History YMMV / ChickTracts

12th Jan '17 11:36:39 AM case
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** The notorious "Dark Dungeons" made roleplaying out to be an exciting life-or-death scenario that introduced real occultism and gave players fabulous supernatural powers that they can use to [[MindControl brainwash]] their parents into buying them stuff. More than a few roleplayers love the tract and it has been parodied and affectionately referred to in innumerable ways among the subculture.

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** The notorious "Dark Dungeons" made roleplaying out to be an exciting life-or-death scenario that introduced real occultism and gave players fabulous supernatural powers that they can use to [[MindControl brainwash]] their parents into buying them stuff. [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales More than a few roleplayers love the tract tract]] and it has been parodied and affectionately referred to in innumerable ways among the subculture.
25th Dec '16 9:28:30 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Pretty much everything. Like many religious fanatics, Chick has no interest in such boring things as facts or reality if they get in the way of a good tirade:

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* CriticalResearchFailure: Pretty much everything. Like many religious fanatics, Chick has no interest in such boring things as facts "facts" or reality "reality" if they get in the way of a good tirade:
25th Dec '16 9:28:10 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* CriticalResearchFailure: "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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* CriticalResearchFailure: Pretty much everything. Like many religious fanatics, Chick has no interest in such boring things as facts or reality if they get in the way of a good tirade:
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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.
2nd Dec '16 10:18:30 PM NewGwendy
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** [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClcHGYgUkAAMk8K.jpg This edited tract]] is commonly brought up on Tumblr.
24th Nov '16 1:22:10 PM rjd1922
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** The Grim Reaper. "Hi there!" [[FridgeBrilliance This could be completely intentional, since the personification of death in traditional Christianity is an angel of God doing His will]]

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** The Grim Reaper. "Hi there!" [[FridgeBrilliance This could be completely intentional, since the personification of death in traditional Christianity is an angel of God doing His will]] will.]]
21st Nov '16 5:22:54 AM arcada188
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** Neither he seems to have even rudimentary knowledge of Egyptian mythology.
29th Oct '16 10:01:34 AM Silverblade2
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* HarsherInHindsight: Given Chick's death on October 23, 2016, all of the afterlife scenarios can suddenly be a lot more uncomfortable to read.
24th Oct '16 5:03:48 PM Peridonyx
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* HarsherInHindsight: Given Chick's death on October 23, 2016, all of the afterlife scenarios can suddenly be a lot more uncomfortable to read.
24th Oct '16 4:59:25 PM Peridonyx
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: In [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0003/0003_01.asp "Somebody Goofed"]] as well as the "edited for black audiences" version [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1108/1108_01.asp "Oops!"]], a man named Bobby overdoses on speed and as his friends and family are gathered around, a Christian shows up to tell them all about how Bobby is burning in Hell right now. When another man shows up to stop him we're supposed to side with the Christian. Of course, whether the Christian is right or not, moments after the death of a loved one is usually not the best time to preach to people (let alone say he's suffering eternal damnation for his choices), making the other man totally justified in trying to shut him up. Less justified, but still understandable is when he [[IllKillYou physically assaults the Christian]].

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: In [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0003/0003_01.asp "Somebody Goofed"]] as well as the "edited for black audiences" version [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1108/1108_01.asp "Oops!"]], a man named Bobby overdoses on speed and as his friends and family are gathered around, a Christian shows up to tell them all about how Bobby is burning in Hell right now. When another man shows up to stop him we're supposed to side with the Christian. Of course, whether the Christian is right or not, moments after the death of a loved one is usually not the best time to preach to people (let alone say he's suffering eternal damnation for his choices), making the other man totally justified in trying to shut him up. Less justified, but still understandable is when he [[IllKillYou physically assaults the Christian]]. [[spoiler:However, given that the former is actually Satan himself in a human guise -- trying to exploit the funeral to embitter more people against God, no less -- the Christian can likewise come as across as ProperlyParanoid in retrospect.]]
19th Oct '16 11:08:56 AM Amsboethius1
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** The Grim Reaper. "Hi there!"

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** The Grim Reaper. "Hi there!"there!" [[FridgeBrilliance This could be completely intentional, since the personification of death in traditional Christianity is an angel of God doing His will]]
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