• Newbie Artist Training Grounds: Day 14

    Game Night at Lyra and Bon Bon's edition. So. Tonight. Tonight is fun. Did you ever have family game night when you were growing up? I didn't. My parents and I were all kind of lazy, so we'd sit together on the couch and watch The Simpsons or Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? together. I mean, we'd play board games sometimes, but it was only ever a spur of the moment, once-and-done, oh my goodness why on earth did we think Monopoly would be fun kind of deal. So other than card games like Magic, I never really did much with the tabletop scene for a long time. It wasn't until college that I learned that there were games not made by Hasbro (oh, the irony!), and got sucked into things like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and more recently gems like Red Dragon Inn. You should see my collection. Between that and the video games, there's basically no room in my apartment. Anyway, ponies! 157 of them tonight!

    Time to do that boring thing again. Here's the submission guidelines. If anything breaks, shoot a line to phoe@equestriadaily.com and I will magically solve all of your problems with the unicorn magic I do not have. I outsource, you see.

    The Theme of the Day

    Draw a pony representing a famous myth or classic story.
    I've basically given up on this week being anything other than Crossover central, so why fight it? Let's inject a little class all up in this place! Draw me your triumphant samurai ponies, the heroic last stand of the Spartan Cloplites, Twilight Sparkle as Odin... you know, whatever you feel like. Okie Dokie, Loki!

    Suddenly I regret dropping my anecdote above the page break. Suddenly we're here and I have nothing to talk about. Uh... oh, how about these pictures? They're very nice pictures, I like them a lot. Can you believe we've been doing this for two weeks now? I can't. Keep going strong, everypony! You make me proud every night. Now then, it's time to roll the dice.

    1) By DiZaster321 (I need to figure out a way to remove Bon Bon from the equation without wracking myself with guilt.)

    2) By Blueberry Muffin (Silly Derpy, it's the Queen that's made of chocolate.)

    3) By eariesmile

    4) By Inspiration

    5) By Short Trip

    6) By Silent Oink (Ooh, metaphor!)

    7) By Kitty Tail (Look guys, a royal flush! And the suit is HEARTS!)

    8) By ChaosDrop

    9) By Thanqol

    10) By Doc New!Filly

    11) By Emerald Dust (To be clear, the artist does not believe Luna is Robin Williams.)

    12) By Brongaar

    13) By kjh242

    14) By Mellowbloom (Hey, she could ask you the same question, buddy.)

    15) By Konig

    16) By Fallin' Winter

    17) By Kyouhen (I can't fathom a universe in which she actually made that deck function. Pinkie strikes again!)

    18) By MHPayne

    19) By FoxOfWar (This is usually how this game goes for me. Sigh.)

    20) By PandaRoux

    21) By Amehdaus (Right on schedule.)

    22) By Easteu (Is Trixie the king, or do I have that backwards?)

    23) By MHPayne

    24) By devilTV100

    25) By TheBoyd

    26) By Saphin

    27) By Invidlord (Cheer up, Dashie. You can come play on my custom double-sized board. It's way more than 20% cooler.)

    28) By unholyhen

    29) By Mr.Paulsen

    30) By Smock (You... want to play a game? With me?)

    31) By Goggle Sparks

    32) By Midnight Shadow

    33) By Erthilo

    34) By heartbeatpony

    35) By Senkaplz

    36) By AwieUltra (Oh no! Australia!)

    37) By Mr. Wonko

    38) By Mister Bristle

    39) By Sherlock Hooves (I hate solitaire.)

    40) By nido Media

    41) By Alipes

    42) By Partition (The artist's story about childhood memories that surfaced during this drawing made me smile. Really sweet.)

    43) By Codename:Skittys

    44) By Daniel (danis2005) (Two Warmachine references and counting.)

    45) By PastelPony

    46) By Tabs (Board games? Board games.)

    47) By Lucky Charm

    48) By EssAeEm

    49) By Mere Jump (I'd stay in a hotel on the moon. Wouldn't you?)

    50) By Atlur (The funny thing here)

    51) By Ambrose (is that these)

    52) By Ori (weren't planned.)

    53) By ThatOnePegasus

    54) By Zach (Apples to Apples is a game I have fun with despite having no idea how to play.)

    55) By Erica C

    56) By The Obsessor (Guys? Those are... nevermind.)

    57) By Nullh

    58) By Knightly

    59) By Kitsune

    60) By Mockingbird (Strip Yahtzee, woo!)

    61) By Jdan-S

    62) By Chris (Board games. This is a different joke than before, but it's spelled the same.)

    63) By PenguinPlayer

    64) By badzerg

    65) By Doctor Whoof Fanatic (The crossovers just won't stop.)

    66) By Infinity

    67) By rich-tea

    68) By Andï

    69) By Anakah

    70) By DI-FL (Monopoly always ends in tears. ALWAYS.)

    71) By purpletrauma (Fluttershy, it's a figure of speech.)

    72) By Tarragon

    73) By Sierus

    74) By Dangereaux (I love this. So. Much.)

    75) By Gear X. Machina (Also this. For... unrelated reasons. Catch up submissions are the best.)

    76) By Rederik_Wood

    77) By kits

    78) By Neynt (2 xkcd references and counting.)

    79) By Taco Bandit (I don't think this is even catch up. I think I'm just being pandered to. I am ok with this.)

    80) By PinkiePied

    81) By Rraden

    82) By Luna

    83) By The Flying Tomato

    84) By Afentis (Invisible chess!)

    85) By Chromadancer (Somepony make this card set.)

    86) By toonboy92484

    87) By Spiritofthwwolf

    88) By Relias (In her memoirs, Twilight would reference this game as the moment she realized she'd lost control of her life.)

    89) By Buddy Vox

    90) By Pony Stark

    91) By Noisemaker111

    92) By Eliwood10 (Dash took lessons from Gary Gygax.)

    93) By Riokenn (It may not be how you play, but it's definitely how you win.)

    94) By Kuroi Tsubasa Tenshi

    95) By DJ Rainbow Dash (This is tragically hilarious.)

    96) By Doombah

    97) By Kapten-N (Trying to sneak in a comment) (Fall Weather Friends wasn't as well received in the alternate dimension.)

    98) By mmelvin420 (Mmyes. Quite.)

    99) By Neoridgeback (I've... actually run games like this. Don't judge me.)

    100) By Kt Kat (This is entirely too much fantastic for my one brain to handle.)

    101) By Prismatic Pretzel

    102) By vertlizardgirl

    103) By Tanman (That looks much more fun than the real game.)

    104) By T-Brony (Double entendres! Bro hoof, Celly!)

    105) By Dragon Rage

    106) By Scootaleo

    107) By StarStep

    108) By Lacrox (Well, it... kind of is.)

    109) By fetchbeer (The flood of Monkey Island references continues.)

    110) By Natry

    111) By Tenchi Outsuno

    112) By Da Chi

    113) By Immersa (I think Rarity would be really bad at this game. Lyra would get bored. I know, because I always do.)

    114) By Panda_Instinct

    115) By Starlite

    116) By Philith

    117) By darkursur

    118) By RaspleZS (And the squirrels are 0/1s. Fluttershy only played them to power her enchantment lockdown.)

    119) By Kelz

    120) By Spurs (Note to self: take a unicorn to Vegas.)

    121) By Djrk16 (Come to think of it, how am I not being sponsored for this?)

    122) By Drilltooth

    123) By Starlight Bolt

    124) By Sapphire

    125) By Leaf Growth

    126) By Rydel (Everypony knows a Risk player who is like this.)

    127) By A Terrible Person

    128) By rossy (That game never ever works.)

    129) By Kooldude

    130) By Jena-su (This is patently adorable.)

    131) By 8ftmetalhead

    132) By Zephire

    133) By MasterofRoku

    134) By Shockwave

    135) By Circuit Mane

    136) By Magnet

    137) By The Recliner

    138) By Thattagen (Wow, that would be a weird game.)

    139) By Jiyrath

    140) By Fox E:

    141) By nuclearsuplexattack (Didn't even consider this. Pinkie cheats...)

    142) By DJ RBDash

    143) By Lykan (you sunk my Derpyship!)

    144) By nekoneko

    145) By Pinkamena Pie

    146) By StarSongPony

    147) By djTeka

    148) By zorg

    149) By TapeDiggity

    150) By Frith

    151) By BronyQuest

    152) By Hawkeye92

    153) By Hawkeye92

    154) By Liska

    155) By Periphery

    156) By Eeful

    157) By C-tone

    158) By Uncle Leo

    159) By Jeff