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29th Feb '16 3:36:05 PM wikkit
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* The 4th Edition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' Monster Manual has an [[{{Narm}} infamously hilarious]] example where it requires a [=DC20=] Knowledge (nature) check to learn that bears ''attack with their claws''. MemeticMutation has extended similar gems of wisdom to fire ([=DC15=]: Fire is hot), water ([=DC25=]: When immersed in water, organisms with lungs cannot breathe) and bees ([=DC20=]: BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES).

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* The 4th Edition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' Monster Manual has an [[{{Narm}} infamously hilarious]] example where it requires a [=DC20=] Knowledge (nature) check to learn that bears ''attack with their claws''. MemeticMutation has extended similar gems of wisdom to fire ([=DC15=]: Fire is hot), water ([=DC25=]: When immersed in water, organisms with lungs cannot breathe) and bees ([=DC20=]: BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES).BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES).
21st Jul '14 6:34:56 AM Meneth
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** The card Fat Ass, which gained additional Power if you were eating, had reminder text that ''defined eating.''

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** The card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74224 Fat Ass, Ass]], which gained additional Power if you were eating, had reminder text that ''defined eating.''
21st Jun '14 3:25:46 PM FordPrefect
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** Which is actually very useful description showing that low skill in a given area may include not only lack of aptitude but also limited, short-incomplete or even false perceptions. In case quoted the skill of providing tactical support is limited to knowledge of GatlingGood and MoreDakka tropes.

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** Which is actually a very useful description showing that low skill in a given area may include not only lack of aptitude but also limited, short-incomplete or even false perceptions. In the case quoted quoted, the skill of providing tactical support is limited to knowledge of GatlingGood and MoreDakka tropes.
13th Feb '14 6:37:05 PM Willbyr
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* The card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=73943 Duh]] from the ''MagicTheGathering'' joke set Unhinged invokes this trope. ''(Reminder text is any italicized text in parentheses that explains rules you already know.)''

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* The card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=73943 Duh]] from the ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' joke set Unhinged invokes this trope. ''(Reminder text is any italicized text in parentheses that explains rules you already know.)''
13th Feb '14 6:36:12 PM Willbyr
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--> All examples found in games with physical equipment, played generally on top of a table but occasionally on the floor, are here!
* ''CthulhuTech'''s description for having a low "Support Weapons" skill: "Support Weapons make bigger explosions than other weapons and you think that's cool."

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* ''CthulhuTech'''s ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech'''s description for having a low "Support Weapons" skill: "Support Weapons make bigger explosions than other weapons and you think that's cool."
30th Dec '13 7:42:57 AM FirebirdMaximus
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* ''CthulhuTech'''s description for having a low "Support Weapons" skill: "Support Weapons make bigger explosions than other weapons and you think that's cool."
** Which is actually very useful description showing that low skill in a given area may include not only lack of aptitude but also limited, short-incomplete or even false perceptions. In case quoted the skill of providing tactical support is limited to knowledge of GatlingGood and MoreDakka tropes.



* ''CthulhuTech'''s description for having a low "Support Weapons" skill: "Support Weapons make bigger explosions than other weapons and you think that's cool."
** Which is actually very useful description showing that low skill in a given area may include not only lack of aptitude but also limited, short-incomplete or even false perceptions. In case quoted the skill of providing tactical support is limited to knowledge of GatlingGood and MoreDakka tropes.
* The ''WebOriginal/StarWreck'' RPG has "State the Obvious" as a special ability. Most of the time it isn't very helpful but if the rest of the group FailedASpotCheck it provides a huge bonus. Given that this is "''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'': [[AC: [[RecycledInSPACE THE SPACE OPERA]]]]" this translates to a 25% chance.
* An old roleplaying story from a ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' game has the players trying to put together a plan to defend against an impending attack by the violent Sabbat. One player, pleased with his insight, says, "If I know the Sabbat, when they come, they'll come at night." Everyone just stares at him until somebody breaks character and replies "Of course they'll come at night. They're vampires."


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* The ''WebOriginal/StarWreck'' RPG has "State the Obvious" as a special ability. Most of the time it isn't very helpful but if the rest of the group FailedASpotCheck it provides a huge bonus. Given that this is "''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'': [[AC: [[RecycledInSPACE THE SPACE OPERA]]]]" this translates to a 25% chance.
* An old roleplaying story from a ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' game has the players trying to put together a plan to defend against an impending attack by the violent Sabbat. One player, pleased with his insight, says, "If I know the Sabbat, when they come, they'll come at night." Everyone just stares at him until somebody breaks character and replies "Of course they'll come at night. They're vampires."
29th Apr '13 1:02:52 PM JIKTV
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* The 4th Edition ''DungeonsAndDragons'' Monster Manual has an [[{{Narm}} infamously hilarious]] example where it requires a [=DC20=] Knowledge (nature) check to learn that bears ''attack with their claws''. MemeticMutation has extended similar gems of wisdom to fire ([=DC15=]: Fire is hot), water ([=DC25=]: When immersed in water, organisms with lungs cannot breathe) and bees ([=DC20=]: BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES).

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* The 4th Edition ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' Monster Manual has an [[{{Narm}} infamously hilarious]] example where it requires a [=DC20=] Knowledge (nature) check to learn that bears ''attack with their claws''. MemeticMutation has extended similar gems of wisdom to fire ([=DC15=]: Fire is hot), water ([=DC25=]: When immersed in water, organisms with lungs cannot breathe) and bees ([=DC20=]: BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES).



* The ''StarWreck'' RPG has "State the Obvious" as a special ability. Most of the time it isn't very helpful but if the rest of the group FailedASpotCheck it provides a huge bonus. Given that this is "''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'': [[AC: [[RecycledInSPACE THE SPACE OPERA]]]]" this translates to a 25% chance.

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* The ''StarWreck'' ''WebOriginal/StarWreck'' RPG has "State the Obvious" as a special ability. Most of the time it isn't very helpful but if the rest of the group FailedASpotCheck it provides a huge bonus. Given that this is "''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'': [[AC: [[RecycledInSPACE THE SPACE OPERA]]]]" this translates to a 25% chance.
22nd Apr '13 9:40:37 AM LadyJafaria
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** The card Fat Ass, which gained additional Power if you were eating, had reminder text that ''defined eating.''
1st Dec '12 12:29:49 PM CaveCat
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--> All examples found in games with physical equipment, played generally on top of a table but occasionally on the floor, are here!
* The 4th Edition ''DungeonsAndDragons'' Monster Manual has an [[{{Narm}} infamously hilarious]] example where it requires a [=DC20=] Knowledge (nature) check to learn that bears ''attack with their claws''. MemeticMutation has extended similar gems of wisdom to fire ([=DC15=]: Fire is hot), water ([=DC25=]: When immersed in water, organisms with lungs cannot breathe) and bees ([=DC20=]: BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES).
** "[=DC15=]: Bears live in the woods". Well you could get it wrong, and then your characters think bears live in condos in Florida and vacation in Newfoundland.
** Given the other creatures inhabiting the typical ''Dungeons & Dragons'' world, a less educated person might be forgiven for thinking that bears attack with [[EyeBeams death rays from their eyes]]. In fact, in ''World of Synnibarr'', bears ''do'' attack with death rays from their eyes.
* ''CthulhuTech'''s description for having a low "Support Weapons" skill: "Support Weapons make bigger explosions than other weapons and you think that's cool."
** Which is actually very useful description showing that low skill in a given area may include not only lack of aptitude but also limited, short-incomplete or even false perceptions. In case quoted the skill of providing tactical support is limited to knowledge of GatlingGood and MoreDakka tropes.
* The ''StarWreck'' RPG has "State the Obvious" as a special ability. Most of the time it isn't very helpful but if the rest of the group FailedASpotCheck it provides a huge bonus. Given that this is "''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'': [[AC: [[RecycledInSPACE THE SPACE OPERA]]]]" this translates to a 25% chance.
* An old roleplaying story from a ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' game has the players trying to put together a plan to defend against an impending attack by the violent Sabbat. One player, pleased with his insight, says, "If I know the Sabbat, when they come, they'll come at night." Everyone just stares at him until somebody breaks character and replies "Of course they'll come at night. They're vampires."
* The card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=73943 Duh]] from the ''MagicTheGathering'' joke set Unhinged invokes this trope. ''(Reminder text is any italicized text in parentheses that explains rules you already know.)''
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