History YMMV / ChickTracts

15th Jun '18 2:04:06 AM ChrisX
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* VillainSue: Chick manages to turn Satan into this by accident. How else do you describe ''Satan'' secretly running the world's largest Christian sect?
12th Jun '18 8:00:51 PM fobarimperius
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** "Dark Dungeons" is similar to the film ''Film/MazesAndMonsters'' in that it bears little resemblance to how RolePlayingGames are actually played. For example, Marcie is instantly declared dead and does not even get to make a saving throw to see if she survives. Generally, instant deaths in role-playing are reserved for important non-player characters or [[RockFallsEveryoneDies players who have angered the GM]]. She is also treated as though she "no longer exists"; it's not like she could take her character and go to ''another'' gaming group, or even have someone here pay for a resurrection! Or, y'know, ''roll up a new character'' instead of getting booted from the gaming group.

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** "Dark Dungeons" is similar to the film ''Film/MazesAndMonsters'' in that it bears little resemblance to how RolePlayingGames are actually played. For example, Marcie is instantly declared dead and does not even get to make a saving throw to see if she survives.survives or even make a new character to continue playing. Generally, instant deaths in role-playing are reserved for important non-player characters or [[RockFallsEveryoneDies players who have angered the GM]]. She is also treated as though she "no longer exists"; it's not like she could take her character and go to ''another'' gaming group, or even have someone here pay for a resurrection! Or, y'know, ''roll up a new character'' instead of getting booted from the gaming group.



** Full campaigns with large groups take quite a bit of setup, and overly large groups with over a dozen players would be incredibly complicated to balance, yet this drunken party of random teenagers set up and play a game in a matter of seconds with no confusion or difficulty.



** The Pope is depicted in more than one chick tract as a very unappealing man who is claimed to be creating mass deceit in the world.



** On a broader sense, there are times when Chick has a point, but through his use of straw men, it's hard to swallow. For example, some of his tracts can be seen as saying that you shouldn't let peer pressure influence your beliefs.

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** On a broader sense, there are times when Chick has a point, but through his use of straw men, it's hard to swallow. For example, some of his tracts can be seen as saying that you shouldn't let peer pressure influence your beliefs. There is an entire chick tract regarding an alcoholic father who uses his money for alcohol and has essentially lost respect with his daughter, who is drug to church and renounces his alcoholism. This lesson itself isn't entirely wrong as religion can help one recover from a bad habit, but like everything else one has to read several pages regarding Jesus and salvation that targets far more than just drunks.



*** The tract has become so famous that it is currently being funded as a live-action movie on kickstarter. [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/295102457/rpgs-are-evil-dark-dungeons-the-movie "Dark Dungeons: The Movie!"]] seems to be getting most of its backers from the gaming community.

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*** The tract has become so famous that it is currently being funded as a live-action movie was funded on kickstarter. [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/295102457/rpgs-are-evil-dark-dungeons-the-movie "Dark Dungeons: The Movie!"]] seems to be getting have gotten most of its backers from the gaming community.


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** Even within the plots themselves there tend to be people who seem to be unnecessarily rude and dismissive of other people for often no real reason, and come around nearly instantly after being told of God or the salvation Jesus can give, renouncing their evil ways instantly. Apparently they weren't even that bad if they just changed their attitude within seconds after they start praying.
21st May '18 7:58:29 AM Jake18
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* VillainSue: Chick manages to turn Satan into this by accident. How else do you describe ''Satan'' secretly running the world's largest Christian sect?
24th Apr '18 10:58:25 AM TheMountainKing
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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: Chick doesn't like Communism either or Nazism. [[InsaneTrollLogic He blames both on Catholicism]]. He also hates most flavors of social liberalism.

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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: Chick doesn't like Communism either or Nazism. [[InsaneTrollLogic He blames both on Catholicism]]. He also hates most flavors of social liberalism.
24th Apr '18 10:58:06 AM TheMountainKing
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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: Chick doesn't like atheistic Communism either, obviously. Or Nazism. Or most flavors of liberalism.

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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: Chick doesn't like atheistic Communism either, obviously. Or either or Nazism. Or [[InsaneTrollLogic He blames both on Catholicism]]. He also hates most flavors of social liberalism.
19th Apr '18 6:49:17 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets: Chick doesn't like atheistic Communism either, obviously. Or Nazism. Or most flavors of liberalism.
10th Feb '18 9:43:36 PM ChrisX
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** [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1080/1080_01.asp The Last Surprise]], coming from Chick Tracts, gets more hilarious when eventually the title was used as a [[{{Earworm}} catchy]] battle theme for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' where the climax battle involves [[spoiler:the protagonist summoning their equivalent of Satan to shoot the equivalent of God in the face with a bullet.]]

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** [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1080/1080_01.asp The Last Surprise]], coming from Chick Tracts, gets more hilarious when eventually the title was used as a [[{{Earworm}} catchy]] battle theme for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' where the climax battle involves [[spoiler:the protagonist summoning their equivalent of Satan to shoot the equivalent of God in the face with a bullet.]]]] Jack [[Memes/{{Persona 5}} would never see it coming]], seeing that he died shortly after the game was released in Japan and it took the next year until the game was released at his home country.
10th Feb '18 9:40:55 PM ChrisX
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** [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1080/1080_01.asp The Last Surprise]], coming from Chick Tracts, gets more hilarious when eventually the title was used as a [[{{Earworm}} catchy]] battle theme for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' where the climax battle involves [[spoiler:the protagonist summoning their equivalent of Satan to shoot the equivalent of God in the face with a bullet.]]
6th Feb '18 1:33:40 PM Krendall
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** Another one from the original print of "Dark Dungeons." The preacher encouraged the congregation to get rid of any fantasy books, specifically citing Creator/JRRTolkien and Creator/CSLewis, both of whom were Christian writers!
3rd Feb '18 4:04:57 PM woerer1
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** "Dark Dungeons" is similar to the film ''Film/MazesAndMonsters'' in that it bears little resemblance to how RolePlayingGames are actually played. For example, Marcie is instantly declared dead and does not even get to make a saving throw to see if she survives. Generally, instant deaths in role-playing are reserved for important non-player characters. She is also treated as though she "no longer exists"; it's not like she could take her character and go to ''another'' gaming group, or even have someone here pay for a resurrection! Or, y'know, ''roll up a new character'' instead of getting booted from the gaming group.

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** "Dark Dungeons" is similar to the film ''Film/MazesAndMonsters'' in that it bears little resemblance to how RolePlayingGames are actually played. For example, Marcie is instantly declared dead and does not even get to make a saving throw to see if she survives. Generally, instant deaths in role-playing are reserved for important non-player characters.characters or [[RockFallsEveryoneDies players who have angered the GM]]. She is also treated as though she "no longer exists"; it's not like she could take her character and go to ''another'' gaming group, or even have someone here pay for a resurrection! Or, y'know, ''roll up a new character'' instead of getting booted from the gaming group.
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