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Rock, Paper, Anything is a Play-by-Post Game hosted on the Minecraft Forums. The game is Exactly What It Says on the Tin: you can name anything, as long as you describe how it beats the previous object. However, over time, a small subplot was created, involving multiple universes and a reset button. The plot is not the main focus of the game though, so anyone can join without looking too much in the thread.

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The game can be found here.


Rock, Paper, Anything contains examples of:

  • Apocalypse How: When in doubt, players often use nukes, trans-dimensional rifts, and concepts in and of themselves. This often causes Class X-4 Universal Destruction.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Downplayed, then subverted. The game started from silly to having a small subplot, but then a Reset Button is used, and the universe shenanigans is completely ignored thereafter.
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  • Serial Escalation: Zigzagged; usually, there will be a stream of increasingly complicated objects...which is countered by an absolutely mundane object, and the cycle starts anew.
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  • Tank Goodness: An M4 Sherman was used to counter an ant, which is quickly dispatched by a Challenger Battle Tank.
  • When All You Have is a Hammer…: There's a player that uses the basic rock, paper, or scissors for everything. Another player has also taken a liking to using the Extra-Universal Traveler.

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