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Pinkie Pie: Although being a pony kinda complicates the drinks. The normal stuff won't work if nopony can get drunk! GM: I'm pretty sure that's not... Pinkie Pie: So what else would there be…? Juice? Punch? Hot sauce? Ooh, yeah, hot sauce! I'd totally put hot sauce on the table! Twilight: Wait. WHAT is my character drinking?!
For the third arc, the GM grants the players' wish to meet more ponies by bringing in Zecora... and Apple Bloom, AJ's little sister, as an NPC. Rarity's player reacts accordingly:
Rarity: You made a sibling for your character and didn't TELL ME? Applejack: Yeah, and Ah KNEW you'd— Rarity: We could've compared notes! We could've built a deep, rich connection between our families! AJ: That wouldn't work so well, seein' as how yer a criminal an' Ah'm— Wait, Rarity has relatives?! Ah ain't surprised, but Ah don't recall YOU mentionin' that. Rarity: I'm a Rogue. Holding secrets is my job.
Applejack: I…I dunno if I'm angry or proud. Rarity: Are you tearing up over there? AJ:Maybe.
This exchange after the encounter with Zecora in the Everfree Forest:
GM: After a couple hours of study, you figure out that the flower has some kind of natural enchantment built into it. But the effect of the enchantment eludes you. Twilight: Really? That's it for a 29? GM: A bit lower and you wouldn't have learned anything at all. The dormant enchantment was extrememly tough to spot. Twilight: Well then. I guess nothing else is going to happen tonight. I go to sleep. GM: While you're asleep, something happens... Twilight: Dammit!
GM: Put your hair in front of your face... stick your tongue out... ...push your chair away and sit on the floor... ...keep speaking in that really deep voice... and... uh... Twilight:Go on. Spike: Nevermind.
Similiarly, the bit moments earlier where Twilight's player reads out her curse. Her delivery makes it clear that the innuendo isn't lost on her.
Twilight: "Your..." I can't believe this... "Your horn has become limp and floppy."
Some of the comments below the comic are just pure gold. For example, one commenter wondered if Princess Celestia was going to be portrayed as an insane, possibly evil ruler known as "Mad Horse". Of course, the inevitable comparison to Doctor Horribles Sing Along Blog was made...
Mad Horse, Mad Horse, Mad Horse, Mad Horse She rules the pony nation, the Goddess of the Sun Her love of making friends has just killed ev-ery-one The players are all helpless, and the game's just beguuuun... Melt the Big Bad with solar rays? No, friendship's gonna save the day Mad Horse, Mad Horse, Mad Horse, she's mad A railroading DM is watching so beware There is no information you can make her share So make the Mad Horse gleeful Or bow to the Nightmare... You're saddled up, there's no recourse It's Hi-Ho Silver Signed, Mad Horse
GM: Um, what? You sure you want to do that inside your tree? Twilight: Oh! Sorry. You're right. I don't know what came over me. I should go outside, construct a proper fire pit, and THEN FIREBALL!! GM: Woah. Uh... I guess you could go with that.
After the third session, the GM is called out over some of the actions he took, particularly how he manipulated Pinkie Pie's player? Her reply after he admits it? "Now YOU have to write a letterto Princess Celestia!"
The GM falters just as he's finishing the letter.
GM: Ugh, sorry, this is just too weird. Pinkie: Shoot! So close! GM: Besides, you know what her response would probably be? GM as Celestia: Who are you, and what does this have to do with friendship?
In the beginning of the fourth session, the GM explains that Princess Celestia is making a casual visit to Ponyville. Twilight's player points out what happened last time she showed up, which prompts Rainbow Dash's player to say, "Hey, she can't have *that* many estranged relatives..."
The GM's model Parasprite is a stress ball with a smiley-face drawn on and glued-on paper wings.
This exchange, after Pinkie's player learns that Pinkie knows about parasprites.
GM: Even as we speak the parasprites are tearing into Sugarcube Corner's freshly baked wares. Pinkie: Hey! That's my job! (Beat) Pinkie: Hey, that's my job! My day's wages! That's what I meant!
Twilight: If we hurry, we'll beat the Taraxippus to the bog. Then we'll have the element of surprise on our side.
Pinkie: Ha! The super-secret seventh Element of Harmony: The Element of Surprise! Surprise and Fear! Fear and Surprise! ...The Eight Elements of Harmony: Surprise, Fear and Ruthless Efficiency- Amongst our Elements of Harmony are Surprise, fear, Ruthless Efficiency, and an almost fanatical devotion to Celestia- I'll come in again.