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6th Feb '16 1:25:13 AM Qube
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** In Polish RPG [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kryszta%C5%82y_Czasu "Crystals of Time"]] most magic items are protected against tampering by unauthorized entities. The protection makes the device explode with equivalent of 1kg of TNT per magic point when used by a person it's not attuned to. Since the price of magic items rises exponentially with their power, the bottom tier ones are very cheap. Obvious abuse: a cartload of cheapest magic talismans used as a nuke (although you need to find a sucker to detonate it).
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** * In Polish RPG [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kryszta%C5%82y_Czasu "Crystals of Time"]] most magic items are protected against tampering by unauthorized entities. The protection makes the device explode with equivalent of 1kg of TNT per magic point when used by a person it's not attuned to. Since the price of magic items rises exponentially with their power, the bottom tier ones are very cheap. Obvious abuse: a cartload of cheapest magic talismans used as a nuke (although you need to find a sucker to detonate it).
17th Sep '15 9:55:43 PM randomblank
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** Bo Levar, a minor [[PhysicalGod Planeswalker]] from the Invasion era, used his nigh-godlike Planeswalker abilities to smuggle goods.
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** Bo Levar, a minor [[PhysicalGod Planeswalker]] from the Invasion era, used his nigh-godlike Planeswalker abilities to smuggle goods.goods. ** In Polish RPG [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kryszta%C5%82y_Czasu "Crystals of Time"]] most magic items are protected against tampering by unauthorized entities. The protection makes the device explode with equivalent of 1kg of TNT per magic point when used by a person it's not attuned to. Since the price of magic items rises exponentially with their power, the bottom tier ones are very cheap. Obvious abuse: a cartload of cheapest magic talismans used as a nuke (although you need to find a sucker to detonate it).
21st Jul '15 7:01:44 AM yunatwilight
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** The fairly mundane item ''Murlynd's spoon'' fills any bowl into which it is placed with a magically nourishing gruel, with no limitation on number of uses. Useless to a party of adventurers; ''priceless'' to a king or general. ** The ''Book of Marvelous Inventions'' is a collection of "inventions" bent on exploiting magical items and spells. These range from magical helicopters and cruise missiles ... to self-cleaning nurseries, enchanted bowling balls, and automated scrap metal dealers.
13th Jul '15 11:17:55 AM TheGoodDoctor
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* ''TabletopGame/PsionicsTheNextStageInHumanEvolution'' ** You can use the Remote Manipulation ability to use keypads, pick locks, and basically do anything else that could be accomplished with hands. Enormously powerful, heat-proof, intangible hands, but still. ** Temper, Temper, Temperature can be used to melt locks and metal doors, pop car tires, boil water, and the like. ** Ignite can be used to light cigarettes and build campfires. ** One piece of the book’s artwork depicts an esper levitating a beer to herself.
30th May '15 8:08:46 AM narm00
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** Bo Levar, a minor [[PhysicalGod Planeswalker]] from the Invasion era, used his nigh-godlike Planeswalker abilities abilities to smuggle goods.
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** Bo Levar, a minor [[PhysicalGod Planeswalker]] from the Invasion era, used his nigh-godlike Planeswalker abilities abilities to smuggle goods.
24th May '15 3:20:05 PM CountDorku
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** In the spinoff ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine'', this is ''all over the place'' since characters are usually between 10 and 15 years old. Using just the Glass-Maker's Dragon characters, Chuubo tries and [[RunningGag usually fails]] to use his cosmic wishing powers to get ice cream, Seizhi can use his identity powers to make inconvenient photos no longer depict him, Rinley uses her power over the wishes of the heart to play pranks, and Leonardo de Montreal has applied the incomparable power of Nightmare Science to build lie detectors, floss, air conditioning, clothes dryers, umbrellas, ''pine-scented airspray'' and ''devices that squeak when you say the wrong thing'' - all available in bizarre semi-biological form and constructed from fragments of dreams.
23rd Sep '14 11:08:19 PM SeasideMessenger
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** The Sultai Brood of Tarkir uses zombies for almost everything: there is, for example, a card depicting a zombie with a scroll case rammed through its skull to serve as a messenger, and another showing zombies being used to hold up bowls of fruit.
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** The Sultai Brood of Tarkir uses zombies for almost everything: there is, for example, a card depicting a zombie with a scroll case rammed through its skull to serve as a messenger, and another showing zombies being used to hold up bowls of fruit.fruit. ** Bo Levar, a minor [[PhysicalGod Planeswalker]] from the Invasion era, used his nigh-godlike Planeswalker abilities abilities to smuggle goods.
12th Sep '14 12:06:18 PM CountDorku
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** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in the case of several equipment cards from ''Innistrad'' block, which are [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=220049 everyday]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=222190 tools]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=244766 farming]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=220642 implements]] used by the otherwise helpless peasentry to defend themselves from the setting's zombies, werewolves, and vampires. As an added bonus, these equipment cards become stronger when wielded by humans.
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** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in the case of several equipment cards from ''Innistrad'' block, which are [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=220049 everyday]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=222190 tools]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=244766 farming]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=220642 implements]] used by the otherwise helpless peasentry peasantry to defend themselves from the setting's zombies, werewolves, and vampires. As an added bonus, these equipment cards become stronger when wielded by humans.humans. ** The Sultai Brood of Tarkir uses zombies for almost everything: there is, for example, a card depicting a zombie with a scroll case rammed through its skull to serve as a messenger, and another showing zombies being used to hold up bowls of fruit.
12th Sep '14 11:50:59 AM CountDorku
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** The Solar Charm "Wyld-Shaping Technique", which allows you to create virtually anything out of the chaos at the edge of the world, proved to have ''so much'' mundane utility that for anything significant it rendered the entire Craft skill tree obsolete.
11th Sep '14 4:59:23 PM disgruntledviewer
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** Speaking of psykers, the mightiest psyker in the galaxy is arguably Mr. Eldrad Ulthran of Craftworld Ulthwe. Canon has him using his powers of foresight to help guide Craftworld Ulthwe and preserve the Eldar species, such as [[MoralEventHorizon manipulating the rise of an Ork warlord so he ends up killing millions of humans in a series of bloody wars in the place of a handful of Eldar a couple of centuries down the line]]. {{Fanon}} on the other hand has him using his powers of foresight to plan out relatively harmless butt still humiliating pranks on both his enemies and his underlings, such as causing a huge convoy pile-up so that a Commissar's NiceHat falls neatly on his head, or manipulating shrapnel so it non-lethally knocks a Howling Banshee's BreastPlate off, or causing that domino effect that not only leaves Ursakar Creed's army utterly destroyed but does so in such a way that the burning wreckage spells out "CREED SUCKS" and can be seen from space.
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** Speaking of psykers, the mightiest psyker in the galaxy is arguably Mr. Eldrad Ulthran of Craftworld Ulthwe. Canon has him using his powers of foresight to help guide Craftworld Ulthwe and preserve the Eldar species, such as [[MoralEventHorizon manipulating the rise of an Ork warlord so he ends up killing millions of humans in a series of bloody wars in the place of a handful of Eldar a couple of centuries down the line]]. {{Fanon}} on the other hand has him using his powers of foresight to plan out relatively harmless butt but still humiliating pranks on both his enemies and his underlings, such as causing a huge convoy pile-up so that a Commissar's NiceHat falls neatly on his head, or manipulating shrapnel so it non-lethally knocks a Howling Banshee's BreastPlate off, or causing that domino effect that not only leaves Ursakar Creed's army utterly destroyed but does so in such a way that the burning wreckage spells out "CREED SUCKS" and can be seen from space.
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