History BlessedWithSuck / TabletopGames

13th May '16 6:34:17 AM ThatBitterTase
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* In the world of ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'', this is used on a number of levels. Firstly, due to problems in the cloning vats everyone in Alpha Complex is a mutant, with powers ranging from super-strength and the like, to the truly sucky like having a perpetually runny nose. However, because the crazed computer that runs the complex refuses to accept that its methods cause mutations, being a mutant means you're assumed to be a spy and are subject to immediate termination from the computer or (more likely) your teammates (who, as mentioned are also mutants), if ever someone notices that you are using your power. Machine Empathy is a particularly suck to be blessed with, as the computer immediately notices it, and execution is immediate. Finally, for every mission in the game, you are assigned equipment to use including futuristic weapons such as tangler guns and plasma rifles, but also crappy things such as Heisenberg uncertainty projectors, personal force shields working on a fusion reactor kept stable by a hand crank, robots with obnoxious personalities, and small useless boxes with [[BillionsOfButtons loads of different]] buttons, dials and [=LEDs=]. These items are usually very valuable, and financial responsibility falls on the clone the equipment is assigned to. Characters are frequently denied access to documentation for the devices with the explanation that the character is not of a high enough security clearance to view the manual. The purest-essence of BlessedWithSuck comes when the team is given a mutant-detecting device... since everyone is a mutant, the only thing that results is non-stop beeping and a heightened chance of being shot.
* Being a ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' cyberzombie does present some advantages. Because CyberneticsEatYourSoul, you can only get so much cyberware before you're clinically dead, but with some advanced science and powerful magic, your soul can be bound to your body long after you're dead, and now you're magic-resistant and nigh-invulnerable to boot. But ''wait.'' This is a procedure that involves you dying. If you can get past that, then you'll eventually have to face the fact that no matter what you do, your body, mind and soul intrinsically know that something is ''wrong,'' and all the fancy medication you take can only stop your body from failing and you going mad for so long. Additionally, the magic used causes you to be able to perceive the astral plane, a shocking experience for most. As well as your spirit going insane in your cursed husk of a body, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the procedure is very expensive.]] (As in, "some ruthless megacorp now owns you for the rest of your short life" expensive.)

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* In the world of ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'', this is used on a number of levels. Firstly, due to problems in the cloning vats everyone in Alpha Complex is a mutant, with powers ranging from super-strength and the like, to the truly sucky like having a perpetually runny nose. However, because the crazed computer that runs the complex refuses to accept that its methods cause mutations, being a mutant means you're assumed to be a spy and are subject to immediate termination from the computer or (more likely) your teammates (who, as mentioned are also mutants), if ever someone notices that you are using your power. You ''can'' register your mutation (Friend Computer is merciful to those whose genetic templates were damaged by Commie Mutant Traitor sabotage), preventing you from getting shot if your power is noticed, but then you're subject to every "treatment" R&D thinks might apply, with the side effects thereof. Machine Empathy is a particularly suck to be blessed with, as the computer immediately notices it, and execution - along with ''permanent erasure of your genetic template'' - is immediate. Finally, for every mission in the game, you are assigned equipment to use including futuristic weapons such as tangler guns and plasma rifles, but also crappy things such as Heisenberg uncertainty projectors, personal force shields working on a fusion reactor kept stable by a hand crank, robots with obnoxious personalities, and small useless boxes with [[BillionsOfButtons loads of different]] buttons, dials and [=LEDs=]. These items are usually very valuable, and financial responsibility falls on the clone the equipment is assigned to. Characters are frequently denied access to documentation for the devices with the explanation that the character is not of a high enough security clearance to view the manual. The purest-essence of BlessedWithSuck comes when the team is given a mutant-detecting device... since everyone is a mutant, the only thing that results is non-stop beeping and a heightened chance of being shot.
* Being a ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' cyberzombie does present some advantages. Because CyberneticsEatYourSoul, you can only get so much cyberware before you're clinically dead, but with some advanced science and powerful magic, your soul can be bound to your body long after you're dead, and now you're magic-resistant and nigh-invulnerable to boot. But ''wait.'' This is a procedure that involves you dying. If you can get past that, then you'll eventually have to face the fact that no matter what you do, your body, mind and soul intrinsically know that something is ''wrong,'' and all the fancy medication you take can only stop your body from failing and you going mad for so long. Additionally, the magic used causes makes you a walking beacon to be able to perceive every spirit in the astral plane, Astral Plane, and since they see you as a shocking experience for most.giant black spot, they probably don't like you... but ''you'' can't see a damn thing in there. As well as your spirit going insane in your cursed husk of a body, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the procedure is very expensive.]] (As in, "some ruthless megacorp now owns you for the rest of your short life" expensive.)
29th Apr '16 8:52:11 AM Theokal3
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** [[TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful Princesses]] are gifted with holy magic literally running on ThePowerOfLove, which they must use to smite evil and [[HopeBringer bring back light and hope to the world]]. Problem is, they must do so in the ''[[CrapsackWorld World of Darkness]]'', where evil has pretty much already won. Their main opponent is [[TheCorruption the All-Consuming Darkness, a mindless cosmic force made of everything evil festering in all the places it has tainted to corrupt people, gradually warping them in mindless monsters]]; its minions include a multitude of vicious, dangerous opponents with {{Lovecraftian Superpower}}s who will gladly attack your loved ones if that can help them win. Princesses themselves have to lead an exhausting double-life that leaves no room for a normal life, and they are empathic to such a level that evil and corruption literally causes them pain and suffering. Oh, and if they cross the DespairEventHorizon, they lose their powers and will eventually turn into [[FallenHero Dethroned]], a warped, monstrous parody of their former selves which [[HorrifyingTheHorror even the forces of Darkness run away from]].

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** [[TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful Princesses]] are gifted with holy magic literally running on ThePowerOfLove, which they must use to smite evil and [[HopeBringer bring back light and hope back to the world]]. Problem is, they must do so in the ''[[CrapsackWorld World of Darkness]]'', where evil has pretty much already won. Their main opponent is [[TheCorruption the All-Consuming Darkness, a mindless cosmic force made of everything evil festering in all the places it has tainted to corrupt people, gradually warping them in mindless monsters]]; its minions include a multitude of vicious, dangerous opponents with {{Lovecraftian Superpower}}s who will gladly attack your loved ones if that can help them win. Princesses themselves have to lead an exhausting double-life that leaves no room for a normal life, and they are empathic to such a level that evil and corruption literally causes them pain and suffering. Oh, and if they cross the DespairEventHorizon, they lose their powers and will eventually turn into [[FallenHero Dethroned]], a warped, monstrous parody of their former selves which [[HorrifyingTheHorror even the forces of Darkness run away from]].
28th Apr '16 3:38:35 AM Theokal3
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** [[TabletopGame/LeviathanTheTempest Leviathans]] are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with [[PersonOfMassDestruction enough power to destroy entire cities]]. They also have [[BlueAndOrangeMorality a naturally inhuman mindset]], instincts urging them to [[AGodIAm consider themselves gods]], and MindRape people around them whether they want it or not. Some of the people they drive insane end up becoming [[TheHunter Ahab]], obsessed with finding and slaying them. Despite all their powers, Leviathans are not invincible, and can actually be hurt or killed by mortals with enough firepower, which is ''very'' likely to happen considering the ravage they cause.

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** [[TabletopGame/LeviathanTheTempest Leviathans]] are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with [[PersonOfMassDestruction enough power to destroy entire cities]]. They also have [[BlueAndOrangeMorality a naturally inhuman mindset]], instincts urging them to [[AGodIAm consider themselves gods]], and MindRape people around them whether they want it or not. Some of the people they drive insane end up becoming [[TheHunter Ahab]], obsessed with finding and slaying them. Despite all their powers, Leviathans are not invincible, and can actually be hurt or killed by mortals with enough firepower, which is ''very'' likely to happen considering the ravage they cause. Since their species exists only in low number, they usually are utterly without guidance, and there is en entire society of monster hunters out to get them for more than legitimate reasons.
28th Apr '16 2:57:12 AM Theokal3
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** [[TabletopGame/LeviathanTheTempest Leviathans]] are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with [[PersonOfMassDestruction enough power to destroy entire cities]]. They also [[BlueAndOrangeMorality a naturally inhuman mindset]], instincts urging them to [[AGodIAm consider themselves gods]], and MindRape people around them whether they want it or not. Some of the people they drive insane end up becoming [[TheHunter Ahab]], obsessed with finding and slaying them. Despite all their powers, Leviathans are not invincible, and can actually be hurt or killed by mortals with enough firepower, which is ''very'' likely to happen considering the ravage they cause.

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** [[TabletopGame/LeviathanTheTempest Leviathans]] are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with [[PersonOfMassDestruction enough power to destroy entire cities]]. They also have [[BlueAndOrangeMorality a naturally inhuman mindset]], instincts urging them to [[AGodIAm consider themselves gods]], and MindRape people around them whether they want it or not. Some of the people they drive insane end up becoming [[TheHunter Ahab]], obsessed with finding and slaying them. Despite all their powers, Leviathans are not invincible, and can actually be hurt or killed by mortals with enough firepower, which is ''very'' likely to happen considering the ravage they cause.
28th Apr '16 2:56:03 AM Theokal3
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** [[TabletopGame/LeviathanTheTempest Leviathans]] are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with [[PersonOfMassDestruction enough power to destroy entire cities]]. They also [[BlueAndOrangeMorality a naturally inhuman mindset]], instincts urging them to [[AGodIAm consider themselves gods]], and MindRape people around them whether they want it or not.

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** [[TabletopGame/LeviathanTheTempest Leviathans]] are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with [[PersonOfMassDestruction enough power to destroy entire cities]]. They also [[BlueAndOrangeMorality a naturally inhuman mindset]], instincts urging them to [[AGodIAm consider themselves gods]], and MindRape people around them whether they want it or not. Some of the people they drive insane end up becoming [[TheHunter Ahab]], obsessed with finding and slaying them. Despite all their powers, Leviathans are not invincible, and can actually be hurt or killed by mortals with enough firepower, which is ''very'' likely to happen considering the ravage they cause.
28th Apr '16 2:52:56 AM Theokal3
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** [[TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful Princesses]] are gifted with holy magic literally running on ThePowerOfLove, which they must use to smite evil and [[HopeBringer bring back light and hope to the world]]. Problem is, they must do so in the ''[[CrapsackWorld World of Darkness]]'', where evil has pretty much already won. Their main opponent is [[TheCorruption the All-Consuming Darkness, a mindless cosmic force made of everything evil festering in all the places it has tainted to corrupt people, gradually warping them in mindless monsters]]. Princesses themselves have to lead an exhausting double-life that leaves no room for a normal life, and they are empathic to such a level that evil and corruption literally causes them pain and suffering. Oh, and if they cross the DespairEventHorizon, they lose their powers and will eventually turn into [[FallenHero Dethroned]], a warped, monstrous parody of their former selves which [[HorrifyingTheHorror even the forces of Darkness run away from]].
** [[TabletopGame/DragonTheEmbers Dragons]] are intelligent, fire-breathing, flying reptiles gifted with supernatural powers, immortality, and a natural gift for leadership, along with a human form should they want to walk among mortals. However, their immortality comes from their Heart, which they removed from their body and use as a SoulJar; should anything happen to it, they will instantly die, and you can be damn sure people ''will'' try to get their hands on it, either to destroy it or to devour it in order to become dragons themselves; because of this, Dragons usually becomes paranoid, living in fear that someone might find their Heart and instantly put an end to their immortal life. Because they lost the ability to have draconic children in the DealWithTheDevil they made to become immortal, the only way to create new dragons is by having a mortal devour an old one's Heart, so [[DyingRace their species no longer multiplies and is gradually dying]]. They also ''need'' to be worshipped or obeyed by mortals to survive, otherwise they will [[TakenForGranite fossilize]]. And that's not even getting to the [[EldritchAbomination Deep Ones]] who are out to trick them into giving up ''more'' organs through deals...

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** [[TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful Princesses]] are gifted with holy magic literally running on ThePowerOfLove, which they must use to smite evil and [[HopeBringer bring back light and hope to the world]]. Problem is, they must do so in the ''[[CrapsackWorld World of Darkness]]'', where evil has pretty much already won. Their main opponent is [[TheCorruption the All-Consuming Darkness, a mindless cosmic force made of everything evil festering in all the places it has tainted to corrupt people, gradually warping them in mindless monsters]].monsters]]; its minions include a multitude of vicious, dangerous opponents with {{Lovecraftian Superpower}}s who will gladly attack your loved ones if that can help them win. Princesses themselves have to lead an exhausting double-life that leaves no room for a normal life, and they are empathic to such a level that evil and corruption literally causes them pain and suffering. Oh, and if they cross the DespairEventHorizon, they lose their powers and will eventually turn into [[FallenHero Dethroned]], a warped, monstrous parody of their former selves which [[HorrifyingTheHorror even the forces of Darkness run away from]].
** [[TabletopGame/DragonTheEmbers Dragons]] are intelligent, fire-breathing, flying reptiles gifted with supernatural powers, immortality, and a natural gift for leadership, along with a human form should they want to walk among mortals. However, their immortality comes from their Heart, which they removed from their body and use as a SoulJar; should anything happen to it, they will instantly die, and you can be damn sure people ''will'' try to get their hands on it, either to destroy it or to devour it in order to become dragons themselves; because of this, Dragons usually becomes become paranoid, living in fear that someone might find their Heart and instantly put an end to their immortal life. Because they lost the ability to have draconic children in the DealWithTheDevil they made to become immortal, the only way to create new dragons is by having a mortal devour an old one's Heart, so [[DyingRace their species no longer multiplies and is gradually dying]]. They also ''need'' to be worshipped or obeyed by mortals to survive, otherwise they will [[TakenForGranite fossilize]]. And that's not even getting to the [[EldritchAbomination Deep Ones]] who are out to trick them into giving up ''more'' organs through deals...deals...
** [[TabletopGame/LeviathanTheTempest Leviathans]] are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with [[PersonOfMassDestruction enough power to destroy entire cities]]. They also [[BlueAndOrangeMorality a naturally inhuman mindset]], instincts urging them to [[AGodIAm consider themselves gods]], and MindRape people around them whether they want it or not.
27th Apr '16 8:44:02 AM Theokal3
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** [[TabletopGame/DragonTheEmbers Dragons]] are intelligent, fire-breathing, flying reptiles gifted with supernatural powers, immortality, and a natural gift for leadership, along with a human form should they want to walk among mortals. However, their immortality comes from their Heart, which they removed from their body and use as a SoulJar; should anything happen to it, they will instantly die, and you can be damn sure people ''will'' try to get their hands on it, either to destroy it or to devour it in order to become dragons themselves; because of this, Dragons usually becomes paranoid, living in fear that someone might find their Heart and instantly put an end to their immortal life. Because they lost the ability to have draconic children in the DealWithTheDevil they made to become immortal, the only way to create new dragons is by having a mortal devour an old one's Heart, so [[DyingRace their species no longer multiplies and is gradually dying]]]. They also ''need'' to be worshipped or obeyed by mortals to survive, otherwise they will [[TakenForGranite fossilize]]. And that's not even getting to the [[EldritchAbomination Deep Ones]] who are out to trick them into giving up ''more'' organs through deals...

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** [[TabletopGame/DragonTheEmbers Dragons]] are intelligent, fire-breathing, flying reptiles gifted with supernatural powers, immortality, and a natural gift for leadership, along with a human form should they want to walk among mortals. However, their immortality comes from their Heart, which they removed from their body and use as a SoulJar; should anything happen to it, they will instantly die, and you can be damn sure people ''will'' try to get their hands on it, either to destroy it or to devour it in order to become dragons themselves; because of this, Dragons usually becomes paranoid, living in fear that someone might find their Heart and instantly put an end to their immortal life. Because they lost the ability to have draconic children in the DealWithTheDevil they made to become immortal, the only way to create new dragons is by having a mortal devour an old one's Heart, so [[DyingRace their species no longer multiplies and is gradually dying]]].dying]]. They also ''need'' to be worshipped or obeyed by mortals to survive, otherwise they will [[TakenForGranite fossilize]]. And that's not even getting to the [[EldritchAbomination Deep Ones]] who are out to trick them into giving up ''more'' organs through deals...
27th Apr '16 8:43:24 AM Theokal3
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** [[TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful Princesses]] are gifted with holy magic literally running on ThePowerOfLove, which they must use to smite evil and [[HopeBringer bring back light and hope to the world]]. Problem is, they must do so in the ''[[CrapsackWorld World of Darkness]]'', where evil has pretty much already won. Their main opponent is [[TheCorruption the All-Consuming Darkness, a mindless cosmic force made of everything evil festering in all the places it has tainted and corrupt people, gradually warping them in mindless monsters]]. Princesses themselves have to lead an exhausting double-life that leaves no room for a normal life, and they are empathic to such a level that evil and corruption literally causes them pain and suffering. Oh, and if they cross the DespairEventHorizon, they lose their powers and will eventually turn into [[FallenHero Dethroned]], a warped, monstrous parody of their former selves which [[HorrifyingTheHorror even the forces of Darkness run away from]].

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** [[TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful Princesses]] are gifted with holy magic literally running on ThePowerOfLove, which they must use to smite evil and [[HopeBringer bring back light and hope to the world]]. Problem is, they must do so in the ''[[CrapsackWorld World of Darkness]]'', where evil has pretty much already won. Their main opponent is [[TheCorruption the All-Consuming Darkness, a mindless cosmic force made of everything evil festering in all the places it has tainted and to corrupt people, gradually warping them in mindless monsters]]. Princesses themselves have to lead an exhausting double-life that leaves no room for a normal life, and they are empathic to such a level that evil and corruption literally causes them pain and suffering. Oh, and if they cross the DespairEventHorizon, they lose their powers and will eventually turn into [[FallenHero Dethroned]], a warped, monstrous parody of their former selves which [[HorrifyingTheHorror even the forces of Darkness run away from]].from]].
** [[TabletopGame/DragonTheEmbers Dragons]] are intelligent, fire-breathing, flying reptiles gifted with supernatural powers, immortality, and a natural gift for leadership, along with a human form should they want to walk among mortals. However, their immortality comes from their Heart, which they removed from their body and use as a SoulJar; should anything happen to it, they will instantly die, and you can be damn sure people ''will'' try to get their hands on it, either to destroy it or to devour it in order to become dragons themselves; because of this, Dragons usually becomes paranoid, living in fear that someone might find their Heart and instantly put an end to their immortal life. Because they lost the ability to have draconic children in the DealWithTheDevil they made to become immortal, the only way to create new dragons is by having a mortal devour an old one's Heart, so [[DyingRace their species no longer multiplies and is gradually dying]]]. They also ''need'' to be worshipped or obeyed by mortals to survive, otherwise they will [[TakenForGranite fossilize]]. And that's not even getting to the [[EldritchAbomination Deep Ones]] who are out to trick them into giving up ''more'' organs through deals...
27th Apr '16 8:28:08 AM Theokal3
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** [[TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful Princesses]] are gifted with holy magic literally running on ThePowerOfLove, which they must use to smite evil and [[HopeBringer bring back light and hope to the world]]. Problem is, they must do so in the ''[[CrapsackWorld World of Darkness]]'', where evil has pretty much already won. Their main opponent is [[TheCorruption the All-Consuming Darkness, a mindless cosmic force made of everything evil festering in all the places it has tainted and corrupt people, gradually warping them in mindless monsters]]. Princesses themselves have to lead an exhausting double-life that leaves no room for a normal life, and they are empathic to such a level that evil and corruption literally causes them pain and suffering. Oh, and if they cross the DispairEventHorizon, they lose their powers and will eventually turn into [[FallenHero Dethroned]], a warped, monstrous parody of their former self.

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** [[TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful Princesses]] are gifted with holy magic literally running on ThePowerOfLove, which they must use to smite evil and [[HopeBringer bring back light and hope to the world]]. Problem is, they must do so in the ''[[CrapsackWorld World of Darkness]]'', where evil has pretty much already won. Their main opponent is [[TheCorruption the All-Consuming Darkness, a mindless cosmic force made of everything evil festering in all the places it has tainted and corrupt people, gradually warping them in mindless monsters]]. Princesses themselves have to lead an exhausting double-life that leaves no room for a normal life, and they are empathic to such a level that evil and corruption literally causes them pain and suffering. Oh, and if they cross the DispairEventHorizon, DespairEventHorizon, they lose their powers and will eventually turn into [[FallenHero Dethroned]], a warped, monstrous parody of their former self.selves which [[HorrifyingTheHorror even the forces of Darkness run away from]].
27th Apr '16 8:26:53 AM Theokal3
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** [[TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful Princesses]] are gifted with holy magic literally running on ThePowerOfLove, which they must use to smite evil and [[HopeBringer bring back light and hope to the world]]. Problem is, they must do so in the ''[[CrapsackWorld World of Darkness]]'', where evil has pretty much already won. Their main opponent is [[TheCorruption the All-Consuming Darkness, a mindless cosmic force made of everything evil festering in all the places it has tainted and corrupt people, gradually warping them in mindless monsters]]. Princesses themselves have to lead an exhausting double-life that leaves no room for a normal life, and they are empathic to such a level that evil and corruption literally causes them pain and suffering. Oh, and if they cross the DispairEventHorizon, they lose their powers and will eventually turn into [[FallenHero Dethroned]], a warped, monstrous parody of their former self.
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