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19th Sep '17 12:31:10 PM pwiegle
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* Some joke items have appeared in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** The ''Wand of Wonder'', which produces random magical effects, many of which are useless.

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* Some Many joke items have appeared in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', simply because [=DMs=] enjoy messing with players. For example:
** The ''Wand of Wonder'', which produces random magical effects, effects -- many of which are useless.useless, or affect the wielder instead of the target.


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** The ''Ring of Contrariness'' -- which, as you might have suspected, merely forces the wearer to disagree with everything anyone says. A prime example of some wizard wasting his time by crafting it.
19th Sep '17 12:09:55 PM pwiegle
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* Some joke items have appeared in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. For example: the ''Wand of Wonder'', which produces random magical effects, most of which are useless.

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* Some joke items have appeared in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. For example: the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** The
''Wand of Wonder'', which produces random magical effects, most many of which are useless.useless.
** The ''Bag of Tricks'', which randomly produces various animals that obey your commands and will fight your enemies -- but what use is a rat or a weasel?
19th Sep '17 11:58:48 AM pwiegle
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* Some joke items have appeared in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. For example: the ''Wand of Wonder'', which produces random magical effects, most of which are useless.
15th Sep '17 8:45:41 PM nombretomado
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* The 1990s {{Macintosh}} RPG ''VideoGame/TaskMaker'' was ''loaded'' with these. Among these were "Butter Knife" as a weapon; several useless items such as "Old Empty Chest" and various early Macintosh models; and various potions that hurt the player instead of helping him. ''VideoGame/TheTombOfTheTaskMaker'' took it a step further by having joke armor ("Rotted Shield", "Stinky Boots", "Ring of Constriction", etc.; it also "Hard Rock Bands" which had maximum protection but deafened the player).

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* The 1990s {{Macintosh}} UsefulNotes/{{Macintosh}} RPG ''VideoGame/TaskMaker'' was ''loaded'' with these. Among these were "Butter Knife" as a weapon; several useless items such as "Old Empty Chest" and various early Macintosh models; and various potions that hurt the player instead of helping him. ''VideoGame/TheTombOfTheTaskMaker'' took it a step further by having joke armor ("Rotted Shield", "Stinky Boots", "Ring of Constriction", etc.; it also "Hard Rock Bands" which had maximum protection but deafened the player).
4th Sep '17 8:02:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'' has several joke weapons:

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* ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'' ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'' has several joke weapons:
27th Aug '17 10:30:02 AM rjd1922
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For the surprisingly powerful equivalent of the first type, see LethalJokeItem and NerfArm. Characters that fill this role are JokeCharacter. Compare ImprobableWeaponUser, ScrappyWeapon, UselessUsefulSpell and FakeSpecialAttack. Contrast InfinityPlusOneSword (which is PurposelyOverpowered). Not to be confused with WeaponsThatSuck. Also not to be confused with ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''. If the item's name is a misspelling of a more useful item's name, it's a PoisonMushroom.

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For the surprisingly powerful equivalent of the first type, see LethalJokeItem and NerfArm. Characters that fill this role are JokeCharacter. Compare ImprobableWeaponUser, ScrappyWeapon, UselessUsefulSpell UselessUsefulSpell, FakeSpecialAttack, and FakeSpecialAttack.UselessItem. Contrast InfinityPlusOneSword (which is PurposelyOverpowered). Not to be confused with WeaponsThatSuck. Also not to be confused with ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''. If the item's name is a misspelling of a more useful item's name, it's a PoisonMushroom.
17th Aug '17 9:25:09 AM GoblinCipher
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** A recurring NPC named [[MeaningfulName Griftah]] sells magical items that grant the amazing powers of GameplayAndStorySegregation that all player characters already have.
26th Jul '17 10:08:40 PM rjd1922
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', getting a certain number of points at Beedle's shop will earn you a "Complimentary Ticket"- using it at the shop will earn you...a compliment. Leo of Webcomic/VGCats fame was on the receiving end once and [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=66 he]] was less than amused.
*** The compliment also heals you.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', getting a certain number of points at Beedle's shop will earn you a "Complimentary Ticket"- ID"- using it at the shop will earn you...a compliment.compliment (which heals you). Leo of Webcomic/VGCats fame was on the receiving end once and [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=66 he]] was less than amused.
*** The compliment also heals you.
amused.
16th Jul '17 10:32:31 PM SilverSupernova
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** ''VideoGame/MegaManAndBass'': The Ice Wall. It's primary gimmick revolving around the player pushing it along the ground after firing it. While it can clear a line of enemies quickly, it's absolutely useless when it comes to gaps or platforms, and can accidentally push the player into a trap if they aren't careful. On top of that, the Boss who's weak to the Ice Wall (Burner Man) is actually ''harder'' to fight if you try using it against him since he typically just charges through the wall and breaks it, taking no damage and usually hitting the player in the process.
16th Jul '17 10:26:29 PM SilverSupernova
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** ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'': The Hyper Bomb, with its limited range and blast radius, and the fact that it is a very slow weapon to use.
** ''VideoGame/MegaMan2'': The Time Stopper, which would completely deplete itself after one use and wouldn't allow Mega Man to attack while it was in use. About the only thing it's good for is fighting [[ThatOneBoss Quick Man]] (and it doesn't even completely deplete his health,) or surviving the hell that is [[ThatOneLevel Quick Man's level]]. And unless you have a lot of patience for power-up grinding, you could only use it for one or the other.

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** ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'': The Hyper Bomb, with its limited range and blast radius, and the fact that it is a very slow weapon to use.
use. In its updated rerelease, the Oil Slider, which cannot attack most enemies directly, its intended use runs the high risk of Mega Man harming himself in the process, and can only be fired one at a time forcing Mega Man to wait for the first oil slick to disappear from the ground before firing another.
** ''VideoGame/MegaMan2'': The Time Stopper, which would completely deplete itself after one use and wouldn't allow Mega Man to attack while it was in use. About the only thing it's good for is fighting [[ThatOneBoss Quick Man]] (and it doesn't even completely deplete his health,) or surviving the hell that is [[ThatOneLevel Quick Man's level]]. And unless you have a lot of patience for power-up grinding, you could only use it for one or the other. Also from Mega Man 2 is the Bubble Lead which most enemies are immune to anyway and it's only real uses are for fighting Heat Man and [[spoiler:Wily's Hologram]].
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