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* ''Literature/PhantomsOfFear''
19th Jan '18 4:52:48 PM starofjusticev21
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%% * ChildrenAreInnocent: Notably subverted during one encounter in "Beneath Nightmare Castle". %% Zero Context Example - and sounds suspiciously like Not A Subversion too.

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%% * ChildrenAreInnocent: Notably subverted during one encounter in "Beneath Nightmare Castle". %% Zero Context Example - and sounds suspiciously like Not A Subversion too.Castle", where you can find yourself being attacked by waves of knife-wielding children.



* ChronicHeroSyndrome: While normally you're kind of expected to help out anyone you encounter who needs it, ''Slaves of the Abyss'' has an interesting aversion where one character [[spoiler:(the one who actually caused or exacerbated most of the problems you're facing in the first place)]] tells you to focus on the big picture and not stop to blow everyone's nose for them or the country's doomed. On the other hand, you as the player at least know you're fighting the clock to save the day in that book.

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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: While normally you're kind of expected to help out anyone you encounter who needs it, ''Slaves of the Abyss'' has an interesting aversion where one character [[spoiler:(the one who actually caused or exacerbated most of the problems you're facing in the first place)]] tells you to focus on the big picture and not stop to blow everyone's nose for them or the country's doomed. On the other hand, you as the player at least know you're fighting the clock on a RaceAgainstTheClock to save the day in that book.
19th Jan '18 4:43:18 PM starofjusticev21
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** Subverted by ''Crypt of the Sorcerer'', where you can throw a rat skull into the Gargantis' pit. The Gargantis promptly crushes the rat skull and the text points out what a silly idea this was. Somehwat ironic considering Ian Livingstone's other contributions to the series are usually the ones most notorious for invoking this trope.

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** Subverted by ''Crypt of the Sorcerer'', where you can throw a rat skull into the Gargantis' pit. The Gargantis promptly crushes the rat skull and the text points out what a silly idea this was. Somehwat A bit ironic considering Ian Livingstone's other contributions to easily the series are usually the ones author most notorious for guilty of invoking this trope.trope. His style has you constantly collecting heaps and heaps of items for no clear purpose, until they suddenly turn out to have the magic power to save you from a particular type of danger you just happen to run into later on that same adventure.
*** Nowhere is this more true than in ''Crypt of the Sorcerer,'' honestly. Beyond the string of magic items you need to have collected to win, to get to the final boss you need to answer a series of questions with numerical clues you're supposed to have found on the way. Some of the questions, to say nothing of how you're supposed to have learned the answers, are pretty random. [[spoiler: One of them is something a companion just tells you in conversation at one point. Not something he found out that you need to know to get past the wizard's defenses, just a random factoid he tosses out when talking on the way to the next objective.]]
19th Jan '18 4:57:18 AM Mukademaoh
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* ''Literature/CryptOfTheSorcerer'' -- Considered one of (if not the) hardest book from Ian Livingstone.
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* ''Literature/BeneathNightmareCastle''
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* ''Literature/DemonsOfTheDeep''
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* ''Literature/TempleOfTerror''

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* ''Literature/TempleOfTerror''''Literature/TempleOfTerror'' -- Implied sequel to ''Forest of Doom''.


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* ''Literature/TrialOfChampions'' -- Sequel to ''Deathtrap Dungeon''.
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* ''Literature/TempleOfTerror''
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* ''Literature/SwordOfTheSamurai''
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* ''Literature/CavernsOfTheSnowWitch''
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