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All examples found in games with physical equipment, played generally on top of a table but occasionally on the floor, are here!

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* ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech'''s description for having a low "Support Weapons" skill: "Support Weapons make bigger explosions than other weapons and you think that's cool."
** Which is actually very useful description showing that low skill in a given area may include not only lack of aptitude but also limited, short-incomplete or even false perceptions. In case quoted the skill of providing tactical support is limited to knowledge of GatlingGood and MoreDakka tropes.
* The 4th Edition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' Monster Manual has an [[{{Narm}} infamously hilarious]] example where it requires a [=DC20=] Knowledge (nature) check to learn that bears ''attack with their claws''. MemeticMutation has extended similar gems of wisdom to fire ([=DC15=]: Fire is hot), water ([=DC25=]: When immersed in water, organisms with lungs cannot breathe) and bees ([=DC20=]: BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES).
** "[=DC15=]: Bears live in the woods". Well you could get it wrong, and then your characters think bears live in condos in Florida and vacation in Newfoundland.
** Given the other creatures inhabiting the typical ''Dungeons & Dragons'' world, a less educated person might be forgiven for thinking that bears attack with [[EyeBeams death rays from their eyes]]. In fact, in ''World of Synnibarr'', bears ''do'' attack with death rays from their eyes.
* The card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=73943 Duh]] from the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' joke set Unhinged invokes this trope. ''(Reminder text is any italicized text in parentheses that explains rules you already know.)''
** The card Fat Ass, which gained additional Power if you were eating, had reminder text that ''defined eating.''
* The ''WebOriginal/StarWreck'' RPG has "State the Obvious" as a special ability. Most of the time it isn't very helpful but if the rest of the group FailedASpotCheck it provides a huge bonus. Given that this is "''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'': [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: [[Recycled In SPACE THE SPACE OPERA ]]
]]" this translates to a 25% chance.
* An old roleplaying story from a ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' game has the players trying to put together a plan to defend against an impending attack by the violent Sabbat. One player, pleased with his insight, says, "If I know the Sabbat, when they come, they'll come at night." Everyone just stares at him until somebody breaks character and replies "Of course they'll come at night. They're vampires."
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