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* AlmightyJanitor: Vitale introduces himself as a "custodian" and is in the middle of cleaning up the rubble after the dragon's attack. [[spoiler:He is one of the twelve custodians of Gnome who are tasked with its defense]].



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Pwner, to the point where when he tries to make an alliance with Chase in ''Well Done'', she simply points out that they've given him every chance and they cannot afford to get stabbed in the back again.



* ForeignCussWord: The necromancer is named [[https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/vaffanculo Vaffanculo]]. While this may fly over the head of some readers, in-universe, this is noted as an obscenity (with Chase not realizing [[spoiler:Thomasi was calling out to his party member]], not cursing). In-universe, this is justified because [[spoiler:Vaffanculo is a "Playa" and probably chose the profane, but reasonably "fantasy-sounding" name as a joke]].

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* ForeignCussWord: ForeignCussWord:
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The necromancer is named [[https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/vaffanculo Vaffanculo]]. While this may fly over the head of some readers, in-universe, this is noted as an obscenity (with Chase not realizing [[spoiler:Thomasi was calling out to his party member]], not cursing). In-universe, this is justified because [[spoiler:Vaffanculo is a "Playa" and probably chose the profane, but reasonably "fantasy-sounding" name as a joke]].joke]].
** Later, Greta gets a chance to call the Camerlengo a ''sporca fica'', causing Chase to react strongly despite being mid-battle.



* InsideAComputerSystem: Perhaps. The "Playas" were jacked into a virtual reality interface for the MMORPG of ''Generica Online'', and then one day, they realized they could no longer log out. It's ambiguous whether the game tapped into a pre-existing world, which the game no longer connects to, or if artificial intelligences seized control of the game. Also, one of the players muses that it's entirely possible that no one is actually trapped here, but that they are all [=NPCs=] based on their players.

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* InsideAComputerSystem: InsideAComputerSystem:
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Perhaps. The "Playas" were jacked into a virtual reality interface for the MMORPG of ''Generica Online'', and then one day, they realized they could no longer log out. It's ambiguous whether the game tapped into a pre-existing world, which the game no longer connects to, or if artificial intelligences seized control of the game. Also, one of the players muses that it's entirely possible that no one is actually trapped here, but that they are all [=NPCs=] based on their players.players.
** Part of the reason the Camerlengo is obsessed with locking Playas away is that she believes that the game will not be shut down if they're still logged into the system.



* {{Necromancer}}: Vaffanculo, a Playa who serves as the primary antagonist of the first book as he raises an army of undead to take over Bothernot.
* RealMoneyTrade: Mister Yubai, in the third book, is a (somewhat) uplifted gold farmer bot. He knows enough to harvest resources and then to sell them again.

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* MechanicalLifeforms: Vitale is revealed to be one of the twelve legendary custodians of
* {{Necromancer}}: Vaffanculo, a Playa who serves as the primary antagonist of the first book as he raises an army of undead to take over Bothernot.
Bothernot. Later, [[spoiler:Corinthia]] in the third book, who manages to raise [[spoiler:Cymbal, a god, to defend the city]].
* RealMoneyTrade: Mister Yubai, in the third book, is a (somewhat) uplifted gold farmer bot. He knows enough to harvest resources and then to sell them again. Or possibly he's a foreign worker whose life and employ was playing to game to farm gold who went a little crazy.


* InsideAComputerSystem: Perhaps. The "Playas" were jacked into a virtual reality interface for the MMORPG of ''Generica Online'', and then one day, they realized they could no longer log out. It's ambiguous whether the game tapped into a pre-existing world, which the game no longer connects to, or if artificial intelligences seized control of the game. Also, one of the players muses that it's entirely possible that no one is actually trapped here, but that they are all NPCs based on their players.

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* InsideAComputerSystem: Perhaps. The "Playas" were jacked into a virtual reality interface for the MMORPG of ''Generica Online'', and then one day, they realized they could no longer log out. It's ambiguous whether the game tapped into a pre-existing world, which the game no longer connects to, or if artificial intelligences seized control of the game. Also, one of the players muses that it's entirely possible that no one is actually trapped here, but that they are all NPCs [=NPCs=] based on their players.


* InsideAComputerSystem: Perhaps. The "Playas" were jacked into a virtual reality interface for the MMORPG of ''Generica Online'', and then one day, they realized they could no longer log out. It's ambiguous whether the game trapped into a pre-existing world, which the game no longer connects to, or if artificial intelligences seized control of the game.

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* InsideAComputerSystem: Perhaps. The "Playas" were jacked into a virtual reality interface for the MMORPG of ''Generica Online'', and then one day, they realized they could no longer log out. It's ambiguous whether the game trapped tapped into a pre-existing world, which the game no longer connects to, or if artificial intelligences seized control of the game.game. Also, one of the players muses that it's entirely possible that no one is actually trapped here, but that they are all NPCs based on their players.


* TarotMotifs: Chase inherits a Fortuna deck from her grandmother, which synergizes with her Oracle powers. Trump cards include The Noob (an analog to The Fool) and The Griefer. Evidently, suits are different too, since cards like the Page of Warriors are drawn (complete with a lampshade comment that they were wondering if the deck had any Minor Arcana in it), corresponding to the main RPG classes of Warriors, Clerics, Wizards, and Rogues.

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* TarotMotifs: Chase inherits a Fortuna deck from her grandmother, which synergizes with her Oracle powers. Trump cards include The Noob (an analog to The Fool) and The Griefer. Evidently, suits are different too, since cards like the Page of Warriors are drawn (complete with a lampshade comment that they were wondering if the deck had any Minor Arcana in it), corresponding to the main RPG classes of Warriors, Clerics, Wizards, and Rogues. According to Speranza, a Playa who dabbled with Tarot cards before, there are three extra major arcana that don't map to Tarot cards: The Lag, The Elemental, and The Dragon.


# ''Big Trouble''
# ''At Large''
# ''Well Done''

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# ''Big Trouble''
Trouble'' -- Chase looks for adventure, and finds it, with a necromancer threatening Bothernot and the discovery of a prison near the town that contains Playas.
# ''At Large''
Large'' -- Chase travels to Arettzi, country of crafts, and gets hired to stop a plague of werewolves.
# ''Well Done''
Done'' -- Chase travels to Gnome, where a dragon attack causes massive power shifts in the city.



** Beart beastkin: Yubai is a panda beastkin

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** Beart Bear beastkin: Yubai is a panda beastkin


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* DeathDealer: The Gambler class offers various card-based attacks.


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* FortuneTeller: While Chase's Oracle job already lets her tell the future, her Medium job allows her to do more traditional Fortune Teller things like scrying through crystal balls, holding seances, and stacking the deck when telling fortunes.


* BeastMan: Cagna is a beastkin, specifically a dog-woman. And yes, the Doge Fedalta is also one, specifically a corgi.

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* BeastMan: One of the races in the world are beastkin.
** Dog beastkin:
Cagna is a beastkin, specifically a dog-woman. And yes, the Doge Fedalta is also one, specifically a corgi.corgi.
** CatFolk: Carmina
** Beart beastkin: Yubai is a panda beastkin

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--> '''Doge Fedalta''': "They are monsters akin to demons or old ones. Things from outside this world that wear bodies of flesh. But unlike such ‘dark’ creatures, the players are chaotic, disorganized, and lack a universal goal beyond the pursuit of their own individual pleasures. They have a method of rebuilding their bodies after death, although it is limited or painful in some fashion."

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* CrystalBall: Chase gains the ability to use this to scry as one of her Oracle skills.


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* StringTheory: One of Cagna's Detective skills creates one of these as clues and evidence are described in front of it. It's limited by the fact that bad information leads to bad conclusions.


* BareFistedMonk: The Muscle Wizaard disdains weapons for the special abilities of his Wrestler class.



* InterfaceScrew: Both Cultist and Detective classes allow you to change what people see on your character sheet, and the Wrestler subclass makes non-lethal Stamina damage to show up with red coloring, making them look like lethal damage against Health.



* TarotMotifs: Chase inherits a Fortuna deck from her grandmother, which synergizes with her Oracle powers. Trump cards include The Noob (an analog to The Fool) and The Griefer. Evidently, suits are different too, since cards like the Page of Warriors are drawn (complete with a lampshade comment that they were wondering if the deck had any Minor Arcana in it).

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* TarotMotifs: Chase inherits a Fortuna deck from her grandmother, which synergizes with her Oracle powers. Trump cards include The Noob (an analog to The Fool) and The Griefer. Evidently, suits are different too, since cards like the Page of Warriors are drawn (complete with a lampshade comment that they were wondering if the deck had any Minor Arcana in it).it), corresponding to the main RPG classes of Warriors, Clerics, Wizards, and Rogues.


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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: The Muscle Wizaard has the Wrestler class, which forces people fighting him to adhere to genre conventions, and makes his stamina attacks look like they're targeting hit points.


* BeastMan: Cagna is a beastkin, specifically a dog-woman.

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* BeastMan: Cagna is a beastkin, specifically a dog-woman. And yes, the Doge Fedalta is also one, specifically a corgi.


* BeastMan: Cagna is a dog-woman.

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* BeastMan: Cagna is a beastkin, specifically a dog-woman.



---> '''Next you’ll be finding a sword meant for a prophesey’d hero, and revealing an old birthmark, and then FOOMP, the village will get burnt down and it’ll all be your fault Chase Berrymore."

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---> '''Next "Next you’ll be finding a sword meant for a prophesey’d hero, and revealing an old birthmark, and then FOOMP, the village will get burnt down and it’ll all be your fault Chase Berrymore."



* ForeignCussWord: The necromancer is named Vaffanculo. While this may fly over the head of some readers, in-universe, this is noted as an obscenity (with Chase not realizing [[spoiler:Thomasi was calling out to his party member]], not cursing. In-universe, this is justified because [[spoiler:Vaffanculo is a "Playa" and probably chose the profane, but reasonably "fantasy-sounding" name as a joke]].

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* ForeignCussWord: The necromancer is named Vaffanculo. [[https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/vaffanculo Vaffanculo]]. While this may fly over the head of some readers, in-universe, this is noted as an obscenity (with Chase not realizing [[spoiler:Thomasi was calling out to his party member]], not cursing.cursing). In-universe, this is justified because [[spoiler:Vaffanculo is a "Playa" and probably chose the profane, but reasonably "fantasy-sounding" name as a joke]].

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* BeastMan: Cagna is a dog-woman.



* ForeignCussWord: The necromancer is named Vaffanculo. While this may fly over the head of some readers, in-universe, this is noted as an obscenity (with Chase not realizing [[spoiler:Thomasi was calling out to his party member]], not cursing. In-universe, this is justified because [[spoiler:Vaffanculo is a "Playa" and probably chose the profane, but reasonably "fantasy-sounding" name as a joke]].



* LevelUpFillUp: Leveling up in a Job refills your Health, Spirit, and Moxie. Some characters exploit this by accepting unlocked jobs mid-combat entirely for the purpose of refilling their levels with easy level gains.

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* LevelUpFillUp: Leveling up in a Job refills your Health, Spirit, Spirit and Moxie. Some characters exploit this by accepting unlocked jobs mid-combat entirely for the purpose of refilling their levels with easy level gains.


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* RealMoneyTrade: Mister Yubai, in the third book, is a (somewhat) uplifted gold farmer bot. He knows enough to harvest resources and then to sell them again.

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