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17th Jan '16 9:48:46 PM billybobfred
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* MartialArtsAndCrafts: Encouraged. A hairdresser can do three times as much damage as a barbarian in melee combat.
** Of course, the reverse is also true -- the barbarian can potentially be three times as effective in an actual hairdressing contest as a hairdresser. And since at least technically neither cliche is ''inherently'' "more important" than the other...
* PointBuy: cliches are bought at character creation by spending points.
* RPGsEqualCombat: Subverted. Although the rules are geared towards lots and lots of combat, said combat doesn't need to equal violence. Risus combat can include repairing spaceships, playing chess, and pretty much anything else the GameMaster decides would be fun if portrayed as combat.

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* MartialArtsAndCrafts: Encouraged. A hairdresser can do three times as much damage as a barbarian in melee combat.
** Of course, the
combat. The reverse is also true ''also'' encouraged -- the barbarian can potentially be three times as effective in an actual hairdressing contest as a hairdresser. And since at least technically neither cliche is ''inherently'' "more important" than the other...
* PointBuy: cliches Cliches are bought at character creation by spending points.
* RPGsEqualCombat: Subverted. Although the rules are geared towards lots and lots of combat, said combat doesn't need to equal violence. Risus combat can include repairing spaceships, playing chess, PassiveAggressiveKombat, and pretty much anything else the GameMaster decides would be fun if portrayed as combat.
1st Mar '15 5:50:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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Risus is meant to be a more comedic roleplaying game. As Risus happens to be Latin for "laughter", [[IncrediblyLamePun this should come as no surprise to those Latin professors out there]]. However, Risus can, indeed, be used for more serious games. The rules are very simple when compared to many other number crunching [=RPGs=], such as ''DungeonsAndDragons'' and ''RuneQuest'' (the latter of which is even more rules heavy than the former).

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Risus is meant to be a more comedic roleplaying game. As Risus happens to be Latin for "laughter", [[IncrediblyLamePun this should come as no surprise to those Latin professors out there]]. However, Risus can, indeed, be used for more serious games. The rules are very simple when compared to many other number crunching [=RPGs=], such as ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and ''RuneQuest'' ''TabletopGame/RuneQuest'' (the latter of which is even more rules heavy than the former).
21st Sep '13 9:57:36 AM Kuruni
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[[ClassAndLevelSystem Classes and Skills]] have been replaced with "cliches" which are, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cliches]].[[note]]Although you may feel free to call them Tropes instead.[[/note]] Cliches are given ranks in six-sided dice (and, with optional rules, in Funky Dice) from 1 to 6 (displayed in parenthesis next to the cliche). The cliches are broad descriptions of what your character can do in a given situation. So, for instance, a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Spikey Haired Blond Wielding a]] {{BFS}} (4) would be a fine example of a character who uses his giant blade and badassery to fight the BigBad, rescue (or lose) the girl, and save the world. Suitable actions this character may take would include: dispatching enemies with his {{BFS}}, looking badass in his [[strike:costume]] [[strike:armor]] costume, and winning Big Hair contests.

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[[ClassAndLevelSystem Classes and Skills]] have been replaced with "cliches" which are, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cliches]].[[note]]Although you may feel free to call them Tropes instead.[[/note]] Cliches are given ranks in six-sided dice (and, with optional rules, in Funky Dice) from 1 to 6 (displayed in parenthesis next to the cliche). The cliches are broad descriptions of what your character can do in a given situation. So, for instance, a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Spikey Haired Blond Wielding a]] {{BFS}} (4) would be a fine example of a character who uses his giant blade and badassery to fight the BigBad, rescue (or lose) the girl, and save the world. Suitable actions this character may take would include: dispatching enemies with his {{BFS}}, looking badass in his [[strike:costume]] [[strike:armor]] costume, and winning Big Hair contests.
21st Sep '13 9:21:28 AM videogmer314
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[[ClassAndLevelSystem Classes and Skills]] have been replaced with "cliches" which are, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cliches]].[[note]]Although you may feel free to call them Tropes instead.[[/note]] Cliches are given ranks in six-sided dice (and, with optional rules, in Funky Dice) from 1 to 6 (displayed in parenthesis next to the cliche). The cliches are broad descriptions of what your character can do in a given situation. So, for instance, a [[FinalFantasy Spikey Haired Blond Wielding a]] {{BFS}} [[FinalFantasy (4)]] would be a fine example of a character who uses his giant blade and badassery to fight the BigBad, rescue (or lose) the girl, and save the world. Suitable actions this character may take would include: dispatching enemies with his {{BFS}}, looking badass in his [[strike:costume]] [[strike:armor]] costume, and winning Big Hair contests.

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[[ClassAndLevelSystem Classes and Skills]] have been replaced with "cliches" which are, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cliches]].[[note]]Although you may feel free to call them Tropes instead.[[/note]] Cliches are given ranks in six-sided dice (and, with optional rules, in Funky Dice) from 1 to 6 (displayed in parenthesis next to the cliche). The cliches are broad descriptions of what your character can do in a given situation. So, for instance, a [[FinalFantasy [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Spikey Haired Blond Wielding a]] {{BFS}} [[FinalFantasy (4)]] (4) would be a fine example of a character who uses his giant blade and badassery to fight the BigBad, rescue (or lose) the girl, and save the world. Suitable actions this character may take would include: dispatching enemies with his {{BFS}}, looking badass in his [[strike:costume]] [[strike:armor]] costume, and winning Big Hair contests.
15th Jul '13 1:33:46 AM SeptimusHeap
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[[ClassAndLevelSystem Classes and Skills]] have been replaced with "cliches" which are, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cliches]].[[hottip:*:Although you may feel free to call them Tropes instead.]] Cliches are given ranks in six-sided dice (and, with optional rules, in Funky Dice) from 1 to 6 (displayed in parenthesis next to the cliche). The cliches are broad descriptions of what your character can do in a given situation. So, for instance, a [[FinalFantasy Spikey Haired Blond Wielding a]] {{BFS}} [[FinalFantasy (4)]] would be a fine example of a character who uses his giant blade and badassery to fight the BigBad, rescue (or lose) the girl, and save the world. Suitable actions this character may take would include: dispatching enemies with his {{BFS}}, looking badass in his [[strike:costume]] [[strike:armor]] costume, and winning Big Hair contests.

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[[ClassAndLevelSystem Classes and Skills]] have been replaced with "cliches" which are, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin cliches]].[[hottip:*:Although [[note]]Although you may feel free to call them Tropes instead.]] [[/note]] Cliches are given ranks in six-sided dice (and, with optional rules, in Funky Dice) from 1 to 6 (displayed in parenthesis next to the cliche). The cliches are broad descriptions of what your character can do in a given situation. So, for instance, a [[FinalFantasy Spikey Haired Blond Wielding a]] {{BFS}} [[FinalFantasy (4)]] would be a fine example of a character who uses his giant blade and badassery to fight the BigBad, rescue (or lose) the girl, and save the world. Suitable actions this character may take would include: dispatching enemies with his {{BFS}}, looking badass in his [[strike:costume]] [[strike:armor]] costume, and winning Big Hair contests.
22nd Nov '12 8:48:51 AM Underachiever
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** Of course, the reverse is also true -- the barbarian can potentially be three times as effective in an actual hairdressing contest as a hairdresser. And since at least technically neither cliche is ''inherently'' "more important" than the other...
5th Sep '12 10:30:24 AM Xiphoniii
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* SavingChristmas: One adventure module has an... interesting variation of this. See the trope page for more.

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* SavingChristmas: One adventure module has an... interesting variation of this. See Specifically, ''A Kringle In Time'', in which the trope page for more.only way to save Christmas is [[spoiler:to kill Santa. Seven times.]]
13th Jun '12 11:30:47 PM Thomar
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* MartialArtsAndCrafts: Encouraged. Players may attack with inappropriate Cliches in combat as long as they can roleplay or describe it in a really, really, really entertaining manner. This means that a hairdresser can do three times as much damage as a barbarian in melee combat.

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* MartialArtsAndCrafts: Encouraged. Players may attack with inappropriate Cliches in combat as long as they can roleplay or describe it in a really, really, really entertaining manner. This means that a A hairdresser can do three times as much damage as a barbarian in melee combat.
13th Jun '12 11:30:24 PM Thomar
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* MartialArtsAndCrafts: Encouraged. Players may attack with inappropriate Cliches in combat as long as they can roleplay or describe it in a really, really, really entertaining manner. This means that a hairdresser can do three times as much damage as a barbarian in melee combat.
16th Jan '12 10:23:02 PM andycyca
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** The additional books are full of this
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