History Main / RubeGoldbergDevice

22nd Sep '17 1:51:53 AM eroock
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NecroNonSequitur is often an example of this. Compare DisasterDominoes, and ButterflyOfDoom. TheChessmaster is often responsible for these, either for fun or as part of the plot. GambitRoulette is the using the same principle when compared to [[ThePlan plans of some kind]]. If the contraption is lethal, then it's safe to say that RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts.

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You often find one of these in a GadgeteersHouse. NecroNonSequitur is often an example of this. Compare DisasterDominoes, and ButterflyOfDoom. TheChessmaster is often responsible for these, either for fun or as part of the plot. GambitRoulette is the using the same principle when compared to [[ThePlan plans of some kind]]. If the contraption is lethal, then it's safe to say that RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts.
18th Sep '17 11:58:37 AM weirdfantasy
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* In ''[[Animation/TheMindsEye The Gate to the Mind's Eye]]'', one such device exists in the confines of a simple-looking box. A folded piece of paper placed in a slot triggers a number of devices that eventually produces an "IOU" card through the second slot.
6th Aug '17 12:19:49 PM Berrenta
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* ''Rube Works'', the official game of Rube Golderg's cartoons, combines the concept of ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleMachine'' with faithful conversions of the cartoons. Rather than rewarding elegant solutions, the game rewards ''in''elegant solutions, awarding the player more points the more parts are used, all the way up to the original design. Since the engine includes pre-programmed interactions between certain pairs of objects, there's even some cases of TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything.

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* ''Rube Works'', the official game of Rube Golderg's cartoons, combines the concept of ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleMachine'' with faithful conversions of the cartoons. Rather than rewarding elegant solutions, the game rewards ''in''elegant solutions, awarding the player more points the more parts are used, all the way up to the original design. Since the engine includes pre-programmed interactions between certain pairs of objects, there's even some cases of TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything.DevelopersForesight.
8th Jul '17 9:47:21 AM nombretomado
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You can read more under [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rube_Goldberg_machine Rube-Goldberg Machine]] on TheOtherWiki.

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You can read more under [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rube_Goldberg_machine Rube-Goldberg Machine]] on TheOtherWiki.
Wiki/TheOtherWiki.
8th Jul '17 9:46:39 AM nombretomado
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* The bizarre door puzzles in ''VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles: Ravenhearst'' (and some of the other Ravenhearst-arc games) are very much like this, to the point where TheOtherWiki makes the direct comparison between the two.

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* The bizarre door puzzles in ''VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles: Ravenhearst'' (and some of the other Ravenhearst-arc games) are very much like this, to the point where TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki makes the direct comparison between the two.
9th Jun '17 3:04:29 PM nombretomado
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* The minor RealityWarper, "Hazard", tends to do this in the ''WhateleyUniverse'' - usually to win a bet.

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* The minor RealityWarper, "Hazard", tends to do this in the ''WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' - usually to win a bet.
29th Apr '17 4:10:15 PM Nulono
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* This was the premise behind their UnchainedReaction miniseries.
23rd Apr '17 9:15:38 AM Gosicrystal
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* In the Interactive Fiction game ''{{Rematch}}'' the protagonist is stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop where he and his two friends are killed when an SUV crashes through the front window of the pool hall. Each cycle allows you one move before disaster strikes: undoing resets the world to just before the accident, but with some things slightly rearranged. So while the given solution will not work on every cycle, eventually you learn that [[spoiler: Ines will do anything Nick dares her to do, that she can hit the loudmouth with a page from her Far Side calendar if it's wrapped around the cueball, that the loudmouth will yell out pretty much anything that has a number in it, that the distracted girl behind the counter will repeat the number the loudmouth yells when she calls time on one of the tables, that one particular table has an irate player who nearly strikes the ceiling fan control switch with his cuestick before someone tells him that it's not their table being called. Accomplishing this will in turn cause a ceiling fan to fall, meaning everyone's attention is on the front window when the SUV crashes through and react in time to avoid it.]]

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* In the Interactive Fiction game ''{{Rematch}}'' ''{{VideoGame/Rematch}}'' the protagonist is stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop where he and his two friends are killed when an SUV crashes through the front window of the pool hall. Each cycle allows you one move before disaster strikes: undoing resets the world to just before the accident, but with some things slightly rearranged. So while the given solution will not work on every cycle, eventually you learn that [[spoiler: Ines will do anything Nick dares her to do, that she can hit the loudmouth with a page from her Far Side calendar if it's wrapped around the cueball, that the loudmouth will yell out pretty much anything that has a number in it, that the distracted girl behind the counter will repeat the number the loudmouth yells when she calls time on one of the tables, that one particular table has an irate player who nearly strikes the ceiling fan control switch with his cuestick before someone tells him that it's not their table being called. Accomplishing this will in turn cause a ceiling fan to fall, meaning everyone's attention is on the front window when the SUV crashes through and react in time to avoid it.]]
10th Apr '17 10:01:57 AM nombretomado
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* {{SCOOBY DOO}}!!! It doesn't matter what version it is, it is a GUARANTEE a Robinson Goldberg Contraption is going to show up at LEAST once an episode, and quite a few times in each movie. Unfortunately, they seldom work as planned. For example, in [[ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated one incarnation]], Fred's overly complicated plan successfully traps himself and the gang, leaving the monster standing there.

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* {{SCOOBY DOO}}!!! It doesn't matter what version it is, it is a GUARANTEE a Robinson Goldberg Contraption is going to show up at LEAST once an episode, and quite a few times in each movie. Unfortunately, they seldom work as planned. For example, in [[ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated one incarnation]], Fred's overly complicated plan successfully traps himself and the gang, leaving the monster standing there.
9th Apr '17 9:10:41 AM nombretomado
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* ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' does this occasionally.

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* ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' does this occasionally.
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