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PONY'S QUEST Inept GM!5M5mKL2u3w 2663405[View All]

Welcome to yet another fucking CYOA!

Apologies in advance if this is the wrong board, but /site/ gave conflicting answers; a quick look around makes me think this board is the one where my particular brand of game will work best. Maybe.

What do I mean by 'my particular brand?' Well, Pony's Quest is not writing-centric due to the fact that I am a very poor writer. Instead, I put together images with custom sprites to show how the story is progressing. How the story progresses, as you might have guessed, is up to you... except during cutscenes. Due to something sufficiently awesome happening, or simply due to one picture not being enough to smoothly represent what you've commanded, there will be times when I post multiple pictures in a row and your commands will do nothing. I will preface such events whenever I can and I will try to avoid railroading, but this might not always be possible.

The other reason I came here instead of, say, /anon/ is because PQ is typically pretty work-safe. I'm not saying nothing mature ever happens; I'm just being honest. Even if something NC-17 does happen, tiny sprites aren't very expressive to begin with.

So, how to play PQ? Well, there's not really any rules - just a few general guidelines:

1. To progress the story, just give a command in your post and, if others agree with you (or if nobody else is around), it'll be done in the next pic, at which point the cycle continues. Commands should be kept simple, which basically just means 'Please don't make an entire paragraph outlining your four-point battle strategy against a few timberwolves."

2. Speaking of battle, when you are fighting enemies, I'll be using a D6 to determine how well you do. This is mostly to balance OP characters like Twilight and Rainbow Dash, who can pretty much one-shot or instantly escape from even boss-level threats with ease. The higher the roll, the better your command will turn out.

3. As you may have guessed by the name and artstyle, PQ is inspired by old Sierra-type adventure games like the King's Quest series. This means that, while the story won't be linear, making the wrong command will likely get you hurt or killed, typically in a manner you might deem 'unfair.' For example, a somewhat famous cause of death in the first PQ from back on /mlp/ was teleporting onto a cloud as Twilight... and promptly falling through the cloud and snapping her neck. No health bar, no do-over, instant death. Depending on the quest, death may be negligible, reversible, or permanent; I'll let you know early on which is the case, depending upon the story.


This is a CYOA that uses (not terrible) MSPaint drawfaggotry instead of writefaggotry and that progresses via democratic suggestion instead of gets or whatever other traditional -chan methods there are.

In the next post, I'll summarize the different stories you can pick from. Yes, you literally choose your own adventure, before the game even begins.
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We save Rarity, that's what!

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 3242667

but she ded...


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We will find a way! We have the Lord of Hell right here, and we're in good with the God of Chaos and the Princess of Magic. We can defeat death itself!

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 3242679

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but at what cost?
At what cost?

Anonymous 3244592

Yeah, that kind of thing usually doesn't go very well.

Ask what happened to Rarity and whether we can leave now.

Inept!lLgai.dPso 3244827

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!idiotic5E2 3245771

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Behold! my really terrible attempt to make illustrate my suggestion


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I do not accept this.

Anonymous 3247578

Politely ask him whether he would indeed tell the princesses that we are innocent.

Also, perhaps we should ask who wrote our file and how these conclusions were reached.

!idiotic5E2 3247833

if celestia or luna are required to grant a pardon,
do they also make the decision to sentencing someone to tartarus?
I couldn't see celestia or luna being the one to send spike here without a very clear and indisputable reason [?]or maybe being corrupted by some evil magic[/?]

Inept!lLgai.dPso 3247847

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The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 3247879

"Oh, I found it on a dead poni. This genie guy really wanted it though so it must be important. Actually I think that poni died trying to keep it from him.

I also have a skull."

!idiotic5E2 3247907

and boot with horseshoes on the bottom as well

Inept!lLgai.dPso 3250215

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Anonymous 3250254


The pony had a blue coat and light mane, white or slightly pink. It looked like it fell out of the sky, and recently since I don't remember any signs of decomposition. It lay on it's belly, hind legs and right foreleg spread out, left foreleg nowhere to be seen.

>>3143195 For reference.


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She was dark blue with a white mane. She was also an Earth pony, or OP didn't draw in her wings or horn. Also, she may have been a blankflank. It looked like she crashed through a tree, so I named her Crashpone. I think the meanie genie might have had something to do with it. He's the one who froze the river and he really wanted the amulet. I didn't want to just leave her there, so I did my best to, uhm, well I burnt her so the angry bird wouldn't eat her. It's kind of been a crazy day. I couldn't really dig her a grave; my claws don't seem to put a scratch in the ground here. I guess that's so all the baddies can't escape, huh? Too bad it keeps us innocent dragons in here too. In addition to the amulet thingy, she had a tinderbox and three bits. I took the bits because I thought maybe I could do some bartering. I don't know why I took the tinderbox, considering I pretty much am a tinderbox. I've sort of been taking everything I see. I think this plate might have been her's too, though I don't know why she only had two boots. Ponies usually wear four boots. I found all those in a house, and it might have been her house. At least I didn't meet anyone else down there.

!idiotic5E2 3250295

these sum it up really well

Inept!lLgai.dPso 3254728

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Inept!lLgai.dPso 3254730

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Might want to bring a few marshmallows

!idiotic5E2 3257586

this sounds really dangerous
spike will probably end up dead if he tries to help but I don't see any other way of advancing the story

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 3257832

"We killed the guy who killed her though."

Anonymous 3259648

this. probably a waste of time to send an army in to apprehend a dead guy.

Inept!lLgai.dPso 3259884

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Inept!lLgai.dPso 3259886

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Can any of these things you're talking about get Rarity back? Because I feel we're getting off track. Maybe we should show him the thing we got when meanie genie died. I like to think it's his soul. Or maybe a Dragonball.

Haydes. That's cute.

Anonymous 3260444

I don't think rarity is going to come back
let's stop beating that dead horse and find a new mare to be the subject of affection


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I still refuse to accept this. If we're not going to work towards Rarity, I'm leaving. I'm not abandoning her. I only did that dumb water thing because I thought it would bring us closer to her.

!idiotic5E2 3260581

if we can save rarity I don't think that will happen until the end of this quest


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I thought the water was the quest.

!idiotic5E2 3261537

we got the water but the story is still going
unless this is the epilogue

Anonymous 3263261

When they're finally done talking, ask if you can help somehow. If you're stuck down here, might as well do something productive.
I would prefer having some time to discuss the numerous questions that have piled up, but if there's an emergency, we shouldn't waste time.

The story is definitely still going, we simply completed a fetch quest. Which game would only have a single quest this short?

So how many new entries does your sweetie folder have after the latest episode?

Inept!lLgai.dPso 3263481

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Good, Styx. Back to the underworld, one step closer to Rarity.

What exactly is the Nect? Twilight never let me read the books on Nectromancy.

None. I'm a very lazy pony. 700 or so is enough anyways. I already can't find the ones I'm looking for half the time, unless it's one of my usual 50 or so.

Anonymous 3263795

Ask what the Nect is and what it's function is, also where it is in Styx and how to get there. Also ask if we can get company.

Should've given them descriptions instead of only numbers :^)

Inept!lLgai.dPso 3265513

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The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 3265526

do you perhaps have some socks that need folding?


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Haha, that's a good one. You almost had me for a minute. And it's guarded by a 40 foot monster not even you can control, to keep it safe from yourself right? Now really, what's the Nect Magis?

Anonymous 3267554

Ask whether it affects your ability to send letters (objects?) to Celestia via your fire and if no, whether you should send some sort of notice to inform the princess about the recent developments.

>a giant skeleton
>needing socks

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 3267644

Well his daughter is not a skellington
nor are the guards

!idiotic5E2 3268733

so how does spike get there?
will spike need rebreather, gas mask, or protective clothing in the poisonous swamp?
also is the band Styx going to be there? and if so would anyone care if they went missing? just being hypothetical of course

Anonymous 3270045

ask him if there's anything more exciting to do than busywork.

Inept!lLgai.dPso 3270201

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The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 3270321

Alright alright.

Lets go to the armory

!idiotic5E2 3270380

explain to haydes about how you're really good at being a domestic
go into excruciating detail of how you would keep golden oak library in order, twilights' organizational system for everything, and share a few embarrassing stories about the times twilight and her friends would have private parties and do things with each other that special some ponies would do with each other
recount that one time rarity was over for drinks and nearly raped you


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Okay, okay... Don't get your blanket in a knot. I'm going.

Anonymous 3270895

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Anonymous 3271773

revoting for >>3267554

Inept!lLgai.dPso 3271962

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!idiotic5E2 3272079

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