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* AwesomeEgo: Tandem the Spoony, hands down. His exploits include:
** On the journey to Wonderland, he rescued his party from a CompellingVoice with some quick thinking and an oft-forgotten bardic skill, won a duel with a twentieth level monk[[note]]Which Spoony misidentifies as the Door Mouse, it's actually the March Hare in the published module,[[/note]] and slew a ''lich'' at the end of the journey.
** Early in his career, he boasted that his character was the greatest swordsman in the world. This earned the ire of a master swordsman, who challenged him to a first blood duel... and lost.[[note]]The master swordsman botched, resulting in him dropping his sword. Spoony rolls a crit and the swordsman player decided to role-play this as getting disarmed.[[/note]] The swordsman would latter parrot this boast around similarly powerful foes, hoping to get Tandem killed, but the bard bested them all through luck and guile, finally shutting him up after slaying a ten-foot, tree-wielding gladiator.
** On a comeback adventure, he initiated the fight between the party and the Black Dragon by insulting it. Tandem ended up striking the decisive blow by [[CriticalHit stabbing it in the spine,]] crippling it enough for his fellows to finish it off [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill by shooting lightning through Tandem's rapier directly into the dragon's spinal column.]] To top it off, [[FlawlessVictory the entire party was unscathed by the dragon's attacks.]]
* AwesomeMusic: There are now EpisodeTitleCard intros for the videos featuring [[HeavyMithril "The Bard's Song (In the Forest)"]] by BlindGuardian, sometimes replaced by the Music/VanCanto cover.
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* CrossesTheLineTwice:
** In the ''Thieves' World'' saga, after [[spoiler: Tempus Thales skullfucks an innocent woman to death]], the [=PCs=] decide to make their rebellion against the Prince a bit more brutal. [[spoiler:So much so that Spoony himself is wary of his companions' mental stability.]]
** Inverted in ''Shadowrun: The Code''; rather than the players being disgusted with their DM, Spoony was horrified by the players executing helpless security guards and hurling their bodies outside, calling in the GodzillaThreshold immediately thereafter.
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: In the "Spoony's Jihad" video, Spoony pauses near the end to [[AuthorTract rant]] about how much he hates the New WorldOfDarkness for forcing everyone to play as a selfish, amoral scumbag without any of the moral gray areas that existed within the old version (IE "Will I try to stay somewhat good and only [[VegetarianVampire drink from animals]]?")
* HilariousInHindsight: He recounts in "Tandem's Last Ride" that he dislikes when players refer to each other simply by their classes and/or race. Many years earlier in the board game ''Dragon Strike'' that he reviewed, the game itself does not assign names to the characters other than the villain and the king; they are simply Warrior, Wizard, Thief, Elf, and Dwarf.
* MagnificentBastard:
** After being harshly [[RailRoading rail-roaded]] in a ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' {{LARP}}, Spoony's response was to create and sneak a massive quantity of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semtex Semtex]] into the clan's headquarters and blow the building and all the offending players to Kingdom Come. '''''And''''' he did it all within the rules.
** His response to a player trying to "beat" the Lady of Pain [[LoopholeAbuse by getting sent to a maze that he'd automatically know how to get out of]]. The maze was just a straight line from start to exit. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor That was a hundred million miles long]].
*** Which gets funnier when you watch his Finaly Fantasy XIII review, in which he compares the game to an endless path you can't move away from. Essentialy making the game a playable representation of the Dungeon he made up years earlier.
** The DM of "Die a Hero & Die Long Enough to See Yourself Become the Villain", who ran a ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' game that utilized {{Batman Gambit}}s to [[CorruptTheCutie manipulate a paladin into working]] for an EvilOverlord by means of [[ToBeLawfulOrGood having the villain recruit the Paladin to do technically good things]].
* MoralEventHorizon:
** Once again, Tempus Thales [[spoiler:''skull-fucks'' a LoveInterest NPC to one of the PlayerCharacters]] to death.
** The leader of the ''Shadowrun: The Code'' group executes two hostages to ProveIAmNotBluffing, and then executes the rest once he gets the information he wants, purely on grounds to LeaveNoWitnesses because "[[DisproportionateRetribution They saw our faces]]." What's worse, ''this was the plan all along'' after the burglary went awry.
* MostAnnoyingSound: The guy sitting near the camera in the [=ConBravo=] d20 Live session, who spends about a half-hour repeatedly making forced and unfunny references to ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' in a blatant attempt to draw the players' attention.
* MrFanservice: As a character, Tandem the Spoony generally portrays himself as a dashing, swashbuckler type. In the ConBravo D20 Live game, the party is tasked with escorting their host's daughter - an attractive young woman - around town. Spoony's reaction? Without saying a word, he removes his hat and [[TheCharmer shakes his hair down]].
-->'''Big Mike:''' Good God, man, tone it down a notch!
* NauseaFuel: All of "The Toilet Pizza."
* PetPeeveTrope:
** Spoony is obviously no fan of {{Villain Protagonist}}s, feeling that they're usually created an excuse for player(s) to act like [[ChaoticStupid violent, psychopathic assholes]] and disrupt the game ForTheLulz. He devoted one whole video ("So You Want to Be Evil") to shooting down the concept[[note]]Though he says he's be okay with Evil characters who still have a conscience[[/note]], spends portions of several ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' videos complaining about how the current ''WorldOfDarkness'' setting practically forces you to play a completely unsympathetic character, and of course "Shadowrun: The Code" is all about him taking his revenge on a party who went kill- and torture-happy for no good reason.
*** To a more general extent, he has difficultly putting up with the ChaoticNeutral alignment altogether because people tend to abuse it as the "do anything they want" alignment without dipping into the "evil" categories. He even admits to turning down one player's character of said alignment, even though it was very well made and appropriate for said alignment... even though he follows up with stating that, like most Chaotic Neutrals, said character really had no motivation to join an adventuring party.
** He also hates the attempts to add balance and prevent death later editions of ''Dungeons and Dragons" put forth, feeling that making things too easy takes away from the accomplishment of actually getting a high-level character.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: At the start of "The Jedi Hunter", Spoony says that he hesitated to tell the story for this reason, remarking that his character's anti-Jedi tricks seem a lot less clever nowadays because later ''Franchise/StarWars'' media like ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' popularized a lot of the same ideas.
* ToughActToFollow: Some fans recommend watching the ''Literature/ThievesWorld'' episodes last for this reason.
* UnfortunateImplications: Discussed in "Beware the Woman, For They Come From Hell", where he talks about the trend of female [=NPCs=] in D&D being AlwaysChaoticEvil (''especially'' if they act attracted to any of the players) and suggests that [[FreudianExcuse the DMs who do this have some issues with women]].