History Memes / TabletopGames

18th Jun '17 4:42:53 PM nombretomado
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** This one gained enough notoriety that it's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_and_the_Dread_Gazebo actually listed in]] ThatOtherWiki.

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** This one gained enough notoriety that it's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_and_the_Dread_Gazebo actually listed in]] ThatOtherWiki.Wiki/ThatOtherWiki.
4th Jun '17 1:22:26 PM nombretomado
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* So there I was, editing TVTropes articles, when I hear this weird noise, like a distant rumbling sound. Glancing around the room, I deduced it was coming from behind my monitor. I stood up, walked around my desk to get a better view, when suddenly a frakking Baneblade roars out from behind the monitor, crushed my chair, and gunned down my entire Tau army on a nearby shelf. How the hell can a 300 ton tank sneak into my room? Must have taken some kind of tactical geni- ''[[SkywardScream CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEED]]''! [[labelnote:Explanation]]With the 5th Edition Imperial Guard Codex, Usarkar E. Creed's special rule "Tactical Genius" allows the army containing Creed to make a scout or outflank move with one unit of their choice before the game, even [[TankGoodness Baneblades]] and HumongousMecha. The meme inflates this rule to the point that Creed is a MagnificentBastard or MaryTzu who can hide said overpowered superweapons behind a lamppost or outhose without anyone ever seeing them. The story has many variations, all ending with some poor schmuck lamenting Creed's tactical genius and releasing a SkywardScream.[[/labelnote]]

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* So there I was, editing TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes articles, when I hear this weird noise, like a distant rumbling sound. Glancing around the room, I deduced it was coming from behind my monitor. I stood up, walked around my desk to get a better view, when suddenly a frakking Baneblade roars out from behind the monitor, crushed my chair, and gunned down my entire Tau army on a nearby shelf. How the hell can a 300 ton tank sneak into my room? Must have taken some kind of tactical geni- ''[[SkywardScream CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEED]]''! [[labelnote:Explanation]]With the 5th Edition Imperial Guard Codex, Usarkar E. Creed's special rule "Tactical Genius" allows the army containing Creed to make a scout or outflank move with one unit of their choice before the game, even [[TankGoodness Baneblades]] and HumongousMecha. The meme inflates this rule to the point that Creed is a MagnificentBastard or MaryTzu who can hide said overpowered superweapons behind a lamppost or outhose without anyone ever seeing them. The story has many variations, all ending with some poor schmuck lamenting Creed's tactical genius and releasing a SkywardScream.[[/labelnote]]
28th May '17 3:35:29 PM nombretomado
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* Tomb Kings [[InSpace IN SPESS!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Highlights some similarities between the Necrons and [[WarhammerFantasy Tomb Kings]] factions (both are Egypt-inspired skeletons that can go back up when killed). This meme predates the 5th Edition Necron codex, but got a new youth from it as more similarities were added. For the spelling, see SPESS MEHREENS above.[[/labelnote]]

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* Tomb Kings [[InSpace IN SPESS!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Highlights some similarities between the Necrons and [[WarhammerFantasy [[TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy Tomb Kings]] factions (both are Egypt-inspired skeletons that can go back up when killed). This meme predates the 5th Edition Necron codex, but got a new youth from it as more similarities were added. For the spelling, see SPESS MEHREENS above.[[/labelnote]]
30th Apr '17 12:38:00 PM nombretomado
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** [[SkywardScream BLOODY MAGPIES!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A reference to the joke that the BloodRavens loot corpses and steal relics from other chapters (itself a fan "explanation" for all the gear available in ''Dawn Of War II''), comparing them to the magpie bird. In fanon, this culminates with the theft of [[spoiler:Bjorn the Fell-Handed]][[/labelnote]]

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** [[SkywardScream BLOODY MAGPIES!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]A reference to the joke that the BloodRavens Literature/BloodRavens loot corpses and steal relics from other chapters (itself a fan "explanation" for all the gear available in ''Dawn Of War II''), comparing them to the magpie bird. In fanon, this culminates with the theft of [[spoiler:Bjorn the Fell-Handed]][[/labelnote]]
15th Apr '17 3:43:36 PM nombretomado
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* RocksFallEveryoneDies. [[labelnote:Explanation]]From [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp05032002.shtml this]] ''SomethingPositive'' strip, where the GM becomes fed up with the players going OffTheRails and kills them all in disgust.[[/labelnote]]
** Oh, it's a MUCH older meme than the ''SomethingPositive'' strip.

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* RocksFallEveryoneDies. [[labelnote:Explanation]]From [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp05032002.shtml this]] ''SomethingPositive'' ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' strip, where the GM becomes fed up with the players going OffTheRails and kills them all in disgust.[[/labelnote]]
** Oh, it's a MUCH older meme than the ''SomethingPositive'' ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' strip.
7th Apr '17 3:02:06 PM ironballs16
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-->[[AbsurdlySharpBlade Katanas are thrice as sharp as European swords and thrice as hard for that matter too. Anything a longsword can cut through, a katana can cut through better.]] [[DiagonalCut I'm pretty sure a katana could easily bisect a knight wearing full plate with a simple vertical slash.]] [[YouFailGeographyForever Ever wonder why medieval Europe never bothered conquering Japan?]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter That's right, they were too scared to fight the disciplined Samurai and their katanas of destruction.]] Even in World War II, American soldiers targeted the men with the katanas first because their killing power was feared and respected.

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-->[[AbsurdlySharpBlade Katanas are thrice as sharp as European swords and thrice as hard for that matter too. Anything a longsword can cut through, a katana can cut through better.]] [[DiagonalCut I'm pretty sure a katana could easily bisect a knight wearing full plate with a simple vertical slash.]] [[YouFailGeographyForever Ever wonder why medieval Europe never bothered conquering Japan?]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter That's right, they were too scared to fight the disciplined Samurai and their katanas of destruction.]] Even in World War II, American soldiers targeted the men with the katanas first [[ArtisticLicenseHistory because their killing power was feared and respected.respected]].[[note]]This was, if true, probably more because the katanas were a symbol of their ''rank'' than their killing potential[[/note]]
6th Apr '17 7:41:24 PM nombretomado
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* From a famous ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' campaign, the [[http://www.blindpanic.com/humor/vecna.htm Head of Vecna]]. It's even referenced in ''PlanescapeTorment''.

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* From a famous ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' campaign, the [[http://www.blindpanic.com/humor/vecna.htm Head of Vecna]]. It's even referenced in ''PlanescapeTorment''.''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment''.
15th Feb '17 12:23:27 PM BiggusBerrus
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* [[CrossesTheLineTwice I roll to Deny the Holocaust.]] [[labelnote:Explaination]]The introduction of the 6th edition of the game saw the introduction of a new rule: Deny the Witch. This allows a unit a roll to defend against enemy psychic powers, if a slim one. Such a roll is sometimes abbreviated as "Deny" or "DTW". The 5th edition rulebook for the Grey Knights included a power called "Holocaust", which targets an area around the model using it. The defending player can roll to defend against this attack, but because of the poor wording a player can, before they realize what they are saying, announce that they roll to Deny the Holocaust.[[/labelnote]]
31st Dec '16 12:44:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Eberron}}'': Loli-pope! [[labelnote:Explanation]]The head of one major church (and, more or less ''de facto'', the theocratic nation in which it is based) in Eberron is a ten-year-old girl. Note this is not "''looks'' like a ten-year-old girl, but is really an immortal vampire" or something. The immortal vampire is the head of a ''different'' country.[[/labelnote]]

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* ''{{Eberron}}'': ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'': Loli-pope! [[labelnote:Explanation]]The head of one major church (and, more or less ''de facto'', the theocratic nation in which it is based) in Eberron is a ten-year-old girl. Note this is not "''looks'' like a ten-year-old girl, but is really an immortal vampire" or something. The immortal vampire is the head of a ''different'' country.[[/labelnote]]



* [[http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb17/antar000/ACTIONPOINTS.jpg?t=1299110940 ACTION POINTS!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Action points allowed characters in TabletopGame/D20Modern or {{Eberron}} to add to a roll, allowing characters to go "above and beyond" their normal abilities. The [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Eversor Assassin]] is obviously using his.[[/labelnote]]

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* [[http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb17/antar000/ACTIONPOINTS.jpg?t=1299110940 ACTION POINTS!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Action points allowed characters in TabletopGame/D20Modern or {{Eberron}} TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} to add to a roll, allowing characters to go "above and beyond" their normal abilities. The [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Eversor Assassin]] is obviously using his.[[/labelnote]]
24th Dec '16 3:37:21 AM narm00
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* [[GameFavoredGender "-4STR"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Some unknown source suggested giving all female characters a -4 penalty to strength (STR) at creation with no equivalent bonus. FATAL is sometimes credited for creating this, but they merely made similar "feature" (and it's based on hundreds rather than twenties).[[/labelnote]]
** Nowadays, anytime someone posts this, they're attempting to get people to posts pictures of female bodybuilders, amazons, etc.

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* [[GameFavoredGender "-4STR"]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Some unknown source suggested giving all female characters a -4 penalty to strength (STR) at creation with no equivalent bonus. FATAL is sometimes credited for creating this, but they merely made a similar "feature" (and it's based on hundreds rather than twenties).[[/labelnote]]
** Nowadays, anytime someone posts this, they're attempting to get people to posts post pictures of female bodybuilders, amazons, etc.
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