History ShoutOut / TabletopGames

20th May '16 5:52:53 AM erforce
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*** The spire on top of the Empire State Building is covered with mystical symbols and parts of it are made with a strange orange metal, making it an antenna for mystical energy (''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', where Ivo Shandor's building used girders with cores of pure selenium and was a "antenna...designed expressly for pulling in spiritual turbulence.")

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*** The spire on top of the Empire State Building is covered with mystical symbols and parts of it are made with a strange orange metal, making it an antenna for mystical energy (''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', (''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'', where Ivo Shandor's building used girders with cores of pure selenium and was a "antenna...designed expressly for pulling in spiritual turbulence.")



*** Characters are named [[Music/DavidBowie "Ziggy" Star-R-DST]], [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Spen-G-LER]], [[UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud Sigmunduf-R-OID]], [[Film/{{Rocky}} Rocky-B-Boa]], [[Creator/JulesVerne Jules-V-ERN]], [[Creator/HGWells Herbert-G-WEL]], [[Series/CagneyAndLacey Cagne-Y-AND and Lace-Y-AND]], [[Creator/BennyHill Ben-I-HIL]], [[Series/MiamiVice Miami-V-ICE]], [[Creator/CharlesBronson Charles-B-RSN]], [[Film/DirtyHarry Dirt-Y-HRY]], [[Franchise/XMen Profess-O-EXX]], [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow And-Y-TLR and Barn-Y-FIF]] among others.

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*** Characters are named [[Music/DavidBowie "Ziggy" Star-R-DST]], [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Spen-G-LER]], [[UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud Sigmunduf-R-OID]], [[Film/{{Rocky}} Rocky-B-Boa]], [[Creator/JulesVerne Jules-V-ERN]], [[Creator/HGWells Herbert-G-WEL]], [[Series/CagneyAndLacey Cagne-Y-AND and Lace-Y-AND]], [[Creator/BennyHill Ben-I-HIL]], [[Series/MiamiVice Miami-V-ICE]], [[Creator/CharlesBronson Charles-B-RSN]], [[Film/DirtyHarry Dirt-Y-HRY]], [[Franchise/XMen Profess-O-EXX]], [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow And-Y-TLR and Barn-Y-FIF]] among others.
19th May '16 4:20:05 PM nombretomado
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** The Mekhet book is full of shout outs. The main character is named Frances Black (Frances after a friend of the author, and Black for the lead singer of the band Music/ThePixies), and the aforementioned occult charlatan she met with was either going to be named [[TheMightyBoosh Vincent Moon or Howard Noir]] (the author went with the first one, in case you're wondering).

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** The Mekhet book is full of shout outs. The main character is named Frances Black (Frances after a friend of the author, and Black for the lead singer of the band Music/ThePixies), and the aforementioned occult charlatan she met with was either going to be named [[TheMightyBoosh [[Series/TheMightyBoosh Vincent Moon or Howard Noir]] (the author went with the first one, in case you're wondering).
5th May '16 4:56:44 PM nombretomado
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*** Characters are named [[Creator/DavidBowie "Ziggy" Star-R-DST]], [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Spen-G-LER]], [[UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud Sigmunduf-R-OID]], [[Film/{{Rocky}} Rocky-B-Boa]], [[Creator/JulesVerne Jules-V-ERN]], [[Creator/HGWells Herbert-G-WEL]], [[Series/CagneyAndLacey Cagne-Y-AND and Lace-Y-AND]], [[Creator/BennyHill Ben-I-HIL]], [[Series/MiamiVice Miami-V-ICE]], [[Creator/CharlesBronson Charles-B-RSN]], [[Film/DirtyHarry Dirt-Y-HRY]], [[Franchise/XMen Profess-O-EXX]], [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow And-Y-TLR and Barn-Y-FIF]] among others.

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*** Characters are named [[Creator/DavidBowie [[Music/DavidBowie "Ziggy" Star-R-DST]], [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Spen-G-LER]], [[UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud Sigmunduf-R-OID]], [[Film/{{Rocky}} Rocky-B-Boa]], [[Creator/JulesVerne Jules-V-ERN]], [[Creator/HGWells Herbert-G-WEL]], [[Series/CagneyAndLacey Cagne-Y-AND and Lace-Y-AND]], [[Creator/BennyHill Ben-I-HIL]], [[Series/MiamiVice Miami-V-ICE]], [[Creator/CharlesBronson Charles-B-RSN]], [[Film/DirtyHarry Dirt-Y-HRY]], [[Franchise/XMen Profess-O-EXX]], [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow And-Y-TLR and Barn-Y-FIF]] among others.
5th May '16 2:11:10 PM aye_amber
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** The Mekhet book is full of shout outs. The main character is named Frances Black (Frances after a friend of the author, and Black for the lead singer of the band ThePixies), and the aforementioned occult charlatan she met with was either going to be named [[TheMightyBoosh Vincent Moon or Howard Noir]] (the author went with the first one, in case you're wondering).

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** The Mekhet book is full of shout outs. The main character is named Frances Black (Frances after a friend of the author, and Black for the lead singer of the band ThePixies), Music/ThePixies), and the aforementioned occult charlatan she met with was either going to be named [[TheMightyBoosh Vincent Moon or Howard Noir]] (the author went with the first one, in case you're wondering).
27th Apr '16 6:06:39 PM Laevatein
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* ''TabletopGame/FengShui'': Many Archetypes have large chunks of them based on particular characters:
** Everyday Hero: [[Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina Jack Burton]]
** Highway Ronin: Film/MadMax
** Karate Cop: Creator/JackieChan, especially the ''Police Story'' series.
** Killer: Jeff of ''TheKiller'', natch.
** Sifu: [[Film/OnceUponATimeInChina Wong Fei Hung]]
** Two Fisted Archaeologist: Franchise/IndianaJones
** Not the only inspirations, but the descriptions for the Masked Avenger and Maverick Cop borrow quotes from {{Batman}} and DirtyHarry, respectively.
8th Apr '16 5:21:00 PM Dramatic
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* The German city of Essen is where ''Spiel'' is held, the largest board game convention in the world. As a result, the otherwise obscure city is often disproportionately represented and referenced in tabletop games:
** ''TabletopGame/{{Pandemic}}'' uses the city to represent the entirety of Germany, whereas other countries pick the capital or other major cities.
** ''[[TabletopGame/TicketToRide Ticket To Ride: Europe]]'' features the city too.
** One piece of artwork for ''TabletopGame/{{Dominion}}'' displays a road sign pointing to Essen.
3rd Apr '16 3:28:33 AM Adept
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* ''AnimaBeyondFantasy'' (just a few of the ''many'' it has).

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* ''AnimaBeyondFantasy'' ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' (just a few of the ''many'' it has).



** A principality of the Empire of Abel is called [[SaintSeiya Kanon]].

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** A principality of the Empire of Abel is called [[SaintSeiya [[Anime/SaintSeiya Kanon]].



** One of the most important organizations of the game (Black Sun) trades with magic objects, but has a branch [[ResidentEvil that works with undead]].
** Azrael, one of the seven Beryls, is also known as the [[StarCraft Queen of Swords]].
** Zhorne Giovanni, the founder of the Empire of Abel, had as a pet a [[KimbaTheWhiteLion white lion]].

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** One of the most important organizations of the game (Black Sun) trades with magic objects, but has a branch [[ResidentEvil [[Franchise/ResidentEvil that works with undead]].
** Azrael, one of the seven Beryls, is also known as the [[StarCraft [[VideoGame/StarCraft Queen of Swords]].
** Zhorne Giovanni, the founder of the Empire of Abel, had as a pet a [[KimbaTheWhiteLion [[Anime/KimbaTheWhiteLion white lion]].
8th Feb '16 6:27:16 PM PaulA
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** And before FASA got hit by a barrage of infringement suits, there was [[TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension Team Banzai]] and many of the game's Battlemech designs were directly taken from [[MechaShow Mecha]] {{anime}}, primarily ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]''.

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** And before FASA got hit by a barrage of infringement suits, there was [[TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension Team Banzai]] and many of the game's Battlemech designs were directly taken from [[MechaShow Mecha]] {{anime}}, primarily ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]''.



** A discussion of the Five Maxims includes the phrase "Wherever you go, there you are" (a phrase used by the title character in the film ''Film/BuckarooBanzai'').

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** A discussion of the Five Maxims includes the phrase "Wherever you go, there you are" (a phrase used by the title character in the film ''Film/BuckarooBanzai'').''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension'').
7th Feb '16 10:28:00 PM Arivne
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** ''The Dungeoneer'' magazine issue #9 (1979). The title of the adventure "Morkendaine" is a reference to the wizard Mordenkainen, who was a PlayerCharacter used by ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' co-creator E. Gary Gygax. Two of the spells Mordenkainen developed, ''Mordenkainen's Faithful Hound'' and ''Mordenkainen's Sword'', appeared in the ''Advanced TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' Player's Handbook (1978).
** ''Pegasus'' magazine #5, adventure "The Quest for the Silver Empress".

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** ''The Dungeoneer'' ''Magazine/TheDungeoneer'' magazine issue #9 (1979). The title of the adventure "Morkendaine" is a reference to the wizard Mordenkainen, who was a PlayerCharacter used by ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' co-creator E. Gary Gygax. Two of the spells Mordenkainen developed, ''Mordenkainen's Faithful Hound'' and ''Mordenkainen's Sword'', appeared in the ''Advanced TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' Player's Handbook (1978).
** ''Pegasus'' ''Magazine/{{Pegasus}}'' magazine #5, adventure "The Quest for the Silver Empress".
7th Feb '16 9:46:45 PM Arivne
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*** The first mate of the ''Nosferatu'' is Led Renfield, whose odd views on life and weird mannerisms cause the crew to consider him "a bit balmy" (crazy). He's inspired by the character of Renfield in Creator/BramStoker's ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', who is an inmate at a lunatic asylum.
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