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Blog: Things Mr. Welch Is No Longer Allowed to Do in an RPG
aka: Things Mr Welch Is No Longer Allowedto Doinan RPG
Dwarf Bard Rjägnjär Hjëllstjürm #629. Just because they are all into rock, metal and axes, dwarves are not all headbangers.

"If given a choice of options, always take the crazy one. Nobody ever plans for crazy."
Mr. Welch answering a question about role playing at Con-Jour II

Things Mr. Welch Is Not Allowed To Do In An RPG is Exactly What It Says on the Tin — a list of things Mr. Welch, poster boy for The Loonie, has been banned from doing in Tabletop Games. It is long (2,275 items at last count), imaginative, full of Defied Tropes, and often really funny.

The original list of 25 debuted in 2005 on a Livejournal entry by TheGlen, but has since been updated every few weeks in blocks of 25. According to the author, the list contains jokes related to over fifty different roleplaying games, the majority of which regard the various editions of Dungeons & Dragons. Other games that appear frequently include Star Wars, Deadlands, Cyberpunk 2020, 7th Sea, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Aeon Trinity, Iron Claw, Robotech, and GURPS.

Read the full list here:

Compare Skippys List, "Things Runs-Like-Hell is not allowed to do in the Garou Nation" (which is Werewolf: The Apocalypse specific). It turns out Skippy and Mr Welch knew each other in real life but didn't know that each of them had written these lists they were both fans of until they were invited to attend a convention together.

Compare and contrast the Evil Overlord List, which is more about becoming Dangerously Genre Savvy. Another earlier list by Mr Welch can be found here 100 Ways to Annoy War Gamers.

Provides examples of:

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  • Abhorrent Admirer:
    461. Tasha's Uncontrollably Hideous Sister is not a real spell.
  • Abnormal Ammo:
    601. If we run out of cannonballs armadillos will not do in a pinch.
    616. Even if they are the same clichéd acid for blood aliens, can't load my shotgun with baking powder.
    798. Not allowed to use guppies as buckshot.
    1695. Can't load the shotgun just with rock salt because I'm feeling mean.
    2016. While extremely cool, my superhero needs something more than just a gun that fires badgers at people.
    2076. If I'm commissioned to build an artillery gun, they don't mean a gun that fires howitzers.
  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer:
    2100. No matter how big these sewers seem to be, we aren't finding a Shipley's Donuts down here.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Averted.
    711. If almost all the words in my character's background start with the same letter, he's vetoed.
  • Against My Religion:
    222. Druids are not against my religion.
    1902. Playing a Gamorrian doesn't violate anybody's religion.
  • Alien Blood:
    1477. If I'm playing an alien, I can't have alkaline for blood.
  • All Just a Dream:
    598. Any adventure that ends up with my character being worshiped as an orc god was just a dream. Retroactively if need be.
    1007. That whole Expedition to the Barrier Peaks? Dream Sequence.
  • All Women Love Shoes:
    877. Even if I am playing a chick, I can't spend all my starting cash on shoes.
  • Always Identical Twins
    1999. The evil twin flaw doesn't count if he's fraternal.
  • Ambiguous Gender / Elfeminate:
    550. Dwarves can indeed tell the difference between their genders.
    1207. There is no such thing as "ambiguously elven".
    1218. Elves do not have to go to the bathroom in groups.
    1418. The Elvish language is not just English with a hell of a lot of lisping.
    1474. The concept of puberty is not alien to the elves.
    1689. 1/3 of the elf homeland's GDP does not go to hair care products.
    1720. Contrary to popular opinion, the girdle of masculinity/femininity does have a noticeable effect on elves.
    1932. I will stop telling people the elf is openly fey.
    1953. A lifetime subscription to Cosmo is not an elven racial bonus.
    2030. Elves do not get a racial bonus to the skill Trade: Interior Design.
  • Animals Hate Him:
    971. I cannot take the flaw Enemy: Random packs of wild dogs.
  • Antidisestablishmentarianism:
    129. Not allowed to name my ship The Antidisestablishmentarianism.
    701. Cannot take the moniker "the Hyperpolysyllabicsesquipedalinist."
  • Anything That Moves:
    1529. There is no such thing as a Thirty-Sevensexual.
  • A Real Man Is a Killer:
    1336. Even if we are told to pick a manly name for the game, Genocidicles is a bit much.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
    207. The following weapons are not legal choices in a duel: Steamroller, Nerve Gas, Landmine, Midget.
  • As Lethal as It Needs to Be:
    71. There is no 'annoy' setting on a phaser.
    328. I cannot keep my phaser on disintegrate just because it's the coolest setting.
    1989. Can't set the Death Star to stun.
  • Attack Its Weak Point:
    176. I cannot make called shots to the plectrum, anvil, stirrup, hammer or Isle of Langerhans.
    388. Pursue means chase after, not just make called shots to the knees.
    517. I cannot make called shots to their self esteem.
    563. I can't make anyone Jewish with a called shot.
    682. Can't make a called shot with a flamethrower.
    731. No matter how many called shots to the neck I make, I'm still not going to cause a cool pyrotechnics display.
    2028. Even if the rules allow it, a called shot to the eyes with a sledgehammer isn't very practical.
  • Attack Reflector:
    2043. If I knock out Ryu while I'm blocking, it's time to retire the character.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!:
    1091. In the middle of a Black Ops, if a character dies I will not disavow knowledge of him until after the mission is over.
  • Awesome McCoolname:
    1336. Even if we are told to pick a manly name for the game, Genocidicles is a bit much.
    1579. No one in the party gets to name their character Kurgen McAsskicker.
  • Ax-Crazy: On a number of occasions.
    11. Not allowed to berserk for the hell of it, especially during royal masquerades.
    240. Any character with more than three skills specializing in chainsaw is vetoed.
    416. I will not substitute accuracy with enthusiasm.
    417. The solution to all my problems is not Crinos.
    652. My fighter cannot take the flaw: Addiction - stabbing things.
    1912. No more surprise parties for the berserker.
  • Ayn Rand:
    1929. Ayn Rand has no affect on my alignment.
    1960. I will not use the commune spell to find out who is John Galt.
  • Backup Twin:
    1436. In case of premature termination, the dungeon boss has an identical twin brother on standby.
  • Badass Grandpa:
    1304. Even if they are better in combat according to character generation, the USMC frowns on octogenarians in front line combat.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People:
    1041. Doesn't matter if I'm just using to spot weld, force lightning still gets me a dark side point.
  • Bad Powers, Good People:
    460. I'd better have a real good excuse for being a Necromancer if I'm Lawful Good.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy:
    1369. Elves do too have nipples.
  • Battle Cry:
    64. My paladin's battle cry is not "Good for the Good God".
    74. My thief's battle cry is not "Run And Live".
    75. Nor is it "You take care of the orcs, I take care of the traps".
    317. My battlecry is not 'Now young Skywalker you will die'.
    355. My monk's battlecry is not "Round 1: Fight!"
    420. "For the King" is an example of a good battle cry. "Smoke the Mother" is not.
    485. My Mossad agent's battlecry is not "Torah, Torah, Torah".
    490. Quoting Bob Dobbs while charging into battle is unusual. Quoting Bob Newhart is right out. Quoting Bob Dillan is just silly.
    909. Dual wielding spike chains does not let me use the battlecry "DANGER WILL ROBINSON DANGER!"
  • Beard of Evil:
    1382. Growing a goatee will not give me a bonus for sneaking into the villain's lair.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy
    1918. No using the time machine to give Nostradamus a sneak peak at the future. Again.
  • BFG:
    29. I cannot have any gun that requires me to continue the damage code on back.
    112. If the gun can't fit through the x-ray machine, it doesn't go on the plane.
    192. If the gun is best fired using the artillery skill, my character is not allowed to have it.
    217. If the weapon is capable of staking vampires hiding behind engine blocks, I can't have it.
    589. If my gun on a scale of 1-10 is a 7, it's vetoed if that's the Richter scale.
    1144. I cannot have any gun that lets me kill the villain without being in at least an adjacent county.
    1587. There is no way the Iteration X mage is going to make it through airport security.
    1666. If if takes more than five minutes for the debris to stop falling, I need to pick a smaller gun.
    2003. Any gun who's damage is best described in scientific notation is vetoed.
    2067. Can't have a gun that can inflict lethal damage with just the bullet's windshear.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Defied.
    2153. The "fur" and "lust" domains shall never meet.
  • Big Bad Friend / Vitriolic Best Buds:
    1444. My Ally advantage and Arch Enemy flaw can't both represent the same person.
  • Biggus Dickus: Possibly implied.
    301. "Well Hung" is not a physical, social or mental trait.
    1367. Gnomes are not nature's tripods.
  • Bilingual Bonus:
    10. Just because my character and I can speak German, doesn't mean the GM can.
    140. The Dutch language does not exist in the Forgotten Realms.
  • Bishie Sparkle:
    988. David Bowie cannot cast glitterdust at will. This issue is also closed.
  • Bi the Way:
    887. Despite evidence to the contrary, half-Elves do not automatically go both ways.
  • Black Magic:
    880. Searching the dead PC for spell components is ok. Using him for spell components is not.
  • Blade on a Stick:
    1657. My halberdier is not guisarmed and dangerous.
  • Blatant Lies:
    1023. The bluff skill is no substitute for actually knowing the spell.
    1179. No matter how well I make my bluff check, the Star Destroyer crew isn't going to believe I'm the new captain.
    1818. Can't make a bluff check to convince the monster I actually hit him.
    1821. Even if the rules allow it, the Soviet National Anthem doesn't qualify for the inspirational music ability.
  • Bloody Murder:
    616. Even if they are the same clichéd acid for blood aliens, can't load my shotgun with baking powder.
  • Boom Head Shot:
    2066. Snipers don't appreciate their spotter yelling out "BOOM HEADSHOT!"
  • Bondage Is Bad:
    28. The Goddess' of Marriage chosen weapon is not the whip.
    302. A gimp suit does not count as leather armor.
    1904. Prepping for the adventure means memorizing spells and buying gear, not coming up with a safety word.
  • Bottomless Bladder:
    1185. Paladins do too urinate.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall
    1934. Breaking the fourth wall doesn't require a strength check.
  • Bring My Brown Pants:
    2019. Even if the elf fails his willpower check, we don't need to change him.
    2195. "Bladder Control" is not an appropriate super hero power.
  • Brick Joke
    502. If my name isn't Grimlock, can't start every sentence with "Me Grimlock".
    516. Not allowed to name my characters Grimlock.
    1112. I will stop referring to the Eladrin as just the Elf Mk II.
    1379. I will not threaten to glue the old rules for gnomes over the new rules for Elves Mk II.
  • Bullet Catch:
    1446. Even if the rules allow it, can't catch bullets with my pecs.
  • Bumper Sticker:
    432. Cannot put anything featuring Calvin on my starfighter.
  • Caffeine Bullet Time:
    48. The elf is restricted to decaf for the rest of the adventure.
    242. Not allowed to give quicklings Mountain Dew.
  • Calling Your Attacks:
    640. There is a limit to the number of adjectives I can attach to an uppercut.
  • Calvinball:
    781. My tribe's trial by combat ritual is not best described as "Calvinball with axes."
  • Cameo:
    1199. Stan Lee does not have to make a cameo appearance in every single adventure.
  • Camp Straight:
    90. My swashbuckling fop cannot take the flaw Dark Secret: Not Gay.
  • Captain Obvious:
    720. Don't have to include the line "And then stab them a lot" in the plan; it's already assumed.
  • Car Fu:
    687. I cannot backstab anybody with a Buick Skylark.
    1789. Doesn't matter what the map says, can't drive a sports car through the villain's lair.
  • The Casanova / Really Gets Around:
    362. It is very unlikely my half-ogre and the half-elf, half-dragon, tiefling and aasimar have the same dad.
    1908. No matter what the rules say, my psychotic racist character doesn't get a permanent persuasion bonus just because she puts out.
  • Cast Full of Gay:
    1756. Despite what the module says, not every woman in this campaign is a closeted lesbian.
  • Catapult to Glory:
    843. It doesn't matter how high his hit points or damage reduction are, we aren't sending the dwarf into battle via catapult.
  • Chainsaw Good:
    240. Any character with more than three skills specializing in chainsaw is vetoed.
    618. No matter how much my humanity loss, a chainsaw is not a substitute for a bayonet.
  • Character Alignment:invoked
    122. The paladin's alignment is not Lawful Anal.
    218. No matter my alignment, organizing halfling pit fights is a violation.
    460. I'd better have a real good excuse for being a necromancer if I'm lawful good.
    476. The alignment of 2 years olds is not automatically Neutral Evil.
    863. Even if there is no alignment in Traveller, giving feuding TL1 tribes TL12 weapons and putting the results on PPV is just wrong.
    1683. Killing the orc horde by drowning them all at once is heroic. Killing them by drowning them one at a time is an alignment check.
    1929. Ayn Rand has no affect on my alignment.
  • Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys:
    637. German characters do not get a +4 racial bonus to intimidate French characters.
    1555. No matter how well I roll on my Intimidate check, France won't surrender.
  • Cherry Tapping: Acceptable in and of itself, but...
    82. Victory laps after killing the dragon with my 1d2 bow is considered in poor taste.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder:
  • Church of Happyology:
    2260. My Qunari cannot join the Church of Giantology.
  • Cleopatra Nose
    42. Having a big nose adds nothing to my seduction check.
  • Coast Guard
    61. Can only taunt the ranger about his lack of swimming after my USCG E8 saves him.
  • Combat Medic: Plan A — don't get hurt.
    271. Tracheotomies are best left to characters with skills in medicine.
    498. A firefight is not the best time to tell the party my Medtech has a fear of blood.
    520. Under no circumstances is my medical droid allowed a groin-mounted rectal thermometer.
    1349. I will not program the medical droid for “aggressive dentistry.”
    1909. Combat boots don't give bonuses to CPR checks.
  • Combat Pragmatist:
    80. When accepting a challenge for a duel, I must allow the other guy time to find a pistol.
    194. When the other guy picks swords for the choice of weapons, that does not leave me pistols.
    363. When challenged to a showdown, I'm meant to face him at 10 paces with pistols, not 10 blocks with a Sharpe's Big .50.
    692. The Dr. Jones School of Swordfighting is not an appropriate Swordsman's School.
    767. When challenged to a high noon shoot-out, that means in the time zone I'm currently in.
  • Combining Mecha:
    130. I am not authorized to form the head.
    1462. Dwarves do not have the racial ability to merge into a larger, more powerful dwarf.
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like:
    523. When I'm rescued the correct response is "thank you" not "took your freaking time!"
  • Conspicuously Public Assassination:
    1779. Using nuclear weapons in assassinations is just being lazy.
  • Contagious Powers:
    950. The ability to give superpowers to characters is acceptable. Naming the character Captain Franchise is not.
  • Contractual Boss Immunity:
    1062. Even if I think of something the Demi-lich isn't immune to, he's immune to it.
    1790. Can't find the villain just by casting power word stun in the bar and seeing who's still standing.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment:
    604. If my alignment forbids torture, that includes Gnomish Poetry Slams.
  • Counting Bullets:
    1528. I can't ask the bad guy if I fired 40,000 rounds or just 39,999.
  • CPR (Clean, Pretty, Reliable): Minus the Clean, Pretty, and Reliable part, of course.
    1909. Combat boots don't give bonuses to CPR checks.
  • Crazy Cat Lady:
    1632. I will not blow all my starting cash on just house cats.
  • Creator's Pet: invokedKnows how to take advantage of them.
    1982. If the GM's pet NPC has tons of Plot Armor, can't use her for cover.
  • Crippling Overspecialization:
    1480. I will not add the restriction "only to cook eggs" to any of my super powers.
  • Cross Over
    21. No longer allowed to recreate the Death Star Trench Run out of genre.
  • Crowd Song:
    940. I will not abuse the Exemplary virtue to set up highly choreographed dance routines with random crowds.
  • Cuteness Proximity:
    2053. If the GM is a woman, can't play a space otter to gain cute points.
  • Cutting the Knot: To think outside of the box, it seems he cuts his way out with a chainsaw.
    367. No using excessive firepower to force the plot along.
    400. Check the door means to listen at it, not put several rounds through it.
    417. The solution to all my problems is not Crinos.
    580. A sledgehammer does not give any bonus to my search for secret doors roll.
    608. The answer to 'who's got point?' is not the fireball.
    694. Search the old castle means enter it, not level it with artillery and dig through the rubble.
    840. Even if it would have immediately solved the last six adventures, I won't throw dynamite in every well I come across.
    1019. Even if we have more ammo than fuel, I still have to cut down the tree with the chainsaw, not the HMG.
    1267. The lockpicking kit must be more than a sawed off shotgun.
    1439. If the top floor is too well defended, can't just blow off the next to top floor.
    1843. Can't land the drop pod on the villain.
    1907. No putting the villain's fake bio on Match.com and letting the stalkers do my work for me.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul:
    348. The rest of the party appreciates it if I don't start the game in Cyberpsychosis.
    369. Not supposed to stop the soon to be cyberpsycho by disassembling him earlier in the adventure.
    1515. The Pope does not have cyberpsychosis.
  • The Dandy:
    90. My swashbuckling fop cannot take the flaw Dark Secret: Not Gay.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: For his GMs, at least.
    336. Cannot start a Cthulhu character with a pre-existing hatred of books, altars and cutlery.
    840. Even if it would have immediately solved the last six adventures, I won't throw dynamite in every well I come across.
    977. Disable plot device is not a real skill.
    1046. We can’t stabilize the dying villain before we make our escape just in case he was a load bearing villain.
  • Dating Catwoman:
    1673. I will not start dating another character's archenemy.
  • Dead Guy Puppet:
    813. Taking the orc warlord's skull as a trophy is acceptable. Not as a hand puppet.
  • Deader than Dead:
    2032. If I ever trick the DM into telling us the only way to make money mining is to work the shaft, all my characters die. Not just in this game either.
    552. If my character's drow wife finds I let my niece appear in a Gnomes Gone Wild Video, my death will not even warrant a saving throw.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    2072. Power Word Sarcasm is not a real spell.
  • Deal with the Devil:
    1570. No signing infernal contracts in disappearing ink.
    1597. Devils don't appreciate natural 20's on a bargain check.
  • Death by Sex:
    835. I cannot lure out the Psycho Killer into an ambush by having sex with another character.
  • Defied Trope / Enforced Trope: The GMs to what he does.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Caused one in the player themselves.
    1903. No ruining the game by informing the DM the Yellow Power Ranger is dead.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?:
    411. It is bad form to shoot a god while he's monologuing.
    1513. I will not shoot a Great Old One just to say I did it.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?:
    1421. Gods don't tap out.
  • Dodgeball Is Hell:
    277. My half-ogre cannot surprise the halflings with spontaneous games of dodgeball.
  • Doppelgänger Spin:
    1501. I will not take the mirror image spell literally and just shoot the wizard that's not left handed.
  • Double Entendre
    45. My character names are not allowed to be double entendres.
  • Dreadful Musician:
    139. My bard is required to take levels in the perform skill and cannot 'just play by ear'
  • Drop the Hammer:
    1372. Even if the rules allow it, I cannot have a monofilament sledgehammer.
    2028. Even if the rules allow it, a called shot to the eyes with a sledgehammer isn't very practical.
  • Dungeon Bypass: A good number of the entries on the list. These include but are certainly not limited to...
    38. When investigating evil cultists not allowed to just torch the decrepit mansion from the outside.
    50. Not allowed to use thermodynamic science to asphyxiate the orcs' cave instead of exploring it first.
    694. Search the old castle means enter it, not level it with artillery and dig through the rubble.
    1661. Cleaning out the dungeon means more than just backing up a cement truck to the window.
    1715. Can't just wizard lock the villain's throne room and come back in two weeks after he's starved to death.note 
    2096. We aren't looking at the various kingdoms' tax rates before deciding where to dungeon crawl.
    2114. I can't clear out a dungeon by just throwing a ball down the entrance and telling the Nomad warjack to fetch.
  • Dungeonmaster's Girlfriend: Apparently the cause of strife more than once.
    421. I will not convince the GM's noob GF to play a psychotic combat monster.
    435. No bribing the DM's new GF with chocolate so he'll go easy on us.
    1347. Hooking up with the gamer chick the Storyteller was angling for gets me banned from the game.
    1905. No nailing the GM's girlfriend's character.
    2077. If I abandon the game for alone time with my fiance, my PC dies. Ask me if I freaking care.
    2078. Just because the DM prefers D&D to alone time with a smoking hot fiance doesn't mean the party gets to question his gender preference.
  • Eat Me:
    2093. Can't trick the dragon into swallowing a shrunken dire porcupine and then ending the spell while he swallows.
  • Elmuh Fudd Syndwome:
    991. "Kiww the Wabbit" is not a proper viking battlecry.
  • Enemy to All Living Things:
    688. Even if the rules allow it, my Paladin cannot have the flaw: Hatred- All living things.
  • Epic Fail:
    1708. No bringing up the time we were nearly TPK'd by a jerboa.
  • Epic Flail:
    1139. My weapon is a +3 Flaming Flail. Not my Great Balls of Fire.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The very first entry lets you know just what sort of person Mr. Welch is.
    1. Cannot base characters off The Who's drummer Keith Moon.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    231. I am not allowed to do anything that would make a Sith Lord cry.note 
    • He also seems to have a particular dislike for pedophiles.
    1520. I will tell the noobs the storyteller wasn't joking about kicking people in the jewels for macking on jailbait.
    1665. I will not forget to uncuff the pedophile from outside the car before driving back to the station.
    1823. Despite what you'd think, taking out a child molester with extreme prejudice doesn't restore my humanity.
  • Every Bullet is a Tracer:
    545. No going 100% tracer round on the HMG just because I like the pretty colors.
  • Every Car Is a Pinto:
    1482. Even if Detroit can do it, I can't add the trait "Randomly bursts into flame" to my car.
  • Everything Makes a Mushroom: Especially his fireball spells.
    1606. If my fireballs always form a mushroom cloud, time to tone it down a bit.
  • Everything's Better With Burning Princesses:
    1611. Even if she started it, no setting the princess on fire.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins:
    635. Arguments cannot end with the statement "Alright, we'll settle this like penguins!"
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies: Don't get bitten when he's around.
    27. I am not to shoot every corpse in the head to make sure they aren't a zombie in Twilight 2000.
    443. Zombies are not infectious in D&D. So I should stop shooting PCs in the head if they are bitten.
  • Everything's Even Worse with Sharks:
    107. There is no such game as Wereshark the Buffet.
  • Everything's Nuttier With Squirrels:
    56. No matter how well I roll, a squirrel cannot carry a horse and rider at full sprint.
    442. When told to be subtle, playing a foul mouthed chain smoking squirrel is not a good choice.
    719. A fluffy tail does not add to my comliness if I'm already 1' tall, furry and a squirrel.
  • Everythings Smellier With Skunks:
    1036. My druid can't summon or change into a skunk. No seriously, it's not allowed in the rulebook.
  • Excuse Me While I Multitask:
    2033. Even if the rules allow it, I can't conduct a television interview and maintain a choke hold at the same time.
  • Experience Points: Has more than a few ideas of how to earn more.
    108. No, I do not get XP for every single crewman on that Star Destroyer.
    530. I cannot earn bonus XP for 'catching air' with an MBT. So stop trying.
    643. Even if the rules allow it, I can't gain 1,000,000 XP with one forged check.
    676. My character's primary purpose in the party is not to just leech 1/6 of all the XP.
    1132. There will be no more debating how much XP Mr. Tumnus would be worth.
    1177. I will stop asking NPCs how much XP they are worth.
    1215. If I'm just a few XP from 16th level, I can't just cast fireballs at random forests until I hit something.
    1678. I don't get any XP for anything I killed in a flashback.
  • Expy: The #1 entry prevents him from basing characters on Keith Moon.
    303. I cannot gradually describe my character more and more until it's obvious I'm describing Burt Reynolds.
    452. Not allowed to convince the entire party to base the group only off Gary Oldman characters.
    493. I will not base any Media character off Milo Bloom.
    1721. The minute the GM figures out my Inquisitor is Lennie Briscoe, he dies.
    2124. The DM will notice if the entire party is named after the Houston Texans offensive line.

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  • Failed a Spot Check:
    722. Can't intentionally fail all my secret door checks so I don't have to play Tomb of Horrors again.
  • Fan Disservice:
    366. Female minotaurs do not have udders. This issue is closed.
    1278. An elf wardancer chick in nothing but body paint is totally hot. A Vesten berserker in nothing but body paint not so much.
    1283. For the last time, the elf wears the maid disguise and the troll wears the bouncer disguise.
    1328. The very concept of a Hutt lap dancer will earn me a dark side point.
    1378. We will limit the total amount of conversation on the topic of "Hot Gnome on Gnome action."
    2163. Before starting an underwear clad pillow fight, I must first make sure the party is not all dwarves.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: invoked
    1297. There is a 100xp penalty every time we remind the GM of the Bionic Six.
    1559. Any mention of Life Day gets everybody a dark side point.
  • Fartillery:
    177. Stinking Cloud is a privilege, not a right.
    1812. Not using any emission from the barbarian as flamethrower fuel.
  • Fat Bastard
    53. Not allowed to start a drow character weighing more than a quarter ton.
  • Fetish:
    2009. I will make sure when the GM asks what my fetish is if he means voodoo bag or brunettes with short hair.
  • Fluffy Tamer:
    2113. I can't saddle break: A dire troll, a Kodiak warjack, or the Butcher.
  • Follow the Leader: Similar in style to Skippys List of the "213 things Skippy is no longer allowed to do in the U.S. Army", though Mr. Welch has claimed repeatedly the resemblance was not intentional. This list has also inspired people to make threads in forums, which are quickly filled up by other people being The Loonie.
    • In fact, Skippy and Welch happen to know each other unrelated to these lists from their regular lives. They just didn't realize they were respectively the writers of these lists until their internet fame got them invited to the same event.
    • This blog is a variant containing things that have one of the aforementioned inspired people wrote, specifically referencing Mr. Welch and Skippy.
  • Football Hooligans:
    512. The nationality of my favorite soccer team does not add to my Brawl Skill.
  • Fridge Logic:invoked
  • Full-Frontal Assault:
    1768. My monk can't convince the bad guys to go streaking with him just so they're easy to beat up later.
  • Funny Afro:
    1852. Afros are not acceptable haircuts for Adeptus Astartes.
  • Furry Fandom:
    1786. Albanians do not count as furries.
    2153. The "fur" and "lust" domains shall never meet.
    2186. My character in an Anthro RPG is meant to be a anime furry cliche, not an escapee from Looney Toons.
  • Gag Boobs:
    1612. There is no such thing as Boobs +1.
  • Game Breaker: Numerous times In-Universe.
    69. There is more to wizardry than magic missile. Even if I can do 200 damage automatic with no save.
    1452. Despite it's phenomenal success rate, a multi-melta is not the solution to all my problems.
    2082. No matter how successful, our party has to be more than a wizard and 5 pikemen.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: Subverted
    360. I must remind the GM that my Blessed can Raise Dead before he runs another murder mystery again.
  • Gangsta Style: The page quote.
    1033. Holding the hand crossbow sideways 'gangsta style' does not add to my intimidate check.
  • Gargle Blaster:
    2047. Dwarven ale does not double as jet fuel, industrial solvent or colic medicine.
  • Gatling Good:
    160. I will not load any gatling weapon with nothing but paint rounds.
    1257. No, the answer to the problem is not to make a gatling gun out of bazookas.
    1722. No building a Gatling Gatling gun.
    2104. They don't make civilian models of chain guns.
  • Gender Bender: Restricted to male or female.
  • Genius Ditz / Ditzy Genius: Mr. Welch knows a myriad ways to bypass the dungeon, can take advantage of the rules in multiple ways , is apparently skilled enough to get a whole lot of damage out of his weapons/spells, is Crazy Awesome, is implied to be smart enough to solve most plots in a matter of minutes, can wish his way past any genie, is Genre Savvy on top of all of that, and pretty much the only defense a GM has against him is Rule Zero and the List. He's also a huge loony who has strange ideas about ammo, is completely Ax-Crazy, seems to think that all elves are gay (and holds a grudge against them), has a near-pathological need to derail games, and is quite happy to eat anything the party comes across, including dead party members.
  • Genius Bruiser:
    181. I cannot quote Shakespeare in Crinos.
  • Genki Girl / Keet: This seems to be how he plays elves.
    48. The elf is restricted to decaf for the rest of the adventure.
  • Giant Flyer
    2122. The reason elves live in forests is not to protect them from eagles that swoop down and grab them up.
  • Girl on Girl Is Hot:
    1366. I will not use the mass suggestion spell to make the elf babes to make out.
  • GMPC:
    13. Must not murder canon NPCs in their sleep, no matter how cliche they are.
    832. I will not run up my bar tab and then skip out leaving the DM's super NPC to foot the bill.
    1982. If the GM's pet NPC has tons of Plot Armor, can't use her for cover.
  • A God Is You:
    158. I will not declare myself a god just so I can grant myself spells.
    169. I am neither the pagan god nor goddess of fertility.
    575. Even if I'm a near immortal demi-god with the power to create entire worlds with a thought, still bad to throw a party when Dad's away without permission.
    723. If my character is related to a god, it can't be as a parent.
  • God Test: Inverted.
    1959. No using the time machine to make Christ the keynote speaker at an atheist convention.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Extra care must be taken not to cross it with this guy around...
    1192. My last wish cannot be for a cage match between Cthulhu, Godzilla, Galactus and the Tarrasque.
  • Going Commando:
    88. My bard does not get a bonus to perform if she is obviously not wearing anything under her tabard.
  • Golem: Adds a few more the Monster Manual "forgot".
    455. Styrofoam is not an appropriate component for golems.
    691. No matter what the kids say, animated balloon animals is a poor use of the Create Golem feat.
    967. There is no such thing as a Tequila Golem.
    2061. Note to self: Pinata golems are a bad idea.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: German, Dutch, Japanese(-sounding gibberish)...
  • Grievous Harm with a Body:
    106. I do not have weapon proficiency in cat.
    190. Duel wielding small animals is strictly forbidden.
    207. The following weapons are not legal choices in a duel: Steamroller, Nerve Gas, Landmine, Midget.
    345. I don't have weapon proficiency in elf, either.
    519. Dual wielding party members is also frowned upon.
    1880. Elves are not piercing weapons by default.
    1963. If I can't use the dwarf to beat a guy to death, that includes beating him against the dwarf.
  • Groin Attack:
    248. There is no Halfling god of groin shots.
    1457. I will remember the Japanese response to uncomfortable situations is to giggle, not a kick in the kiwis.
    1723. My martial arts style is vetoed if it's just thirty different ways to hit a guy in the jewels.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop:
    1193. I will avoid making wishes that lock the game in an infinite time loop.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy
    1947. Can't use teleport to convince the villain's henchmen he's seeing things.
  • Gun Fu: Averted.
    1308: Everybody was not gun-fu fighting.
  • Hair Metal:
    910. I will not convince the entire party to play rockerboys so we can be a Europe cover band.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper:
    34. I am not allowed to base any Droid off any character played by Joe Pesci.
    876. If I want to play a rampaging nordic warrior and get handed a treehugging elf hippie instead, I can't play her like a rampaging nordic warrior.
  • Half-Human Hybrid:
    224. I cannot insinuate elf chicks are all easy, even though you never hear about a half gnome do you?
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl:
    1749. If my character is a hard drinking, hard partying Muslim chick, it's vetoed if she's clearly my Ex.
  • Healing Hands: Which are apparently rather... naughty.
    1272. My Paladin can be charged with sexual harassment if he doesn't watch exactly where he lays on hands.
  • Healing Shiv:
    1702. Even if it's historical[ly] accurate, can't try to heal someone by cutting them.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather:
    822. If everybody in the room is in black leather, we're in the thieves' guild. Not a fetish club.
  • Hero Insurance:
    17. Collateral Damage Man is not an appropriate name for a super hero.
    1792. Let's keep the collateral damage to under a billion dollars.
  • He Who Must Not Be Heard:
    201. My thief is prohibited from speaking solely in Cant.
  • Highly-Visible Ninja:
    1189. A stagehand does not get a better sneak bonus than ninjas.
    1839. Even if the rules say otherwise, a huge back banner with an arrow pointing down at me causes a penalty to stealth checks.
  • His Dwarves Are Different... And So Are His Elves:
    126. Dwarves do not count as burrowing animals.
    188. I cannot play an elf with a Scottish accent, nor a Cajun dwarf.
    211. If at any point if my dwarf takes on the mannerisms of Macho Man Randy Savage, he dies.
    294. My dwarf is not claustrophobic, likewise, my elf is not agoraphobic.
    503. Dwarves do not get Beard Cancer.
    964. Elves aren't marsupials.
    2081. 'Horn Dog' is not a real Dwarven caste.
    2083. 'Fifty Shades of Grey Dwarves' is not the new Duergar sourcebook.
    2120. Elves do not squirt ink out of their nipples as a defense mechanism.
    2121. Elves also do not secrete a foul tasting oil when threatened.
    2122. The reason elves live in forests is not to protect them from eagles that swoop down and grab them up.
    2167. The answer is never "Dwarven River Dance".
  • Hitler's Time Travel Exemption Act:
    228. I cannot use my time machine to hire Hitler a hooker in 1920, thus avoiding WW2.
    1317. My character will refrain from appearing with Hitler in any history books. Especially if I'm chasing him with a wheat thresher.
  • Hit Points:
    31. The backup trap handler is not whoever has the most HP at the time.
    824. The back up trap handler is not the guy with the lowest INT.
  • Hive Mind: Ninjas do not have them.
    1043. Ninjas do not have a hive mind.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
  • Hong Kong Dub:
    9. My monk's lips must be in sync.
  • Horse of a Different Color
    22. There is no such thing as a Gnomish Pygmy War Rhino.
  • Hulk Speak: Banned.
    502. If my name isn't Grimlock, can't start every sentence with "Me Grimlock".
    516. Not allowed to name my characters Grimlock.
  • Human Chess:
    1944. Even if the King is represented by a miniature, I can't put him in checkmate.
    1887. If I use the leap skill to individually jump over every goon in the room, when I reach the other side I can't demand to be made royalty.
  • Human Shield:
    376. The barbarian must remember that 'human shield' is a figure of speech.
    546. Dead party members, while effective, are not appropriate anti-grenade measures.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Welch apparently hates powergamers enough to get told not to do various things that horribly mess up their game plans... and then just a bit further on he'll get admonished against using a horrifying Game Breaker invokedbuild/weapon/tactic/etc. of his own. (Granted, those tactics are usually highly imaginative.)
    897. Any action causing the powergamer to storm off, while actually appreciated, is frowned upon.
    • He's also "not allowed to call the power run game 'generic dungeon hack and slash 7'", so presumably he more or less hates playing a tabletop game just for the statistics rather than Role playing.
    • A few items on his list qualify as well:
    268. Mr. Welch is not allowed to speak in third person.
    506. Mjy Vjikjing Skjald wjill njot tjake ljibjertjies wjith thje rjunjic ajlphjabjet.
    1455. Like a cow who goes to the well too often, I will stop speaking only in metaphors. note 
    1784. Some grizzfarb says I have to stop making up gnomish profanities.
  • If You Die I Call Your Stuff: Nope.
    1435. The "Dibs" system is not a recognized method of promotion in the Ordo Malleus.
    1637. 'Dibs' is not a term of bereavement.
  • I Call It Vera:
    73. Not allowed to name my cudgel Ceremonial Whoopass Stick.
    524. I will not ask my gun for advice.
    1359. I can't call my gun by a stupid nickname, even if it's the one that the game suggested.
  • I Know Your True Name:
    1438. You can't find true names in a phone book.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Apparently, Mr. Welch finds every playable race tasty to some degree. That, or he's played too much Nethack.
    14. Ogres are not kosher.
    19. Drow are not good eating.
    55. Before facing the dragon, not allowed to glaze the elf.
    156. When one person forgets to buy rations eating the half-elf is not our first option.
    162. What ever monster we just killed is not to be tonight's dinner.
    1433. Zentradi are not good eating.
    1649. I can't free the cannibals' prisoners by starting a food fight with them.
    1671. Before entering the dungeon I will take off the "I'm with tasty —>" tabard.
    2125. No matter how close to lunch is it, halflings don't have to save vs. cannibalism.
    • Although there are some limits:
    855. I will not keep reincarnating that bugbear until he comes back as something we can actually eat.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy:
    431. We will not implement any battle plan that includes the underlined words "And hope they miss a lot."
  • Impossibly Cool Weapon:
    1058. When I get to the custom weapons creation section, I will keep turning those pages.
  • Improbable Weapon User / Improvised Weapon:
    425. Chainsaws and butter churns filled with bees do not use the same weapon skill.
    1680. The point of the Improvised Weapon Skill is not to see how many different things I can kill people with.
    1915. The following are not acceptable specialties for a weapon master: Mustard Gas, Cheese Grater, Sardonicism.
  • I'm Taking Her Home with Me!:
    114. The Demilich only falls for getting stuffed in the bag of holding once.
    786. No I cannot keep the drow priestess we just found as a pet.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Guilty so many times.
    92. The name of the weapon shop is not "Bloodbath and Beyond".
    205. My 3rd ed. Red Wizard is not allowed to start a business named Thay Co.
    485. My Mossad agent's battlecry is not "Torah, Torah, Torah"
    751. If the party has to pose as classical German composers, I will not declare "I'll be Bach".
    783: The following are not acceptable Ironclaw characters: Mortal Wombat, Dalai llama, Boom Orangutan.
    1458. The ability to mimic other people's luck powers does not make me a karma chameleon.
    1573. Attempting to woo the Space Elf Clown does not turn the adventure into a Harlequin romance.
    1657. My halberdier is not guisarmed and dangerous.
    1660. Even if we just stole all their alkaline chemicals, that does not mean all their base belongs to us.
    2237. Christian Baleful Polymorph is not a real spell.
  • Inescapable Ambush: Even if he casts Glassee on the door.
    1293. I can't avoid plot mandated ambushes no matter how hard I try.
    1404. I will not spoil the adventure's mandatory ambush by using the cheesy tactic of a "scout".
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals
    35. I am not allowed to convince the entire party to play R2 units.
  • I Surrender, Suckers:
    18. When surrendering I am to hand the sword over HILT first.
  • It Belongs in a Museum:
    674. When deciding what to do with the ancient alien artifacts we discovered, EBAY is not an option.
  • I Thought That Was:
    1333. I will tell the noob the game is about post nuclear Europe and not love struck vampires before we start.
  • It Makes Sense in Context: The alternate link in the main article that sorts the list by game makes certain jokes and certain prohibitions more obvious; for example:
    346. I most certainly don't have weapon proficiency in a Phased-plasma rifle in the forty watt range.
    • Makes more sense when you know he tried it in a 3.5 Dungeons and Dragons game. In his defense, the Dungeon Master's Guide does contain rules for a limited selection of sci-fi weapons just in case the DM wants to humor this type of request or incorporate them as strange artifacts into a game.
  • Jackass Genie:
    568. My first wish cannot be 'I wish you grant all my wishes to the spirit and letter of the wish.'
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique:
    2071. Even if the Corporation prefers PC terminology, an interrogation is not 'kinetic information retrieval'.

    K-O 
  • Karma Meter:
    174. There is no use of Shatner's spoken word album that doesn't require a humanity check.
    218. No matter my alignment, organizing halfling pit fights is a violation.
  • Kids Are Cruel:
    476. The alignment of 2 years olds is not automatically Neutral Evil.
  • Kill It with Water:
    1131. Summoning a Water Elemental right above the Fire Elemental doesn't work.
  • Knife Nut:
    1644. Even if it fills the mission parameters, no machete killing sprees dressed like Carmen Miranda.
  • Konami Code:
    403. My rigger does not get a bonus if his log in code is up, down, up, down, left, right, left, right, A, B, A, B, Start. note 
  • Lampshade Hanging: Also disallowed.
  • Last Words: Abused.
    1335. I can not filibuster in the middle of my dying speech to buy the cleric more time.
  • Lawful Stupid, Chaotic Stupid: He tries to make up his own alignments, but gets turned down each time. Most of the time, though, Chaotic Stupid describes him far too well...
    122. The paladin's alignment is not Lawful Anal.
    445. I will not admonish my fellow paladin with "a little less lawful, a little more good."
    651. My alignment is not Sarcastic Good.
    742. Apparently Chaotic Angry and Neutral Hungry aren't real alignments either.
    1059. Even if the villain is Lawful Evil, slapping a cease and desist order on him isn't going to work.
    1420. Doing 50 in a 45 does not cause an alignment check for the paladin.
    2103. Even if he is Lawful Evil, the villain isn't going to respond to a jury summons.
  • Least Rhymable Word:
    46. Sliver rhymes with silver because the computer frelling says so.
    1428. No spending half the game session seeing what rhymes with Nyarlathotep.
  • Lethal Chef:
    2107. Tharn aren't allowed to take cooking skills.
  • Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards:
    69. There is more to wizardry than magic missile. Even if I can do 200 damage automatic with no save.
    1493. No metamagic feat lets me add fragmentation to my spells.
  • Literal Genie: He's got a backup plan for this guy.
    744. My second wish can't be for a new, more open minded genie to grant my remaining wishes.
  • Load-Bearing Boss:
    1046. We can't stabilize the dying villain before we make our escape just in case he was a load bearing villain.
  • Logic Bomb: Back to the genie.
    199. My third wish cannot be 'I wish you wouldn't grant this wish.'
  • The Loonie: If only fictional examples of this kind of player could be quite so dedicated to it... but he doesn't seem to like competition.
    1088. I cannot try and throw large blunt objects at Malkavians, kobolds or kender. Or their players.
    1385. Even if I couldn't attend the session when everything went to hell, it's still my fault.
    1426. I am not "He who must not be named only in passing."
  • Loophole Abuse: Mr. Welch loves to try this. The DMs, however, are rarely cooperative. Note that there is no actual rule that Mr. Welch must follow these rules. note 
    24. Even if the rules allow it, I am not allowed to summon 50,000 Blue Whales.
    311. Even if the rules allow it, I cannot start the game as pope.
    337. Even if the rules allow it, I cannot control 20,000 pigeons and use them as flying piranha.
    423. Even if the rules allow it, I cannot play a duck.
    572. Even if the rules say otherwise, I cannot carry 100lbs of styrofoam without encumbrance penalties.
    623. Even if the rules allow it, I cannot play a Dire Gummi Bear.
    713. Even if the rules allow it, can't sink a battleship with a stapler.
    715. Even if the rules allow it, I can't invent the strip joint.
    754. Even if the rules give no maximum encumbrance, still can't pick up the bank and walk away with it.
    930. Even if the rules allow it, I cannot circumnavigate the world on foot in one turn.
    948. Even if the rules allow it, I can't catch dropped cannonballs with my teeth without drawbacks.
    985. Even if it isn't in the rules, I have to use the same scale miniature as everybody else.
    1197. Even if the rules allow it, I can't put a spinal mounted weapon on a bicycle.
    1289. Even if the rules allow it, a laser sight doesn’t add to my chaingun’s accuracy. Yes, even if I have one on each barrel.
    1335. I can not filibuster in the middle of my dying speech to buy the cleric more time.
    1408. Even if the rules allow it, I cannot fence with a katana.
    1583. Even if the rules allow it, can't take a prestige class at level 4.
    1600. Even if the rules allow it, I can't mount a flamethrower on a knife.
    1642. No matter what the rules say, antibiotics can't make a man's head explode.
    1807. Even if the rules allow it, I can't have a saber toothed walrus.
    1821. Even if the rules allow it, the Soviet National Anthem doesn't qualify for the inspirational music ability.
    1839. Even if the rules say otherwise, a huge back banner with an arrow pointing down at me causes a penalty to stealth checks.
    1862. Even if the rules allow it, I can't hip shoot a cannon.
    1883. Even if the rules allow it, my fighter can't carry a clan of halfings in his pack without penalty.
    1911. Even if the rules allow it, I can't one shot guys with a feather duster.
    1914. Can't abuse the boggan's weakness to get free babysitting.
    1924. Despite what the rules say, shooting other PC's in the head does not improve morale.
    1939. Even if the rules allow it, can't parry an artillery barrage with my fists.
    1966. Even if the rules allow it, can't play a viking Mad Scientist.
  • Lost Him in a Card Game: He's not even allowed to make the bet.
  • Lost in Translation: On purpose.
    76. I am not allowed any artistic license while translating.
    61. The Barbarian's name does not translate into "Screams like little sissy girl" in my language.
  • Loveable Sex Maniac: Quite possibly Welch himself, given the number of sex-related things.
    51. No longer allowed to use the time machine for booty calls.
    125. Lingerie can only snap coincidentally so many times per day.
    661. The line on my character sheet for 'Sex' is not for keeping score.
    972. "Threesome" is not a specialty of the seduction skill.
    1240. No matter what the dice say, I didn’t just seduce Chun Li. And Cammy.
  • Ludicrous Gibs:
    510. After a bloody battle, I will not celebrate by lying down and making carnage angels.
    1662. No starting a mosh pit in a leper colony.
    1690. I don't get double XP if I kill the monster with explosive decompression.
    1867. Can't have a gun that reduces people to Rorschach tests.
  • Made from Real Girl Scouts:
    1933. No part of the elven cloak is actually made out of elves.
  • Make a Wish: Not with this guy.
    97. My one wish cannot be 'I wish everything on this piece of paper was true'.
    227. My last wish cannot be "I wish we were playing another game."
    257. I cannot wish nobody else gets wishes.
    568. My first wish cannot be "I wish you grant all my wishes to the spirit and letter of the wish'.
    569. All 3 of my wishes cannot involve Alpacas.
    653. Cannot wish for the party to have common sense. Even the wish spell has its limits.
    745. Can't wish I was the GM.
    924. Before I make my next wish I have to ask myself: "Is this going to shatter the very fabric of reality again?"
    981. My last wish cannot be for Ragnarok.
    1130. I cannot wish we were playing the previous edition of the game.
    1153. I can't wish to change my vote on what module we're playing.
    1193. I will avoid making wishes that locks the game in an infinite time loop.
    1242. I can't wish that somebody competent wrote this module.
    1502. My first wish can't be to invalidate the previous character's last wish.
    1516. I will not wish we were still playing Torg.
    1553. I can't wish my girlfriend was hot like you.
    1658. The words "Rock Opera" will not appear in any of my wishes.
    2064. The wish spell can't affect the order of the alphabet.
  • Make Wrong What Once Went Right:
    145. I cannot go back in time to cut in line at the Declaration of Independence so everybody now is asked for their Terrence E. Woczinski when signing documents.
    1511. No using the time machine to set the "Star Spangled Banner" to anything by White Zombie.
    1634. If it's revealed Shakespeare was the author of Funky Cold Medina my time machine privileges are revoked.
    1703. The time machine is not for finding ringers for our baseball team.
  • Master of None:
    5. Not allowed to blow all my skill points on 1pt professional skills.
    1917. "The ability to do anything, as long as it's not that hard" is not a real superpower.
  • Me's a Crowd:
    675. Even if the rules allow it, I can't take the Identical Twin advantage 22 times.
  • Mid-Battle Tea Break: Defied.
    116. Not allowed to take a coffee break during the final super villain showdown.
  • A Million Is a Statistic:
    1683. Killing the orc horde by drowning them all at once is heroic. Killing them by drowning them one at a time is an alignment check.
  • The Minion Master:
    24. Even if the rules allow it, I am not allowed to summon 50,000 Blue Whales.
    299. I do not get any XP for anyone I kill by stampeding sheep.
    337. Even if the rules allow it, I cannot control 20,000 pigeons and use them as flying piranha.
    1512. My canine officer can't spend his animal requisition cash to buy two dozen chihuahuas.
    1884. If a PC gets taken out by a deer, can't recruit the deer to replace him.
    2207. We are not stopping the villain with small mammals armed with power tools.
  • Minmaxer's Delight:
    1800. I will not point out any loophole that arouses the powergamer.
  • Mirror Universe:
    325. Even if he was a paragon of humanity in his alternate dimension, Good Hitler is not an appropriate superhero concept.
  • Mohs Scale of Science Fiction Hardness:
    1817. Can't target the starship's radiator.
    • Although he was being silly, and treating a starship as though it were an automobile, a realistic spacecraft would have to have large radiator panels to dissipate all its waste heat, and destroying them would cripple the spacecraft.
  • Money Spider:
    1045. We will not gut every animal we kill to see if they have treasure inside like in video games.
  • Mook Chivalry: Averted!
    932. Nowhere in the bible does it say ninjas have to line up in a straight line to fight me.
  • Mook Horror Show
    617: The forehead is not an appropriate place for a killcount holo-tattoo.
  • More Dakka:
    15. Plan B is not automatically twice as much gunpowder as Plan A.
    440. I am forbidden from trying to merge the best features of automatic weapons and manual transmissions.
    557. If they get a bonus to spot my gun with a geiger counter, I can't have it.
    589. If my gun on a scale of 1-10 is a 7, it's vetoed if that's the Richter scale.
    603. I cannot have any gun mentioned in the Geneva Convention by name.
    803. If my personal carried firepower exceeds that of the Battleship Texas, there's a problem.
    868. I cannot have a gun with an area of affect larger than it's range.
    872. Any gun that sets off the metal detector before I even pass through it is vetoed.
    925. Any gun that can fire more rounds in one shot than I can physically carry is vetoed.
    1044. No matter how much ammo I start with, I can't impact the total world supply.
    1528. I can't ask the bad guy if I fired 40,000 rounds or just 39,999.
    1533. Even if the rules allow it, can't have a belt fed pistol.
    1722. No building a Gatling Gatling gun.
    2076. If I'm commissioned to build an artillery gun, they don't mean a gun that fires howitzers.
  • Most Common Superpower: Doesn't actually count as a superpower, no.
    1314. Gravity defying breasts, while impressive, do not count as a super power.
    • Enforced by at least one of his Dungeonmasters.
    1481. The Island of Small Breasted Fantasy Females does not exist.
  • Munchkin: He can be one at times.
    1647. Any character requiring the GM to tab more than 10 pages of rules for reference is vetoed.
    • As stated above, he likes pissing off other munchkins, as well:
    1653. The power gamer would appreciate me not bringing the book with the rule he is grotesquely abusing.
    1730. No putting all my weapon points in the blowgun.
    1731. If I take the blowgun, I at least have to poison the darts.
  • Mundane Utility:
    7. Not allowed to use psychic powers to do the dishes.
    183. There are no rules for cooking corn dogs in any d20 supplement.
    544. I will not cast Gate to bind an infernal creature of power to my bidding and make him mow the lawn.
    566. When confronted with a haunted house with bleeding walls, no converting it into a self supporting blood bank.
    1041. Doesn't matter if I'm just using to spot weld, force lightning still gets me a dark side point.
    1416. The guy with the meltagun doesn't automatically have to carry the popcorn.
    1897. Assist Other actions helps in combat, not with crossword puzzles.
    1948. Having an electrotech in the party doesn't mean I get to leave my phone charger at home.
    2070. The spell is "Heat Metal", not "Detect Piercings".
    2150. The cryokinetic's default job is not to protect the cooler.
    2230. Even if we were told to use all of it, can't use the extra explosives for public displays of affection to my girlfriend.
    2238. The Returning ability on magical weapons doesn't let me make a fortune at pawn shops.
    2249. Even if I take the Total Recall trait, I can't remember all quarter million crew on my ship by their first name.
  • Multiple Head Case:
    2062. Even if I have enough rope and have nine attacks a round, can't garrote a hydra.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg:
    219. In formal introductions to royalty, I must not introduce my companions as just "The Other Guys".
  • Never Mess with Granny: His characters can come from some seriously deadly ancestors.
    111. I did not pick the garrote skill last week from my grandmother.
    642. My character's grandma was not, is not and will never be a contract killer.
  • Ninja Maid:
    141. My maid does not know kung fu.
  • No Man of Woman Born:
    2126. There will be no more arguing on whether Eowyn could have killed MacBeth or McDuff could have killed the Witch King.
  • Non-Indicative Name:
    378. I can cannot give my character the moniker "Tim the Barbarian". Especially since he's the bard.
  • Noodle Incident / Noodle Implements: All the time.
    93. I am to remind my DM that he must never, ever give my paladin a dire boar for a mount again.
    101. I am not allowed to pave anything.
    114. The demilich only falls for getting stuffed in the bag of holding once.
    226. Troll bubblegum...bad idea.
    572. Even if the rules say otherwise, I cannot carry 100lbs of styrofoam without encumbrance penalties.
    598. Any adventure that ends up with my character being worshiped as an orc god was just a dream. Retroactively if need be.
    647. Any answer to a question involving the words 'wizard', 'station wagon' and 'wood paneling' is no.
    1007. That whole Expedition to the Barrier Peaks? Dream Sequence.
    1313. I will do nothing that tarnishes Hello Kitty's memory.
    1549. The totalitarian government tends to notice large purchases of cows, trebuchets and surveying gear.
    1708. No bringing up the time we were nearly TPK'd by a jerboa.
  • No Pronunciation Guide:
    561. I can't play a deep gnome just to make the rest of the party have to pronounce Svirfneblin.
    716. I cannot play a race the GM can't pronounce.
    2226. The concept of vowels are not alien to dwarves.
  • Obvious Rule Patch: Some of the rules are obvious attempts to close loopholes established by earlier rules. For instance:
    502. If my name isn't Grimlock, can't start every sentence with "Me Grimlock".
    516. Not allowed to name my characters Grimlock.
  • Odd Job Gods:
    3. There is no Gnomish god of heavy artillery.
    248. There is no Halfling god of groin shots.
    1342. There is no god of Wombats, no matter how much I pray.
  • Off the Rails: He's tried. The DMs don't like it.
    38. When investigating evil cultists not allowed to just torch the decrepit mansion from the outside.
    182. No figuring out the plot and killing the actual villain five minutes into the adventure.
    270. I cannot derail the adventure for a two hour in character discussion on the qualities of rope.
    360. I must remind the GM that my Blessed can Raise Dead before he runs another murder mystery again.
    621. No offering the old man and the farm kid a better rate to Alderaan.
    840. Even if it would have immediately solved the last six adventures, I won't throw dynamite in every well I come across.
    922. No matter how much we look, we're not finding the secret door leading to the back of the villain's hideout.
    1217. No matter what the dice just said, I didn't kill the villain with the first shot of the combat.
  • One-Hit Polykill:
    1269. Even if the guy I based my character off was famous for doing it, I can’t kill eight guys with one bullet.
  • One Stat to Rule Them All:
    951. The most important stat in Call of Cthulhu is not movement.
  • One Steve Limit:
    288. I cannot name my character after another PC already in this game.
    882. I will not convince the party to name all the characters the same thing.
  • Only Smart People May Pass: He can be a bit too smart.
    1164. I will wait for the GM to finish his incredibly complicated riddle before answering correctly.
    1534. I will raise my hand if I've already heard the DM's riddle.
  • Our Gnomes Are Weirder: His are much weirder!
    39. Gnomes do not have the racial ability 'can lick their eyebrows'.
    40. Gnomes do not have the racial ability to hold their breath for 10 minutes.
    41. Gnomes do not have the racial ability 'impromptu kickstand'.
    128. Polka Gnomes exist only in my mind.
    260. Gnomes do not have a racial bonus in bobsled.
    553. No matter how well I make my disguise check, my gnome cannot convincingly pass for any member of Rush.
    559. Even if the Ranger offers his sword, the elf his bow and the dwarf his axe, my gnome can't offer his accordion.
    693. There is no conspiracy to write out the gnome's contribution to the Fellowship of the Ring.
    748. Holding a pillow over a sleeping person's face is not a gnomish expression of affection.
    1367. Gnomes are not nature's tripods.
    • He explained in a recent interview that he has an affinity for gnomes specifically because the archetypes for their race aren't as clearly defined as the other standard fantasy races (basically because they weren't in Lord of the Rings as he explains.)
  • Overused Copycat Character: Mr. Welch seems to have an extreme dislike of these.
    13. Must not murder canon NPCs in their sleep, no matter how cliche they are.
    214. There is no prestige class Drizzt Slayer.
    405. I will not name my character for the power gaming campaign Generic Cleave Path Fighter #7.

    P-T 
  • Pardon My Klingon:
    178. There are no profanities in Celestial.
    1784. Some grizzfarb says I have to stop making up gnomish profanities.
  • Patron Saint:
    213. I am not the patron saint of common sense.
    1238. No making up Patron Saints.
    1527. There is no Patron Saint of the Dodecahedron.
  • Perfectly Cromulent Word:
    333. I cannot fistinate anybody, whatever the hell that means.
    1682. Snufficate is not a real way to kill somebody.
  • Pit Trap:
    1136. Doesn’t matter how big we make it, a pit trap isn’t going to take out the Tarrasque.
    1483. There is more to stopping a zombie horde than punji pits.
  • Player Killing:
    104. Nor is there a +1 Longsword +5 against party members.
  • Playing Against Type: Funnily enough, Mr. Welch has even used this trope to its full advantage. (Presumably, he did this during the one-shot, then went back to normal when the new DM started a full scenario just to create dissonance.)
    1870. If I'm invited to play a one shot with a new DM, can't play a serious straight laced character.
  • Plot Armor:
    447. If the NPC is critical to the plot later, I cannot crit him 4 times in one round.
    1982. If the GM's pet NPC has tons of plot armor, can't use her for cover.
  • Politically Correct History: Sort of.
    146. Not allowed to play an Australian in any game set before 1600.
    1459. Even if the game is set in 1912, the female characters get a vote on the party's action.
  • Post-Modern Magik:
    1117. Can't strangle a werewolf with a roll of Kodak film, no matter what we all know it's made out of.
  • Power Perversion Potential:
    301. "Well Hung" is not a physical, social or mental trait.
    595. I cannot pick a race with a prehensile ANYTHING.
    966. Using precog on the personals to find out who puts out on a first date is abusing the power.
    1659. Just because he has specialization in observation skills does not mean 'he likes to watch'.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy:
    734. My character's background cannot be a wikipedia biography with "Falco" crossed off and my character's name written in.
  • Professional Wrestling: Apparently, his campaign takes the concept of "gimmick infringement" very seriously.
    211. If, at any point, my dwarf takes on the mannerisms of "Macho Man" Randy Savage, he dies.
  • Punched Across the Room:
    1755. Calling my shot means 'Where I want to hit him' not 'Where I want him to land.'
    1899. The target's current zip code has no bearing on my called shot.
  • Ragin' Cajun
    4. My 7th Sea character Boudreaux is not 'Southern' Montaigne.
    188. I cannot play a elf with a scottish accent, nor a cajun dwarf.
  • Railroading:
    262. When the GM forces the plot, I cannot make choo-choo noises.
    1449. Any plan that would quickly, logically and safely defeat the module early is doomed to failure.
  • Razor Floss:
    1032. Monofilament does not automatically make the world a better place.
    1372. Even if the rules allow it, I cannot have a monofilament sledgehammer.
  • Recoil Boost:
    1437. High recoil guns and roller skates are not an accepted method of transportation.
  • Redemption Equals Sex:
    1775. Just because I spared the villain's life doesn't mean she owes me a first date.
  • Red Shirt:
    134. The King's Guards official name is not "The Royal Order of the Red Shirt."
  • Reference Overdosed: Hoo boy.
  • Religion of Evil:
    314. Under 'Religion' I cannot put 'Xenu'.
    842. When handed Dieties and Demigods and told to pick a god for my druid, I will skip right by the Cthulhu Mythos.
  • Religious Russian Roulette:
    95. I must not put the Thunder God on the spot again.
  • Required Secondary Powers:
    606. If my power is super growth, that includes my skin.
    1564. Superspeed gives immunity to friction.
  • Resting Recovery:
    913. After casting my one first level spell, can't leave the dungeon to go sleep.
  • Retcon:
    305. Anything my character does that ends up as errata I am retroactively prohibited from doing.
    598. Any adventure that ends up with my character being worshiped as an orc god was just a dream. Retroactively if need be.
  • Reverse Psychology:
    704. No using my hideously low Charisma to get the villain to do the opposite of what I suggest.
  • Rules Lawyer: So many items on the list begin with the phrase "Even if the rules allow it" to be listed here. See Ain't No Rule above.
  • Rule 34: Mr. Welch may be keeping a meticulous list of things that he's been banned from doing, but the internet is full of people with less restraint. (Yes, there are actually examples of that kind of picture of The List floating around on the web. No, you won't find links to them here. If you're really that keen, you know what to do.)
  • Rule Zero: Usually the Game Master's only defense against Mr Welch.
  • Rushmore Refacement:
    542. No, I do not have time to carve that mountain in the shape of anything.
  • Sailor Earth:
    526. If an NPC is known as the "One," I cannot volunteer to be the "Two."
  • Sanity Meter:
    138. If the mere thought of it costs the others sanity, I'm forbidden from doing it.
    829. Despite the song's claim, a pelvic thrust does not cause Sanity loss.
    879. Buying a bigger gun does not restore sanity.
    998. The script for the Baywatch movie does not cause more Sanity loss than the Necronomicon.
    1427. It is not a race to 0 SAN.
  • Scenery Censor:
    532. Despite being a staple of comic books everywhere, I cannot teleport objects in front of naked people.
  • Scooby-Doo Hoax:
    513. Trying to rip the face off the villain will not get the Scooby-Doo ending.
  • Screw Destiny: Denied.
    339. Can't avoid going on an epic quest with the excuse "Can't find a sitter."
  • Screw You, Elves!: Mr. Welch seems to relish in tormenting the pointy-eared folk and their players.
    55. Before facing the dragon, not allowed to glaze the elf.
    89. The elf's name is not Legolam.
    156. When one person forgets to buy rations eating the half-elf is not our first option.
    229. Not allowed to spontaneously check if the elf can take a punch.
    379. I am to stop asking the elf to put in a good word for me with Santa.
    472. When my cleric is told to "Buff the Elf," I know exactly what it means and may not miscontrue it in any way.
    826. Elves do not respond to chainsaws the same ways dogs react to vacuum cleaners.
    942. We do not need an elf on this dungeoncrawl for the same reason miners need canaries.
    1054. I will call the elf druid by his real impossibly long elf name, and not just Llanowar Leafblower.
    1055. I will also not simply refer to the elf druid as that dirty, dirty hippie.
    1112. I will stop referring to the Eladrin as just the Elf Mk II.
    1250. I will address the other PC as Lord Tyrion, Eldritch Knight of the Winter Court. And not just as the Sidhe Male. note 
    1410. Bleaching the drow won't help.
    1500. I will not convince the dragon to eat the elf instead because he's organically grown.
    1619. If the elf is rolling badly doesn't mean we need to water him.
    1877. I will stop asking the high elf for a hit.
    1878. Elves are not all backstabbing, untrustworthy weasels, but you never hear about a dark gnome do you?
    1880. Elves are not piercing weapons by default.
    1933. No part of the elven cloak is actually made out of elves.
    2019. Even if the elf fails his willpower check, we don't need to change him.
    2120. Elves do not squirt ink out of their nipples as a defense mechanism.
    2121. Elves also do not secrete a foul tasting oil when threatened.
    2122. The reason elves live in forests is not to protect them from eagles that swoop down and grab them up.
  • Sdrawkcab Name:
    170. I cannot name my character Xagyg or any anagram thereof.
    1230. It's okay if you name your Kindred Alucard. But I still can't name my Garou Namflow.
  • Self-Imposed Challenge:
    1394. I will not take on the entire dungeon using only one body part to attack.
  • Sensitivity Training:
    23. Any character who has a sensitivity training center named after him will be taken away.
  • Seppuku:
    389. My samurai is not required to commit seppuku if he fails to hit the monster.
  • Shaped Like Itself:
    1785. I can't play an anthropomorphic homo sapiens.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better:
    99. Not allowed to see if Jedi can parry a shotgun blast with their lightsaber.
    619. No matter what the dice say, I can't kill a 4th gen vampire with a pump action loaded with buck in a single round.
    958. No matter how practical, I can't have shotgunchucks.
    973. Shotguns are not a traditional part of Texas funerals.
    1916. Even if the rules allow it, sniper scopes don't give bonuses to shotguns.
  • Shout-Out: TONS of these.
    25. The green elf does not need food badly.
    36. I am not allowed to convince the entire party to sit on the same side of the table.
    40. Gnomes do not have the racial ability to hold their breath for 10 minutes.
    42. Having a big nose adds nothing to my seduction check.
    64. My paladin's battle cry is not "Good for the Good God".
    83. My gnome does not like big butts and he cannot lie.
    124. I cannot insert the words "Kill Phil, Sorry Phil" into any list of instructions.
    130. I am not authorized to form the head.
    132. There is no such feat called "Death Blossom".
    168. I was also not recruited by 12 dwarves and a wizard to rob a dragon.
    252. I can not order the Druid to transform and roll out.
    259. My Highlander's name cannot be McHammer.
    398. No matter what popular media says, harpoons are not proper ninja weapons.
    409. I will not cast darkness at the magic missile.
    469. If I wake up to find black cloaked figures in my room, I will not immediately point them to the halflings' room.
    529. My character is not from Duncan, Idaho.
    909. Dual wielding spike chains does not let me use the battlecry "DANGER WILL ROBINSON DANGER!"
    936. 'The power of Christ compels me' does not justify my Blessed's actions. (Epic Riff)
    997. I can't beat on the drow until he admits his name is Toby.
    1012. Note to self: Lightsaberchucks...BAD IDEA
    1014. I will stop blaming every massacre we come across on Decepticons.
    1111. There is no such thing as a Magic Murder Bag of Holding.
    1129. I will refrain from casting Dimension Jump and Magnificent Mansion on every police box we pass.
    1187. It's okay to feed the Ewok after midnight.
    1287. Let's not taunt the minotaur with "How appropriate, You Fight Like a Cow".
    1454. The paladin does not appreciate us painting his dire tiger green and orange.
    1484. Just because I can, doesn't mean I should drop a house on the witch.
    1509. No part of the Constitution is written in invisible ink.
    1618. Any character even remotely resembling Mr. B Natural is dead before the first dice are rolled.
    1643. Despite precedent, if the travel gets rough, we can't eat the bard.
    1710. "Mooning M. Bison" is not an appropriate stunt action.
    1716. Summon Para-Legal Elemental is not a real spell.
    1736. Can't name my rabbit familiar Watership.
    1854. TSR is not hiding Golden Tickets in Mystara Gazetteers.
    1868. Playing The Who doesn't give me a bonus to forensics checks.
    1980. The druid can't transform into a sports car. Even if we douse him with hot water.
    2011. There is no easy way to tell a guy he named his genetically engineered uber space Mongolian after Genghis Khan's wife.
    2035. Cylons don't have a four year life span.
  • Silly Reason for War
    625. I must remember before the next time I shave off the sleeping dwarf's beard and glue it to the sleeping elf, wars have been started that way.
  • Similarly Named Works: Invoked.
    1333. I will tell the noob the game is about post nuclear Europe and not love struck vampires before we start.
  • Spanner in the Works: He has a knack for playing this role.
    329. Not allowed to spoil the plot by simply removing the hinges on the door.
  • Spare Body Parts: Denied.
    68. Bring him back intact includes redundant organs.
  • Speedrun:
    16. I will not beat Tomb of Horrors in less than 10 minutes from memory.
    1213. No, we can't see if the party can beat Temple of Elemental Evil in under an hour.
  • Stalker with a Crush
    1805. I won't mention a celebrity that causes another gamer to go all stalker. Sorry in advance Jeannie Mai.
  • STD Immunity:
    588. Paladins are immune to STDs, but if I take advantage of this ability, I lose it. Wonderful paradox, isn't it?
  • Stealthy Colossus:
    1837. I won't ask how a 9' combat monster with no concept of subtlety starts with a +1D in stealth.
  • Stripperiffic:
    1765. Even if my CO does it, a unitard is not an appropriate SAS uniform.
  • Stuff Blowing Up:
    15. Plan B is not automatically twice as much gunpowder as Plan A.
    1925. Can't disguise a nuclear bomb to look like me.
  • Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion
    46. Sliver rhymes with silver because the computer frelling says so.
  • Summon Bigger Fish:
    583. Can't intimidate the evil wizard just by constantly summoning bigger versions of what he's just summoned.
  • Surprise Party
    1912. No more surprise parties for the berserker.
  • Suspiciously Apropos Music: Actually, he has been banned from subversions thereof. No marching to polka.
    43. No longer allowed to set nazi propaganda music to a snappy disco beat.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: Has its limits.
    2082. No matter how successful, our party has to be more than a wizard and 5 pikemen.
  • Take That: Almost all of his 4th edition Dungeons and Dragons related entries are him taking potshots at that game.
    1089. Even if the game is a crappy rip-off of World of Warcraft, my character can't speak in Leet.
    1243. Even if the game is dreadfully repetitive, our party's motto can't be 'Wash, Rinse, Repeat'.
    1464. Cannot use the requisition skill to get a beach house in the Virgin islands, even if Congress can.
    1773. Can't use a wish spell to make the last Star Wars trilogy not suck.
    1782. I will remember we're playing 4th edition and stop using my imagination.
    2159. Just because my media only put the bare minimum into his journalistic skills doesn't mean he starts at MSNBC.
  • Taking You with Me: Instead of a bomb, he uses a Great Old One.
    171. My character's dying words are not allowed to be "Hastur, Hastur, Hastur."
  • Talking Is a Free Action:
    1335. I can not filibuster in the middle of my dying speech to buy the cleric more time.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Not appreciated by the DMs (that Mr. Welch plays with.)
    433. I will not find a peaceful solution to the adventure just to piss off the power gamer.
    859. I will concede we're on a dungeon crawl and stop trying to talk to the monsters.
  • Talking Your Way Out: Also not appreciated by the DMs.
    1101. I will not cut the vault guards in on the haul instead of fighting them.
  • Talk to the Fist:
    1148. No matter how long his speech is, my sniper will not shoot the speaker introducing the target.
  • Tank Goodness:
    1986. When asked to be the party tank, they didn't mean an Abrams.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill:
    383. It is not ok to use 10,000 rounds to kill two sentries.
    589. If my gun on a scale of 1-10 is a 7, it's vetoed if that's the Richter scale.
    808. Covering fire does not include nuclear weapons.
    901. In the middle of the Black Ops a diversion is not blowing off the top twenty floors of the building.
    1016. Even if spells are use them or lose them, I will not waste Meteor Swarms on a goblin.
    1167. I can stop rolling at 7x dead.
    1257. No, the answer to the problem is not to make a gatling gun out of bazookas.
    1357. Preliminary saturation carpet bombing is not automatically Plan A.
    1517. Checking to see if the Mad Slasher is dead is ok, dismembering him with a shotgun is overkill.
    1537. My Rogue Trader does not need to announce his arrival with eight hours of orbital bombardment.
    1595. We aren't raising the villain from the dead because we haven't killed him enough yet.
    1606. If my fireballs always form a mushroom cloud, time to tone it down a bit.
    1819. Strapping dynamite to an arrow is an acceptable cliche. Not the whole keg of gunpowder.
    2139. You can't critically hit with a nuclear weapon.
  • Thrown Out the Airlock:
    159. Airlocks do not double as trash disposals.
    536. If a powergamer joins our crew, I will not billet him in the newly furnished auxiliary airlock.
    1201. 'Just blow them out the airlock' is not a backup First Contact Protocol.
  • Token Minority:
    518. Affirmative Action does not require me to play a drow.
  • Too Important to Walk:
    315. My gnome cannot save points on the ride skill simply by asking for piggyback rides everywhere.
  • Tourettes Shitcock Syndrome:
    189. Tourette's is not a flaw, it is a reason to kill the character at creation.
  • Translation Convention: Unsurprisingly, this only happens in movies.
    10. Just because my character and I can speak German, doesn't mean the GM can.
  • Trojan Horse:
    1231. No matter how low Orc intelligence, they aren't going to fall for a large wooden horse outside the gates of Mordor.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: Welch is not allowed to invoke it in-universe.
    1396. No matter his condition, we aren't selling the villain's corpse as modern art.
  • Truth Serums:
    738. Though highly educational, no more slipping the anti-paladin sodium pentathal.

    U-Z 
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: In-Universe
    1192. My last wish cannot be for a cage match between Cthulhu, Godzilla, Galactus and the Tarrasque.
  • Un Entendre:
    472. When my cleric is told to "Buff the Elf", I know exactly what it means and may not miscontrue it in any way.
    555. I will stop snickering every time the monk announces he's touching someone with his quivering palm.
    1875. Before I make the seduction check, I will reread the description of the swinging knack.
  • The Unpronouncable
    459. The vampire clan with vicissitude note  is not pronounced 'Karl'.
    561. I can't play a deep gnome just to make the rest of the party have to pronounce Svirfneblin.
    716. I cannot play a race the GM can't pronounce.
    2257. Even if my character is Welsh, his name has to include vowels.
  • Uplifted Animal:
    273. No matter how smart I make my animal companion, he still can't take the tax accountant skill.
  • Useless Useful Spell
    12. Must learn at least one offensive or defensive spell if I'm the sorcerer.
  • Use Your Head
    1882. The monk counts as adamantine when attacking, not when being used as a battering ram.
  • Valley Girl:
    26. Valley speak has no place in a fantasy setting. Especially if you're the paladin.
  • Vampire Hunter: He hunts bloodsuckers with extreme prejudice, it seems.
    30. I am not to kill off all the vampires in the LARP, even if they are terminally stupid.
    109. Not allowed to kill a vampire with any part from a DC-10 larger than my car.
    193. Not allowed to kill vampires with seismic charges.
    217. If the weapon is capable of staking vampires hiding behind engine blocks, I can't have it.
    454. No staking a vampire with anything larger than his chest cavity.
    565. My vampire hunter can't have anything he saw on an infomercial at 3am on PBS.
    619. No matter what the dice say, I can't kill a 4th gen vampire with a pump action loaded with buck in a single round.
    660. Walmart is not my one stop shopping place for hunting vampires.
    686. My vampire hunter does not take the "un" out of "undead".
    1113. I will not shoot vampires in the chest with a large pistol just so they have to explain the embarrassing sucking chest wound.
    1116. Add Bulldozers to the list of things vampires are allergic to.
    1403. Can't use dominate to make vampires forget to change their clocks for Daylight Savings Time.
    1521. While not lethal, Ferris Wheels aren't exactly healthy to vampires.
    1851. Can't use woodchippers as shotguns against vampires.
  • Verbal Tic:
    478. Castillians do not always end their sentences with the word "Ariba!"
    502. If my character is not named "Grimlock," I cannot start every sentence with "Me Grimlock!"
    516. Not allowed to name my characters Grimlock.
  • Virgin Sacrifice:
    401. When a virgin sacrifice is demanded I will not look knowingly at the paladin, netrunner or Hermetic.
  • Vorpal Pillow:
    748. Holding a pillow over a sleeping person's face is not a gnomish expression of affection.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene:
    313. My British Superspy does not get a reroll on his seduction check if his shirt gets ripped off.
  • Wasteful Wishing: Over a dozen, including:
    227. My last wish cannot be "I wish we were playing another game."
    257. I cannot wish nobody else gets wishes.
    568. My first wish cannot be "I wish you grant all my wishes to the spirit and letter of the wish".
    569. All 3 of my wishes cannot involve Alpacas.
    653. Cannot wish for the party to have common sense. Even the wish spell has its limits.
  • Waxing Lyrical
    390. My character's background must be more indepth than a montage of Queen lyrics.
    987. After the battle my Astartes is to spend his time training and in meditation, not choreographing Gilbert and Sullivan numbers.
  • Weaponized Animal
    37. They do not make black market illegal cyberweapons for rodents.
    2207. We are not stopping the villain with small mammals armed with power tools.
  • Weapon of X Slaying
    104. Nor is there a +1 Longsword, +5 against party members.
    206. I cannot forge a +1 sword of Brad's Min/Maxed Paladin/Monk Slaying.
  • We Need a Distraction: Greatly limited.
    450. When told to distract the villainess, they didn't mean with a surprise marriage proposal.
    678. Distract the bad guy does not mean with a recreation of the Apollo landing.
    1667. When told to distract the bad guy they didn't mean by playing Wham over their commlinks.
    1668. When told to distract the bad guy they didn't mean by shooting the guy standing next to him.
    1669. When told to distract the bad guy they didn't mean by setting him on fire.
    1783. Distracting the bad guy does not mean with an aztec bar mitzvah.
    1942. Can't distract the villain by sending him a text.
    2183. Distract the bad guy does not mean with a called shot to his appendix.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?:
    597. The party does not need to know about that time I woke up duct taped to the back of a Drow Matron Mother.
    654. If the party goes into my room and finds a Deva wearing only baby oil, oven mitts and spurs, they can start the module without me.
  • Whatevermancy:
    334. Pinball is not a specialization for wizards.
    578. Rectomancy is not a school of magic.
    888. Breast enhancing spells gain no benefits from meta-magic feats.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?:
    250. Superfluous Man is not a viable superhero concept.
    1191. Super powers that are only useful to art majors are vetoed.
    1210. I will keep rolling until I get a superpower I can actually use.
    1565. Shapechanging is an acceptable super power. Shapechanging only into the '93 San Diego Padres is not.
  • Whip It Good: Not the Weapon of Choice of the Goddess of Marriage.
  • Whoring / Crippling Overspecialization:
    69. There is more to wizardry than magic missile. Even if I can do 200 damage automatic with no save.
    381. Min/Max for combat=good. Min/Max for accounting=bad.
    1195. I will not min/max the appraise skill just to clean up on The Price Is Right.
    1730. No putting all my weapon points in the blowgun.
  • With Catlike Tread:
    1584. Even if the rules allow it, you can't sneak with a running chainsaw.
    1624. It is bad form to sing along with the elevator music in a Black Ops.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds:
    1751. Lord Soth just does not need a hug.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Denied.
    1842. You can't suplex a lictor.
  • You All Meet in a Cell:
    1798. Can't start every game breaking out of jail.
  • You All Meet in an Inn: Not good enough for him.
    212. If the party always starts the adventure in a tavern, I cannot opt to start in a brothel.
    1688. Just because he starts every game in a tavern doesn't mean the Barbarian needs rehab.
  • You Can Leave Your Hat On:
    351. I cannot take skill Profession: Ecdysiast.
    739. Can't make the Black Ops super easy by sending a couple of strippers to the guardroom first.
    814. Sending the villain a Nymph stripper only works once.
    1244. I will not point out the Drow Matron would make more money as an exotic dancer. Even if it's true.
  • You Can't Thwart Stage One:
    1449. Any plan that would quickly, logically and safely defeat the module early is doomed to failure.
    1881. No shooting the Quarren at the start of the adventure, even if it would have immediately solved the last four adventures instantly.
  • You Need to Get Laid:
    228. I cannot use my time machine to hire Hitler a hooker in 1920, thus avoiding WW2.
    1898. No hiring Anakin Skywalker some Twi'lek hookers, thus removing his reason to become Vader.
  • You Put the X in XY:
    686. My vampire hunter does not take the "un" out of "undead".
    865. I do not put the "cad" in "decadent" or the "rave" in "depraved".
  • Your Days Are Numbered:
    1022. Can't start the game with 24 hours to live.
  • Your Head Asplode:
    344. No matter how much I make my IQ roll by, I can't make the other guy's head explode.
    1846. If the Ork makes his check to solve higher mathematics, his head doesn't explode.
  • Your Tomcat Is Pregnant:
    2011. There is no easy way to tell a guy he named his genetically engineered uber space Mongolian after Genghis Khan's wife.

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