Author Topic: Armageddon Tropes -- What Narrative Conventions Have YOU Stumbled Into?  (Read 16609 times)

Tuannon

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Re: Armageddon Tropes -- What Narrative Conventions Have YOU Stumbled Into?
« Reply #50 on: August 09, 2010, 04:28:28 AM »
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Casual Danger Dialog yet.

Guilty as charged, sir.

Aaron Goulet

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MeTekillot

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we are here to hack motherfuckers up with bone swords,

brytta.leofa

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Re: Armageddon Tropes -- What Narrative Conventions Have YOU Stumbled Into?
« Reply #53 on: August 09, 2010, 09:31:15 AM »
psi Sorry, Great Lord; I'm kinda busy here.
The sword is sharp, the spear is long,
The arrow swift, the Gate is strong.
The heart is bold that looks on gold;
The dwarves no more shall suffer wrong.

MeTekillot

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Re: Armageddon Tropes -- What Narrative Conventions Have YOU Stumbled Into?
« Reply #54 on: January 23, 2011, 09:09:11 PM »
Why did this thread die?
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Marshmellow

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Re: Armageddon Tropes -- What Narrative Conventions Have YOU Stumbled Into?
« Reply #56 on: January 24, 2011, 03:31:58 AM »
Haven't done them myself, but I've seen these done:
Straw Vulcan
Apathy Killed the Cat
"I am a cipher, wrapped in an enigma, smothered in secret sauce."
- Jimmy James, the man so great they had to name him twice

Jingo

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Re: Armageddon Tropes -- What Narrative Conventions Have YOU Stumbled Into?
« Reply #57 on: January 24, 2011, 11:39:57 AM »
Fridge Logic. More often than I would like.
Now you're looking for the secret. But you won’t find it because of course, you're not really looking. You don't really want to work it out. You want to be fooled.

MeTekillot

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Re: Armageddon Tropes -- What Narrative Conventions Have YOU Stumbled Into?
« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2011, 04:06:24 PM »
Jerkass Woobie

Deadpan Snarker

Punch Clock Villain(sort of)

Parental Abandonment

Troubled Past

There are a lot more, but this might be getting too specific already.
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MeTekillot

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SMuz

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Re: Armageddon Tropes -- What Narrative Conventions Have YOU Stumbled Into?
« Reply #60 on: April 22, 2011, 11:50:55 AM »
Tuluk

Allanak

Ugly Cute hairless dwarves. And I guess the halflings, half-giants, muls as well.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2011, 03:19:59 PM by SMuz »
Clans can give stat bonuses and penalties, too. The Byn drop in wisdom is particularly notorious.

Saellyn

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BleakOne

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A Woobie is a usually likeable character who is subject to a lot of unfortunate events and hassles.
Vennant doesn't appear to age because he serves drinks at the speed of light. Now you know why there's no delay on the buy code in the Gaj.

Cindy42

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 :) my first experience with that website involved reading Jerk with a Heart of God for Allegretto from Eternal Sonata.
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Saellyn

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Nice one Tekky!

Jingo

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Moral event horizon: Joining the Plainsman and crew.
What the hell, Hero? Getting yelled at by a templar. Extra points if it was Samos.
MatchlightDangerRevelation Bonus points if it's after a teleport gone awry.
ProudWarriorRaceguy Like every third dude in the game.
BadassBystander Certain NPC's. Your mount for example.
Chekhov's skill Skill system.

That's enough for now.
Now you're looking for the secret. But you won’t find it because of course, you're not really looking. You don't really want to work it out. You want to be fooled.


Cindy42

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THAT MAN IS DEHYDRATING!

QUICK! GIMME A BANDAGE!!

Jingo

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Magnificent Bastard What every noble, templar and many GMH family member aspires to be.
Love Dodecahedron *COUGH*
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MeTekillot

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SecretAccountYo

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Some may or may not reflect my characters, but I've certainly encountered all of these (and many more, I am to lazy to go through the whole site):
Born Winner
Dirty Business
Beneath The Mask
The Stoic
The Drifter
Hired Guns
All A Part of The Job
Disproportionate Retribution
I Did What I Had To Do

Sorry if someone already posted one these. But yeah..
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brytta.leofa

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Oh, boy, this is my new Armageddon to-do list: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WesternCharacters
The sword is sharp, the spear is long,
The arrow swift, the Gate is strong.
The heart is bold that looks on gold;
The dwarves no more shall suffer wrong.