Itís Just A Game is a panfandom Mystery Science Theater 3000roleplaying game combined with a sporking community. Itís primarily crack in a slice-of-life setting, but also with some adventure/exploration on the side.Itís Just A Game allows any characters from any medium, including very cracky or unusual canons, as long as they are canon-based. Characters are encouraged to raise morale through humor and various activities in the face of a variety of crack-flavored events, with the hope that raising morale high enough will enable them to return home. Players are especially encouraged to sign their characters up as participants in the bi-weekly sporking sessions, which drive the premise of the game.The game concluded on May 12th, 2013.
Accidental Marriage: Minako and 90s Kid. In Vegas. Still canon because who'd have thought being in space and from other dimensions would cause problems with getting them divorced?
Action Girl: Aqua, Iron Liz, and Minako, hands down. Is there any doubt why they're friends?
The evil counterparts event makes Rarity out to be an Action Pony, herself.
Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: During the evil doubles event, what Link's evil double says to him: "That thing... It said I'll never be a hero again, that I lost my only chance to feel like I belong somewhere and that I'll never learn how to live with being a child again...And it called me short."
Attending Your Own Funeral: 90's Kid casually walks in on his own funeral and asks Pinkie Pie who's funeral they were holding as if nothing went wrong.!
Don't forget how every woman on the ship defended him against Linkara's...well, being himself basically.
INCLUDING Iron Liz, who was the one to finally convince him to apologize. After a little tough love, of course.
Code Name: If you are scheduled to riff (or even if you aren't, in many cases), Honorary Riff Commander Forest-Green Futon will assign you a code name. The code names have a theme of two adjectives (one being a color) and a noun, usually an article of clothing or otherwise notable accessory.
The only exception to the color theme has been Riku's code name; Eighties Rock Mullet.
Dead Hat Shot: Pinkie Pie found out that 90s Kid was eaten by a Utahraptor when she found scraps of his plaid shirt and his tattered hat among the wreckage left behind by the beast. She didn't take it well.
Dope Slap: 90s Kid got quite deservedly smacked by Aqua during his first riff when he made a perverted comment. Four times, even.
Godzilla Threshold: Harry pretty much says this when Sasami suggests calling Dr. Forrester to call off TV's Frank and Pearl Forrester's attempts to cage up the crew.
Gory Discretion Shot: Cambot seemed a bit too squeamish to show most details of the more violent defeats of the evil doubles.
Guinness Episode: Minako attempts to break the world record for longest ride on a mechanical bull. Doubly subverted in that Minako actually smashes the record...only to find that later that because she didn't have an official observer on hand, her attempt didn't count.
Hurricane of Puns: Put any of the resident punsters together in a thread at the risk of your own sanity.
I Call Her "Vera": "Dan" and "Theo," Twilight's names for her dictionary and thesaurus, respectively.
Musical Episode: After using a mysterious karaoke machine that had suddenly appeared, Zidane started breaking into song at random intervals. The effect has since spread like a virus via physical proximity throughout most of the satellite.
Most of the people affected by Discord's power would also qualify, but none more so than Zidane.
Obfuscating Stupidity: Justified with Minako for obviousreasons...with varying degrees of success. It runs from being played straight for most folks on board, to being subverted by certain characters who have seen her in action on the ship, to being completely (albeit secretly) defied by other characters.
Odd Friendship: Pinkie Pie and 90s Kid. She's a silly, giddy pink pony, he's a laid back, extreme idiot, and yet the two of them have a taste for hyperactive shenanigans that is simultaneously frightening, hilarious, and heartwarming.
Pungeon Master: Iron Liz and Aqua. And the two of them are best friends. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
To an extent, Minako. Who is also a friend of Liz. Oh Crap ...
AND Harry Dresden
Rapunzel Hair: One of the effects of Fairy Tale Week. It can't be cut with any blade, though there is speculation that a laser beam might do the trick.
99% of the time Liz plays music in her videos, Cambot can't get the rights to it and thus plays the 8-bit version. This has nothing to do with the fact that her player just wants an excuse to find 8-bit remixes. Not at all.
While it is encouraged to do sketches related to the riffing material, and some have once in a while, Minako has been the only one to do a sketch EVERY SINGLE GAME WEEK.
If someone questions a specific word in 90s Kid's slang, Cambot pops a dictionary entry into the captions.
Poor Terra just could not keep a pair of pants on this Christmas. At least he has plenty to spare since everybody gave him some in turn.
After Rarity's player pointed out her strategy, practically EVERY fight with the evil counterparts involved kneecapping them.
OOC Running gags:
Don't let Minako blow up the satellite!
It's not a fedora!
After watching the MST3K episode Night of the Blood Beast for Thanksgiving, there was a brief period where everybody in the chat called each other Steve.
A short-lived one from opening night: "So-and-so is going to get a such-and-such! And beat Linkara with it!"
Short-lived chat greeting; "Sup ducks!" To which others in the chat would quack, of course.
Kaldur'ahm is Old Spice Guy
Sealed Evil in a Can: The gang managed to beat Discord by tricking him into entering the first chapter of Left Behind, then getting the Mads to pull the plug on the experiment, leaving him trapped inside.
Spit Take: Harry Dresden when Touched by Venom Chapter 1 suddenly took a rather...naughty turn.
That Poor Cat: '90s Kid, while dressed head to toe in a black leather, spike-studded cowboy outfit, gets thrown off a mechanical bull and crashes into the nearest wall, accompanied by a standard feline howl. This gets doubled when it's revealed that he almost hit WilyKit in the process, making her shriek and knock over a stack of decorative hay bales.
During Fairy Tale Week, this is the only thing that will cure those who fell victim to the decks influenced by Sleeping Beauty and Snow White.
Vitriolic Best Buds: Liz and Falco are type 2 of this. They got off on a very bad start, especially since Falco is an admitted Jerkass, and the two of them argue and insult each other all the time. But secretly, they both enjoy their banter and would miss it if one of them disappeared.
Vomit Discretion Shot: During the pony event, Wilykit learned the hard way that yes, everyone's new bodies were, in fact, strictly herbivorous.
Later on during the same event, Riku got one after Discord left him floating helplessly, which screwed with his inner ear fluids and made him incredibly dizzy.