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08:18:15 AM May 23rd 2017
Just need to tell you guy, the aborted ark of the Horrors is no longer aborted, they where mentioned again in Forbidden Arcana
07:59:51 PM Jul 6th 2015
Anybody Know if Equinox became Eclipse Phase?
12:40:59 PM Jun 19th 2014
I've noticed a few tropes missing on this page regarding SURGE. It mentions that Petting Zoo People can occur as a result of SURGE, but it fails to mention that Beast Men, Catgirls, and Plant People can also result.
11:16:49 AM Sep 14th 2013
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Hi folks I need a bit of help with an example(s) from a Special Efforts thread. See InstantDeathBullet Sandbox for more details Links to threads are in the description.

Any help, suggestions, or other info can be posted to The Special Efforts thread

The examples shown here could perhaps be salvaged with more context or used in other tropes.

What game mechanics, if any, make instant death possible with these games? Please be specific. For example weapons, hit locations, critical damage, direct one shot one kill weapons (like the Golden Gun in GoldenEye)

Does an Instant Death Bullet Occur in cut scenes, gameplay, or anywhere else in the game?

  • Similarly, in Shadowrun players are given points of overflow damage in between unconsciousness and death, but literal instant death is impossible at least through third edition: while a sufficiently skilled marksman can cause a Deadly wound (unconscious and bleeding out) with any arbitrarily weak weapon, not even a nuke can kill a character outright. Particularly careful players can invoke the "Dead Man's Trigger" rule, expending luck (in the form of Edge or Karma Pool dice, depending on version) to pull off one last action before succumbing to their wounds.
    • A long time ago, someone worked out the game rules behind an unskilled shooter killing themselves with a pistol shot to the head in Shadowrun (second edition at the time). In real life, the idea behind this is usually to do it with one round, but in the game this turned out to require in the order of fifteen to twenty rounds, which with most of the game's pistols would necessitate reloading in the middle of a suicide attempt and this was just to get to or beyond Deadly wound level, not to go far enough to die just yet.

01:49:11 PM Jun 6th 2013
Does anyone have a link or title for that fan-made sourcebook mentioned under City of Adventure ? It sounds like a fun read.
01:24:57 PM May 11th 2012
Xanatos Gambit: moved the Gambit Pileup text under Gambit Pileup where it belonged and moved the Xanatos Gambit examples to that page.
08:35:42 AM Apr 4th 2011
I recently saw a phony motivational poster, which had pretty much the picture you'd expect for a caption of "SHADOWRUN: Solid Snake, Steven Seagal, and Windows 3.1 beat people up and steal their stuff."

In fact, if I could find it, I'd recommend it as the image for the main page.
03:48:04 AM Feb 7th 2011
From the Wretched Hive trope;

"Yes, I said the Yama Kings."

You did. You didn't explain why you said it twice, though. I take it they're important somehow, but the page doesn't say why.
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