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HoboWars is an online multiplayed Web Game that's based on hobos, developed by the Australian company Hellbored Entertainment and released in 2007.
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It eventually received a spin-off, named HoboArena, and a sequel, named HoboWars 2.

Tropes used in HoboWars include:

  • Anti Poop-Socking: Most in-game actions require Awake, which replenishes over time. Players can use the premium currency to buy more Awake, but only up to a limited number of times per day.
  • Artistic License: Food can be made from and separated into unpalatable ingredients. For example, the Junior Mints are made with chocolate ice cream, Altoids and a bottle of lye.
  • Bag of Holding: There appears to be no limit on how much stuff can be put in the player's backpack.
  • Booze-Based Buff: Many of the mixed drinks give the player a temporary status effect that gives them special abilities. Being very drunk also allows the player to dodge some blows, as well as hit the opponent in a "very sensitive" area, doing additional damage. It also increases the chance at which skills are fired.
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  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: Players can use the hospital to fully heal themselves at a small cost. Losing to other players does decrease the win rate, but a high win rate has no benefits other than allowing the player to enter Bernard's Mansion for free.

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