History BodyHorror / TabletopGames

29th Aug '17 2:42:40 AM CountDorku
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* Many monsters in ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' also feature some element of body horror. Then again, the player characters may end up as magical cyborgs with not-terribly-clean designs, or poor quality from [[MedicalHorror body-chop-shops]]; they may have horrid parasites grafted to them, or strange symbiotes which do not look very attractive and can cause insanity due to the side effects of hosting them; they may also be turned into bio-borg by having much of their bodies replaced with bioengineered, magically-enhanced organisms in the same way as having major cybernetic conversions done. Or maybe not: with so many races playable as player characters, your species may conform to the trope anyway. You could even be captured and experimented on by alien mad scientists living on a submersible starship under the sea. Also, there are bio-wizard weapons made by magic, metal forging, engineerinig, and trapping beings inside for a source of magic, from faeries to a psychic worm that looks like a length of intestine with an eye on the end as it is, and is sadly trapped, brain-damaged, in a device to provide a source of power.

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* Many monsters in ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' also feature some element of body horror. Then again, the player characters may end up as magical cyborgs with not-terribly-clean designs, or poor quality from [[MedicalHorror body-chop-shops]]; they may have horrid parasites grafted to them, or strange symbiotes which do not look very attractive and can cause insanity due to the side effects of hosting them; they may also be turned into bio-borg by having much of their bodies replaced with bioengineered, magically-enhanced organisms in the same way as having major cybernetic conversions done. Or maybe not: with so many races playable as player characters, your species may conform to the trope anyway. You could even be captured and experimented on by alien mad scientists living on a submersible starship under the sea. Also, there are bio-wizard weapons made by magic, metal forging, engineerinig, engineering, and trapping beings inside for a source of magic, from faeries to a psychic worm that looks like a length of intestine with an eye on the end as it is, and is sadly trapped, brain-damaged, in a device to provide a source of power.


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* Some of the Incapacitated artworks in ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'' are very nasty. Friction, of the Vengeful Five, begins twisting and distorting thanks to her experimental, unsafe super-speed suit; [[SizeShifter Sky-Scraper's]] Extremist variant suffers from out-of-control growth surges in random parts of her body; and the Hunted Naturalist is already suffering from uncontrolled shape-shifting, it just gets worse when he's incapped.
5th Jul '17 1:47:19 PM ElectroKraken
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** Daemon Princes do not escape this either. It is said that the difference between Spawndom and Daemonhood is willpower, meaning that a Daemon Prince is simply a Chaos Spawn that managed to not have it's mind utterly broken by the heaps upon heaps of body horror and associated trauma forced onto him.

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** Daemon Princes do not escape this either. It is said that the difference between Spawndom and Daemonhood is willpower, meaning that a Daemon Prince is simply a Chaos Spawn that managed to not have it's its mind utterly broken by the heaps upon heaps of body horror and associated trauma forced onto him.
2nd Jul '17 9:54:55 PM WillBGood
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*** Buuuut, since we're sadistic bastards, here it is: [[spoiler:Lillun was a young (about twelve-year-old) who was sold to the Yozis by her mother and transformed into a phylactery-womb to hold the Infernal Exaltations when they're not currently in a mortal host. This has had the dual effects of shattering her mind and mutating her body into a massive, bloated, diseased *thing* covered in diseased flesh upon which various unnatural orifices randomly open and close.]]

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*** Buuuut, since we're sadistic bastards, here it is: [[spoiler:Lillun was a young (about twelve-year-old) who was sold to the Yozis by her mother and transformed into a phylactery-womb to hold the Infernal Exaltations when they're not currently in a mortal host. This has had the dual effects of shattering her mind and mutating her body into a massive, bloated, diseased *thing* bloated ''thing'' covered in diseased flesh upon which various unnatural orifices randomly open and close.]]
2nd Jul '17 9:54:25 PM WillBGood
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** Canon example Chimera, Echinna, was imprisoned in the Wyld for decades (or was it centuries?) and has, as a result, ''completely'' lost control over her shapeshifting powers. In her illustration, she has (hidden for the sake of readers' appetite) [[spoiler:bony appendages for hair; three eyes on her forehead; three breasts of different sizes; feline striped furs on her right side; righ--''a leg'' of a mantis, an ostrich, and... one that is a whole squid with a moose's leg emerging from the tentacles; a reptilian tail with a whole upper body of a lizard at the end, which is vomiting a tail of a tadpole and a raptor's talon; a leather butterfly wing and a mess of bird's wing bones; a left arm with saurian talons; and two right arms, one of which is an erroneously grown cluster of tentacles and another which is a '''wolf fetus'''. She is covered in random, half-grown body parts (such as eyes) and bound with a braided length of intestine]]. The full glory/horror of Chimerical existence can be seen [[http://mooncalfe.deviantart.com/gallery/123520#/dv2uht here]] (NSFW, by the way). While such a random, impossible arrangement of mismatched body parts can be a form of Chimerism, some Chimerae go the other way -- one suggested example is a pool of body fluids that stares at you.

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** Canon example Chimera, Echinna, was imprisoned in the Wyld for decades (or was it centuries?) and has, as a result, ''completely'' lost control over her shapeshifting powers. In her illustration, she has (hidden for the sake of readers' appetite) [[spoiler:bony appendages for hair; three eyes on her forehead; three breasts of different sizes; feline striped furs on her right side; righ--''a leg'' of a mantis, an ostrich, and... one that is a whole squid with a moose's leg emerging from the tentacles; a reptilian tail with a whole upper body of a lizard at the end, which is vomiting a tail of a tadpole and a raptor's talon; a leather butterfly wing and a mess of bird's wing bones; a left arm with saurian talons; and two right arms, one of which is an erroneously grown cluster of tentacles and another which is a '''wolf fetus'''. She is covered in random, half-grown body parts (such as eyes) and bound with a braided length of intestine]]. The full glory/horror of Chimerical existence can be seen [[http://mooncalfe.deviantart.com/gallery/123520#/dv2uht here]] (NSFW, by the way). While such a random, impossible arrangement of mismatched body parts can be a form of Chimerism, some Chimerae go the other way -- one suggested example is a pool of body fluids that stares at you.
2nd Jul '17 9:40:04 PM WillBGood
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*** Blue salad do 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!

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*** Blue salad slaad do 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!
2nd Jul '17 9:37:47 PM WillBGood
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** The process of becoming a Space Marine can also be just as horrifying. The standard procedure involves ''18 major surgeries'', one of which requires the implantation of a second skin under your existing one (Black Carapace; thankfully they only have to put this in your back). None of the surgeries are conducted with anesthesia because that would interfere with the bonding process, and in some chapters it is ritualized, so the priests and doctors doing it will take ''prayer breaks'', which ends up complicating a lot of the recruits who would require reconstructive surgery after. The end result is a creature that is so vastly different from the homo sapien they started with that they can no longer eat the same foods (well, space marines can eat human food, but not the other way around. Space Marines also require a vastly different set of dietary needs as well, to maintain their bodies). And that is not to get into the various rituals individual chapters have, which range from putting on gloves that stimulate every single pain nerve in your hand ([[MachoMasochism Imperial Fists]]) to flat out loping said hand off ([[{{Cyborg}} Iron Hands]]). [[SelflessnessTropes There's a reason these things are worshiped as angels.]]

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** The process of becoming a Space Marine can also be just as horrifying. The standard procedure involves ''18 major surgeries'', one of which requires the implantation of a second skin under your existing one (Black Carapace; thankfully they only have to put this in your back). None of the surgeries are conducted with anesthesia because that would interfere with the bonding process, and in some chapters it is ritualized, so the priests and doctors doing it will take ''prayer breaks'', which ends up complicating a lot of the recruits who would require reconstructive surgery after. The end result is a creature that is so vastly different from the homo sapien they started with that they can no longer eat the same foods (well, space marines can eat human food, but not the other way around. Space Marines also require a vastly different set of dietary needs as well, to maintain their bodies). And that is not to get into the various rituals individual chapters have, which range from putting on gloves that stimulate every single pain nerve in your hand ([[MachoMasochism Imperial Fists]]) to flat out loping lopping said hand off ([[{{Cyborg}} Iron Hands]]). [[SelflessnessTropes There's a reason these things are worshiped as angels.]]
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.
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