History ShoutOut / DungeonsAndDragons

19th Jul '16 7:08:21 AM Arivne
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** Module X1 ''The Isle of Dread''. The natives who live in the village of Mantru have a deity named Olorin, Lord of the Skies. This is a reference to Gandalf in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', whose real name was Olórin when he was a Maiar in Valinor.
20th Jun '16 7:19:26 PM Arivne
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** ''Greyhawk Adventures''. The Sea Zombie was based on the zombie/ghosts in Creator/JohnCarpenter's film ''Film/TheFog''. They traveled inland under the cover of fog, and the picture has a Sea Zombie breaking through a door with a boathook, a technique used by the ghost/zombies in the movie.

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** ''Greyhawk Adventures''. The Sea Zombie was is based on the zombie/ghosts in Creator/JohnCarpenter's film ''Film/TheFog''. They traveled travel inland under the cover of fog, and the picture has a Sea Zombie breaking through a door with a boathook, a technique used by the ghost/zombies in the movie.
20th Jun '16 7:17:58 PM Arivne
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** The game's original OrderVersusChaos paradigm borrows heavily from the works of Poul Anderson's ''Three Hearts and Three Lions'' (the same source as for trolls) and Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''Literature/{{Stormbringer}}'' stories.

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** The game's original OrderVersusChaos paradigm borrows heavily from the works of Poul Anderson's Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Three Hearts and Three Lions'' (the same source as for trolls) and Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''Literature/{{Stormbringer}}'' ''Literature/TheElricSaga'' stories.
20th Jun '16 7:15:30 PM Arivne
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** The game's original OrderVersusChaos paradigm borrows heavily from the works of Creator/MichaelMoorcock.
*** Which showed up in Poul Anderson's ''Three Hearts and Three Lions'' (the same source as trolls) before Moorcock's more extensive use.

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** The game's original OrderVersusChaos paradigm borrows heavily from the works of Creator/MichaelMoorcock.
*** Which showed up in
Poul Anderson's ''Three Hearts and Three Lions'' (the same source as for trolls) before Moorcock's more extensive use.and Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''Literature/{{Stormbringer}}'' stories.
20th Jun '16 7:07:16 PM Arivne
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** [=WG7=] ''Castle Greyhawk'': The Plane of Silly and Unused Monsters (Island of Misfit Toys in ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer''), bats being used to send messages (''WesternAnimation/MadMonsterParty''), the three cooks Larifyne, Mowlenhowad and Kurlenshembes (Film/TheThreeStooges: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Jerome "Curly" Howard and Shemp Howard), Poppinfarsh the Dough Golem (Poppin'Fresh, the Pillsbury Doughboy), [[TheIncredibleHulk The Incredible Bulk]], [[Franchise/{{Spiderman}} The Amazing Driderman]], [[Series/DoctorWho Professor Why?]] [[Series/StarTrek Captain Kork, Mees Taspark and "Bones"]], [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Indiana Gnome]], [[Music/MichaelJackson Captain Cheer Eo]], [[Music/MarvinGaye Marvin Grape]]... the entire thing was one long HurricaneOfPuns. Even Creator/GaryGygax got one, or more accurately a rather vicious TakeThat, as "EGG", an ovoid man with [[AuthorAppeal a pole-arm fixation]].

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** [=WG7=] ''Castle Greyhawk'': The Plane of Silly and Unused Monsters (Island of Misfit Toys in ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer''), bats being used to send messages (''WesternAnimation/MadMonsterParty''), the three cooks Larifyne, Mowlenhowad and Kurlenshembes (Film/TheThreeStooges: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Jerome "Curly" Howard and Shemp Howard), Poppinfarsh the Dough Golem (Poppin'Fresh, the Pillsbury Doughboy), [[TheIncredibleHulk The Incredible Bulk]], [[Franchise/{{Spiderman}} The Amazing Driderman]], [[Series/DoctorWho Professor Why?]] [[Series/StarTrek Why?]], [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Captain Kork, Mees Taspark and "Bones"]], [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Indiana Gnome]], [[Music/MichaelJackson Captain Cheer Eo]], [[Music/MarvinGaye Marvin Grape]]... the entire thing was one long HurricaneOfPuns. Even Creator/GaryGygax got one, or more accurately a rather vicious TakeThat, as "EGG", an ovoid man with [[AuthorAppeal a pole-arm fixation]].
20th Jun '16 7:03:02 PM Arivne
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** Al-Qadim setting boxed set ''Land of Fate'', monster description sheets. The Island Giant has one eye, a horn on its head, fur covered legs and hoofs for feet. Its picture looks exactly like the cyclops in the 1958 Arabian-themed film ''Film/The7thVoyageOfSinbad'', and was clearly inspired by that creature.
7th Jun '16 2:46:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** [=WG7=] ''Castle Greyhawk'': The Plane of Silly and Unused Monsters (Island of Misfit Toys in ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer''), bats being used to send messages (''WesternAnimation/MadMonsterParty''), the three cooks Larifyne, Mowlenhowad and Kurlenshembes (Film/TheThreeStooges: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Jerome "Curly" Howard and Shemp Howard), Poppinfarsh the Dough Golem (Poppin'Fresh, the Pillsbury Doughboy), [[TheIncredibleHulk The Incredible Bulk]], [[Franchise/{{Spiderman}} The Amazing Driderman]], [[Series/DoctorWho Professor Why?]] [[Series/StarTrek Captain Kork, Mees Taspark and "Bones"]], [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Indiana Gnome]], [[Music/MichaelJackson Captain Cheer Eo]], [[Creator/MarvinGaye Marvin Grape]]... the entire thing was one long HurricaneOfPuns. Even Creator/GaryGygax got one, or more accurately a rather vicious TakeThat, as "EGG", an ovoid man with [[AuthorAppeal a pole-arm fixation]].

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** [=WG7=] ''Castle Greyhawk'': The Plane of Silly and Unused Monsters (Island of Misfit Toys in ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer''), bats being used to send messages (''WesternAnimation/MadMonsterParty''), the three cooks Larifyne, Mowlenhowad and Kurlenshembes (Film/TheThreeStooges: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Jerome "Curly" Howard and Shemp Howard), Poppinfarsh the Dough Golem (Poppin'Fresh, the Pillsbury Doughboy), [[TheIncredibleHulk The Incredible Bulk]], [[Franchise/{{Spiderman}} The Amazing Driderman]], [[Series/DoctorWho Professor Why?]] [[Series/StarTrek Captain Kork, Mees Taspark and "Bones"]], [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Indiana Gnome]], [[Music/MichaelJackson Captain Cheer Eo]], [[Creator/MarvinGaye [[Music/MarvinGaye Marvin Grape]]... the entire thing was one long HurricaneOfPuns. Even Creator/GaryGygax got one, or more accurately a rather vicious TakeThat, as "EGG", an ovoid man with [[AuthorAppeal a pole-arm fixation]].
30th May '16 1:02:43 AM Arivne
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* 1st Edition

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* Basic D&D boxed set (1983), Dungeon Master's Rulebook. In the provided introductory adventure the {{PC}}s can encounter a magical bed that puts anyone who lies on it to sleep. However, if someone puts a pea under the sleeping person they'll wake up, a reference to the Creator/HansChristianAndersen FairyTale ''Literature/ThePrincessAndThePea''.
* 1st EditionEdition Advanced D&D
16th May '16 9:13:13 AM Doug86
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** Many classes can be traced to popular fantasy characters--the Ranger is based on [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Aragorn]], the Thief is [[Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser the Gray Mouser]], the Barbarian is [[ConanTheBarbarian Conan]], the Paladin is [[Literature/ThreeHeartsAndThreeLions Holger Carlsen]] and so on.

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** Many classes can be traced to popular fantasy characters--the Ranger is based on [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Aragorn]], the Thief is [[Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser the Gray Mouser]], the Barbarian is [[ConanTheBarbarian [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Conan]], the Paladin is [[Literature/ThreeHeartsAndThreeLions Holger Carlsen]] and so on.



** The type of undead known as [[CameBackWrong The Unrisen]] are an obvious shout out to ''Pet Cemetery'' and one of their examples of multiclassed characters was a [[ConanTheBarbarian thief/barbarian hybrid.]]

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** The type of undead known as [[CameBackWrong The Unrisen]] are an obvious shout out to ''Pet Cemetery'' and one of their examples of multiclassed characters was a [[ConanTheBarbarian [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian thief/barbarian hybrid.]]
19th Apr '16 11:41:04 PM erforce
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** [=WG7=] ''Castle Greyhawk'': The Plane of Silly and Unused Monsters (Island of Misfit Toys in ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer''), bats being used to send messages (''WesternAnimation/MadMonsterParty''), the three cooks Larifyne, Mowlenhowad and Kurlenshembes (Film/TheThreeStooges: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Jerome "Curly" Howard and Shemp Howard), Poppinfarsh the Dough Golem (Poppin'Fresh, the Pillsbury Doughboy), [[TheIncredibleHulk The Incredible Bulk]], [[{{Spiderman}} The Amazing Driderman]], [[Series/DoctorWho Professor Why?]] [[Series/StarTrek Captain Kork, Mees Taspark and "Bones"]], [[RaidersOfTheLostArk Indiana Gnome]], [[Music/MichaelJackson Captain Cheer Eo]], [[Creator/MarvinGaye Marvin Grape]]... the entire thing was one long HurricaneOfPuns. Even Creator/GaryGygax got one, or more accurately a rather vicious TakeThat, as "EGG", an ovoid man with [[AuthorAppeal a pole-arm fixation]].

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** [=WG7=] ''Castle Greyhawk'': The Plane of Silly and Unused Monsters (Island of Misfit Toys in ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer''), bats being used to send messages (''WesternAnimation/MadMonsterParty''), the three cooks Larifyne, Mowlenhowad and Kurlenshembes (Film/TheThreeStooges: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Jerome "Curly" Howard and Shemp Howard), Poppinfarsh the Dough Golem (Poppin'Fresh, the Pillsbury Doughboy), [[TheIncredibleHulk The Incredible Bulk]], [[{{Spiderman}} [[Franchise/{{Spiderman}} The Amazing Driderman]], [[Series/DoctorWho Professor Why?]] [[Series/StarTrek Captain Kork, Mees Taspark and "Bones"]], [[RaidersOfTheLostArk [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Indiana Gnome]], [[Music/MichaelJackson Captain Cheer Eo]], [[Creator/MarvinGaye Marvin Grape]]... the entire thing was one long HurricaneOfPuns. Even Creator/GaryGygax got one, or more accurately a rather vicious TakeThat, as "EGG", an ovoid man with [[AuthorAppeal a pole-arm fixation]].
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