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** [=Sakarias88=]'s [=SCars=] (scripted cars), allows you to edit the aspects of it. Ranging from practical such as it's handling, suspension, fuel or health to the more [[VirtualPaperDoll cosmetic]] aspects such as paint jobs, wheels, neon lights or the sounds it's engine and horn makes.

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** [=Sakarias88=]'s [=SCars=] (scripted cars), allows you to edit the aspects of it. Ranging from practical such as it's its handling, suspension, fuel or health to the more [[VirtualPaperDoll cosmetic]] aspects such as paint jobs, wheels, neon lights or the sounds it's it' engine and horn makes.



** Elevator: Source derives half of it's humor from the fact that you will more often than not find a beach and a detective's office within two floors of each other. ''Inside an apartment complex.''

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** Elevator: Source derives half of it's its humor from the fact that you will more often than not find a beach and a detective's office within two floors of each other. ''Inside an apartment complex.''


* ArtifactTitle: Garry's Mod is not actually a mod anymore, it's a standalone game that can be run without VideoGame/HalfLife2 or any other Source-powered game installed. Assets from other games can still be imported though, and ''[[VideoGame/CounterStrike Counter Strike Source]]'' is still a requirement for most addons unless you don't mind missing textures and models everywhere.

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* ArtifactTitle: Garry's Mod ''Garry's Mod'' is not actually a mod anymore, it's a standalone game that can be run without VideoGame/HalfLife2 ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' or any other Source-powered game installed. Assets from other games can still be imported though, and ''[[VideoGame/CounterStrike Counter Strike Counter-Strike: Source]]'' is still a requirement for most addons unless you don't mind missing textures and models everywhere.


* ''VideoGame/GModTower''/''VideoGame/TowerUnite''

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* ''VideoGame/GModTower''/''VideoGame/TowerUnite''''VideoGame/GModTower'' (discontinued; succeeded by ''VideoGame/TowerUnite'', which does not use ''[=GMod=]'' at all)


** RDM'ing [[note]]Randomly killing somebody for no reason, often in VideoGame/TroubleInTerroristTown or Murder (when someone with the gun randomly starts shooting other people without good reason to suspect them being the murderer or traitor)[[/note]].

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** RDM'ing [[note]]Randomly killing somebody [[note]]"Random Death Matching"; Killing another player for no justifiable reason, often in VideoGame/TroubleInTerroristTown or Murder (when someone with the gun randomly starts shooting other people without good reason to suspect them being the murderer or traitor)[[/note]].


%%* {{Dhampyr}}: Nahka's model Sandra the Daywalker is assumedly one of these.


** Playing sound files -- especially low quality ones -- without anyone's consent (or approval)

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** Playing sound files -- especially low quality ones -- without anyone's consent (or approval)approval).


* CoolCar: Either built by yourself or spawned via addons. Particularly noteworthy is cars made by TDM, SGM and [=LoneWaffle=] who recreate various real cars, especially super cars.

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* CoolCar: CoolCar:
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Either built by yourself or spawned via addons.add-ons. Particularly noteworthy is cars made by TDM, SGM and [=LoneWaffle=] who recreate various real cars, especially super cars.



* {{Dhampyr}}: Nahka's model Sandra the Daywalker is assumedly one of these.

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* %%* {{Dhampyr}}: Nahka's model Sandra the Daywalker is assumedly one of these.



** The Hobo from [=DarkRP=]. No salary, [[BodyHorror looks like a corpse]], only has the ability to throw crap at people (literally), and often the AcceptableTargets [[FinalSolution for purging]] by particularly sadistic mayors.
*** If the Hobo King is there, he may end up a LethalJokeCharacter due to being able to spawn with a one-hit-kill gun.

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** The Hobo from [=DarkRP=]. No salary, [[BodyHorror looks like a corpse]], only has the ability to throw crap at people (literally), and often the AcceptableTargets [[FinalSolution for purging]] by particularly sadistic mayors.
*** If the Hobo King is there, he may end up a LethalJokeCharacter due to being able to spawn with a one-hit-kill gun.
mayors.[[invoked]]



* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: Downloading excessive numbers of addons can result in very long load times. Garry did an automatic survey of ''GMod'' users, and there was one person who had an average loading time of over 25 minutes.
** Especially during the short time that the game had a strange error which multiplied load times by a factor of about five. Fifteen minutes just to get on to a regular server. If you got kicked, it might as well have been a fifteen-minute ban from every server in the game.
* LeParkour: Possible using the Parkour Swep (a scripted weapon which allows you to jump large distances and negates falling damage), Perfected Climb Swep (a scripted weapon that allows you to climb and grab onto ledges), Smod Leg (The glorified kick from SMOD), Gordon's Fists, and a big, urban themed map (oh let's say GM_Bigcity or Gm_madness~city)
* LudicrousGibs: The [[http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=52104 Dismemberment Mod]].
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeHfNcleaOo Gore Mod]] probably takes home the gold, though.

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* LethalJokeCharacter: While the Hobo King from [=DarkRP=] usually has the same traits as the [[JokeCharacter Hobo]], the Hobo King may spawn with a OneHitKill gun.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: Downloading excessive numbers of addons add-ons can result in very long load times. Garry did an automatic survey of ''GMod'' ''[=GMod=]'' users, and there was one person who had an average loading time of over 25 minutes.
** Especially during the
minutes. There was a short time that the game had a strange error which multiplied load times by a factor of about five. Fifteen minutes just to get on to a regular server. If you got kicked, it might as well have been a fifteen-minute ban from every server in the game.
* LeParkour: Possible using the Parkour Swep (a scripted weapon which allows you to jump large distances and negates falling damage), Perfected Climb Swep (a scripted weapon that allows you to climb and grab onto ledges), Smod Leg (The glorified kick from SMOD), Gordon's Fists, and a big, urban themed map (oh let's say GM_Bigcity or Gm_madness~city)
* LudicrousGibs: The [[http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=52104 Dismemberment Mod]].
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Mod]]. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeHfNcleaOo Gore Mod]] probably takes home the gold, though.



* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: There are a lot of models available for this game. Many of them are ragdolls of characters from other games, which can be used to create some rather interesting scenes if you're good at posing.
** This is because most models need only be hexed and then imported.

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* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: There are a lot of models available for this game. Many of them are ragdolls of characters from other games, which can be used to create some rather interesting scenes if you're good at posing.
** This is because most
posing. Most models need only be hexed and then imported.



* NothingIsScarier: As you'll often be TheAloner (unless you're in Multiplayer, of course), this can kick in on night-time maps, or just in general. Also how most horror maps do their business, since the closest thing to getting scary with Mooks are the regular Headcrab Zombies (packaged with GMod), and those often get boring fast. Combined with HellIsThatNoise, maps like Gm_Ghosthunt and Gm_Scream have terrified audiences without even showing an enemy.

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* NothingIsScarier: As you'll often be TheAloner (unless you're in Multiplayer, of course), this can kick in on night-time maps, or just in general. Also how most horror maps do their business, since the closest thing to getting scary with Mooks are the regular Headcrab Zombies (packaged with GMod), [=GMod=]), and those often get boring fast. Combined with HellIsThatNoise, maps like Gm_Ghosthunt and Gm_Scream have terrified audiences without even showing an enemy.



* LeParkour: Possible using the Parkour Swep (a scripted weapon which allows you to jump large distances and negates falling damage), Perfected Climb Swep (a scripted weapon that allows you to climb and grab onto ledges), Smod Leg (The glorified kick from SMOD), Gordon's Fists, and a big, urban themed map (oh let's say GM_Bigcity or Gm_madness~city)



* PortalNetwork: Players can build these using the [[Franchise/StargateVerse Stargate]] addon that has a selection of gates and their [=DHD=]'s and yes, you can waste time EngagingChevrons.

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* PortalNetwork: Players can build these using the [[Franchise/StargateVerse Stargate]] addon add-on that has a selection of gates and their [=DHD=]'s and yes, you can waste time EngagingChevrons.[[invoked]]



* SurrealHumor: Garry's Mod is frequently used as a medium for this. Google "WebAnimation/RubberFruit", for instance.

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* SurrealHumor: SurrealHumor:
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Garry's Mod is frequently used as a medium for this. Google "WebAnimation/RubberFruit", for instance.


'''''Garry's Mod''''' (or '''''[=GMod=]''''') is an independent mod of the Valve game ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' created by Garry Newman. Originally just ''Half-Life 2'' with the rope, manhack and rollermine guns, it has evolved considerably since then. Rather than taking place in any sort of universe, the game is a sandbox where you can construct and demolish buildings using props from various Source games like ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', and ''VideoGame/ZenoClash''. The ragdolls and even [=NPCs=] from these games are also at your disposal. Considered one of the most popular {{machinima}} devices as of now. The game uses a lua scripting format for its weapons and events, meaning it's possible to code your own weapons into the game. Currently, it's available on Valve's UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} client [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/4000 for download.]]

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'''''Garry's Mod''''' ''Garry's Mod'' (or '''''[=GMod=]''''') ''[=GMod=]'') is an independent mod of the Valve game ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' created by Garry Newman. Originally just ''Half-Life 2'' with the rope, manhack and rollermine guns, it has evolved considerably since then. Rather than taking place in any sort of universe, the game is a sandbox where you can construct and demolish buildings using props from various Source games like ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', and ''VideoGame/ZenoClash''. The ragdolls and even [=NPCs=] from these games are also at your disposal. Considered one of the most popular {{machinima}} devices as of now. The game uses a lua scripting format for its weapons and events, meaning it's possible to code your own weapons into the game. Currently, it's available on Valve's UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} client [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/4000 for download.]]

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** [[VideoGame/SCPContainmentBreach Class-D from Breach]]. While every other kind of player has some form of equipment (or powerful abilities, in the case of playable [=SCP=] objects), Class-D players start off with nothing due to [[RedshirtArmy their lowly status]] in the Foundation, and are very likely to be killed by anyone who isn't an agent of the Chaos Insurgency. As a result, the objective of escaping the Foundation is ''significantly'' more challenging when playing as a Class D.

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** [[VideoGame/SCPContainmentBreach Class-D from Breach]]. While every other kind of player has some form of equipment (or powerful abilities, in the case of playable [=SCP=] objects), Class-D players start off with nothing due to [[RedshirtArmy their lowly status]] in the Foundation, and are very likely to be killed treated as either neutral or kill-on-sight by anyone who isn't an agent of the everyone except Chaos Insurgency. Insurgency players. As a result, the objective of escaping the Foundation is ''significantly'' more challenging when playing map alive as a Class D.Class-D is by far the most difficult task to achieve in the mode.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Slashers}}''


** WarOfTheServers translates the HG Wells classic into a war between the ''[=GMod=]'' communities and the mingebags.

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** WarOfTheServers Machinima/WarOfTheServers translates the HG Wells classic into a war between the ''[=GMod=]'' communities and the mingebags.

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** And build [[CoolTrain cool trains.]]


* WackySoundEffects: The standard Source engine sound effects for hitting things comes into play, so you're often treated to ragdolled characters sliding across the ground while sound effects play that would normally indicated said ragdoll getting smacked.


** Pushing people into inconvenient places with props.
** Flinging props at people, which may or may not kill them.



** Intentionally [=Fail-RPing=][[note]]Metagaming, refusing to play within the rules of the RP server, and generally acting like a {{Munchkin}}[[/note]] on applicable servers.



* ImprobableWeaponUser: You can kill people not only with guns, but also with ''their ammo pickups.''

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* ImprobableWeaponUser: You can kill people not only with guns, but also with ''their ammo pickups.'''' And also by flinging props.



** The Hobo from [=DarkRP=]. No salary, [[BodyHorror looks like a corpse]], and only has the ability to throw crap at people (literally).

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** The Hobo from [=DarkRP=]. No salary, [[BodyHorror looks like a corpse]], and only has the ability to throw crap at people (literally).(literally), and often the AcceptableTargets [[FinalSolution for purging]] by particularly sadistic mayors.
*** If the Hobo King is there, he may end up a LethalJokeCharacter due to being able to spawn with a one-hit-kill gun.


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* WackySoundEffects: The standard Source engine sound effects for hitting things comes into play, so you're often treated to ragdolled characters sliding across the ground while sound effects play that would normally indicated said ragdoll getting smacked.

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