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18th Aug '16 12:35:29 PM Tre
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* In the 2004 SciFiChannel reboot of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' the pilots are often seen playing a card game known on the original show as "Pyramid", referred to on the reboot show as "Triad". The cards are six sided with a variety of symbols and colors to designate suit and rank; there are rules posted online but they are largely created from fan speculation. It is potentially impossible to integrate canon with an actual rule set, since the actors playing the pilots were known to improvise game terms and names of winning or losing hands on the spot.

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* In the 2004 SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] reboot of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' the pilots are often seen playing a card game known on the original show as "Pyramid", referred to on the reboot show as "Triad". The cards are six sided with a variety of symbols and colors to designate suit and rank; there are rules posted online but they are largely created from fan speculation. It is potentially impossible to integrate canon with an actual rule set, since the actors playing the pilots were known to improvise game terms and names of winning or losing hands on the spot.
14th Aug '16 6:45:00 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': [[WideOpenSandbox Forge Mode]] (included in virtually all the games since ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'') has a propensity to devolve into this unless a single person or dedicated group is trying to create something specific (thus keeping everyone on task). It seldom takes long before everyone starts aiming gravity lifts to hurl Scorpion Tanks at each other. Targets of these Monty Python style attacks then spawn walls to block the incoming tanks. When it is realized how they sometimes bounce errantly from a certain angle it becomes an accuracy challenge to land the tank on top of a rock over an ocean. So on and so forth, until the map has been filled with whatever caught the occupants' fancy in their item spawn frenzy. These maps are almost always deleted and the blank canvas is restored until another night's session.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[='s=] [[WideOpenSandbox Forge Mode]] (included in virtually all the games since ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'') has a propensity to devolve into this unless a single person or dedicated group is trying to create something specific (thus keeping everyone on task). It seldom takes long before everyone starts aiming gravity lifts to hurl Scorpion Tanks at each other. Targets of these Monty Python style attacks then spawn walls to block the incoming tanks. When it is realized how they sometimes bounce errantly from a certain angle it becomes an accuracy challenge to land the tank on top of a rock over an ocean. So on and so forth, until the map has been filled with whatever caught the occupants' fancy in their item spawn frenzy. These maps are almost always deleted and the blank canvas is restored until another night's session.
14th Aug '16 10:35:30 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': [[WideOpenSandbox Forge Mode]] (included in all the mainline games since ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'') has a propensity to devolve into this unless a single person or dedicated group is trying to create something specific (thus keeping everyone on task). It seldom takes long before everyone starts aiming gravity lifts to hurl Scorpion Tanks at each other. Targets of these Monty Python style attacks then spawn walls to block the incoming tanks. When it is realized how they sometimes bounce errantly from a certain angle it becomes an accuracy challenge to land the tank on top of a rock over an ocean. So on and so forth, until the map has been filled with whatever caught the occupants' fancy in their item spawn frenzy. These maps are almost always deleted and the blank canvas is restored until another night's session.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': [[WideOpenSandbox Forge Mode]] (included in virtually all the mainline games since ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'') has a propensity to devolve into this unless a single person or dedicated group is trying to create something specific (thus keeping everyone on task). It seldom takes long before everyone starts aiming gravity lifts to hurl Scorpion Tanks at each other. Targets of these Monty Python style attacks then spawn walls to block the incoming tanks. When it is realized how they sometimes bounce errantly from a certain angle it becomes an accuracy challenge to land the tank on top of a rock over an ocean. So on and so forth, until the map has been filled with whatever caught the occupants' fancy in their item spawn frenzy. These maps are almost always deleted and the blank canvas is restored until another night's session.
14th Aug '16 12:49:59 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* [[WideOpenSandbox Forge Mode]] in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' has a propensity to devolve into this unless a single person or dedicated group is trying to create something specific (thus keeping everyone on task). It seldom takes long before everyone starts aiming gravity lifts to hurl Scorpion Tanks at each other. Targets of these Monty Python style attacks then spawn walls to block the incoming tanks. When it is realized how they sometimes bounce errantly from a certain angle it becomes an accuracy challenge to land the tank on top of a rock over an ocean. So on and so forth, until the map has been filled with whatever caught the occupants' fancy in their item spawn frenzy. These maps are almost always deleted and the blank canvas is restored until another night's session.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': [[WideOpenSandbox Forge Mode]] (included in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' and all the mainline games since ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' 3}}'') has a propensity to devolve into this unless a single person or dedicated group is trying to create something specific (thus keeping everyone on task). It seldom takes long before everyone starts aiming gravity lifts to hurl Scorpion Tanks at each other. Targets of these Monty Python style attacks then spawn walls to block the incoming tanks. When it is realized how they sometimes bounce errantly from a certain angle it becomes an accuracy challenge to land the tank on top of a rock over an ocean. So on and so forth, until the map has been filled with whatever caught the occupants' fancy in their item spawn frenzy. These maps are almost always deleted and the blank canvas is restored until another night's session.
13th Aug '16 9:45:05 PM TotemicHero
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvqJNRM7IT4 This short animation]] by LetsPlay/TomFawkes reinvisions a ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' minigame being played by LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys as a truly bizarre sports contest, involving a boomerang, multiple balls, collecting stars, and an ''assault rifle''.
12th Aug '16 11:04:39 AM Aquila89
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** Joey auditioned to be a host of a quiz show ''Bamboozle!'' which involves "Wicked Wango Cards" and "The Wheel Of Mayhem". This actually becomes a plot point in-show, as the studio execs want to change it to a more conventional quiz show because it's too complicated for the audience to follow.

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** Joey auditioned to be a host of a quiz show ''Bamboozle!'' ''Bamboozled!'' which involves "Wicked Wango Cards" and "The Wheel Of Mayhem". This actually becomes a plot point in-show, as the studio execs want to change it to a more conventional quiz show because it's too complicated for the audience to follow.
26th Jul '16 10:52:49 AM MeekPartridge
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-->''Hera''': Unless someone plays a sabotage card.

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-->''Hera''': -->'''Hera''': Unless someone plays a sabotage card.
26th Jul '16 10:51:58 AM MeekPartridge
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* ''Podcast/Wolf359'' has Funzo, a board game so complicated and bizarre there's a warning about it in the ''survival manual''
-->'''Hera''': Guys! It's ''really'' not that complicated. You spin the wheel of ages until you have enough power tokens to get a part of the sunken idol. After that, you just keep going up the celestial steps, avoid the secret surveillance network, and make it to the Temple of Light with three crowns of wisdom.
-->'''Maxwell''': Unless someone plays a sabotage card.
-->''Hera''': Unless someone plays a sabotage card.
16th Jul '16 2:50:53 PM VVK
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** This got turned on him in a strip near the end of the run when his babysitter realized she could exploit the game to make him do whatever she wanted.
14th Jul '16 7:54:38 AM Freezer
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* The sport of Sideball from ''WebOriginal/{{Qwerpline}}'', which (so far) seems to be equal parts cricket, baseball, lacrosse and American football, contains such positions as punter and first and second turnstile and allows certain positions to be manned by stuffed dummies..

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* The sport of Sideball from ''WebOriginal/{{Qwerpline}}'', which (so far) seems to be equal parts cricket, baseball, lacrosse and American football, contains such positions as punter and first and second turnstile and allows certain up to six positions to be manned by stuffed dummies..non-humans (except for [[RunningGag raccoons]], which are specifically banned).
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