History Characters / KnightsOfTheDinnerTable

7th Jan '18 11:20:54 AM nombretomado
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: At one point when JoJo was unavailable, Skip was sent to deal with the [[RunningGag latest "problem in Muncie".]]

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: At one point when JoJo [=JoJo=] was unavailable, Skip was sent to deal with the [[RunningGag latest "problem in Muncie".]]
2nd Jan '18 12:01:28 AM FearlessSon
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Added DiffLines:

* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When he first enters the comic, even before he enters the ''panel'', [[IncomingHam he immediately sets the tone]]:
--->'''Nitro''': [[Music/TheBeatles I am the walrus! I am the dice man! Goo goo g'joob!]]
1st Jan '18 11:48:45 PM FearlessSon
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* TheScrooge: One could say he {{Min Max}}es his finances.

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* TheScrooge: One could say he {{Min Max}}es is MinMaxing his finances.
1st Jan '18 11:47:47 PM FearlessSon
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* TheStoic: B.A. notes that Brian is a very difficult person to read, seeming largely impassive except for a [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter harsh belly-laugh when he throws a fireball at a target he knows he can crush]], when he {{Mood Whiplash}}es into a {{Table Flip}}ing rage, or incoherent blubbering when he has to [[CannotTalkToWomen talk to a girl outside a gaming context]].

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* TheStoic: B.A. notes that Brian is a very difficult person to read, seeming largely impassive except for a [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter harsh belly-laugh when he throws a fireball at a target he knows he can crush]], when he {{Mood Whiplash}}es into a {{Table Flip}}ing [[FlippingTheTable Table Flipping]] rage, or incoherent blubbering when he has to [[CannotTalkToWomen talk to a girl outside a gaming context]].
1st Jan '18 11:46:25 PM FearlessSon
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* TheScrooge

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* TheScroogeTheScrooge: One could say he {{Min Max}}es his finances.
* TheStoic: B.A. notes that Brian is a very difficult person to read, seeming largely impassive except for a [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter harsh belly-laugh when he throws a fireball at a target he knows he can crush]], when he {{Mood Whiplash}}es into a {{Table Flip}}ing rage, or incoherent blubbering when he has to [[CannotTalkToWomen talk to a girl outside a gaming context]].
5th Dec '17 10:18:20 AM FF32
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* CannotTalkToWomen/CannotSpitItOut: So badly that even B.A. pities him. Brian is terrible at talking to women about anything not game-related, to the point where Sheila gets revenge on him by locking him in a room with Creator/FeliciaDay.

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* CannotTalkToWomen/CannotSpitItOut: CannotTalkToWomen / CannotSpitItOut: So badly that even B.A. pities him. Brian is terrible at talking to women about anything not game-related, to the point where Sheila gets revenge on him by locking him in a room with Creator/FeliciaDay.
17th Sep '17 9:47:07 AM nombretomado
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* AspergersSyndrome: Shows the symptoms of this. At the very least, he's extremely introverted.
8th Sep '17 11:34:31 AM Roo
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** Lampshaded when Weird Pete - and to a lesser extent, Dave - seem to get the gist of everything Squirrely attempts to communicate.

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** Lampshaded when Weird Pete - and to a lesser extent, Dave and Gordo - seem to get the gist of everything Squirrely attempts to communicate.communicate. Gordo even manages to understand him well enough to successfully play "I Spy" with him.
* NearlyNormalAnimal: Chimps are already pretty humanlike, but Squirrely takes it to the next level.
20th Feb '17 12:52:59 AM jormis29
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The makers of most of the games played in the Muncie community, most notably Hackmaster. Hard 8 is loosely based on TSR, and when Hackmaster was first published in real life, all but the first foreword was written as though the Hard 8 characters were the ones writing it. Though regularly featured, the interactions between this set of characters and the Knights are infrequent and almost always indirect.

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The makers of most of the games played in the Muncie community, most notably Hackmaster. Hard 8 is loosely based on TSR, Creator/{{TSR}}, and when Hackmaster was first published in real life, all but the first foreword was written as though the Hard 8 characters were the ones writing it. Though regularly featured, the interactions between this set of characters and the Knights are infrequent and almost always indirect.



Gary's ex-wife and the runner of a successful paperback publishing company. Gary left Hard 8 to his son Timmy but the company is being held in trust till he turns 18 leaving Heidi to run the company as the trustee. She clearly has an axe to grind with her deceased ex but also is (presumably) trying to protect her son's legacy and make it profitable. Problem is, Hard 8 had always been a labor of love whereas Heidi expects the company to perform like hers does. This is pretty clearly a nod to Lorraine Williams (though not a direct parody) who was part of a business deal that took [=DnD=] from Gary Gygax and played a role in the failure of TSR. She also released a new edition of Hackmaster, the only details for which seemed to match up with 4th edition Dungeons and Dragons from real life.

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Gary's ex-wife and the runner of a successful paperback publishing company. Gary left Hard 8 to his son Timmy but the company is being held in trust till he turns 18 leaving Heidi to run the company as the trustee. She clearly has an axe to grind with her deceased ex but also is (presumably) trying to protect her son's legacy and make it profitable. Problem is, Hard 8 had always been a labor of love whereas Heidi expects the company to perform like hers does. This is pretty clearly a nod to Lorraine Williams (though not a direct parody) who was part of a business deal that took [=DnD=] from Gary Gygax Creator/GaryGygax and played a role in the failure of TSR.Creator/{{TSR}}. She also released a new edition of Hackmaster, the only details for which seemed to match up with 4th edition Dungeons and Dragons from real life.
16th Jan '17 7:16:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* FriendToAllChildren: Sara always seems to get on pretty well with children (like the Pee Wee HackMaster League). Except for the [[HormoneAddledTeenager two 13-year olds]] at Gary Con, that is.

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* FriendToAllChildren: Sara always seems to get on pretty well with children (like the Pee Wee HackMaster TabletopGame/HackMaster League). Except for the [[HormoneAddledTeenager two 13-year olds]] at Gary Con, that is.



* {{BFS}}: His HackMaster +12, of course. When introduced to the game in ages past, Dave's ''very first'' comment was "I want a big-ass sword!".

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* {{BFS}}: His HackMaster TabletopGame/HackMaster +12, of course. When introduced to the game in ages past, Dave's ''very first'' comment was "I want a big-ass sword!".



* YesMan: As noted, all he ever did at Hard 8 staff meetings was agree with Gary Jackson's pronouncements. According to the [[WordOfGod cast list]], his playtest reports described every newly developed game as "the next HackMaster".

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* YesMan: As noted, all he ever did at Hard 8 staff meetings was agree with Gary Jackson's pronouncements. According to the [[WordOfGod cast list]], his playtest reports described every newly developed game as "the next HackMaster".
TabletopGame/HackMaster".



An all-female gaming group that meets separately from the male-dominated Muncie gaming community (though nearly all of them have other groups they play with regularly and for tournament purposes). They're also part of a larger organization of the same name that lobbies Hard8 and the HackMaster Players' Association to change the sexist depictions of women and some of the more chauvinistic rules (such as the Strength penalty for female characters.) The local group is run by Patty Gauzweiler. Although the LoH are only rarely shown actually gaming, their membership includes most of the strip's prominent female gamers, including Sara, Patty, and several others.

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An all-female gaming group that meets separately from the male-dominated Muncie gaming community (though nearly all of them have other groups they play with regularly and for tournament purposes). They're also part of a larger organization of the same name that lobbies Hard8 and the HackMaster TabletopGame/HackMaster Players' Association to change the sexist depictions of women and some of the more chauvinistic rules (such as the Strength penalty for female characters.) The local group is run by Patty Gauzweiler. Although the LoH are only rarely shown actually gaming, their membership includes most of the strip's prominent female gamers, including Sara, Patty, and several others.
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