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25th Jun '16 11:48:59 AM nombretomado
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* A rare multiplayer self-imposed challenge: In ''BattleForWesnoth'', playing the Knalgan faction and recruiting no dwarves (only footpad, thief, and poacher) is referred to as [[ASongOfIceAndFire "HODOR"]], after a member named HODOR who exclusively uses these tactics, who is nonetheless one of the highest ranked players on the [[http://ladder.subversiva.org/ ladder server]].

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* A rare multiplayer self-imposed challenge: In ''BattleForWesnoth'', ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth'', playing the Knalgan faction and recruiting no dwarves (only footpad, thief, and poacher) is referred to as [[ASongOfIceAndFire "HODOR"]], after a member named HODOR who exclusively uses these tactics, who is nonetheless one of the highest ranked players on the [[http://ladder.subversiva.org/ ladder server]].
21st Jun '16 7:55:19 AM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' and its sequel has both fan challenges and in game challenges via achievements. Some in-game challenges involve completing a campaign without any survivor getting incapacitated, using pistols only, using melee weapons only, finish a game without ever causing friendly fire, etc. Some fan challenges include playing a whole campaign on Expert difficulty without any bots helping you.
** ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'''s Mutation gamemode adds different challenges for players to tackle. Challenges include the whole team being forced to use swords only (Four Swordsmen), doing a solo run with the Magnum only (Lone Gunman), playing a VS game where all special infected are buffed up Jockeys (, and many others. With the Workshop also allowing for mutation add-ons, you have a whole gamut of options.
** Some people have tried a "melee only" run in where you're only allowed to attack zombies by meleeing them to death. The only exception you get is for the Tank where people are allowed to set it on fire. The sequel even has an achievement for this called "Confederacy of Crunches." Well, two, technically, since killing the Tank with melee weapons ("Tank Burger") is going to come up sooner or later if you take this on.

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* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' and its sequel has both fan challenges and in game challenges via achievements. Some in-game challenges involve completing a campaign without any survivor getting incapacitated, incapacitated (Stand Tall), using pistols only, only (Akimbo Assassin), using melee weapons only, only (Confederacy Of Crunches), finish a game without ever causing friendly fire, fire (Safety First), etc. Some fan challenges include playing a whole campaign on Expert difficulty without any bots helping you.
** ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'''s Mutation gamemode adds different challenges mechanics for players to tackle. Challenges include the whole team being forced to use swords only (Four Swordsmen), doing a solo run with the Magnum only (Lone Gunman), playing a VS game where all special infected are buffed up Jockeys (, (Riding My Survivor), and many others. With the Workshop also allowing for mutation add-ons, you have a whole gamut of options.
** Some people have tried a "melee only" run in where you're only allowed to attack zombies by meleeing them to death. The only exception you get is for the Tank where people are allowed to set it on fire. The sequel even has an achievement for this called "Confederacy of Crunches." Crunches". Well, two, technically, since killing the Tank with melee weapons ("Tank Burger") (Tank Burger) is going to come up sooner or later if you take this on.
21st Jun '16 7:23:25 AM REV6Pilot
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* A "No BulletTime" run of ''VideoGame/FirstEcounterAssaultRecon'' earns you the "Real Time" achievement. Doing it on [[HarderThanHard Extreme difficulty]] is optional.

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* A "No BulletTime" run of ''VideoGame/FirstEcounterAssaultRecon'' ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon'' earns you the "Real Time" achievement. Doing it on [[HarderThanHard Extreme difficulty]] is optional.
21st Jun '16 7:23:05 AM REV6Pilot
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* Try a No BulletTime run of ''FEAR'' on Extreme difficulty. The former earns you the "Real Time" achievement.

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* Try a No BulletTime A "No BulletTime" run of ''FEAR'' on Extreme difficulty. The former ''VideoGame/FirstEcounterAssaultRecon'' earns you the "Real Time" achievement.achievement. Doing it on [[HarderThanHard Extreme difficulty]] is optional.



** ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'''s Mutation gamemode adds different challenges for players to tackle. Challenges include the whole team being forced to use swords only, doing a solo run with the Magnum only, playing a VS game where all special infected are buffed up Jockeys, and many others. With the Workshop also allowing for mutation add-ons, you have a whole gamut of options.

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** ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'''s Mutation gamemode adds different challenges for players to tackle. Challenges include the whole team being forced to use swords only, only (Four Swordsmen), doing a solo run with the Magnum only, only (Lone Gunman), playing a VS game where all special infected are buffed up Jockeys, Jockeys (, and many others. With the Workshop also allowing for mutation add-ons, you have a whole gamut of options.
17th Jun '16 7:15:41 AM Willbyr
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16th Jun '16 4:00:08 PM DaibhidC
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* In general, any webcomic which consistently limits itself to a certain size/number of panels per strip. 95% of the time, there's absolutely nothing stopping the artist from making each strip as big or as small as they want.[[note]]Well, excluding those who wish to eventually sell physical collections, as they are bound by the harsh realities of the print industry[[/note]

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* In general, any webcomic which consistently limits itself to a certain size/number of panels per strip. 95% of the time, there's absolutely nothing stopping the artist from making each strip as big or as small as they want.[[note]]Well, excluding those who wish to eventually sell physical collections, as they are bound by the harsh realities of the print industry[[/note]industry[[/note]]
25th May '16 2:13:47 PM Willbyr
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* Once people are sick of playing ''{{Tamagotchi}}'' the normal way--to keep them alive and happy as long as possible, they do the opposite; try to kill them off as fast as possible.

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* Once people are sick of playing ''{{Tamagotchi}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}}'' the normal way--to keep them alive and happy as long as possible, they do the opposite; try to kill them off as fast as possible.
16th May '16 5:44:43 PM TwilightLord
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}} actually acknowledges the player doing certain challenge runs - you get a special message if you manage to complete the game under a certain restriction. These are: no saving, no using healing items, finish the game wearing the Bandage (the weakest armour, which turns into a healing item when removed, meaning you can't re-equip it), finishing the game at level 1 (easier than it sounds, as killing enemies to gain EXP is actively discouraged in this game) and finishing the game with a Snowman Piece in your inventory (a healing item that you can get early in the game that heals 45 HP, in a game where if you play "normally" (i.e. as you would a standard RPG) you'd have about 35 HP by the time you fight the pre-final boss). You can turn it UpToEleven by doing all of them at once.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}} ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' actually acknowledges the player doing certain challenge runs - you get a special message if you manage to complete the game under a certain restriction. These are: no saving, no using healing items, finish the game wearing the Bandage (the weakest armour, which turns into a healing item when removed, meaning you can't re-equip it), finishing the game at level 1 (easier than it sounds, as killing enemies to gain EXP is actively discouraged in this game) and finishing the game with a Snowman Piece in your inventory (a healing item that you can get early in the game that heals 45 HP, in a game where if you play "normally" (i.e. as you would a standard RPG) you'd have about 35 HP by the time you fight the pre-final boss). You can turn it UpToEleven by doing all of them at once.
16th May '16 1:19:43 PM TwilightLord
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** ''[[UpdatedRerelease Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix]]'' adds trophies for doing a few basic challenge runs. You get one for finishing the game without using any continues (you are allowed to die, but if you do you have to select "Load Game" rather than "Continue", which usually results in losing a lot more progress) and for completing the whole game without changing Sora's equipment (which includes both keychain and accessories). Extra challenge can be gained from not changing Donald and Goofy's equipment, doing both at once, or doing either (or both) on Proud Mode.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}} actually acknowledges the player doing certain challenge runs - you get a special message if you manage to complete the game under a certain restriction. These are: no saving, no using healing items, finish the game wearing the Bandage (the weakest armour, which turns into a healing item when removed, meaning you can't re-equip it), finishing the game at level 1 (easier than it sounds, as killing enemies to gain EXP is actively discouraged in this game) and finishing the game with a Snowman Piece in your inventory (a healing item that you can get early in the game that heals 45 HP, in a game where if you play "normally" (i.e. as you would a standard RPG) you'd have about 35 HP by the time you fight the pre-final boss). You can turn it UpToEleven by doing all of them at once.
** There are also many "no-hit runs" on YouTube, where players defeat bosses without taking any damage. No-Hit [[spoiler:Sans]] and No-Hit [[spoiler:Photoshop Flowey]] are particularly popular. Note that toby fox, the creator, actually didn't think the latter was possible.
** In fact, since Undertale is a game that actively deconstructs many standard gaming tropes, [[spoiler:the Genocide[=/=]No Mercy run]] could be considered a deconstruction of the SelfImposedChallenge. [[spoiler:When you gain enough LOVE, most bosses die in one hit, but there are a couple of bosses whose difficulty level is far above anything you would encounter on a Neutral or Pacifist run. The latter, Sans, even explicitly says that you know you won't gain anything from doing it, and the only reason you are doing it is to prove that you can.]]
10th May '16 12:38:34 PM ThatBitterTase
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** Similarly ''La Disparition'', by Georges Perec, also has no letter 'e'. What's more impressive is that it was translated from French into English by Gilbert Adair under the title ''A Void'', and the translation doesn't use the letter 'e' either.

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** Similarly ''La Disparition'', by Georges Perec, also has no letter 'e'. What's more impressive is that it was translated from French into English by Gilbert Adair under the title ''A Void'', and the translation doesn't use the letter 'e' either. The plot is a LampshadeHanging, as it concerns the characters realizing something is missing from their world and trying to find it, which (as Cracked put it) difficult when you can't inv'''e'''stigat'''e''', susp'''e'''ct, or '''e'''xamin'''e''' anything.
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