History Videogame / KingdomOfLoathing

27th Jun '16 10:52:15 PM foxley
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* KneelPushTrip: Some of the enemies use this as an attack. Examples include the horrible tourist family, The Sierpinski Brothers, and [[spoiler:The Avatar of Sneaky Pete]], who is so smooth, he does this to you ''by himself''.
16th Jun '16 6:08:37 PM billybobfred
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* DummiedOut: As [[http://forums.kingdomofloathing.com/vb/showthread.php?t=225516 detailed in the June 16, 2016 radio show]], each monster has a field for some kind of bonus when fighting them, unlocked by learning all three of their Monster Manuel factoids, a la ''VideoGame/BioShock'' and its research camera. However, Jick decided it was just way too much work to come up with a clever research bonus for every monster, so they've all been left blank.
11th Jun '16 11:06:33 AM billybobfred
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** If you're in an Avatar of Jarlsberg run, you can buy a Cosmic Bucket, whose only function is to give you items that grant you more skill points for the path. Amusingly, the game admits that the item was for those who wanted to jump into speed runs right away, and encourages players to take it slowly instead.

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** If you're in an Avatar of Jarlsberg run, you can buy a Cosmic Bucket, whose only function is to give you items that grant you more skill points for the path. Amusingly, the game admits that the item was for those who wanted to jump into speed runs right away, and encourages players to take it slowly instead. This premise was recycled for future special-class challenge paths, giving them the nickname of "bucket items".
11th Jun '16 11:03:31 AM billybobfred
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* InterfaceSpoiler: PlayedForLaughs. If you attempt to adventure in the basement of Spookyraven Manor before unlocking it, the error message is "You shouldn't be down here yet. [[VerbalBackspace I mean here. Wherever here is.]]" Anyone actually trying to do that probably knows about the basement from previous ascensions and merely forgot they haven't unlocked it yet this run.
6th Jun '16 7:19:52 AM DarkStorm
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** Lynnea the Scream Queen is this to Halloween.

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** Lynnea Linnea the Scream Queen is this to Halloween.



* AwesomeButImpractical: The ridiculously overelaborate ninja weapon. You have no idea how to use it, but it looks totally badass.
** Becomes practical if you're wearing the [[InspectorGadget Clockwork Apparatus]] outfit. The Apparatus has random beneficial effects that trigger on (and replace) fumbled attacks, and the ninja weapon has the highest fumble chance of any equipment (tied with the vibrating cyborg knife, which is no longer available) and also triples the chance of criticals (with the best weapons granting five times the chance). Also, it means you're a clockwork ninja, which is just ''freaking awesome.'' To throw it over the top, one of the required parts of the outfit is a clockwork ''BadassLongcoat.''

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* AwesomeButImpractical: The ridiculously overelaborate ninja weapon. You As the game says, "You have absolutely no idea how to use it, but it looks totally badass.
badass." In terms of game mechanics, it does decent damage and has a +15% chance of critical hit, but it also prevents you from using a shield and ''triples'' your chance of fumbling.
** Becomes practical if you're wearing the [[InspectorGadget Clockwork Apparatus]] outfit. The Apparatus has random beneficial effects that trigger on (and replace) fumbled attacks, and the ninja weapon has the highest fumble chance of any equipment (tied with the vibrating cyborg knife, which is no longer available) and also triples the chance of criticals (with the best weapons granting five times the chance).available). Also, it means you're a clockwork ninja, which is just ''freaking awesome.'' To throw it over the top, one of the required parts of the outfit is a clockwork ''BadassLongcoat.''



** Given the [[{{TheMatrix}} inspiration]] for The Source challenge path, it should come to little surprise that the Naughty Sorceress is replaced by [[spoiler:One Thousand Source Agents.]]

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** Given the [[{{TheMatrix}} [[Franchise/TheMatrix inspiration]] for The Source challenge path, it should come to little surprise that the Naughty Sorceress is replaced by [[spoiler:One Thousand Source Agents.]]



** "Way of the Surprising Fist" is a challenge path, where one cannot wield any weapons; gains martial skills from certain areas, and money drops are extremely cut back due to a vow of poverty. The Master of the Surprising Fist skill from this path gives a further offensive and defensive boost from fighting bare-handed, and can be permed to use outside of this path.
* BathsAreFun: The "Jar of Old Mans Psychoses" is a flashback to when he was playing with a toy boat in the bath.

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** "Way of the Surprising Fist" is a challenge path, where one cannot wield any weapons; gains martial skills from certain areas, and money drops are extremely cut back due to a vow of poverty. The Master of the Surprising Fist skill from this path gives a further offensive and defensive boost from fighting bare-handed, and can be permed to use outside of this path.
path (and can be combined with Kung-Fu Hustler to great effect).
* BathsAreFun: The "Jar of Old Mans Psychoses" is a flashback to when he was playing with a toy boat in the bath.bath, with the descriptions written as if he were on a daring naval adventure (but the images making clear that they're only bath toys).



* BeeBeeGun: The Guy Made Of Bees, from a spooooky tale, is summoned Bloody Mary style in [[BigBoosHaunt Spookyraven Manor's]] Bathroom. He has approximately the same strength as the monsters in The Naughty Sorceress' Tower, and is killed the same way with a specific item. It is [[LordBritishPostulate possible, albeit extremely difficult]], to kill him in normal combat, [[BribingYourWayToVictory Mr. Store items aside]].

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* BeeBeeGun: The Guy Made Of Bees, from a spooooky tale, is summoned Bloody Mary style in [[BigBoosHaunt Spookyraven Manor's]] Bathroom. He has approximately the same strength as the monsters in (the old version of) The Naughty Sorceress' Tower, and is killed the same way with a specific item. It is [[LordBritishPostulate possible, albeit extremely difficult]], to kill him in normal combat, [[BribingYourWayToVictory Mr. Store items aside]].



** This is becoming more difficult, as the new "Standard" ascension type limits old Items of the Month to ones released in the last two years only, and more recent Items of the Month are less "equipment or familiar that directly boosts your stats and/or does something cool" and more "weird thing that can potentially make you more powerful if you figure out exactly how to use it properly, which is a process that itself can take many turns (even if you know what to do, which is not always obvious) and may require the help of the entire playerbase to figure out."



* CompanionCube: The [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Bulky Buddy Box]] familiar, which [[CaptainObvious does nothing.]] Pet Rocks, Toothsome Rocks, and Holiday Logs are similarly inactive. The latter two's descriptions {{Lampshade}} their uselessness.

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* CompanionCube: The [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Bulky Buddy Box]] familiar, which [[CaptainObvious does nothing.]] Pet Rocks, Rocks (the original), Toothsome Rocks, and Holiday Logs are similarly inactive. The latter two's descriptions {{Lampshade}} their uselessness.



* DamageIncreasingDebuff: Deleveling an enemy will reduce their damage absorption, along with their attack power.

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Deleveling an enemy will reduce their damage absorption, along with their attack power.power.
** The effect "[[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/The_Colors... The Colors...]]" makes you take extra damage from elemental attacks.



** One of the "three archetypical elders who have shaped the Kingdom" is St. Sneaky Pete the Redundantly Sneaky.

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** One of the "three archetypical elders who have shaped the Kingdom" is St. Sneaky Pete the Redundantly Sneaky.



* EldritchLocation: Wherever you fight the bonus boss [[spoiler: Dad Sea Monkee]] is this, being a a silent room with featureless white walls. Which...are blackened. In silence; full of deafening noise.

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* EldritchLocation: Wherever you fight the bonus boss [[spoiler: Dad Sea Monkee]] is this, being a a silent room with featureless white walls. Which...are blackened. In silence; full of deafening noise.



* FantasticDrug: ''Goofballs'', which gives you a nice 20% Muscle and Moxie boost that lasts 10 adventures. It's the withdrawal debuff that gets you tho- you lose 10% of '''all''' your stats until the game considers that you have officially kicked the addiction after going around with the debuff for 30 adventures. Also, the dealer that gives you the first bottle for free [[AdamSmithHatesYourGuts subsequently increase the price of each bottle by 1000 meat with each purchase]].

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* FantasticDrug: ''Goofballs'', which gives you a nice 20% Muscle and Moxie boost that lasts 10 adventures. It's the withdrawal debuff that gets you tho- you lose 10% of '''all''' your stats until the game considers that you have officially kicked the addiction after going around with the debuff for 30 adventures. Also, the dealer that gives you the first bottle for free [[AdamSmithHatesYourGuts subsequently increase the price of each bottle by 1000 meat with each purchase]]. (Note that it used to be a 50% debuff for 100 turns, but the devs decided that was too much of a "gotcha" for new players, so substantially lowered the penalty)



** The '''O'''ptimal '''A'''scension '''F'''amiliar is a "[[StopHelpingMe helpful]]" OAF.



** One of the hit messages for "The Little Man in the Canoe" even goes as far as to ''say'' "If you know what I mean."



** One of the hit messages for "The Little Man in the Canoe" even goes as far as to ''say'' "If you know what I mean."



* ImpossibleThief: Goes hand-in-hand with ImpossibleItemDrop above. The [[VideoGameStealing Picpocket skill]] can steal some pretty ridiculous stuff, since stealable items are (usually) taken from the monster-in-question's normal drop list- For one example, there exists an enemy called a Black Adder, which drops [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Adder bladders]]. Normally, this makes sense- you're taking the bladder from an enemy you just killed. With the Picpocket skill, the PC somehow manages to [[BeyondTheImpossible steal a bladder right out of a snake]] ''[[BeyondTheImpossible while said snake is still alive]]!''
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: The ridiculously overelaborate ninja weapon. It consists of four long blades, three wooden poles, six steel chains, and an assortment of spikes. You have absolutely no idea how to use it, but it looks totally badass. 3x chance of [[CriticalFailure fumble]]. 3 handed weapon.

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* ImpossibleThief: Goes hand-in-hand with ImpossibleItemDrop above. The [[VideoGameStealing Picpocket Pickpocket skill]] can steal some pretty ridiculous stuff, since stealable items are (usually) taken from the monster-in-question's normal drop list- For one example, there exists an enemy called a Black Adder, which drops [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Adder bladders]]. Normally, this makes sense- you're taking the bladder from an enemy you just killed. With the Picpocket skill, the PC somehow manages to [[BeyondTheImpossible steal a bladder right out of a snake]] ''[[BeyondTheImpossible while said snake is still alive]]!''
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: The ridiculously overelaborate ninja weapon. It "It consists of four long blades, three wooden poles, six steel chains, and an assortment of spikes. You have absolutely no idea how to use it, but it looks totally badass. " 3x chance of [[CriticalFailure fumble]]. 3 handed weapon.



** There are also several instruments aside from accordions, including guitars ([[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Heavy_metal_thunderrr_guitarrr one of which is called an "axe"]]), drums, flutes, a rattle, a violin, a tuba, and a sitar.

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** There are also several instruments aside from accordions, including guitars ([[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Heavy_metal_thunderrr_guitarrr one of which is called an "axe"]]), drums, flutes, a rattle, a violin, a tuba, and a sitar. They're generally considered ranged weapons.
** And the Disco Bandit's Legendary Weapon is the Disco Banjo, which can be further upgraded into the Shagadelic Disco Banjo, and finally to Seeger's Unstoppable Banjo.



* MightyLumberjack: In Little Canadia, the player can encounter lumberjacks, lumberjills, and lumberjuans. The lumberjack supervisor carries ''[[OneHandedZweihander two]]'' double-sides axes.

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* MightyLumberjack: In Little Canadia, the player can encounter lumberjacks, lumberjills, and lumberjuans. The lumberjack supervisor carries ''[[OneHandedZweihander two]]'' double-sides double-sided axes.
1st Jun '16 8:48:46 AM MKcyborg
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** Given the [[{{TheMatrix}} inspiration]] for The Source challenge path, it should come to little surprise that the Naughty Sorceress is replaced by [[spoiler:One Thousand Source Agents.]]


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*** Avatar of West of Loathing: A self-plug for Asymmetric's game West of Loathing. You play one of the three classes in West of Loathing (Cow Puncher, Beanslinger, or Snake Oiler) and play through the game using skills unique to each class. In addition, you fight three tiers of three types of monsters (cows, rodeo clowns, and snakes) that provide the most benefit to their respective class.
*** [[{{TheMatrix}} The Source]]: After taking the red pill (because the blue pill is just a jellybean), the player plays through the game as normal, except stat gains from edible items are gone and monsters provide less stat points on defeat, and on occasion, digital rain will appear, warning of the appearance of a Source Agent, a powerful enemy that can only be fought with path-exclusive skills taught by not giving the Oracle spoons you can find in various locations and using the phone in Spookyraven Manor. The final boss replaces the Naughty Sorceress with [[spoiler: One Thousand Source Agents.]]
30th May '16 3:42:28 PM MKcyborg
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* GatlingGood: Granny Hackleton uses a gatling gun against you when you fight her at the end of one of the harder telegraph quests. You can also use a gatling gun by defeating her. Even better, the gun comes with a wheelchair wheel attached, so you only need one hand to use it!


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** Humorously, the clay golem, found in art class during the KOLHS run, is the only golem considered crazy by the narrator.


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* {{Handicapped Badass}}/{{Never Mess with Granny}}: Granny Hackleton, the boss of the Wagon Train Escort Wanted telegraph available through the LT&T Office and matriarch of the criminal Hackleton clan. She may be a septuagenarian in a wheelchair, but she wields a gatling gun, your familiar will not fight her, and your character won't bring themselves to hitting or using combat skills/spells on an old lady. The only way to defeat her is via passive damage or certain items, and they can be used only once per encounter.
25th May '16 2:11:33 PM Willbyr
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* DoWellButNotPerfect: The [[{{Tamagotchi}} ChibiBuddy]] "dies" if any of its stats reach 0... but also if any of them reach 10.

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* DoWellButNotPerfect: The [[{{Tamagotchi}} [[VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}} ChibiBuddy]] "dies" if any of its stats reach 0... but also if any of them reach 10.
22nd May '16 1:18:03 PM Doinkmeister
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In 2016, Asymmetric Publications [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHToU83tIdc announced]] a new game called ''West of Loathing'', set to be released in early 2017.
29th Apr '16 12:01:49 AM billybobfred
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* DoubleUnlock: Trophies. First you have to earn them, then you have to buy them. Depending on the trophy, you might ''stop'' qualifying if you wait too long.
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