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31st Jan '18 12:47:15 PM Dontfollowmeman
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' this is how reality ensures that YouCantFightFate. Deviation from the predestined path of the alpha timeline creates a doomed offshoot timeline and leads to the inevitable death of anything and everything inside, while also causing time shenanigans that push the alpha timeline back onto the correct path. Essentially, reality is the game master, and it doesn't like it when you fuck up the campaign.
21st Jan '18 8:29:30 AM ShinyManaphy
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** Later games in the series aren't as strict with the rules for the BonusBoss, but they all share one: don't use the Omnipotent Orb, an accessory which nulls all damage except for Almighty. Megidolaon does Almighty damage. Guess what your punishment for using the Orb is.
21st Jan '18 8:27:06 AM ShinyManaphy
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** In another strip, Dad gets sick of always reading the same story to Calvin at bedtime, so he decides to tweak it a bit. One GilliganCut later, and Hobbes is wondering if the villagers will ever find Hamster Huey's head...
15th Jan '18 8:11:19 PM zequeins
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* If you stand in the way of the The God-Machine from ''TabletopGame/DemonTheDescent'', it will start taking actions against you. If you successfully resist its attempts on your life, [[KnowWhenToFoldThem it will consider you not worth its resources and move on.]] If you [[BullyingADragon keep on causing troubles for it]] and actually becoming a threat, it will pull all the stops and dump this trope on your head.
6th Jan '18 11:55:07 AM Twili19
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** "Rocks fall, everyone dies" [[MemeticMutation has become]] GM shorthand for "stop whatever it is you're doing before I lose my last shred of patience and kill you all" over the years.
** Similarly, if a lone player/character is the cause of the problems, the GM may threaten him with "Purple Lightning from the Heavens" rather than doom everybody.
* Used as a response to... let's call it "criticism", of 4th edition D&D in [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20080609 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''.

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** * "Rocks fall, everyone dies" [[MemeticMutation has become]] GM shorthand for "stop whatever it is you're doing before I lose my last shred of patience and kill you all" over the years.
** * Similarly, if a lone player/character is the cause of the problems, the GM may threaten him with "Purple Lightning from the Heavens" rather than doom everybody.
* Used as a response to... let's call it "criticism", of 4th edition D&D in [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20080609 [[http://cad-comic.com/comic/dm-rules/ this strip]] of ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''.
3rd Jan '18 8:49:49 PM RickGriffin
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* In season 4, episode 6 of ''Series/TheApprentice'', Donald Trump invokes this on all of Team Excel for suffering the biggest defeat in the show.
-->'''Trump:''' In this boardroom, we've never had a team lose so badly. You're all fired. All four are fired.
22nd Sep '17 2:51:53 AM Azaram
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* Doc of Webcomic/TheWhiteboard says this after test firing a gatling paintball gun with curved backspin barrels. "[[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1788.html BZZZRRRRRAAAAAAAATT!]]
-->'''Doc''':"This is kind of a 'rocks fall everybody dies' type of weapon, isn't it?"
9th Aug '17 7:06:33 AM Ulysses21
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* ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'' DM Matt Mercer jokingly threatened this by name when the group spent too long making jokes about NPC Captain Santy of the Shore Shanty in Episode 107 - "Does he sell sea shells by the sea shore?" It would have been an impressive end considering they were in the middle of the ocean at the time.
20th Jul '17 12:24:49 AM GasBandit
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* The ending to the original campaign for ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' seems to be a sort of homage to this trope; after you kill the FinalBoss, [[LoadBearingBoss the temple collapses]], killing over half your party ([[spoiler:Casavir, Elanee, Grobnar, the Construct, Bishop, Qara, and ''[[NeverFoundTheBody maybe]]'' Zhjaeve]], for those curious) and causing the PlayerCharacter to disappear, never to be seen again. (In this case, "never" lasted as long as it took the developers to make an expansion pack.) Being a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game, it's exactly the kind of ending a TrollingCreator would design.

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* The ending to the original campaign for ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' seems to be a sort of homage to this trope; after you kill the FinalBoss, [[LoadBearingBoss the temple collapses]], killing over half your party ([[spoiler:Casavir, Elanee, Grobnar, the Construct, Bishop, Qara, and ''[[NeverFoundTheBody maybe]]'' Zhjaeve]], for those curious) curious, though before the expansions it was implied to be a TotalPartyKill) and causing the PlayerCharacter to disappear, never to be seen again. (In this case, "never" lasted as long as it took the developers to make an expansion pack.) Being a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game, it's exactly the kind of ending a TrollingCreator would design.
8th Jul '17 7:58:04 PM Vilui
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* A [[http://www.duke.edu/web/DRAGO/humor/gazebo.html story passed around]] since the 1980's now about a GM who killed a player character because of his player's architectural ignorance: Not knowing what a "gazebo" was, the player decided to ''attack'' it rather than, say, ''ask'' what it was. After numerous attacks with no effect, the player decided to leave, at which point the GM announced, "It's too late. You have awakened the gazebo. It catches you and eats you."
** The story appeared in a mid-1980's ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Mensa}} Mensa Bulletin]]'' newsletter, so it's at least OlderThanTheNES.

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* A [[http://www.duke.edu/web/DRAGO/humor/gazebo.html story passed around]] since the 1980's 1980s now about a GM who killed a player character because of his player's architectural ignorance: Not knowing what a "gazebo" was, the player decided to ''attack'' it rather than, say, ''ask'' what it was. After numerous attacks with no effect, the player decided to leave, at which point the GM announced, "It's too late. You have awakened the gazebo. It catches you and eats you."
** The story appeared in a mid-1980's mid-1980s ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Mensa}} Mensa Bulletin]]'' newsletter, so it's at least OlderThanTheNES.
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