History Comicstrip / KnightsOfTheDinnerTable

13th Mar '16 5:14:04 PM hyphz
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* MenAreChildish and WomenAreWiser: the female characters generally have a much more mature attitude than most (but not all) of the males.
27th Feb '16 1:08:09 PM Whisperer
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* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: In "Snatch and Grab" (Issue 181), Sara grabs the lucky die, Emerald Fitz, and refuses to let the boys have it, insisting that it must be destroyed. In the ensuing argument, Sara challenges Brian, Johnny, Bob, and Dave, each in turn, to ''take'' the die from her. She was anticipating that the boys would back down rather than fight her, and at first, it seemed like they would. Sara's strategy ultimately backfired, though, when Bob said, "Dude, there's like '''four''' of us ... If we bum rush her, we could take her!" and the other boys quickly fall in line to agree with him. Sara realizes that she's in trouble, because she can't fight all four of the boys at once, and she has to think of something else quickly. She does, but a fight breaks out, anyway, although Sara manages to hold her own long enough to escape, with the boys in pursuit.



* Hypocrite: In "The Dining Room of Horrendous Doom" (Issue 132), the Knights are horrified to realize that they are trapped in B.A.'s living room, with the lights out, and Colonel Prowler on the loose. When B.A., Bob, Dave, and Brian all resolutely refuse to try to get to the fuse box to restore the lights, or otherwise do anything that risks being attacked by the cat, Sara sarcastically says, "Lucky me, trapped in a room filled with ''heroic men types.''" Sara was berating the boys for their cowardice ... even though Sara wasn't budging from ''her'' chair, either.

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* Hypocrite: {{Hypocrite}}: In "The Dining Room of Horrendous Doom" (Issue 132), the Knights are horrified to realize that they are trapped in B.A.'s living room, with the lights out, and Colonel Prowler on the loose. When B.A., Bob, Dave, and Brian all resolutely refuse to try to get to the fuse box to restore the lights, or otherwise do anything that risks being attacked by the cat, Sara sarcastically says, "Lucky me, trapped in a room filled with ''heroic men types.''" Sara was berating the boys for their cowardice ... even though Sara wasn't budging from ''her'' chair, either.
27th Feb '16 12:32:49 PM Whisperer
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* Hypocrite: In "The Dining Room of Horrendous Doom" (Issue 132), the Knights are horrified to realize that they are trapped in B.A.'s living room, with the lights out, and Colonel Prowler on the loose. When B.A., Bob, Dave, and Brian all resolutely refuse to try to get to the fuse box to restore the lights, or otherwise do anything that risks being attacked by the cat, Sara sarcastically says, "Lucky me, trapped in a room filled with ''heroic men types.''" Sara was berating the boys for their cowardice ... even though Sara wasn't budging from ''her'' chair, either.
21st Feb '16 8:34:43 PM Whisperer
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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Dave doesn't remember who told him about B.A.'s nervous breakdown, but it definitely wasn't Sara or Brian.
20th Feb '16 10:54:24 PM KatieinSerenity
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* CannotKeepASecret: Patty. Two glasses of red wine, and the girl will sing like a canary.
20th Feb '16 9:35:01 PM KatieinSerenity
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* KickTheDog: After buying the rights to ''Dawg : The RPG'' from B.A. for a mere $75, Gary Jackson turns the game into the surprise hit of [=GaryCon=]. B.A. is forced to watch as other people make a fortune on the game he created, while poor B.A. gets no royalties, no recognition, nothing. In "The Rumor Mill" (Issue 158), Weird Pete rubs salt in the wound by handing B.A. a copy of ''Dawg : The RPG'' and mentioning how well it was selling for him. B.A. sadly says, "Oh, that's cold, Pete. That's cold." At the end of the strip, he decides to buy the game, highlighting the irony of B.A. having to pay to get a copy of the game he invented.
19th Feb '16 9:50:42 AM Whisperer
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** In their [[TabletopGame/Hackmaster Hackmaster]] RPG campaign, the boys' characters, called "The Untouchable Trio," have burned villages to the ground, started wars, committed mass murder, devastated entire nations ... Yet, whenever the Untouchable Trio encountered trouble from people knowing them by reputation and hating them, the boys would immediately start whining about how they were always getting "screwed over." When the Untouchable Trio was arrested and taken under imperial guard to stand trial for their crimes, Bob accused B.A. (the group's GM) of having a vendetta against their characters. It never seemed to occur to Bob that being put in prison just ''might'' be a logical consequence of killing thousands of innocent people.

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** In their [[TabletopGame/Hackmaster Hackmaster]] RPG ''Hackmaster'' campaign, the boys' characters, called "The Untouchable Trio," have burned villages to the ground, started wars, committed mass murder, devastated entire nations ... Yet, whenever the Untouchable Trio encountered trouble from people knowing them by reputation and hating them, the boys would immediately start whining about how they were always getting "screwed over." When the Untouchable Trio was arrested and taken under imperial guard to stand trial for their crimes, Bob accused B.A. (the group's GM) of having a vendetta against their characters. It never seemed to occur to Bob that being put in prison just ''might'' be a logical consequence of killing thousands of innocent people.



** In one storyline, B.A. ran the group through the module ''The Biggest Damn Dungeon Ever,'' which was rated as being an extremely dangerous adventure. The group kept sending their 1st-level characters into the deadliest part of the dungeon, and when their characters always died, the boys blamed B.A., and insinuated that he was cheating.

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** In one storyline, B.A. ran the group through the module ''The "The Biggest Damn Dungeon Ever,'' Ever," which was rated as being an extremely dangerous adventure. The group kept sending their 1st-level characters into the deadliest part of the dungeon, and when their characters always died, the boys blamed B.A., and insinuated that he was cheating.
19th Feb '16 9:44:04 AM Whisperer
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* NeverMyFault: Anything bad that happens to Bob, Dave, and Brian is ''always'' somebody else's fault. No exceptions.
** In their [[TabletopGame/Hackmaster Hackmaster]] RPG campaign, the boys' characters, called "The Untouchable Trio," have burned villages to the ground, started wars, committed mass murder, devastated entire nations ... Yet, whenever the Untouchable Trio encountered trouble from people knowing them by reputation and hating them, the boys would immediately start whining about how they were always getting "screwed over." When the Untouchable Trio was arrested and taken under imperial guard to stand trial for their crimes, Bob accused B.A. (the group's GM) of having a vendetta against their characters. It never seemed to occur to Bob that being put in prison just ''might'' be a logical consequence of killing thousands of innocent people.
** When Sara tried to run the group through an adventure she had designed (and won an award for), the boys kept wasting time hunting small animals for easy experience, and doing other trivial activities that had nothing to do with the adventure. When the game went sour as a result, Bob blamed Sara, asking her, "You claim this piece of **** took top honors?"
** In one storyline, B.A. ran the group through the module ''The Biggest Damn Dungeon Ever,'' which was rated as being an extremely dangerous adventure. The group kept sending their 1st-level characters into the deadliest part of the dungeon, and when their characters always died, the boys blamed B.A., and insinuated that he was cheating.
19th Feb '16 9:33:56 AM Whisperer
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* MoeCouplet: Just about everything that B.A. and Patty do as a couple is adorable [[UpToEleven to the extreme]].
21st Jan '16 1:53:12 PM SteveMB
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfRules:
** The Hackmaster rules are complex enough to allow plenty of scope for Brian's RulesLawyer shenanigans and B.A.'s attempts to counteract them.
** One story features a WorldWarOne game with a ''huge'' amount of maps and pieces packed into a military surplus footlocker, covering the entire war in fine tactical detail. A group of gamers pooled their funds for the $400 price tag, with the winner of the first game getting to keep it. After four years (i.e. about the time the actual WWI took), Weird Pete and Brian and ''still'' playing out that first game.
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