History TabletopGame / TeenagersFromOuterSpace

16th Mar '18 9:51:02 PM FordPrefect
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** SuperIntelligence: Probably the only [[StockSuperpowers Stock Superpower]] that PunyEarthlings allowed to access because of it's mundane and unimpressive nature when compared to the rest of StockSuperpowers
* WorldOfHam: downright encouraged in the game's rules. "Great Moments In Overacting" are specifically mentioned
--> "Something underwater on an alien planet has just grabbed your foot. If you aren't screaming like a cat dipped in Nair, you aren't grasping the seriousness of the situation"

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** SuperIntelligence: Probably the only [[StockSuperpowers Stock Superpower]] that PunyEarthlings are allowed to access because of it's its mundane and unimpressive nature when compared to the rest of StockSuperpowers
the StockSuperpowers.
* WorldOfHam: downright encouraged in the game's rules. "Great Moments In Overacting" are specifically mentioned
mentioned.
--> "Something underwater on an alien planet has just grabbed your foot. If you aren't screaming like a cat dipped in Nair, you aren't grasping the seriousness of the situation"situation."
16th Mar '18 9:47:53 PM FordPrefect
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* GenderBender: the Boy/Girl Gun and teh ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''-inspired power "Boy/Girl/Boy" in the 3rd edition.
* GodGuise and SufficientlyAdvancedAlien - subverted. The assorted aliens have strange and mysterious powers which generally put them into superhuman territory. Sure the humans get stuff like "rich", "smart", typical high school social survival traits, but how do you hold out against an alien "jock" who can bench a tank? Oh wait... humans also get the Human Fake Out. Since the aliens consider Earth to be the Coolest Place in the Universe, most of them will believe practically ''anything'' a human says. Which makes encounters with the GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe [[HilarityEnsues very interesting]] when you explain that going to second base is a common human greeting among good friends on their own....

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* GenderBender: the Boy/Girl Gun and teh the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''-inspired power "Boy/Girl/Boy" in the 3rd edition.
* GodGuise and SufficientlyAdvancedAlien - subverted. The assorted aliens have strange and mysterious powers which generally put them into superhuman territory. Sure Sure, the humans get stuff like "rich", "smart", typical high school social survival traits, but how do you hold out against an alien "jock" who can bench a tank? Oh wait... humans also get the Human Fake Out. Since the aliens consider Earth to be the Coolest Place in the Universe, most of them will believe practically ''anything'' a human says. Which makes encounters with the GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe [[HilarityEnsues very interesting]] when you explain that going to second base is a common human greeting among good friends on their own....
21st Nov '17 7:30:10 PM starofjusticev21
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** "TFOS Does Winterfest" introduced an idea they called "Out of Control Power" where some external stimulus switches on one of the player's abilities, and one of the examples was [[Manga/Ranma1/2 being hit with cold water]]. Maybe a coincidence, but considering whose work inspired this game in the first place...

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** "TFOS Does Winterfest" introduced an idea they called "Out of Control Power" where some external stimulus switches on one of the player's abilities, and one of the examples was [[Manga/Ranma1/2 [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf being hit with cold water]]. Maybe a coincidence, but considering whose work inspired this game in the first place...
21st Nov '17 7:26:21 PM starofjusticev21
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** "TFOS Does Winterfest" introduced an idea they called "Out of Control Power" where some external stimulus switches on one of the player's abilities, and one of the examples was [[Manga/Ranma1/2 being hit with cold water]]. Maybe a coincidence, but considering whose work inspired this game in the first place...
18th Oct '17 10:34:34 AM ScrewySqrl
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* SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism - The various alien races are given a rough sorting based on how closely they resemble a human form. Near Humans are perfect examples of HumanAliens and the GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe. Not Very Near Humans are defined by having a roughly humanoid form and nature: RubberForeheadAliens, {{Intelligent Gerbil}}s, PettingZooPeople, LittleGreenMen and TheGreys. Real Weirdies are anything else; StarfishAliens are most common examples, with InsectoidAliens also possible, but theoretically a Real Weirdy could also be an EldritchAbomination or even from a race of EnergyBeings.

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* SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism - The various alien races are given a rough sorting based on how closely they resemble a human form.form (and how likely they are to send scientists scurrying to the nearest bomb shelter). Near Humans are perfect examples of HumanAliens and the GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe. Not Very Near Humans are defined by having a roughly humanoid form and nature: RubberForeheadAliens, {{Intelligent Gerbil}}s, PettingZooPeople, LittleGreenMen and TheGreys. Real Weirdies are anything else; StarfishAliens are most common examples, with InsectoidAliens also possible, but theoretically a Real Weirdy could also be an EldritchAbomination or even from a race of EnergyBeings.
27th Jul '16 1:05:12 PM Willbyr
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* CaptainErsatz - Rami is ''totally'' [[UruseiYatsura Lum]] in a cat girl's body. Lum's body... that's the girl in the illustration on page 7.

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* CaptainErsatz - Rami is ''totally'' [[UruseiYatsura [[Manga/UruseiYatsura Lum]] in a cat girl's body. Lum's body... that's the girl in the illustration on page 7.



* ShoutOut - Many to ''UruseiYatsura'', among others. The first two things on the alien powers list are flight and shooting lightning, even.

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* ShoutOut - Many to ''UruseiYatsura'', ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', among others. The first two things on the alien powers list are flight and shooting lightning, even.
20th Aug '15 10:12:43 AM Willbyr
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* GenderBender: the Boy/Girl Gun and teh {{Ranma}}-inspired power "Boy/Girl/Boy" in the 3rd edition.

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* GenderBender: the Boy/Girl Gun and teh {{Ranma}}-inspired ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''-inspired power "Boy/Girl/Boy" in the 3rd edition.
25th Apr '15 9:58:34 PM KingAdrock
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* [[CantHaveSexEver Can't Have Sex Ever]] - It's a rule. If two characters ''try'' to have sex, a hilarious interruption '''must''' ensue.

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* [[CantHaveSexEver Can't Have Sex Ever]] - It's a rule. If two characters ''try'' to have sex, a hilarious interruption '''must''' ensue. [[WordOfGod The author]] explains this is due to [[RuleOfFunny Rule of Funny]].
22nd Apr '15 11:48:58 AM ScrewySqrl
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* EasySexChange: The Boy/Girl Gun and Boy/Girl/Boy power
28th Jan '15 12:51:14 PM StFan
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** This was a fan-made expansion that gave some more "bizarro" powers to humans, to all [=GMs=] to add elements of series like old Mecha animes, {{Ranma One Half}} and {{Project A-Ko}} to their campaigns. These included powers like Girl/Guy/Girl Trigger (contact with a specific stimulus caused the character to be affected as though hit by a Boy/Girl Gun, a {{Genderbender}} {{Transformation Ray}}), Own a Big Mecha (the character has a piloted robot or super battlesuit made by one of their relatives- which meant they'd get ticked if it got damage) and a human version of the [[OneWingedAngel Monster Out]] power.

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** This was a fan-made expansion that gave some more "bizarro" powers to humans, to all [=GMs=] to add elements of series like old Mecha animes, {{Ranma One Half}} ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' and {{Project A-Ko}} ''Anime/ProjectAKo'' to their campaigns. These included powers like Girl/Guy/Girl Trigger (contact with a specific stimulus caused the character to be affected as though hit by a Boy/Girl Gun, a {{Genderbender}} {{Transformation Ray}}), TransformationRay), Own a Big Mecha (the character has a piloted robot or super battlesuit made by one of their relatives- which meant they'd get ticked if it got damage) and a human version of the [[OneWingedAngel Monster Out]] power.
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