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*** In this case, B.A. was allowing the ''Doomsday Pack'' to exploit a rules error to run wild as a long-deserved payback against the players.




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** Notice that Prowler never seems to attack unless dice are involved or the rest of the Knights are there. The cat seems quite loyal and affectionate to B.A. so long as dice are not involved and none of the other Knights are there to rile him up.




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** It was established fairly early in the life of the series that, unlike roleplaying games in the real world, the roleplaying games in the KODT world have no "rule zero" about protecting the authority of the game master and about protecting the social contract that keeps the game fun for the rest of the players. So in the KODT world, it's not cheating that is frowned upon, ''it is getting caught cheating''. This point has been reinforced numerous times throughout the strip's history; examples include various times when Brian pays a standard fee to lodge an official protest with the Hackmaster organization to try to convince them to look at one of B.A.'s decisions as a prelude to possibly overruling it, various times when Weird Pete in Gamer Court rules that a player has to "suck it up like a man" when outsmarted by another player's meta-gaming, and a segment in which Weird Pete meets a group of players who are considered outlaws because they refuse to let the Hard 8 overrule their game master.



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** Brian is what the RulesLawyer trope page calls an Obnoxious Rules Lawyer. Cheating goes part and parcel with it; any rule that helps him is unquestionable holy writ, but any rule that inconveniences him will pass unmentioned. (The only exception to this is when the gang's sci-fi characters accidentally wreck their fantasy characters' treasure, when Brian clearly wasn't telling the gloating B.A. anything he didn't already know.)

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* I'm not at all sure what trope it would be a part of, but as a lifelong tabletop gamer myself, one of the things that has always bothered me about ''Knights'' is how often Brian gets away with something that would be shouted down as "meta-gaming" at any session I've ever been a part of. The most obvious example is in the "Bag War" strips, where he resolves the campaign by paying someone to show him the same obscure set of rules that B.A. is using, then acts in-game as if he's suddenly received new information. B.A. is a terrible GM with no control of his table, true, but for a dude who's constantly harping on about rules, Brian is outright cheating a lot of the time.


* Given Hard Eight's business practices, it's entirely possible B.A. submitted the character at some point, only to have him stolen.

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* ** Given Hard Eight's business practices, it's entirely possible B.A. submitted the character at some point, only to have him stolen.



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*** B.A. is a terrible GM. This is a consistent part of the series' humor.

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* Given Hard Eight's business practices, it's entirely possible B.A. submitted the character at some point, only to have him stolen.



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** Also, despite the cat's admittedly homicidal tendencies, B.A. genuinely seems to love him. During the "Cat Scratch Alley" incident, he made Brian promise not to hurt him. And when we see B.A. sleeping in bed, sometimes Prowler is curled up on his legs.


* At some point, Lord Gilead stopped being a made-good NPC in BA's particular version of Garweez Wurld and seems to have drifted into official Hard Eight canon. What gives?

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* At some point, Lord Gilead stopped being a made-good NPC lowly-torchbearer-made-good in BA's particular version of Garweez Garweeze Wurld and seems to have drifted into official Hard Eight canon. What gives?

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* At some point, Lord Gilead stopped being a made-good NPC in BA's particular version of Garweez Wurld and seems to have drifted into official Hard Eight canon. What gives?


** Fine. Go on, kill him. I'll watch from here. Incidentally, if you don't survive, can I have your stuff?

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** Fine. Go on, kill him. I'll watch from here. Incidentally, [[IfYouDieICallYourStuff if you don't survive, can I have your stuff?stuff]]?


*** (This is the OP) Actually, I tend to assume the first: the rest of the group probably on BA and got him to retcon the incident out of existence. But the cover of issue 190 shows that Sara is playing "Zayre VI," so it seems she did succumb to the group's usual method of play at some point!

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*** (This is the OP) Actually, I tend to assume the first: the rest of the group probably ganged up on BA and got him to retcon the incident out of existence. But the cover of issue 190 shows that Sara is playing "Zayre VI," so it seems she did succumb to the group's usual method of play at some point!


*** (This is the OP) Actually, I tend to assume the first: the rest of the group probably on BA and got him to retcon the incident out of existence. But the latest issue cover shows that Sara is playing "Zayre VI," so it seems she did succumb to the group's usual method of play at some point!

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*** (This is the OP) Actually, I tend to assume the first: the rest of the group probably on BA and got him to retcon the incident out of existence. But the latest cover of issue cover 190 shows that Sara is playing "Zayre VI," so it seems she did succumb to the group's usual method of play at some point!

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** Fine. Go on, kill him. I'll watch from here. Incidentally, if you don't survive, can I have your stuff?



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*** Killing them probably won't work, but it's surprising no one just creates a spell that sterilizes all pit bulls within a few hundred yards and goes around casting it in every population center. This being ''Hackmaster,'' of course, every individual saving throw has to be rolled, but it certainly seems like a business opportunity. Given how entrepreneurial the KODT are it's surprising they missed this kind of opportunity.


*** (This is the OP) Actually, I tend to assume the first; the rest of the group probably ganged on BA and got him to retcon the incident out of existence. But the latest issue cover shows that Sara is playing "Zayre VI," so it seems she did succumb to the group's usual method of play at some point!

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*** (This is the OP) Actually, I tend to assume the first; first: the rest of the group probably ganged on BA and got him to retcon the incident out of existence. But the latest issue cover shows that Sara is playing "Zayre VI," so it seems she did succumb to the group's usual method of play at some point!

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