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10th Jul '17 2:07:02 PM GoblinCipher
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* ''TabletopGame/WitchGirls'' was initially a lighthearted RPG parodying girls' shows like WITCH or Winx Club, but after the weird transformation fetishism inherent in the design was gradually revealed, it came out with a "Wicked Edition", supplements included primarily NightmareFuel monsters, a "Zombiegeddon" was scheduled focusing on necromancy-type witches, and the second edition is set to be titled "Book of Shadows".

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* ''TabletopGame/WitchGirls'' was initially a lighthearted RPG parodying girls' shows like WITCH or Winx Club, but after the weird transformation fetishism inherent in the design was gradually revealed, it came out with a "Wicked Edition", supplements included primarily NightmareFuel monsters, and a "Zombiegeddon" was scheduled focusing on necromancy-type witches, and the second edition is set to be titled "Book of Shadows".witches.
19th Mar '17 9:54:36 AM nombretomado
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** The NewWorldOfDarkness actually plays with this. True, the world is, in general, more miserable and suspicious, but there aren't any looming apocalypses or sense that things are getting worse beyond the perspectives of individual people, and the [[BlackAndGreyMorality moral fabric]] has been lightened a bit (even the CardCarryingVillain groups have explicit EvilVirtues and actual reasons for what they do-however arcane those reasons are). Thus, it's only the prerogative of the [[GameMaster Storyteller]] that decides if it's a WorldHalfFull or not. And you know Lost? ''"World Half Full" is one of the basic premises of the game''. You know what happens to the Lost if they avoid behavior they know is dangerous [[spoiler:like maxing out Wyrd and not decreasing it after you start being hit with Clarity rolls]]? [[spoiler:'''Absolutely nothing.''' This is in contrast to the old game, where it was either death or [[FaceHeelTurn going Dauntain]].]]

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** The NewWorldOfDarkness TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness actually plays with this. True, the world is, in general, more miserable and suspicious, but there aren't any looming apocalypses or sense that things are getting worse beyond the perspectives of individual people, and the [[BlackAndGreyMorality moral fabric]] has been lightened a bit (even the CardCarryingVillain groups have explicit EvilVirtues and actual reasons for what they do-however arcane those reasons are). Thus, it's only the prerogative of the [[GameMaster Storyteller]] that decides if it's a WorldHalfFull or not. And you know Lost? ''"World Half Full" is one of the basic premises of the game''. You know what happens to the Lost if they avoid behavior they know is dangerous [[spoiler:like maxing out Wyrd and not decreasing it after you start being hit with Clarity rolls]]? [[spoiler:'''Absolutely nothing.''' This is in contrast to the old game, where it was either death or [[FaceHeelTurn going Dauntain]].]]
25th Feb '17 2:02:01 PM Yukianesa
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** The Tau, initially introduced as a highly idealistic alien species, received a number of complaints about being {{Purity Sue}}s. Cue 7th Edition, which shows the Tau have adopted a policy of extermination on a number of species including the Orks and the Eldar (as they are "lost causes") and stopped peacefully integrating human populations in favour of simply sending everyone off to forced labour camps. There's also the startling reveal that [[spoiler:the Ethereal caste are controlling the other Tau through pheromones, and also suppressing knowledge of Chaos in the Tau population at large - which is [[DefectorFromDecadence why Commander Farsight left]].]]
30th Jul '16 11:04:02 AM nombretomado
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* The 6th edition of ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'' used the ''D20Modern'' ruleset and was the grimmest, darkest edition of the game, period. While the first edition of TabletopGame/GammaWorld had been a parody of post-nuclear apocalypse, a BlackComedy rich game of wackiness, where one could see things like a laser rifle-toting yeti/cockroach hybrid, Gamma World D20 took everything seriously, making the backstory realistic (genetic engineering and nanotech vs. nuclear war) and portraying all of the horror inherent in such a ruined, freakish world. Gamma World 1e would point out the hilarious side of fighting a garbage grinding robot whose programming had gone mad: Gamma World 6e would emphatically point out what it would like to be on the wrong end of those grinding, snapping, mashing jaws and relentless, implacable hunger... For better or for worse, the 7th edition swung towards [[LighterAndSofter playing up the comedic aspect for all its worth]].

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* The 6th edition of ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'' used the ''D20Modern'' ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' ruleset and was the grimmest, darkest edition of the game, period. While the first edition of TabletopGame/GammaWorld had been a parody of post-nuclear apocalypse, a BlackComedy rich game of wackiness, where one could see things like a laser rifle-toting yeti/cockroach hybrid, Gamma World D20 took everything seriously, making the backstory realistic (genetic engineering and nanotech vs. nuclear war) and portraying all of the horror inherent in such a ruined, freakish world. Gamma World 1e would point out the hilarious side of fighting a garbage grinding robot whose programming had gone mad: Gamma World 6e would emphatically point out what it would like to be on the wrong end of those grinding, snapping, mashing jaws and relentless, implacable hunger... For better or for worse, the 7th edition swung towards [[LighterAndSofter playing up the comedic aspect for all its worth]].
31st Jan '16 7:34:37 PM Josef5678
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** The first player's handbook removed the gnomes and replaced them with tieflings, who are no longer fiend-blooded mortals but the blood-cursed descendants of a FallenEmpire that turned to worship of Asmodeus in an effort to conquer the world and lost everything.

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** The first player's handbook removed the gnomes and replaced them with tieflings, who are no longer fiend-blooded mortals but the blood-cursed descendants of a FallenEmpire fallen empire that turned to worship of Asmodeus in an effort to conquer the world and lost everything.



** Elves went from being super-perfect beings who were naturally gifted in both nature and magic to two races; the "masters of magic" became the Eladrin race, who are now a FallenEmpire that struggle ceaselessly against their Drow kindred and the above-mentioned Fomorians, whilst the Elves who retain the "ones who walk with nature" aspect are now those who were stranded in (or fled to) the mortal world, where they have lost the bulk of their magical nature from living outside of the Feywild.

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** Elves went from being super-perfect beings who were naturally gifted in both nature and magic to two races; the "masters of magic" became the Eladrin race, who are now a FallenEmpire fallen empire that struggle ceaselessly against their Drow kindred and the above-mentioned Fomorians, whilst the Elves who retain the "ones who walk with nature" aspect are now those who were stranded in (or fled to) the mortal world, where they have lost the bulk of their magical nature from living outside of the Feywild.



* ''TabletopGame/BlissStage'' is essentially "Manga/{{Bokurano}}: The Roleplaying Game".

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* %%* ''TabletopGame/BlissStage'' is essentially "Manga/{{Bokurano}}: The Roleplaying Game".
13th Oct '15 6:22:47 PM sinndogg
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** The 3rd edition of ''Warhammer 40000'' is often seen by fans as being this trope to the editions that came before it, as it abandoned a lot of the game's lightheartedness and pushed the [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Galaxy]] aspect UpToEleven. In addition, the gothic aspects that had featured in some of the 2nd edition artwork (especially in John Blanche's pieces) were amplified, to the point where they became defining elements of the franchise.
*** Subsequent editions have maintained this aesthetic, although some of the more adult parts have been toned down to make the game a bit more family-friendly. One of the more notorious examples among the fandom is the Daemonettes of Slaanesh: just compare the models that they had during [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/5/58/Daemonettes_miniatures.jpg 3rd edition]] (warning: mildly [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]]) with the more bestial, and less sexualised, ones that replaced them in [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/f/f4/Daemonettes_miniatures_%284th_Edition%29.jpg 4th]].

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** The 3rd edition of ''Warhammer 40000'' is often seen by fans as being this trope to the editions that came before it, as it abandoned a lot of the game's lightheartedness and pushed the [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Galaxy]] aspect UpToEleven. In addition, the gothic aspects that had featured in some of the 2nd edition artwork (especially in pieces by John Blanche's pieces) Blanche) were amplified, to the point where they became defining elements of the franchise.
*** Subsequent editions have maintained this aesthetic, although some of the more adult parts have been toned down to make the game a bit more family-friendly. One of the more notorious examples among the fandom is the Daemonettes of Slaanesh: just compare the models that they had during [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/5/58/Daemonettes_miniatures.jpg 3rd edition]] (warning: mildly [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]]) with the more bestial, and less sexualised, sexualised ones that replaced them in [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/f/f4/Daemonettes_miniatures_%284th_Edition%29.jpg 4th]].
13th Oct '15 6:21:42 PM sinndogg
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*** Subsequent editions have maintained this aesthetic, although some of the more adult parts have been toned down to make the game a bit more family-friendly. One of the more notorious examples among the fandom is the Daemonettes of Slaanesh - just compare the models that they had during [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/5/58/Daemonettes_miniatures.jpg 3rd edition]] (warning: mildly [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]]) with the more bestial -- and less sexualised -- ones that replaced them in [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/f/f4/Daemonettes_miniatures_%284th_Edition%29.jpg 4th]].

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*** Subsequent editions have maintained this aesthetic, although some of the more adult parts have been toned down to make the game a bit more family-friendly. One of the more notorious examples among the fandom is the Daemonettes of Slaanesh - Slaanesh: just compare the models that they had during [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/5/58/Daemonettes_miniatures.jpg 3rd edition]] (warning: mildly [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]]) with the more bestial -- bestial, and less sexualised -- sexualised, ones that replaced them in [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/f/f4/Daemonettes_miniatures_%284th_Edition%29.jpg 4th]].
13th Oct '15 6:20:57 PM sinndogg
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*** Subsequent editions have maintained this aesthetic, although some of the more adult parts have been toned down to make the game a bit more family-friendly. One of the more notorious examples among the fandom is the Daemonettes of Slaanesh - just compare the (somewhat [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]]) models that they had during [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/5/58/Daemonettes_miniatures.jpg 3rd edition]] with the more bestial (and less sexualised) ones that came out in [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/f/f4/Daemonettes_miniatures_%284th_Edition%29.jpg 4th]].

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*** Subsequent editions have maintained this aesthetic, although some of the more adult parts have been toned down to make the game a bit more family-friendly. One of the more notorious examples among the fandom is the Daemonettes of Slaanesh - just compare the (somewhat [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]]) models that they had during [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/5/58/Daemonettes_miniatures.jpg 3rd edition]] (warning: mildly [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]]) with the more bestial (and -- and less sexualised) sexualised -- ones that came out replaced them in [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/f/f4/Daemonettes_miniatures_%284th_Edition%29.jpg 4th]].
13th Oct '15 6:19:46 PM sinndogg
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*** Subsequent editions have maintained this aesthetic, although some of the more adult parts have been toned down to make the game a bit more family-friendly. One of the more notorious examples among the fandom is the Daemonettes of Slaanesh - just compare the models that they had during [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/5/58/Daemonettes_miniatures.jpg 3rd edition]] (note: picture is somewhat [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]]) with the somewhat less sexualised ones that replaced them in [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/f/f4/Daemonettes_miniatures_%284th_Edition%29.jpg 4th]].

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*** Subsequent editions have maintained this aesthetic, although some of the more adult parts have been toned down to make the game a bit more family-friendly. One of the more notorious examples among the fandom is the Daemonettes of Slaanesh - just compare the (somewhat [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]]) models that they had during [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/5/58/Daemonettes_miniatures.jpg 3rd edition]] (note: picture is somewhat [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]]) with the somewhat more bestial (and less sexualised sexualised) ones that replaced them came out in [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/f/f4/Daemonettes_miniatures_%284th_Edition%29.jpg 4th]].
13th Oct '15 6:18:19 PM sinndogg
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*** Subsequent editions have maintained this aesthetic, although some of the more adult parts have been toned down to make the game a bit more family-friendly. One of the more notorious examples among the fandom is the Daemonettes of Slaanesh - just compare the models that they had during [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/5/58/Daemonettes_miniatures.jpg 3rd edition]] (note: picture is somewhat [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]]) with the ones that replaced them in [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/f/f4/Daemonettes_miniatures_%284th_Edition%29.jpg 4th]].

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*** Subsequent editions have maintained this aesthetic, although some of the more adult parts have been toned down to make the game a bit more family-friendly. One of the more notorious examples among the fandom is the Daemonettes of Slaanesh - just compare the models that they had during [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/5/58/Daemonettes_miniatures.jpg 3rd edition]] (note: picture is somewhat [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]]) with the somewhat less sexualised ones that replaced them in [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/f/f4/Daemonettes_miniatures_%284th_Edition%29.jpg 4th]].
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