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8th May '16 9:39:02 PM nombretomado
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*** As a companion to "Tim," [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=132101 Samite Healer]], which prevents 1 damage by tapping, is sometimes known as "[[HomeImprovement Al]]."

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*** As a companion to "Tim," [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=132101 Samite Healer]], which prevents 1 damage by tapping, is sometimes known as "[[HomeImprovement "[[Series/HomeImprovement Al]]."
20th Apr '16 9:11:38 AM narm00
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Rolemaster}}

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Rolemaster}}''TabletopGame/{{Rolemaster}}''
14th Apr '16 11:49:09 AM aye_amber
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** Sonic Boom - Not quite a card name, but a maneuver; using [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=140190 Guile's]] special ability (which allows you to play yourself a spell you counter) to throw a direct damage spell back at your opponent. Named after the signature move of Guile from ''StreetFighter''.
** Each winner of the annual Magic Invitational gets to design a card that will appear in a future Magic set. The cards thus produced generally have art featuring a likeness of that player, and are nicknamed after them, if they get popular enough to earn a nickname. For example, Bob (Bob Maher) for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=83771 Dark Confidant]], Finkel (Jon Finkel) for [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=shadowmage%20infiltrator Shadowmage Infiltrator]], and Kai (Kai Budde) for [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Voidmage%20Prodigy Voidmage Prodigy]]. [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=49434 Solemn Simulacrum]] is sometimes known as Jens (after Jens Thorens), but is more commonly known as "Sad Robot".
** Dark Confidant was [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Dark%20Confidant reprinted]] In Modern Masters, causing many people to refer to the new one as {{Skrillex}}.
** And, of course, there's Superman - [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Morphling Morphling]] to anyone who has yet to learn exactly how absurd the infamous GameBreaker can be.
*** [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=43581 Pemmin's Aura]], a card that gives a creature all the abilities of Morphling, is an intentional anagram of "I Am Superman."
*** [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=126810 Torchling]] am not sometimes known as "Bizarro", not due to it not being a slightly stronger version of Morphling of the same color.
** Urzatron - Collective term for [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=83314 Urza's Mine]], [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=2893 Urza's Power Plant]], and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=83316 Urza's Tower]], a trio of lands that give more mana if you have at least one of all three in play.
** Painlands - A cycle of nonbasic lands that can be tapped for colorless mana, or for one of two types of colored mana at the cost of dealing a point of damage to you. There are two subcycles: the [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/index.aspx?term=deals%201%20damage&Field_Name=on&Field_Rules=on&Field_Type=on&setfilter=Ice%20Age&typefilter=Lands Allied Painlands]] which first appeared in ''Ice Age'', and the [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/index.aspx?term=deals%201%20damage&Field_Name=on&Field_Rules=on&Field_Type=on&setfilter=Apocalypse&typefilter=Lands Enemy Painlands]] which first appeared in ''Apocalypse''.

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** Sonic Boom - Boom: Not quite a card name, but a maneuver; using [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=140190 Guile's]] special ability (which allows you to play yourself a spell you counter) to throw a direct damage spell back at your opponent. Named after the signature move of Guile from ''StreetFighter''.
''Franchise/StreetFighter.''
** Each winner of the annual Magic Invitational gets to design a card that will appear in a future Magic set. The cards thus produced generally have art featuring a likeness of that player, and are nicknamed after them, if they get popular enough to earn a nickname. For example, Bob (Bob Maher) for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=83771 Dark Confidant]], Confidant,]] Finkel (Jon Finkel) for [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=shadowmage%20infiltrator Shadowmage Infiltrator]], Infiltrator,]] and Kai (Kai Budde) for [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Voidmage%20Prodigy Voidmage Prodigy]]. Prodigy.]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=49434 Solemn Simulacrum]] is sometimes known as Jens (after Jens Thorens), but is more commonly known as "Sad Robot".
Robot."
** Dark Confidant was [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Dark%20Confidant reprinted]] In Modern Masters, causing many people to refer to the new one as {{Skrillex}}.
Music/{{Skrillex}}.
** And, of course, there's Superman - -- [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Morphling Morphling]] to anyone who has yet to learn exactly how absurd the infamous GameBreaker can be.
*** [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=43581 Pemmin's Aura]], Aura,]] a card that gives a creature all the abilities of Morphling, is an intentional anagram of "I Am Superman."
*** [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=126810 Torchling]] am not sometimes known as "Bizarro", "Bizarro," not due to it not being a slightly stronger version of Morphling of the same color.
** Urzatron - Urzatron: Collective term for [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=83314 Urza's Mine]], Mine,]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=2893 Urza's Power Plant]], Plant,]] and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=83316 Urza's Tower]], Tower,]] a trio of lands that give more mana if you have at least one of all three in play.
** Painlands - Painlands: A cycle of nonbasic lands that can be tapped for colorless mana, or for one of two types of colored mana at the cost of dealing a point of damage to you. There are two subcycles: the The [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/index.aspx?term=deals%201%20damage&Field_Name=on&Field_Rules=on&Field_Type=on&setfilter=Ice%20Age&typefilter=Lands Allied Painlands]] which first appeared in ''Ice Age'', Age,'' and the [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/index.aspx?term=deals%201%20damage&Field_Name=on&Field_Rules=on&Field_Type=on&setfilter=Apocalypse&typefilter=Lands Enemy Painlands]] which first appeared in ''Apocalypse''.''Apocalypse.''
8th Apr '16 3:58:14 PM PixelKnight
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** Diplomancy: The GameBreaker Diplomacy skill in 3.5, so named because it was often more effective than magic for taking enemy combatants out of the fight by ''befriending them in the middle of a battle''.
25th Mar '16 6:59:34 PM DarkSoldier
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** Golfball - 100-sided dice, well known for not stopping when rolled because it's almost as spherical as a golf ball.



** Caltrop: A d4. Anyone who has ever found one while barefoot in the middle of the night can tell you why.




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** Pink Mohawk: A style of play characterized by treating the game like an action movie instead of a spy thriller. Player characters are {{Overt Operative}}s, collateral damage and news exposure are expected, and plans are outrageous. The opposite style is "Mirrorshades."



** Turtle: An in-universe disparaging name for tanks. Nowadays, its only use by players is from those who haven't wised up to how dangerous they can be.

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** Turtle: Turtle - An in-universe disparaging name for tanks. Nowadays, its only use by players is from those who haven't wised up to how dangerous they can be.



** Meatball, Meatwad -- the Lords of Cthul unit Meat Slave.
** [[WesternAnimation/TheGreatGrapeApe Grape Ape]] -- Quantum King Kondo. He's purple, he's a giant ape, what did you expect?
** TruckMonkey -- Frontline Ape, because of the truck held overhead, and in reference to the Transformers meme.

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** Meatball, Meatwad -- - the Lords of Cthul unit Meat Slave.
** [[WesternAnimation/TheGreatGrapeApe Grape Ape]] -- - Quantum King Kondo. He's purple, he's a giant ape, what did you expect?
** TruckMonkey -- - Frontline Ape, because of the truck held overhead, and in reference to the Transformers meme.



** Lobstroyer -- This is beyond just a fan nickname. You almost never hear Crustaceor referred to as anything else.
** G-tank -- G-thang, G-unit, 50 Cent, Fiddy, etc.
** Hurricana -- Hurricanus, due to the misapplication of Latin gender endings, as well as the unfortunate last four letters.

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** Lobstroyer -- - This is beyond just a fan nickname. You almost never hear Crustaceor referred to as anything else.
** G-tank -- G-thang, G-unit, 50 Cent, Fiddy, etc.
etc. - G-tank.
** Hurricana -- - Hurricanus, due to the misapplication of Latin gender endings, as well as the unfortunate last four letters.



** Chickens or Bonechickens -- Used to refer to [[http://privateerpress.com/warmachine/gallery/cryx/warjacks/nightwretch Cryxian bonejacks]], which have small, compact bodies set atop two, four-toed feet.
** Dirty D -- Deneghra, because she kinda is.
** Dirty Pirate Hooker -- Skarre, mostly because of her ability to brutalise enemy warcasters with automatic high-power hits.
** Soulless Elven Hooker -- Eiryss because her power to disrupt anyone's game plan forces people to have a plan to kill her as quickly as possible.
** Darth Stryker -- Coleman Stryker after he became a KnightTemplar and crossed the MoralEventHorizon.
** Poledance Haley -- Just look at her epic model and tell us it's not true.
** Gaspy, Ol' Gaspy -- Asphyxious. Probably because his name is annoying to spell and contains part of the word asphyxiate, which carries more or less the same general idea as Gaspy.
** Gun Bunnies -- Like Chickens, [[http://privateerpress.com/warmachine/gallery/cryx/warjacks/nightwretch Gun Bunnies]] refer to [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Rhulic]] warjacks with two very wide feet and no arms.
** Pimp Daddy Thagrosh -- Thagrosh, Everblight's Dragon/Avatar as the rest of the name members of the Legion are all female.
** The Wonder Twins: Haley and Deneghra, both among the strongest warcasters in the game in all incarnations. Sometimes also used for Saeryn and Rhyas.
** Kovnik Joe: Short for Kovnik Jozef Grigorovich.
** Winter Guard Deathstar: A fully upgraded squad of Winter Guard is very expensive, and rightfully feared.
** Troll Moses: The troll Runebearer carries a pair of rune carved stone tablets resembling the ten commandments.
** Captain No peripheral vision: Epic Vlad has pauldrons so big they're comical.
** Focus Bank: Anything that helps a Warcaster get more/spend less focus.
** Butcher: Orsus Zoktavir, more commonly used/known than his actual name.
** [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Zapdos]]:The Storm Raptor, due to both being very large birds with lightning powers.

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** Chickens or Bonechickens -- - Used to refer to [[http://privateerpress.com/warmachine/gallery/cryx/warjacks/nightwretch Cryxian bonejacks]], which have small, compact bodies set atop two, four-toed feet.
** Dirty D -- - Deneghra, because she kinda is.
** Dirty Pirate Hooker -- - Skarre, mostly because of her ability to brutalise enemy warcasters with automatic high-power hits.
** Soulless Elven Hooker -- Eiryss - Eiryss, because her power to disrupt anyone's game plan forces people to have a plan to kill her as quickly as possible.
** Darth Stryker -- - Coleman Stryker after he became a KnightTemplar and crossed the MoralEventHorizon.
** Poledance Haley -- - Just look at her epic model and tell us it's not true.
** Gaspy, Ol' Gaspy -- - Asphyxious. Probably because his name is annoying to spell and contains part of the word asphyxiate, which carries more or less the same general idea as Gaspy.
** Gun Bunnies -- - Like Chickens, [[http://privateerpress.com/warmachine/gallery/cryx/warjacks/nightwretch Gun Bunnies]] refer to [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Rhulic]] warjacks with two very wide feet and no arms.
** Pimp Daddy Thagrosh -- - Thagrosh, Everblight's Dragon/Avatar as the rest of the name members of the Legion are all female.
** The Wonder Twins: Twins - Haley and Deneghra, both among the strongest warcasters in the game in all incarnations. Sometimes also used for Saeryn and Rhyas.
** Kovnik Joe: Joe - Short for Kovnik Jozef Grigorovich.
** Winter Guard Deathstar: Deathstar - A fully upgraded squad of Winter Guard is very expensive, and rightfully feared.
** Troll Moses: Moses - The troll Runebearer carries a pair of rune carved stone tablets resembling the ten commandments.
** Captain No peripheral vision: Peripheral Vision - Epic Vlad has pauldrons so big they're comical.
** Focus Bank: Bank - Anything that helps a Warcaster get more/spend less focus.
** Butcher: Butcher - Orsus Zoktavir, more commonly used/known than his actual name.
** [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Zapdos]]:The Zapdos]] - The Storm Raptor, due to both being which is also a very large birds bird with lightning powers.
13th Mar '16 3:12:15 AM Sunspotter
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** Bartmoss: Bartmoss Memorial Icebreaker.

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** Action Jackson/Jesus Howard/JHow/Our Lord and Savior: Jackson Howard, a card which brought an end to heavily runner oriented era of Android: Netrunner, and put the corp on a more even playing field
** Astrotrain/The Astrotrain: Astroscript Pilot Program, a card often considered key for fast advance strategies, it's ability to give a free advancement often used to daisy chain to other Astroscipts, ending in a small agenda such as breaking news, bringing the corp up to 7 and winning the game
** Bartmoss: Bartmoss Memorial Icebreaker. Replaced in Spirit by the Android: Netrunner card Crypsis



** Brat: Eli 1.0, a very efficient bioroid barrier, depicted as a small child in the art.



** Faceplant: hitting a piece of ice that can't be broken, usually ending the run, if not occasionally deciding the game. comes in several flavors. also used for hitting ambushes such as Project Junebug
*** DFP/Double-Face Plant: the act of calling a corp's bluff wrong and faceplanting into a Janus 1.0. getting hit with Ryon Knight afterwards completes the elusive Triple Face Plant, and usually loses the runner the game
*** NasPlant: using shaper identity Nasir Meidan: Cyber Explorer and hitting 0 cost ice and having his ability trigger, draining all the credits in your pool
** Glacier: Corprate decks built around creating highly secure servers with thick walls of ICE
** Kate/Kiss me Kate: Kati Jones, an important runner economy card for many builds. using her ability has also been euphmized as "ordering a pizza"



** Sexy Robots: Adonis/Eve Campaign, two Haas Bioroid resources that represent the a sales campaign for "pleasure model" Bioroids



** Tag&Bag: A deck archetype (commonly in a Weyland Faction) focused less on scorring agendas and simply on Flatlining the runner



** Working at [=McDonalds=]: Gaining a bit (the currency of the game) by spending an action, rather than through some faster means. Similarly, "working a double/triple/quadruple shift at [=McDonalds=]": spending two, three, or four actions in a turn simply to gain as many bits.

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** Working at [=McDonalds=]: Gaining a bit (the currency of the game) by spending an action, rather than through some faster means. Similarly, "working a double/triple/quadruple shift at [=McDonalds=]": spending two, three, or four actions in a turn simply to gain as many bits.
bits. this term still exists in some Android: Netrunner communities, the corp doing so often referred to as "opening a [=McDonalds=]"
3rd Mar '16 12:48:42 PM TheStray
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** Ancient Crap -- [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=394492 Ancient Carp]], an underwhelming, unplayable creature with an easily mocked name.

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** Ancient Crap -- [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=394492 Ancient Carp]], an underwhelming, unplayable creature with an easily mocked name. Also a name for the similarly useless [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=407560 Ancient Crab]]




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** Durdle Turtle -- [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386602 Meandering Towershell]], a creature so slow it can only attack once every other turn. In Magic parlance, to "durdle" is to take a long time or perform an action that doesn't really have relevance to the game state. Interestingly enough, the playtest name of the card was Turtle McDurdle.
21st Feb '16 5:04:49 AM Nitramy
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** [[{{Pun}} Kor]][[GodOfWar atos]] -- [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Munda%2C+Ambush+Leader Munda, Ambush Leader]], because of his resemblance to the video game character and use of chain hooks.
30th Jan '16 12:00:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''NetRunner''

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* ''NetRunner''''TabletopGame/NetRunner''
14th Dec '15 3:19:18 AM Spindriver
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** Tapdance of Gork - Gork's Warpath, an orc spell that summons an ectoplasmic effigy of Gork to stomp everyone at random. Spawned due to the White Dwarf article that said this was the original working title of the spell.

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** Tapdance of Gork - Gork's Warpath, an orc spell that summons an ectoplasmic effigy of Gork to stomp everyone at random. Spawned due to the White Dwarf ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' article that said this was the original working title of the spell.
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