''My Life With Master'' is a [[TableTopRPG roleplaying game]] of "[[http://www.halfmeme.com/master.html villainy, self-loathing, and unrequited love]]" where players take on the roles of [[TheIgor The Igors]] serving under a [[MadScientist mad scientist]] or other evil Master, the latter played by the Game Master but collectively created by the group. It is one of the standout modern indie rpgs, to be namedropped at every occasion for the sake of your indie rpg cred.

''Provides examples of:''
* BittersweetEnding: Not in every game, but game ends generally tend toward this. Depending on the final stats of the game world and the individual characters, the PCs might flee the town, be killed, be DrivenToSuicide (possibly of a TakingYouWithMe nature), be [[HeelFaceTurn accepted by the townfolk]] or even [[ThenLetMeBeEvil develop into a new Master]].
* BlessedWithSuck and CursedWithAwesome: All henchmen have "More Than Human" and "Less Than Human" qualities which give them awesome powers at the expense of being, well, human.
* [[EvilOverlord Evil Overlord]] / [[MadScientist Mad Scientist]]: Many Masters.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: For the Masters, anyway. Endgame starts when someone successfully resists an order from the Master.
* FromBadToWorse: If a character acquires too much Self Loathing through doing the Master's work, things get worse for the community through a "Horror Revealed," and if it gets too bad ...well, the TorchesAndPitchforks start coming out.
* {{GMPC}}: The Master is always one of these, although s/he is created jointly by the players.
* [[TheIgor The Igor]]: This game places you in this role for an evil master.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: There's one Innocent NPC per game whose presence helps the [=PCs=] keep their humanity.
* LoveRedeems: The main game mechanic. The only chance the PCs have to win is to form bonds (even if they are [[StalkerWithACrush onesided]]) with the townfolk that give them strength to defy the Master.
* LowerDeckEpisode: The premise of the game is to make TheIgor and TheRenfield the stars of their stories.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Usually what gets the henchmen to rebel against the Master.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: A vampire Master may be in it for the feeding or the breeding.
* ThePowerOfLove: The whole point of the game is for henchmen to redeem themselves by connecting with the townsfolk.
* TheRenfield: Many characters.
* {{Uberwald}}: The setting of most games of ''My Life With Master''.
* WeaksauceWeakness: all henchmen have a condition which impedes the use of their "More Than Human" quality, which can possibly be this. Inverted for "Less Than Himan", which can be ignored if the requirement is fulfilled. It isn't unusual to have the same condition for both.