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Ham and Deadpan Duo comments: 7

sponsor: bud0011 edited by: Arivne added: Sun, 19th Oct '14 6:19:48 AM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 2:46:29 AM

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The Omnispective comments: 19
The All-Seeing (NOTE: not all-KNOWING) character.

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Three-Stat System comments: 15
A game system built around three core character stats.

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And Then I Wrote About It comments: 5
A trope for when someone commits a crime and then writes a book describing it, sometimes in minute detail.
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Transforming Vehicle comments: 18
Normal vehicle with transforming capabilities.

sponsor: SatoshiBakura edited by: Arivne added: Sun, 19th Oct '14 9:05:02 AM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 2:27:43 AM

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Profanity Aesop comments: 9
An episode where characters learn certain words are unacceptable
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sponsor: Pichu-kun edited by: Arivne added: Sun, 3rd Feb '13 12:48:19 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 2:15:16 AM

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Immune to Mind Control comments: 55
A character who is unable to be mind controlled.

sponsor: 0dd1 edited by: DAN004 added: Wed, 20th Apr '11 8:33:39 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 2:13:33 AM

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Woman Gone Mad comments: 3
A heroic female character becomes both more powerful and evil (or just crazy)

sponsor: StrixObscuro edited by: Arivne added: Sun, 19th Oct '14 3:25:39 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 2:11:29 AM

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Cargo Nemesis comments: 57
A person has a deep-seated rivalry with an object.
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sponsor: 32_Footsteps edited by: DAN004 added: Thu, 9th Feb '12 9:51:15 AM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 2:06:29 AM

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Salt Solution comments: 87
Salt saves the day.
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sponsor: SentaiToku edited by: DAN004 added: Fri, 22nd Nov '13 4:18:55 AM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 2:03:04 AM

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Count Off comments: 99
3-4 beats of drumsticks or hi-hat cymbals before the music starts.
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sponsor: DAN004 added: Mon, 11th Nov '13 4:42:59 AM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 2:00:00 AM

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Defend Against Their Own Kind comments: 38
Like defends unlike against like.
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sponsor: LeighSabio edited by: DAN004 added: Mon, 17th Sep '12 10:40:09 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 1:49:12 AM

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Justice, Discipline, And Chaos comments: 73
A PowerTrio of nations or armies or any other organization
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sponsor: Ambar edited by: DAN004 added: Wed, 8th Feb '12 8:16:12 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 1:42:03 AM

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Gold Beats Iron comments: 48
Equipment/weapons made out of gold are shown to be stronger than similar things made out of iron
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Saintly Vegetarianism comments: 41
Vegetarianism/veganism is used to show a character's inner goodness.
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sponsor: sareteni edited by: Antigone3 added: Fri, 28th Oct '11 12:51:09 AM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 1:26:45 AM

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Both Order and Chaos Are Dangerous comments: 69
In an OrderVsChaos situation, both sides can go too far
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Sympathetic Sentient Weapon comments: 63
Someone being turned into a killing machine is depressing.
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sponsor: Floria edited by: DAN004 added: Mon, 28th Apr '14 10:29:28 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 1:23:56 AM

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Beware The Mind Reader comments: 28
People who can read minds have a tendency to be nasty people.
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sponsor: DAN004 added: Fri, 1st Aug '14 2:56:46 AM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 1:23:55 AM

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Friendly Run for the Money comments: 5
A favor request is answered by giving a chance to show the effort first
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sponsor: NemuruMaeNi added: Wed, 15th Oct '14 4:06:05 AM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 1:23:27 AM

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Living Structure Monster comments: 85
A monster that is a wall, or a floor, or a ceiling, or any other part of a building

sponsor: Stovepipe edited by: DAN004 added: Sat, 3rd Sep '11 7:24:48 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 1:22:58 AM

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Status Powered Attack comments: 41
Status effects on you or the target make this attack/ability more effective.
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sponsor: Gitaxias edited by: DAN004 added: Sun, 25th May '14 8:06:40 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 1:22:45 AM

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Gameplay Mashup Sequel comments: 40
Play the next game, now with 100% more RPG/Strategy/whatever elements it didn't have before.

sponsor: ShanghaiSlave edited by: DAN004 added: Thu, 22nd May '14 12:41:38 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 1:22:06 AM

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Stress Induced Mental Voices comments: 41
A character under pressure hears the voices of various people echoing in his mind.
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sponsor: CaveCat edited by: DAN004 added: Wed, 21st Dec '11 8:57:00 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 1:21:51 AM

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Hates Being Nicknamed comments: 95
A character hates being called by nicknames.
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sponsor: KantonKage edited by: DAN004 added: Fri, 14th Feb '14 10:02:05 AM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 1:20:16 AM

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Elemental Relationships comments: 63
Thematically related elements are used to contrast characters, places or events.
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sponsor: ShanghaiSlave edited by: DAN004 added: Mon, 9th Dec '13 9:37:55 AM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 1:20:10 AM

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Hypnosis Proof Dogs comments: 28
For whatever reason hypnosis and mind control doesn't seem to work on quadrupedal companions.
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sponsor: Euan2000 added: Sun, 29th Jul '12 3:07:49 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 1:12:30 AM

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Silly Spook comments: 51
Ghosts and other supernatural beings are PlayedForLaughs.
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sponsor: Kingofwackyland edited by: DAN004 added: Fri, 2nd May '14 5:48:05 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 1:01:20 AM

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Inexplicable Villainy comments: 26
Villains whose motivations are at odds with their actions.
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sponsor: Four edited by: DAN004 added: Tue, 17th Jul '12 1:29:38 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 12:53:33 AM

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Improbable Sports Skills comments: 52
Doing sports in awesome yet impossible ways.
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sponsor: tryourbreast edited by: DAN004 added: Sun, 3rd Jun '12 5:26:29 AM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 12:45:32 AM

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Premature Detonation comments: 40
When an explosive item goes off while still in the user's hand.
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sponsor: Vir edited by: DAN004 added: Wed, 10th Oct '12 1:24:36 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 12:42:37 AM

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Faster Than They Look comments: 47
You expect this character to be slow. They actually can move very fast.
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sponsor: WaxingName edited by: DAN004 added: Sat, 15th Sep '12 6:03:09 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 12:39:52 AM

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Cardiac Boss comments: 55
A giant living heart still inside the creature which is made into a boss with a line of defense.
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sponsor: ShanghaiSlave edited by: DAN004 added: Wed, 9th Apr '14 8:01:06 AM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 12:36:15 AM

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Community-Threatening Construction comments: 51
Construction of a new megastructure threatens a small community
Motion To Discard
sponsor: hgman3 edited by: DAN004 added: Fri, 22nd Apr '11 5:34:21 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 12:35:07 AM

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Stronger Than They Look comments: 22
A strong guy who doesn't look strong somehow.
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sponsor: WaxingName edited by: DAN004 added: Sat, 15th Sep '12 6:31:01 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 12:34:59 AM

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Artificial Atmosphere/Scenery Display comments: 75
Bring the outdoors indoors, or at least try to.

sponsor: rimpala edited by: DAN004 added: Wed, 14th May '14 12:24:35 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 12:25:39 AM

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Dying Deal Upgrade comments: 71
A dying deal with a higher entity for life and an upgrade.
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sponsor: phantom000 edited by: DAN004 added: Wed, 16th Apr '14 9:25:17 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 12:25:10 AM

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Losing Count comments: 33
A gag where somebody is counting something (often money) but loses count and starts over again.
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sponsor: randomsurfer added: Mon, 9th Jul '12 9:59:13 PM last reply: Mon, 20th Oct '14 12:23:49 AM

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Loser Friend Puzzles Outsiders comments: 10
LampshadeHanging on an OddFriendship with differences in impressiveness rather than personality.
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sponsor: HeroGal2347 added: Mon, 22nd Sep '14 6:50:09 PM last reply: Sun, 19th Oct '14 11:43:41 PM

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Gallon Drenching comments: 3
A character gets drenched by a gallon of liquid dumped over his head.
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sponsor: CaveCat added: Sun, 19th Oct '14 6:00:24 PM last reply: Sun, 19th Oct '14 11:13:33 PM

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Evil Is Slinky comments: 3
Evil characters move like reptiles or liquids.

sponsor: Skylite added: Sun, 19th Oct '14 10:58:13 AM last reply: Sun, 19th Oct '14 10:44:17 PM

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Incongruous Intimidation comments: 4
Someone does something deliberately unintimidating to be more intimidating

sponsor: dspeyer edited by: Arivne added: Fri, 12th Jul '13 1:54:15 PM last reply: Sun, 19th Oct '14 10:41:01 PM

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Verbal Weakness comments: 38
A character has an inherent weakness to an otherwise harmless word or phrase.

sponsor: Theharbo added: Thu, 9th Oct '14 2:24:26 AM last reply: Sun, 19th Oct '14 10:37:53 PM

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Creature Breeding Mechanic comments: 19
Breeding animals or monsters as a game mechanic, with a particular goal in mind.

sponsor: Umbee edited by: HarmoniousFusion added: Wed, 24th Sep '14 12:50:07 PM last reply: Sun, 19th Oct '14 10:12:25 PM

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Coat of Comfort comments: 4
Bob and Alice are in a frightening situation, so Bob tries to calm Alice down by giving her his coat
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sponsor: justanotherrandomlurker added: Wed, 17th Jul '13 5:03:37 PM last reply: Sun, 19th Oct '14 9:50:46 PM

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Real Fake Wedding comments: 15
Tricking someone into marriage by pretending the ceremony is fake.
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sponsor: foxley added: Fri, 10th Oct '14 5:16:23 PM last reply: Sun, 19th Oct '14 9:22:27 PM

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Unusual Pets for Unusual People comments: 41
Pets used to showcase the owner as an outcast or odd
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sponsor: Pichu-kun added: Tue, 23rd Sep '14 6:55:10 PM last reply: Sun, 19th Oct '14 8:59:21 PM

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Plutocratic Oppression comments: 83
Works that portray capitalism as evil and/or irresponsible.
Better Name Already have? Better Name
sponsor: MJShofner edited by: JesseMB27 added: Sun, 21st Oct '12 5:56:18 PM last reply: Sun, 19th Oct '14 7:47:42 PM

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Solar Flare Disaster comments: 24
An incident caused by the sun flaring up.

sponsor: ayjazz added: Sun, 5th Oct '14 7:12:40 PM last reply: Sun, 19th Oct '14 7:08:15 PM

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Fly In The Soup comments: 29
Waiter, there's a fly in my soup!
Description Needs Help
sponsor: CaveCat edited by: MetaFour added: Thu, 25th Sep '14 10:02:52 AM last reply: Sun, 19th Oct '14 6:25:03 PM

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Smuggling Index comments: 7
Tropes about sneaking things (weapons, money, people, contraband, whatever) in or out in secrecy

sponsor: SharleeD added: Thu, 9th Oct '14 4:43:49 PM last reply: Sun, 19th Oct '14 5:57:12 PM

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