History TabletopGame / JAGSWonderland

11th Jun '16 8:05:56 AM Leliel
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* ForTheEvulz: The Army of No was meant to ''punish'' humanity, not just destroy it. Which means their Caretaker sponsors gave them a sense of humor that is best described as [[EvilIsPetty maliciously petty]]. Such as specialized devices for destroying [=iPods=] (so they can remove the music that gives you joy), and television bugs that force the most grating, annoying ads through your media devices (so they can laugh at your frustration). It's even part of their official SOP for keeping the troops entertained.
11th Jun '16 8:00:35 AM Leliel
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** The Field Martians of the Army of No, too. They actually don't claim to be from anywhere but Earth (the name is a reference to the [[WarGod god known also as Ares]]), but they are indeed green, [[MarsNeedsWomen and they are lustful]].
12th May '16 1:29:39 AM justanid
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22nd Jul '15 2:24:31 PM LahmacunKebab
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* LovecraftianSuperpower: Like Alice, you may get a serpent's neck and loose sight of your feet. Or other things . . .[[spoiler:Unlike most examples, however, the Twists are not due to corruption of yourself, but exposure to Wonderland allowing you to manifest [[PersonalityPowers bits of your subconscious]] as mutations. They're actually vital to fighting the Wild Things, and they're quite temporary.]]

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* LovecraftianSuperpower: Like Alice, you may get a serpent's neck and loose sight of your feet. Or other things . . .things... [[spoiler:Unlike most examples, however, the Twists are not due to corruption of yourself, but exposure to Wonderland allowing you to manifest [[PersonalityPowers bits of your subconscious]] as mutations. They're actually vital to fighting the Wild Things, and they're quite temporary.]]



* PersonalityPowers: If you end up falling DownTheRabbitHole, you tend to walk away from the experience with powers that shape themselves to your personality and traumas. Getting the attention of the Caretakers can have this effect as well, but their rather warped perspective tends to make their alterations...[[BodyHorror unusual.]]

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* PersonalityPowers: If you end up falling DownTheRabbitHole, you tend to walk away from the experience with powers that shape themselves to your personality and traumas. Getting the attention of the Caretakers can have this effect as well, but their rather warped perspective tends to make their alterations... [[BodyHorror unusual.]]
22nd Jul '15 2:23:22 PM LahmacunKebab
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* ForTheLulz: The Cheshire Cat will do anything for his amusement, never let things settle down if he can “turn the heat up”. He can be helpful, but his help usually send you from frying pan into the flame.

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* ForTheLulz: The Cheshire Cat will do anything for his amusement, never let things settle down if he can “turn the heat up”. He can be helpful, but his help usually send sends you from frying pan into the flame.
30th Jun '15 1:29:33 PM ShamusAran
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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Inverted. By enforcing the notion that anything you see during an episode is [[AllJustADream absolutely one hundred percent not real,]] Underground support groups can slow or even halt the progress of infection. They believe themselves to be blunt realists who are DoingInTheWizard by refusing to embrace delusion; this belies the fact that Wonderland is [[DoingInTheScientist indeed very much real.]] Due to Infection originating from seeing and believing in an Impossible Thing, seeing and ''not'' believing weakens it. If it were possible to totally "unbelieve" in Wonderland, an infectee could be cured instantly.
** Ironically, this method is effective only as long as the support groups don't realize ''why'' it's effective -- If it were explained to them, they would know for a fact that Wonderland is real, and would be unable to disbelieve. And on it goes...
29th Jun '15 9:28:05 PM ShamusAran
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* BodyHorror: A common element, and frequent component of becoming Twisted. Upon entering Wonderland, people who feel powerless in life may become NoodlePeople. Gamblers and risk-takers may gain a prehensile neck. People who suffer from some form of self-loathing may be run through with metal blades and barbs. The list goes on.
27th Jun '15 3:42:12 PM ShamusAran
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* ShoutOut: Watching ''Music/{{TheWall}}'' is specifically noted as a good way for an infected individual to slip down a few levels.
17th Feb '15 1:49:12 AM ninjacrat
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[[spoiler: They really, really [[CassandraTruth should.]]]]

[[spoiler:In reality, CPD is not a mental illness.]] In reality, there are seven lower [[LayeredWorld layers of reality (called "Chessboards" individually and "Wonderland" collectively by those who know about them) beneath the one we inhabit]], and once in a while someone [[DownTheRabbitHole accidentally falls through the cracks]] becoming Infected (or ''Unsane'', because [[spoiler: they are not losing hold of reality, '''reality''' is losing hold of '''them''']]), and periodically being returned to Wonderland against their will. While on one of the lower chessboards, they throw a [[ADarkerMe ''Reflection'' (an irrational copy of themselves) up onto our world]] (''Chessboard Zero'') that tries to imitate their actions on the lower levels to the best of its ability. If it can't copy them, it freaks '''out''' (''Dissassociation''). Worse yet, once one finally makes it back up to reality (usually taking a few hours and finding their Reflection has done something embarrassing or illegal) the native creatures of Wonderland can follow them back up (''Notice''). While in Wonderland, one can be mutated (''Twisted'' or ''Damaged''). Most people who are Infected die or vanish into thin air within a year.

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[[spoiler: They really, really [[CassandraTruth should.]]]]

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reality, CPD is not a mental illness.]] illness. In reality, there are seven lower [[LayeredWorld layers of reality (called "Chessboards" individually and "Wonderland" collectively by those who know about them) beneath the one we inhabit]], and once in a while someone [[DownTheRabbitHole accidentally falls through the cracks]] becoming Infected (or ''Unsane'', because [[spoiler: they are not losing hold of reality, '''reality''' is losing hold of '''them''']]), '''them'''), and periodically being returned to Wonderland against their will. While on one of the lower chessboards, they throw a [[ADarkerMe ''Reflection'' (an irrational copy of themselves) up onto our world]] (''Chessboard Zero'') that tries to imitate their actions on the lower levels to the best of its ability. If it can't copy them, it freaks '''out''' (''Dissassociation''). Worse yet, once one finally makes it back up to reality (usually taking a few hours and finding their Reflection has done something embarrassing or illegal) the native creatures of Wonderland can follow them back up (''Notice''). While in Wonderland, one can be mutated (''Twisted'' or ''Damaged''). Most people who are Infected die or vanish into thin air within a year.



[[spoiler:What they don't know is the very lowest level, full of machines that keep the other levels working, could render them [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence obsolete if humans ever understood what the machines were for.]] Which they will. Soon.]]

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[[spoiler:What What they don't know is the very lowest level, full of machines that keep the other levels working, could render them [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence obsolete if humans ever understood what the machines were for.]] Which they will. Soon.]]
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* [[spoiler: AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: What will happen to humanity once (''not if, once'') they deactivate the Department of Works, the universe sized machine in Chessboard Seven that keeps reality going.]]

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* [[spoiler: AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: What will happen to humanity once (''not if, once'') they deactivate the Department of Works, the universe sized machine in Chessboard Seven that keeps reality going.]]



* [[spoiler:BrainInAJar: One of the formerly-human heads of Project Pagan. It's getting impatient with Pagan's slow progress, and is contemplating just wiping the unconverted mass of humanity out with nuclear weapons.]]

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* [[spoiler:BrainInAJar: One BrainInAJar: [[spoiler:One of the formerly-human heads of Project Pagan. It's getting impatient with Pagan's slow progress, and is contemplating just wiping the unconverted mass of humanity out with nuclear weapons.]]



* [[spoiler:TheGreys]]: [[spoiler:The result of Project Pagan's attempts to turn humanity into Rational Actors.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheGreys]]: TheGreys: [[spoiler:The result of Project Pagan's attempts to turn humanity into Rational Actors.]]



* [[spoiler:LittleGreenMen]]: [[spoiler:The original "aliens" produced by Project Pagan. Very few humans were intelligent or megalomaniacal enough to be converted, thus the focus was shifted to turning people into TheGreys.]]

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* [[spoiler:LittleGreenMen]]: LittleGreenMen: [[spoiler:The original "aliens" produced by Project Pagan. Very few humans were intelligent or megalomaniacal enough to be converted, thus the focus was shifted to turning people into TheGreys.]]



* [[spoiler:NiceJobFixingItVillain]]: At some point in the distant past, the Caretakers managed to damage the machines. This caused the breaching between Chessboard Zero and lower layers. [[spoiler:Unknown to them, it all went according to the Department of Works's plan. Now it's only a matter of time before humans discover the machines.]]

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* [[spoiler:NiceJobFixingItVillain]]: NiceJobFixingItVillain: At some point in the distant past, the Caretakers managed to damage the machines. This caused the breaching between Chessboard Zero and lower layers. [[spoiler:Unknown to them, it all went according to the Department of Works's plan. Now it's only a matter of time before humans discover the machines.]]



* [[spoiler: ScaryDogmaticAliens: Subverted by the fact that they're humans.]]



* WorldOfPun: Wonderland seems to run on puns almost as much as it does the RuleOfDrama. General Ledger of the Army of No constantly demands '''more reports!''', the Army itself has long divisions instead of regular divisions and field martians (who aren't from Mars), [[spoiler:the Liebrarian]] presides over a library filled with untruth, [[spoiler:the Typeist]] is constantly infuriated by humanity's inability to stick to her categories...

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* WorldOfPun: Wonderland seems to run on puns almost as much as it does the RuleOfDrama. General Ledger of the Army of No constantly demands '''more reports!''', the Army itself has long divisions instead of regular divisions and field martians (who aren't from Mars), [[spoiler:the Liebrarian]] the Liebrarian presides over a library filled with untruth, [[spoiler:the Typeist]] the Typeist is constantly infuriated by humanity's inability to stick to her categories...
29th Jun '14 2:13:28 PM asetdgffc
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