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2nd Apr '16 6:37:12 PM YgothanEru
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Does this only applies to games on vehicles, or does the turning of the earth count. [[WordOfGod God's]] lips are sealed.

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Does this only applies apply to games on vehicles, or does the turning of the earth count. Earth count? [[WordOfGod God's]] lips are sealed.
1st Apr '16 5:01:19 PM malonkey1
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* Technology and science are essentially this, learning the rules by which nature operates and using them to do things that are useful to us.
19th Mar '16 2:12:46 PM nombretomado
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* Sheldon on ''TheBigBangTheory'' takes this trope to its fullest extent, not only in games but in the "rules" he expects in his everyday life. He even required Leonard to sign an extensive Roommate Agreement (and later Amy to sign a Relationship Agreement) which he sees as the final word on any conflict. He is also clearly an Obnoxious Rules Lawyer - when the rules go against him, he has told both outright that they are missing the point: that the agreements exist for ''his'' benefit.

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* Sheldon on ''TheBigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' takes this trope to its fullest extent, not only in games but in the "rules" he expects in his everyday life. He even required Leonard to sign an extensive Roommate Agreement (and later Amy to sign a Relationship Agreement) which he sees as the final word on any conflict. He is also clearly an Obnoxious Rules Lawyer - when the rules go against him, he has told both outright that they are missing the point: that the agreements exist for ''his'' benefit.
14th Mar '16 5:05:03 PM bobwolf
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': A police officer, not a lawyer, but Judy knows the laws of Zootopia backwards and forwards and uses that very often to work her way around obstacles, such as blackmailing the owner of an ice cream parlor with a health code violation, Nick with felony tax evasion, and working her way into a locked vehicle compound citing probable cause because Nick went in there without permission to grab her pen and she simply followed him inside.
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11th Mar '16 9:57:53 AM LadyNorbert
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* Lady Delphine uses this exact phrase to describe the [[FairyGodmother Fairy Godfather]] in ''[[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} The Bug Princess]]''. She advises her listeners to never ever play {{Monopoly}} against him, as he refuses to even consider allowing the use of house rules.
10th Mar '16 6:19:55 PM darkknight109
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** "Creative" and/or "Extremely Literal" rules interpretations have given rise to some pretty odd (and occasionally [[GameBreaker game-breaking]] tactics. These tactics include the Devilfish Bunker (wherein Tau players could use their vehicles as mobile bunkers to shield their weak-in-close-combat units from assault) and the setup to the Monolith Phalanx Drop (where a player was once able to put a character right next to a building in the corner of the map and render both the character and the building immune to shooting).

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** "Creative" and/or "Extremely Literal" rules interpretations have given rise to some pretty odd (and occasionally [[GameBreaker game-breaking]] tactics. These tactics include the Devilfish Bunker (wherein Bunker, wherein Tau players could use their vehicles as mobile bunkers to shield their weak-in-close-combat units from assault) assault, and the setup to the Monolith Phalanx Drop (where Drop, where a player was once able to put a character right next to a building in the corner of the map and render both the character and the building immune to shooting).shooting (under older versions of the rules, you could only shoot a character if you had line of sight, and you could only shoot a building if it had an enemy unit inside it; thus a character behind, but not in, a building rendered both of them untargettable).
10th Mar '16 6:13:44 PM darkknight109
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** A rather famous (though not particularly serious and now outdated) bit of rules-lawyering is the "Villager Railgun", which abuses the mechanics behind "free actions". Basically, a free action is any action which takes so little time/effort, it can be done virtually instantaneously - examples include gestures, dropping items, and, of course, [[TalkingIsAFreeAction talking.]] Free actions are, well, free - a character can use any number of them, even if it's not their turn. Older editions allowed characters to pass suitably light objects to someone standing right next to them as a free action. Players with a working knowledge of physics quickly stumbled upon a loophole - line up a few thousand villagers in a straight line, all standing right next to each other, with one end of the line next to a pile of light objects and the other close to the designated target. Have the villager on one end of the line pick up a light object and, on the "firing" turn, have them pass it to the next person in line as a free action. Then have that person pass it to the next person as a free action. Repeat until it reaches the other end of the line, at which point the receiver throws it at his target. Physics indicates that the object just travelled several thousand metres in less than six seconds (the length of a round in D&D), giving it enough kinetic energy to destroy pretty much anything it's thrown at.
7th Mar '16 7:40:41 PM KhymChanur
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* ''Nomic'' is a game for which (at least among most devotees of the game) rules lawyering is generally encouraged.

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* In ''Nomic'' is a game for which (at least among most devotees each turn consists of players proposing and then voting upon changes to the game) rules lawyering is generally encouraged.game's rules, so naturally it involves a lot of Rules Lawyering.
7th Mar '16 7:26:15 PM KhymChanur
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** [[http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75882/19861942/Chuck_E._Cheese Chuck, The Fastest Metal Man]]. Rules Lawyering = [[YouFailPhysicsForever moving faster than the speed of light]].

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** [[http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75882/19861942/Chuck_E._Cheese Chuck, [[http://www.minmaxboards.com/index.php?topic=2548.0, The Fastest Metal Man]]. Rules Lawyering = [[YouFailPhysicsForever moving faster than the speed of light]].
15th Jan '16 5:57:31 PM Nohbody
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* ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'': [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1684.html A badger abusing paintball rules regarding broken balls counting a person out]] takes his complaints to several refs at Red's field. In retaliation, the staff arranges a game with [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1688.html everyone else against the one badger,]] which in spite of said badger's complaint [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1690.html isn't prohibited by the rules.]]
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