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25th Dec '15 4:25:27 PM TastySauce
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Chessmasters tug at their strings of influence, patiently move their pieces into places that often seem harmless or pointless until the trap is closed, and get [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter innocent]] {{Unwitting Pawn}}s ([[ChessMotifs Who else?]]) to do all the heavy lifting. The best will also have [[KansasCityShuffle layers upon layers of misdirection]] [[XanatosGambit and backup plans]] in case some unexpected hero appears to [[SpannerInTheWorks gum up the works]].

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Chessmasters tug at their strings of influence, patiently move their pieces into places that often seem harmless or pointless until the trap is closed, and get [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter innocent]] {{Unwitting Pawn}}s ([[ChessMotifs Who who else?]]) to do all the heavy lifting. The best will also have [[KansasCityShuffle layers upon layers of misdirection]] [[XanatosGambit and backup plans]] in case some unexpected hero appears to [[SpannerInTheWorks gum up the works]].
2nd Sep '15 11:51:41 PM Azrael,KingOfDeath
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29th May '15 1:29:14 PM MarkLungo
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->''Humans aren't chess pieces, they do after all have free will -- to some degree -- but a good player can still use them. In fact, playing humans is harder. Or maybe I should say it simply requires different skills.''

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->''Humans ->''"Humans aren't chess pieces, they do after all have free will -- to some degree -- but a good player can still use them. In fact, playing humans is harder. Or maybe I should say it simply requires different skills.''"''



8th May '15 9:50:11 AM Willbyr
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26th Apr '15 5:50:11 AM DeadlyAssassin
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[[quoteright:350:[[DoctorDoom http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/doom_4000.jpg]]]]

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[[quoteright:350:[[DoctorDoom [[quoteright:350:[[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/doom_4000.jpg]]]]
14th Feb '15 11:10:09 AM johnnyfog
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-> ''"Do not ask what creature screams in the night. Do not question that which waits in the shadows. It is my voice that awakens you in the night, and my body that lurks through the shadows. I am [[MagnificentBastard Tzeentch]], and ''you'' are the puppet that dances to my tune..."''
-->--'''Karazantor [[TheMagnificent The Vile]], [[TheRedBaron Traitor of Xian]]''', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

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-> ''"Do not ask what creature screams in ->''Humans aren't chess pieces, they do after all have free will -- to some degree -- but a good player can still use them. In fact, playing humans is harder. Or maybe I should say it simply requires different skills.''
-->-- '''Senna Wales''', ''[[Literature/{{Everworld}} Inside
the night. Do not question that which waits in the shadows. It is my voice that awakens you in the night, and my body that lurks through the shadows. I am [[MagnificentBastard Tzeentch]], and ''you'' are the puppet that dances to my tune..."''
-->--'''Karazantor [[TheMagnificent The Vile]], [[TheRedBaron Traitor of Xian]]''', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''
Illusion]]''
28th Nov '14 3:32:16 PM Marikina
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16th Oct '14 5:38:48 PM TheUnknownUploader
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Chessmasters are usually [[BadassBookworm (but not]] [[GeniusBruiser always)]] [[NonActionBigBad non-physical and unsuitable for action]] due to age, infirm, or simply being a thinker, not a fighter.

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Chessmasters are usually [[BadassBookworm (but not]] [[GeniusBruiser [[GeniusBruiser always)]] [[NonActionBigBad non-physical and unsuitable for action]] due to age, infirm, or simply being a thinker, not a fighter.
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