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Forum Fantasy: Prelich's Journey to Manhood is an RPG Maker VX game developed by Camelslayer. It was in development for around a year and a half before its release date on November 1st, 2012.

The game takes place in a forum known as the Chaos Theatre. A war between the administrators and the moderators has broken out. There used to be roughly thirty mods, but now only four remain. Prelich is one of them. After awakening in an icy cave, he's told by super moderator Camelslayer to hunt down and ban the administrators. Upon his journey, he is joined by bruiser mod Magnum, magic-user mod Vlarix, and (about two dungeons later) demoted mod Tambot in order to take down the rulers of the Chaos Theatre. The not-so-stalwart quartet soon embark on a very silly adventure parodying early RPG games.

The game is, in fact, based around an actual forum called "The Chaos Theatre", which ran from 2011 to 2017, and all of the users, moderators and admins featured in the game are based off select users from the actual forum. Despite this, knowing the forum's history is not required to fully enjoy the game.


The game also features guest appearances by Youtubers "The Autarch of Flame" (who played a substantial role in marketing and providing ideas for the game to further its development),"Joshscorcher", and "rabbidluigi" among others.

You can download the game here.

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Due to a certain plot point half-way through and the fact that trope names themselves have to remain unspoilered, several spoilers are ahead. Viewers are advised to keep that in mind.


This game contains examples of:

  • Action Bomb: The enemy Telos. And if you're lucky, it'll drop a stone that teaches a character Crimson Nova, allowing you to do the same thing!
  • Affectionate Parody: Of JRPGs in general, as well as forums.
  • The Alcoholic: The Autarch of Flame. Also Prelich, if what Camelslayer says at the beginning is any indication. Although, considering how Camelslayer is the Big Bad, he may have made this up to cover up Prelich's memory loss.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Prelich, when Camelslayer is telling him of his mission.
  • Bad Future: It's possible to visit one in the update. How bad is it? The party is dead, Camelslayer and the Goat of Chaos have fused, the Admins gave Felix Falora his marbles back out of desperation, the Theatre is in ruins, and the two fight simply because it's all they can do at the point in time you arrive. It's... oddly depressing.
  • Beneath the Earth: The sunken Tower of Babil and the Fiery Caverns at its entrance. Botlantis and Krakenvania also qualifies.
  • Berserk Button: Mentioning the Pokemon "Delibird" in front of Chewie is a surefire way to anger him, since that particular Pokemon (somehow) traumatized Chewie as a kid. Also, telling Joshscorcher to "brohoof" instigates a fight with him. The Autarch of Flame transforms into a One-Winged Angel form literally burning with rage if his ego is ever stricken... and let's just say Camelslayer has too many to list.
    • You will not steal Lolrus's bucket if you value your life. If you tell him you'll get him a bigger bucket, you freaking better, because he does not take disloyalty well. If you don't finish his Fetch Quest before finishing the game, he will show up out of nowhere right after you beat the final boss and kill you.
    • Felix Falora became Psychotic Nekomata because he lost to Krazier and Rince in a League of Legends match, causing him to ragequit so hard he literally lost his marbles.
  • Big Bad: Krazier Or so you're lead to believe. It's actually Camelslayer.
  • Bigger Bad: The Goat of Chaos.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Some of the endings, although they're played for laughs.
  • Black and Gray Morality: In the end, it’s seen that most of the game’s characters are downright evil and despite being the most “heroic” characters in the game, even the game’s playable protagonists are Heroic Comedic Sociopaths.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: You will regret trying to steal the Lolrus's bucket. Lampshaded by the Lolrus ending.
  • Bold Inflation: Psychotic Nekomata’s botched speech pattern uses this often, as well as the Soul of Flame. Later, Prelich and the embodiment of his madness incorporate this.
  • Bonus Boss: There are many throughout the Chaos Theatre, a few of which you can fight to obtain a technique an admin used.
  • Bonus Level: Many, including the upper floors of Kashyyyk Manor, the Infernal Bootcamp, and Botlantis
  • Boss in Mook Clothing: Cthulhu. He is the most powerful non-boss enemy in Botlantis (and by extension, the entire game), has a ton of HP and is always alone. Appropriately, he is only on the last floor before the Goat of Chaos.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The users you fight throughout the forum.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Prelich breaks the forth wall by noting that the bosses in the Hall of Banterous Bosses could be defeated at level 1 if they didn't do so much damage and how the admin theme is playing at the end of the Hall of Banterous Bosses, much to the confusion of Vlarix.
  • Brutal Bonus Level: Botlantis
  • The Cameo: Every user based enemy counts as one of these.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Psychotic Nekomata is this big time, and Prelich may as well be one too (especially when he goes insane). To a lesser extent, Rince and Protista are also this.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Half the game's humor comes from the fact that, frankly, the main characters are kind of assholes.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: If you decide to fight Camelslayer at the very beginning of the game, this will inevitably happen to you. The Lolrus will kick your ass even HARDER if you dare steal its bucket. And then you get to deliver the second-biggest ass kicking ever to all the admins at once in the best ending!
    • The biggest one, however, is given to you by Chaotic Falora. I mean, when ALL your attacks can do MILLIONS of damage (in a game where 9,999 is the max HP), it's kind of going to happen.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The character quests that are unlocked after defeating Krazier.
  • Death Is Cheap: Vlarix in every RP he’s ever been in, according to the Ghostception Quest.
  • Demonic Possession: Magnum is briefly possessed in the Age of Magnum Quest. Camelslayer is possessed by this force, the Goat of Chaos, for the entirety of the game.
  • Developers' Foresight: When you kill the Dyslexia Innkeeper, you learn that he was one of Camelslayer's minions and that Camelslayer was going to kill him anyway. However, if you don't kill the Innkeeper before Camelslayer is revealed to be the Big Bad, you can check back at the Dyslexia Inn afterwards to learn that the Innkeeper was executed, as evidenced by a note left behind and a blood trail leading out of the inn.
    • Blowing up the Deranged Village too early means you don't get to do the Lord of the Ass side quest. After you restore the Admin's powers, you can rematch them as long as you defeated any of their associates, like Isaac, Lord of the Ass for Psychotic Nekomata and Joshscorcher for the Autarch of Flame. However, if you blew up the Deranged Village prematurely as stated above, you can still fight the Psychotic-Isaac team since you did technically defeat Isaac by killing him in the explosion.
    • It is entirely possible, and in fact very easy, to miss stealing the German Dungeon Porn from the Autarch of Flame in the rematch, which is a shame because without it, you can't face Lord Culus. Fortunately, It can also be found on the 3rd floor of Botlantis.
  • Did You Just Have Sex?: Late in the game, the mods walk in on a post-coital Psychotic Nekomata and Lilith. They also walk in on The Autarch of Flame and Hades mid-coitus.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: You can fight and defeat Satan, not to mention the several Eldritch Abominations you can fight in Botlantis, Cthulu being one of them. There's also The Goat of Chaos and Felix Falora.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Black King Krazier
  • Disc-One Final Dungeon: Vault CT
  • Disc-One Nuke: Tornado
  • Downer Ending: The Age of Magnum ending. Again, played for laughs.
    • The Lord of Nightmares ending. It's not funny this time.
  • Drop the Hammer: The Banhammer, one of the best weapons in the game.
  • Dual Boss: The rematch with Psychotic Nekomata and Isaac, Lord of the Ass.
  • Dual Wielding: Tambot does this. While it does give her a high damage potential, this is offset by the fact that her base Strength is as low if not lower than Vlarix's.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Psychotic Nekomata.
  • Duel Boss: Prelich’s Madness and the Krazier rematch’s second phase.
  • Dying as Yourself: Camelslayer in the True Ending.
  • An Economy Is You: Wouldn't be an RPG without it!
  • Eldritch Abomination: Every foe in Lower Botlantis. Such infamous abominations as Giygas and Cthulhu appear there, but none come close to being as strong as the Goat of Chaos.
    • Felix Falora summons two in the form of Red and a horrorterror to attack you.
  • Eldritch Location: Hell and Botlantis… especially the latter’s lower floors, which may or may not be threatening the main characters.
  • Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors
  • Enemy Within: The Madness of Prelich. Also, the Goat of Chaos to Camelslayer, Disaster Master and Magnum.
  • Fanboy: One of the many elements enemies and attacks can be aligned with.
  • Fearless Fool: The Local Idiot. He sure is excited at getting the Seal Sword, thus causing the massacre of the entirety of the Deranged Village.
  • Fetch Quest: The Lolrus Quest. The Ghostception Quest also qualifies.
  • Five-Man Band: Two whole lists.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: The names of the floors in Botlantis start turning into disturbing messages as you go lower, ultimately culminating in "YOUR FATE IS SEALED" when you reach the bottom, and "Oblivion" if you go past that.
  • Fusion Dance: The Autarch of Flame and Joshscorcher quote the Trope Namer verbatim during the rematch with them, and combine into the Laughing Autarch for the rematch's second phase.
    • Meanwhile, The Autarch of Flame and Hades do this for their boss fight.
  • Genius Bruiser: Magnum. If it's not magical, he probably knows the most about it. So with that in mind, for the love of god listen to him in Botlantis if/when he speaks up.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: All instances of the word “fuck” are censored in this game… except if you translate the Binary Book in Botlantis. See “Genius Bonus”.
    • You can steal “Shit” from Isaac, Lord of the Ass if you wait to fight him. And you can eat it.
    • Richard the Demonic Chicken. His name and appearance are suggestive enough, but what really cements him as this trope is one of his attacks, which is clearly a tidal wave of... jizz. And you can steal a “Rubber Hat” from him. Yeah.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Many of the Forum Pest minibosses, especially Noob Psy-Bot. Phantoon appearing in the Coliseum seems this at first… turns out that it’s subtle foreshadowing to its appearance in Botlantis.
  • Good All Along: The admins… possibly subverted by the best ending.
  • Guide Dang It!: Once Prelich learns Steal after defeating his Madness, you think you can just get newly accessible items from any enemy, right? Wrong! Steal only works on Non-User Enemies; and presumeably each enemy has a hidden item only obtainable using Steal. Including Bonus/Optional Bosses! While regular enemies can be refought, if you were to defeat any of the bosses before acquiring Steal, their hidden item is Permanently Missable!
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Camelslayer
  • Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: Anger the Lolrus? Millions of damage to you! At the game’s halfway point, Camelslayer pulls this on you when you beat Krazier.
  • Heroic BSoD: Prelich has a minor one when he sees the Deranged Village after it is blown up by the Arseloch, if you tell the Village Idiot he can have the Seal Sword.
    • Prelich has another one when he submits his music to the HM Recording Studio in Hell and it gets rejected, causing him to become Madman Prelich. This ends when you complete the Cave of Madness
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: All of the mods, especially Tambot.
  • Horny Devil: Lilith the succubus.
  • Idiot Hero: Prelich
  • Infinity +1 Sword: The Banhammer.
  • Joke Boss: The Lolrus (in that you can’t win), and Richard the Demonic Chicken.
  • Killer Rabbit: The Lolrus. Seriously, that walrus will murder you if you dare steal his bucket. He'll also murder you if dare break your promise to get him a bigger bucket in exchange before finishing the game.
    • The Goat of Chaos. Not terrified by how it sounds? YOU WILL BE.
  • King Mook: The Forum Pest Minibosses and the Forum Pest Legion enemies.
  • Last Ditch Move: Krazier’s Chaos Storm, The Soul of Flame’s Searing Light, the Laughing Autarch’s Final Strike, the Goat of Chaos’ Agony of Sin, and Felix Falora's Hell.
  • Lethal Lava Land: The Fiery Cavern and much of Hell, particularly the Ignis Insulae region.
  • Let's Play: There are a couple blind ones by hardysforever and idiotjake among others, and a full walkthrough is in the works by UtterSpartan.
  • Light Is Good: Light Camelslayer, the good half of Camelslayer that was lost when he was possessed by the Goat of Chaos
  • Magic Knight: Prelich is best suited to be this without modifying any of his stats.
  • Mood Whiplash: Most of the game is silly, lighthearted, filled with moments of Comedic Sociopathy, and, while there are traps in many places, they're usually very obvious. Botlantis, on the other hand, is dark, actually somewhat terrifying, has traps that are way less obvious (while the things that trigger the traps are still somewhat suspicious, they can still throw some people off), and has a lot less humor than the rest of the game, with things that would probably be funny elsewhere in the game being decidedly less hilarious when executed here.
    • The Lord of Nightmares ending is probably the one ending that isn't very humorous and even somewhat depressing, especially compared to the other endings.
  • Mr. Exposition: Camelslayer, Krazier and, later on, the Goat of Chaos.
  • Multiple Endings: Six, to be exact. There's the main ending, the true ending, two joke endings if you didn't give the Lolrus his bukkit back, and two bad endings in the form of the Age of Magnum ending and the Lord of Nightmares ending.
  • Mushroom Samba: The Cave of Madness. The fact that the background music is the song that plays during the Tanetane Island Mushroom Samba does not help.
  • Mythology Gag: There are more than a few things in the game that either come from the works of various Chaos Theater members, or come from jokes involving certain users, with such examples as:
    • Chewie having Force Powers.
    • Rinces dungeon requiring Dyslexic Tea to reach Rince.
    • The Beer Guy.
    • rabbidluigi being, well, a Rabbid
    • Joshscorcher having a KABOOM! attack.
    • Joshscorcher and The Autarch of Flame fusing to become The Laughing Autarch
    • Camelslayer being vulnerable to a Metroid
    • Vlarix being dead ten times over
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Due to being too lazy to actually redeem themselves of their deadly sins, the admins just put their sins into a literal scapegoat: The Goat of Chaos. So inadvertently, they were responsible for Camelslayer's Start of Darkness. Prelich does not let the admins go unpunished after learning this.
    • The actual heroes can pull this too in the two bad endings. If Prelich decides to leave Magnum in Disaster's Tower, he can't beat any of the Sigil Guardians and Magnum comes and kicks his ass, leaving himself open to be brainwashed and used by Camelslayer. Also, if Prelich chooes to surrender himself and his teammates to Felix Falora, all four will be brainwashed and empowered as he uses them to take over Hell and eventually destroy the Chaos Theater. Nice job breaking it indeed.
  • Nonstandard Game Over: So many of them that they end up becoming standard anyway. However, most of the traps involving these are pretty obvious.
  • Noob: Yet another one of the many elements present in the Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors.
  • No OSHA Compliance: You would think whoever stuck the Seal Sword in the Arshloch would have put some yellow tape around it to keep any of the Deranged Villagers from pulling the sword and blowing up the village. Then again, this is on Psychosis Island.
  • Not Safe for Work: Rince's Tea Bags attack. This is taken Up to Eleven as the entire screen is censored. Similar attacks with different coloured censor screens are used by Lilith, as well as by the Autarch of Flame when you fight him in a rematch and Felix Falora.
  • Not So Stoic: Joshscorcher can’t contain his fury when his status as a Marine Bandsman is insulted.
  • Obviously Evil: Camelslayer. Subverted when it turns out he's only really evil because of the Goat of Chaos.
    • Felix Falora. When that purple text hits the board, you know he's a Grade A Villain.
  • Oh, Crap!: If you kill the innkeeper in the Village of Dyslexia, some of your party members have this reaction when they learn that the innkeeper was a servant of Camelslayer. Fortunately, he was going to kill the guy anyway, so they live.
    • The party also has this reaction when the Lolrus shows up to execute them after you defeat Camelslayer without giving the Lolrus a new bucket (assuming you triggered his Fetch Quest).
    • Quite a few characters have this in response to Psychotic Nekomata becoming Felix Falora. The most notable would be the Autarch of Flame. A narcissist who believes himself to be above everyone... quaking in his boots, stuttering in fear.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: The Autarch of Flame is hinted to be this whenever he transforms into the Soul of Flame.
    • Psychotic Nekomata BECOMES this when he transforms back into Felix Falora.
  • One-Hit Kill
  • One-Hit-Point Wonder: All the bosses in the Hall of Banterous Bosses. They are still too fast and do too much damage to be defeatable at level 1. Justified in that Protista drugged them with Trollnium.
  • One-Winged Angel: The Autarch of Flame transforms into the "Soul of Flame" whenever he gets angry. Camelslayer also has two One Winged Angel forms; the version he uses to fight you at the end of the game is determined by whether or not his Admin Power is intact. And, he gets another one based on if you beat the Goat of Chaos.
    • Give Psychotic Nekomata his bag of marbles back and he becomes Felix Falora.
  • Permanently Missable Content: If you complete the "Village Massacre" quest before completing "The Lord of the Ass", you will be unable to get the Psychotic Nekomata stone located under the Deranged Village.
  • Power Copying: All user based enemies have a chance of dropping a stone that will teach one party member a move unique to the user you just defeated, with the stones being divided into three categories. Blue stones are magic based abilities that scale off of spirit, red stones are physical based abilities that scale off of attack, and purple stones are hybrid abilities that scale off of both spirit and attack. Admin based stones, however, have to be found, usually by doing a side quest.
  • Post-Final Boss: In the True Ending, Prelich confronts the admins for causing the game's entire conflict by creating the Goat of Chaos which lead to Camelslayer becoming evil. What follows is a fight against the admins, however since Prelich has inherited Camelslayer's powers, their attacks do no damage to him, and he can easily knock them out in a few hits.
  • Powers as Programs: Quite literally in the case of Tambot when she is promoted back to modhood through the Mod CP.
  • Randomly Drops: User Items and User Stones
  • Rare Candy: Every shop has a selection of items that permanently raise a particular stat when used.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Each admin represents one, as displayed in the battle with the Goat of Chaos.
    • Wrath: Chewie
    • Envy: Rince
    • Lust: Psychotic Nekomata/Felix Falora
    • Pride: The Autarch of Flame
    • Sloth: Black King Krazier
    • Gluttony: Protista
    • Greed: Dark Lord Camelslayer
  • Side Quest: Quite a few, some of them even affecting the ending you get.
  • Sir Swearsalot: The Profane Dragons, especially their King. Camelslayer takes this Up to Eleven whenever he gets mad… which is quite frequently.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: The Autarch of Flame… and HOW. To a lesser degree, Camelslayer is also this.
  • Soul Jar: The HORCRUX Defense System contains the soul fragments… of a cobalt missile.
  • Sound-Only Death: If you agree to play with the little girl on floor 7 of Botlantis (or refuse and then apologize), the screen fades to black, and all that is heard is Prelich's screams as she kills him.
  • Squishy Wizard: Vlarix and Tambot.
  • Summon Magic
  • Technicolor Death: Varying levels of this exist given the kind of enemy fought.
  • Tempting Fate: Prelich asks what the worst that could happen with regards to giving Psychotic Nekomata his marbles back. I don't know, how does the third worst possible thing in the theatre sound?
  • Thread Necromancer: Vlarix, Tambot, and several enemies have spells aligned with the Thread Necromancy element.
  • Troll: An enemy type, and one of the elements. The boss of the Ghostception Quest, Dead Joke, is an undead trollface, and the Sixth Admin, Protista, was sealed in the Hall of Banterous Bosses by Krazier due to his relentless trolling.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The Local Idiot on Psychosis Island. Most of Vlarix's deaths as discovered in the Ghostception quest fall into this category, such as standing in spikes, swimming in lava, standing in an irradiated blast site, jumping from the sky without a parachute, etc.
  • The Unintelligible: Psychotic Nekomata at times.
  • Verbal Tic: The Autarch of Flame has a disturbing tendency to say "mmm!" in most of his sentences, giving Prelich the impression that he wants to make love to his own voice. The Soul of Flame is only able to yell "BURN" or synonyms of said word.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: You can blow up an entire village of people. You can also senselessly murder certain civilians.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Invoked with Psychotic Nekomata, a male with a distinctly feminine appearance. Not helped by the fact that his sprite is that of Nekomata.
  • Villain Teleportation: Camelslayer
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Chewie will immediately tell you that the admins of the Chaos Theatre are not going down without a fight and will teach you not to run away from most random encounters.
    • Rince also qualifies, especially since this is your very first fight with Tambot in your party.
  • Walking Spoiler: Just about everything following Castle Krazier. The game's main plot twist happens halfway through.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Prelich gets this a lot from Vlarix for plenty of the Video Game Cruelty Potential options.
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: Toad is in Castle Krazier instead of Krazier himself, telling the mods that "(their) admin is in another castle". The mods... do not react well.


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