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30th Apr 2019, 6:00 AM in School Raze
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It's Always Cozy
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Newbiespud 30th Apr 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
Cue the music. (Imagine one of the players going "Wait, wait, hold on, this is going to be great," and, after about a minute, playing this music on their phone.)

I couldn't resist. I was weak. Trying to explain it or merely allude to it in the page itself just made the impact so much weaker. And I know that this joke is gonna just confuse quite a few people before they ask for an explanation in the comments or look it up or check the transcript... but sometimes, you gotta make yourself and only yourself laugh.

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Platonix 30th Apr 2019, 6:10 AM edit delete reply
To quote from the TVTropes page on the TV show "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"...

Episode Title Card: Often used for gags, as the title will either quote the preceding dialogue almost verbatim ("Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass") or reveal the Foregone Conclusion to what the gang has just discussed.

Frank: I want in on this action because I am bored to death sitting here.

Dee: No, that's a bad idea. Usually when you get involved, somebody gets hurt.

Frank: That's ridiculous. I'm just palling around with the guys. How's anyone gonna get hurt?

*cut to title card: "Frank Sets Sweet Dee on Fire"
Digo Dragon 30th Apr 2019, 9:10 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
What came to my mind was that scene late in the game Portal 2 about the part where Wheatley was going to kill you. You know the part.

GLaDos: "Well this is the part where he kills you."
Wheatley: "Hello, this is the part where I kill you."
[Chapter 9: The Part Where He Kills You]
Achievement: The Part Where He Kills You.
AnonyMoose 30th Apr 2019, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
Achievement Text: This is that part.
TheHittite 30th Apr 2019, 12:59 PM edit delete reply
The music that plays is called "The Part Where He Kills You" in the soundtrack.
FanOfMostEverything 30th Apr 2019, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
I've never seen an episode of It's Always Sunny (shock, horror, and heresy, I know,) but I still appreciated the Gilligan Cut humor.
ANW 30th Apr 2019, 6:52 AM edit delete reply
Most ridiculous favor asked by NPC or a fellow player.

And did you go along with it?
Akouma 30th Apr 2019, 8:31 AM edit delete reply
So, I've told the story of Sir Doctor Eli Roth here before. Short version: a friend of mine was playing as the big bad in the first arc of my Genius game. He's an insanely powerful Genius whose been around since just before the first crusade. He first appeared as a minor antagonist on an early mission for the players. See, they were the time police, and they'd gotten reports of the Titanic rising out of the ocean a few days after it sinks, then launching itself into space. So they go to investigate, and find Roth. They get into a discussion with him asking him not to do it. He proposes that since what they're actually opposed to isn't the Titanic going to space, but people seeing it go to space, that he just adds a device to scramble cameras, and check more thoroughly against shipping schedules to better time the launch. Coupled with a stunningly accurate dummy Titanic to replace the real one, plus peacefully paying his associated fines for time violations in lump sum, and they have no reason to fight. (The associated fines were about 10,000 Mania. A starting character can hold up to 10. They didn't see a major issue with the idea of this guy being able to pay in lump sum up front.)

So, what was happening behind the scenes here is that Roth was a major player in the bad guys in the world of Genius: the Lemurians. Specifically, he was the head of their most well-known division, the Illuminati. Yes, here the Illuminati are a subdivision of an even BIGGER, BADDER conspiracy. Anyway, he wanted this launch to go off because it was part of a major Lemurian expansion plan. The Titanic was going to pass the moon, where Lemurians would establish a base on the dark side. Then by Mars, which they colonized and formed a Genius-first autocracy. (Their capital was an undersea city called New Atlantis.) Then from there onto the galaxy at large. So the players just agreed to just straight up LET the bad guy do this. A little over a year later IRL and hundreds later in-game, they would fight Roth in New Atlantis because time had gone all screwy and hey they had to actually have a climactic battle against the villain eventually.
Malroth 30th Apr 2019, 5:39 PM edit delete reply
If you have 10,000 mania and the ability to forge an indistinguishable Titanic forgery, why do you need the original to accomplish this plan? Just launch your fake titanic into orbit from somewhere in Siberia and cover everything up with the Tunguska explosion.
Dantalion 30th Apr 2019, 10:42 AM edit delete reply
One of my fellow player-characters requested that someone replace their perfectly-good biological arm with a mechanical one he had salvaged off some cyborg beast. Oh, and the nearby organs.

Yes, this was in a typical fantasy/medieval tech-level game. But the lad was insistent, and had managed to rope our court mage into attempting to help. Key word: Attempting. I had to butt in and do the job myself when I saw the mage was holding the scalpel wrong, and it ended up taking all week.

Oh, and did I mention Phyrexia turned out to be a thing in this game? Yeah, I'm sure you can guess how this turned out. Sure enough, a week later and the PC got off the operating table, went out to battle, and never returned. Would've been a plot point for later had the GM not ended the game a few weeks afterwards.
NobleCuriosity 30th Jan 2020, 7:00 PM ? edit delete reply
Wait, was this Magic: The Gathering Phyrexia?

If so, yeah....
Sensei Le Roof 30th Apr 2019, 7:16 AM edit delete reply
Day Mare!
Fighter of the Night Mare!
Champion of the... sun!
You're a master of karate -- and friendship -- for everyone!
Day Mare! (AaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!)
Fighter of the Night Mare! (AaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!)
Champion of the sun! (AaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!)
You're a master of karate -- and friendship -- for everyone!
Gamemaster80 30th Apr 2019, 7:44 AM edit delete reply
*Holds out Internet award* Take it you magnificent b@$t@rd
Specter 30th Apr 2019, 1:16 PM edit delete reply
Thanks to my brother (and some parts of the internet I frequent), I can't help but see the last panel and think "Hersey!", and a bunch of 40k stuff going off in my head.

Still better than nothing.
Mr Wednesday 30th Apr 2019, 1:23 PM edit delete reply
Still, declaring yourself Empress of Friendship requires a lot of planning, in fact, you might say it requires a tactical genius.
Enigmatic Jack 30th Apr 2019, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
Mr Wednesday 30th Apr 2019, 9:59 PM edit delete reply
Just as planned.
Every ork ever 1st May 2019, 8:31 AM edit delete reply
Mr Wednesday 1st May 2019, 2:10 PM edit delete reply
Robin Bobcat 30th Apr 2019, 7:04 PM edit delete reply
This is why it's always important to have game where there's a decent wifi connection, so you can pull up appropriate music as needed.

We have a player who's often confronted with crippling analysis paralysis. I have the Jeopardy Theme loaded on my phone for such emergencies...