History BodyHorror / TabletopGames

8th Apr '17 11:04:49 AM sslemmons
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Trinites}}'', the members of one of the secret groups, the Devoured Ones, have dark powers that allow them to curse their ennemies when they are wounded. To make things quicker, they tend to scarify themselves right in the middle of combat.[[spoiler: Their goal is to gather the body parts of what they think is their lord Cronos. To protect the body parts they have, they will graft it to a dead body, resulting in a horrible zombie that curses you when you slash it.]]

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Trinites}}'', the members of one of the secret groups, the Devoured Ones, have dark powers that allow them to curse their ennemies enemies when they are wounded. To make things quicker, they tend to scarify themselves right in the middle of combat.[[spoiler: Their goal is to gather the body parts of what they think is their lord Cronos. To protect the body parts they have, they will graft it to a dead body, resulting in a horrible zombie that curses you when you slash it.]]
10th Mar '17 2:57:21 AM SebastianGray
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* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' has just as much BodyHorror, in its way, as does 40k; the fact it shares the same Chaos Gods as 40K doesn't help. ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' and ''TabletopGame/BlackCrusade'' in particular give a very good look at some of the mutations it's possible to be "blessed" with.

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* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' and its sequel ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' has just as much BodyHorror, in its way, as does 40k; the fact it shares the same Chaos Gods as 40K doesn't help. ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' and ''TabletopGame/BlackCrusade'' in particular give a very good look at some of the mutations it's possible to be "blessed" with.
6th Mar '17 7:15:55 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Mind Flayer reproduction in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. [[spoiler:They stick a tadpole in your head, which eats out your brain and fuses with the nervous system to take the whole body as its own. And it has tentacles.]]

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* * ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', oh so many:
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Mind Flayer reproduction in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. works as follows: [[spoiler:They stick a tadpole in your head, which eats out your brain and fuses with the nervous system to take the whole body as its own. And it has tentacles.]]



** And there's also an ancient powerful entity, Ragnorra, which is the opposite of your average undead creating monster, but actually even worse. Its coming is heralded by widespread mutations and upon its arrival causes endless body horror for every living being in the whole world.
*** The same sourcebook has Father Llymic, one who does this with TheVirus. Turning into a horrific multi-eyed ice-bug monster does not sound like very much fun.

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** And there's also an ancient powerful entity, Ragnorra, which is the opposite of your average undead creating monster, but actually even worse. Its coming is heralded by widespread mutations and upon its arrival causes endless body horror for every living being in the whole world.
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world. The same sourcebook has Father Llymic, one who does this with TheVirus. Turning into a horrific multi-eyed ice-bug monster does not sound like very much fun.



** The Slaad, whose alignment was switched from ChaoticNeutral to ChaoticEvil in 4th edition partly because of this fact. They "reproduce" by stabbing or slashing you with a claw, injecting eggs into your flesh as a side-effect. If you don't get healing magic or surgery, the eggs hatch and the Slaad "tadpoles" chew their way through your nervous system to your brain, devouring it and then breaking out of your skull to grow into new Slaad adults. There's even a Slaad Demon Prince, whose layer of the Abyss is like a gargantuan, sprawling array of pestilential entrails flocked with screaming slaves sewn into the walls -- said "Prince" is a giant "female" Slaad, so bloated with eggs she can't even walk and instead drags her swollen body through the rotting, pus-oozing fleshy tunnels, implanting eggs into any slave that catches her attention.
*** The chestburster egg was only half of the reproduction cycle, used by red slaad to birth blue slaad. How do blue slaad reproduce? Their bite carries a disease known as slaad fever that warps your flesh (making you increasingly sluggish and clumsy via Dexterity damage) and eats away at your sense of self (Charisma damage) until your increasingly malformed body becomes a red slaad that remembers nothing of its previous life. And will then go around laying eggs in people. Yay!

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** The Slaad, whose alignment was switched from ChaoticNeutral to ChaoticEvil in 4th edition partly because of this fact. They fact:
*** Red slaad
"reproduce" by stabbing or slashing you with a claw, injecting eggs into your flesh as a side-effect. If you don't get healing magic or surgery, the eggs hatch and the Slaad "tadpoles" chew their way through your nervous system to your brain, devouring it and then breaking out of your skull to grow into new Slaad adults. There's even a Slaad Demon Prince, whose layer of the Abyss is like a gargantuan, sprawling array of pestilential entrails flocked with screaming slaves sewn into the walls -- said "Prince" is a giant "female" Slaad, so bloated with eggs she can't even walk and instead drags her swollen body through the rotting, pus-oozing fleshy tunnels, implanting eggs into any slave that catches her attention.\n
*** The chestburster egg was only half of the reproduction cycle, used by red slaad to birth blue slaad. How Blue salad do blue slaad reproduce? it differently, but are just as nasty. Their bite carries a disease known as slaad fever that warps your flesh (making you increasingly sluggish and clumsy via Dexterity damage) and eats away at your sense of self (Charisma damage) until your increasingly malformed body becomes a red slaad that remembers nothing of its previous life. And will then go around laying eggs in people. Yay!Yay!
*** There's even a Slaad Demon Prince, whose layer of the Abyss is like a gargantuan, sprawling array of pestilential entrails flocked with screaming slaves sewn into the walls -- said "Prince" is a giant "female" Slaad, so bloated with eggs she can't even walk and instead drags her swollen body through the rotting, pus-oozing fleshy tunnels, implanting eggs into any slave that catches her attention.
17th Feb '17 1:18:14 PM narm00
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** The Harbringers of Skulls similarly all look like emaciated corpses, although they don't have any known modern Embracees (emphasis on "known").

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** The Harbringers Harbingers of Skulls similarly all look like emaciated corpses, although they don't have any they're not known modern Embracees (emphasis on "known").for retributive Embraces.



* ''TabletopGame/{{SeditionWars}}'' has this trope caused by an alien biomechanical artifact which took over human technology and now infects everyone it can and converts them to biomechanical monsters. Early stage infectees look more like this trope than later stages, as they look less biomechanical and more like rotting zombies. Studio McVey also have a range of daemonic creatures in the works for their ''Seven Deadly Sins'' range, some of which conform to this trope nicely, including missing skins, tentacles instead of tongues in mouths growing at odd angles out of any part of the bloated body...

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* ''TabletopGame/{{SeditionWars}}'' ''TabletopGame/SeditionWars'' has this trope caused by an alien biomechanical artifact which took over human technology and now infects everyone it can and converts them to biomechanical monsters. Early stage infectees look more like this trope than later stages, as they look less biomechanical and more like rotting zombies. Studio McVey [=McVey=] also have a range of daemonic creatures in the works for their ''Seven Deadly Sins'' range, some of which conform to this trope nicely, including missing skins, tentacles instead of tongues in mouths growing at odd angles out of any part of the bloated body...



* Many of the mutants and cyborgs in ''TabletopGame/{{NuclearRenaissance}}'' look like this trope, possibly for comedy value.

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* Many of the mutants and cyborgs in ''TabletopGame/{{NuclearRenaissance}}'' ''TabletopGame/NuclearRenaissance'' look like this trope, possibly for comedy value.
8th Jan '17 9:51:04 AM nombretomado
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* Dragons in IronKingdoms can warp, if not kill, their surrounding with their blight, but the most visible warping occurs within the ranks of Everblight. Mutations among his warriors include scales and pointy spikes protruding from their skin, change of human-like legs into wolf-like, up to growth of wings.

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* Dragons in IronKingdoms ''TabletopGame/IronKingdoms'' can warp, if not kill, their surrounding with their blight, but the most visible warping occurs within the ranks of Everblight. Mutations among his warriors include scales and pointy spikes protruding from their skin, change of human-like legs into wolf-like, up to growth of wings.
7th Dec '16 11:37:17 PM GhostLad
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** Further, in the Vampire Apocalypse "Gehenna" campaign, the Tzimisce clan ends up winning. Because their Antediluvian begins to absorb ''every living being on the planet into one writhing mass of purified flesh and bone.'' Unless one of the major characters has enough true faith to call down the hand of God himself at this late point, that's how the world ends.

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** Further, in the Vampire Apocalypse "Gehenna" campaign, the Tzimisce clan ends up winning."winning". Because their Antediluvian begins to absorb ''every living being on the planet into one writhing mass of purified flesh and bone.'' Unless one of the major characters has enough true faith to call down the hand of God himself at this late point, that's how the world ends.
15th Nov '16 11:32:06 PM BiffJr
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** And all of this is when the gene-seed organs are in good condition. Quite a few Space Marine chapters have missing or mutated gene-seed implants. The Thousand Sons are the worst case since their gene-seed is the most unstable one. The Thousand Sons were prone to suffering spontaneous mutations due to their unstable gene-seed reactly poorly to Warp energy (not helped by the fact that many of the Thousand Sons were also psykers). Their Primarch Magnus made a deal with Tzeentch to "stabilize" their gene-seed. After they fell to Chaos, the Flesh-Change returned with a vengeance. One of the Thousand Sons sorcerers, Ahzek Ahriman, went behind Magnus' back and performed the Rubric of Ahriman spell in an attempt to stop the Change. The Rubric led to an ''even worse'' case of Body Horror: while it restored and empowered the psyker Thousand Sons, all of the non-psyker Thousand Sons were reduced to dust inside their PoweredArmor, becoming little more than puppets controlled by the Thousand Sons sorcerors.



** And all of this is when the gene-seed organs are in good condition. Quite a few Space Marine chapters have missing or mutated gene-seed implants. The Thousand Sons are the worst case since their gene-seed is the most unstable one. The Thousand Sons were prone to suffering spontaneous mutations due to their unstable gene-seed reactly poorly to Warp energy (not helped by the fact that many of the Thousand Sons were also psykers). Their Primarch Magnus made a deal with Tzeentch to "stabilize" their gene-seed. After they fell to Chaos, the Flesh-Change returned with a vengeance. One of the Thousand Sons sorcerers, Ahzek Ahriman, went behind Magnus' back and performed the Rubric of Ahriman spell in an attempt to stop the Change. The Rubric led to an ''even worse'' case of Body Horror: while it restored and empowered the psyker Thousand Sons, all of the non-psyker Thousand Sons were reduced to dust inside their PoweredArmor, becoming little more than puppets controlled by the Thousand Sons sorcerors.
31st Oct '16 8:57:58 PM CountDorku
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** Chaplain Cassius, although he's a good(ish) guy. Most Chaplains appear to have a SkullForAHead because that's the helmet that serves as their badge of office. Cassius appears to have a SkullForAHead because he copped an awful lot of Tyranid bio-acid to the face and that's his actual skull plainly visible. The only reason he can still see is because of the heavy-duty bionics he got.
21st Aug '16 12:31:02 PM nombretomado
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* The nastier Exsurgent virus strains in ''EclipsePhase'' deliver this to their victims. It is strongly recommended that you don't end up with said strains. We mean seriously, [[MercyKill bullet-through-the-stack]] recommended.

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* The nastier Exsurgent virus strains in ''EclipsePhase'' ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' deliver this to their victims. It is strongly recommended that you don't end up with said strains. We mean seriously, [[MercyKill bullet-through-the-stack]] recommended.



* TabletopGame/{{FATAL}} is a tabletop game with too many issues to possibly list, but body horror is right up there. One egregious example is that a miscast spell can leave a spellcaster afflicted with a massive, grotesquely swollen nutsack for a random number of days. This game is infinitely worse for women and female characters, too.

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* TabletopGame/{{FATAL}} ''TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}'' is a tabletop game with too many issues to possibly list, but body horror is right up there. One egregious example is that a miscast spell can leave a spellcaster afflicted with a massive, grotesquely swollen nutsack for a random number of days. This game is infinitely worse for women and female characters, too.
13th Aug '16 4:06:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WarhammerFantasy'' has just as much BodyHorror, in its way, as does 40k; the fact it shares the same Chaos Gods as 40K doesn't help. ''WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' and ''BlackCrusade'' in particular give a very good look at some of the mutations it's possible to be "blessed" with.

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* ''WarhammerFantasy'' ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' has just as much BodyHorror, in its way, as does 40k; the fact it shares the same Chaos Gods as 40K doesn't help. ''WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' and ''BlackCrusade'' ''TabletopGame/BlackCrusade'' in particular give a very good look at some of the mutations it's possible to be "blessed" with.
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