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* [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt Do'Urden]] was the hottest thing in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', before the WolverinePublicity, OverusedCopycatCharacter syndrome, and all the bad FanFic. Now, say "I love Drizzt books" on-line and many RPG players will think you're saying "I am a 13-year-old boy who has never read anything else in his life."
** This is not helped by the fact that said 13-year-olds still [[OverusedCopycatCharacter love to create Drizzt imitations]] in about every MMO known to man. If you see any sort of dual-wielding darkish kind of elf in an MMO, chances he'll have a name suspiciously similar to "Drizzt". Even that seems to be a DeadHorseTrope now.
** This might be partially because the ''Drizzt'' books rely on the assumption of the reader that [[TheFairFolk dark elves are evil]]. If the only dark elf you've ever heard of is Drizzt, you're going to lose something.
* In ''TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness'' games:
** Having a character with a [[BadassLongcoat trenchcoat]] and a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] has become cliche and passe. The initial popularity was aided by the fact that in some editions, swords are more powerful than guns and katanas are the [[KatanasAreJustBetter most powerful sword]].
** In TheNineties, ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' gained a very poor reputation in Poland for having players that were insufferable goth stereotypes. It ended in the establishment of a [=WoD=]-free zone at a major convention.

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