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18th Jul '17 5:35:04 PM Arivne
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** Sure, the Xanth books are filled with puns, but they lurk in other books too, plus the {{MeaningfulName}}s. And he loves logic puzzles; more than once has the climax of a book hinged on the protagonist figuring out a logic puzzle. (Off the top of my head: ''Golem in the Gears'', the Prisoners' Dilemma; ''With a Tangled Skein'', the TwelveCoinsPuzzle.)
** ''Macroscope'' involved the game ''sprouts''.

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** Sure, the Xanth books are filled with puns, but they lurk in other books too, plus the {{MeaningfulName}}s. And he loves logic puzzles; more than once has the climax of a book hinged on the protagonist figuring out a logic puzzle. (Off This includes the top of my head: Prisoners' Dilemma in the Literature/{{Xanth}} novel ''Golem in the Gears'', Gears'' and the Prisoners' Dilemma; TwelveCoinsPuzzle in the ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' novel ''With a Tangled Skein'', the TwelveCoinsPuzzle.)
Skein''.
** ''Macroscope'' ''Literature/{{Macroscope}}'' involved the game ''sprouts''.
18th Jul '17 5:22:22 PM Arivne
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* In the days of silent films, studios used to hide their names in the set to guard against other studios stealing the scenes for their own films (and to defend against accusations thereof).

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* In the days of silent films, studios used to hide their names in the set to guard against other studios stealing the scenes for their own films (and to defend against false accusations thereof).of doing it themselves).
18th Jul '17 5:20:54 PM Arivne
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* Bill Amend of ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' '''really''' loves his math/computer/geek humor. (He was a Physics major.)

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* Bill Amend of ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' '''really''' loves his math/computer/geek humor. (He was a Physics physics major.)
18th Jul '17 5:15:31 PM Arivne
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** We also have former Wizards of the Coast employee Monte Cook, creator of the game's 3rd Edition and a strong hand in creating 5th Edition too. Monte really, ''really'' believed in LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards and went to great lengths to enforce it in all the wrong ways. For years, martial classes were either built on poorly conceived rules (3E Monks), ridiculously generic and boring to play (3E Fighters), or just straight up sucked (3.5E Samurai). Caster classes on the other hand enjoyed highly overpowered spell lists granting them in unprecedented breadth of ability plus new-fangled metamagic feats to back them up; by mid-level a lone, half-competently played Druid or Cleric was probably equal to ''three'' well-played martial PCs of the same level. And don't get us started on [[CreatorsPet Wizards]], the preferred class of Monte and people who hated losing in 3.5E, utterly dominant at all levels and pillars of play (except being perhaps a tad weak at 1st level).

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** We also have former Wizards of the Coast employee Monte Cook, creator of the game's 3rd Edition and a strong hand in creating 5th Edition too. Monte really, ''really'' believed in LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards and went to great lengths to enforce it in all the wrong ways. For years, martial classes were either built on poorly conceived rules (3E Monks), ridiculously generic and boring to play (3E Fighters), or just straight up sucked (3.5E Samurai). Caster classes on the other hand enjoyed highly overpowered spell lists granting them in unprecedented breadth of ability plus new-fangled metamagic feats to back them up; by mid-level a lone, half-competently played Druid or Cleric was probably equal to ''three'' well-played martial PCs {{PC}}s of the same level. And don't get us started on [[CreatorsPet Wizards]], the preferred class of Monte and people who hated losing in 3.5E, utterly dominant at all levels and pillars of play (except being perhaps a tad weak at 1st level).
18th Jul '17 5:14:47 PM Arivne
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** Gygax made a number of Lovecraftian references in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', as evidenced by such creatures as the Kuo-Toa (inspired by Lovecraft's Deep Ones), the Aboleth (inspired by some sort of Great Old One), the Illithids (which are a race of Cthulhus without the bat wings), the Elder Elemental God (shown in G3 ''Hall of the Fire Giant King'' as being shaped like a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chthonian_%28Cthulhu_Mythos%29 Chthonian]]) and certain elements of terror in the temple of the EldritchAbomination gods. He outright acknowledged Lovecraft as an important influence on D&D. Gygax needed a lot of content to make the game work, so he drew from a very large number of sources. He didn't ''quite'' make D&D into an AllMythsAreTrue setting, but he came pretty close.

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** Gygax made a number of Lovecraftian references in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', as evidenced by such creatures as the Kuo-Toa (inspired by Lovecraft's Deep Ones), the Aboleth (inspired by some sort of Great Old One), the Illithids (which are a race of Cthulhus without the bat wings), the Elder Elemental God (shown in G3 ''Hall of the Fire Giant King'' as being shaped like a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chthonian_%28Cthulhu_Mythos%29 Chthonian]]) and certain elements of terror in the temple of the EldritchAbomination gods. He outright acknowledged Lovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft as an important influence on D&D. Gygax needed a lot of content to make the game work, so he drew from a very large number of sources. He didn't ''quite'' make D&D into an AllMythsAreTrue setting, but he came pretty close.
18th Jul '17 5:12:31 PM Arivne
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*** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' monsters he created that are associated with purple: azer (love purple gems), bar-igura demons (can change their color to purple), crysmals (can be deep violet colored), drow (violet eyes), forester's bane plant (stalks are purple), mind flayer/illithid (mauve skin), ogres (purple eyes), phoenix (plumage, beaks and claws are partially violet), purple worm, retch plants (globes can be violet or lilac), shade (eyes can have a purple iris and pupil), storm giant (could have violet skin and purple eyes), twilight bloom (has purple flowers), violet fungi, Wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing plant (eyes can be violet).

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*** ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' monsters he created that are associated with purple: azer (love purple gems), bar-igura demons (can change their color to purple), crysmals (can be deep violet colored), drow (violet eyes), forester's bane plant (stalks are purple), mind flayer/illithid (mauve skin), ogres (purple eyes), phoenix (plumage, beaks and claws are partially violet), purple worm, retch plants (globes can be violet or lilac), shade (eyes can have a purple iris and pupil), storm giant (could have violet skin and purple eyes), twilight bloom (has purple (purple flowers), violet fungi, Wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing plant (eyes can be violet).
6th Jul '17 12:11:28 PM JPO398
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** Eyeballs on as many things as possible, even if the object in question is normally non-sentient (vegetables, books, etc.).
24th Jun '17 2:27:36 PM nombretomado
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* Yuji Horii of ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' fame is a compulsive gambler which is why many of the games in the series have some sort of gambling mini-game in it. (Though its been said that the fact that you can only save in the town's churches is a way to try to make going out in the field/dungeons feel a bit more of a gamble as well.)

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* Yuji Horii of ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' fame is a compulsive gambler which is why many of the games in the series have some sort of gambling mini-game in it. (Though its been said that the fact that you can only save in the town's churches is a way to try to make going out in the field/dungeons feel a bit more of a gamble as well.)
17th Jun '17 2:02:13 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/ShirowMasamune loves drawing sexy, scantily clad women, but that hardly sets him apart; what ''does'' is his [[TechnologyPorn obsessive attention to detail regarding near-future/sci-fi weaponry and machines]]. The OtherWiki even has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seburo a page about Seburo]], which is Shirow's ''recurring futuristic small arms manufacturer''.

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* Creator/ShirowMasamune loves drawing sexy, scantily clad women, but that hardly sets him apart; what ''does'' is his [[TechnologyPorn obsessive attention to detail regarding near-future/sci-fi weaponry and machines]]. The OtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki even has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seburo a page about Seburo]], which is Shirow's ''recurring futuristic small arms manufacturer''.



* William-Adolphe Bouguereau, as can be seen at the OtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William-Adolphe_Bouguereau here]], made a career out of painting [[{{Moe}} innocent, pale young girls looking sad and adorable]]. He also had a thing for bare feet, by the way.

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* William-Adolphe Bouguereau, as can be seen at the OtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William-Adolphe_Bouguereau here]], made a career out of painting [[{{Moe}} innocent, pale young girls looking sad and adorable]]. He also had a thing for bare feet, by the way.
11th Jun '17 12:01:03 PM CommanderPacis
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* Creator/{{Bungie}} loves them [[ArcNumber the number 7]] and its multiples. Expect it to show up as dates, names, and other things in their games.
** Also expect some form of artificial intelligence to [[AIIsACrapshoot go off the deep end at some point]], most notably [[VideoGame/{{Marathon}} Durandal]], [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} 05-032 Mendicant Bias]], and [[VideoGame/{{Destiny}} Rasputin]].



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