History ShoutOut / TabletopGames

26th Nov '16 2:56:00 PM nombretomado
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** Not the only inspirations, but the descriptions for the Masked Avenger and Maverick Cop borrow quotes from ''{{Batman}}'' and ''Film/DirtyHarry'', respectively.

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** Not the only inspirations, but the descriptions for the Masked Avenger and Maverick Cop borrow quotes from ''{{Batman}}'' ''Film/{{Batman}}'' and ''Film/DirtyHarry'', respectively.
9th Nov '16 1:57:58 PM nombretomado
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** And the [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=creepy+doll&v=card&s=cname Creepy Doll]], who is depicted in the art as having [[JonathanCoulton a ruined eye and a pretty mouth]].

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** And the [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=creepy+doll&v=card&s=cname Creepy Doll]], who is depicted in the art as having [[JonathanCoulton [[Music/JonathanCoulton a ruined eye and a pretty mouth]].
30th Oct '16 10:56:41 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{GURPS}}''
** The ''{{GURPS}}'' SuperHero sourcebook ''International Super Teams'' has a number of shout outs buried in its text and timeline, including references to ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'', the ''Literature/WildCards'' novels, John Irving's ''The World According To Garp'' and the 1985 film ''The Legend of Billie Jean''. Another suggests that reality altering [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths "timequakes"]] might be especially common in worlds with superhumans.
** ''{{GURPS}} [[SteamPunk Steam-Tech]]'' includes a bit of fluff text about a group of monster hunters: Frederick, 46th Lord Runcorne, and his Fabulous Friends Daffers, Socks, Lunchpail and "faithful four-footed Skara Brae". They're clearly intended as a Victorian [[ScoobyDoo Mystery Inc]].
** ''{{GURPS}} Illuminati'' was written by Nigel D. Findley, a big fan of Creator/RobertHeinlein who put many Heinlein {{Shout Out}}s in his ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' works. In the section on Connections he mentions a connection between the length of women's skirts and the sunspot cycle and mentions women's hemlines again later, all of which he borrowed from Heinlein's novel ''Literature/{{Friday}}''.

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* ''{{GURPS}}''
''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}''
** The ''{{GURPS}}'' ''GURPS'' SuperHero sourcebook ''International Super Teams'' has a number of shout outs buried in its text and timeline, including references to ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'', the ''Literature/WildCards'' novels, John Irving's ''The World According To Garp'' and the 1985 film ''The Legend of Billie Jean''. Another suggests that reality altering [[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths "timequakes"]] might be especially common in worlds with superhumans.
** ''{{GURPS}} ''GURPS [[SteamPunk Steam-Tech]]'' includes a bit of fluff text about a group of monster hunters: Frederick, 46th Lord Runcorne, and his Fabulous Friends Daffers, Socks, Lunchpail and "faithful four-footed Skara Brae". They're clearly intended as a Victorian [[ScoobyDoo Mystery Inc]].
** ''{{GURPS}} ''GURPS Illuminati'' was written by Nigel D. Findley, a big fan of Creator/RobertHeinlein who put many Heinlein {{Shout Out}}s in his ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' works. In the section on Connections he mentions a connection between the length of women's skirts and the sunspot cycle and mentions women's hemlines again later, all of which he borrowed from Heinlein's novel ''Literature/{{Friday}}''.
20th Oct '16 1:09:28 AM Arivne
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*** Chapter "First Call at Zila". While the {{PC}}s and some Oberlindes Lines crewmen from the starship Margin of Profit are seated together in the Dead Spacer starport bar, a group of enemy Akerut Lines crew try to start a fight. First an Akerut man says that the March Harrier (the {{PC}}s' ship) is a "fat sow too slow to win anything but a garbage contract, and so old that it's only the rust that holds it together." If the {{PC}}s want to attack them the Oberlindes crewmen will restrain them because they don't want any trouble. Then the Akerut crewman says "But it's a good thing the March Harrier turned up - maybe we can give her the garbage run and have the Margin of Profit hauled off with the rest of the refuse." The Oberlindes crew immediately attacks the Akerut crew.\\

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*** Chapter "First Call at Zila". While the {{PC}}s and some Oberlindes Lines crewmen from the starship Margin of Profit are seated together in the Dead Spacer starport bar, a group of enemy Akerut Lines crew try to start a fight. First an Akerut man says that the March Harrier (the {{PC}}s' ship) is a "fat sow too slow to win anything but a garbage contract, and so old that it's only the rust that holds it together." If the {{PC}}s want to attack them them, the Oberlindes crewmen will restrain them because they don't want any trouble. Then the Akerut crewman says "But it's a good thing the March Harrier turned up - maybe we can give her the garbage run and have the Margin of Profit hauled off with the rest of the refuse." The Oberlindes crew immediately attacks the Akerut crew.\\
20th Oct '16 1:07:05 AM Arivne
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*** Denebian Flame Gems were inspired by the Spican Flame Gems in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Trouble With Tribbles".

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*** Denebian Flame Gems were inspired by the Spican Flame Gems in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles The Trouble With Tribbles".Tribbles]]".



This is a reference to the bar scene in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Trouble With Tribbles". Crew members from the Enterprise and a Klingon ship are sitting in a starport bar and a Klingon named Korax starts insulting the Enterprise crew. Chekov wants to start a fight but Scotty restrains him. Then:

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This is a reference to the bar scene in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles The Trouble With Tribbles".Tribbles]]". Crew members from the Enterprise and a Klingon ship are sitting in a starport bar and a Klingon named Korax starts insulting the Enterprise crew. Chekov wants to start a fight but Scotty restrains him. Then:
20th Oct '16 1:04:46 AM Arivne
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** The Star Spider monster has many long CombatTentacles and a single glaring eye, can suck opponents into its mouth and destroy them with fire and radiation (spitting out its victims' remains afterwards), lives in abandoned/wrecked spacecraft and can only be destroyed by attacking its eye. Any victim that escapes from it has nightmares about it and it will teleport as necessary to encounter the victim again. In short it is the monster from the ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'' episode "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon%27s_Domain Dragon's Domain]]" in all respects.

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** The Star Spider monster has many long CombatTentacles and a single glaring eye, can suck opponents into its mouth and destroy them with fire and radiation (spitting out its victims' remains afterwards), lives in abandoned/wrecked spacecraft and can only be destroyed by attacking its eye. Any victim that escapes from it has nightmares about it and it will teleport as necessary to encounter the victim again. In short short, it is the monster from the ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'' episode "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon%27s_Domain Dragon's Domain]]" in all respects.



* The Companions' generic RPG supplement ''Streets of Gems''. The {{PC}}s may encounter Iame Gharner, a thief who's described as having black hair, brown eyes and an engaging smile. He's a superb gambler who avoids violence, preferring talking to fighting. In short he's Bret Maverick from the TV show ''Series/{{Maverick}}'', who was played by...James Garner.

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* The Companions' generic RPG supplement ''Streets of Gems''. The {{PC}}s may encounter Iame Gharner, a thief who's described as having black hair, brown eyes and an engaging smile. He's a superb gambler who avoids violence, preferring talking to fighting. In short short, he's Bret Maverick from the TV show ''Series/{{Maverick}}'', who was played by...James Garner.



** One of the {{Non Player Character}}s has no name. He has a cruel mouth, makes subtle puns, and females will be attracted to him. He uses cigarettes with three gold bands and owns a Bentley automobile. He's a high-ranking British agent and the British Secret Service will pay an $11,000 reward if the {{PC}}s rescue him. In short he's the literary Literature/JamesBond.

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** One of the {{Non Player Character}}s has no name. He has a cruel mouth, makes subtle puns, and females will be attracted to him. He uses cigarettes with three gold bands and owns a Bentley automobile. He's a high-ranking British agent and the British Secret Service will pay an $11,000 reward if the {{PC}}s rescue him. In short short, he's the literary Literature/JamesBond.
20th Oct '16 1:03:03 AM Arivne
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*** Planet of the Grapes (''Film/PlanetOfTheApes''), The Trouble with Boggles (''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Trouble with Tribbles"), Close Encounters With A Weird Mind (''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'').

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*** Planet of the Grapes (''Film/PlanetOfTheApes''), The Trouble with Boggles (''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles The Trouble with Tribbles"), With Tribbles]]"), Close Encounters With A Weird Mind (''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'').
20th Oct '16 1:01:01 AM Arivne
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** Supertoon setting. Ultrapig (Franchise/{{Superman}}), The Green Sparrow (ComicBook/GreenArrow), Revengers (Franchise/TheAvengers), Crisis of Infinite Mirths (ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths), The Pun-isher (ComicBook/ThePunisher), Splatman (Franchise/{{Batman}}), Jungle Jane (ComicBook/SheenaQueenOfTheJungle and Jane from Franchise/{{Tarzan}}), Mechatron (Mechanon from ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}''), Dr. Gloom (Doctor Doom). The Toon Titans (ComicBook/TeenTitans) have their headquarters in the 86th floor of the Umpire's Plate Building (Empire State Building, ''Franchise/DocSavage'').

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** Supertoon setting. Ultrapig (Franchise/{{Superman}}), The Green Sparrow (ComicBook/GreenArrow), Revengers (Franchise/TheAvengers), Crisis of Infinite Mirths (ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths), The Pun-isher (ComicBook/ThePunisher), Splatman (Franchise/{{Batman}}), Jungle Jane (ComicBook/SheenaQueenOfTheJungle and Jane from Franchise/{{Tarzan}}), Mechatron (Mechanon from ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}''), Dr. Gloom (Doctor Doom).(ComicBook/DoctorDoom). The Toon Titans (ComicBook/TeenTitans) have their headquarters in the 86th floor of the Umpire's Plate Building (Empire State Building, ''Franchise/DocSavage'').
28th Aug '16 7:03:06 PM Willbyr
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-->''"Take this item, for instance. How would it destroy us, Relicbane?"

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-->''"Take this item, for instance. How would it destroy us, Relicbane?"Relicbane?"''
28th Aug '16 7:01:42 PM Willbyr
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** The titular [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=2418 Pentagram of the Ages]] bears more than a passing resemblance to the symbol on the cover of ''[[Creator/HPLovecraft The Necronomicon]]'', which makes its flavor text blackly amusing, especially given Soldev's eventual fate.
-->''"Take this item, for instance. How would it destroy us, Relicbane?"
--->-- ''Arcum Dagsson, Soldevi Machinist''



---> ''-- Squee, goblin cabin hand''

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---> ''-- Squee, -- ''Squee, goblin cabin hand''
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