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Post  Zarhon on Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:31 pm

Time to invent new utilities! Keep in mind, this will probably be FULL OF SPOILERS. So mark them as such.

Season 3 utilites:
Hero(ic) throw - Daily [magic]
Choose a location/direction you can see, between 100 and 1000 yards, and one of your allies. You throw them with perfect accuracy towards it, at 20 times their normal speed, and allow them to use an utility of their choice for free/regardless of daily limit at target location. The ally is unharmed unless he wishes to attempt to crash violently, which will stun them and anything within 50yrds for a minute.

Crystal Coat -daily
You cause your coat to shine like that of a crystal pony, lifting the spirits of you and others. You shine brightly enough to provide light and affect your next two rolls:
- Assist checks do not need confirmation rolls and gain a +2 bonus.
- Skill checks allow you to toss coins until you lose a toss. You gain a +2 bonus for each consecutive coin toss.
- Persuasion and endurance checks gain a +5 bonus.
- Stealth checks gain a -10 penalty.

Crystal Aura
Prerequisite: Crystal Coat
Your Crystal Coat ability affects all allies, gains an additional use per day, and offers you a personal +5 bonus to it.


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Re: Season 3 utility talents!

Post  Appkes on Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:01 pm

Heroic throw is OP - its basically a magic point that can stun people and be handed around.
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Post  Doc pseudopolis on Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:43 pm

I think separate the throw into 3: the throw itself, the free utility upon being thrown and the stun. With the latter two requiring the first as a prerequisit.

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Re: Season 3 utility talents!

Post  Zarhon on Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:49 pm

I think I'll get rid of the stun then.

Hero(ic) throw - Daily [magic]
Choose a location/direction you can see and one of your allies. You throw them with perfect accuracy towards it, at 20 times their normal speed, and allow them to use an utility of their choice for free/regardless of daily limit at target location. The ally is unharmed from the landing.
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Re: Season 3 utility talents!

Post  Masterweaver on Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:29 pm

Don't forget Sombra's crystal spell/gaseous form. Even if they're evil, some peeps will want them.

Also Twilight's gravity spell. That should be neat.

....Actually, should we make the Crystal ponies a race? It appears that they are a race, although the shiney can be temporarily given to non-crystal ponies.

((On a side note, I'm totally making Gak pony the daughter of Sombra in my prequel origin of Sombra fic.))
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Post  AProcrastinatingWriter on Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:24 pm

The Crystal Ponies don't seem that different than other ponies - they just have a special artifact that gives their skin a nice glossy coating!

Spoiler:
Might as well ask here, since this isn't really worthy of creating a new topic - could someone briefly explain the 'gak' meme to me in spoilers so we don't interrupt the main thrust of this topic? I'm afraid I've been out of touch with certain aspects of the fandom for quite a few months now - though I am about to get back into the swing of things again, I hope.
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Re: Season 3 utility talents!

Post  elfowlgirl on Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:37 pm

AProcrastinatingWriter wrote:The Crystal Ponies don't seem that different than other ponies - they just have a special artifact that gives their skin a nice glossy coating!

Spoiler:
Might as well ask here, since this isn't really worthy of creating a new topic - could someone briefly explain the 'gak' meme to me in spoilers so we don't interrupt the main thrust of this topic? I'm afraid I've been out of touch with certain aspects of the fandom for quite a few months now - though I am about to get back into the swing of things again, I hope.

Spoiler:
Basically, during one of the commercial breaks during the season premiere there were two double-commercials for Gak, and it kind of caught on.
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Re: Season 3 utility talents!

Post  Jason Shadow on Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:56 am

Masterweaver wrote:....Actually, should we make the Crystal ponies a race? It appears that they are a race, although the shiney can be temporarily given to non-crystal ponies.

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. Not only are they an actual, legitimate race, but a new, canon pony species - and hey, if hippogriffs can get in despite not actually appearing in the show, then I think crystal ponies are more than qualified. I'd be extremely surprised if there wasn't at least a little interest in developing crystal pony characters...

AProcrastinatingWriter wrote:The Crystal Ponies don't seem that different than other ponies - they just have a special artifact that gives their skin a nice glossy coating!

To quote Twilight, "King Sombra's spell must be why their coats aren't... crystal-y." And even while under the effects of that spell, the crystal ponies still have mane and eye details that are nonstandard compared to the other pony races. I think the different aesthetic fairly strongly implies that crystal ponies are meant to be a separate race (or at the very least an earth pony subspecies)...

Oh, and so long as we're listing utility ideas, may I suggest a magic-nullification one, similar to what Sombra used on Shining Armor? I can see that coming in handy...
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Re: Season 3 utility talents!

Post  AProcrastinatingWriter on Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:01 am

On the one hand, good points,

But on the other none of those differences seem like enough to justify an entirely new race with new racial abilites, etc.
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Re: Season 3 utility talents!

Post  Philadelphus on Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:43 am

Since the gravity spell is what really caught my attention for this episode:

Artificial Gravity – 5/day
Caster and up to five willing allied creatures within reach have gravity reversed for them for 5 minutes, falling up instead of down. The caster may freely cancel the spell early.
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Re: Season 3 utility talents!

Post  Masterweaver on Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:17 am

AProcrastinatingWriter wrote:On the one hand, good points,

But on the other none of those differences seem like enough to justify an entirely new race with new racial abilities, etc.

We made Buffalo, and they only appeared for, like, one episode. And a Discord cameo. Heck, there's an actual robot race in here now, not just a joke template. We're still working on the sheep and pigs though.

Actually, should we make sheep a race now, with the crystal petting zoo?

Philadelphus wrote:Since the gravity spell is what really caught my attention for this episode:

Artificial Gravity – 5/day
Caster and up to five willing allied creatures within reach have gravity reversed for them for 5 minutes, falling up instead of down. The caster may freely cancel the spell early.

I think we should make it "Gravity pulls in the direction caster wants" for wall walking shenanigans.
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Re: Season 3 utility talents!

Post  Zarhon on Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:03 pm

added a bunch of talents/racials to the crystal pony race thread. Very Happy

Also, another utility I thought up from Pinkie Pie!

Perfect Personal Pony Parody:

Perfect Personal Pony Parody - 3/day
Prerequisite: Art of the Dress
You craft a single, flawless, perfect "full body suit" of a pony-sized creature. The disguise is detailed and realistic enough to fool any creature and even spells or machines, and works equally well for any race wearing it. Eye color, cutie marks and any unknown details are included in the disguise, but it doesn't allow you to mimic a specific creature's voice. Creatures cannot roll to discern the disguise unless its wearer acts suspiciously or talks in a voice uncharacteristic to the depicted creature.
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Re: Season 3 utility talents!

Post  Appkes on Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:22 pm

A 3/day for the powered up version of a Magic talent?
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Re: Season 3 utility talents!

Post  AProcrastinatingWriter on Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:40 pm

Masterweaver wrote:
AProcrastinatingWriter wrote:On the one hand, good points,

But on the other none of those differences seem like enough to justify an entirely new race with new racial abilities, etc.

We made Buffalo, and they only appeared for, like, one episode. And a Discord cameo. Heck, there's an actual robot race in here now, not just a joke template. We're still working on the sheep and pigs though.

Well firstly I have not heard anything about an official non-joke robot race, that's neat! Where can I find it?

And secondly: I didn't say that the crystal ponies only appeared once. I said that it didn't seem like there were enough differences between them and regular ponies to justify a new race.
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Post  Masterweaver on Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:42 pm

It's not so much "official" as "A serious take" but here you go.
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Post  AProcrastinatingWriter on Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:44 pm

Masterweaver wrote:It's not so much "official" as "A serious take" but here you go.

Neat! Very Happy
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Post  Zarhon on Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:43 am

A for Appkes wrote:A 3/day for the powered up version of a Magic talent?

Yes, as it requires said talent as a prerequisite and makes only a single disguise per use. Three charges can disguise only up to three ponies, which is usually only half the group.

I realize that I haven't actually put a time/preparation/combat limitation on the disguise, though...

Perfect Personal Pony Parody - Revised:

Perfect Personal Pony Parody - 3/day
Prerequisite: Art of the Dress
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Duration: 2 hour

You craft a single, flawless, perfect "full body suit" of a pony-sized creature. The disguise is detailed and realistic enough to fool any creature and even spells or machines, and works equally well for any race wearing it. Eye color, cutie marks and any unknown details are included in the disguise, but it doesn't allow you to mimic a specific creature's voice. Creatures cannot roll to discern the disguise unless its wearer acts suspiciously or talks in a voice uncharacteristic to the depicted creature. If the user enters combat or takes damage from any source whilst wearing it, the suit is ripped and falls apart.

Alternately, the PPPP talent could be altered to simply act as an direct upgrade to "art of the dress", creating perfect disguises:

Perfect Personal Pony Parodies - Upgrade version:

Perfect Personal Pony Parodies
Prerequisite: Art of the Dress
When using Art of the Dress, the disguise is now detailed and realistic enough to fool any creature and even spells or machines, and works equally well for any race wearing it. Eye color, cutie marks and any unknown details are included in the disguise, but it doesn't allow you to mimic a specific creature's voice. Creatures cannot roll to discern the disguise unless its wearer acts suspiciously or talks in a voice uncharacteristic to the depicted creature. If the user enters combat or takes damage from any source whilst wearing it, the suit becomes ripped/flawed, losing the benefits of this utility. [/u]



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Re: Season 3 utility talents!

Post  Philadelphus on Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:58 pm

Masterweaver wrote:
Philadelphus wrote:Since the gravity spell is what really caught my attention for this episode:

Artificial Gravity – 5/day
Caster and up to five willing allied creatures within reach have gravity reversed for them for 5 minutes, falling up instead of down. The caster may freely cancel the spell early.

I think we should make it "Gravity pulls in the direction caster wants" for wall walking shenanigans.
Ooo, good idea! I like that. Revision time!

Artificial Gravity – 3/day
Caster and up to five willing allied creatures within reach have gravity pull on them in a direction the caster specifies for the next 5 minues. The caster may freely cancel the spell early at any time.
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Post  Masterweaver on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:12 pm

Duplicate Magic point. Prereq: It's Witchcraft.
You create a clone of yourself with exactly one less horse sense. The GM controls this clone; while it has your personality, it has none of your memories.

I dunno, too much? More restrictions?

Transmorgifi-- oh wait, we already have an apple to oranges spell, right? Dur.
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Post  Zarhon on Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:50 pm

From the newest episode, based off what Sweetie Belle mentioned...

Emergency Edible Equipment - 3/day
Preparation Time: 1 Minute
Craft a single, simple, non-magical object you can hold with one hoof, using any fresh (non-rotten or spoiled) edible substance you have available (edible dye, meat, vegetables, fruits... Anything typical creatures eat). The object will function as if it was made of a hard/durable/appropriate material for it, but only for the first 5 minutes after being made (for example, a jacket made out of celery will act as though it was made of durable textile). Afterwards, the object acts based on what edible material it was made of (meaning it may break apart, rot, be fragile, etc... The object may still be functional if the material is good enough). Once its duration expires, or when the user chooses, they may re-use its materials to eat them, or make a different object. Multiple uses of this utility prolongs the items duration (2 uses = 10 minutes).
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Post  LoganAura on Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:54 pm

Super cute soda drinking
gain a +10 to convince sompony you're innocent.

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Post  Zarhon on Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:46 pm

Deliciously Delectable Doohickey - 1/day
Preparation Time: Up to 2 hours
Prerequisite: Emergency Edible Equipment
You create a contraption, of similar rules to Create Crazy Contraption, with the following exceptions:
- You must choose an edible material to build the device from (e.g. chocolate). You do not need to have this material available.
- The craft acts as though it was made of optimal material, for a duration proportional to time spent making it (10 mins prep time = 10 mins stability). Afterwards, it acts as though it was made of its chosen material (and may subsequently become useless or fall apart).
- Any damage or physical trauma caused to it reduces the duration it remains stable, or may immediately make it fall apart (DM's discretion).
- The craft, whilst stable or otherwise, also gains an attribute unique to the chosen edible substance, in addition to its time-limited stability. For instance, making a vehicle out of bubble gum will make it very elastic/rubbery/bouncy/capable of being inflated, and still remain tough enough to deflect a sharp projectile.
- The contraption can feed one pony for every 5 minutes spent making the vehicle, using its chosen edible material.
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Post  Philadelphus on Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:57 am

Alright, let the new ideas begin!

Water-Walking – 5/day
Target creature may walk on water for the next 15 minutes.
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Post  LoganAura on Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:08 pm

Age Spell: 2 Magic Points
Target creature becomes the age you choose.

Spell number 63: 2 Magic Points
Target Creature is considered the opposite Race.

Clone Spell: 2 Magic Points
Target Creature is split in two for 15 Minutes.

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Post  tygerburningbright on Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:11 pm

63 and clone are a bit under powered for 2 magic points
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