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"FOOLS! I shall smite you all with my ironclad fist, and then I will drink your blood and rejoice. You are nothing before my might! Perish now and curse me in vain!"

Gametechmods is an internet forum designed to group people with a liking for robot combat: BattleBots, Robot Wars, and the like. It focuses around the game Robot Arena 2, with tournaments being held almost all of the time. The most popular of these tournaments is BBEANS.

This website provides examples of:

  • A God Am I: Naryar used to act like this.
  • Anti-Villain: ACAMS, InfiniteInertia, Naryar, and System32. While all sort of come off as Jerkasses, they also have legitimate reasons for sounding abrasive (ACAMS and Naryar to keep people in line, Inf to give useful advice, S32 to talk sense into people).
    • Naryar would like to make a plead for Type III Anti-Hero.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Extenderbots, robots constructed entirely from extenders and armour panels (usually in DSL), look amazing when done right and can keep fighting even when they're being disintegrated, but it's very difficult and time-consuming to get them to look good, and they have an alarming tendency to crash the game.
  • Badass Boast: About half of Naryar's posts. See the page quote.
  • Badass Normal: NFX, and Sonny_Resetti. Dominating, recently.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't ever stir shit in the showcases section. Naryar will have your skull on a pole. And do not, under any cicrumstances, call him a Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey.
    • Many for the different users, too many to be listed here.
    • Do not mention Obama to the ex-admin. He may go berserk.
    • Don't flash.
  • Blessed with Suck: Many amateur bot builders have this, but the crowning BWS member had to be Garvin (before he returned with a better attitude). To the point where it was just hilarious.
    Groudonrobotwars: Garvin won the SFTW award already.
    Goldenfox: He should have called it Pathetica.
  • Book-Ends: Averted with Story Time. It never ends. Except it's now been deleted. The ride never ends in the Playground.
  • Butt-Monkey: Playzooki.
    • Helloface used to be this.
      • Shut up, Helloface.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Several of the n00bs.
  • Contrived Coincidence: When F1Krazy arrived on the forum and entered GTM Robot Wars, his bot was given to Rob Collins to skin. It just so happened that they were both from Essex, were both Steins;Gate fans, and had been drawn against each other in the first round of Redditbots. This promptly turned into a brief Running Gag in which they were constantly drawn against each other in tournaments.
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  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Insult to Injury V beating Pita 8, also Hard Bot defeating Naryar and Thyrus defeating 123savethewhales.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: It happens occasionally, especially with several moderators with different points of view.
    • On the other hand, one could see it as well as an Asshole Victim. People don't get banned or muted for nothing on Gametechmods. Well, except Playzooki.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Naryar.
  • Double Post: Badly seen in certain sections of the forum, otherwise not so much. One user infamously posted nine times in a row.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Many features of the website have changed, the most notable being tournaments being held through AI instead of online.
    • MassimoV. He used to be all Me Too!, now his swag has tripled.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: ACAMS yells, argues, and bans all around... but he doesn't like the F-word.
  • Expy: Certain members can only build a limited style of bots.
    • Subverted with Craaig. Although he is known for building vertical spinners, to the point where he is directly connected with the style, he can build other creative and interesting bots as well.
    • Completely averted with Clickbeetle, Naryar and the best builders. They can build almost anything.
    • In a straighter example, building "replicas" of real-world bots is an established pastime on GTM.
  • Famous Last Words: Averted with Radio F Software.
    RFS: i am leave
  • Fan Fic: Subverted with various contests held on the forum, including:
  • Failure Is the Only Option: In the Playground. It didn't take long for a regular thread to get spammed beyond recognition by the same bunch of utter retards.
  • Flame Bait: Some of the users. Jonzu used to be that, but he has recently calmed down. Most of the time.
  • For the Lulz/For the Evulz: The sole existence of Playground. YMMV on which one.
  • French Jerk: Naryar.
  • Fun with Acronyms: GTM, RA2, BFE, AAM, SFTW, BotM and the like. Many members have this as well (GF, RFS, RS, TRB, Mr. AS, GTG).
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Venko, ACAMS.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: Several GTM users have gone on to transfer their virtual robot-building skills into real-life robot combat. By far the most prominent are Vertigo (aka Michael Oates, winner of 2 FRA titles and Robot Wars Series 10 with Eruption), Mike NCR (aka Mike Jeffries, who finished surprise runner-up of BattleBots ABC Season 2 with Bombshell, and Somebody (aka Jonathan Schultz, who competed with HUGE on Battle Bots Discovery Season 1)
  • Interspecies Romance: Jonzu and his furries. Also a good Flame Bait.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: System32's 'modus operandi', also sometimes Naryar and Badger.
  • Large Ham: Most predominantly Naryar and Madman, who used to have ham wars. Some other people try and do it to try to look important, but they mostly get out-hammed and shut up.
  • Me Too!: G.K., far too frequently in every aspect of life. Still not as much as MassimoV was at first, though.
  • Once an Episode: You may start to see a recurring pattern in Playground drama.
  • Otaku: Several, most prominently 090901.
  • Poe's Law: There's still no consensus on whether asbestosstar is a troll or actually genuine.
  • Quintessential British Gentleman: Goldenfox used to act this way with every chance he got, but the act was dropped after it got annoying.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: The "Troll Patrol", Naryar's Not Quite Evil Council (Naryar, NFX, G.K., Martymidget, SKBT, Vertigo/Trumpetguy), there's a few.
  • Schedule Slip: The second official GTM Championship suffered from this to the point where the mods had to step in and take control of the tournament.
  • Speak of the Devil: Starcore.
  • Stylistic Suck: A staple of Thrackerzod's tournaments.
  • Suffers Newbies Poorly: InfiniteInertia, Pys, many former newbies.
  • The Shepherd: Pwnator, MassimoV, G.K., and a few others.
  • The Smurfette Principle: SOTG and Phillipa are the only active female members, although there have been others in the past. MassimoV has many females IRL though.
  • The Magnificent: Naryar "The Mighty".
  • Thread Necromancer: Assorted, currently Helloface199. Many newbies do it.
  • Violent Glaswegian: System32, to the point that reading his posts in a Scottish accent is mandatory. NFX and Scourge are an aversion, however.
  • World of Chaos: The Playground. Occasionally overlaps with Crapsack World.
  • Word-Salad Humor: MassimoV.
  • You No Take Candle: WenXiangLee, to ludicrous extents sometimes. Often seen with other users for whom English is not their first language.


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