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Stealth Pun / Tabletop Games

  • Probably unintentional, but the bishop in a game of Chess moves diagonally, or to use another word, crosswise.
  • Warhammer 40,000:
    • The Chaos god of anger, rage, and bloodlust has demonic servants called Flesh Hounds...or, in other words, Khorne dogs. And also "the dogs of war" from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
    • When you're playing the game, all distances are measured in inches.note 
    • Orks, due to how they reproduce, are known to have left their spores on a world that utterly defeated them, and their descendants will rise—but without the infrastructure or know-wots of their ancestors, meaning they become primitive Feral Orks. In other words, the Imperium can congratulate themselves on having bombed them back to the Stone Age.
  • One of the oddities in the Space Wolf geneseed is that it causes their canines to slowly but steadily grow as they age. The Wolves' seasoned veterans are called Long Fangs, and since they've been around for a few centuries, they have, well, long fangs. Because of their age, you could also say they're long in the tooth.
  • In Exalted, the Yozi Hegra, the Typhoon of Nightmares, produces hallucinogenic weather...or acid rain.
    • Malfeas, the Demon City, has a charm called Nightmare Fugue Vigilance, which means he doesn't have to sleep. That's right, Malfeas is The City That Never Sleeps.
  • Magic: The Gathering's Unhinged joke set features a couple.
    • All creatures with the subtype "donkey" have fractional numbers for their power and toughness. Why? Because they're half-assed. Yes, this was confirmed as intentional.
    • City of Ass comes into play tapped.
  • The "Hoth Scout" card from Star Wars LCG is one of the few female Rebel characters so far and her Form Fitting Arctic Survival Gear accentuates an Impossible Hourglass Figure, making her a Hot Scout.
  • Cards Against Humanity expansions sometimes contain cards that seem irrelevant to the theme of the expansion. For example, there's the white card "Pandora's Vagina" in the Box Expansion, and the white card "Gender Equality" in the Fantasy pack.
  • In Dungeons & Dragons, there's a monster that resembles a bear covered in damp pink skin and teeth (no fur or eyes or anything, just teeth)...or, in other words, a gummy bear.