With the hiatus still barreling before us for another few months, there are a few options to keep involved with ponyland out there. The MLP CCG has been trucking along with multiple expansions and tournaments all over the world, but quite a few either first time CCG players or casual folks are still a bit intimidated by the rules. We now have a quick access guide to getting into it, with step by step instructions for your first game, along with bullet points for every type of card.
This primer also includes a set of printable cards, along with all the necessary bells and whistles to run a short mock game. If there was ever a time to learn to play, this is it right here.
Head on over here to check it out!
Author: Spinel Stride
Description: Magical Mystery Cure showed us what happened when the Mane Six had their destinies swapped. But what if that's not what happened? What if they got their timelines merged with another world where those were their destinies? What if, in one of those alternate timelines, Twilight Sparkle was captain of the Wonderbolts, and everything worked out even better? What if, in one of those alternate timelines, Twilight Sparkle was an alcoholic farmer, and everything fell apart? What if those two met, with the rest of their similarly-altered friends?
Ends of the Spectrum
Additional Tags: Destiny Swap Times Six
Onlyfactory may have banned pony plushies from their fan recommendation store, but China is a persistent beastie, and the plushies are being pumped onto ebay regardless. I don't know who asked for Snips here, but he's totally a thing. Honestly if you turned him white he'd make a good ponified version of that snow man from Frozen I forgot the name of.
Expect to see these appear on eBay, seedy websites and random convention vendors in the future!
Get a bunch of images below.
Ooh, the big 10. What fledgling series of posts. I wonder how far the SFM models will take us in 2015?
Start with some GREAT AND POWERFUL BENDER, and get a bunch of other crossovers and general pony goodness below, 3D art style.
The Great and Powerful Bender
Celestia is under appreciated. Look how cute she is with her sunny sun thing. Imagine if she dropped it. You wouldn't want that would you? So start appreciating her.
Get some Trance in the firsts lot, followed by a soft piano song in the second. Both below.
1.) Nicolas Dominique - Playing with Sunrays (Instrumental - Trance)
2.) Megabyte Brony & Dusk Quill - Say My Name (Seeds of Kindness 4) (Vocal - Piano)
Alright, time for a break from the Christmas/holiday stuff. It's Chrysalis time. She hasn't headered anything in forever anyway.
Unfortunately I can't say the same for the rest of the drawfriend. Expect lots of holidays below!
Queen Chrysalis palace
Another round of "Brand everything with ponies!" I have no idea what that thing up above actually is, but it's glowy and I've always been a sucker for glowy. When I was a kid, I always had grand plans to completely cover my room in glow in the dark stuff, but never got around to it. If I ever become a millionaire, I'll have to do that at some point. Right next to my Lego room.
Anyway, it's random merch time! The thingy above was found at Toys R' Us in Canada by Ryan, and everything else is below the break!
Way back in the early days of the fandom, we had very little to choose from in terms of pony merchandise. Celestia was that glorious pink color you see above in pretty much every variation, and what we know of as blindbag figures today, were going for ridiculous sums of money in singles on ebay.
Now days, it's not nearly as big a deal. A Funko figure with it's black box and Hot Topic style look is much less stigmatized than a hot pink box straight from the girls isle at Walmart. Ponies have transitioned from the realm of "It's for my sister" to "I'm a geek and like Daring Do" over the last few years, and many of us are probably happy about that.
So, citizens of Equestria Daily and the pony world, I ask of you your stories. What was the first piece of pony merchandise you bought? Was it awkward at all picking it up in store? Or did you order it online to avoid any weird glances?
Hit the comments up!
(Thanks to Christian for the discussion topic)
Back to the non holiday music! And I was having fun too...
1.) Tesla - By Reverbrony - Seeds of Kindness Charity song (Instrumental - Progressive Rock)
2.) No Matter What (2 Year Anniversary ft. Cadie) | Pony! | Vocals by Cadie and Vylet (Vocal - Electronic)
Comic: That's Not What I Meant / MLP 4koma / A Happy Hearth's Warming Eve 2014 / The Troubling Hearth / A Spike Christmasby Calpain
I'm pretty sure that isn't what Sweetie Belle meant Scootaloo. Pretty sure Tiara will be taking you to court now and bury you under legal paperwork.
Comics my friends! Click for full!
The Super Smash Ponies team planned for an alpha release of the game on the first of January, but a small bug in the Unreal Engine has forced them to delay it for a few weeks at least. The team over at Unreal is aware of the issue, and will have a fix out hopefully soon.
The full video, along with a demonstration of the bug, can be found below!