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30th Jan '16 11:14:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Not a requirement, but DontRestYourHead has an optional rule where there is no assigned GM, and whoever gets the best roll in a scene gets to control the story, essentially making them the owner of a GMPC for a short time. You would expect this to cause problems, but considering the crowd that game draws in, it actually makes things quite interesting.

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* Not a requirement, but DontRestYourHead TabletopGame/DontRestYourHead has an optional rule where there is no assigned GM, and whoever gets the best roll in a scene gets to control the story, essentially making them the owner of a GMPC for a short time. You would expect this to cause problems, but considering the crowd that game draws in, it actually makes things quite interesting.
16th Dec '15 11:41:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlissStage's Authority Figure is one of these. Notable as one of the possible results of getting to OneHundredAndEight points of Bliss is for a Pilot to mutiny and take over LaResistance: If this happens, that pilot's player ''must'' become the new GM!
* MyLifeWithMaster in a nutshell: The PC's in this game are the Igors to the Game Master's Dr. Frankenstein GMPC.
* MaidTheRPG is a sendup of the entire {{Meido}} trope in which the [[{{GMPC}} Master]] can have a powerful artifact known as the [[Manga/DeathNote Desu]] [[MemeticMutation Note]]. ...Do I really need to say it?

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* BlissStage's TabletopGame/BlissStage's Authority Figure is one of these. Notable as one of the possible results of getting to OneHundredAndEight points of Bliss is for a Pilot to mutiny and take over LaResistance: If this happens, that pilot's player ''must'' become the new GM!
* MyLifeWithMaster TabletopGame/MyLifeWithMaster in a nutshell: The PC's in this game are the Igors to the Game Master's Dr. Frankenstein GMPC.
* MaidTheRPG TabletopGame/MaidTheRPG is a sendup of the entire {{Meido}} trope in which the [[{{GMPC}} Master]] can have a powerful artifact known as the [[Manga/DeathNote Desu]] [[MemeticMutation Note]]. ...Do I really need to say it?



* NinjaBurger has the dispatcher, a Non Action Guy. His job is to watch the [=PCs=] on closed circuit camera and basically provide them with hints and assistance as needed.

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* NinjaBurger TabletopGame/NinjaBurger has the dispatcher, a Non Action Guy. His job is to watch the [=PCs=] on closed circuit camera and basically provide them with hints and assistance as needed.



* The {{Ringworld}} RPG requires players whose characters mutate into [[CursedWithAwesome protectors]] to give up control of the character to the GM. Protectors have superhuman strength and intelligence, but no free will, as they are ruthlessly devoted to ensuring the survival of their bloodline or species.

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* The {{Ringworld}} TabletopGame/{{Ringworld}} RPG requires players whose characters mutate into [[CursedWithAwesome protectors]] to give up control of the character to the GM. Protectors have superhuman strength and intelligence, but no free will, as they are ruthlessly devoted to ensuring the survival of their bloodline or species.
30th Aug '15 10:05:04 PM Ramidel
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->This is a load of bullshit. You don't know the first thing about Call of Cthulhu and you sure as Hell have no idea how to run a role-playing game if you think our idea of a good time is being your pet character's FUCKING ENTOURAGE!
-->'''Al Bruno III''', "Achy Breaky Mythos," from the ''Literature/BinderOfShame''.


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!!!Literature Examples
* Several in the ''Literature/BinderOfShame''. For example, in "Achy Breaky Mythos," the GM had the players all play academics who had a "mutual friend," the adventurer Dick Marvil. The page quote came after Dick Marvil casually snapped the necks of nightgaunts who the [=PCs=] couldn't even scratch.
16th Jul '15 9:23:51 PM konekootome
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* Cait Sith, in FanFic/OffTheLine, is not only an NPC, but the game's admin and head designer. He also add and changes things as long as he helping the player or if it amuses him.

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* Cait Sith, in FanFic/OffTheLine, ''FanFic/OffTheLine'', is not only an NPC, but the game's admin and admin, head designer. designer and avatar of the game's creator. He also add adds and changes things as long as he helping the player or if it amuses him.
10th May '15 11:59:46 PM nombretomado
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* The ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' played with this. While there were loads of [=GMPCs=], they were always characters being run in another [=GMs=] campaign.

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* The ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' played with this. While there were loads of [=GMPCs=], they were always characters being run in another [=GMs=] campaign.
4th May '15 8:57:18 AM Koveras
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* Dark Bakura from the ''[[Manga/YuGiOh Yu-Gi-Oh! manga]]'' is a literal KillerGameMaster that frequently uses his own Player Characters to go against the players in his TabletopRPG campaigns. In the first RPG, Dark Bakura is in control of a BigBadEvilGuy and Ryou Bakura (the good one) manages to save Yugi and his friends from it using his own GMPC. [[spoiler:In the second RPG, Dark Bakura is in control of ''two'', Thief King Bakura and Priest Akhenaden. When Thief King Bakura dies, Akhenaden manages to summon Zorc Necrophades, and the demon replaces the thief as one of Dark Bakura's avatars.]]

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* Dark Bakura from the ''[[Manga/YuGiOh Yu-Gi-Oh! manga]]'' is a literal KillerGameMaster that frequently uses his own Player Characters to go against the players in his TabletopRPG campaigns. In the first RPG, Dark Bakura is in control of a BigBadEvilGuy [[BigBad Big Bad Evil Guy]] and Ryou Bakura (the good one) manages to save Yugi and his friends from it using his own GMPC. [[spoiler:In the second RPG, Dark Bakura is in control of ''two'', Thief King Bakura and Priest Akhenaden. When Thief King Bakura dies, Akhenaden manages to summon Zorc Necrophades, and the demon replaces the thief as one of Dark Bakura's avatars.]]
4th Feb '15 12:16:44 PM LBHills
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* TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}} not only has the Computer, but also specifically encourages the GM to be antagonistic towards the [=PCs=] and cheat when necessary.

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* TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}} not only has often saddles the Computer, but also specifically encourages players with an 'escort' that is this trope PlayedForLaughs. The opportunity to kill an obnoxiously perfect and completely unwanted [=NPC=] is one of the GM few things that will cause Paranoia characters to be antagonistic towards the [=PCs=] and cheat when necessary.''cooperate.''
3rd Jan '15 12:22:24 AM Charlie_Mal
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!!!FanFic Examples
* Cait Sith, in FanFic/OffTheLine, is not only an NPC, but the game's admin and head designer.

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!!!FanFic !!!Fan Fic Examples
* Cait Sith, in FanFic/OffTheLine, is not only an NPC, but the game's admin and head designer. He also add and changes things as long as he helping the player or if it amuses him.
3rd Jan '15 12:20:27 AM Charlie_Mal
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* Dark Bakura from the ''[[Manga/YuGiOh Yu-Gi-Oh! manga]]'' is a literal KillerGameMaster that frequently uses his own Player Characters to go against the players in his TabletopRPG campaigns. In the first RPG, Dark Bakura is in control of a BigBadEvilGuy and Ryou Bakura (the good one) manages to save Yugi and his friends from it using his own GMPC. [[spoiler:In the second RPG, Dark Bakura is in control of ''two'', Thief King Bakura and Priest Akhenaden. When Thief King Bakura dies, Akhenaden manages to summon Zorc Necrophades, and the demon replaces the thief as one of Dark Bakura's avatars.]]

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* Dark Bakura from the ''[[Manga/YuGiOh Yu-Gi-Oh! manga]]'' is a literal KillerGameMaster that frequently uses his own Player Characters to go against the players in his TabletopRPG campaigns. In the first RPG, Dark Bakura is in control of a BigBadEvilGuy and Ryou Bakura (the good one) manages to save Yugi and his friends from it using his own GMPC. [[spoiler:In the second RPG, Dark Bakura is in control of ''two'', Thief King Bakura and Priest Akhenaden. When Thief King Bakura dies, Akhenaden manages to summon Zorc Necrophades, and the demon replaces the thief as one of Dark Bakura's avatars.]]]]
!!!FanFic Examples
* Cait Sith, in FanFic/OffTheLine, is not only an NPC, but the game's admin and head designer.
23rd Dec '14 11:27:44 AM Masterweaver
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* WebOriginal/FalloutIsDragons has a number of [=GMPCs=], two of which are actually party members. They are actually about equal to the player characters and somewhat adored by the players themselves.

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* WebOriginal/FalloutIsDragons has a number of [=GMPCs=], two of which are actually party members. They are actually about equal to the player characters and somewhat adored by the players themselves.
themselves, although only Aurelia has actual stats.
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