If you're not familiar with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, then this probably isn't the thread for you. I'm just saying this ahead of time, haha.
So. Some friends and I want to make a MLP:FiM RPG styled like one of the Tales games. We have most of the scripts necessary for the game to have the same gameplay as other titles in the series. However, we're really lacking in the 'what should be the main issue' aspect.
Basically, I want the game to revolve around the aspect that there is a mana tree (like most Tales games) that supplies mana to all of Equestria. Friendship isn't really all there is to magic, haha. However, for this to be an RPG, there must be something to threaten that balance of mana. Surely, I don't think Equestria can thrive without mana. The problem is coming up with a threat that can do that, since I'm still a bit rusty with mythology and enemies. I do not wish to use Discord, since I'm wanting something original.
Lauren Faust said that there were other 'god-like' classes in Equestria, with Celestia being the highest ranked among them. This means that we have deities that control day and night. What about other aspects of life/environment/etc? Surely, that leaves option for another diety class to be discontent with how the world works, or something along those lines.
Basically, the only concepts I have down at the moment is the beginning with Celestia tutoring Twilight a bit more, since she's her teacher, and more about the fundamentals of magic, which would give rise to the knowledge about the world tree and mana, etc. These are lessons she probably knows already, but it's still necessary for plot development. That's where I draw the blank after that. /inb4blankflankjokes.
If anyone has ideas to further strengthen the ideas behind this, or just to toss ideas in general, it'd be much appreciated.