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You have angered the gazebo.

Memes for Dungeons & Dragons.

Please add entries in the following format:
  • The name of the tabletop game (if it belongs in the "Other" folder).
    • The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme, if necessary.[[/labelnote]] Explanation 
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

  • The Alignment ChartExplanation 
  • Dice dragonsExplanation 
  • Minus 4 Strength.Explanation 
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  • Rolling a nat 20 Explanation 
  • Rolling a nat 1 Explanation 
  • I'm attacking the darkness! Explanation 
    • If there are any GIRLS there I wanna DO them!!!
  • IT'S A GAZEBO! Explanation 
    Is it friendly?
    It's not friendly, Eric. It's a GAZEBO!
    I shoot it with my bow (roll to hit). What happened?
    There is now a gazebo with an arrow sticking out of it.
    I run away.
    It's too late. You've awakened the gazebo. It catches you and eats you.
    • This one gained enough notoriety that it's actually listed in That Other Wiki.
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    • It's also in Munchkin with the restriction "No one may help you. You must face the Gazebo alone," based on how only Eric attacked the gazebo because everyone else knew what a gazebo was.
  • Rogues do it from behind!
    • And paladins do it on horseback!
    • Samurai do it for their family's honor!
  • I roll to disbelieve! Explanation 
  • Eberron: Loli-pope! Explanation 
    • Sailor Pope! Explanation 
  • Bear Lore! Roll a Nature check:
  • Alternatively, roll a Religion Lore:
    • DC15: Bears do not attend any continuous services of worship. They are ready to kill at all hours of the week.
    • DC20: They mysteriously vanish every winter, perhaps to give reverence to their perverse fertility goddess while gorging on the souls of men lost to famine.
    • DC25: Bear society has no visibly ordained clerics.
  • Edit: Swordsaged Explanation 
    • In game, Dex based swordsages, despite being considered the weakest of the 3 Tome of Battle classes, have a notorious reputation for ganking opponents not correctly defending themselves. Explanation  Long story short: Massive initiative checks, stealth, damage bonuses and class features make them crazy-quick at getting the drop on foes.
  • MY HAT (sic) OF D02 KNOW NO LIMIT! Explanation 
  • Jack Chick was right! Explanation 
    • "Blackleaf! NO!!!" Explanation 
    • "I don't want to be Elfstar any more! I want to be Debbie!" Explanation 
  • From a famous Dungeons & Dragons campaign, the Head of Vecna. It's even referenced in Planescape: Torment.Explanation 
  • Tordek is in it for all the bitches. Explanation 
  • Truly Immovable Rod Explanation 
    • *CLANG!* WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT? Explanation 
  • Lightning Warrior was a class someone created on the WotC forums as a joke. It has a wizard's spells and a warrior's fighting ability and asked if it was underpowered because it didn't have a familiar (an ability that is actually considered a disadvantage to use, since if the weak pathetic animal that grants you meaningless bonuses dies, you lose a giant chunk of XP) and is unable to specialize (a more legitimate weakness, but generalist Wizards are still Game-Breaker class). The class is now a running gag when recommending a class, with notes that it "sacrifices power for flavor".
  • "Katanas are underpowered in D20" Explanation 
    Katanas are thrice as sharp as European swords and thrice as hard for that matter too. Anything a longsword can cut through, a katana can cut through better. I'm pretty sure a katana could easily bisect a knight wearing full plate with a simple vertical slashnote . Ever wonder why medieval Europe never bothered conquering Japan? That's right, they were too scared to fight the disciplined Samurai and their katanas of destructionnote . Even in World War II, American soldiers targeted the men with the katanas first because their killing power was feared and respected.note 
  • I'm a monster! RAWR! Explanation 
  • ACTION POINTS! Explanation 
    • IRON HEART SUUUURGE! Explanation 
  • Durr *CLANG* Explanation 
  • I AM THE MOON. (He is the moon...) Explanation 
  • Cats vs. Commoners. Explanation 
  • Oh no! It's CoDZilla. Explanation 
  • Leering Green Devil Face. Explanation 
  • Dungeon Masters/DMs are their own source of memes, as there's a lot of common expressions that go around.
    • "You can certainly try." Explanation 
    • "Are you sure?" Explanation 
    • "This should be interesting."Explanation 
    • "*deep sigh* Fine."Explanation 
    • If the DM smiles, it's already too late.Explanation 
    • Beleaguered DMs.Explanation 
    • "You don't see anything./You don't see any traps."Explanation 
  • Seduce the dragon/carp/chair. Explanation 
    • Which was probably done by the Bard. Explanation 
  • Dragons are perverts! Explanation 
  • Thri-Kreen Erotica (WARNING: NSFW) Explanation 
  • Muscle WizardExplanation 
    • I cast FISTExplanation 
  • Human Fighter Explanation 
  • Boblin the Goblin Explanation 
  • The MountainExplanation 
  • Warlocks have demon sugar daddies.Explanation 
  • Rod of Lordly MightExplanation 
    • Portable HoleExplanation 
  • Kill them and take their stuff. Explanation 
  • MurderhoboExplanation 
  • Silly characters, serious storyExplanation 
  • How bad True Strike is.Explanation 
    "But True Strike gives advantage..."
  • Similarly to True Strike above, discussing how bad Rangers are as a class has become a meme in the community. Explanation 
  • Wizards of the Coast hate Sorcerers/love Wizards.Explanation 
  • "Just use Fireball".Explanation 
    • "I didn't ask how big the room was. I said, I cast fireball." Explanation 
    • "You cast Fireball on yourself." Explanation 
  • X ordinary creatures could defeat TiamatExplanation 
  • 12d1Explanation 
  • Swarm of X monstersExplanation 
  • Married for the AC boostExplanation 
    • Widowed for infinite ACExplanation 
  • Inopportune Natural 20sExplanation 
  • "It's what my character would do"Explanation 
  • Main Character SyndromeExplanation 
  • "Just write a book."Explanation 


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