History PlayingWith / CommonplaceRare

2nd Mar '17 1:46:34 AM ZombieAladdin
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** [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Large shiny jewels are everywhere, and you can gather piles of them just by going through the grass everywhere you go.]]

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** [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Large shiny jewels Everyone and their dog owns a sword made of ThunderboltIron, which they freely give to you if you ask for it. Before long, the heroes are everywhere, and you can gather piles all dragging large sacks of these swords with them just by going through the grass everywhere you go.]]and see people throwing them away when they're done opening letters or preparing dinner.
2nd Mar '17 1:43:08 AM ZombieAladdin
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** [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Large shiny jewels are everywhere, and you can gather piles of them just by going through the grass everywhere you go.]]
11th Apr '16 8:56:26 AM ObsidianFire
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* '''Invoked''': "[[GenreSavvy Something tells me]] I'm going to have a hard time getting a sword..."

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* '''Invoked''': "[[GenreSavvy Something "Something tells me]] me I'm going to have a hard time getting a sword..."
16th Oct '13 12:49:52 PM VPhantom
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* '''Justified''': There's a demon in the mines, so metal can't be used to forge a sword.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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There's a demon in the mines, so metal can't be used to forge a sword.
16th Oct '13 11:53:12 AM Nocturna
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* '''Zig-zagged''': There are only four swords in the kingdom. TheHero heads to the nearby kingdom of [[IncrediblyLamePun Sword-i Arabia]] where he finds hundreds of swords. He brings them back to Tropeland, where they are all burned due to being illegally bought.

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* '''Zig-zagged''': There are only four swords in the kingdom. TheHero heads to the nearby kingdom of [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} Sword-i Arabia]] where he finds hundreds of swords. He brings them back to Tropeland, where they are all burned due to being illegally bought.
23rd May '13 3:58:47 PM VPhantom
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* '''Implied''': All characters are shown using weapons such as spears or axes for combat, with swords being seen only lightly.



* '''Implied''': All characters are shown using weapons such as spears or axes for combat, with swords being seen only lightly.



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23rd May '13 3:03:20 PM skywerewolf
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* '''Deconstructed''': TheHero put so much effort into finding the sword that he was too exhausted to even use it.
* '''Reconstructed''': So he gets a [[CoolGuns gun]].

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* '''Deconstructed''': TheHero put so much effort into finding the sword that he was too exhausted forced to even use take of all troubles without it.
* '''Reconstructed''': So But he gets a [[CoolGuns gun]].uses it to take care of what trouble remained.
* '''Implied''': All characters are shown using weapons such as spears or axes for combat, with swords being seen only lightly.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': When the hero finally finds the sword, it ends up not being too amazing, and it was basically the fact that it was rare that made it valuable, not because it was strong.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Any time this is brought up around an official they quickly stop any conversation about the shortage of usable swords, mumbling something about copyright law.



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23rd May '13 2:57:56 PM skywerewolf
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** Certain items were rare before an invention came along to aid in the production, such a mirrors.
29th Dec '12 7:08:54 PM SKJAM
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Swords are rare in the peaceful kingdom of Tropeland, but as your party moves out to more dangerous areas, they become easier to find.
28th Dec '12 5:03:40 PM VPhantom
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'''Basic Trope:''' Something relatively easy-to-find in real life is rare in a video game.
* '''Played Straight:''' There are only four usable swords in the kingdom of Tropeland, and they're hard to find, despite all of the enemies wielding them.
* '''Exaggerated:''' There is one sword, a wooden sword, going for [[MemeticMutation 9001]] Dollars.
* The heroes have to travel the world in order to collect the twelve {{MacGuffin}}s that open the door to the World of Doom and then fight legions of extremely powerful demons, followed by a battle with the game's BonusBoss, in order to acquire a single sheet of paper.
* '''Justified:''' There's a demon in the mines, so metal can't be used to forge a sword.
* '''Inverted:'''

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'''Basic Trope:''' Trope''': Something relatively easy-to-find in real life is rare in a video game.
* '''Played Straight:''' '''Straight''': There are only four usable swords in the kingdom of Tropeland, and they're hard to find, despite all of the enemies wielding them.
* '''Exaggerated:''' '''Exaggerated''':
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There is one sword, a wooden sword, going for [[MemeticMutation 9001]] Dollars.
* ** The heroes have to travel the world in order to collect the twelve {{MacGuffin}}s that open the door to the World of Doom and then fight legions of extremely powerful demons, followed by a battle with the game's BonusBoss, in order to acquire a single sheet of paper.
paper.
* '''Justified:''' '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''':
There's a demon in the mines, so metal can't be used to forge a sword.
* '''Inverted:''''''Inverted''':



* '''Subverted:''' There are only four swords, but you can mix-and-match to have six more.
* '''Double Subverted:''' And the six others are just clones of the first four.
* '''Parodied:''' The entire game is a quest to find a sword.
* '''Deconstructed:''' TheHero put so much effort into finding the sword that he was too exhausted to even use it.
* '''Reconstructed:''' So he gets a [[CoolGuns gun]].
* '''Zig-zagged:''' There are only four swords in the kingdom. TheHero heads to the nearby kingdom of [[IncrediblyLamePun Sword-i Arabia]] where he finds hundreds of swords. He brings them back to Tropeland, where they are all burned due to being illegally bought.
* '''Averted:''' There are plenty of swords.
* '''Enforced:''' The developers designed the entire game around the concept of limited ammunition, and so a weapon which doesn't need ammunition is a near-GameBreaker.
* '''Lampshaded:''' "Where's a sword when you need one?"
* '''Invoked:''' "[[GenreSavvy Something tells me]] I'm going to have a hard time getting a sword..."
* '''Defied:''' There's a sword delivery store.
* '''Discussed:''' "You know, swords really shouldn't be ''this'' rare..."
* '''Conversed:''' "I can't believe how badly the recent sword famine's hit!"

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* '''Subverted:''' '''Subverted''': There are only four swords, but you can mix-and-match to have six more.
* '''Double Subverted:''' Subverted''': And the six others are just clones of the first four.
* '''Parodied:''' '''Parodied''': The entire game is a quest to find a sword.
* '''Deconstructed:''' TheHero put so much effort into finding the sword that he was too exhausted to even use it.
* '''Reconstructed:''' So he gets a [[CoolGuns gun]].
* '''Zig-zagged:'''
'''Zig-zagged''': There are only four swords in the kingdom. TheHero heads to the nearby kingdom of [[IncrediblyLamePun Sword-i Arabia]] where he finds hundreds of swords. He brings them back to Tropeland, where they are all burned due to being illegally bought.
* '''Averted:''' '''Averted''': There are plenty of swords.
* '''Enforced:''' '''Enforced''': The developers designed the entire game around the concept of limited ammunition, and so a weapon which doesn't need ammunition is a near-GameBreaker.
near-GameBreaker.
* '''Lampshaded:''' '''Lampshaded''': "Where's a sword when you need one?"
* '''Invoked:''' '''Invoked''': "[[GenreSavvy Something tells me]] I'm going to have a hard time getting a sword..."
* '''Defied:''' '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''':
There's a sword delivery store.
* '''Discussed:''' '''Discussed''': "You know, swords really shouldn't be ''this'' rare..."
* '''Conversed:''' '''Conversed''': "I can't believe how badly the recent sword famine's hit!"hit!"
* '''Deconstructed''': TheHero put so much effort into finding the sword that he was too exhausted to even use it.
* '''Reconstructed''': So he gets a [[CoolGuns gun]].



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