History ShoutOut / DungeonsAndDragons

19th Dec '17 12:04:49 PM BountyBeast
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** The 5th level spell "Reincarnate" allows you to cause a recently dead creature to be revived with all its memories intact, in a new body (not just a copy of the old, since the new body can be of a different race than the original) and with a new personality. In other words, you basically make them [[Series/DoctorWho regenerate Time Lord style]]. At the DM's discretion, you may even be allowed to cast it on yourself just before dying, turning your own character into a Time Lord.

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** The 5th level spell "Reincarnate" allows you to cause a recently dead creature to be revived with all its memories intact, in a new body (not just a copy of the old, since the new body can be of a different race than the original) and with a new personality. In other words, you basically make them [[Series/DoctorWho regenerate Time Lord style]]. At the DM's discretion, you may even be allowed to cast it on yourself just before dying, turning your own character into a Time Lord.Lord.
** The Dungeon Master's Guide has a list of [[AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse adjectives and nouns]] to generate a name for a tavern. [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings "The Prancing" and "Pony"]] are listed next to each other, as well as [[Literature/TheHobbit "The Lonely" and "Mountain"]].
11th Dec '17 2:33:32 AM Arivne
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** The set bonus for wielding a ''hammer of thunderbolts'' while wearing ''gauntlets of ogre power'' and a ''girdle of giant strength'' is a reference to the panoply of Thor.

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** The set bonus for wielding a ''hammer of thunderbolts'' while wearing ''gauntlets of ogre power'' and a ''girdle of giant strength'' is a reference to the panoply of the Myth/NorseMythology deity Thor.
11th Dec '17 2:31:37 AM Arivne
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** The ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'' setting has a wild west like area called Cirramon County. The ruler is [[Creator/JohnWayne Sir John of the Wayne]]. In the ''Princess Ark'' vignette about the area in ''Dragon'', when the crew see the local sheriff draw his repeating pistol crossbow, they note he's almost [[Comicbook/LuckyLuke faster than his own shadow]].
*** That same series of ''Dragon'' articles was '''packed'' with Shout Outs, featuring everything from a quartet of [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles chelonian martial artists]] to a flying-ship duel straight out of ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''.

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** The ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'' setting has a wild west like area called Cirramon County. The ruler is [[Creator/JohnWayne Sir John of the Wayne]]. In the ''Princess Ark'' vignette about the area in ''Dragon'', ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine, when the crew see the local sheriff draw his repeating pistol crossbow, they note he's almost [[Comicbook/LuckyLuke faster than his own shadow]].
*** That same ** ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine, ''Princess Ark'' series. The series of ''Dragon'' articles was '''packed'' with Shout Outs, featuring everything from a quartet of [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles chelonian martial artists]] to a flying-ship duel straight out of ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''.
11th Dec '17 2:28:31 AM 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.

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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 it was clearly inspired by that creature.



*** The beautiful pahari (mermaid) Salana had red hair and was forbidden to have any contact with surface dwellers because she was too young. She rebelled against this order and tried to learn about their ways, including investigating shipwrecks. She didn't bother to wear clothes when in human form as she was oblivious to the demands of modesty. Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' (1989), anyone?

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*** The beautiful pahari (mermaid) Salana had has red hair and was is forbidden to have any contact with surface dwellers because she was is too young. She rebelled rebels against this order and tried tries to learn about their ways, including investigating shipwrecks. She didn't doesn't bother to wear clothes when in human form as she was is oblivious to the demands of modesty. Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' (1989), anyone?
11th Dec '17 2:26:56 AM Arivne
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*** The characters and situations that appear in the Averoigne segment of the module are based on the Averoigne stories of Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith

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*** The characters and situations that appear in the Averoigne segment of the module are based on the Averoigne stories of Creator/ClarkAshtonSmithCreator/ClarkAshtonSmith.
6th Oct '17 5:56:54 PM Sharlee
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** The various giant animals included in the game since its inception just happen to be ''exactly'' the right size to match whatever AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever films or books were best-known at the time, from giant ants straight out of ''Film/{{Them}}'' to giant rats fresh from Creator/JamesHerbert's debut novel.
17th Sep '17 5:01:30 PM nombretomado
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** The 3.5 SourceBook ''Tome of Magic'' introduces the Binder class. The class gets its powers by binding various vestiges with seals. While the source of inspiration is obvious many of the vestiges are taken ''directly'' from the ''ArsGoetia'', including their appearance, names and seals.

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** The 3.5 SourceBook ''Tome of Magic'' introduces the Binder class. The class gets its powers by binding various vestiges with seals. While the source of inspiration is obvious many of the vestiges are taken ''directly'' from the ''ArsGoetia'', ''Literature/ArsGoetia'', including their appearance, names and seals.
28th Aug '17 8:11:51 PM PaulA
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So, in essence, "''[[UrsulaKLeGuin The Word for World Is Forest]]''" (or vice versa), right?

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So, in essence, "''[[UrsulaKLeGuin "''[[Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin The Word for World Is Forest]]''" (or vice versa), right?
20th May '17 4:50:28 AM Doug86
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** The 5th level spell "Reincarnate" allows you to cause a recently dead creature to be revived with all its memories intact, in a new body (not just a copy of the old, since the new body can be of a different race than the original) and with a new personality. In other words, you basically make them [[DoctorWho regenerate Time Lord style]]. At the DM's discretion, you may even be allowed to cast it on yourself just before dying, turning your own character into a Time Lord.

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** The 5th level spell "Reincarnate" allows you to cause a recently dead creature to be revived with all its memories intact, in a new body (not just a copy of the old, since the new body can be of a different race than the original) and with a new personality. In other words, you basically make them [[DoctorWho [[Series/DoctorWho regenerate Time Lord style]]. At the DM's discretion, you may even be allowed to cast it on yourself just before dying, turning your own character into a Time Lord.
30th Mar '17 8:14:12 PM PaulA
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** The first World of Greyhawk boxed set featured rules for weather conditions. One of them states that there's a small chance that PC's sucked up into a tornado would be shunted to [[TheWizardOfOz one of several demi-planes]] within the Ethereal Plane.

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** The first World of Greyhawk boxed set featured rules for weather conditions. One of them states that there's a small chance that PC's [=PCs=] sucked up into a tornado would be shunted to [[TheWizardOfOz [[Film/TheWizardOfOz one of several demi-planes]] within the Ethereal Plane.
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