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6th Jan '17 6:38:57 AM DarkHunter
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** It's telling when the rulebook opens with telling you to roll for turn order, then argue about it. It also includes a Rule Zero for dealing with any questions or obscure situations that the rules don't cover: the players are to come to a consensus by arguing very loudly about it.

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** It's telling when the rulebook opens with telling you to roll for turn order, then argue about it. It also includes a Rule Zero RuleZero for dealing with any questions or obscure situations that the rules don't cover: the players are to come to a consensus by arguing very loudly about it.
6th Jan '17 6:37:15 AM DarkHunter
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** It's telling when the rulebook opens with telling you to roll for turn order, then argue about it.

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** It's telling when the rulebook opens with telling you to roll for turn order, then argue about it. It also includes a Rule Zero for dealing with any questions or obscure situations that the rules don't cover: the players are to come to a consensus by arguing very loudly about it.
2nd Jan '17 5:43:31 PM fancifulVisionary
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* The {{Troll}}: This player isn't there to have fun with others - he or she is there to have fun at the expense of others. In a role playing game, they'll make the most disruptive character they can and cause as much havoc as they can, even at the expense of the other players (which isn't the same as the other PlayerCharacters). They'll excuse bad behavior with, "I'm just playing my character!" In a competitive game, they'll use a mix of {{Metagame}}r and GameBreaker tricks along with the above until no one is having fun. The Troll will take smack-talking way beyond any level the group is comfortable with until tempers flare. The only solution for these Munchkins is to tell them how the other players feel, then show them the door if they don't change.

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* The {{Troll}}: This player isn't there to have fun with others - he or she is they are there to have fun at the expense of others. In a role playing game, they'll make the most disruptive character they can and cause as much havoc as they can, even at the expense of the other players (which isn't the same as the other PlayerCharacters). They'll excuse bad behavior with, "I'm just playing my character!" In a competitive game, they'll use a mix of {{Metagame}}r and GameBreaker tricks along with the above until no one is having fun. The Troll will take smack-talking way beyond any level the group is comfortable with until tempers flare. The only solution for these Munchkins is to tell them how the other players feel, then show them the door if they don't change.
14th Oct '16 4:38:24 AM pinkdalek
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* In ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'', both Akko and Diana go through the "typical RPG" assignment, in which they must penetrate a dungeon to retrieve treasure, as Munchkins of different categories. Diana is Min-Maxed - she declares herself 'invincible' and mows through legions of terrifying monsters, determined to bring back the best loot possible even though the rest of her party urges her to turn back. Akko is an inept Psychopath who gets derailed trying to murder every little blob monster that happens to move her way, even though her party members remind her that killing monsters isn't even part of the assignment.
7th Oct '16 11:32:49 AM Odacon_Spy
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "[=D&DD=]," Dexter is a Munchkin, [[KillerGameMaster and unfortunately, the Game Master]]. When his sister Dee Dee takes over, turning it LighterAndSofter and demoting her brother to a regular player, he chooses a complicated MinMaxing build that calls "Gygax" the name of the creator of Dungeons and Dragons. [[LaserGuidedKarma So Dee Dee gives him a weak and worthless halfling character, much to the amusement of the other players.]] Dexter expresses distaste, but the others [[IronicEcho remind him that "she is the Game Master, he is her pawn, and that she controls his fate."]] Even at the end where Dexter gets the item of the quest, it turns out to just be a cup that doesn't spill when you drink from it.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "[=D&DD=]," Dexter is a Munchkin, [[KillerGameMaster and unfortunately, the Game Master]]. When his sister Dee Dee takes over, turning it into a LighterAndSofter MontyHaul and demoting her brother to a regular player, he chooses a complicated MinMaxing build that calls "Gygax" the name of the creator of Dungeons and Dragons. [[LaserGuidedKarma So Dee Dee gives him a weak and worthless halfling character, much to the amusement of the other players.]] Dexter expresses distaste, but the others [[IronicEcho remind him that "she is the Game Master, he is her pawn, and that she controls his fate."]] Even at the end where Dexter gets the item of the quest, it turns out to just be a cup that doesn't spill when you drink from it.
6th Oct '16 7:22:37 PM nombretomado
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** ''EverQuest'' had one egregious example overlapping with griefing on a roleplaying server. When you died, you lost experience, and would actually lose a level if your experience dropped enough. However, you would not lose any new powers, though they might be scaled back to the lower level. In one notorious case, a level 50 character killed himself all the way back down to 20, then went around decimating other level 20s with his greatly expanded power set. This case caused [[ObviousRulePatch a change preventing such massive de-leveling]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Now that's some dedicated powering up]].

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** ''EverQuest'' ''VideoGame/EverQuest'' had one egregious example overlapping with griefing on a roleplaying server. When you died, you lost experience, and would actually lose a level if your experience dropped enough. However, you would not lose any new powers, though they might be scaled back to the lower level. In one notorious case, a level 50 character killed himself all the way back down to 20, then went around decimating other level 20s with his greatly expanded power set. This case caused [[ObviousRulePatch a change preventing such massive de-leveling]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Now that's some dedicated powering up]].
24th Sep '16 6:32:32 PM nombretomado
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* Igor Olman from ''DorkTower'' is arguably one of the best examples of this trope. Sample quote: "I kill [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf.]]" ''He succeeded.''

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* Igor Olman from ''DorkTower'' ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' is arguably one of the best examples of this trope. Sample quote: "I kill [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf.]]" ''He succeeded.''
31st May '16 8:00:33 AM Koveras
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A more pleasant brand of munchkin may try to share his rule-bending benefits with the rest of the group, or may help other players build their character knowing how the game functions well enough to make it easier on new players who have an idea in mind. Some will even purposefully break new games in test runs so [=GMs=] can know what to look for when playing it with other munchkins. Some who are also TheRoleplayer will act out the quirks they take for those extra points, even if this means their character is a complete BunnyEarsLawyer, which can be quite fun for all. A more audacious one (a cross with TheLoonie) takes advantage of his knowledge and power to do incredibly crazy things that their fellow players will be telling their children about in years to come.

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A more pleasant brand of munchkin may try to share his rule-bending benefits with the rest of the group, or may help other players build their character knowing how the game functions well enough to make it easier on new players who have an idea in mind. Some will even [[WhiteHatHacker purposefully break new games in test runs runs]] so [=GMs=] can know what to look for when playing it with other munchkins. Some who are also TheRoleplayer will act out the quirks they take for those extra points, even if this means their character is a complete BunnyEarsLawyer, which can be quite fun for all. A more audacious one (a cross with TheLoonie) takes advantage of his knowledge and power to do incredibly crazy things that their fellow players will be telling their children about in years to come.
31st May '16 7:48:27 AM Koveras
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* Cass in ''Film/TheGamers: Dorkness Rising''. The humor value of some of his antics (attempting to kill the Big Bad with a a lightsaber and dynamite -- in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy setting) might put him in the [[TheLoonie Loonie]] category, except for the fact that he seems to be doing them for perfectly serious reasons.

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* Cass in ''Film/TheGamers: Dorkness Rising''. ''Film/TheGamersDorknessRising''. The humor value of some of his antics (attempting to kill the Big Bad with a a lightsaber and dynamite -- in dynamite--in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy setting) might put him in the [[TheLoonie Loonie]] category, except for the fact that he seems to be doing them for perfectly serious reasons.
31st Mar '16 12:12:09 PM bwburke94
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic ''Roll for Initiative'', Princess Luna turns out to be an incredibly infuriating min-maxer, rules lawyer, loot stealer, and AttentionWhore to boot. Her gaming group asks her to play a level 10 rouge--and she plays a multiclassed level 37 [[PhysicalGod alicorn]] ([[ExactWords because it has 10 levels in rogue]]). After one session of putting up with Luna, the GM creates a new campaign specifically to [[BroughtDownToNormal neutralize Luna's character]] and let the rest of the party actually do something.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic ''Roll for Initiative'', Princess Luna turns out to be an incredibly infuriating min-maxer, rules lawyer, loot stealer, and AttentionWhore to boot. Her gaming group asks her to play a level 10 rouge--and rogue--and she plays a multiclassed level 37 [[PhysicalGod alicorn]] ([[ExactWords because it has 10 levels in rogue]]). After one session of putting up with Luna, the GM creates a new campaign specifically to [[BroughtDownToNormal neutralize Luna's character]] and let the rest of the party actually do something.
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