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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: One of the monsters is a snake like creature called a concor which is listed as weighing 1/10 of its length (in feet) in pounds, meaning a 10 foot long one would weigh 1 point. As the review says, such a snake would have to be pretty damn scrawny.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: One of the monsters is a snake like creature called a concor which is listed as weighing 1/10 of its length (in feet) in pounds, meaning a 10 foot long one would weigh 1 point.pound. As the review says, such a snake would have to be pretty damn scrawny.

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*SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: One of the monsters is a snake like creature called a concor which is listed as weighing 1/10 of its length (in feet) in pounds, meaning a 10 foot long one would weigh 1 point. As the review says, such a snake would have to be pretty damn scrawny.



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* AsbestosFreeCereal: The game has a character sheet at the back of the book, which the book claims is "just for fun!". Oh, those wacky game designers, making it so customers can actually use their product!


Tabletop role-playing game created by Kirby Lee Davis in the early 1980s. Only about a dozen copies were sold, and the game would've vanished into obscurity if not for a review by an April Fool's edition of ''[[Magazine/{{Dragon}} The Dragon]]''. Thing is, the reviewers ''couldn't tell'' if the game was supposed to be serious.

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Tabletop role-playing game created by Kirby Lee Davis in the early 1980s. Only about a dozen copies were sold, and the game would've vanished into obscurity if not for a review by an April Fool's edition of ''[[Magazine/{{Dragon}} The Dragon]]''. Thing is, the reviewers ''couldn't tell'' if the game was [[PoesLaw supposed to be serious.
serious]].


Tabletop role-playing game created by Kirby Lee Davis in the early 1980s. Only about a dozen copies were sold, and the game would've vanished into obscurity if not for a review by an April Fool's edition of ''The Dragon''. Thing is, the reviewers ''couldn't tell'' if the game was supposed to be serious.

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Tabletop role-playing game created by Kirby Lee Davis in the early 1980s. Only about a dozen copies were sold, and the game would've vanished into obscurity if not for a review by an April Fool's edition of ''The Dragon''.''[[Magazine/{{Dragon}} The Dragon]]''. Thing is, the reviewers ''couldn't tell'' if the game was supposed to be serious.


* NoWomansLand: The basic rules assume that your character is male. If you want to play a female, you have to divide your die rolls for strength by 2, and multiply your die rolls for charisma by 1.5. Since the rules are already obscure and hard-to-follow enough as it is, most players (if there were any) would choose to play a male just because it would simplify their lives. (But don't worry, the game isn't sexist, because [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial the authors say in the introduction that they're not sexist]] so it must be true.)

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* NoWomansLand: The basic rules assume that your character is male. If you want to play a female, you have to divide your die rolls for strength strength, constitution, and HitPoints by 2, and multiply your die rolls for charisma by 1.5. Since the rules are already obscure and hard-to-follow enough as it is, most players (if there were any) would choose to play a male just because it would simplify their lives. (But don't worry, the game isn't sexist, because [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial the authors say in the introduction that they're not sexist]] so it must be true.)


* NoWomansLand: The basic rules assume that your character is male. If you want to play a female, you have to divide your die rolls for strength by 2, and multiply your die rolls for charisma by 1.5. Since the rules are already obscure and hard-to-follow enough as it is, most players (if there were any) would choose to play a male just because it would simplify their lives. (But don't worry, the game isn't sexist, because the authors say in the introduction that they're not sexist so it must be true.)

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* NoWomansLand: The basic rules assume that your character is male. If you want to play a female, you have to divide your die rolls for strength by 2, and multiply your die rolls for charisma by 1.5. Since the rules are already obscure and hard-to-follow enough as it is, most players (if there were any) would choose to play a male just because it would simplify their lives. (But don't worry, the game isn't sexist, because [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial the authors say in the introduction that they're not sexist sexist]] so it must be true.)


* InherentlyFunnyWords: The example setting included in the game is "Boosboodle, a land just south of where Melvin is standing now."

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* InherentlyFunnyWords: Several, some intentional, some not:
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The example setting included in the game is "Boosboodle, a land just south of where Melvin is standing now.""
** Among the fearsome animals roaming Boosboodle are the Worlong, the Bartaln, the Macanda Cur, the Lantal, the Tractorn, the Melark, the Filcornect, the Mantax, the Baero, and the Bull Makl.

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* FictionalCurrency: The basic currency unit in Fashan isn't the gold piece, or the silver piece, or the penny -- it's the "Bank Note".

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* InherentlyFunnyWords: The example setting included in the game is "Boosboodle, a land just south of where Melvin is standing now."

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* NoWomansLand: The basic rules assume that your character is male. If you want to play a female, you have to divide your die rolls for strength by 2, and multiply your die rolls for charisma by 1.5. Since the rules are already obscure and hard-to-follow enough as it is, most players (if there were any) would choose to play a male just because it would simplify their lives. (But don't worry, the game isn't sexist, because the authors say in the introduction that they're not sexist so it must be true.)

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* GameFavoredGender: A woman's physical traits are ''halved''.


''The Spawn of Fashan'' was a tabletop role-playing game created by Kirby Lee Davis in the early 1980s. Only about a dozen copies sold, and the game would've vanished into obscurity had not an April Fool's edition of ''The Dragon'' decided to publish a review of it. The reviewers ''could not tell'' if the game was supposed to be serious or not.

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''The Spawn of Fashan'' was a tabletop Tabletop role-playing game created by Kirby Lee Davis in the early 1980s. Only about a dozen copies were sold, and the game would've vanished into obscurity had if not for a review by an April Fool's edition of ''The Dragon'' decided to publish a review of it. The Dragon''. Thing is, the reviewers ''could not ''couldn't tell'' if the game was supposed to be serious or not.
serious.



If you actually want to see what the game's rules were like, an online review is available at http://www.rpg.net/news+reviews/reviews/rev_6157.html . It's not pretty.

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If you actually want to see what the game's rules were like, rules, an online review is available at http://www.[[http://www.rpg.net/news+reviews/reviews/rev_6157.html . html here.]] It's not pretty.
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If you actually want to see what the game's rules were like, an online review is available at http://www.rpg.net/news/reviews/reviews/rev_6157.html . It's not pretty.

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If you actually want to see what the game's rules were like, an online review is available at http://www.rpg.net/news/reviews/reviews/rev_6157.net/news+reviews/reviews/rev_6157.html . It's not pretty.

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