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Frelus
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08:49:15 AM Jan 28th 2013
Why are the examples of "Bondage is Bad" bad? I mean, he just says that he must not confuse the types of "adventures"... *ahem*, and does not say they would be bad/immoral.
TheGlen
07:09:50 PM Jan 28th 2013
I think they put it there just because that was the easiest description. If you find a better trope that fits those entries, feel free to move them.
gibberingtroper
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12:27:44 PM Nov 2nd 2012
edited by gibberingtroper
Someone deleted my entry about another list that Mr Welch posted stating that Mr. Welch was a fictional composite "John Everyman" of gaming.

Mr Welch is a real person, that is his actual last name, and this list, so he claims, consists of things he has actually either done or been preemptively vetoed from doing in game over the course of his time in the gaming hobby.

He was contacted and interviewed by Rho Pi Gamma fairly recently if you want proof that there is a real person claiming to actually be the perp behind all these gaming hijinks. You can hear the hour long interview here.

http://rhopigamma.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/season-3-episode-022-interview-with-glen-welch/
CEOIII
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12:47:43 AM Feb 17th 2012
1980. The druid can't transform into a sports car. Even if we douse him with hot water.

Sure this is a Ranma reference and not a reference to Turbo Teen? (mid-80s Saturday morning cartoon, teenager turns into a car when he gets warm)
TheGlen
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09:19:25 PM Feb 17th 2011
As per 485, the joke is a pun. Torah is pronounced the name as Tora. So its both about the Jewish Holy Script and the battle of Pearl Harbor.
gibberingtroper
07:31:09 AM Nov 6th 2012
edited by gibberingtroper
Are you him or are you one of Mr Welch's helpers like mom told me about?
bobot
10:28:45 AM Jan 29th 2013
edited by bobot
Its him.
MrDeath
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11:52:30 AM Nov 19th 2010
edited by MrDeath
I just wanna call into question the author of the list's assertion that it is totally not inspired by Skippy's List. I'll buy that one guy (or one group, anyway) originated the incidents in the list, but the title and format similarity to Skippy's List, and the name cross-reference (Skippy: Brand of peanut butter; Welch's: a brand of jelly) lead me to believe the Welch list was at least in part inspired by Skippy's.

This also says it was inspired by Skippy's List, and that many of the entries are fictional.
99.54.71.2
12:19:26 PM Dec 28th 2010
Welch is actually the guy's name, as people who comment on his website know him. The Skippy/Welch peanut butter link is just coincidence. The RPG.net Wiki took Mr. Welch's list and expanded it into tens of thousands, but that's indepenent of the actual list on LiveJournal. It's impossible to do a list of forbidden actions without being compared to Skippy, so the claim he was inspired, ripped off, or copied Skippy can never be refuted entirely.
TheGlen
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05:03:54 AM Aug 26th 2010
The list is older than Gears of War so how can he be referencing Gears of War? Humanity Loss is a mechanic of Cyberpunk 2020, not gears of war. The list doesn't reference any console games at all.
199.247.253.43
12:28:45 AM Aug 27th 2010
"Humanity Loss" has nothing whatsoever to do with Gears of War. The chainsaw bayonet, however, was more-or-less invented by gears of war.
99.188.90.82
01:45:56 PM Aug 27th 2010
Actually the RPG Mutant Chronicles created the chain bayonet. Everybody had a chain bayonet, good or bad. Chain bayonets also appear in Cyberpunk, Shadowrun, Rifts and a few other dark rpgs.
gibberingtroper
07:55:44 PM Nov 2nd 2012
Tons of stuff thats popping up in Video games is Older than You Think and hails back to Tabletop games, Speculative Fiction, an mythology.
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