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2nd Aug '16 6:35:17 PM NanoMoose
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** And then amped up when SelfDemonstrating/DocScratch, kills twinbuilder (the [=GM=] at the time) and takes over the game temporarily, abusing his [=GM=] powers, even up to the point where he becomes a boss.[[note]] That doesn't keep the players from [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] him though. [[/note]]

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** And then amped up when SelfDemonstrating/DocScratch, SelfDemonstrating/DocScratch kills twinbuilder (the [=GM=] at the time) and takes over the game temporarily, abusing his [=GM=] powers, even up to the point where he becomes a boss.[[note]] That doesn't keep the players from [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] him though. [[/note]]
12th Jul '16 11:19:25 PM Koveras
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While Video Games are run by a cold, inhuman computer, TabletopGames can be more flexible because they spring from the mind of living, breathing GameMaster (who may or may not be cold and inhuman.) The RandomNumberGod's power can be broken, plot-devices can appear to [[DeusExMachina save]] or [[DiabolusExMachina bedevil]] the players, encounters can suddenly [[DynamicDifficulty become harder or easier]] and, depending on whether or not the game is SeriousBusiness, in-jokes can abound. There are even specialty "Dungeon Master's Dice," which are more-or-less the same... but blank on every face!

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While Video Games are run by a cold, inhuman computer, TabletopGames can be more flexible because they spring from the mind of living, breathing GameMaster (who may or may not be cold and inhuman.) The RandomNumberGod's power can be broken, plot-devices can appear to [[DeusExMachina save]] or [[DiabolusExMachina bedevil]] the players, encounters can suddenly [[DynamicDifficulty become harder or easier]] and, depending on whether or not the game is SeriousBusiness, in-jokes can abound. There are even specialty "Dungeon Master's Dice," UsefulNotes/{{Dice}}," which are more-or-less the same... but blank on every face!



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20th Jan '15 12:57:55 AM Elusivehawk
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->''The only reason a DM rolls dice is for the sound they make.''
->--Creator/GaryGygax

->''Rule Zero: "The GM is always right."''
->--Urban Dictionary

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->--Creator/GaryGygax

->''Rule Zero: "The GM is always right.
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->--Urban Dictionary
-->--'''Creator/GaryGygax'''

->''"Rule Zero: The GM is always right."''
-->--'''Urban Dictionary'''
22nd Dec '14 11:38:22 PM billybobfred
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But take heart! It can be nice to EarnYourHappyEnding, and it certainly feels good to have your characters triumph in [[GodIsEvil this GM's]] [[CrapsackWorld mad world.]] It can often be more fun to be killed by this GM than to survive the entire adventure of a GM that's too ''nice''.

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But take heart! It can be nice to EarnYourHappyEnding, and it certainly feels good to have your characters triumph in [[GodIsEvil this GM's]] [[CrapsackWorld mad world.]] It can often be more fun to be killed by this GM than to survive the entire adventure of a GM that's ''[[MontyHaul too ''nice''.nice]]''.
18th Sep '14 1:53:44 PM pionoplayer
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* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'': Due to the meta nature of the game, the fact that this is one of its founding tropes is lampshaded every once in a while by characters. The best part is that its revealed in-universe that some of the characters are aware of their own fictionality, even ''after'' the point in the second main game when the game master is pulled into the game and a good number of the players decide to get revenge.
** And then amped up when SelfDemonstrating/DocScratch, kills twinbuilder (the [=GM=] at the time) and takes over the game temporarily, abusing his [=GM=] powers, even up to the point where he becomes a boss.[[note]] That doesn't keep the players from [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] him though. [[/note]]
5th Aug '14 5:46:10 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''SwordArtOnline'' has two examples.

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* ''SwordArtOnline'' ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' has two examples.
23rd Mar '14 7:12:36 PM superkeijikun
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** [[spoiler:Nobuyuki Sugou, a CorruptCorporateExecutive who traps the minds of many SAO players after that game is cleared for MindControl experiments and is GM of Alfheim Online. When Kirito reunites with Asuna, he uses his GM privileges to use an unreleased, overpowered spell to bind them and modify Kirito's pain absorbers while torturing him. He is ultimately defeated when Kayaba's virtual ghost allows Kirito to [[HoistOnHisOwnPetard use his administrative privileges and pull this trope on Sugou.]]]]

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** [[spoiler:Nobuyuki Sugou, a CorruptCorporateExecutive who traps the minds of many SAO players after that game is cleared for MindControl experiments and is GM of Alfheim Online. When Kirito reunites with Asuna, he uses his GM privileges to use an unreleased, overpowered spell to bind them and modify Kirito's pain absorbers while torturing him. He is ultimately defeated when Kayaba's virtual ghost allows Kirito to [[HoistOnHisOwnPetard [[HoistByHisOwnPetard use his administrative privileges and pull this trope on Sugou.]]]]
23rd Mar '14 7:12:17 PM superkeijikun
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* ''SwordArtOnline'' has two examples.
** [[spoiler:Akihiko Kayaba, who became a KillerGameMaster when he trapped all the players in SAO, had their avatars permanently deleted on death, and also killed players who died in-game in the real world. He appears in-game as Knights of the Blood Oath guildmaster Heathcliff, using his administrative privileges to keep himself alive long enough to be the eventual [[TheStarscream traitorous]] FinalBoss. Subverted in his last duel with Kirito, though, when he did away with his GM advantages (he was good even without help from the system) and [[GracefulLoser accepted his defeat with elegance.]]]]
** [[spoiler:Nobuyuki Sugou, a CorruptCorporateExecutive who traps the minds of many SAO players after that game is cleared for MindControl experiments and is GM of Alfheim Online. When Kirito reunites with Asuna, he uses his GM privileges to use an unreleased, overpowered spell to bind them and modify Kirito's pain absorbers while torturing him. He is ultimately defeated when Kayaba's virtual ghost allows Kirito to [[HoistOnHisOwnPetard use his administrative privileges and pull this trope on Sugou.]]]]
25th Jan '14 11:34:43 PM nombretomado
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->--GaryGygax

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->--GaryGygax
->--Creator/GaryGygax
13th Jan '14 10:48:00 AM LinTaylor
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* In WebVideo/SpoonysCampaign, during one battle where Skitch's character Garret is downed and fails a death saving throw, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] fudges it in order to make up for an unexplained AC penalty that came up (and was apparently a glitch in the character builder program). Or at least he tried, but Skitch was kind of spacing out and missed what was happening, causing Spoony to rescind his charity.
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