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24th Jun '17 1:37:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''DoctorWho'': The Caretakers' rule-books in "Paradise Towers," which are improbably compact for the amount of rules [[InformedAttribute they're said to have.]] Only a few rules are ever actually mentioned on screen, and the Caretakers themselves probably don't look at their own handbooks anyway. [[TheChessmaster The Doctor]] guesses as much, and bluffs his way out of capture by making up a few dozen rules. [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy It takes them a few minutes to realize that he's just tricked them!]]

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* ''DoctorWho'': ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Caretakers' rule-books in "Paradise Towers," which are improbably compact for the amount of rules [[InformedAttribute they're said to have.]] Only a few rules are ever actually mentioned on screen, and the Caretakers themselves probably don't look at their own handbooks anyway. [[TheChessmaster The Doctor]] guesses as much, and bluffs his way out of capture by making up a few dozen rules. [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy It takes them a few minutes to realize that he's just tricked them!]]
5th Jan '17 4:53:11 PM Nentuaby
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* There are 700 ways to commit a foul in Quidditch in the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' universe, but the readers only learn a small selection of them and then mostly through the side book ''Literature/QuidditchThroughTheAges''. This is mainly because these are far and away the most common fouls: most of the rest are {{Obvious Rule Patch}}es such as, [[CaptainObvious "It is illegal to attack your opponent with an axe."]] And about 90% of the list is apparently rendered redundant by the general ban on using one's wand against other players. The full list, however, is not known in the universe except by the referees, on the grounds of not wanting to give people ideas.

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* There are 700 ways to commit a foul in Quidditch in the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' universe, but the readers only learn a small selection of them and then mostly through the side book ''Literature/QuidditchThroughTheAges''. This is mainly because these are far and away the most common fouls: most of the rest are {{Obvious Rule Patch}}es such as, [[CaptainObvious "It is illegal to attack your opponent with an axe."]] And about 90% of the list is apparently rendered redundant by the general ban on using one's wand against other players. The full list, however, list is not even known in the universe ''in-universe'' except by the referees, on the grounds of not wanting to give people ideas.
3rd Nov '16 11:43:37 PM Folded13
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** A full text of the Seventy Maxims is now being published as an incentive bonus for the Kickstarter campaign that Howard Tayler launched for his Planet Mercenary RPG based on ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. There are currently both a clean version simulating an unread copy, and a 'defaced' version featuring annotations by characters from the strip. Unknown if both versions are going to make it to print, as the annotations present graphic re-production problems at the moment.
24th May '16 3:56:29 PM Specialist290
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21st May '16 9:57:25 AM Specialist290
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* UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems of ancient China are thought to have originated as one, as the first concrete reference to them mentions only the very last one ("[[KnowWhenToFoldEm When all else fails, retreat]]").
1st Apr '16 3:10:30 AM Andyroid
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* The anime adaptation of ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'' has a OnceAnEpisode gag of Shino announcing a new (often weird or nonsensical) Ousai Academy Student Council Rule.
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24th Aug '15 11:48:36 AM PrimeEvil
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* ''DoctorWho'': The Caretakers' rule-book in "Paradise Towers."

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* ''DoctorWho'': The Caretakers' rule-book rule-books in "Paradise Towers."Towers," which are improbably compact for the amount of rules [[InformedAttribute they're said to have.]] Only a few rules are ever actually mentioned on screen, and the Caretakers themselves probably don't look at their own handbooks anyway. [[TheChessmaster The Doctor]] guesses as much, and bluffs his way out of capture by making up a few dozen rules. [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy It takes them a few minutes to realize that he's just tricked them!]]
17th Aug '15 1:31:53 PM PrimeEvil
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* ''DoctorWho'': The Caretakers' rule-book in "Paradise Towers."
21st Jun '15 10:08:07 PM ManicOppressive
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** Of course, back when the list was named "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates," there were already well over seven. So even when this becomes an aversion at some future date, it might still not quite.
6th May '15 11:32:35 AM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': The Dragon's Lair Charter has a number of rules governing mercenary behavior but as far as ''Literature/LoomingShadow'', only the fourth one has been mentioned: "Never kill the client".
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