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MLP:45E - Artifacts of Equestria

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Here it is, the first draft of Artifacts of Equestria!  This is a 40-page book of magic items for use with MLP:45E - the 5th-edition Dungeons and Dragons adaptation for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

10/1/16: Version 0.90 released
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This is amazing!
cheezedoodle96's avatar
I should get around to updating this...
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Totally! Could I use this for an DND campaign?
cheezedoodle96's avatar
That's what they're for!
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Awesome!
EbonyManta's avatar
Trying to download the PDF delivers a 404 error.
cheezedoodle96's avatar
Are you using firefox? It doesn't support PDF by default like chrome and edge do, so you may need to use one of those browsers to download the files.
EbonyManta's avatar
Yeah, but the main MLP:45E book and the Roleplaying in Equestria book worked fine once I tried to download them, so I didn't consider it a factor. I will try using another browser, though.
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Let me know how it goes!
EbonyManta's avatar
I never did tell you how it went, did I? Worked fine with Chrome, downloaded it. Hmm, I should check to see if there are updates - the version of the base rules I had downloaded a while back, was obviously written before Changeling Orphans became canon. XD
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Huzzah! We finally got it!
Next session will be a treasure hunt in a pirate island. Unicorn Amulets shall be provided for non-unicorns.

Or not.
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I love how well you've managed to blend "pony" into the D&D 5e system. The items look fantastic so far, even the teaser items at the end have my curiosity going. I'm playing a Unicorn yearling in our current 5e game (for balance, the yearling doesn't have any of the 5e Monster Manual Unicorn stats -- it's basically a human in terms of stats in a unicorn shape...)

We have some odd characters from various media in the house-rule game. Another character is playing a neko goblin (cute cat-eared goblin). Next campaign I hope to persuade everyone to do a full MLP45E game.
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Woo hoo!

And I checked DA right after getting back from running my first session of Courage is Magic with my group, so I'm stoked for tomorrow, when I'll be checking out what's in this release!  ^-^

Party composition for the first time out:

Pegasus Spirit of Loyalty
Pegasus Spirit of Archaeology
Bat Pony Spirit of Shadows
Baby Dragon Spirit of Embers
Griffon Spirit of Contest
Diamond Dog Spirit of Contest

In retrospect, selecting a pack of eight Timber Wolves probably wasn't challenging enough for the group (only one of them managed to receive enough Stamina damage to take a hit to his Life Points), but it made for an excellent tutorial session for how their various powers worked.
cheezedoodle96's avatar
Interesting group. I'm not familiar with those classes. Are you using this with a different game? Hopefully it's easy to convert, or gives some ideas!
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Courage is Magic is a project headed by LittleLunaMoonMatron

The current work in progress:
littlelunamoonmatron.deviantar…

and the older version:
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I realized *after* I made the post that your supliment was for MLP:4E and not Courage is Magic. Although CiM has D&D4E at it's base and is set in the MLP:FiM setting, it's a bit modified for faster play (having only four stats on a 4, 3, 2, 2 build system, with two stats getting a +1 depending on the race chosen, and total of ten levels, and a flat, level based progression of Life and Stamina points).

Still, since it was designed to be used *with* D&D4E, it is very easy to convert MLP4E stuff for its use. Especially since equipment, weapons, and magic items are one of the areas where CiM kind of falls flat.

To be honest, I'm kind of blending your game with CiM, using the levels and powers sets of CiM with the much better thought out equipment and weapon structure of MLP4E to create the right balance of quick set-up (required to get more than just two of my gaming group to even *consider* trying a game set in the MLP setting) with the more familiar support infrastructure they are used to from other game settings.

Maybe, once I've gotten them sufficiently invested in the *setting*, I'll be able to get them interested in rolling up characters for a straight MLP4E campaign.   ^-^
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Heh, interesting. I had heard of it before but never read it. Well whichever way you go I hope everyone enjoys the game.
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Well, the guy playing the griffon played up the fact that (by group head cannon based on the diet of mythological griffons) griffons once used to EAT ponies. Not that his character actually did so - he just kept mentioning it in casual conversation whenever food was brought up.

And the guy playing the baby dragon, upon receiving a reward from the ponied they had just recued from the timber wolves), said "Hey, cool! Snacks!" And then proceeded to eat every gem he had just been given before anybody could stop him.

And everyone agreed to go ahead and use Nocternus instead of Bat Pony for the actual race name, as calling them Bat Ponies sounded a bit like as if people called Pegessi Bird Ponies.

Oh, and my homebrew name replacement for shuriken (steel feathers) got one of the players a bonus magical effect when he called me out for misspelling it on his sheet as Steal Feathers. So I permitted a roll to see if it had an actual magical effect. He now has a magical weapon that, once thrown, will magically reappear back in its pouch. If it hits a viable target (one that actually has something that can be stolen), there is a 20% chance that a random qualifying item on the target will vanish to reappear somewhere on the person who threw the Steal Feather.
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