History TabletopGame / Hackmaster

1st Jul '15 5:25:30 PM EmperorNorton
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As the "fourth edition" of ''Hackmaster'' is literally a reskin of first and second edition ''TableTopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', there's a lot of "trope overlap" between the games and many of the go-to, long-running ''D&D'' tropes apply just as well here. The following is for tropes that are specific to ''Hackmaster''.
2nd Mar '15 7:24:21 PM Arivne
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* IntrinsicVow: 4th Edition ''Player's Handbook''. The spell Charm of Undying Devotion allows the caster to control the target's actions. If the caster gives an order that is against the target's nature, the target receives a new saving throw with a bonus of +1 to +4. If the saving throw succeeds the spell is neutralized.
28th Feb '15 6:52:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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This is the game played by most of the characters in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'', which is a sort of [[AffectionateParody barely-veiled parody]] of ''DungeonsAndDragons''. A few years into the magazine's life, its publisher Kenzer began to branch out into making games of its own, and licensed the rights to the first two editions of ''Advanced Dungeons & Dragons'' in order to make a real version of ''Hackmaster''.

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This is the game played by most of the characters in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'', which is a sort of [[AffectionateParody barely-veiled parody]] of ''DungeonsAndDragons''.''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. A few years into the magazine's life, its publisher Kenzer began to branch out into making games of its own, and licensed the rights to the first two editions of ''Advanced Dungeons & Dragons'' in order to make a real version of ''Hackmaster''.
20th Feb '15 8:27:31 PM Arivne
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* WeakenedByTheLight: 4th Edition's drow (AlwaysChaoticEvil elves) were based on 1st and 2nd Edition Advanced ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', but there was a difference: instead of multiple specific penalties, drow get a simple -1 penalty to all rolls in bright light (bright daylight and Light/Continual Light spells).
20th Feb '15 12:15:33 PM Arivne
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* RedEyesTakeWarning: 4th Edition ''Player's Handbook''. In the description of the almost AlwaysChaoticEvil drow it says that their eyes glow a feral red - evidence of the hatred that burns in their hearts and minds.
20th Feb '15 12:06:49 PM Arivne
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20th Feb '15 12:00:34 PM Arivne
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* TheBadGuyWins: The monsters in the cover art for most volumes and modules of the game, especially in regards to the Hacked versions of classic [=D&D=] modules. For example, ''Little Keep on the Borderlands'' depicts the [=PCs=] being annihilated by the owlbear on the inside cover.



** They're also [[TheBadGuyWins The Monsters Win]], especially in regards to the Hacked versions of classic [=D&D=] modules. For example, [[TheKeepOnTheBorderlands Little Keep on the Borderlands]] depicts the [=PCs=] being annihilated by the owlbear on the inside cover.
20th Feb '15 11:55:17 AM Arivne
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* {{Defictionalization}}: The original ''Hackmaster'' books do absolutely everything they can to indicate to a reader that they're exactly the same books that the Knights are using to play the game in the comic strip. This includes obscure rules, typographical errors, Gary Jackson's rants, and the results on the critical hit/fumble tables.
20th Feb '15 11:52:25 AM Arivne
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** In the introduction to the Player's Handbook it says "...the fact that you've chosen to pick a copy of '''[=HackMaster=]''' speaks well of you." and says of Hackmaster players, "We're not ordinary -- we're Extraordinary.''

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** In the introduction to the Player's Handbook it says "...the fact that you've chosen to pick a copy of '''[=HackMaster=]''' speaks well of you." and says of Hackmaster players, players "We're not ordinary -- we're Extraordinary.''
20th Feb '15 11:51:11 AM Arivne
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* FanFlattering: In the introduction to the 4th Edition Player's Handbook, it said of Hackmaster players, "We're not ordinary we're Extraordinary.'' The introduction to the Game Master's Guide praises the reader's "spirit, drive and determination to rise to the challenge."

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* FanFlattering: ''TabletopGame/{{Hackmaster}}'' 4th Edition
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In the introduction to the 4th Edition Player's Handbook, Handbook it said says "...the fact that you've chosen to pick a copy of '''[=HackMaster=]''' speaks well of you." and says of Hackmaster players, "We're not ordinary -- we're Extraordinary.'' ''
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The introduction to the Game Master's Guide praises the reader's "spirit, drive and determination to rise to the challenge."
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