History TabletopGame / GraveRobbersFromOuterSpace

21st Feb '17 5:29:39 AM starofjusticev21
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''Grave Robbers from Outer Space'' makes fun of horror and sci-fi movies like ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' ("Grave Robbers from Outer Space" was that film's original title), ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'', ''Film/{{Carrie|1976}}'', ''Film/KillerKlownsFromOuterSpace'', The Franchise/UniversalHorror series, and ''Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''. ''Grave Robber's 2: Skippy's Revenge'' is an expansion with more horror/sci-fi. ''Grave Robbers 3: Suburban Slashers of Sunnydale Street'' is another expansion with more horror/sci-fi.

''Cannibal Pygmies in the Jungle of Doom'' makes fun of pulp-style jungle movies like ''Film/KingKong1933'', ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', ''AllanQuatermain'' and ''Franchise/{{Tarzan}}''.

''Kung Fu Samurai on Giant Robot Island'' covers Asian cinema. Mostly it's kung-fu and Hong Kong action flicks, but there's a bit of {{Kaiju}} and {{Anime}} thrown in too.

''Bell-Bottomed Badasses on the Mean Streets of Funk'' covers "70's action movies," but mostly it's ''Blacula'' and all the movies they were making fun of in ''Film/ImGonnaGitYouSucka''.

''Berserker Halflings from the Dungeon of Dragons'' spoofs swords and sorcery flicks like ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Film/HawkTheSlayer'', ''Film/{{Beastmaster}}'' and ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.

''Scurvy Musketeers of the Spanish Main'' spoofs {{Swashbuckler}} movies like ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'', ''{{Franchise/Zorro}}'', ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers'', ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' and the Creator/RayHarryhausen ''Sinbad'' movies.

''Bushwhackin' Varmint's Out of Sergio's Butte'' for Westerns.

''Silent... But Deadly Night'' covers Christmas classics like the ''[[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer Rudolph]]'' movies, ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', ''Film/AChristmasStory'' and ''Film/SantaClausConquersTheMartians''.

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\n* ''Grave Robbers from Outer Space'' makes fun of horror and sci-fi movies like ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' ("Grave Robbers from Outer Space" was that film's original title), ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'', ''Film/{{Carrie|1976}}'', ''Film/KillerKlownsFromOuterSpace'', The Franchise/UniversalHorror series, and ''Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''. ''Grave Robber's 2: Skippy's Revenge'' is an expansion with more horror/sci-fi. ''Grave Robbers 3: Suburban Slashers of Sunnydale Street'' is another expansion with more horror/sci-fi.

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''Cannibal Pygmies in the Jungle of Doom'' makes fun of pulp-style jungle movies like ''Film/KingKong1933'', ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', ''AllanQuatermain'' and ''Franchise/{{Tarzan}}''.

''Franchise/{{Tarzan}}''.
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''Kung Fu Samurai on Giant Robot Island'' covers Asian cinema. Mostly it's kung-fu and Hong Kong action flicks, but there's a bit of {{Kaiju}} and {{Anime}} thrown in too.

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''Bell-Bottomed Badasses on the Mean Streets of Funk'' covers "70's action movies," but mostly it's ''Blacula'' and all the movies they were making fun of in ''Film/ImGonnaGitYouSucka''.

''Film/ImGonnaGitYouSucka''.
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''Berserker Halflings from the Dungeon of Dragons'' spoofs swords and sorcery flicks like ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Film/HawkTheSlayer'', ''Film/{{Beastmaster}}'' and ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.

''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.
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''Scurvy Musketeers of the Spanish Main'' spoofs {{Swashbuckler}} movies like ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'', ''{{Franchise/Zorro}}'', ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers'', ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' and the Creator/RayHarryhausen ''Sinbad'' movies.

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''Bushwhackin' Varmint's Out of Sergio's Butte'' for Westerns.

Westerns.
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''Silent... But Deadly Night'' covers Christmas classics like the ''[[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer Rudolph]]'' movies, ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'', ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', ''Film/AChristmasStory'' and ''Film/SantaClausConquersTheMartians''.
21st Feb '17 5:24:10 AM starofjusticev21
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* KingIncognito: Literally the exact name of one of the characters from ''Berserker Halflings''.
20th Dec '16 5:40:55 AM starofjusticev21
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* HeroicDog: Skippy the Wonder Dog is a character in every single game. He's a Creature in a few, though.
3rd Dec '16 6:34:28 AM starofjusticev21
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* TheChiefsDaughter: Subverted in ''Cannibal Pygmies'', where there's a card by that name, but well...
--> That's either a very ugly girl or a very pretty monster.


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* KilledOffForReal: In a lot of cases a character who's been killed can be brought back by a special card. If one is killed by the title monsters in ''Cannibal Pygmies'', though, they're specifically gone forever except for one card out of any of the games.
28th Nov '16 7:55:36 PM starofjusticev21
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* AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles: ''Kung-Fu Samurai'' has a "Hentai Tentacle Monster" who has to take a female victim if he makes a successful attack.
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* CampGay: The Stereotypically Flamboyant Gay Guy from ''Bell-Bottomed Badasses''.
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A Kickstarter campaign to fund a new run of the game in 2015 sadly failed.

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A Kickstarter campaign to fund a new run of the game in 2015 sadly failed.
failed to meet its goals.
13th Oct '16 12:42:06 PM starofjusticev21
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* RedundantParody: From time to time, perhaps most obviously in the cards from ''Kung-Fu Samurai'' that are obviously taken from ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''; the "Clueless Gaijin" is clearly Jack ("Relax, it's all in the reflexes"), the "Crazy Old Wizard" is clearly Egg ("You will come out no more!"), and the "Magic Potion" is, well, Egg's magic potion.

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* RedundantParody: From time to time, perhaps most obviously in the cards from ''Kung-Fu Samurai'' that are obviously taken from ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''; the "Clueless Gaijin" is clearly Jack ("Relax, it's all in the reflexes"), the "Crazy Old Wizard" is clearly Egg ("You will come out no more!"), and the "Magic Potion" is, well, Egg's magic potion. ''Bushwhackin' Varmints'' has a Creature card that just outright is Mongo from ''Film/BlazingSaddles''.
10th Oct '16 5:23:32 AM starofjusticev21
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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: In ''Bushwhackin' Varmints''.

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: In ''Bushwhackin' Varmints''. Even provides the page image.
10th Oct '16 5:20:19 AM starofjusticev21
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A Kickstarter campaign to fund a new run of the game in 2015 sadly failed.
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