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* GenreSavvy: Of course. "Did you get her number?" "No, but I promised to see her again." "Usually works."


* AudienceParticipation: See ThrowItIn below.

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* AudienceParticipation: See ThrowItIn below.under trivia.


* ShortRunInPeru: Premiered in Massachusetts before touring Australia.



* ThrowItIn: Scod turns to the audience to ask what knowledge is. A woman up the back (not a plant) shouts "PANTS!". The band riff on this for a good minute.


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* NoFourthWall

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* StopHelpingMe: "Shut up, boat!"


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* UnwantedAssistance: "Shut up, boat!"

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''Tripod Versus the Dragon'' is a {{musical}} by Australian {{Filk}} group Tripod. Originally conceived as "TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons: The {{Opera}}", it tells the story of three hapless adventurers who face many challenges on the road to discovering themselves.

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''Tripod Versus the Dragon'' is a {{musical}} by Australian {{Filk}} group Tripod.Music/{{Tripod}}. Originally conceived as "TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons: The {{Opera}}", it tells the story of three hapless adventurers who face many challenges on the road to discovering themselves.

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Gatesy and Something Something.


* ScaryFlashlightFace: : Scot and Yon play the evil Twin Wizards by wearing party hats and carrying torches to light their faces. [[spoiler: Gatesy gets a torch to light himself after getting Scot to kill the dragon.]]

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* ScaryFlashlightFace: : Scot Gatesy and Yon play the evil Twin Wizards by wearing party hats and carrying torches to light their faces. [[spoiler: Gatesy Scod gets a torch to light himself after getting Scot Gatesy to kill the dragon.]]

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* ScaryFlashlightFace: : Scot and Yon play the evil Twin Wizards by wearing party hats and carrying torches to light their faces. [[spoiler: Gatesy gets a torch to light himself after getting Scot to kill the dragon.]]


* MusicSoothesTheSavageBeast: Parodied when Gatesy confronts {{Cerberus}} during his OrpheanRescue, he tries to calm it with one of his songs but it runs away, yelping at the thought of him playing.\\

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* MusicSoothesTheSavageBeast: Parodied when Gatesy confronts {{Cerberus}} during his OrpheanRescue, he tries to calm it with one of his songs but it runs away, yelping at the thought of him playing.\\


* MeasuringTheMarigolds: Scod, although in fairness it was their actual quest.


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* MusicSoothesTheSavageBeast: Parodied when Gatesy confronts {{Cerberus}} during his OrpheanRescue, he tries to calm it with one of his songs but it runs away, yelping at the thought of him playing.\\
-->'''Head 1''': No need for that.\\
'''Head 2''': Go right on through.


* TheElevenOclockNumber: "I Will Still Play".



* TheElevenOClockNumber: "I Will Still Play".



* InnocentInnuendo: Yon mistakes Scod's miming of throwing dice for something much worse.
* InvertedTrope:
** Gatesy is "a warrior who dreams of being a bard."
** Yon attempts this too: rather than a man with a dog's head, he wants to play a dog cursed with the body of a man.



* InvertedTrope:
** Gatesy is "a warrior who dreams of being a bard."
** Yon attempts this too: rather than a man with a dog's head, he wants to play a dog cursed with the body of a man.



* RunningGag: Several, mostly involving Yon, such as his character being a priest because he's good at guilt trips.

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* RunningGag: RunningGag:
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Several, mostly involving Yon, such as his character being a priest because he's good at guilt trips.



* ShoutOut: To Joni Mitchell and Chris de Burgh, among others.

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* ShoutOut: To Joni Mitchell Music/JoniMitchell and Chris de Burgh, Music/ChrisDeBurgh, among others.



* TakeThat: The makers of D&D refused permission to call the show "DungeonsAndDragons: TheMusical", resulting in the line

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* TakeThat: The makers of D&D refused permission to call the show "DungeonsAndDragons: "TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons: TheMusical", resulting in the line

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''Tripod Versus the Dragon'' is a {{musical}} by Australian {{Filk}} group Tripod. Originally conceived as "TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons: The {{Opera}}", it tells the story of three hapless adventurers who face many challenges on the road to discovering themselves.

* Scod (Scott Edgar): A {{Munchkin}} and {{Metagame}}r, a wizard on a quest for knowledge. Because knowledge is power. Or possibly [[AudienceParticipation pants]].
* Yon (Simon Hall): A priest (owing to being good at guilt trips), but he really wants to play "a dog cursed with the body of a small man". A ButtMonkey and arguably the OnlySaneMan (or at least Least Insane Man).
* Gatesy (Steven Gates): He'd be the AudienceSurrogate if he hadn't failed his intelligence roll, as he's new to the game. Elements of TheRoleplayer and TheLoonie, Gatesy is a warrior who dreams of being a bard.
* The GM/Something Something/The Dragon (Elana Stone): Elana narrates the story, gets most of the more "dramatic" songs, and is conflicted between her duty (as the Dragon) to protect the tree and her attraction (as Something Something) to Gatesy.

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!!This show includes examples of:

* TheAtoner: Scod in the last act.
* AudienceParticipation: See ThrowItIn below.
* BigNo: Gatesy, on slaying the Dragon.
* BSODSong: "On Paper". Gatesy's "Taking The Life", even more so: it's in reaction to killing a single Orc, albeit in a rather gory way.
* CaptainObvious: "How to get to the Underworld: Kill yourself."
* DoubleEntendre: Many. Gatesy has a habit both of seeing them where they aren't there, and being terminally ignorant of his own.
* TheElevenOclockNumber: "I Will Still Play".
* DeadpanSnarker: The whole cast.
* GenreSavvy: Of course. "Did you get her number?" "No, but I promised to see her again." "Usually works."
* HurricaneOfEuphemisms: Gatesy on meeting Something Something, among other scenes.
* HypocriticalHumor: "You say no to everything!" "No I don't!"
* IAmSong: Gatesy and the Dragon's first numbers.
* ICantBelieveImSayingThis:
--> '''Gatesy:''' "I thought you guys brought me here to play ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''."
* InvertedTrope:
** Gatesy is "a warrior who dreams of being a bard."
** Yon attempts this too: rather than a man with a dog's head, he wants to play a dog cursed with the body of a man.
* LampshadeHanging: ''Every single trope in this list''.
* LargeHam: Scod. Dear lord, Scod.
* MacGuffinDeliveryService: Scod.
* MeasuringTheMarigolds: Scod, although in fairness it was their actual quest.
* MediumAwareness: "About 16 bars on the subject of massive guilt trip."
** It gets weirder: several lines that seem to be in-character make reference to, or pun on, the fact that they're in an RPG, such as the last line of "I Will Still Play" or the refrain of "On Paper".
* MediumBlending: Incorporates both live and paper-based shadow puppets.
* NoBudget
* NoFourthWall
* PowerTrio: Tripod's usual FreudianTrio of Scod as Ego, Yon as Id and Gatesy as Superego gets a reshuffle: Scod becomes a hammy Id, Gatesy as the hero adopts the Ego role and Yon, being the guilt-tripping priest and closest to earth, becomes the Superego.
* PungeonMaster: "Dungeon? More like fungeon!"
* RealityEnsues: "Of course I was blind, you try shining a torch in your eyes."
* RunningGag: Several, mostly involving Yon, such as his character being a priest because he's good at guilt trips.
** Another is carried over from their previous shows. "He's not actually shorter, he's just a bit further away."
** Not to mention "10 points to Gryffindor".
* SarcasmMode: "Don't feel bad, you only killed me."
* SelfDeprecation:
** "We have to be nice to her. She's the only girl we know."
** Scod in particular runs on this. Being an Australian band, half the jokes are this type.
--> "That's the kind of behavior that gets our kind beaten up."
* ShortRunInPeru: Premiered in Massachusetts before touring Australia.
* ShoutOut: To Joni Mitchell and Chris de Burgh, among others.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Yon's priestly chant with a PrecisionFStrike.
* SpoonyBard: Scod refuses to let Gatesy play a bard "because bards are shit."
* Squick: "Is ''congealed'' a very romantic word?"
* StopHelpingMe: "Shut up, boat!"
* SubvertedTrope: The GM's deleted song, starts as a cheesy "inspirational" song encouraging girls to feel better about themselves. The best way to do this? [[BitingTheHandHumor "Hang out with losers."]]
* TakeThat: The makers of D&D refused permission to call the show "DungeonsAndDragons: TheMusical", resulting in the line
--> "They can trademark the name all they like, it's all ripped off [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien]] anyway."
* ThrowItIn: Scod turns to the audience to ask what knowledge is. A woman up the back (not a plant) shouts "PANTS!". The band riff on this for a good minute.
* TooDumbToLive: Gatesy, trying to impress Hades, performs a song boasting about immortality. His low intelligence score is one of several running gags.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The fact that Something Something is the titular Dragon is followed by "(spoiler alert)" on the DVD cover.
* VillainSong: Both of the Dragon's solo numbers fit this
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: "For she telleth the taleth."
* YourHeadAsplode: Scod's ''hammy pronunciation'' does this to Yon.
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