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  • The Monster Manual for the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons includes the following in its Parody Disclaimer:
    Any similarities between monsters depicted in this book and monsters that actually exist are purely coincidental. That goes double for mind flayers, which absolutely, utterly, and completely do not exist, nor do they secretly run the D&D team.
  • Exalted: To emphasize the extreme secrecy practiced by students of the style, the description of the White Veil Style of Terrestrial Martial Arts insists that there is no White Veil Society. They are not a secret political force in the Scarlet Empire, and they certainly don't teach their non-existent members a highly secret style of martial arts revolving around fighting in plain sight without anyone, even the victims, realizing it...
    • As of comic 251, the White Veil Society (which, of course, does not exist) has not made an appearance in Keychain of Creation, and certainly not in any kind of storyline-important way. That would be just silly.
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    • Referenced by name in Compass of Celestial Directions: Autochthonia, using it to describe how the system of Militate promotions in Estasia definitely is not hugely corrupt.
  • Paranoia has not only a collection of insights from Friend Computer (such as specifying that no one has fallen into Food Vat #4589B), but the actual rules text has a few variations on this (such as pointing out a couple ways for Friend Gamemaster to screw with the PCs, then saying that It Would Be Wrong to do so, in what can only be called an RPG variation of the Discworld example up in Literature).
    • Also, "This mission will be lots of fun and involves no dangerous targeted retroviruses."
  • In Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, there is no race of man-sized rat people, the so-called "Skaven", living in underground tunnels running throughout the Empire. They do not have advanced weaponry, specially-bred giant warrior rats, and warpstone, Chaos crystallized. Only insane people (and dwarves) make such irresponsible and absurd claims.
    • Also, Bretonnian culture is definitively 100% adherent to its iron-bound chivalric cultus and all the peasants are completely happy and not-at-all oppressed masses, whose obligatory feudal duties are not horribly restrictive and oppressive. Said hypothetical feudal duties are also not occasionally sidestepped by having the nobles looking the other way if things are looking too untenable.
  • The humorous "Sacred Commandments of the Adeptus Astartes" related to Warhammer 40,000 feature this:
    193. By order of the Inquisition: There is no such thing as the Inquisition, questioning this will have thou deemed heretic by the Inquisition.
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  • The thread title for a Mahou Sensei Negima! based game on is "High School Magical 3: Totally not turning into the SOS Brigade".
  • This is one way for the Pooka in Changeling: The Dreaming to get around their compulsion to lie.
  • In Werewolf: The Apocalypse, the Black Spiral Dancer scholar Writlish is reticent on the subject of Mockmaw, an ancient Black Spiral king. In Garou Saga, Writlish tells a fellow scholar that the Black Spiral Dancers have little memory of any Garou by that name. In Chronicles of the Black Labyrinth, he dismisses a reference to "Moch Maugh" as a possible place-name.
  • In the Infinity setting, the Yu Jing army most certainly does not have ninja in it, because the last of the ninja disappeared at the beginning of the 20th century. Ninja no longer exist. They certainly don't exist as an elite black-ops and assassination unit that takes out enemies of the State with high-powered sniper rifles and monomolecular-edged katana. That would be ridiculous.
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