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31st Jan '17 6:12:02 PM Ninetails2000
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** This is [[MindOverMatter Silver The Hedgeog's]] bread and butter. While he can and will [[AttackReflector send a robot's missiles and bullets right back at them]] and employ GrievousHarmWithABody when in close quarters, he's usually able to get by perfectly fine by simply scooping up the debris and scenery around him and chucking it at his enemies.
16th Jan '17 12:20:00 PM AuraXtreme
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* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' justifies this trope by virtue of [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/1446.html a Stone Age weapons table and no damage scaling]].
-->''Stick, two-handed, hardwood: [=1d12=]''
-->''Blaster, second-hand, dodgily repaired: [=1d10-1=]''
** Cue the players [[ExploitedTrope blatantly abusing this trope]].
-->'''Sally''' ''(reading off the Stone Age weapons table)''
--->Bows. [=2d8=] is enough to penetrate trooper armour. ''(Ewoks archers fire)''
--->...lassos and ropes can totally stop any moving creature. ''(an AT-ST tumbles)''
--->Rocks, of course. ''(stones are dropped on several troopers)''
--->Clashing logs. [=20d6=] damage. ''(another AT-ST gets crushed between two massive trees)''
--->And a logfall trap. ''(logs are dropped on a third AT-ST)''
-->'''[[{{Munchkin}} Pete]]:''' We should totally be using these [[UpToEleven against the star destroyers in the space battle]].
26th Dec '16 1:37:45 PM Shadoboy
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** Spear throwers and slings, long forgotten in Europe, proved an effective weapon against Conquistadors. It was said by Cortés that the dents and holes left by these weapons were indistinguishable from those left by muskets. There are also stories of Spaniards replacing their metal breastplates with native cotton armor, as well as guns being outshot by arrows, spears, and slings. On the other hand, the Spaniards' use of cavalry, cannon, steel weapons, and superior military tactics were pretty instrumental in conquering the Aztec Empire.

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** Spear throwers and slings, long forgotten in Europe, proved an effective weapon against Conquistadors. It was said by Cortés that the dents and holes left by these weapons were indistinguishable from those left by muskets. There are also stories of Spaniards replacing their metal breastplates with native cotton armor, as well as guns being outshot by arrows, spears, and slings. On the other hand, the Spaniards' use of cavalry, cannon, steel weapons, and superior military tactics were pretty instrumental in conquering the Aztec Empire. It also helps that the Aztec empire was pretty unpopular among their neighbors.
26th Dec '16 1:32:09 PM Shadoboy
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** Also the page quote that is from a classic monster horror movie that was aired on a planet inhabited only by robots. It had the robots as heroes (obviously) and a human as monster that dies by falling into a stick.

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** Also the page quote that is from a classic monster horror movie that was aired on a planet inhabited only by robots. It had the robots as heroes (obviously) and a human as the monster that resisted even their most powerful magnetic pulses, but dies by falling into a stick.
21st Dec '16 1:21:59 PM Spyspotter
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* The Great Emu War, when the Australian military in 1932, equipped with machine guns, fought the emu population of Australia, as they were ravaging farmland. [[UpToEleven The emus won.]]
14th Dec '16 9:54:55 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Demonstrated in ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'' when Rincewind beat [[AGodAmI a sourcerer]] while wielding nothing more than a half-brick in a sock.

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* Demonstrated in ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'' when Rincewind beat [[AGodAmI a sourcerer]] while wielding nothing more than a half-brick in a sock. Played with, as the sourcerer saw him as such a non-threat that he refused to fight him at all and underwent a HeelFaceTurn. The half-brick in a sock did prove useful when the sourcerer's staff tried to stop him, since it let Rincewind knock it out of his hand without touching it.
7th Dec '16 8:02:38 PM SmoCro
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** Arguably more a case of 'Don't let your tanks roll into a city with infantry support along a road with huge blocks on both sides'. If you do expect the enemy to make scrap iron out of your tanks.
4th Dec '16 8:19:12 PM icewater
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* Repeated, to some degree, in Grozny during the First Chechen War, when Chechen fighters occasionally took on modern T-72s and T-80s with Molotov cocktails. More commonly, the Chechen weapons of choice were more modern RPG's and ATGM's, though. Either way, Russians lost hundreds of tanks in a disastrous assault on what was supposed to be a ragtag group of "criminals and outlaws." Worth noting, many of the Chechen fighters had previously served in the Russian military, hence their familiarity with anti-tank weapons and tactics.

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* Repeated, to some degree, in Grozny during the First Chechen War, when Chechen fighters occasionally took on modern T-72s and T-80s with Molotov cocktails. More commonly, the Chechen weapons of choice were more modern RPG's and ATGM's, though. Either way, Russians lost hundreds of tanks in a disastrous assault on what was supposed to be a ragtag group of "criminals and outlaws." Worth noting, as the USSR and Russian Federation had universal conscription, many if not most of the Chechen fighters had previously served in the Russian military, hence their familiarity with anti-tank weapons and tactics.
4th Dec '16 4:23:07 PM Edgar81539
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** Then again you need to consider that the only reason he could do that was because [[WorfHadTheFlu Ultron 13 was an amalgamation of contradicting personalities and conveniently/literally tore himself apart]]...
27th Nov '16 9:39:05 AM Psychopompos007
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* In ''VideoGame/PulpAdventures'', Tarzan and his bow aren't less useful against gun-toting Nazis than other heroes with more modern weaponry.
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