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Fanfic / A Game Comes to Equestria

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In the game of Friendship, It doesn't matter if you Win or Lose. It's how you play the game and who you play the game with.note 

"Wishes can change everything."

A Game Comes to Equestria (or A.G.C.T.E for short), is a crossover fanfic of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and the first Yu-Gi-Oh! series written by Rainstone56 on

When an unplanned meteor shower happens in Equestria, everypony in Ponyville goes to see it, including Pinkie Pie, who wants to make a wish on the strange "green" shooting stars that appear now and then. Her wish? To meet a new pony she has never met before; somepony completely brand new to be friends with. She gets her wish.

Meanwhile in a world different and separate from Equestria, Yami's duel with Raphael has reached its end, with The Seal Of Orichalcos preparing to take his soul. However, at the last minute, Yugi swaps places and is taken in Yami's place instead, ending up as (soul) food for the Great Leviathan...


Had it not been for one tiny little problem: at the moment of transfer, something had interfered with the Orichalcos' magic, and instead of going to Dartz, Yugi ends up crash landing in Ponyville, transformed into a Pegasus.

The good news? He's mostly unharmed. The bad news? Yugi remembers nothing about his own past before coming to Ponyville save for his own name. Pretty soon, his presence in Equestria opens up an old lock of its past, starting a new adventure and revealing secrets about the Elements of Harmony and much, much more.

The events of the story take place during and in between Seasons 2 and 3 (for the Friendship is Magic side) and during the DOMA/Waking The Dragons arc.

The story can be read here, and, for now, its on Hiatus. When completed, it will also be available on DeviantArt and There is also a collection of theorems, bios and one-shots called ''The Game's Collection'', which can be found here.


This work provides examples of:

  • Accidental Misnaming: The stallion met in Chapter 11 at the stadium has a name tag labeling his name as "Hymie", saying that the pony in charge of making them had looked too busy to hear his name right, and due to the tag, everypony calls him that before he can properly introduce himself. (For the Record, his real Name is Hermos.)
  • Adult Fear:
    • The Children (and Luna) on Nightmare Night being surrounded by Brainwashed and Crazy Griffins that want to eat them. Luna could handle them, but considering how they possess a Power that could potentially harm her...
    • Try imagining your loved one frozen in place, right in the way of an attack heading right towards them. then imagined said loved one falling when the ground they were standing on collapses out from under them from said attack. This is what Celestia and Luna ended up experiencing with each other, respectfully.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Luna constantly calls and refers to Yugi as "Little Game". Unlike Rainbow Dash's nickname of "Sheep Boy", Yugi likes this nickname and doesn't mind it if she calls him that. his In-Series Nickname of "Yug" is used by Shining Armor.
  • Allergic to Evil: If Yugi touches An Orichalcos Stone, it will physically hurt him. When Twilight shows him one that fell off a griffin, she uses her magic to pick it up and places it in Yugi's hoof when he wants a closer look. It burns his hoof and he stomps it into dust as retaliation.
  • All There in the Manual:
  • Animorphism: When Yugi arrives in Equestria, something changes him into a Pegasus.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Yugi blowing his top at Pinkie during Luna and the Little Game, is most likely this, though the anger is more so out of concern for Luna's self-esteem.
  • Amplifier Artifact:
    • The Elements of Harmony and their higher counterparts naturally fall here.
    • The Element of Hope, however, takes this Up to Eleven; if its true power is unlocked and used properly, it can supercharge the other Elements.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Yugi, as upon the arrival to Equestria. All of his memories before he arrived have been erased, save for his name (and even in the beginning, he wasn't sure if it was his own name to begin with).
  • Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: The Millennium Puzzle in Yugi's World and the necklaces of the Elements for Equestria, as per usual, but as Yugi loses the Puzzle, he gains instead the Element of Hope.
  • Arc Symbol: Stars/"sparks" seem to be a re-occurring symbol as of current, whether they be stars within the night sky, or stars as apart of or the main focus of a Cutie Mark.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: What kicks off the plot is Pinkie's wish: to make friends with someone she's never met before.
  • Been There, Shaped History: In-universe example: Yugi is there for certain key events that happen in Seasons 2 and 3, and and is also the cause of certain events, whether he directly causes it or he indirectly helps.
  • Berserk Button:
  • Call-Back:
    • There are some call backs to the anime and the manga for Yu-Gi-Oh!, the main one is a mechanic from the Manga where Yugi plays various games with opponents. Justified that the game of Duel Monsters does not exist in Equestria. Not yet, anyways.
    • The idea that Yugi suggested to Shining Armor of using a Jigsaw Puzzle to tell Cadence a message is a reference to episode 10 of Season Zero, for an example.
  • Evil Overlooker: What can be assumed of the eyes on the Cover is this trope. Whether they belong to the Big Bad of the fic is yet to be determined, since they haven't appeared yet.
  • Exact Words: "I'm not going to go after Applejack or stop her tomorrow morning." He didn't say he wasn't going to go after somepony else or stop her friends from going after her.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: Happens in chapter 20 during Pinkie's explanation of her Pinkie Sense to Wishing Star.
    Pinkie Pie: Well, my tail's all a-twitchy witchy, my knees do ache a bit, and my left ear's all wobbly and shaky.
    Wishing Star: And that means...?
    Pinkie Pie: That means we're about to get ambushed!... Uh-oh. That's not GOOD. We're about to get AMBUSHED!
  • Expository Hairstyle Change:
    • Yugi's mane is much different from his usual Hairstyle, becoming shorter, fluffier and out of its usual shape when he arrives in Equestria.
    • Pinkie Pie's mane becomes more wavy and differently shaped as time passes by, her personality mellowing out with it.


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