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Daniel Condren, better known as RTGame, is an Irish Youtuber and livestreamer who primarily does live streams of various games, including Cities: Skylines and The Sims 3. His Youtube content primarily consists of stream highlights, with his older content primarily being based around Team Fortress 2 content. His humor primarily relies on crossing the line twice and exploiting Video Game Cruelty Potential, with hilarious results. His Youtube channel, where he uploads edited highlights of streams, can be found here, with his Twitch here for those that want to see the streams in full.

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Daniel's videos consist of the following tropes:

  • Abusive Parents: RT's questionable parental skills are on full view during his Babysitting Mama playthrough. He complains the whole time about the awkward placement of the Wii remote and nunchuck and proceeds to abuse the baby every chance he gets. This includes shaking it violently (which is probably unavoidable due to the position of the Wii remote), beating it with a potato masher, slamming it on a cutting board, forcing it into a cooking pot and shoving it into a blender.
  • Accidental Misnaming: In his permadeath playthough of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: he accidentally refers to the Rito champion Revali as... "Ravioli".
  • Addressing the Player: Played for laughs with Super Mario Maker 2. His viewers left tons of comments directly addressed to him in all of the levels he was playing, which he admits is incredibly distracting (not to mention extra confusing to players that aren't him). The lone exception being that one level where all the comments were addressed to Vinny of Vinesauce instead, prompting Daniel to wonder if all the more famous levels are full of people calling out to their favorite streamers. (Vinny actually made said level, as Dan eventually realized.)
  • Amusement Park of Doom:
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: He's absolutely giddy over Magnus's death in Minecraft: Story Mode, to the point where he plays "Conga" as he lays dying.
    Daniel: Hey Magnus, I got a second F-Bomb prepared, just in case in my back pocket... Go fuck yourself!
  • Arc Words: Go to bed.
  • Back for the Finale: "When City Planning in Cities Skylines floods Atlantis" features at least one element from each of his previous streams on the game.
  • Bad Boss: In his Minecraft streams where he coordinates the rest of the server into building a project, he typically fills this role. No OSHA Compliance is intentionally met, players' attempts to unionize (jokingly or not) are quashed with lava buckets, and (during the stream where the server built an island resort) anyone caught attempting to escape is slain. It goes even further with the Santa/Amazon HQ video, where the entire point of the video is to make them build what amounts to an elf slave camp.
  • Bait-and-Switch: In his six-story hedge maze The Sims 3 video:
    Daniel: I thought for today, we'd revisit [The Sims 3]. And it's gonna be with a very special family that that has long been anticipated to make a return...
    [He scrolls his mouse over the Bob family household]
    Daniel: It's the Connors!
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In the middle of a flood during the first Cities Skylines video:
    Daniel: Look, these people all are complaining they don't have water, so if anything, I'm doing them a favor.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Do not call him British or say that Ireland is part of the UK.
    • While it's played for comedy, RT doesn't hide his disdain for bad writing in games due to having an English degree. His Minecraft Story Mode series was captioned with the title "A man who hates bad writing plays Minecraft Story Mode," which made a return for Pokémon Shield. Said game's excessive hand-holding and bad attempts at comedy start making RT audibly exhausted of the game, with several moments where a bad joke has him opening the Nintendo home screen as if to close the game in exasperation.
    • Backseat gaming, which refers to whenever the Twitch chat starts yelling too much about the optimal way to do something. He had to lock the chat to subscribers only several times during the Breath of the Wild permadeath run due to it being too much and distracting him. In particular, Daniel had to defend several of his cooking choices as deliberately not being the optimal way to cook the resources, because he was more focused on getting as many bonus hearts from them as possible.
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: The video where they "build YouTube in Minecraft" is pretty much nothing but jabs at the platform's more questionable features and predatory copyright system. Naturally, everyone starts joking about how that video is going to be instantly demonetized or outright taken down.
  • Bizarrchitecture:
    • The Bob family lives in a house that's extremely wide but only a few tiles long. Due to the house's gable-shaped roof, it results in a disproportionately giant roof.
    • In his later Cities: Skylines streams, he tends to make towns into this. Case in point: roads that drive up impossibly steep angles, buildings that clip into and intersect with others, residential districts on incredibly steep mountains but with jarringly flat tops, a road "intersection" that's better described as a pile of spaghetti, and the list goes on.
  • Black Comedy: Almost all of the humour in his videos.
  • Busman's Holiday: Discussed in the I forced 200 Minecraft Players to turn an island into Starbucks stream. One person in the chat came back from their work as a barista in Starbucks, only to spend their evening free time watching a Starbucks being built in Minecraft.
  • Call-Back: He decided to name all of his caught Pokémon in Pokémon Shield after weapons. So, he named his Wooloo (later Dubwool) after the deadliest weapon Agent 47 owns: the muffin.
  • Character Name Limits: "I Want Die" and "Connor TheAndroidSen".
  • Couch Gag: Every video ends with the words "Subscribe for more [whatever funny and/or unpleasant stuff has happened or has been brought up in the video]".
  • Cozy Voice for Catastrophes: That lighthearted, Irish-accented tone of his persists even as he quips that he's about to obliterate a city via meteor strike, and even helps reinforce the humor.
  • Crossover: Occasionally, with Call Me Kevin, Wilbur Soot or Plumbella to name a few.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Daniel accidentally skips the match that would have pit Demise (Ganondorf), Thanos (Falco), Nekos (Rosalina), and Floyd (Toon Link) against each other. Thanos ended up winning the "match", leading to Daniel cracking that he just snapped them.
  • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: A Freeze-Frame Bonus variation in his "How to stop the Train Banana Bay Edition" video. After he has the entire server go as Engineers and construct buildings across the entire train track, the train is noticably struggling, and has slowed to a crawl. Then, after one Engineer who was standing right in front of the slowed train does the Schadenfreude taunt, the train immediately accelerates and plows through him and the rest of the buildings, going even faster than it normally does.
  • Downer Ending: His "Bob Family Household" series of The Sims 3 streams ended with everyone in the household (and perhaps even the entire town the streams were set in thanks to the age settings used) dying of old age, and a social worker coming to take away the two horses and the cat.
  • Drives Like Crazy: It's well known that Daniel doesn't actually have his license in real life, and it doesn't get any clearer than when he gets to play Forza games. Expect lots of flips, driving through the countryside at uncontrollable speeds, and cheerful encounters with a variety of trees and walls.
  • Epic Fail: Him managing to kill Ross Bob from exhaustion soon after starting the first Bob Family Household stream in The Sims 4.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Whenever he's not using Black Comedy, RT titles his videos this. Guess what he does in "I forced my loyal fans to build Ireland itself in Minecraft"?
    • And of course "We're Literally Just Watching Paint Dry".
  • The Faceless: Averted. Daniel is quite open about showing his face when the situation calls for it, but due to not using a facecam outside of certain streams it's almost a running joke to ask about when he's doing a face reveal stream, especially as most of the reveals are on Youtube instead of Twitch.
  • Gender-Blender Name: When playing Pokémon Shield, he made his character female and named her "Boris", after Boris Johnson.
  • Happy Ending Override: "When City Planning in Cities: Skylines requires an active water volcano" opens with RT popping open most of his previous Cities: Skylines maps and carpet bombing the Christ out of them with meteors.
  • Hurricane of Puns: "We have gone toe far in Fall Guys" has RT discover a skin combination that makes his bean look like a limbed toe. He and Plumbella are soon volleying toe puns back and forth.
  • Improbable Weapon User: RT usually turns Agent 47 into this. Muffins, a fish, and a briefcase containing the fish are all things he uses to take out guards.
  • Incredibly Lame Fun:
    • "We're Literally watching paint dry", where RT pulls all the stops to make as many people on Twitch watch paint dry at the same time for four hours. Just changing the stream name to that pulled in about a hundred people, and even more joined when RT puts out a tweet for it, pings everyone on his discord, and pulls in Special Guests Kiwo, Jacksepticeye, and his own mum for the stream. He pulls over 10 000 viewers doing this.
    • For the sheer amount of time spent on something like this nothing (so far) beats hunting for a Shiny Wooloo in Pokémon Shield in order to name it Cupcake, and then play through the rest of the game using only said Wooloo. It took 49 hours of game time split across several months. Long enough that merchandise related to Cupcake had been designed, manufactured, and delivered before Cupcake was finally caught.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: In one of his The Sims 3 streams, where he replaced every family in the entire town with The Connor family. And, a single Hank for good measure.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Because RT can't keep up a good Mr. Bean impression, in Miitopia, Mr. Bean can only talk in "Bean". I want die seems to understand him just fine, however.
  • Irony: In his Minecraft streams, he'll usually have restrictions as to what people can build (either themed around something - i.e., Starbucks, the country of Ireland - or where they can build - i.e., Terraria). He gave other people complete freedom to build whatever they wanted when he had his fans create Lego, a product known for being sold in kits with a predetermined purpose.
  • Madness Mantra: In "I forced 200 Minecraft Players to turn an island into Starbucks", players made a room in the Starbucks HQ building on the titular island filled with nothing but signs saying "We are good slaves" plastered on every single wall and floor block in the room.
  • Malevolent Architecture: Every house that the Connor family moves into is this, and they have to run through a Death Course just to reach the living space on the top floor. Their first house was a giant "death course" with a Hedge Maze, swimming challenge room, a room full of fireworks, and a room with a narrow passage beside a death pit where RT intended for them to have to sit and get off chairs to pass. Their second house was just a 6-story hedge maze, but the family just bypassed it by glitching up to the top floor.
  • Mood Whiplash: During "When City Planning in Cities Skylines floods Atlantis", Daniel gives a heartfelt speech about how his life has changed since he started streaming... except, as Daniel points out shortly after, while half of the chat was "love hearts", the other half was more focused on destroying Atlantis.
    Daniel: (barely able to avoid corpsing) "RT! REMOVE THE DAM! KILL ATLANTIS!"
  • Monkeys on a Typewriter:
    • The Terraria and Minecraft streams where he bands together 50+ people to play at the same time. They actually achieve their goals surprisingly fast; in the Minecraft build streams, entire islands have been populated with buildings of varying quality within relatively short timeframes, and in the Terraria stream, they managed to overcome the first boss of the game through sheer numbers alone. It's just that any progress they make looks chaotic as all hell, due to the uncoordinated nature of audience participation.
    • He also directly talks about the trope when playing Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, since instead of getting a partner for the game, he instead opted to leave the job to the Twitch chat (with obligatory reference to Twitch Plays Pokémon, of course).
  • Moral Event Horizon: invoked The chat was noticeably upset in "When City Planning in Cities Skylines creates a city in the sky" due to Daniel deciding to hold the chat hostage via the Poophole Estate.
    Daniel: I'm holding you guys hostage until you say nice things about me.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: Every video about Two-Point Hospital and Overcooked, some of his The Sims videos, among others. A blimp or two in the city not interesting enough? How about over eight hundred?
  • Not Quite Back to Normal: After Kevin is turned into a child, he gets short, black hair for some reason. After he's turned back into an adult, the black hair stays.
  • One Steve Limit: Inverted for his Terraria stream, where he played with at least a hundred other players, all of whom set their character names to variations of "Zach".
    • Two members of the Bob family household share the first name "Billy". RT distinguishes them as "Billy" and "Other Billy".
    • Inverted again on his World of Warcraft stream, where he assembles an army of Level 1 Paladins, all named Zach.
  • Only Known by Initials: "RT" is The Artifact from when his username was "RumbleTumble Games". According to Daniel in his final TF2 stream, that's not what it stands for anymore, leaving it up to the imagination what it does stand for now.
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: His TF2 server holds the world record for the highest killstreak ever achieved by a train.note 
  • Playing Against Type: A few weeks after RT's playthrough of Detroit: Become Human, his viewers were once again treated to Bryan Dechart's voice... as RT invited him (as well as Amelia Rose Blair) for a few rounds of Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled. Judging by the comments, hearing Connor lob swears, crack dumb jokes, and pull a parodic "WHAT'S UP GAMERS" voice for laughs made for one hell of an experience.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Playing Tropico 6, he ends up, much to his dismay, having to abolish child labor. Because the kids were stealing all the jobs.
  • Press X to Not Die: Daniel can't just stop himself from referencing the trope every time it happens in Minecraft: Story Mode. And it happens a lot.
  • Rapid Aging: To absolutely everyone during "When Playing God in The Sims goes wrong" video. RT sets all the default maturity speeds to their minimum of two days, with the exception of the Teen stage which lasts eight. This results in his town's Sims dying of old age within about 19 days of being born.
  • Repetitive Name: Bob Bob, from the original and The Sims 4 editions of the Bob Family Household.
    • Also, Barbara Barbara.
  • Running Gag:
    • RT's Irish heritage is an infrequent mention on the channel. He's done streams whose entire theme is Ireland or Irish culture, and building off of that, his hatred of the Spire of Dublin is another running joke.
      Daniel: I can't- look, Paris has the Eiffel Tower. New York has the Statue of Liberty. Dublin has a pole.
    • "Take Me Home, Country Roads" being played for any sort of disaster in Cities: Skylines, notably when meteor strikes occur.
    • Killing people (especially any given allied NPC) with a Windblast in Dishonored. Usually accompanied by a Game Over for killing key allied NPCs.
    • In the Minecraft streams, at least one person will build a giant sign somewhere that reads "Help", "Help us", or some variation on that.
    • Also in the Minecraft streams, someone will build Sans in a matter usually related to the stream in question, for example a wooden Sans in the Team Trees stream or the Sans planet in the Planet stream.
    • Having the name "Bob" in some way as the name of nearly of all the Sims he created so far.
    • In one particular Stardew Valley stream, repeated demands of having the other players go to bed.
    • For his Wii Sports Resort stream, he created a bizarre-looking Mii called "I want die." The Mii was the only one on his system (until his Wii Play stream, which introduced "End mii"), causing him to reappear in any stream requiring a Mii.
    • The Dosney Corporation.
    • Whenever he has to mention the name of a small child (usually as part of a hypothetical situation that ends up being bad for the kids), he'll just name the kid "Little Timmy".
    • "David Cage, you've done it again!"
    • Making fun of the people who demand he do a face reveal... when he's already been showing his face for years.
    • As of the Subnautica stream calling any place that's really hot, "Texas". Usually goes hand-in-hand with RT mockingly stating that a Texan would visit the place in question and say "Y'call that hot?", whether it's an underwater volcano or a Lethal Lava Land.
  • Self-Imposed Challenge:invoked
    • For his Breath of the Wild Master Mode run, Daniel has a rule that any deaths will result in him deleting the save file and starting over. As a consequence, he's also not allowed to have any fairies in jars or use Mipha's Grace.
    • For Pokémon Shield, RT did as much of the game as he could with a Shiny Wooloo that he spent several months grinding for.
  • Serial Escalation: Standard for repeated streams/videos of the same game.
    • For example, his Cities: Skylines streams escalating from just messing around to erupting poop volcanoes and building (then destroying) Atlantis in an Earth-shaped map.
    • His The Sims videos have gone from simply playing God by reducing Sim autonomy and modifing other controls to "recreating the Thanos Snap" and creating hundreds of identical Sims to overrun an entire town.
    • When streaming for charity, RT opted to hit his Skylines city with a meteor for every $1000 donated, to the soundtrack of DOOM (2016). When he did hit his goal of $10,000, he wound up spamming meteors until he heard the first announcement, to the tune of Country Roads. Then, he upped the goal to $15,000, and changed to Dublin - upon hitting that target, he prompted to spam tornadoes.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: When he realizes that Magnus can die in Minecraft: Story Mode instead of Ellegaard, he reverts back to an earlier chapter. Not because he cares if Ellegaard lives or dies, but just to kill off Magnus.
  • Shamu Fu: The fugu is his recurring Weapon of Choice in the Hitman games, eventually culminating in "I killed 553 people using only a fish in HITMAN 2". The title is alas not entirely truthful (it counts as a non-lethal takedown, so they actually died of the ensuing Neck Snap) but he does legit slap half a thousand people across the face with a fish over the course of the video.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: A recurring joke is that he'll do streams involving VR or him on camera as this. He did both his Just Dance and Ring Fit Adventure streams dressed in a suit. Which promptly got ruined by the sweat in the latter stream.
  • Shout-Out: Some of the members of the Bob family household were Ross Bob (an obvious nod to Bob Ross), Waluigi Bob, and Gruntilda Bob.
  • Sigil Spam: When he asks his Minecraft players to turn a large island into Ireland for St. Patrick's Day, it only takes a few minutes for them to cover a sizable portion of the landmass in nothing but Irish flags. Hilarity ensues.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Has a joking version of this trope with Call Me Kevin - amusingly, this is in spite of (or possibly because of) a common joke among fans that both are the same person.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Famously, whenever some wide-scale disaster happens, RT usually plays the fairly mellow "Take Me Home, Country Roads".
  • Spiritual Antithesis: The Pokémon Sword and Shield streams are pretty much just RT poking an endless number of holes at the game's questionable quality and appeal. By contrast, his Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX stream is incredibly heartfelt and all about his nostalgia for the series.
  • Springtime for Hitler: He cuts off his one-road city from the outside world and tries to drive it bankrupt, only for it to thrive more than any previous point (and it was already far and away his most successful city, surpassing even West Virginia).
  • The Swear Jar: In one Planet Coaster stream, he introduces the "Murder Jar" to dissuade him from building another rollercoaster that blends people.
  • Take That, Audience!: RT sarcastically pokes fun at the audience about how playing with LEGO isn't entertaining, but apparently watching 100 people slowly dig a hole in Minecraft is.
  • Tempting Fate: During his attempt to recreate the Thanos Snap in The Sims 3, Daniel mentions near the end that despite doing the Snap, no one actually died. Thanos drowns in the pool not too long after Daniel starts a fire to try and kill Sims.
    • In a positive example, when playing The Dalaran Heist, he chooses a card randomly because of it's vague description, sarcastically calling it "The best card in the game". Said card, Wondrous Wisdomball, ends up winning him the entire adventure, resulting in him sincerely declaring it to be the best card in the game.
  • Theme Naming: In his Pokémon Shield playthrough, Daniel decided to name every Pokémon after a weapon: Gun, Knife, Carbomb, Muffin...note 
    • Edible Theme Naming: Starting with Cupcake, the theme shifted to confectionery, including Wedding Cake (a Snorlax) and Cookie (a Lycanroc).
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: 1-3 meteors is usually enough to permanently cripple or outright exterminate a city. He has a habit of raining dozens of them on his cities, sometimes accompanied by extra disasters. At one point, when he uses the Ragnarok Extreme mod (which allows the intensity of disasters to go 500, well beyond the base game's default), he put in so many meteors that he managed to crash the game!
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: The WWMii video pits an absurd number of amiibo fighters against each other, such as TorqueDawg (Samus), The UK (Captain Falcon), and Mr. Bean (Mii Swordfighter). Mr. Bean wins.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Exaggerated with the Connor family in The Sims 3, where it's just one character copy-pasted eight times.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: Boris, RT's player character in Pokémon Shield, is dressed in all black and has a jet-black Funny Afro that looks just like Cupcake, her signature shiny Wooloo.
  • Video Game Caring Potential: Despite the stuff he does tending to fall into the below trope, Daniel did legitimately care about most of the members of the Bob family, with him even restarting to an earlier save whenever Ross Bob died, until deciding it would be better to accept his fate and let him go.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: Common in his streams, with it happening in almost every single one of his Cities: Skylines streams, usually with the Fallout 76 trailer cover of Take Me Home, Country Roads playing over the ensuing natural disasters. This actually earned him a sponsorship, as Calypso Media, the devs behind Tropico, thought he would be perfect in their series about running a communist dictatorship.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Whenever he plays a Super Mario game and a Toad appears on screen, RT usually will attempt to read his dialogue with a Toad voice. Most of the times it proves hard to keep up, however, and RT will end up with something closer to Marge Simpson.

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