History Comicstrip / KnightsOfTheDinnerTable

2nd Jul '16 4:09:15 AM Pennyforth
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* HollywoodScience: Averted in one of the few moments where the players ''weren't'' trying to pull a fast one on B.A., ironically during a SpaceHack (sci-fi) game. When the players' characters were desperate for hydrogen to fuel their starship, they clashed with B.A., who was somehow convinced that hydrogen was a ''rare element'' (in truth, it's the least rare element on the Periodic Table), over whether or not they could acquire it in abundance by taking on '''water''' (that's H
O, as in hydrogen and oxygen) from an ocean planet and cracking it into its constituent elements.

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* HollywoodScience: Averted in one of the few moments where the players ''weren't'' trying to pull a fast one on B.A., ironically during a SpaceHack (sci-fi) game. When the players' characters were desperate for hydrogen to fuel their starship, they clashed with B.A., who was somehow convinced that hydrogen was a ''rare element'' (in truth, it's the least rare element on the most abundant Periodic Table), element known to man), over whether or not they could acquire it in abundance by taking on '''water''' (that's H
O, as in hydrogen and oxygen) from an ocean planet and cracking it into its constituent elements.
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2nd Jul '16 4:05:54 AM Pennyforth
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* HollywoodScience: Averted in one of the few moments where the players ''weren't'' trying to pull a fast one on B.A., ironically during a SpaceHack (sci-fi) game. When the players' characters were desperate for hydrogen to fuel their starship, they clashed with B.A., who was somehow convinced that hydrogen was a ''rare element'' (in truth, it's the least rare element on the Periodic Table), over whether or not they could acquire it in abundance by taking on '''water''' (that's H



* HumanMail: 'Operation: Pig in a Poke' involves shipping Bob inside a crate to Hard 8 Enterprises so he can download command words from Tulley's computer. The plan starts to unravel when Brian can not afford to send the crate overnight express, so he opts to send it freight instead.
* HumanNotepad: Brian carves his character's spells into the backs of Bob and Dave's characters so he could always have access to spells.

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* HumanMail: 'Operation: Pig in a Poke' involves shipping Bob inside a crate to Hard 8 Enterprises so he can download command words from Tulley's computer. The plan starts to unravel when Brian can not afford to send balks at the cost of sending the crate overnight express, so he opts to send it freight instead.
* HumanNotepad: Brian carves has his character's spells into tattooed onto the backs of Bob and Dave's characters so he could always have access to spells.
11th Jun '16 1:11:28 AM Pennyforth
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* {{Jerkass}}: Every character has held the "Jerkass ball" at some point or another, with Bob, Stevil, and Pete being the most common. Brian often falls into this trope as well though less frequently in later issues.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Every character has held the "Jerkass ball" at some point or another, with Bob, Stevil, and Pete being the most common. common.
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Brian often falls into in and out of this trope on a regular basis, reaching new heights in 2015-2016 storylines where mistreatments of Bob for, ultimately, Brian's own personal gain include:
*** Convincing Bob to allow himself to be mailed
as well though less frequently a first class package to infiltrate Gary Jackson Games' warehouse. Brian then balks at the cost of first class (''after'' Bob has been sealed in) and pays the cheapest rate instead, leaving "the package" to be lost in later issues.the mail long enough for Bob's food supplies to run out and lose contact with Brian when his cell phone battery dies.
*** Almost immediately after the resolution of the above, convincing Bob to hand over his and Sheila's rent payment for a questionable-at-best "investment opportunity"--an act which has seemingly ended Bob and Sheila's relationship.
11th Jun '16 12:59:46 AM Pennyforth
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** Possibly a ShoutOut to the incident in 1990 where the Secret Service actually raided the offices of [[Creator/SteveJacksonGames Steve Jackson Games]], under the mistaken belief that the ''GURPS Cyberpunk'' roleplaying game handbook in development was in fact a manual for real-life cyber-criminals.
6th Jun '16 1:08:58 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* CrazyPrepared: Brian

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* CrazyPrepared: BrianBrian, ''all the time''. To give one example, in case his character gets his hands on a Wish Spell, Brian has a pages-long carefully written run-on sentence in his briefcase which is designed to grant his character true immortality. He has even had the document reviewed by an actual paralegal. BA and his fellow Gamemasters cannot find a flaw in the wish, but Brian's PC becoming immortal means that a previously restrained god has the right to destroy him. EVEN THEN this only triggers a clause that undoes the effects of the wish and gives Brian 25,000 gp.
2nd Jun '16 12:18:03 AM Doug86
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** 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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** One story features a WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI 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.
20th May '16 11:13:49 PM foxley
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* AccidentalTruth: After the fifth Golden Ticket is found, Brian spreads a rumour that one of the Golden Tickets was a forgery so he can umload his stash of Hackerjacks. However, it turns out that one the reported Golden Tickets ''is'' actually a forgery.


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* MistakenForRacist: While attending Garycon, B.A. gets covered in dye from an exploding dyepack when dave attempts to open Brian's briefcase (ItMakesSenseInContext). He attempts to remove it with lighter fluid and only succeeds in smearing it all over his face and hands, making it look like he is in BlackFace. After several people make comments about how offensive his costume is, Sheila is able to explain it away as a (very poor) Drow cosplay.
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.
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