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Heroes of Equestria (MLP:FIM RPG) by TorturedArtist745 Heroes of Equestria (MLP:FIM RPG) by TorturedArtist745

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The magical land of Equestria is now yours to explore in this Dungeons & Dragons inspired tabletop RPG. Based off of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, this game will provide everything you need to play a game within the world of the show. When I wrote this game, my first priority was versatility. You can play a slice of life adventure or a more traditional adventure with swords and sorcery. The rules are also written as clearly as possible, but still provide a lot of flexibility for changes and additions. This is a game that is accessible to newcomers and advanced players alike and with detailed lists for abilities, monsters, magic, and items, there's plenty to give you ideas. So give it a try and if people like it, then I might release some expansions to the game.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is copyrighted to Hasbro and DHX Media. This game is a free fan-made creation that is neither endorsed by Hasbro nor intended to infringe on their rights. Please support the official release.

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New to the 4th edition: Wow, forgive me for bragging, but I have really outdone myself with this update. Many elements of the game has been rebalanced or heavily edited, some new rules and features have been added, several mistakes have been corrected, and overall, I feel have a much more solid game now than when I long since started. The list below is only a small sampling of the changes and improvements I’ve made this game. If you haven't played my game yet, now is the best time to do it.

* I can’t believe it took me so long to realize a major mistake I’d made with the armor. You see, in previous editions, I had given PCs the option to wear armor made of leather and dragon hide. But as I was writing the fourth edition, it suddenly occurred to me that ponies, who are vegetarians, probably would object to the idea of wearing leather. Oops! I derped. So I’ve redesigned padded armor so that it supersedes leather armor, I’ve deleted dragon hide armor from the list, and readjusted the stats of all the other armor to compensate. 

* For ranged weapons and spells “5 feet per Agility/Mentation” used to be the standard range. Now, almost all ranged weapons and spells have a range of “10 feet per Agility/Mentation.”

* The Telekinetic Spear feat has been deleted. New feats have been put in such as Telekinetic Crush, Magical Energy Beams, and Magical Energy Rays to replace it.

* Characters from Daring Do’s adventures (including Ahuizotl, his henchmen cats, Talicon warriors, and Daring Do) have been removed from Alternate Version Characters and have been placed in the actual list of canon characters in this book

* The Talk to Animals feat has been deleted. If a PC wants to be able to talk to animals, they must learn the Faunal language by obtaining a level in the Linguistics skill. The Magic Surge feat has been deleted and replaced with the Quicken Spell.

* For those of you who want to play as a thief or as a bard, I’ve made some changes to feats essential to those classes. The Bard Songs feat has been edited so that bards no longer have to roll the dice just to successfully play a song. I also edited the instructions to the Sneak Attack feat and the Stealth skill so they’re clearer. 

* Under character creation, starting skill points, Aptitude points, and HP has been rebalanced for alicorn level characters so it is fairer to adult and foal level characters.

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hm149 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY
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mlpquestion Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
yes i did just make an account to ask this btw
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mlpquestion Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
This is missing Clarification! How do unicorns gain spells?! how do they gain spell points(and how many) do they start out with spells? IM SORRY! but i need to know this if im going to run a game here. i really want to!
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Bear in mind that the following page numbers will change once the Fourth edition is posted, so please look at the table of contents to find these sections.

On page 49 under Magical Spells, I mentioned that "spells are obtained with skill points like any ordinary skill," meaning you obtain spells in the same way you obtain skills; you spend skill points in the spell you want so you can obtain a spell level to use it (see page 78 under Step 7: Pick Skills). There are plenty of character stats later in the book as well as example character sheets published separately on my account to give you some examples.

On page 51, there's a whole section on spell points which explains that "each spell only gets one spell point per spell level" and "this allotment of spell points is replenished after a full night’s sleep." What that means is that the number of spell points is equal to the spell level and the spell points are only restored after sleeping overnight. The section also explains that a unicorn can only use the spell points for the spell it is applied for unless the unicorn has the Spell Pool feat.

On page 50 under Spell Stat Descriptions, it goes into detail about how to read the stats for the spells and it also clarifies that all rudimentary spells don't require spending spell points to use while advanced spells require spending at least one spell point to use.
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CyphonFiction Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Artist
hurrhurrhurr, I hope my DM hasn't seen this yet~ He's gonna flip~
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dragoncaste56 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Where do I download the game or whatever this is?
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Heroes of Equestria is a pen and paper RPG that requires graph paper, pencils, miniature figurines, and D20 dice, all explained in the book. The game instructions should be viewable on this page.

To the right, you should see an icon marked "Download File." Click it and you should be taken to a fully viewable version of the game's instructions. At the bottom, you should see a tool bar, and I think one of the buttons will enable you to download this book. If that doesn't work, then I apologize for the inconvenience. I don't know how to distribute this game on anything other than through DeviantArt.
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Water-Goddess04 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I'll have to try this out. Most of the MLP RPG that I have found are kid versions and I'm to much of a D&D fan to play them.
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FlamePrincess124 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Umm the game isn't loading for me...all that's there is a small red x in the top left corner....helps?
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I've had this happen before. Just reload the page. If that doesn't work, then try again tomorrow. If that still doesn't work, then just click the Download File link on the side.
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FlamePrincess124 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
It's still not working...
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
This doesn't make any sense. I've checked this page lots of times and the document comes up just fine, even now. I don't know what else to say. The only other reason I can think of is there's something wrong on your end. Maybe DeviantArt has a tech support.
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superhero-gerbil Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
nice ideas, interesting execution, would like to see more (maybe something about camel calphiates or something)
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
What's a camel calphiates
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superhero-gerbil Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
My mistake. It's meant to be a Camel Sultanate (and also misspelled Calaphate). the idea's from Under the northern lights.

I kind of like having a MLP:FIM rpg to expand on Equestria and see if there are any other nations like Equestria (may not having a goddess as a queen but still). Adding some other areas of the world with other cultures and attitudes may be interesting... just a thought.
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Indeed, it would be nice, however, since there's nothing known about countries outside of Equestria at the time of this comment, players might have to settle on using their imagination. It's certainly not impossible to explore other kingdoms though. I've included details on several different races under the sections on monsters and I also included a list of alternate languages under the Polyglot feat. While I have no intention on making up knew kingdoms for the game, I have often thought about providing descriptions of various places. I mentioned that I've wanted to put in demons from Tartarus into the game, but I've also been thinking off making Tartarus an actual location in the game itself alongside other places from the show.
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EliteBeatAgent Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, I have to admit: this is epic. I love it, it's got what it needs from DnD, and it's still very fun-looking. :D
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TickleTron2000 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
What happened to Alignments (Lawful Good, Chaotic Neutral, and all that)?
And could you add Prince Blueblood to the NPCs?
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I chose to omit alignment from my game for two reasons. First of which, most people don't like alignments to begin with, and second, it didn't seem necessary. Dungeons & Dragons would often have spells and magic items that affect creatures of certain alignments, but otherwise there's no tactical benefit to alignments.

As for Prince Blue Blood, I do apologize if there any characters you wanted that aren't in the game. I didn't want to include background characters or one shots unless they were popular (Derpy and Trixie) or represented a race other than ponies (Gilda and Little Strongheart). In time, I might make expansions or additions to this game which may include Blue Blood. In the mean time, you can still make your own character stats.
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TickleTron2000 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I dunno. I rather like alignments.
In fact, when reading an NPC stat, that's the first thing I look for (or, in some cases, one of the first things).
Still, I guess I could include them in my own downloaded copy if you don't want to.
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
If you do wind up giving alignments to characters, I would like to see what you come up with.
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Solomen Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should put in something about using hooves as a substitute for hands in regards to dexterity. A plausible method would be that all ponies have a limited contact telekinesis which translates to cloud walking in pegasi and full psychokinetic manipulation in unicorns.
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I just put in a small section that addresses using hooves for hands as well as made a few minor changes and corrections.
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TickleTron2000 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Page 119 isn't coming up
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TorturedArtist745 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
That tends to happen sometimes were certain pages take forever to show up. When I checked page 119, it showed up just fine, so if it happens again, I'd recommend either re-uploading the webpage or document or just wait a while.
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SilverForestWolf Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
How awesome! :la: But alas, I shall read it in the morning when I'm not half asleep :XD:
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Courage09 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
You probably shouldn't show this to Rexco. He'd die of a heart attack if he ever saw so much awesomeness in one place. LOL
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