Story: Ponies Play D&D (Update: Story 3)

[Normal] I'm using this image again because it is awesome.   So what would happen if they ACTUALLY played dungeons and dragons?! This story sets out to find out!

Description: Twilight has finally convinced Applejack to join her other friends in Spike’s weekly D&D game.  However, will she be able to figure out the rules before they all drive Spike crazy?

Ponies Play D&D Part 1

And below you can find Part 2

Description: "Applebloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle have stumbled across Twilight's D&D books, and convinced her to take up the dice once more. But will anypony meet their high standards to be their Dungeon Master?  More importantly, what will happen when you-know-who finds out?"

Ponies Play D&D Part 2 Intro
Ponies Play D&D Part 2 Act 1
Ponies Play D&D Part 2 Act 2
Ponies Play D&D Part 2 Act 3
Ponies Play D&D Part 2 Act 4
Ponies Play D&D Part 2 Act 5
Ponies Play D&D Part 2 Act 6
Ponies Play D&D Part 2 Act 7 (New!)
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94 Responses to Story: Ponies Play D&D (Update: Story 3)

  1. Anonymous says:

    savecapitalism.wordpress.comThis economist called ponies shallow and pathetic!You know what to do! Shower him with love and kindness to change his solid heart!

  2. Anonymous says:

    That's enough out of you.I think it was more calling other blogs, ones that offer mainstream subjects, shallow and pathetic and agreeing with the guy who compared ED to his site in narrow subject matter. He wasn't trying to insult us.

  3. Anonymous says:

    >hm this is interesting >alright.. a bit odd…>oh man.. i cant read this anymo->thats fucking adorableand then i read all of it and it was quite good

  4. Sethisto says:

    Hoooly crap that was awesome.

  5. Anonymous says:

    where is this pony refrence?

  6. lumpfish1 says:

    Amazingly written. I enjoyed every second of it.I loved how you made the in-game characters reflect the ponies, especially Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy."I want to be friends with them" made me roll over laughing.

  7. I WAS ABOUT TO WRITE THIS EXACT THING.It's a good thing you did such a Celestiadamn good job or I'd have had to show you up. Or something. The medieval prose bits in between the character sections worked really well and they were very well-written. Good show.

  8. I am slightly confused by the ending- is Spike continuing the story, or is it really happening?If that's the case, then is the gray pony Derpy?

  9. Anonymous says:

    @bubsAKAverminthey did say that derpy stopped showing up. meybe it got to her head?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Derpy found some dungeons under Ponyville and thought they were more fun than the game.

  11. Phoe says:

    This falls somewhere between "mind alteringly crazy" and "transcendentally brilliant"… and leaning strongly toward the latter. The characterization, the diction, and the transitions are all expertly timed and executed for maximum lolitude, which is a very official writing term that I did not at all make up just now. I read and then I giggled and I did not stop. Absolutely wonderful.

  12. Anonymous says:

    The "Violent pink" ork description had me laugh so hard a had to put my head between my knees to catch my breath. I am not being hyperbolic.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Aaaaaagh this story was so cute! And so in-character too! I'll have to check out more stories by this writer!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Spike seems like a terrible DM. YOU ARE NOT FOLLOWING MY PLOT? CURSE CURSE CURSE.

  15. Lovecraft says:

    @AnonymousMaybe a bit, yeah, but then it wasn't so much them not following the plot, as it was Dash being an asshat and attacking a divine being who was going to help the party for no reason other than to show how awesomely strong her character was.Nearly every DM has had to deal with that kind of player at some point in their gaming careers, and it gets old and annoying pretty fast (totally speaking from experience, by the way).

  16. Paul says:

    I'm not going to put my idea, because people might get the factions wrong, at least with how I see them.<.<>.>thinks of Rainbow Dash yelling WAAAAAAGGGHHHHH! while winning a battle with epic mechs and red painted vehicles "red makes yah go fastah".

  17. RommyWolf says:

    Ever since I saw that pic, I was waiting for such a story. I'm glad we finally got one that was so funny.

  18. Pecan says:

    …The ending scares me. I could see a Grimdark spin-off coming from it.Oh, by the by, are you continuing this? It is quite good.

  19. Spoonman says:

    That was really funny, and you really made the ponies stay in-character.And I can really see Rarity decorating the figures if they were actually playing xD.Good job !

  20. Anonymous says:

    This made me laugh, but the reference to James Egbert at the end killed me. Good show.

  21. Retl says:

    Just read it. Enjoyed it. Something about the way Rarity speaks (when she's being herself, not her D&D character) strikes me as odd in the sense that I can't quite imagine her saying that. Specifically "'Oh, I felt the same way as you at first, darling.' she said, 'But it can become rather addictive. Especially when Spike showed me all of the adorable little figures you can decorate!'"I mean as far as meaning, it's perfect, but something about the word choice seems off to me. Sorry I can't be any more helpful than that.I quite simply enjoyed it.

  22. Lucres says:

    Holy crap, comments! This got a way bigger reaction than either of my other stories combined. Guess I know what pushes your buttons now, huh?@AnonymousI'm glad someone got that reference! Mazes and Monsters is almost (rightfully) forgotten by now, so I was afraid that would fly over people's heads.Retl, I agree that Rarity is a bit off in her dialog- I have a really hard time writing for her for some reason. Maybe because I don't know anyone like her in real life? I probably won't be doing a solo Rarity story any time soon…Glad to hear people enjoyed it. I don't plan on doing a continuation or follow up, but I'll let you guys know if that changes.

  23. Bronyboy says:

    This needs a sequel, NOW! Awesome story!

  24. Lucres says:

    @Bronyboy"D&D Ponies 2: Electric Scootaloo"

  25. Muffin says:

    Epic Shiiii-!Go forth and continue Derpy's epic quest!

  26. Dragonkind says:

    some friends of mine were playing D&D and they managed to kill and then loot the corpse of the guy who was setup to tell them where to go. Last I heard they were wandering around the port, looking for women and getting drunk in bars…

  27. Anonymous says:

    Oh man, I'm a fa/tg/uy by trade, and this story was great. The ogre wearing a muumuu because of Rarity had me in stitches, along with Fluttershy wanting to befriend all the monsters (Mr. Jiggly, oh man, classic). Applejack's feeble ye olde English was good too. And Rainbow Dash was the group's THAT GUY. Excellent.

  28. ultra8 says:

    Awesome story. I'm still wrapping my head around how the hell someone could tame a mindflayer, but if anyone could do it it would be Fluttershy.Rarity deffinately needs a bag of holding and Applejack made a perfect kill all very nice.Wasn't expecting a Mazes and Monsters reference.

  29. Sandman says:

    Oh, poor Spike, they are constantly ruining the dungeons. I bet they were 'this' close to him declaring, "Rocks fall, everyone dies."I lol'd at the Conan reference at the end with Derpy.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Wow, nobody has explained the end, it looks like.It was one of the more infamous D&D related deaths, some guy (who was already mentally unstable) was involved with playing D&D in the steam sewers under some town or something. He wound up having a really thin barrier between reality and fantasy, and either killed himself or tried to go on a rampage and was killed. Either way, he dead.SOMEBODY GO SAVE DERPY FROM HERSELF!

  31. Anonymous says:

    >Electric ScootalooI LOL'D SO HARD

  32. Anonymous says:

    The second part is amazing. Loved all the alternate titles, and all the little meta references, especially secret butt fun!

  33. Lovecraft says:

    Poor Twilight and Fluttershy, first time DMing is never easy.Can't wait to see how Rainbow handles the adventure next time, haha.

  34. Poultron says:

    I love you so much, Lucres. This owns and I can't even give constructive criticism for it because it is perfect.And for what it's worth, it's pretty hard to impress me.

  35. Anonymous says:

    This was just as good as the first part! Lookin' forward to more! Thank you for sharing this story with us!XD I can't wait to see Dash DM.

  36. Anonymous says:

    >mfw secret, but fun!

  37. Namagem says:

    This is brilliant. I can't wait for the third chapter. So much excelent write-friending going on.

  38. Anonymous says:

    I've only read the first part (since it's so late) and had to supress a fit of laughter when I realized Pinkie Pie was the bard. Can't wait to read part 2 tomorrow~~*KA*~

  39. Bramble Rose says:

    The kids playing D&D was just adorable… I think I would have preferred if their universe's D&D had allowed them to be ponies, and gryphons, and dragons, etc… perhaps having humans and dwarves as the bad guys!But really, it SO reminds me of playing D&D with lil' kids. They really are so precocious with their plans and ideas.

  40. Gig says:

    I need to know what Derpy did. I need it. Please write more.

  41. RommyWolf says:

    @Bramble RoseYeah, I think it would be more logical for a Pony D&D game to let them play as races of Ponies and perhaps Gryphons (Mature Dragons would be too big/powerful), rather then Humanoids.

  42. Lucres says:

    Thanks once again to everyone who commented. I'm consistently amazed and delighted by the reaction this goofy little story is getting, and I'll keep working hard to make future acts live up to your expectations.For the record, I know it's totally illogical that ponies would play a game as humans, but really, where's the fun in logic? I liked having Scoots point out how weird it all is.I'd also like to mention that I really enjoy hanging out in the comments bar in Google Docs and talking to readers, even if we don't necessarily talk about the story. I don't mention that I do that in the /co/ post, to try to avoid attracting trolls, but I plan on doing it after each chapter is posted. It reminds me of when we livechat during the episodes, and I get a kick out of hearing from you guys.Okay, back to work. This sucker isn't even half done yet, and it ain't writin' itself.

  43. Putuk says:

    “Yeah!” Scootaloo joined in, “Secret, but fun!”Oh, you!

  44. This is hilarious stuff! Please keep it up… it's wonderful.

  45. Retl says:

    I just finished reading the second part as a printed copy in bed last night and I had a good smile before bed. So coming back to say HEY NICE JOB and then seeing it bumped and having a new third part is kinda awesome.Now to download and print this one!

  46. OH GOD THE MEMES>Bad enough dudes>CSIAAAAHHH

  47. Prominence says:

    Hope they/you read the '100 things Pinkie Pie is not allowed to do in D&D anymore' list.Better yet, I hope they/you DIDN'T.

  48. Anonymous says:

    Brilliant. Take an internet and keep on doing what you're doing, good sir.

  49. Retl says:

    I've noticed that some of these updates (like this one) don't seem to post to Twitter. Any idea why that is?

  50. Anonymous says:

    “Secret, but fun!”I c what u did thar!

  51. I liked the first part I hope after the "sequel" is finished there is some sort of return to the "old" campaign. Pinkie Pies enterence in the second document (I not sure which part read it in one sitting.) was epic a great way for the character to appear with dramatic effect – and then forget about it because it is Pinkie Pie. ^_^

  52. Retl says:

    Oh no. XD After seeing how Pt. 6 leads in to what's coming up, I'm a little afraid to see how it ends. But I can't just stop reading it. It's too good.

  53. Muffin says:

    I can already tell that part 7 will be my favorite!

  54. Anonymous says:

    Geez, Dash, never have your DMPC overshadow the characters like that! Twilight would probably be an okay DM if she had some time to prepare. I actually liked Rarity's style, and Pinkie's games would be fun.

  55. Escrime says:

    Thoroughly entertaining…“Blimps don’t count.” said Sweetie Belle, not taking her eyes off the airship, “They’re too cool!”This bit in particular drew a laugh… probably more due to my other internet hangout where Airships have become something of a meme.

  56. Gentlemen, Derpy Hooves is up in this bitch!Aaaaaahh!

  57. Anonymous says:

    This just keeps getting better and better! I can't wait for the next update!

  58. donraj says:

    Absolutely hilarious. I'm eagerly awaiting the final installment.

  59. CupcakesNom says:

    The execution of this idea is just excellent. I never would have read this if it wasn't for the star rating system and all the comments, but I'm really glad I did!I don't know where the whole Japanese idea came from (Japonese? 😀 ) but it really did work well for Rarity. But Pinkie… best DM ever!

  60. Joe England says:

    Hah! That was great. Just like a real episode. Well done.

  61. Anonymous says:

    Double negative.just saiyan

  62. Anonymous says:

    All this is missing is a Pinkie Pie D&D related song. That was a most glorious read.~*KA*~

  63. Anonymous says:

    I'm assuming Lucky would be banned from the game. He'd be rolling 20's left and right.

  64. CupcakesNom says:

    And an awesome ending to wrap it up! Sweeeeet. This whole "updating to the front of the site" system works very, very well for catching the finales of great stories. ❤

  65. Malacoda says:

    I read it and laughed. It was a good and very funny fic. (I wish I could play a campaign with Rarity as my DM.)

  66. Lucres says:

    Whew, glad to have that finished. I only meant to do a few paragraphs for each DM, but it just kept on growing. Not sure if I'll end up doing another sequel eventually, since I feel like I've sort of exhausted this premise, but I felt that way after the first one too, so who knows. I think I'll have to give nerdponies a break and write about something else for a while. Maybe I'll take some requests or something. CupcakesNom, I got the idea for Rarity's bit from reading a bunch of Usagi Yojimbo comics and thinking, hey, Rarity might be into this. There's a bit of Okami in there too.Anon, I agree that a song would be cool, but I'm not much of a songsmith. Feel free to write your own, that would rule. Art would be awesome, too, but I feel weird about making artfriend requests based on my own work.Thanks again for the great comments. I keep acting all embarrassed when people complement me, but really, it's kept me going while I wrote this. I never could have made this as EPIC without knowing people were into it so much.

  67. Lucres says:

    Oh yeah, and don't forget to click on "End" at the end of Act 7 for a bonus act!It's a secret, so only tell everybody, okay?

  68. BronyMike says:

    Wow, that was a great ending.

  69. Anonymous says:

    Honestly you have the characters perfect. I can imagine them all as being "That DM" in each of their cases.Pinkie's actually reminded me of my groups campaigns. Abandon all seriousness for the sake of entertainment.

  70. Anonymous says:

    Damn you and your secret endings. I want to see a Luna/Gilda/Trixie game now.

  71. Pitalla says:

    This is really well written, I applaud the author. I shall continue reading it later on.

  72. Anonymous says:

    This is really well made. Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us.

  73. Anonymous says:

    ONE DOES NOT SIMPLY WALK INTO THE POST OFFICE

  74. Introbulus says:

    The best part about this story? DMs are actually like this. I…I think I'm probably something like Pinkie Pie, with just a little bit of Fluttershy as well. ._. …And I really want to be a part of that airship crew.

  75. falkampft says:

    I GM like Pinkie and I play like Rainbow Dash. What does it say about me D:

  76. Baree says:

    For anyone who knows the game this was masterfully written. Everything was familiar, everything was hilarious. Gosh darn it, I need a D&D group again.

  77. Kkat says:

    I want Rarity as a DM!

  78. Anonymous says:

    I don't usually read fanfics, but for some reason I decided to check this one out. Ended up reading the whole thing in one sitting and enjoyed every minute of it.

  79. Antiguo says:

    Epic. totally epic and so nerdy and respectful and well done. My respects. I loved the fact that you managed to put one of the most embarrasing and mean spirit event in the history of TableTop gaming and transformed it, in a very few sentences in a deep, meningful and plain Heartwarming event

  80. Anonymous says:

    Funny and charming story with a great ending. I have never played D&D but I still found this to be an enjoyable read.

  81. Chanticleer says:

    Poor Rarity, she just needs to start playing Legend of the Five Rings.

  82. Chanticleer says:

    Poor Rarity, she just needs to start playing Legend of the Five Rings.

  83. This is the best fanfic ever. You know why? "You can't just let Mr. Jiggly starve!" I had a pet slime once in game. ;_; Memories.I was laughing for real through all of this. I even applauded Applejack's natural 20. I love Rarity's reason for getting involved in playing. You mesh all their personalities into their characters so bloody well, it's beautiful. That's the only word to describe this. Bravo, 6 stars at least, looking forward to part 2!

  84. This is the best fanfic ever. You know why? "You can't just let Mr. Jiggly starve!" I had a pet slime once in game. ;_; Memories.I was laughing for real through all of this. I even applauded Applejack's natural 20. I love Rarity's reason for getting involved in playing. You mesh all their personalities into their characters so bloody well, it's beautiful. That's the only word to describe this. Bravo, 6 stars at least, looking forward to part 2!

  85. zeb516 says:

    I have no words for the awesomeness that is in this fan fic.Altough i wonder what would happen if they all played monopoly… *grabs pencil* Lets do this *sharpens pencil*

  86. zeb516 says:

    I have no words for the awesomeness that is in this fan fic.Altough i wonder what would happen if they all played monopoly… *grabs pencil* Lets do this *sharpens pencil*

  87. Anonymous says:

    who else knew that Hasbro owned the rights to the monster manual :O

  88. Anonymous says:

    who else knew that Hasbro owned the rights to the monster manual :O

  89. Anonymous says:

    @PaulGo to Dakkadakka.com and check out the "Ponies!?" thread. You'll like it.

  90. Nitro says:

    That picture… they're only using d6's. How?

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