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@47 and 49: That definition sounds like Sierra's infamous no-warning, arbitrary deaths to me, so I'd suggest Sierra Death for that trope. But because new Trope Namers are discouraged, something like No-Warning Death would be more acceptable. Or if the definition should be broader than just deaths, No-Warning Punishment.

edited 8th Jan '13 2:29:56 PM by Laukku

So like the Apocolypse spell in the Ultima games, then? How common is that, I wonder?

So we need to:

  • Re-draft the description to be more clearly a supertrope, as per crowner.
  • Change the laconic. I'd go with "Allowing players to willfully kill themselves."
  • Double-check the examples to make sure nothing's too far off the mark.
    • If enough examples are off the mark, sweep the wicks too.
  • Draft up new subtropes in YKTTW as necessary.

Is that about right?
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@51: When you say "Sierra Death", I want to say "Death Ex Machina".
 55 Noaqiyeum, Sat, 16th Feb '13 9:01:51 PM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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That's not a very good name either.
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 56 nrjxll, Sat, 16th Feb '13 9:25:43 PM Relationship Status: Not war
[up][up]That's probably one of the best Deus ex Machina snowclones I've ever seen on this site.

Still a terrible name, mind you.

 57 Spark 9, Sun, 17th Feb '13 4:44:15 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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"Sierra Death" is the trope known as Everything Trying to Kill You. Besides, those Sierra games are all 15-25 years old now, I'm not sure every reader knows what they are any more.
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 58 Septimus Heap, Sun, 17th Feb '13 4:58:55 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Never heard of Sierra. Also, since there was misuse, I don't agree on keeping the current name.

 59 lu 127, Mon, 22nd Apr '13 10:58:44 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
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