History Webcomic / TheWayOfTheMetagamer

3rd Jul '16 2:01:24 AM Morgenthaler
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Originally envisioned as a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' tutorial, in somewhat-humourous-webcomic form, the comic developed a plot involving attempts to prevent [[EldritchAbomination evil from beyond the universe]] from entering said universe through playing ''Dungeons & Dragons''. This works as follows: playing ''Dungeons & Dragons'' strengthens a [[SomeKindOfForceField defensive]] [[DeflectorShields barrier]] around the universe. Since it's popular among [[MostTropersAreYoungNerds young nerds]], it gets played a ''lot'' by said young nerds, helping to protect the universe. However, some evil, already within the universe, utilises spells from [=DnD=] to create [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks DnD Fourth Edition]], which weakens and destroys the barrier. In response, [[TheObiWan Gary Gygax]] creates the "Book of [=DnD=]", a [[MacGuffin magical artifact]] with the power to fight back against Fourth Edition. Unfortunately, the evil, discovering the Book, attempts to obtain it for unlimited power. Gary retaliates by sealing all the magical power within the Book, but ends up [[SealedEvilInACan sealing the evil in with it]]. ''And'' the raw magical energy kills him. The plot got pretty complicated, huh?

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Originally envisioned as a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' tutorial, in somewhat-humourous-webcomic form, the comic developed a plot involving attempts to prevent [[EldritchAbomination evil from beyond the universe]] from entering said universe through playing ''Dungeons & Dragons''. This works as follows: playing ''Dungeons & Dragons'' strengthens a [[SomeKindOfForceField defensive]] [[DeflectorShields barrier]] around the universe. Since it's popular among [[MostTropersAreYoungNerds young nerds]], it gets played a ''lot'' by said young nerds, helping to protect the universe. However, some evil, already within the universe, utilises spells from [=DnD=] to create [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks DnD Fourth Edition]], which weakens and destroys the barrier. In response, [[TheObiWan Gary Gygax]] Gygax creates the "Book of [=DnD=]", a [[MacGuffin magical artifact]] with the power to fight back against Fourth Edition. Unfortunately, the evil, discovering the Book, attempts to obtain it for unlimited power. Gary retaliates by sealing all the magical power within the Book, but ends up [[SealedEvilInACan sealing the evil in with it]]. ''And'' the raw magical energy kills him. The plot got pretty complicated, huh?
28th Jan '16 6:29:47 PM nombretomado
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** [[http://wayofthemetagamer.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/18723 Also,]] [[SuperSmashBros Falcon]] [[MemeticMutation PUNCH!]]

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** [[http://wayofthemetagamer.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/18723 Also,]] [[SuperSmashBros [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Falcon]] [[MemeticMutation PUNCH!]]
1st Sep '15 9:28:40 PM nombretomado
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* FakeCrossover: With MysteryScienceTheater3000.

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* FakeCrossover: With MysteryScienceTheater3000.Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000.
30th Aug '15 6:40:03 PM nombretomado
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Unfortunately for the future of the universe, the Book of [=DnD=] ends up being sold on eBay - purchased by a main character by the name of Bob. As soon as Bob reads the Book, he is [[TrappedInTVLand transported inside it]], to discover the Book contains a fully-running game of [=DnD=]. He then [[NoFourthWall gets fed up with the comic, and decides to leave.]] However, he finds he can't, and soon meets his friend Fred and a resident named Jane. They go to a town, and then to a castle, where they meet, believe it or not, JustForFun/TropeTan and defeat CaptainObvious. And with the help of {{Plot Hole}}s, they get to the [[MST3K Satellite of Love]] where time travel happens and that's when it gets sort of complicated.

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Unfortunately for the future of the universe, the Book of [=DnD=] ends up being sold on eBay - purchased by a main character by the name of Bob. As soon as Bob reads the Book, he is [[TrappedInTVLand transported inside it]], to discover the Book contains a fully-running game of [=DnD=]. He then [[NoFourthWall gets fed up with the comic, and decides to leave.]] However, he finds he can't, and soon meets his friend Fred and a resident named Jane. They go to a town, and then to a castle, where they meet, believe it or not, JustForFun/TropeTan and defeat CaptainObvious. And with the help of {{Plot Hole}}s, they get to the [[MST3K [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Satellite of Love]] where time travel happens and that's when it gets sort of complicated.



* EnhanceButton: [[MST3K Joel Robinson]] invents a justified one [[http://wayofthemetagamer.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/41384 here]].

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* EnhanceButton: [[MST3K [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel Robinson]] invents a justified one [[http://wayofthemetagamer.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/41384 here]].



* MST3KMantra: In-Universe. Specifically cited [[http://wayofthemetagamer.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/34423 here]]. Appears once more during the MST3K crossover.

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* MST3KMantra: In-Universe. Specifically cited [[http://wayofthemetagamer.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/34423 here]]. Appears once more during the MST3K [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] crossover.



* {{Technobabble}}: Technobabble Box™. Technobabble has been provided by nearly everybody: the Author, Trope-tan, [[MST3K Joel]]...

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* {{Technobabble}}: Technobabble Box™. Technobabble has been provided by nearly everybody: the Author, Trope-tan, [[MST3K [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel]]...
23rd Mar '15 3:17:27 PM nombretomado
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* EvilLaugh: Lampshaded (also a {{Firefly}} ShoutOut) [[http://wayofthemetagamer.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/20968 by Captain Obvious]].

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* EvilLaugh: Lampshaded (also a {{Firefly}} {{Series/Firefly}} ShoutOut) [[http://wayofthemetagamer.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/20968 by Captain Obvious]].



* OhMyGods: [[{{Firefly}} "Gorramit"]] and "Oh my [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]]".

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* OhMyGods: [[{{Firefly}} [[{{Series/Firefly}} "Gorramit"]] and "Oh my [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]]".
2nd Mar '15 7:14:52 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AuthorFilibuster: Ranting about DungeonsAndDragons Fourth Edition.

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* AuthorFilibuster: Ranting about DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' Fourth Edition.



* MagicalComputer: The [=DnD=] within the Book actually runs on an "XLPQ-732 Dungeon Master" - a computer powerful enough to run DungeonsAndDragons fully. Although it does have the occasional BSOD.

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* MagicalComputer: The [=DnD=] within the Book actually runs on an "XLPQ-732 Dungeon Master" - a computer powerful enough to run DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' fully. Although it does have the occasional BSOD.
12th Dec '14 4:58:29 AM Viira
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* ShoutOut: To {{Metroid}}, AceAttorney, GearsOfWar and more.

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* ShoutOut: To {{Metroid}}, AceAttorney, Franchise/AceAttorney, GearsOfWar and more.
25th May '14 3:28:40 PM Discar
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* OhMyGods: [[{{Firefly}} "Gorramit"]] and "Oh my [[HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]]".

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* OhMyGods: [[{{Firefly}} "Gorramit"]] and "Oh my [[HaruhiSuzumiya [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]]".
26th Jan '14 12:05:05 AM sjesp
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25th Jan '14 11:35:22 PM nombretomado
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* SpiritAdvisor: GaryGygax.

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* SpiritAdvisor: GaryGygax.Creator/GaryGygax.
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