The NoodleIncident is an important part of tabletop RPG design, giving the gamemaster ways to use his own ideas without going against canon.
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'':
** Some adventures explicitly invoke this trope. For example, ''Canyon O'Doom'' includes a scene where the characters discover a deserted town and a frightening suicide note. The adventure notes state that there is no actual resolution to the scene, that not everything in the Weird West makes sense, and that sometimes the unknown is the scariest thing of all.
** The town of Gomorra was extensively featured in the ''Deadlands: Doomtown'' spinoff game, but the IP for the game transferred from Pinnacle Entertainment Group to AEG, making anything to do with the town a copyright gray area. Pinnacle made no mention of the town for many years, making it seem to just disappear. ''The 1880 Smith & Robbards Catalog'' talks briefly about "The Gomorra Incident" where the town blew up in a firey mess. Hardly any details are given, [[RealitySubtext and there probably won't ever be a solid explanation]].
* During the second ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' and ''WebComic/PvP''[='=]s joint ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 4th edition podcast, the motive for ''WebOriginal/AcquisitionsIncorporated'' is recovering from "the Winterspire Incident." All we are told by the DM is that "it was pretty bad."
* In ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'', you'll find this gem. "Changelings tend to avoid giving Freeholds too-obvious names derived from myth, ever since the disaster that befell the 17th-century legendary freehold of New Lyonesse." There's a hint if you study Arthurian legend. Lyonesse is the home country of Tristan. In later versions of the story, it's said to have sunken beneath the sea...
* ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'' has a few, up to and including the reanimation of Pythagoras.
* The 3.5 edition ''DungeonsAndDragons'' sourcebook the Player's Handbook 2 includes a sample quote in the Bard character archetype section: "This reminds me of the time Prince Voltred tried to enter his falcon in the archery contest. Funny thing about that..."
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' Dunkelzahn's Will contains approximately 20% various noodle incidents the dragon has seen fit to clean up after following his death.
-->To Alamais, I leave the fruitcake we have exchanged every Christmas since 2020. Unlike you, Iím really dead.
* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' has the origin of Vampires as a permanent mystery, as opposed to [[VampireTheMasquerade its predecessor]], which explicitly links vampires to Cain of the Bible.
* The exact nature of The Mourning in ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' and its causes is also a permanent mystery.
* Then there's [[http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?537535-Weird-out-of-context-quotes-from-games this]] rpgnet thread, which contains more than a hundred. At present, the first post contains the phrase "In case of vampire attack, all my underwear goes to the man with the strongest chin", the latest post has "Wait, I've got four ranks of Knockback. ''I punch the elephant back into the clown-car''", and things are even weirder in-between.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'': The two missing primarchs and their lost legions. Whatever the heck happened to them, the GodEmperor ([[EnforcedTrope and Games Workshop writer Jervis Johnson]]) made everyone swear an oath to [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never, ever mention them again]].
** The ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novels do shed some hints of light on their fates, with implications of "unacceptable genetic deviations" in both Primarchs and their Legions (which is why Sanguinus refuses to reveal the existence of the Red Thirst to the Emperor, lest he end up a "third missing statue"), and comments on the SpaceWolves having fought and slain Space Marines ''before'' the Heresy...
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