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16th Aug '17 5:38:19 PM CptnLhurgoyf
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** The Tau are not Communists - they have a caste system, something which is anathema to the classness nature of Communism. Their ideology has more in common with Utilitarianism than anything else.

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** The Tau are not Communists - they have a caste system, something which is anathema to the classness classless nature of Communism. Their ideology has more in common with Utilitarianism than anything else.
16th Aug '17 1:41:07 PM CptnLhurgoyf
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* Every fan of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' knows that the [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Squats]] were driven to extinction by the Tyranids in order to facilitate their removal as a playable faction in the third edition of the game. Not many realise that this has been retconned as of sixth edition and that they've been mentioned in other army books as a thriving race in the galaxy still, just without their own army list. On that note, Squats weren't removed as a faction because they were considered "too silly" (BlackComedy has always been a cornerstone of ''40K'', after all) or because the models weren't selling, but because Games Workshop themselves didn't know what to do with them, and there was nothing they could do that wasn't already covered by other factions.

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* Every fan of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' 40000}}'':
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knows that the [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Squats]] were driven to extinction by the Tyranids in order to facilitate their removal as a playable faction in the third edition of the game. Not many realise that this has been retconned as of sixth edition and that they've been mentioned in other army books as a thriving race in the galaxy still, just without their own army list. On that note, Squats weren't removed as a faction because they were considered "too silly" (BlackComedy has always been a cornerstone of ''40K'', after all) or because the models weren't selling, but because Games Workshop themselves didn't know what to do with them, and there was nothing they could do that wasn't already covered by other factions.


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** The Tau are not Communists - they have a caste system, something which is anathema to the classness nature of Communism. Their ideology has more in common with Utilitarianism than anything else.
16th Aug '17 6:01:15 AM CptnLhurgoyf
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* Every fan of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' knows that the [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Squats]] were driven to extinction by the Tyranids in order to facilitate their removal as a playable faction in the third edition of the game. Not many realise that this has been retconned as of sixth edition and that they've been mentioned in other army books as a thriving race in the galaxy still, just without their own army list.

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* Every fan of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' knows that the [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Squats]] were driven to extinction by the Tyranids in order to facilitate their removal as a playable faction in the third edition of the game. Not many realise that this has been retconned as of sixth edition and that they've been mentioned in other army books as a thriving race in the galaxy still, just without their own army list. On that note, Squats weren't removed as a faction because they were considered "too silly" (BlackComedy has always been a cornerstone of ''40K'', after all) or because the models weren't selling, but because Games Workshop themselves didn't know what to do with them, and there was nothing they could do that wasn't already covered by other factions.
** Similarly, Malal, the fifth Chaos God, is commonly alluded to in the context of ''40K''. Not only is Malal no longer canon, he was ''never'' canon to ''40K''. He briefly did exist in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy'' setting, but Games Workshop had already lost the rights to use him by the time Chaos was added as a faction in ''40K''. The closest there is is the Sons of Malice warband, which uses a lot of Malal iconography as a MythologyGag, but for obvious reasons Malal himself is never mentioned.
9th Aug '17 7:00:34 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* Eugene Delacroix's painting [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Leading_the_People#/media/File:Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-_Le_28_Juillet._La_Libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple.jpg Liberty Leading the People]] is often said to depict the French Revolution. In reality, it is about the July Revolution of 1830.

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* Eugene Delacroix's painting [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Leading_the_People#/media/File:Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-_Le_28_Juillet._La_Libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple.jpg org/wiki/Liberty_Leading_the_People Liberty Leading the People]] is often said to depict the French Revolution. In reality, it is about the July Revolution of 1830.
9th Aug '17 6:59:38 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* Eugene Delacroix's painting [[https://https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Leading_the_People#/media/File:Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-_Le_28_Juillet._La_Libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple.jpg Liberty Leading the People]] is often said to depict the French Revolution. In reality, it is about the July Revolution of 1830.

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* Eugene Delacroix's painting [[https://https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Leading_the_People#/media/File:Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-_Le_28_Juillet._La_Libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple.jpg Liberty Leading the People]] is often said to depict the French Revolution. In reality, it is about the July Revolution of 1830.
9th Aug '17 6:59:07 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* Eugene Delacroix's painting [[https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple#/media/File:Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-_Le_28_Juillet._La_Libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple.jpg Liberty Leading the People]] is often said to depict the French Revolution. In reality, it is about the July Revolution of 1830.

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* Eugene Delacroix's painting [[https://fr.[[https://https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple#/media/File:Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-_Le_28_Juillet.org/wiki/Liberty_Leading_the_People#/media/File:Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-_Le_28_Juillet._La_Libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple.jpg Liberty Leading the People]] is often said to depict the French Revolution. In reality, it is about the July Revolution of 1830.
9th Aug '17 6:57:56 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* Eugene Delacroix's painting [[https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple#/media/File:Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-_Le_28_Juillet._La_Libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple.jpg Liberty Leading the People]] is often said to depict the French Revolution. In reality, it is about the July Revolution of 1830.
5th Aug '17 5:58:04 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** A "morning star" is usually depicted in game art like a mace, but with spikes on it. In truth, that's simply a different type of mace. A morning star is a longer weapon, kind of like a metal baseball bat with spikes on the business end.
2nd Aug '17 10:38:23 AM MBG
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** Oh, [[QuirkyBard bards]]. The [[JokeCharacter always underpowered losers]], with about as much use as [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail Sir Robin's minstrels]] and likely to [[EatTheDog meet the same fate.]] What kind of idiot wanders into a dungeon to fight monsters with an instrument? The kind of idiot who's going to save the whole party, as it turns out. Over the course of ''D&D'''s many editions, bards have been a mid-tier class at worst, and often edge on being [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower one of the best]]. The original bard was a [[MagikarpPower special super class that could only be entered after a complicated process]] that would usually make them the strongest character at the table. The 2e bard, the first one to become a regular class, was a more than serviceable caster and thief, and often preferable to the actual thief. The 3.5 bard was the most powerful core class [[OvershadowedByAwesome not considered an outright]] GameBreaker. The 4e bard was a completely competent Leader with some handy specialized skills. The current 5e bard is often regarded as flat-out the best core class, with the potential to be a MasterOfAll. Though some versions have been poorly designed or DifficultButAwesome, the class as a whole has never been weak. A mixture of new players failing to understand their mechanics and how they synergize with each other, the longstanding trope of the comic-relief WanderingMinstrel, and the crappiness of Edward in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' may be to blame for this one.
1st Aug '17 7:24:23 PM MBG
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** The game is heavily steeped in the Occult, and the "deeper" you go into the game, the more you are called upon to actually recite Occultic prayers, cast real spells and summon real demons with incantations based on actual pagan rituals. None of that is true, and is all based on the completely made up testimony of Patricia Pulling, who blamed the game for her son's suicide and later claimed to be an expert on it while attempting to get the game banned. [[note:There is a small kernel of truth to the legend -- in the First Edition DMG, there are template summoning circles, some of which look like they may have been cribbed from real-world thaumaturgy, depicted for summoning elementals (and ''not'' demons) in the DM's glosses on adjudicating spells. Gary Gygax most likely intended these as an ObviousRulePatch to make summoning by his players' characters a bit more onerous, time-consuming and expensive (and to give the KillerGameMaster some fun if the character screwed it up).]]

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** The game is heavily steeped in the Occult, and the "deeper" you go into the game, the more you are called upon to actually recite Occultic prayers, cast real spells and summon real demons with incantations based on actual pagan rituals. None of that is true, and is all based on the completely made up testimony of Patricia Pulling, who blamed the game for her son's suicide and later claimed to be an expert on it while attempting to get the game banned. [[note:There [[note]] There is a small kernel of truth to the legend -- in the First Edition DMG, there are template summoning circles, some of which look like they may have been cribbed from real-world thaumaturgy, depicted for summoning elementals (and ''not'' demons) in the DM's glosses on adjudicating spells. Gary Gygax most likely intended these as an ObviousRulePatch to make summoning by his players' characters a bit more onerous, time-consuming and expensive (and to give the KillerGameMaster some fun if the character screwed it up).]] [[/note]] In fact, ''D&D'' as a whole could be considered TheMoralSubstitute compared to many other [=RPGs=]; [[BlackAndWhiteMorality good and evil is clearly defined,]] the protagonist classes include [[CrystalDragonJesus paladins and clerics]] while the antagonists include TheLegionsOfHell, and Gary Gygax himself was reluctant to include stats for angels ([[LightIsGood which are always Good]]) because he thought [[LordBritishPostulate players might be tempted to kill them otherwise.]]
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