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''Toon: The Cartoon Role-Playing Game'' is a silly little role-playing game, originally developed by Creator/GregCostikyan and [[SystemShock Warren]] [[EpicMickey Spector]], and published by Steve Jackson Games. In it, players take on the roles of cartoon characters, then engage in all sorts of slapstick misadventures, either in standalone sessions or the game's equivalent of a campaign, a "show" (a recurring series with the same characters or in the same setting). They can choose just about any sort of species, give them a number of cartoon powers (from super-speed to a BagOfHolding to shape-shifting), and then go nuts.

Several supplements -- ''The Tooniversal Tour Guide'', ''Toon Tales'', ''Toon Ace Catalog'', ''Toon: Silly Stuff'', and ''Son Of Toon'' -- expand the game with new props, new abilities, new scenarios, and other additional forms of insanity.

The game is currently out of print, but e-book versions of ''Toon: Deluxe Edition'' (which includes material from the main rulebook, ''Toon: Silly Stuff'' and ''Son of Toon'') and ''The Tooniversal Tour Guide'' are available from SJ Games' online store, [[http://www.warehouse23.com Warehouse 23]].

!!This game features examples of the following tropes:

* AbnormalAmmo: Used for comedic effect in some of the settings. "Car-Toon Wars", for instance, allows players to equip their vehicles with machine guns that fire jelly beans, cream pie homing missiles, and instant-wall mines.
* AchievementsInIgnorance: Characters can successfully pull off certain cartoony stunts by ''failing'' a Smarts roll, meaning their character fails to notice that what they're doing (like [[GravityIsAHarshMistress walking on thin air]]) should be impossible.
** Turned UpToEleven by the Bozonians, an alien race from the "Star Toons" setting of ''Tooniversal Tour Guide'', whose highly advanced civilization stems not from being super-intelligent, but from being too stupid to know that the things they build should be impossible. Visitors to the planet are strictly forbidden, to prevent someone from shouting "That's impossible!" [[PuffOfLogic and destroying their civilization]].
* AdultsAreUseless: Invoked in the "Toony Tyke Adventures" setting from ''Tooniversal Tour Guide''.
* AffectionateParody: The settings in ''Tooniversal Tour Guide'', ''Toon Tales'', and ''Son of Toon'' parody a number of genres, including spoofs of other role-playing games (like [[CarWars CarToon Wars]], [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons and Toons]], and [[{{Mekton}} Mektoon]]).
** SJG's house magazine ''Pyramid'' had articles on [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade Hampire: The Masked Ace Raid]], [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse Werecow: Ah, Pork Lips]] and [[TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace Trans-Toony Space]].
** SelfParody: The TabletopGames/OldWorldOfDarkness pastiches were by Jeff Koke, who adapted the [=oWoD=] for ''TabletopGames/{{GURPS}}'', and Trans-Toony Space was by David Morgan-Mar, who co-wrote ''GURPS Bio-Tech'' and ''Transhuman Space: Under Pressure''.
* [[AcmeProducts Ace Products]]: The ''Toon Ace Catalog'' is devoted to this trope.
* AnimationTropes: Just about all of them get a nod here.
* AnvilOnHead: A common threat in the game.
* BagOfHolding: The "Bag of Many Things" shtick.
* BehindAStick: The illustration in the core rulebook for the "Hide/Spot Hidden" skill shows an elephant hiding from a hunter behind a ''parking meter''.
* BlandNameProduct: ''Tooniversal Tour Guide'' had quite a few in the "[=CarToon=] Wars" and "Dungeons And Toons" settings.
* BornLucky: Toons with the Incredible Luck power.
* DamageTyping: Parodied; depending on the situation, you may take anything from "Rich Buttery Flavor Damage" to "Not Being a Texan Damage" (they all just knock down your Hit Points, though). Gamemasters are encouraged to call out attacks with highly specific names, such as "slapped silly by an improbable martial arts weapon on live television damage" or "kicked in the rear by an enraged buffalo while falling down a flight of stairs holding a Ming Vase damage".
* DoAnythingRobot: The [[TrenchcoatWarfare Coat of Arms]] power provides a similar effect.
* FunnyAnimal: The game provides a long list (several tables' worth!) of suggestions for your character's species.
* FurryConfusion: Discussed; the game makes a distinction between "real" animals and FunnyAnimal characters.
* GameMaster: The Animator.
* HammerSpace: Your Toon's "back pocket".
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Featured prominently in the "Masters of Toon Fu" setting from ''Toon Tales'', with weapons like double-piechuks (nunchuks with cream pies) and the hobo staff.
* IntrepidReporter: ''Tooniversal Tour Guide''. Scoop Mellin in the "Atomic Monster Theater" setting and [[Creator/WilliamGibson Gibson Williams]] in the [[TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}} "Toonpunk 2020 1/2"]] setting.
* {{Kaiju}}: A prominent part of the "Atomic Monster Theater" setting from ''Tooniversal Tour Guide''.
* KingKongClimb: ''Tooniversal Tour Guide'', "Atomic Monster Theater" setting. The illustration for the Giant Hamster {{Kaiju}} shows him climbing the Empire State Building and being attacked by biplanes.
* LightningGun: ''Tooniversal Tour Guide'', "Mektoon" setting. One possible weapon for a Mek is a Lightning Cannon, which is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a cannon that fires a Lightning Bolt]]. It doesn't just damage an enemy Mek but can fry its computer and controls as well.
* LovecraftLite: The "[[TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu Crawl of Catchoolu]]" setting from ''Tooniversal Tour Guide''.
* MrImagination: Kid characters in "Toony Tykes Adventures" gain the power "Overactive Imagination" by default, which allows them to enact this trope.
* NobodyCanDie[=/=]NonLethalKO: Characters don't die, they "Fall Down", taking them out of the action for a few rounds.
* NukeEm: ''Tooniversal Tour Guide''. In ''Atomic Monster Theater'', Colonel Rock Daring's policy towards giant monsters is literally "Nuke 'em!''
* ParodyNames: All over the place.
* PieInTheFace: A common threat, and always stuns a PC for one round.
* RealityWarper: The Cosmic Shift power, which allows limited invocation of ToonPhysics.
** When [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Wile E. Coyote]] paints a tunnel on a wall and the Road Runner runs into it, that's AchievementsInIgnorance. When an ''eighteen-wheeler truck'' [[PaintedTunnelRealTrain comes out of it]] and hits Wile E., that's Cosmic Shift.
* ReversePolarity: ''Tooniversal Tour Guide'', "Atomic Monster Theater" setting. Professor Doug Graves can reverse the polarity of his portable razor and create a vibration to drive a Giant Potato Bug back into its cave.
* RocksFallEveryoneDies: The "Apocalyptic Big Finish" tables in the core rulebook and the ''Ace Catalog''.
* RuleOfFun: The 50-50 rule is explicitly one of these.
* RuleOfFunny: The game literally runs on this. Players can actually get bonus experience points for making the GM laugh.
* RummageFail: This can happen to a character trying to use the Bag of Many Things shtick.
* RunningGag: The rulebooks are full of these. ''The Toon Ace Catalog'' frequently mentions "small round paisley things that go 'poing'".
* SanityMeter: Parodied in "Crawl of Catchooloo"; since toons are already crazy to begin with, they have an ''in''sanity meter instead, and hanging out with the minions of the Elderly Gods drives the [=PCs=] ''sane'', causing them to become [[NoSenseOfHumor boring and strait-laced]].
* SchrodingersGun: Toon characters can take up to two "Gizmos", which you later declare "oh yeah, this gizmo is a ".
* ScrewySquirrel: Your character can be one, but this pretty much defines the attitude of all Foogle Birds.
* [[ShoutOut/TabletopGames Shout Out]]: Multiple examples
* {{Slapstick}}: The game draws heavily from this style of comedy, since it's based around zany cartoons.
* ToonPhysics: All over the place! You can fit anything up to about the size of an anvil in your back pocket, you can avoid falling off a cliff by failing to notice you're standing in mid-air, etc.
* {{Tuckerization}}: The [[TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}} "Toonpunk 2020 1/2"]] setting features a Toonified version of RealLife hacker and ''{{GURPS}} Cyberpunk'' author Loyd Blankenship, called Floyd Blinkingchip.
* VehicularCombat: "Car-Toon Wars" from the ''Tooniversal Tour Guide'' is a parody of ''TabletopGame/CarWars''.
* WildTake: A character who gets "Boggled" (stunned) may pull off one of these.
* WritingAroundTrademarks: The game is called ''Toon''. The characters very carefully ''aren't''.
* XRaySparks: ''Tooniversal Tour Guide'', "Dungeons and Toons" setting. The illustration for the High Voltage Handshake shows a victim of the spell displaying his skeleton through his skin.