History Literature / CallahansCrossTimeSaloon

20th Nov '16 10:03:37 AM Orbiting
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* GlassWeapon: In "The Law of Conservation of Pain", one of the guest characters has a futuristic gun made of glass. Jake Stonebender shatters it by playing a high frequency note on his guitar.
4th Sep '16 2:55:01 PM ienjoypaste
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* BlindIdiotTranslation: Discussed. The regulars have a riddle night wherein one must use a series of blind idiot translations to come up with proper answers. When Spider put one of these in a story published in Analog [[TemptingFate with his address and the promise that anyone who successfully completed the riddle would get a chit for a free drink at Callahan's]], he had enough incorrect and/or boring letters to re-insulate his attic.
12th Jul '16 8:30:49 AM Mooncalf
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** Played straight in the game. Voyatrazine lets you read minds, but you can't ''stop'', and some people will go insane from the constant barrage of thoughts.
3rd Jul '16 4:46:46 AM JakesBrain
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* AuthorAvatar: The narrator, Jake Stonebender, is revealed to be an alternate dimension version of Robinson.

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* AuthorAvatar: The narrator, Jake Stonebender, is revealed to be an alternate dimension alternate-dimension version of Robinson. Whenever he happens to be depicted on a book cover, he is always drawn as a portrait of Spider.
31st May '16 10:09:44 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* RealPersonCameo: Gentleman John Kilian is Creator/JohnBrunner. Al Phee is based on AlfredBester.

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* RealPersonCameo: Gentleman John Kilian is Creator/JohnBrunner. Al Phee is based on AlfredBester.Creator/AlfredBester.
31st May '16 10:08:21 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* RealPersonCameo: Gentleman John Kilian is JohnBrunner. Al Phee is based on AlfredBester.

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* RealPersonCameo: Gentleman John Kilian is JohnBrunner.Creator/JohnBrunner. Al Phee is based on AlfredBester.
9th Feb '16 3:11:11 PM starofjusticev21
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* CombinatorialExplosion: Averted in the game. Nearly everything has a unique description.

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* CombinatorialExplosion: Averted in the game. Nearly everything has a unique description. Helped along by Jake's BagOfSpilling, where he only holds onto a couple objects through multiple adventures.
7th Feb '16 1:12:32 PM starofjusticev21
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A series of short stories and novels by author Creator/SpiderRobinson, which has inspired a video game from former Creator/{{Sierra}} designer Creator/JoshMandel, a roleplaying adaptation and even a long-standing online roleplaying newsgroup. The title saloon can only be found if you need to be there. Most of the regulars are ordinary people scarred by tragedies and hardships, finding comfort and joy in their shared company and pun competitions.

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A series of short stories and novels by author Creator/SpiderRobinson, which has inspired a video game from former Creator/{{Sierra}} designer Creator/JoshMandel, a roleplaying adaptation sourcebook for the GURPS role-playing game, and even a long-standing online roleplaying newsgroup. The title saloon can only be found if you need to be there. Most of the regulars are ordinary people scarred by tragedies and hardships, finding comfort and joy in their shared company and pun competitions.
5th Feb '16 5:43:12 PM starofjusticev21
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* AdaptationDecay: Not a particularly ruinous case, but the books depict Pyotr as a "vampire" only in the sense that he has a genetic condition where his main source of nourishment is filtering people's blood through special glands in his teeth. The PC game, on the other hand, treats him as a traditional vampire from a town in Romania populated by scores of Universal Horror-style monsters. When he traveled home in the game he evidently did so by shipping himself in a coffin. Kind of understandable as Spider himself never got much use out of the character beyond that one story, and there wasn't an awful lot to adapt from.

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* AdaptationDecay: Not a particularly ruinous case, but the books depict Pyotr as a "vampire" only in the sense that he has a genetic condition where his main source of nourishment is filtering people's blood through special glands in his teeth. The PC game, on the other hand, treats him as a traditional vampire from a town in Romania populated by scores of Universal Horror-style monsters. monsters; Jake even has to trick them into believing he's a monster too to be allowed into their version of Callahan's. When he Pyotr traveled home in the game he evidently did so by shipping himself in a coffin. Kind of understandable as Spider himself never got much use out of the character beyond that one story, and there wasn't an awful lot to adapt from.
1st Feb '16 5:14:00 AM starofjusticev21
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** This kind of makes him a "JerkWithAHeartOfGold Genie", as Jake's new bar was operating in the red. Having an alcohol-proof alcoholic with UndisclosedFunds guzzling hundreds(yes, ''hundreds'' - he drains every keg in the bar ''before'' anyone realizes he's there) of liters of booze every day makes the place the single most profitable bar in existence.

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** This kind of makes him a "JerkWithAHeartOfGold Genie", as Jake's new bar was operating in the red.red (Jake knew he could only keep the bar open for a while, but didn't have it in him to tell all his friends that with Callahan gone their favorite hangout was no longer viable). Having an alcohol-proof alcoholic with UndisclosedFunds guzzling hundreds(yes, ''hundreds'' - he drains every keg in the bar ''before'' anyone realizes he's there) of liters of booze every day makes the place the single most profitable bar in existence.
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