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Memes: Tabletop Games
You have angered the gazebo.

Tabletop role-playing gamers are also fond of creating their own memes, because that's just how they roll.
Please add entries in the following format:
  • The name of the tabletop game (if it belongs in the "Other" folder).
    • The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme, if necessary.[[/labelnote]] Explanation 
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

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    Dungeons And Dragons 
  • Rolling Twenties Explanation 
  • I'm attacking the darkness! Explanation 
    • If there are any GIRLS there I wanna DO them!!!
    • WHERE'RE THE CHEETOS?
  • IT'S A GAZEBO! Explanation 
    Is it friendly?
    It's not friendly, Eric. It's a GAZEBO!
    I shoot it with my bow (roll to hit). What happened?
    There is now a gazebo with an arrow sticking out of it.
    I run away.
    Too late, the Gazebo attacks and kills you.
    • This one gained enough notoriety that it's actually listed in That Other Wiki.
    • It's also in Munchkin with the restriction "No one may help you. You must face the Gazebo alone," based on how only Eric attacked the gazebo because everyone else knew what a gazebo was.
  • Rogues do it from behind!
    • And paladins do it on horseback!
    • Samurai do it for their family's honor!
  • I Roll to Disbelieve! Explanation 
  • Eberron: Loli-pope! Explanation 
  • Bear Lore! Roll a Nature check:
  • Alternatively, roll a Religion Lore:
    • DC15: Bears do not attend any continuous services of worship. They are ready to kill at all hours of the week.
    • DC20: They mysteriously vanish every winter, perhaps to give reverence to their perverse fertility goddess while gorging on the souls of men lost to famine.
    • DC25: Bear society has no visibly ordained clerics.
    • DC35: SHIT NEVERMIND THEY HAVE THEM RUN.
  • MY HAT (sic) OF D02 KNOW NO LIMIT! Explanation 
  • Jack Chick was right! Explanation 
    • "Blackleaf! NO!!!" Explanation 
    • "I don't want to be Elfstar any more! I want to be Debbie!" Explanation 
  • From a famous Dungeons & Dragons campaign, the Head of Vecna. It's even referenced in Planescape: Torment.
  • Tordek is in it for all the bitches. Explanation 
  • You see, the thing about an immovable rod i-CLANG Explanation 
    • WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT? Explanation 
  • Lightning Warrior was a class someone created on the WoTC forums as a joke. It has a wizard's spells and a warrior's fighting ability and asked if it was underpowered because it didn't have a familiar (an ability that is actually considered a disadvantage to use, since if the weak pathetic animal that grants you meaningless bonuses dies, you lose a giant chunk of XP) and is unable to specialize (a more legitimate weakness, but generalist Wizards are still Game Breaker class). The class is now a running gag when recommending a class, with notes that it "sacrifices power for flavor".
  • "Katanas are underpowered in D20" Explanation 
  • I'm a monster! RAWR! Explanation 
  • ACTION POINTS! Explanation 
  • WEEABOO FIGHTAN MAGIC!Explanation 
    • IRON HEART SUUUURGE! Explanation 
  • Durr *CLANG* Explanation 
  • I AM THE MOON. (he is the moon...) Explanation 
  • Cats vs. Commoners. Explanation 
  • Oh no! It's CoDZilla. Explanation 

    Exalted 

    Magic The Gathering 
  • Needs more Goyf. Explanation 
    • Really, almost every Standard environment has a card like this. When Tarmogoyf rotated out, it became Needs more Blossom. Explanation 
    • On a similar topic, "Tarmogoyf is the best Blue creature in the history of Magic." Explanation 
  • "Ach! Hans, run!" Explanation 
  • "Protection from [X]" and/or "Circle of Protection: [X]" (as in, "Protection from Editors" or "Circle of Protection: Tropers"). Explanation 
  • "Pithy fire related quotation!" — Jaya Ballard, Task Mage Explanation 
  • Uncle Istvan, anyone? Whenever someone talks about bringing back old creature types, Uncle Istvans will inevitably come up. Sometimes still after the Grand Creature Type Update errata'd him out of having his own type.
    • Brushwagg has achieved similar popularity, with the extra benefit of actually retaining its ridiculous creature type.
  • ... But how's it play against faeries? Explanation 
  • It dies to removal! Explanation 
    • "Dies to Doom Blade" / "Dies to Murder" are more specific variants popular in the comments on Gatherer, the official Wot C card listing site.
  • "Harrow." "Harrow, to you to." Explanation 
  • "Why are you mana weaving?"
    • "No, no, I'm randomizing my deck now, so it's perfectly legal..."
      • "SO WHY DID YOU MANA WEAVE?" Explanation 
  • Storm Crow, a rather average card, and Chimney Imp, a ridiculously underpowered one for its cost, are memetically popular on Gatherer as two of the best cards ever.
    • Relatedly: BAN HOVERMYR!
  • After Nicol Bolas turned out to be the villain in two consecutive sets, there are a number of players who assume everything is his fault now. This has even been referenced on an official Wizards column.
    • In the third, it's a minor variation: The Phyrexians do control Mirrodin, but they don't have a planeswalker.
    • Also stated as "BOLAS ALWAYS WINS!"
  • I know a great combo: Humility and Opalescence. Explanation 
  • We've always been at war with Pokémon, I mean Yu-Gi-Oh!. Explanation 
  • "Rosewater confirms X!" Explanation 
  • Don't fuck with horseshoe crabs. Explanation 
    • In a similar vein, Philosophers in Magic are hardened badasses who can go toe-to-toe with bears.
  • Fblthp, as seen on the art for Totally Lost, gained massive popularity fast, was the feature of a story on the site, and Wizards sold Fblthp plushies for a brief while.

    Warhammer 40000 
  • In the grimdark future of the grimdark grimdark, there is only grimdark. Explanation 
    • In the Space Marine future of the Space marine, there is only Space Marine. Explanation 
  • " HERESY!" *BLAM* Explanation 
  • "DRIVE ME CLOSER! I WANT TO HIT THEM WITH MY SWORD!" Explanation 
  • The Imperial Guard: fighting alien monsters with flashlights and t-shirts. Explanation 
    • Standard issue adamantium balls. Explanation 
  • WRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! Explanation 
    • Za Warudo! Explanation 
  • "I DO COCAAAAAIIINEE!" Explanation 
    • "DOOMRIDER! NA! NA! NA!"
  • DA RED WUNS GO FASTA! Explanation 
    • "Purple is da sneekyest!" Explanation 
    • WAAAAAAAGGGGHHHH! Explanation 
      • 'ERE WE GO, 'ERE WE GO, 'ERE WE GO! Explanation 
    • MORE DAKKA Explanation 
  • Dawn of War:
    • METAHL BAWKSES!Explanation 
    • "SPESS MEHREENS, TODEH THE ENEMEH IS AT OUR DOAR! WE KNOW OUR DUTEH AND WE WILL DO EET!" Explanation 
      • SPESS MEHREENS WE HEEV FEHLED THE EMPRAH
    • Vance Motherfucking Stubbs, who "lost" 100 Baneblades and still won the Kaurava campaign. Explanation 
    • SINDRIII!!! Explanation 
    • WE CAPTURED IT FOR KAY-OSS! Explanation 
    • BLOODY MAGPIES! Explanation 
  • Squad Broken! Explanation 
  • Lucius the Eternal will penetrate the rear armour of anything with his Rod Lash of Torment. OH YEAH!!
  • Kharn is a hell of a guy. Explanation 
    • IT'S MY DAY OFF Explanation 
    • I'M THE NEW COMMISSAR NOW Explanation 
    • I WAS TRYING TO DRAW A DUCK Explanation 
    • KHARNE LOEV KITTEN Explanation 
      • KITTEN LOEV KHARNE
  • Macha, the ever-virgin Explanation 
  • ANGRY MARINES!!! ALWAYS ANGRY! ALL THE TIME! Explanation 
  • ALL HAIL CIAPHAS CAIN, HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!! Explanation 
  • X FOR THE X GOD!! Y FOR THE Y THRONE!! Explanation 
  • OMNOMNOMNOM!!! Explanation 
  • Squats should be brought ba... Explanation 
  • "I move and shoot." Explanation 
    • OH COME ON.
  • So there I was, editing TV Tropes articles, when I hear this weird noise, like a distant rumbling sound. Glancing around the room, I deduced it was coming from behind my monitor. I stood up, walked around my desk to get a better view, when suddenly a frakking Baneblade roars out from behind the monitor, crushed my chair, and gunned down my entire Tau army on a nearby shelf. How the hell can a 300 ton tank sneak into my room? Must have taken some kind of tactical geni- CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEED! Explanation 
    • The Tyranid Swarmlord is able to outmaneuver none other than Marneus Calgar of the Ultramarines, with an instinctive cunning that borders on tactical gen-SCREEEEEEEEED! Explanation 
    • So, these Tzeentch cultists were about to perform the ritual sacrifice that would allow a demon prince to enter the world and plunge this planet screaming into the void. But then, a Baneblade emerged from the shadow cast by the main altar and began blowing holes in the walls, while Space Marines began emerging from behind the ornamental candelabra. And when the high priest tried to complete the sacrifice before the Space Marines could stop him, he discovered that a 100 foot tall battle cathedral had been hidden behind him without him realizing. How is this possi- CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!!
  • Just as planned! Explanation 
  • Eldrad is a dick. Explanation 
  • Failbaddon the Despoiler is an incompetent fuckwit. Explanation 
    • Abaddon has no arms. Explanation 
  • TANKRED Explanation 
  • SPESS WOLVES, WE MAKE PLANETFALL IN OUR WOLFPODS AND OUR WOLFSHIPS IN THE NAME OF THE GREAT WOLF AND OUR WOLF LORDS WHAT WIELD WOLF CLAWS. FOR THE WOLFTIME! Explanation 
  • Once upon a time there was a Black And White Space Marine On A Black And White Bike... Explanation 
  • Thin! Your! PAINTS! Explanation 
  • It was then that Hive Fleet Kraken recognized that its true spiritual liege was not the almighty Hive Mind, nor the Hive Tyrants that lorded over them, but Roboute Guilleman, Primarch of the Ultramarines. Explanation 
  • Everyone is Alpharius. Explanation 
    • I'M ALPHARIUS! Explanation 
    • No such Legion exists. Explanation 
  • "FOR THE GREATER [insert]!" Explanation 
    • "Yeah, we suck at close combat. It's a shame you'll never get there." Explanation 
    • Weeaboo Space Communistsnote 
  • GIT TO THE CHOPPA! Explanation 
  • CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT Explanation 
    • PRAETOR ARMOURED ASSAULT LAUNCHERSExplanation 
    • Drive my CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT closer, I want to hit them with my sword! Explanation 
  • Fucking Autarchs.
  • Pauldrons. Explanation 
  • Cultist-chan. Explanation 
    • Lolicron. Explanation 
  • Ultra Smurfs. Explanation 
  • Chaos Champions have one of two outcomes in life. They may either ascend as a Daemon Prince, to rule unholy armies and worlds for eternity, or to become a Chaos Spawn, a mutated beast that...no, wait, I GHRHADIOSJNSLKDMAPKF! Explanation 
  • The PDF tried to respond but were killed to a man. Explanation 
  • Tomb Kings IN SPESS! Explanation 
  • You scored all the points but the Galactic Partidges won the battle. Explanation 
  • The 1st Membranes will kill you with mindbullets. Explanation 
  • Doombreed is GENGHIS MOTHERFUCKING KHAN and is on fire! Explanation 

    Warhammer Fantasy 
  • Remove X, replace with Skinks. Explanation 
    • Remove Skinks, replace with Skinks
  • DOOMWHEELS! Explanation 
  • Malekith: ageless, undisputed witch-king of Naggaroth. Supreme commander over the Dark Elven hordes. Still lives with his mom.
  • Death Metal Vikings. Explanation 

    Others 
  • Call of Cthulhu:
    • SAN check. Explanation 
    • All the dice.
      • No, not all your dice. All the dice.
    • Cthulhu: 1d6 investigators per round.
      • Get some Cubans
    • Old Man Henderson, the man who "won" Call of Cthulhu Explanation 
  • Rifts: Giga-Damage - set everything right.
  • Things Mr. Welch Is No Longer Allowed to Do in an RPG
    • And the related "Things Runs-Like-Hell is no longer allowed to do in the Garou Nation"
  • Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies. Explanation 
  • Dogs In The Vineyard: "Go go Power Rangers, you Mighty Mormon Power Rangeeeeers!"
  • Paranoia
    • Trust The Computer. The Computer Is Your Friend.
    • Questioning the Computer is treason. Treason is punishable by death.
    • Only a Communist Mutant Traitor would question the Computer.
    • You do not have clearance for this article, citizen. Please report immediately for termination.
    • Please report immediately for termination. Failure to report for termination is grounds for termination.
  • New Settlers Of Catan players will quickly become acquainted with "Wood for Sheep".
  • Busen Memo. Explanation 
  • The standard response to meeting anybody or anything in an RPG? Kill them and take their stuff!
  • FATAL
    • Roll for Anal Circumference. Explanation 
      • Negative Anal Circumference. Explanation 
    • REALISTIC! Explanation 
      • BELL CURVE!! Explanation 
    • It's Cloaca Time! Explanation 
    • RANDY GAY OGRES! Explanation 
    • The most historically accurate game ever! Explanation 
    • "Experience an accumulation of gas in their rectum." Explanation 
  • "-4STR" Explanation 
  • Trenchcoat and katana.Explanation 
  • The famed Lesbian Stripper Ninja. For an explanation on that one, see here.
  • Which is also badwrongfun.
  • RPG.net brings us Snake Gandhi and Killfuck Soulshitter.
  • The most common Famous Last Words of an RPG are "We're going in there."
    • Followed by "We're not going in there."
  • The GURPS 4th edition dildo gun.
  • Unknown Armies: COSMIC BUMFIGHTS Explanation 
  • It's a common joke that Dark Heresy and Maid RPG are perfectly compatible with each other.
  • Screw it, ninjas attack!
  • "It [always] works in the movies." (Famous Last Words)
  • Problem, Capellan? Explanation 
    • Lyran scouting party Explanation 
    • TRUCK STRONG! Explanation 
  • Murder Hobos, a.k.a. Captain Teflon Psychos Explanation 
    • White Wolf has an official term for these guys: "Lone Wolves".
  • Aberrant: Divis Mal has arms?! Explanation 
  • Demon: The Descent: Demon: the [X] Explanation 
  • Robo Rally: "BE THE SALMON!", when a player attempts to move in the opposite direction to a conveyor belt.

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