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« on: July 26, 2010, 07:57:13 PM »

I was using Stumble Upon on Firefox and it stumbled me to this huge list of RPG cliches. I thought it was pretty funny.

http://project-apollo.net/text/rpg.html

I thought this one was good.

20. Just Nod Your Head And Smile
And no matter how big that big-ass sword is, you won't stand out in a crowd. Nobody ever crosses the street to avoid you or seems to be especially shocked or alarmed when a heavily armed gang bursts into their house during dinner, rummages through their posessions, and demands to know if they've seen a black-caped man. People can get used to anything, apparently.
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 10:52:09 PM »

Village burned down while you were jacking off in the forest
Grew up without parents
Had a close friend growing up
Main Character doesn't talk much
[No] Are you sure? [No] Are you Sure? [Yes] Yay!
Saving a Princess
Swords and Magic themed
Party Member Betrays you (But comes back later)
Party Member Dies
Amnesia
I was the bad guy all along!

alright I'm done
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010, 12:12:09 AM »

#186 Apocalypse Any Time Now
The best time to do side quests is while the huge meteor hovers in the sky above the planet, waiting to fall and destroy the world.

it has way too many good ones
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010, 12:15:05 AM »

Wow, blast from the past. I can't even remember when I first saw it.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010, 08:43:29 AM »

I love this list so much. Though I don't think I can add much to it.

It was funny years ago, and is still funny today.
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2010, 09:16:47 AM »

It has been a long time since I last read that list.

I cannot remember if it is on the list or not, but one cliche is violence solves everything and I mean everything.
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2010, 09:29:44 AM »

How times haven't changed, eh?  148-151 (The Gender Equality ones) still crack me up.  129 (Second Law of Fashion) still remains and is as ridiculous as ever.  Yeah, the chain mail bikini does a lot to protect the belly from a disemboweling slash or thrust.  125- no matter how poignant the "Couldn't sleep either, huh?" moment in a storyline is, I snicker.  

EDIT: I just know there is a bad pun somewhere about "butted chainmail" here somewhere. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2010, 11:25:08 AM »

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Yeah, the chain mail bikini does a lot to protect the belly from a disemboweling slash or thrust.

It's funny you bring this up, as the fairly recent Atlus game The Dark Spire actually had the Bikini Armor as the single best piece of equipment in the game, and hilariously it was gender-neutral.
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2010, 12:28:48 PM »

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Yeah, the chain mail bikini does a lot to protect the belly from a disemboweling slash or thrust.

It's funny you bring this up, as the fairly recent Atlus game The Dark Spire actually had the Bikini Armor as the single best piece of equipment in the game, and hilariously it was gender-neutral.

Ha! I forgot about that. That's the best armor in the game? I got it so early, though.

That also reminds me of the female Troubadours in Etrian Odyssey. The art work had them in bikini tops. That just made me think: how does armor made of normal cloth survive fire attacks?
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2010, 04:47:57 PM »

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That just made me think: how does armor made of normal cloth survive fire attacks?

It doesn't. Troubs suck.
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2010, 04:53:52 PM »

It doesn't. Troubs suck.

I thought they were pretty awesome in 1. Especially in the latter stages of the game.

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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2010, 05:58:51 PM »

Blue-haired main characters.
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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2010, 06:12:20 PM »

Love and friendship will prevail over anything, and i do mean anything.
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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2010, 09:57:48 PM »

Someone should make a town where every RPG is destroyed in a fire just to subvert that trope.
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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2010, 10:04:12 PM »

Someone should make a town where every RPG is destroyed in a fire just to subvert that trope.

Some rural towns in the 80s probably did that already.
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