#1 By: Cory Doctorow, August 9th, 2013 10:02
#2 By: Bersl, August 9th, 2013 10:21
Before you don't-ask:
Yes, there are several fanfics of ponies playing D&D.
#3 By: newliminted, August 9th, 2013 10:29
Cute kid. It's wonderful to see parents sharing the treasures of gaming with their children. Keep the dice rolling!
#4 By: Mark K, August 9th, 2013 11:05
Cool, I could cast a fireball and free the world from My Little Pony.
#5 By: chriscoreline, August 9th, 2013 11:09
This is adorable. But i was kind of hoping for a battle report.
BoingBoing again proves that beneath all the layers of 'world is doooomed' blog-o-news there is still a directory of wonderful things.
#6 By: Jayson Elliot, August 9th, 2013 11:21
This warms my heart like you wouldn't believe. Great start to my Friday.
#7 By: Phasma Felis, August 9th, 2013 11:21
I came here to say "In before some bitter jerk trying to turn a heartwarming story of family fun into a chance to moan about bronies," but it looks like I was too slow.
Here's a fun exercise for geeks: come up with a general reason why adult MLP fans are bad that isn't "it's for kids!" (nice Transformers/G.I. Joe/Ninja Turtles/Lego/superhero fandom you've got there) or "it's for girls!" (misogynist much?)
#9 By: Bob White, August 9th, 2013 11:47
My Kid has thousands(well a lot) of MLP mini's. totally going to do this this afternoon. The challenge is keeping a 5yr old to the rules.
#10 By: Mac McAnally, August 9th, 2013 11:50
My Little Pony: Users are Magic?
#11 By: Mindy Clegg, August 9th, 2013 12:11
I'll have to share this with my own MLP:FIM fan and see what she thinks. I'll bet she'll want to run a game like NOW....
#12 By: Celeste Agnes, August 9th, 2013 13:17
Great idea! I need to try this with my daughter; it'll have to be with Pocoyo characters instead.
#13 By: John Smith, August 9th, 2013 14:55
I like making fun of them because their fandom is goofy as hell. The show's alright, though.
#14 By: Shane_Simmons, August 9th, 2013 15:26
Does this make Anita Sarkeesian a bitter jerk? MLP made the horrible decision to make Twilight Sparkle a princess! Once it was pointed out that "princess" means something different in the Faust MLP universe, she said that it was because of the implication that she now had undeserved power over others.
I really dig her concept for "Legend Of The Last Princess," though. If she ever does another Kickstarter campaign and tries to fund developing that, I might be persuaded to contribute. This is coming from someone who has serious reservations about her critique of videogames.
#15 By: Phasma Felis, August 9th, 2013 16:43
All fandoms are goofy as hell. I mean, have you seen geeks? We hang around convention centers in ridiculous, ill-fitting costumes while arguing about which fictional character would win in a fight and paying top dollar for any cheap mass-produced crap with the right logo on it. I've done it all, and loved it. I don't think the rest of us really have any room to call Bronies weird.
#16 By: Phasma Felis, August 9th, 2013 17:04
I haven't seen Sarkeesian's commentary on MLP. I'm willing to be she didn't post it in a barely-related comment thread on somebody else's blog, though.
#17 By: Cory Doctorow, August 14th, 2013 10:02
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