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13th May '17 4:52:07 PM Az_Tech341
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* The director of notoriously bad VideoGame ''VideoGame/LimboOfTheLost'' has been doing this. Then [[http://lotl.wikia.com/wiki/Limbo_of_the_Lost#GameBoomers_Scandal things get kinda confusing.]]

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* The director of notoriously bad VideoGame ''VideoGame/LimboOfTheLost'' has been doing this. Then [[http://lotl.wikia.com/wiki/Limbo_of_the_Lost#GameBoomers_Scandal things get kinda confusing.]]
13th May '17 12:04:00 PM nombretomado
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* The director of notoriously bad VideoGame ''LimboOfTheLost'' has been doing this. Then [[http://lotl.wikia.com/wiki/Limbo_of_the_Lost#GameBoomers_Scandal things get kinda confusing.]]

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* The director of notoriously bad VideoGame ''LimboOfTheLost'' ''VideoGame/LimboOfTheLost'' has been doing this. Then [[http://lotl.wikia.com/wiki/Limbo_of_the_Lost#GameBoomers_Scandal things get kinda confusing.]]
7th Apr '17 3:49:05 PM nombretomado
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There's also a RealLife casino employee called a "shill" in this case, a professional {{poker}} player who uses the casino's money to keep a game going, and to fool gullible tourists into thinking the game is easier to win than it actually is. Casinos being what they are with their money, shills who keep their job for a measurable amount of time are ''really'' good at poker.

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There's also a RealLife casino employee called a "shill" in this case, a professional {{poker}} TabletopGame/{{poker}} player who uses the casino's money to keep a game going, and to fool gullible tourists into thinking the game is easier to win than it actually is. Casinos being what they are with their money, shills who keep their job for a measurable amount of time are ''really'' good at poker.
3rd Apr '17 5:55:32 PM randomtroper89
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A role in TheCon. This is an accomplice who falsely "approves" the proposition in such a way that his "support" encourages TheMark to go for the deal. A good shill gives the impression that they're going to grab all the goodies, so the mark had better move fast with an increased bid. A ConmanInMarksClothing is a specific kind of shill.

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A role in TheCon. This is an accomplice who falsely "approves" the proposition in such a way that his "support" encourages TheMark to go for the deal. A good shill gives the impression that they're going to grab all the goodies, so the mark had better move fast with an increased bid. A ConmanInMarksClothing FakeMark is a specific kind of shill.
14th Nov '16 2:35:10 PM DustSnitch
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* John plays one of these (however unwillingly) early on in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' at one point for [[SnakeOilSalesman Dickens]], in a bid to [[MedicineShow sell his "medicinal" tonic]]. He gives incredibly-neutral responses to any questions that Dickens asks him, and even openly spits out the foul-tasting tonic when made to drink it in front of the crowd. Fortunately for Dickens, John is {{badass}} enough to display above-average ability in marksmanship and combat, which was enough to convince the crowd to buy the stories. It does, however, come back to bite them later when Dickens attempts to repeat this in another community, and gets called out for his fraudulence.

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* John plays one of these (however unwillingly) early on in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' at one point for [[SnakeOilSalesman Dickens]], in a bid to [[MedicineShow sell his "medicinal" tonic]]. He gives incredibly-neutral responses to any questions that Dickens asks him, and even openly spits out the foul-tasting tonic when made to drink it in front of the crowd. Fortunately for Dickens, John is {{badass}} badass enough to display above-average ability in marksmanship and combat, which was enough to convince the crowd to buy the stories. It does, however, come back to bite them later when Dickens attempts to repeat this in another community, and gets called out for his fraudulence.
22nd Sep '16 3:07:01 PM nombretomado
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* Homer shills for Grampa when selling "Simpson & Son's Revitalising Tonic" in ''TheSimpsons''. It doesn't work, largely because his face is on the bottle.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Homer shills for Grampa when selling "Simpson & Son's Revitalising Tonic" in ''TheSimpsons''.Tonic". It doesn't work, largely because his face is on the bottle.



* In the ''Ben10Omniverse'' episode "Have I Got a Deal For You", Professor Blarney T. Hokestar sells his "miracle elixir" by picking his assistant, Solid Plugg, out of the unknowing crowd for a demonstration.

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* In the ''Ben10Omniverse'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' episode "Have I Got a Deal For You", Professor Blarney T. Hokestar sells his "miracle elixir" by picking his assistant, Solid Plugg, out of the unknowing crowd for a demonstration.
13th Sep '16 3:30:56 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Disney/PetesDragon,'' SnakeOilSalesman Doctor Terminus uses his MasterOfDisguise assistant to shill his so-called cures twice in a row and turn a hostile audience in his favor. Amazingly, this works like a charm - even though when Terminus entered the town the townsfolk were ready to rip him to shreds over his fraudulent products, by the end of his demonstration they're throwing money at him again.

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* In ''Disney/PetesDragon,'' ''Film/PetesDragon1977'', SnakeOilSalesman Doctor Terminus uses his MasterOfDisguise assistant to shill his so-called cures twice in a row and turn a hostile audience in his favor. Amazingly, this works like a charm - even though when Terminus entered the town the townsfolk were ready to rip him to shreds over his fraudulent products, by the end of his demonstration they're throwing money at him again.
6th Jul '16 2:33:40 PM DaibhidC
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* Sock Puppet shills are an occasional danger of Amazon (and similar site) reviews. One of the more notorious (mentioned in a Creator/DavidLangford column under the name "[[http://ansible.uk/sfx/sfx187.html Bob Direhack]]") not appears to have praised his own books under multiple aliases, but written savage one-star reviews of other fantasy authors, claiming them to not be a patch on Creator/JRRTolkien, Creator/RobertJordan, Creator/GeorgeRRMartin or, er, Bob Direhack. More rarely the reviews would praise an author by claiming they deserved to be in the same exalted company as, yes, Bob Direhack.

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* Sock Puppet shills are an occasional danger of Amazon (and similar site) reviews. One of the more notorious (mentioned in a Creator/DavidLangford column under the name "[[http://ansible.uk/sfx/sfx187.html Bob Direhack]]") not only appears to have praised his own books under multiple aliases, but written savage one-star reviews of other fantasy authors, claiming them to not be a patch on Creator/JRRTolkien, Creator/RobertJordan, Creator/GeorgeRRMartin or, er, Bob Direhack. More rarely the reviews would praise an author by claiming they deserved to be in the same exalted company as, yes, Bob Direhack.
6th Jul '16 2:28:31 PM DaibhidC
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* Sock Puppet shills are an occasional danger of Amazon (and similar site) reviews. One of the more notorious (mentioned in a Creator/DavidLangford column under the name "[[http://ansible.uk/sfx/sfx187.html Bob Direhack]]") not appears to have praised his own books under multiple aliases, but written savage one-star reviews of other fantasy authors, claiming them to not be a patch on Creator/JRRTolkien, Creator/RobertJordan Creator/GeorgeRRMartin or, er, Bob Direhack. More rarely the reviews would praise an author by claiming they deserved to be in the same exalted company as, yes, Bob Direhack.

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* Sock Puppet shills are an occasional danger of Amazon (and similar site) reviews. One of the more notorious (mentioned in a Creator/DavidLangford column under the name "[[http://ansible.uk/sfx/sfx187.html Bob Direhack]]") not appears to have praised his own books under multiple aliases, but written savage one-star reviews of other fantasy authors, claiming them to not be a patch on Creator/JRRTolkien, Creator/RobertJordan Creator/RobertJordan, Creator/GeorgeRRMartin or, er, Bob Direhack. More rarely the reviews would praise an author by claiming they deserved to be in the same exalted company as, yes, Bob Direhack.
6th Jul '16 2:26:17 PM DaibhidC
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* Sock Puppet shills are an occasional danger of Amazon (and similar site) reviews. One of the more notorious (mentioned in a Creator/DavidLangford column under the name "[[http://ansible.uk/sfx/sfx187.html Bob Direhack]]") not appears to have praised his own books under multiple aliases, but written savage one-star reviews of other fantasy authors, claiming them to not be a patch on Creator/JRRTolkien, Creator/RobertJordan Creator/GeorgeRRMartin or, er, Bob Direhack. More rarely the reviews would praise an author by claiming they deserved to be in the same exalted company as, yes, Bob Direhack.
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