History ShoutOut / DungeonsAndDragons

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]].
6th Apr '16 9:05:56 PM allium
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** In the ''Player's Handbook'' the description of the ''magic mouth'' spell mentions "groat clusters" (a reference to a MessOnAPlate in a ''Creator/FiresignTheatre'' skit).

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** In the ''Player's Handbook'' Handbook'', the description of the ''magic mouth'' spell mentions "groat clusters" (a reference to a MessOnAPlate in a ''Creator/FiresignTheatre'' skit).
6th Apr '16 9:03:59 PM allium
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** In the ''Player's Handbook'' the description of the ''magic mouth'' spell mentions "groat clusters" (a reference to a MessOnAPlate in a ''Creator/FiresignTheater'' skit).

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** In the ''Player's Handbook'' the description of the ''magic mouth'' spell mentions "groat clusters" (a reference to a MessOnAPlate in a ''Creator/FiresignTheater'' ''Creator/FiresignTheatre'' skit).
6th Apr '16 9:03:40 PM allium
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** In the ''Player's Handbook'' the description of the ''magic mouth'' spell mentions "groat clusters" (a reference to a MessOnAPlate in a ''Creator/FiresignTheater'' skit).
25th Mar '16 7:26:40 AM 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).
*** And more. Oh, so many more. [[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).
*** And more. Oh, so many more.
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]].
25th Mar '16 7:23:06 AM Arivne
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** Module X2 ''Castle Amber''. The weird and powerful Amber family members who lived inside the title castle were engaged in constant infighting. They and the castle were inspired by the Amberites and Castle Amber in Creator/RogerZelazny's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'' series. In the module, one character uses magical Tarot cards. In Zelazny's ''Amber'' setting, Amberites use the Trump deck for fortune telling as if it were a Tarot deck. The module also introduces Grab Grass, which can grab hold of creatures. In Zelazny's work, the Courts of Chaos have grass that does the same thing. Also, two encounters in the castle were references to EdgarAllanPoe's short story "The Fall of the House of Usher" and the Norwegian fairy tale "The Three Billy Goats Gruff".
*** More explicitly, they are based on the Averoigne stories of ClarkAshtonSmith, and many of the characters and situations in the module originate in those stories.

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** Module X2 ''Castle Amber''. Amber''
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The weird and powerful Amber family members who lived inside the title castle were engaged in constant infighting. They and the castle were inspired by the Amberites and Castle Amber in Creator/RogerZelazny's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'' series. In the module, one character uses magical Tarot cards. In Zelazny's ''Amber'' setting, Amberites use the Trump deck for fortune telling as if it were a Tarot deck. The module also introduces Grab Grass, which can grab hold of creatures. In Zelazny's work, the Courts of Chaos have grass that does the same thing. Also, two encounters in the castle were references to EdgarAllanPoe's Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's short story "The Fall of the House of Usher" and the Norwegian fairy tale "The Three Billy Goats Gruff".
*** More explicitly, they The characters and situations that appear in the Averoigne segment of the module are based on the Averoigne stories of ClarkAshtonSmith, and many of the characters and situations in the module originate in those stories.Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith
25th Mar '16 7:19:42 AM Arivne
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** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine #46 adventure "Dovedale". Some goblin graffiti the {{PC}}'s can find says "Elfs taste grate/les filing", a reference to the 1980's Miller Lite beer commercials based on "Tastes great/Less filling".
14th Mar '16 4:24:39 PM Arivne
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** AlQadim setting boxed set ''A Dozen and One Adventures'' (1993) had two of them.

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** AlQadim Al-Qadim setting boxed set ''A Dozen and One Adventures'' (1993) had two of them.(1993).



** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine #33 adventure "That Island Charm". The adventure involves the {{PC}}s being shipwrecked on an island. It includes two references to the TV show ''Series/GilligansIsland'' and one to the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.

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** The ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine #33 adventure "That Island Charm". The adventure Charm" involves the {{PC}}s being shipwrecked on an island. It includes two references to the TV show ''Series/GilligansIsland'' and one to the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
14th Mar '16 4:20:59 PM Arivne
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** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine #38 adventure "Horror's Harvest".
*** The {{PC}}s can find three books, titled ''Lady and the Vamp'' (''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''), ''101 Damnations'' (''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'') and ''Creeping Beauty'' (''Disney/SleepingBeauty'').
*** There is a painting in Rook Hill Manor called ''Bat's Entertainment'' (the 1970's ''That's Entertainment'' films).
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