History Trivia / DinoAttackRPG

3rd Jul '16 5:16:24 PM nombretomado
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** More of an Author Allusion, but Sam Throramebi drew comparisons between [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam Evil Ogel]] and [[Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} Makuta Teridax]], who are two of Greg Farshtey's favorite villains to write.

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** More of an Author Allusion, but Sam Throramebi drew comparisons between [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam Evil Ogel]] and [[Franchise/{{BIONICLE}} [[Toys/{{BIONICLE}} Makuta Teridax]], who are two of Greg Farshtey's favorite villains to write.



*** Take two shots if it has anything to do with Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}.

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*** Take two shots if it has anything to do with Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}.Toys/{{BIONICLE}}.



** Most people refer to the Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}[=/=][[Toys/LEGOExoForce Exo-Force]] crossover as the ''[[XMeetsY BIONICLE Meets Exo-Force RPG]]'', as a reference to the fact that it had very little to do with the rest of ''Dino Attack RPG''.[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke Note that "Dino Attack" is mentioned nowhere in "BIONICLE Meets Exo-Force RPG".]][[/note]]

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** Most people refer to the Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}[=/=][[Toys/LEGOExoForce Toys/{{BIONICLE}}[=/=][[Toys/LEGOExoForce Exo-Force]] crossover as the ''[[XMeetsY BIONICLE Meets Exo-Force RPG]]'', as a reference to the fact that it had very little to do with the rest of ''Dino Attack RPG''.[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke Note that "Dino Attack" is mentioned nowhere in "BIONICLE Meets Exo-Force RPG".]][[/note]]
21st Jun '16 6:01:14 PM PeabodySam
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** And now that the Website/{{BZPower}} Forum Archive has been taken down following a hacking incident in February 2013, the entire original ''Dino Attack RPG'' has become an extreme case of this trope.[[note]]That's 224 pages, 8924 posts, and about five and a half years of MissingEpisode.[[/note]] Fortunately, over a third of the RPG was able to be recovered by players and compiled into [[http://www.mediafire.com/download/okzo0bk9seb2odk/Dino_Attack_RPG_Archive.zip a downloadable archive]], but that leaves about two thirds of the RPG LostForever.

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** And now that the Website/{{BZPower}} Forum Archive has been taken down following a hacking incident in February 2013, the entire original ''Dino Attack RPG'' has become an extreme case of this trope.[[note]]That's 224 pages, 8924 posts, and about five and a half years of MissingEpisode.[[/note]] Fortunately, over a third of the RPG was able to be recovered by players and compiled into [[http://www.mediafire.com/download/okzo0bk9seb2odk/Dino_Attack_RPG_Archive.com/download/uu62g8o5utzamrw/Dino+Attack+RPG+Archive+v1.3.zip a downloadable archive]], but that leaves about two thirds of the RPG LostForever.
21st Jun '16 5:58:06 PM PeabodySam
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** The RPG ended on [[MayanDoomsday December 21, 2012]]. Coincidentally, ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreeze'' (the direct inspiration for ''Dino Attack RPG'') started on December 21, 2004, turning this into a case of BookEnds as well.

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** The RPG ended on [[MayanDoomsday December 21, 2012]]. Coincidentally, ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreeze'' ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'' (the direct inspiration for ''Dino Attack RPG'') started on December 21, 2004, turning this into a case of BookEnds as well.
16th Jun '16 9:20:47 AM PeabodySam
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* DearNegativeReader: An odd example, where it isn't directed at negative readers of the RPG, but rather negative readers of this TV Tropes page. [=PeabodySam=] has expressed disappointment on numerous occasions that people criticize ''Dino Attack RPG'' for its presence on this website, rather than offering any constructive criticism about the RPG itself. In response, Brikman [=McStudz=] and that guy from that show have stated that there is NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity.



* MeaningfulReleaseDate:
** The RPG ended on [[MayanDoomsday December 21, 2012]]. Coincidentally, ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreeze'' (the direct inspiration for ''Dino Attack RPG'') started on December 21, 2004, turning this into a case of BookEnds as well.
** The epilogue to ''Dino Attack in a Nutshell'' was uploaded on July 1, 2015, the 10-year anniversary of ''Dino Attack RPG''.



* NamesTheSame:
** When you say Kate Bishop are you referring to the comic book superhero, the Victorian-era actress, or the teenaged rookie in the Dino Attack Team?
** Even better, [[http://www.sarah-bishop.com/ her mother]] shares a name with a famous Australian painter.
** Barry Jackson's name was meant to be a shout-out to actor [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001608/ Barry Pepper]], but [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Jackson according to Wikipedia]], he is also an actor, several athletes in different sports, a theatre director, and a production designer.
*** Of course, to be fair, Jackson is a fairly common last name, so such coincidences are inevitable.
** Also [[http://www.alanspierce.com/attorney-profiles/alan-s-pierce.html Alan Pierce is an attorney.]]
** Despite popular belief, agent Kevin "Knuckles" Kabrinsky is ''not'' named after Knuckles the Echidna from ''SonicTheHedgehog''.
** Get this. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_Alexander Dr. Rex Alexander]] is a former college basketball coach. Now, would we say that his Name's the Same as Rex Alexander or Dr. "Rex" Alexander? [[TakeAThirdOption Or both?]]
** In some instances, there are characters in ''Dino Attack RPG'' who have the same names and analogous roles as characters in official LEGO canon, but are intended to be separate characters. For example, there's a pirate named Greybeard who was once a member of Captain Redbeard's crew, and then there's another pirate named Greybeard who was once a member of Captain Redbeard's crew... and his soccer team. There's also a diver named Dan who helped out in recovering the lost Constructopedia pages in the sea where LEGO Island once was, and then there's a diver named Dan who lives in LEGO Town.
** The name "El Paso" for the town where Clint and Angel Eyes were to meet was chosen partially at random as it seemed to have a suitable Western vibe for the environment. It turns out that is also the name of an actual city in Texas, making the connection surprisingly stronger.

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* NamesTheSame:
** When you say Kate Bishop are you referring to the comic book superhero, the Victorian-era actress, or the teenaged rookie in the Dino Attack Team?
** Even better, [[http://www.sarah-bishop.com/ her mother]] shares a name with a famous Australian painter.
** Barry Jackson's name was meant to be a shout-out to actor [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001608/ Barry Pepper]], but [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Jackson according to Wikipedia]], he is also an actor, several athletes in different sports, a theatre director, and a production designer.
*** Of course, to be fair, Jackson is a fairly common last name, so such coincidences are inevitable.
** Also [[http://www.alanspierce.com/attorney-profiles/alan-s-pierce.html Alan Pierce is an attorney.]]
** Despite popular belief, agent Kevin "Knuckles" Kabrinsky is ''not'' named after Knuckles the Echidna from ''SonicTheHedgehog''.
** Get this. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_Alexander Dr. Rex Alexander]] is a former college basketball coach. Now, would we say that his Name's the Same as Rex Alexander or Dr. "Rex" Alexander? [[TakeAThirdOption Or both?]]
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NamesTheSame: In some instances, there are characters in ''Dino Attack RPG'' who have the same names and analogous roles as characters in official LEGO canon, but are intended to be separate characters. For example, there's a pirate named Greybeard who was once a member of Captain Redbeard's crew, and then there's another pirate named Greybeard who was once a member of Captain Redbeard's crew... and his soccer team. There's also a diver named Dan who helped out in recovering the lost Constructopedia pages in the sea where LEGO Island once was, and then there's a diver named Dan who lives in LEGO Town.
** The name "El Paso" for the town where Clint and Angel Eyes were to meet was chosen partially at random as it seemed to have a suitable Western vibe for the environment. It turns out that is also the name of an actual city in Texas, making the connection surprisingly stronger.
Town.



* TooSoon: After poking humor at Engineer's (very recent) death, Zach immediately backpedaled a little and noted that his joke might have been distasteful.

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* TooSoon: After poking humor at Engineer's (very recent) death, Zach immediately backpedaled a little and noted that his joke might have been distasteful.TributeToFido: Sereve's dog Bailey is named after Sand Hawk 1's dog.



* WorkingTitle: ''Merciful Escape'' and ''First Assignment'' were written under the title "HTTYML", which stood for "[[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon How To Train Your Mutant Lizard]]".

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* WorkingTitle: WorkingTitle:
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''Merciful Escape'' and ''First Assignment'' were written under the title "HTTYML", which stood for "[[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon How To Train Your Mutant Lizard]]".Lizard]]".
** ''Dino Attack: Legacy'' previews were released under the name "Project LEGACY".
25th Apr '16 9:14:14 AM PeabodySam
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* BeamMeUpScotty: Greybeard had a brief moment of OohMeAccentsSlipping in order for his ShoutOut to Admiral Ackbar's [[MemeticMutation famous]] line from ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' to work properly. Andrewnuva199 later quoted the line as it would have normally sounded in Greybeard's [[TalkLikeAPirate Pirate Accent]] and cited it as his favorite variation of the meme.

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* BeamMeUpScotty: Greybeard had a brief moment of OohMeAccentsSlipping in order for his ShoutOut to Admiral Ackbar's [[MemeticMutation famous]] line from ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' to work properly. Andrewnuva199 [=Andrewnuva199=] later quoted the line as it would have normally sounded in Greybeard's [[TalkLikeAPirate Pirate Accent]] and cited it as his favorite variation of the meme.



** [=PeabodySam=] is not especially fond of how Talia Kaahs and Shannon Grimton were handled in the RPG and considers them some of the weakest elements of his writing, largely due to being [[SatelliteLoveInterest underdeveloped flat characters who only existed for the purpose of being love interests of other more-developed characters]]. Grimton in particular suffers from being a last-minute addition to the story, giving her very little time to develop and resulting in a very rushed RomanticPlotTumor. Kaahs, on the other hand, was introduced much earlier but was rarely given any screentime; her FishOutOfTemporalWater status was barely even touched upon, even though it could have been PlayedForDrama (much like Steve Rogers in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'') for some much-needed character development.



** Andrewnuva199 feels the "dark conciousness" character in Andrew's head was an awkward and mismanaged idea. It's slightly cringeworthy for him in regards to how he was written into the final encounter with Malestrom!Zach and Ahua, but is at least grateful he was able to wrap it up more or less smoothly there and be done with it.

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** Andrewnuva199 [=Andrewnuva199=] feels the "dark conciousness" consciousness" character in Andrew's head was an awkward and mismanaged idea. It's slightly cringeworthy for him in regards to how he was written into the final encounter with Malestrom!Zach Maelstrom!Zach and Ahua, but is at least grateful he was able to wrap it up more or less smoothly there and be done with it.



** The unnamed XERRD scientist who switched bodies with a Hybrid has been jokingly nicknamed "Gene Rick" by [=PeabodySam=] as a reference to his rather generic physical appearance in ''XERRD: For Science!'' comics. Andrewnuva199 picked up on this nickname and, in a Steam chat, referred to the scientist as such, meaning that "Gene Rick" might be on its way to AscendedFanon...

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** The unnamed XERRD scientist who switched bodies with a Hybrid has been jokingly nicknamed "Gene Rick" by [=PeabodySam=] as a reference to his rather generic physical appearance in ''XERRD: For Science!'' comics. Andrewnuva199 [=Andrewnuva199=] picked up on this nickname and, in a Steam chat, referred to the scientist as such, meaning that "Gene Rick" might be on its way to AscendedFanon...



** During the Maelstrom Temple battle, sometime after Adventure's [[TheCavalry cavalry]] arrived, Andrewnuva199 wrote about one random Dino Attack agent in the temple who had a phobia of butterflies. While making his "In the Maelstrom Temple" video, [=PeabodySam=] used the character model of Adventure to represent this butterfly-fearing agent. Andrewnuva199 decided to ThrowItIn and make it canon that Adventure was, indeed, the Dino Attack agent that was afraid of butterflies.

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** During the Maelstrom Temple battle, sometime after Adventure's [[TheCavalry cavalry]] arrived, Andrewnuva199 [=Andrewnuva199=] wrote about one random Dino Attack agent in the temple who had a phobia of butterflies. While making his "In the Maelstrom Temple" video, [=PeabodySam=] used the character model of Adventure to represent this butterfly-fearing agent. Andrewnuva199 [=Andrewnuva199=] decided to ThrowItIn and make it canon that Adventure was, indeed, the Dino Attack agent that was afraid of butterflies.



* WordOfSaintPaul: This occasionally comes into play, especially regarding {{Retcon}}s made to stories written by players who have long since left the RPG, such as Kotua in Space or The Castle Gear. For example, the suggestion that Landro was a XERRD scientist who went mad and was babbling nonsense was made by Andrewnuva199, not The Castle Gear.

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* WordOfSaintPaul: This occasionally comes into play, especially regarding {{Retcon}}s made to stories written by players who have long since left the RPG, such as Kotua in Space or The Castle Gear. For example, the suggestion that Landro was a XERRD scientist who went mad and was babbling nonsense was made by Andrewnuva199, [=Andrewnuva199=], not The Castle Gear.
15th Feb '15 1:06:24 PM PeabodySam
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** Rex's physical appearance was based upon [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam Alpha Team]] Special Agent Zed, who was [=PeabodySam=]'s Website/{{BZPower}} avatar when ''Dino Attack RPG'' was created. This was suggested by other members of the RPG during that time, who mentally linked [=PeabodySam=]'s avatar to Rex's appearance. Similarly, Frozeen's appearance was created by ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' host Victor Draven, who imagined Frozeen with Pepper Roni's head.

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** Rex's physical appearance was based upon [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam Alpha Team]] Special Agent Zed, who was [=PeabodySam=]'s Website/{{BZPower}} avatar when ''Dino Attack RPG'' was created. This was suggested by other members of the RPG during that time, who mentally linked [=PeabodySam=]'s avatar to Rex's appearance. Similarly, Frozeen's appearance was created by ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'' ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'' host Victor Draven, who imagined Frozeen with Pepper Roni's head.



* FlipFlopOfGod: In ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'', [[WordOfGod PeabodySam]] made an explicit point stating that PBB would never be killed off. A year later, PBB was killed off in ''Dino Attack RPG''.



** Numerous players nicknamed Databoard "Data". The same applied to Databoard's teammates from ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'', Subzero ("Sub") and Frozeen ("Fro"), although Subzero does not appear in ''Dino Attack RPG'' and Frozeen has never gone by "Fro" in the ''Dino Attack RPG''.

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** Numerous players nicknamed Databoard "Data". The same applied to Databoard's teammates from ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG'', ''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG'', Subzero ("Sub") and Frozeen ("Fro"), although Subzero does not appear in ''Dino Attack RPG'' and Frozeen has never gone by "Fro" in the ''Dino Attack RPG''.



* WriteWhoYouKnow: This was the primary reasoning behind [=PeabodySam=]'s decision to write Frozeen as having difficulties with social interactions due to Asperger's syndrome, rather than trying to out Frozeen as homosexual, to explain why Frozeen never had a girlfriend in ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG''.

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: This was the primary reasoning behind [=PeabodySam=]'s decision to write Frozeen as having difficulties with social interactions due to Asperger's syndrome, rather than trying to out Frozeen as homosexual, to explain why Frozeen never had a girlfriend in ''Alpha Team: Mission Deep Freeze RPG''.''Roleplay/AlphaTeamMissionDeepFreezeRPG''.
25th Nov '14 2:38:11 PM PeabodySam
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** Kotua In Space literally disappeared off the face of the internet after 2007. While Kotua is not confirmed to be dead, it is a little suspicious that his cameo appearance during the final battle was a variation of BewareOfHitchhikingGhosts...

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** Kotua In Space literally disappeared off the face of the internet left Website/{{BZPower}} and most LEGO-related sites after 2007. While his character Kotua is not confirmed to be dead, it is a little suspicious that his cameo appearance during the final battle was a variation of BewareOfHitchhikingGhosts...



** Most players who left the RPG also tended to disappear from Website/{{BZPower}} around the same time, and as a result they are all difficult to track down and can be considered reclusive artists, especially due to the anonymous nature of [=BZPower=] usernames. There are exceptions, such as Chronicler of Ko-Koro and Canama, who are still active in the online LEGO community. However, by far the most infamous example of this in ''Dino Attack RPG'' would be Kotua in Space, who not only disappeared from [=BZPower=] but also Brickshelf, [=MOCpages=], and many other websites all at the same time in late 2007 and has not been heard from since.

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** Most players who left the RPG also tended to disappear from Website/{{BZPower}} around the same time, and as a result they are all difficult to track down and can be considered reclusive artists, especially due to the anonymous nature of [=BZPower=] usernames. There are exceptions, such as Chronicler of Ko-Koro and Canama, who are still active in the online LEGO community. However, by far the most infamous example of this in ''Dino Attack RPG'' would be Kotua in Space, who not only disappeared from [=BZPower=] but also Brickshelf, [=MOCpages=], and many other websites all at the same time in late 2007 and has not been heard from since.so he could focus on schoolwork.
25th Oct '14 7:55:47 AM PeabodySam
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* WorkingTitle: ''Merciful Escape'' and ''First Assignment'' were written under the title "HTTYML", which stood for "[[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon How To Train Your Mutant Lizard]]".
25th Oct '14 7:50:37 AM PeabodySam
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* DevelopmentHell: ''HTTYML'' is supposed to be two parts, the first part covering Rex's earliest memories and the second part covering Rex's first Dino Attack mission. It's been over a year and a half since the first part was released and yet no update on the status of the second part.



** Some of [=PeabodySam=]'s original ideas for the end of the FinalBattle, namely the main characters fighting their way through a Mutant Dino-infested Mercy Hospital to reach evacuation on the rooftop, was adapted into the first part of ''HTTYML'' when the idea was left on the cutting room floor.

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** Some of [=PeabodySam=]'s original ideas for the end of the FinalBattle, namely the main characters fighting their way through a Mutant Dino-infested Mercy Hospital to reach evacuation on the rooftop, was adapted into the first part of ''HTTYML'' ''Merciful Escape'' when the idea was left on the cutting room floor.


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** When ''Merciful Escape'' was written in early 2011, a second part was promised. It took over three and a half years, but ''First Assignment'' was finally finished in late 2014.
23rd Aug '14 8:26:46 AM PeabodySam
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** And now that the Website/{{BZPower}} Forum Archive has been taken down following a hacking incident in February 2013, the entire original ''Dino Attack RPG'' has become an extreme case of this trope.[[note]]That's 224 pages, 8924 posts, and about five and a half years of MissingEpisode.[[/note]] Fortunately, about 41% of the RPG was able to be recovered by players and compiled into [[http://www.mediafire.com/download/okzo0bk9seb2odk/Dino_Attack_RPG_Archive.zip a downloadable archive]], but that leaves about 53%, over half of the RPG, LostForever.

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** And now that the Website/{{BZPower}} Forum Archive has been taken down following a hacking incident in February 2013, the entire original ''Dino Attack RPG'' has become an extreme case of this trope.[[note]]That's 224 pages, 8924 posts, and about five and a half years of MissingEpisode.[[/note]] Fortunately, about 41% over a third of the RPG was able to be recovered by players and compiled into [[http://www.mediafire.com/download/okzo0bk9seb2odk/Dino_Attack_RPG_Archive.zip a downloadable archive]], but that leaves about 53%, over half two thirds of the RPG, RPG LostForever.
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