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23rd Apr '16 7:15:02 PM Gadjiltron
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** The final boss in ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'' starts with 100,000 life points, when the rules say players start with 8,000. He can also heal himself without using a card.

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** The final boss in ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'' starts with 100,000 40,000 life points, when the rules say players start with 8,000. He can also heal himself without using appears immediately after a card.similarly tough boss (who begins with 20,000 LP), and the player's Life Points (which are likely depleted from the previous fight) carries over between duels. That, and both bosses can and will use multiple copies of [[GameBreaker game-breaking]] cards which the player can normally use only 1 of.
17th May '15 11:08:32 AM Phoenixion
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* The final boss of the first chapter of ''TabletopGame/{{Digimon}}: Digital Card Battle'' cheats as a plot device.

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* The final boss of the first chapter of ''TabletopGame/{{Digimon}}: Digital Card Battle'' ''VideoGame/DigimonDigitalCardBattle'' cheats as a plot device.
1st Mar '15 5:57:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'', with the Frenzied Berserker. In the ''DungeonsAndDragons'' rules, that class gets an ability called "Deathless Frenzy" which means the berserker ''[[ImplacableMan can not die]]'' as long as his frenzy lasts. Players in the video game are mysteriously missing this power, but a boss enemy does have it-- meaning that in this case it's the computer who follows the rules.

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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'', with the Frenzied Berserker. In the ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' rules, that class gets an ability called "Deathless Frenzy" which means the berserker ''[[ImplacableMan can not die]]'' as long as his frenzy lasts. Players in the video game are mysteriously missing this power, but a boss enemy does have it-- meaning that in this case it's the computer who follows the rules.



* ''BaldursGate'' is based on the 2nd edition AD&D rules of ''DungeonsAndDragons'' and generally follows a PragmaticAdaptation of the rules. Enemy mages, however, break the system. They're able to put spells into Spell Triggers and Contingencies that are not legal for player characters in tabletop or the game, they're able to have multiple Spell Triggers and Contingencies (which is also illegal) and finally they have the ability to use an ability called the 'tattoo of power' to grant them an extra layer of instant defence, which does not exist in Pen-And-Paper and is inaccessible to the party.

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* ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' is based on the 2nd edition AD&D rules of ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and generally follows a PragmaticAdaptation of the rules. Enemy mages, however, break the system. They're able to put spells into Spell Triggers and Contingencies that are not legal for player characters in tabletop or the game, they're able to have multiple Spell Triggers and Contingencies (which is also illegal) and finally they have the ability to use an ability called the 'tattoo of power' to grant them an extra layer of instant defence, which does not exist in Pen-And-Paper and is inaccessible to the party.
5th Nov '14 9:42:51 AM Willbyr
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* AI players in the 2010 ''BloodBowl'' adaptation randomly acquire traits, which can lead to AI players with the grab + frenzy combo. This combo is [[ObviousRulePatch outright stated to be illegal]] in the Blood Bowl rulebook, and in both traits' descriptions in-game.

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* AI players in the 2010 ''BloodBowl'' ''TabletopGame/BloodBowl'' adaptation randomly acquire traits, which can lead to AI players with the grab + frenzy combo. This combo is [[ObviousRulePatch outright stated to be illegal]] in the Blood Bowl rulebook, and in both traits' descriptions in-game.


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12th Aug '14 9:44:42 AM VeronicaWakefield
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* In the ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' CCG video game, Cell gets extra benefits from cards that normally only apply if you declare a Favorite Fighting Style Advantage. Justified in that he's a DNA composite of all the heroes.

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* In the ''Manga/DragonBall Z'' CCG video game, Cell gets extra benefits from cards that normally only apply if you declare a Favorite Fighting Style Advantage. Justified Partially justified in that he's a DNA composite of all the heroes.heroes -- but he ''can't'' do this in the card game the video game is based on.
12th Aug '14 9:43:58 AM VeronicaWakefield
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* The National Lampoon chess game (yes, there was such a thing) cheated ''constantly,'' though this was part of the point.

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* The National Lampoon chess game ''National Lampoon's Chess Maniac 5 Billion and 1'' (yes, there was such a thing) cheated ''constantly,'' though this was part of the point.
23rd Jul '14 11:53:08 AM UknownTroper
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*** Not that the base game was entirely free of this either. Coran and Kagain had impossibly high ability scores (only doable using special tomes), Edwin can cast two more spells per day than any player-created wizard can, and Aerie is an elven mage/cleric, which is a multiclass only permitted by gnomes and half-elves.
22nd Jun '14 11:35:21 PM ninjacrat
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* Subverted in other chess games when users see the computer use "en passant" (an oddball move that allows one pawn to capture another in a weird way, under very specific circumstances) and think it's cheating. In fact, "en passant" is entirely legal and you can do it too, if you know how it works. [[note]]''En passant'' was devised so that a pawn could not escape capture with a two-square move, whose point was simply to speed up the game and have no other consequences.[[/note]] Website/YouTube is full of videos by idiots who think the computer is cheating when, in fact, they themselves just don't know how to play chess.
** Of course there is the issue of games with shoddy user interfaces that won't let the player enter the moves, [[SecretAIMoves but do allow the computer to do it]].
*** The same happens with the castling move.
21st Jun '14 1:09:42 AM mynameis:
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*** The same happens with the castling move.
1st May '14 12:05:50 PM AriRockefeller
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* Subverted in other chess games when users see the computer use "en passant" (an oddball move that allows one pawn to capture another in a weird way, under very specific circumstances) and think it's cheating. In fact, "en passant" is entirely legal and you can do it too, if you know how it works. [[note:''En passant'' was devised so that a pawn could not escape capture with a two-square move, whose point was simply to speed up the game and have no other consequences.]] Website/YouTube is full of videos by idiots who think the computer is cheating when, in fact, they themselves just don't know how to play chess.

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* Subverted in other chess games when users see the computer use "en passant" (an oddball move that allows one pawn to capture another in a weird way, under very specific circumstances) and think it's cheating. In fact, "en passant" is entirely legal and you can do it too, if you know how it works. [[note:''En [[note]]''En passant'' was devised so that a pawn could not escape capture with a two-square move, whose point was simply to speed up the game and have no other consequences.]] [[/note]] Website/YouTube is full of videos by idiots who think the computer is cheating when, in fact, they themselves just don't know how to play chess.
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