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24th Jul '16 4:36:54 PM kaherbert
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* ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' has the touch screen table version with plasma screens.
14th Jul '16 9:07:58 PM JackG
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* In one of the Tab Clear adds, we're informed that UsefulNotes/WorldWarI was caused by the Kaiser coughing after tasting a fizzy can of Tab Clear, re-arranging the army men on his tabletop map [[RuleOfFunny so that divisions are instantly moved into battle]]. Now everything is clear...
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3rd Jul '16 3:26:48 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Castle Wulfenbach has one [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110520 here]], as does Castle Heterodyne (seen [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20101112 here]] when the map was still damaged, and [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110131 here]] after some repairs are made).

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Castle Wulfenbach has one [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110520 here]], here,]] as does Castle Heterodyne (seen [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20101112 here]] when the map was still damaged, and [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110131 here]] after some repairs are made).
3rd Jul '16 3:25:33 PM WillKeaton
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12th Jun '16 11:15:11 AM Kakai
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* In ''Film/WarCraft2016'', Llane's war room's main feature is a huge table with a 3D-ish map of Stormwind and figurines to represent Horde and Stormwind legions, which humans use to plan their campaign.
6th Jun '16 12:18:48 PM 69BookWorM69
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Detective Murdoch has a big blackboard in his office in the Toronto constabulary. He uses it for collecting leads, visualizing crime scenes, or explaining his ideas of new forensic methods. He sometimes sticks there photos of victims, reports of related older crimes, newspaper articles and so on.

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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': So many chalkboards:
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Detective Murdoch has a big blackboard in his office in the Toronto constabulary.Station House Four. He uses it for collecting leads, visualizing crime scenes, or explaining his ideas of new forensic methods. He sometimes sticks there photos of victims, reports of related older crimes, newspaper articles and so on. In some cases when he's away from his office (Anna Fulford's pub in Bristol in "The Murdoch Identity", the train bar car in "Midnight Train to Kingston", the local inn in "All That Glitters"), he borrows a chalkboard for this purpose.
** A chalkboard also makes an occasional appearance at the city morgue. Sometimes it has drawings and notes from an unrelated case, but Dr. Grace uses it to show her work with blood typing in "Tour de Murdoch".
** Crabtree uses the backside of Murdoch's board in "Loch Ness Murdoch" to lay out his investigation of the "Miss Purity" pageant. He turns it around to reveal his work, but Brackenreid tells him to turn it back to the notes on the "monster" inquiry.
** In the B-plot of "Murdoch Takes Manhattan", Brackenreid and Crabtree are investigating a murder at a private club of "puzzlers" and Crabtree suggests making a chart and using Murdoch's chalkboard. Brackenreid tells Crabtree to get a chalkboard for him. Later, Brackenreid gets frustrated and pushes over the board, which in turn breaks his bottle of scotch. Even so, Brackenreid's ImagineSpot that breaks the case shows him back at that board erasing one line of the chart that so frustrated him earlier.
** George Crabtree's ultimate wedding present to Murdoch is a small chalkboard for his home, seen in William and Julia's suite at the Windsor Hotel.
2nd Jun '16 8:21:40 PM PaulA
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* In ''Starworld'' by Creator/HarryHarrison, this trope is used to highlight the differences between the two enemy commanders for the first ever battle in space. The [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression arrogant Earth admiral]] has an AwesomeButImpractical holographic tank, while his counterpart in the rebel fleet has a BoringButPractical version that just tells him the essential information.

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* In ''Starworld'' ''Literature/{{Starworld}}'' by Creator/HarryHarrison, this trope is used to highlight the differences between the two enemy commanders for the first ever battle in space. The [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression arrogant Earth admiral]] has an AwesomeButImpractical holographic tank, while his counterpart in the rebel fleet has a BoringButPractical version that just tells him the essential information.
19th Apr '16 10:52:54 AM erforce
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* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' examples:
** While teaching a class on archeology, IndianaJones writes on a chalkboard and has difficulty spelling the word "Neolithic".
** While talking to the Army Intelligence agents, he uses a chalkboard to draw the Staff of Ra and its headpiece.
* [[ThoseWackyNazis The Nazis]] in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', whom Indy hates, have one of these, complete with little model soldiers and tanks and things. They appear to be playing ''{{Risk}}''.

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''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' examples:
** *** While teaching a class on archeology, IndianaJones Dr. Jones writes on a chalkboard and has difficulty spelling the word "Neolithic".
** *** While talking to the Army Intelligence agents, he uses a chalkboard to draw the Staff of Ra and its headpiece.
* ** [[ThoseWackyNazis The Nazis]] in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', whom Indy hates, have one of these, complete with little model soldiers and tanks and things. They appear to be playing ''{{Risk}}''.
19th Apr '16 5:21:50 AM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Root has a rare OhCrap moment when she's snooping around the restricted floor of a mental hospital, peeks in a window and sees Greer standing in front of an enormous computer screen showing Team Samaritan's worldwide operations. She's just stumbled into their secret headquarters.
4th Apr '16 5:22:14 PM Scorntex
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* The very first issue of ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'' has a shout-out to ''Doctor Strangeglove'' (see Film, below), with the mayor's office apparently having both a war room and an accompanying big board of their own. Chief Wiggum fills the role of General Buck Turgidson, refusing to let Marge see it (she's there to help them find and subdue a giant-sized Homer).
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