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* CeilingBanger: The Old Man Upstairs really wants you to be quiet.

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* CeilingBanger: The [[GrumpyOldMan Old Man Upstairs Upstairs]] really wants you to be quiet.


* MonumentalDamage: From the flavor text for "Summer Blockbuster".

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* MeanBoss: The "Bad Boss" card increases the amount of Slack you need to win.
* MonumentalDamage: From the flavor text for "Summer Blockbuster".Blockbuster":

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* DumpsterDive: There’s a card for it; you can bring one other discarded card back into play. Rather disturbingly, this means that a Significant Other who has been removed by Justifiable Homicide can be brought back from the dumpster...


* AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles: Implied by the "Anime" card, and the Anime Babe from ''Chez Cthulhu''.

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* AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles: Implied by the "Anime" card, and the Anime Babe from ''Chez Cthulhu''.Cthulhu'', who tends to be a magnet for tentacled monsters.



* CalvinBall: Not the game itself, but the Activity "Mutant Olympics".

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* CalvinBall: Not the game itself, but the Activity "Mutant Olympics".Olympics" has the Geeks preparing to play some sort of weird sport that involves water guns and a toaster.



* TheSlacker: That would be you.

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* TheSlacker: That would be you.Players take on the role of a typical twenty-something slacker.



* TwoPersonPoolParty: Seen on the card "Outdoor Nookie".

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* TwoPersonPoolParty: Seen on the The card "Outdoor Nookie".Nookie" has a couple skinny-dipping in a lake in the woods.


* MonumentalDamage: From the flavor text for "Summer Blockbuster".
-->''If they don't blow up at least ten national monuments, I'm leaving."



* RecursiveReality / SelfDeprecation: One of the Activity cards is for a "Stupid Card Game" that's clearly supposed to be ''Chez Geek''.


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* SelfDeprecation: One of the Activity cards is for a "Stupid Card Game" that's clearly supposed to be ''Chez Geek''.


* TheAllegedCar: Harold the Hoopty Car.

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* TheAllegedCar: Harold the Hoopty Car. ''Chez Goth'' has a hearse with similar characteristics, because goths.


''Chez Geek'' is a card game from Steve Jackson Games, designed by Jon Darbro and illustrated by Creator/JohnKovalic, that pokes fun at the geek lifestyle. Players take the role of a group of college-age slackers. Each player is dealt a random Job, which gives them Free Time (how many actions they can perform per turn), Income (how much money they can spend on Things or Activities), and a Slack Goal representing the amount of cool stuff they need to do (and buy) to overcome the stress of that job (from Slacker all the way up to Corporate Drone). Players can catch up on their sleep, play role-playing games (or computer games), watch bad TV, have nookie, buy food, booze, cigarettes, and other recreational drugs, invite people over (or send annoying people to the other players' rooms), and other crazy stuff. There are, one might guess, elements of TakeThatAudience and ThisLoserIsYou involved.

Two expansions (''Slack Attack'' and ''Block Party'') were released for the game, as well as a number of spin-offs and variants, including ''Chez {{Goth}}'' and ''Chez [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]]''. Not to be confused with ''Chez Dork'', which is a card game themed on Kovalic's ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' published by the same company and with a similar logo and geekish themes, but different rules.

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''Chez Geek'' is a card game from Steve Jackson Games, designed by Jon Darbro and illustrated by Creator/JohnKovalic, that pokes fun at the geek lifestyle. Players take the role of a group of college-age slackers. Each player is dealt a random Job, which gives them Free Time (how many actions they can perform per turn), Income (how much money they can spend on Things or Activities), and a Slack Goal representing the amount of cool stuff they need to do (and buy) to overcome the stress of that job (from Slacker all the way up to Corporate Drone). Players can catch up on their sleep, play role-playing games (or computer games), watch bad TV, have get some nookie, buy food, booze, cigarettes, and other recreational drugs, invite people over (or send annoying people to the other players' rooms), and other crazy stuff. There are, one might guess, elements of TakeThatAudience and ThisLoserIsYou involved.

Two numbered expansions (''Slack Attack'' and ''Block Party'') were released for the game, as well as a game and were later combined into ''Chez Geek: House Party Edition''. Two ''more'' expansions were released later, ''Slack to the Future'' (adding [[TheNewTens modern day]] items and activities) and ''Spring Break'' (adding vacation-themed cards). A number of spin-offs and variants, variants have also been released, including ''Chez {{Goth}}'' and ''Chez [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]]''. Not to be confused with ''Chez Dork'', which is a card game themed on Kovalic's ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' published by the same company and with a similar logo and geekish themes, but different rules.



* BigEater: Hungry Girl, an uninvited guest who makes you discard Food every turn she's in your room. The Choad Warrior has a similar effect, but extends it to Booze and Weed as well.

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* BigEater: Hungry Girl, an uninvited guest who makes you discard Food every turn she's in your room. The Choad Warrior has a similar effect, effect but extends it to Booze and Weed as well.


Two expansions (''Slack Attack'' and ''Block Party'') were released for the game, as well as a number of spin-offs and variants, including ''Chez {{Goth}}'' and ''Chez [[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]]''. Not to be confused with ''Chez Dork'', which is a card game themed on Kovalic's ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' published by the same company and with a similar logo and geekish themes, but different rules.

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Two expansions (''Slack Attack'' and ''Block Party'') were released for the game, as well as a number of spin-offs and variants, including ''Chez {{Goth}}'' and ''Chez [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]]''. Not to be confused with ''Chez Dork'', which is a card game themed on Kovalic's ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' published by the same company and with a similar logo and geekish themes, but different rules.


* TheThingThatWouldntLeave: Your uninvited guests, if you're really unlucky.

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* AssholeVictim: The one card that lets you remove bad guests (or the Old Man Upstairs) without a die roll is called "Justifiable Homicide."


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* TheThingThatWouldntLeave: Your uninvited guests, if you're really unlucky.


* BadBoss: There's a card called "Bad Boss", which increases the amount of Slack you need to win.


* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: In the Goth set, Slack is replaced by Gloom, so things that increase your Gloom are good, and things that decrease your Gloom are bad. On the other hand, "good is bad" doesn't ''quite'' apply, as things that decrease your Gloom aren't necessarily things that only Goths hate; they can be generically annoying situations that would piss Geeks off as well.

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* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: In the Goth set, Slack is replaced supplemented by Gloom, so things that increase your Gloom are good, and things that decrease your Gloom are bad. On the other hand, "good is bad" doesn't ''quite'' apply, as things that decrease your Gloom aren't necessarily things that only Goths hate; they can be generically annoying situations that would piss Geeks off as well.

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* ImmodestOrgasm: If a player rolls a six for Nookie, they will achieve "Noisy Nookie", and if any of the roommates were asleep, they will be woken up.


* ThoseWackyNazis: TV shows include "Hitler-Y Mysteries" and "[[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Hitler Science Theater Y2K]]"

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* ThoseWackyNazis: TV shows include "Hitler-Y Mysteries" and "[[MysteryScienceTheater3000 "[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Hitler Science Theater Y2K]]"

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* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: In the Goth set, Slack is replaced by Gloom, so things that increase your Gloom are good, and things that decrease your Gloom are bad. On the other hand, "good is bad" doesn't ''quite'' apply, as things that decrease your Gloom aren't necessarily things that only Goths hate; they can be generically annoying situations that would piss Geeks off as well.

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