So yeah, we were shooting the breeze about D&D adaptations, new systems, and the upcoming D&D 4th edition, slated for 2011. Except Will forgot to check the date on the article, meaning that what he was reading was the 2001 April Fool's Joke.
I brought up last year's joke, the d20 My Little Ponies RPG.
And, of course, us being us, the following conversation happened.
Will: Okay, we get it, I'm a n00b that can't read dates.
Kevin: We love you. Seriously, though, I'd play My Little Ponies.
Will: On a side note, I REALLY want a Stainless Steel Solitare in KoL.
Linn: <3 I mean, dude, all Unicorns get TWO abilities. Right off!
Will: I'm secure enough in my masculinity to play it, I just don't want to.
Kevin: I'll stat up a femme-Beholder.
Will: I can't see it as being..you know, that concept that all gaming is ment to embrace?
Will: Oh yeah, fun.
Kevin: Will, come on. There will be explosions.
Kevin: Just, y'know, sparkley ones.
Linn: Glittery, even. *ninja*
Will: How? how will MLP dnd have explosions?!
Kevin: Ever seen the aftermath of a Care Bear Stare?
Will: That's not an explosion.
Kevin: When more than one bear is involved, it is.
Will: There is not kinetic energy in that equation.
Kevin: And what about the other animals?
Linn: *dies giggling*
Ian: If Marty were playing a DnD MLP, he'd find a way to include explosions.
Will: If we were to play such a game, I would be a Wilder pony. My magics would make rainbows bleed.
Linn: Or would you just bleed rainbows?
Linn: All things considered, Marty exists in the MLP canon. His name was Nightshade.
Will: MLP gaming would consist of Delievering mashmellows to the daisy people of sharing glen, or other noxiously cute tasks.
Linn: oh, shit no. The TV series had some damn creepy subject matters.
Kevin: There was fighting in My Little Ponies.
Kevin: See, back then, cartoons weren't afraid to have dark undertones.
Will: I cannot imagine a MLP fighting.
Linn: Most of the fighting consisted of dodging and running around, but there was fighting.
Kevin: Okay. Will.
Kevin: Ever been kicked by a horse?
Linn: The Big Brothers were particularly good at hitting things and making them fall down.
Will: No, I have the good sense to aviod the buggers.
Kevin: See the size of a normal horse's hoof, in comparison to their body?
Kevin: Look at the proportions of an MLP hoof.
Kevin: You do NOT want to be kicked with one of those things.
Kevin: And unicorns often gore people.
Linn has left the room.
Will: Unicorns Gore people alright. If by People you mean "Virgins", and Gore you mean "sexxors"
Kevin: You haven't read the Narnia series, then.
Kevin: Unicorns frequently kill people.
Will: I've read it.
Linn has been invited.
Ian: Only Will would see a uniron's horn as a phallic symbol.
Linn has entered the room.
Linn: Stories in the canon: paint that possesses anything it's used on, a extra dimension that sucks in unicorns and enslaves them...
Linn: ...a witch who leeches youth and strength from others and hypnotizes them into never knowing she's doing it...
Will: Unicorn = sexxors.
Will: Look it up.
Kevin: Symbolically, it means either virgin girls or homosexual boys.
Kevin: They're not always written symbolically, though.
Kevin: Hagrid teaches of the dangers of angering a unicorn, and in Narnia they are efficient warrior-steeds.
Linn: Somehow, I can't see Buttons sexxoring anyone.
Will: Sometimes a Beholder is just a Beholder, and not a metaphr for Big Brother, huh?
Kevin: Horns are SHARP.
Kevin: Pretty much.
Kevin: A cigar is just a cigar, except when it's a penis.
Linn: Granted, MLP unicorns had rather blunt horns...