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18th Feb '17 6:47:28 PM whitelaughter
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* TakenForGranite: The touch of jade can be fatal to a Shadowlands creature; the spell Tomb of Jade, which transforms their skin into jade, is instantly so.

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* TakenForGranite: The touch of jade can be fatal to a Shadowlands creature; the spell Tomb of Jade, which transforms their skin into jade, is instantly so. The Bloodspeakers have Tomb of Earth, a similar spell that turns any non-Tainted target into stone. However the targets of both spells crumble into dust 24 hours later.
21st Oct '16 11:09:29 PM Mechamorph2
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* StopBeingStereotypical: Although players are encouraged to do so when creating their characters in the [=RPG=], the rule set subverts this by giving ''incentives'' to play towards the characteristics of your clan. Advantages and Disadvantages are cheaper/give more points for traits commonly associated with a clan mainly because everyone ''expects'' you to act in a certain way.
2nd Oct '16 5:01:47 PM ThallianGold
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* TokenEvilTeammate: While all the clans have villainous members, the Scorpion are the only clan who have them predominate and are still mostly accepted. The Spider Clan, while also evil, is barely tolerated at best.
2nd Oct '16 4:51:42 PM ThallianGold
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* LongRunners: Of the dozens, or even hundreds of [=CCGs=] that [[FollowTheLeader followed in the wake of]] ''MagicTheGathering'', only ''one'' other game from the "first generation" of [=CCGs=] is still being published alongside ''Magic'' today. Can you guess which one? [[CaptainObvious Hint: you're reading its tropes page.]]
24th Jul '16 4:31:25 AM eroock
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->''Welcome to Rokugan, where honor is a force more powerful than steel.''

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->''Welcome ->''"Welcome to Rokugan, where honor is a force more powerful than steel.''
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12th Jun '16 6:29:12 PM Idlem
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** Horribly subverted with certain enemies of [[TheCaligula Hantei XVI]], who used his power to name Fortunes to punish his enemies posthumously. This resulted in his enemies being forced to rule over such lovely domains as [[ColdBloodedTorture Torture]], [[CreepyCockroach Cockroaches]] and [[ToiletHumour Dung]] for all eternity.

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** Horribly subverted inverted with certain enemies of [[TheCaligula Hantei XVI]], who used his power to name Fortunes to punish his enemies posthumously. This resulted in his enemies being forced to rule over such lovely domains as [[ColdBloodedTorture Torture]], [[CreepyCockroach Cockroaches]] and [[ToiletHumour Dung]] for all eternity.
20th Apr '16 6:47:57 AM ienjoypaste
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* BlatantLies: The first edition supplement "The Merchant's Guide to Rokugan" is nothing but this. [[spoiler: It has about one page of discussion of economics as cover. The rest of the book is material on the Kolat.]]
17th Feb '16 11:49:07 AM morenohijazo
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* SandBridgeAtLowTide: It includes a location in Crab Clan lands called the "Tidal Landbridge" which... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is what you'd expect]]. Inevitably, it is best known for an incident in which a Crab Clan army and reinforcements from their Crane Clan rivals fought a group of Shadowlands invaders until the tide came back in [[KillEmAll with inevitable results]].
15th Jan '16 11:52:40 AM Anddrix
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* UnreliableNarrator: The First and Second Edition RPG sourcebooks were all written from the subjective, in-universe point of view of the Clan that was the primary focus of the book. This was done for flavor, and to give the GM the freedom to determine what was true and what wasn't. This approach was abandoned halfway through Second Edition when Wizards of the Coast (which had joint rights to the game at the time) [[ViewersareMorons thought this was too confusing]] for their d20 players.

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* UnreliableNarrator: The First and Second Edition RPG sourcebooks were all written from the subjective, in-universe point of view of the Clan that was the primary focus of the book. This was done for flavor, and to give the GM the freedom to determine what was true and what wasn't. This approach was abandoned halfway through Second Edition when Wizards of the Coast (which had joint rights to the game at the time) [[ViewersareMorons thought this was too confusing]] confusing for their d20 players.
13th Jan '16 12:21:19 PM TheNerfGuy
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* PurposefullyOverpowered: Many NPC Basic Schools, such as the Dark Moto school and Tsuno Ravager. They have techniques that absolutely hurt, and would make a GM cry if a player ever had access to them.

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* PurposefullyOverpowered: PurposelyOverpowered: Many NPC Basic Schools, such as the Dark Moto school and Tsuno Ravager. They have techniques that absolutely hurt, and would make a GM cry if a player ever had access to them.
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