer slightly more rules-light systems, but this is probably the best official version of D&D I’ve played. The majority of the problems my group has is due to it being 8-14 people large, and groups that big just get a bit wonky. Just got the player’s handbook and spent the last day or so reading bits of it to see all the cool stuff they didn’t put into the free version we’ve been using. I’d recommend using this for anyone wanting to play D&D. I’m looking forward to the campaign the group is starting in a month or so, starting at level one and seeing characters grow and evolve.

and below the break, five more brief pony fan fiction reviews. Just like yesterday and probably just like tomorrow.

Hell is Other Ponies by alexmagnet

Huh. Not sure what my reaction to this one should it. It’s a crackfic plot/premise of something so nuts that it’s a joke, but played pretty much straight. Not bad, not great, but not boring either. Just kind of there. A chuckle once or twice. A clever turn of phrase once or twice. I’d say if you liked the description you should give it a try.


Silly. Very silly. This was a proper over-the-top crackfic. Quality was thrown out the window to make room for more absurdity. I liked Fluttershy Gets Replaced By A Sherman Tank better, but this one got me to laugh. Which is all you can really expect from a comedy like this.

The Ancient Heart’s First Beating by TacticalRainboom

Sweet, but sad. An interesting look at why Cadance might be an alicorn and still have grown up normally during Twilight’s life. This tries to do the flashback jumping around in time thing, but doesn’t quite pull it off. That’s a minor quibble though. I would recommend this to anyone who likes either sweet/sad stories or enjoys alicorn worldbuilding. Probably my second favorite Cadance backstory. First is Skywriter’s, obviously.

The Wreck by JohnPerry

This story surprised me, which is good! Had good writing and a good premise. Neither of those were the surprising bits. It wasn’t exactly a mystery, but there is a bit of a grand reveal so I won’t go into details. So I’ll stick to highly recommending this to avoid spoilers. Give this one a read. I doubt you’ll be disappointed.

How Lyra Met Bon-Bon by butterscotchsundae

Pretty good, not all that polished. It suffers from the style the author chose. That of Applejack telling the story to the CMC. I’d vaguely recommend this if you don’t mind a somewhat average quality story. If you don’t like Lyra and Bon Bon stories, you won’t like this. If you are merely lukewarm on that relationship, this won’t turn you into a big fan. But if you need a Lyra and Bon Bon fix and you’ve read all the really good ones, you could do worse than consuming this for your hit.


Posted by on August 10, 2014 in Books 2014, Ponies, Reviews


2 responses to “Pony Stories 197

  1. bchandler2

    August 12, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    In random news, apparently an author who had been gone for twenty-nine months is back!

    • Griffin

      August 13, 2014 at 11:01 am

      Which is all sorts of awesome!


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