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Title: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 25, 2013, 11:59:20 PM
So it occurs to me that we make references during AP episodes that some listeners may not understand. Thus, I am making a thread that will canonically answer every dumb thing we've said over the course of many, many games. Please ask or answer as many references as you can. I'll start

"A Broken Toy for your Broken Home"

Said by: Tom, usually.

Origin: During a playtest of the Road Trip campaign, (The Sentai Rangers chapter) Jason's character broke a toy and returned it to a NPC  while saying "here's a broken toy for your broken home."
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Atlas on March 26, 2013, 12:08:35 AM
So it occurs to me that we make references during AP episodes that some listeners may not understand. Thus, I am making a thread that will canonically answer every dumb thing we've said over the course of many, many games. Please ask or answer as many references as you can. I'll start

"A Broken Toy for your Broken Home"

Said by: Tom, usually.

Origin: During a playtest of the Road Trip campaign, (The Sentai Rangers chapter) Jason's character broke a toy and returned it to a NPC  while saying "here's a broken toy for your broken home."

You should explain the whole plot and dialogue of Ghostbusters in case someone doesn't get the million references Aaron and Tom make to it.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 26, 2013, 12:08:53 AM
All the things here and then some: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087332/trivia?tab=qt

Said by: Tom, Aaron, and Thad.

Origins: Listen... do you smell something?
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on March 26, 2013, 12:20:08 AM
"I walk between the raindrops."
Everybody uses this one; more of a theme than a catch phrase. I assume stolen from AB3's stories since you guys did that one as an audio play.

"I am so sorry"
Aaron's refrain, usually after doing something highly foolish that makes the game more interesting and followed by the other players saying "No, it's okay".

Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 26, 2013, 12:24:48 AM
"I walk between the raindrops."
Everybody uses this one; more of a theme than a catch phrase. I assume stolen from AB3's stories since you guys did that one as an audio play.

Specifically the Achy Breaky Mythos http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?14851-Achy-Breaky-Mythos
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Capitalocracy on March 26, 2013, 12:37:41 AM
"I am so sorry"
Aaron's refrain, usually after doing something highly foolish that makes the game more interesting and followed by the other players saying "No, it's okay".
Actually, sometimes he says it right BEFORE doing one of those things...
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Atlas on March 26, 2013, 12:47:16 AM
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Specifically the Achy Breaky Mythos http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?14851-Achy-Breaky-Mythos

"I'll drop you like a wet taco." is still one of my all time favorite quotes. I think it's the imagery of it that really sells it.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Flawless P on March 26, 2013, 01:51:31 AM
Well Frog Jesus Dried up for your sins.

I add one to my dark spiral aura.

Frog Snatch...

Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: crash2455 on March 26, 2013, 02:08:57 AM
"THERE'S MONSTERS IN THE SCHOOL, TOM!"

Origin (explained in episode 40 "First Time DMing"):  A game from the Curriculum of Conspiracy, wherein Tom questioned the omnipresent abilities of a monster.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Cayrus on March 26, 2013, 02:14:57 AM
Well crap, I registered to ask about "there's monsters in the school, Tom" only to come back and find it had just been answered.  So I'll think of another one...

"Fuck his head" springs to mind.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Gorkamorka on March 26, 2013, 02:44:15 AM
When someone asks you if you are a god. You say yes

Origin: From Ghost Busters . I first heard it used in the Know Evil campaign when SIROC/Aaron encountered Augustine.  But it has been used a few times since.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: beowuuf on March 26, 2013, 03:15:05 AM

"I'm Ernie Hudson. I have Hepatitis  C."

Origin: The unrecorded first game Cody ever played in. This was his character, who would always say this. Ernie sacrificed himself at the end for the group because, you know...
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Gorkamorka on March 26, 2013, 04:07:16 AM
That dam parrot!
Mostly said by Ross.


Origin: Because the investigators found a live parrot in a cage, in a sealed plastic box, from a storage shed full of occult scary stuff in Calebs 'Lover in the Ice playtest'.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: ThnJonWasAZmbie on March 26, 2013, 07:30:13 AM
I believe the phrase is "cum shitters"

Origin, good ol Cody being Cody.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: crash2455 on March 26, 2013, 10:18:11 AM
Following any awkward or stilted RP moment, someone will end the scene with "ROLEPLAYING!"

Not sure what the origin of this one is.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: BeyondSandrock on March 26, 2013, 12:23:32 PM
Any instance of this particular theme being re-created via A Capella:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyz_2DEah4o
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 26, 2013, 01:30:25 PM
Well crap, I registered to ask about "there's monsters in the school, Tom" only to come back and find it had just been answered.  So I'll think of another one...

"Fuck his head" springs to mind.

Monsters in the school came from Cody who was basically telling Tom to stop questioning the premise of the game - we were playtesting Curriculum of Conspiracy. The game happened before I was regularly recording games though.

Fuck his head comes from this sound quote http://fuckhishead.ytmnd.com/ which comes from a SA flash Friday.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 26, 2013, 01:31:32 PM
Well Frog Jesus Dried up for your sins.

I add one to my dark spiral aura.

Frog Snatch...

"Frog Jesus Dried up for your sins" - New World Campaign episode 2

"I add one to my dark spiral aura" - New World Campaign episode 2 or 3

"Frog Snatch" - New World Campaign episode 2
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 26, 2013, 01:32:52 PM
Following any awkward or stilted RP moment, someone will end the scene with "ROLEPLAYING!"

Not sure what the origin of this one is.

No origin, just putting a lampshade on the awkwardness  http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LampshadeHanging
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Flawless P on March 26, 2013, 02:29:13 PM
I don't recall the exact origin but Tom said something that I say somewhat often now.

"HAHA, Jokes about having sex with women!"

Where did the joke true statement that Ross is a horrible monster come from?

I feel like it predates the player mind control debate but I could be wrong.


Also Tom on the Wushu League game.

"I DON'T DRINK!"
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on March 26, 2013, 02:54:42 PM
Lest we forget: The Amulet of Yendor.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 26, 2013, 03:11:06 PM
I don't recall the exact origin but Tom said something that I say somewhat often now.

"HAHA, Jokes about having sex with women!"

Where did the joke true statement that Ross is a horrible monster come from?

I feel like it predates the player mind control debate but I could be wrong.


Also Tom on the Wushu League game.

"I DON'T DRINK!"

1. We are all horrible nerds and so stereotypical nerd jokes are par for the course

2. I think I am a horrible monster comes from the mind control debate - not 100% sure though

3. Tom likes pointing that out. A lot.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 26, 2013, 03:11:40 PM
Lest we forget: The Amulet of Yendor.

http://nethack.wikia.com/wiki/Amulet_of_Yendor
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Froggycleric on March 26, 2013, 03:12:54 PM
Fuck it! We'll do it live.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 26, 2013, 03:28:06 PM
Fuck it! We'll do it live.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUFY8Zw0Bag
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Cayrus on March 26, 2013, 04:13:04 PM
Tom will do this thing when someone makes an unfunny joke where he'll fake laugh "HA ha ha, HA ha ha."  Is that from anything?
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Tim on March 26, 2013, 04:43:25 PM
Not that I think this has a root in anything but I started to us:
"Immerse me!"

This is not a catch phrase but it really should be:
"Yes name all the things for my amusement!"

Also I finally listened to the Unspeakable Oath Actual Plays and now know the origin of Dog Punching which really should be the next RPPR kickstarter. No dog will go unpunched.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 26, 2013, 05:10:55 PM
Tom will do this thing when someone makes an unfunny joke where he'll fake laugh "HA ha ha, HA ha ha."  Is that from anything?

Mandark's laugh from Dexter's Lab.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXi0V-s_FqM
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Setherick on March 26, 2013, 05:20:07 PM

"I'm Ernie Hudson. I have Hepatitis  C."

Origin: The unrecorded first game Cody ever played in. This was his character, who would always say this. Ernie sacrificed himself at the end for the group because, you know...

In one version of the story, Ernie Hudson sacrificed himself. In reality, Tom and my character's pushed him through the gate.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Setherick on March 26, 2013, 05:27:47 PM
From the unrecorded sessions:

"I wipe my blade."

Regarding an orc with no arms, "Cassius takes an attack of opportunity because he's . . . unarmed."

"I send a telegram to him in Yithian." "In Yithian?" "Yeah, pretty much all we use anymore is Yithian." "Fine. The telegraph operator looks at you strangely as he types in a seemingly random series of numbers."

---

Some recorded ones:

"The laws of reality are being ... tested."
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 26, 2013, 05:33:01 PM
"I wipe my blade"  also refers to Orphanbane - the RPPR dragon's sword. This refers to a session of Iron Heroes when a player who had a knight in shining armor kind of character was attacked by street children brainwashed by an assassin cult. He mowed them down and then declared "I wipe my blade" without a thought - even though the rest of us were slightly horrified by this previously Lawful Good type killing a bunch of street kids.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on March 26, 2013, 05:49:07 PM
must be a Roman Catholic knight...

Cody`s most gonzo phrase to me ``i punch her in the babymaker``
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Guy on March 26, 2013, 09:17:36 PM
I never heard it explained, but sometimes someone will make a "Dun nun nununu" sound like in Duel of the Fates. I think it's supposed to be when people were doing epic combat manuevers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzVBqBosf5w

Related is making the Terminator 2 theme sound... CH-CHUN CHUN CH-CHUN
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on March 26, 2013, 10:08:09 PM
"Tom Church, Ladies & Gentlemen"

Said when a foolish GM allows Tom Church to make a dice roll...


"Hello, I'm Ross Payton and this is role playing public radio"

an incantation used by Ross to lock in via geas the players of that particular game...
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Setherick on March 26, 2013, 10:14:39 PM
Another unrecorded one:

"Longpig."

Recorded one:

"You let Ross choose to create anything that he wants, and he choose eldrich horrors."
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: edwardian_adventurer on March 26, 2013, 11:21:12 PM
And a fairly obvious one that takes place after some battles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHx5hCVN26E
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on March 26, 2013, 11:23:18 PM
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"You let Ross choose to create anything that he wants, and he choose eldrich horrors."

That'd be the Paragon game, which I enjoyed quite a bit.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: QuickreleasePersonalitY on March 26, 2013, 11:44:53 PM
I never heard it explained, but sometimes someone will make a "Dun nun nununu" sound...

Guy,

could it be this?

Anvil of Crom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHfE682mm3c
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 27, 2013, 12:05:48 AM
I never heard it explained, but sometimes someone will make a "Dun nun nununu" sound...

Guy,

could it be this?

Anvil of Crom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHfE682mm3c

No, it's Duel of Fates.

edit: I love the Conan OST but Duel of Fates is more of a fight song.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Boyos on March 27, 2013, 01:49:39 AM
In a deep gruff voice, awaken, awaken, awaken!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkdnyYCXPlA
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Mckma on March 27, 2013, 02:24:26 AM
For the record, Ross being a horrible monster did originate in the whole mind-control debacle debate that briefly raged on the internet.  I believe it came from Ross saying it sarcastically that he was a horrible monster and then it kind of stuck.

The "immerse me" I believe was Cody being a smartass during an early New World game where Ross was trying to describe something, there was a lot of table chatter/questioning, so Ross just really bluntly stated what happened  or the like and Cody demanded that Ross "immerse me."  So now subsequently it evolved into bugging the GM into describing inconsequential details that have no real significance or meaning.

Layers upon layers is a good one.  It was explained in one of the earlier episodes of the podcast.  Believe it came from a review of something that was overly haughty and Tom and Ross decided to adapt it to sound "snooty"...
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: crash2455 on March 27, 2013, 11:47:41 AM
"Squamp bamp dadalow dowww" -Sung by Tom Church as a transitionary noise between scenes

Origin: I had no idea what this was supposed to be until one early AP where Tom did it after someone remarked this was like an episode of Seinfeld. It then occurred to me that it was supposed to be the iconic bass riff from that show. Correct me if I'm wrong there.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Setherick on March 27, 2013, 11:50:44 AM
In a deep gruff voice, awaken, awaken, awaken!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkdnyYCXPlA

Before Ross started recording game sessions, Tom and I would often sing all the songs from Metalocalypse. Our favorite was the Coffee Jingle.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Flawless P on March 27, 2013, 12:36:04 PM
Another Tom joke I've taken for my own:

"What did one poor person say to the other poor person? Whooooo cares?!?!"
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on March 27, 2013, 12:39:41 PM
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"What did one poor person say to the other poor person? Whooooo cares?!?!"


I think that one is a Family Guy line. Not to say it couldn't also be an independent thought; it's not an especially complex line.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 27, 2013, 01:20:51 PM
For the record, Ross being a horrible monster did originate in the whole mind-control debacle debate that briefly raged on the internet.  I believe it came from Ross saying it sarcastically that he was a horrible monster and then it kind of stuck.

The "immerse me" I believe was Cody being a smartass during an early New World game where Ross was trying to describe something, there was a lot of table chatter/questioning, so Ross just really bluntly stated what happened  or the like and Cody demanded that Ross "immerse me."  So now subsequently it evolved into bugging the GM into describing inconsequential details that have no real significance or meaning.

Layers upon layers is a good one.  It was explained in one of the earlier episodes of the podcast.  Believe it came from a review of something that was overly haughty and Tom and Ross decided to adapt it to sound "snooty"...

"immerse me" is from episode 2 I think - I described the grippli underground lair as a subterranean jungle 'if you could believe that' and Cody was like 'no I can't Ross, immerse me!' or something like that. At least that's what I remember.

Layers upon layers is a common phrase used sarcastically by many people. Google it. 
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 27, 2013, 01:26:01 PM
"Squamp bamp dadalow dowww" -Sung by Tom Church as a transitionary noise between scenes

Origin: I had no idea what this was supposed to be until one early AP where Tom did it after someone remarked this was like an episode of Seinfeld. It then occurred to me that it was supposed to be the iconic bass riff from that show. Correct me if I'm wrong there.

Patton Oswalt, on the Werewolves and Lolipops album.  Patton doing the transition music from the Dukes of Hazard show.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 27, 2013, 01:28:12 PM
Another Tom joke I've taken for my own:

"What did one poor person say to the other poor person? Whooooo cares?!?!"

Bat Thumb movie.  Rich people conversation at Wayne Manor.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on March 27, 2013, 01:36:22 PM
"I only had (x) (time units)!"

One Caleb says fairly often.

Also: "Hold on. I didn't consider this." (First used, to my knowledge, when Aaron set fire to the orange grove in Bryson Springs.)

"Treasure vouchers" from the New World game. I like that one.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Capitalocracy on March 27, 2013, 03:15:53 PM
What, you mean treasure vouchers don't come straight out of the 4e DMG?
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: SageNytell on March 27, 2013, 03:50:22 PM
No, they're selected from the PHB.  8)
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: crash2455 on March 27, 2013, 04:36:12 PM
"Treasure vouchers" from the New World game. I like that one.

It was a simple solution to a time sink that plagues most D&D games.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Setherick on March 27, 2013, 08:33:01 PM
OK, two more from the unrecorded IH game:

"Take a look at this!!!!!!!!!!!!!" (Pulls out a ratty dress that is falling apart, amazing the goblin traders.)

"I'll give up my soul."

Ross and I were commiserating about this thread and it dawned on me that I always used to say "Are you ready for this?" right before I put the party in danger.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Dawnsteel on March 27, 2013, 09:09:53 PM
Although the actual words change, during investigative scenes Tom will often attempt to bribe the GM into revealing information.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Capitalocracy on March 27, 2013, 09:19:55 PM
Or giving his character weapons of mass destruction.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Dawnsteel on March 27, 2013, 09:32:35 PM
Caleb, holding a telephone conversation between NPCs; the PCs can only hear half of it.
"Hello?...Yes, I did?..Well, it wasn't labelled...I'm sorry, I didn't know...I will buy you a new sandwich, all right?"

Pretty sure it was the Andrew's Fortune game, Ross and Tom's PCs were in that scene.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 27, 2013, 09:47:10 PM
Caleb, holding a telephone conversation between NPCs; the PCs can only hear half of it.
"Hello?...Yes, I did?..Well, it wasn't labelled...I'm sorry, I didn't know...I will buy you a new sandwich, all right?"

Pretty sure it was the Andrew's Fortune game, Ross and Tom's PCs were in that scene.

YES

I remember that one clearly - second session of Andrew's Fortune. Good times. (except for the characters in the game)
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Cayrus on March 28, 2013, 01:45:02 AM
On a semi-related note, I've been toying with the idea of listening to every single AP and trying to put them into RL chronological order (i.e. when they were recorded).  This could be done by carefully listening for references to real events (i.e. Reagan's blood for sale), references to events in the player's lives (i.e. before/after RJ moved), references to other games (i.e. Tom not wanting to drive after Cthulhu  Dark: Dark Revelations) and obviously the series of APs would be in order.

I think it could be done, but shudder to think about the amount of time I'd have to direct to it.  Not that I don't like listening to the APs, it would probably get tedious after awhile (and I'd have to listen to New World all over again).
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 28, 2013, 01:58:37 AM
On a semi-related note, I've been toying with the idea of listening to every single AP and trying to put them into RL chronological order (i.e. when they were recorded).  This could be done by carefully listening for references to real events (i.e. Reagan's blood for sale), references to events in the player's lives (i.e. before/after RJ moved), references to other games (i.e. Tom not wanting to drive after Cthulhu  Dark: Dark Revelations) and obviously the series of APs would be in order.

I think it could be done, but shudder to think about the amount of time I'd have to direct to it.  Not that I don't like listening to the APs, it would probably get tedious after awhile (and I'd have to listen to New World all over again).

I could help somewhat with that - all the raw files are separated into folders. Basically every time I fill a SD card, I copy the files to a new directory called Unsorted X where X is the next number in the series. Unsorted 1, Unsorted 2 etc. Every time I create the directory, it creates a time stamp. If someone were to tell me how to dump that info for all the directories (they're all together in the same one) for a Mac OS X, I would be happy to post the data here. Then I could tell you what approximate dates each episode was made. I'd have to look up each AP to find out what directory the original file is in, so I don't want to do it for each one, but I'd be happy to do a few.

The comments on these forums and the site are clues as well.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 28, 2013, 02:15:39 AM
Another Tom thing - "jam jam jam"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-7z_wJOEBw
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Guy on March 28, 2013, 02:58:50 AM
Also: "Hold on. I didn't consider this." (First used, to my knowledge, when Aaron set fire to the orange grove in Bryson Springs.)

Shit, didn't this come up in a recently posted AP as well? When was that? This is killing me...
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: beowuuf on March 28, 2013, 04:29:09 AM

"Let me speak my piece." Said by Mike during the new order campaign in a debate, and said for a while afterwards.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Wooberman on March 28, 2013, 05:48:11 AM
This thread makes me realise how much I miss Cody.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Dawnsteel on March 28, 2013, 05:38:14 PM
It's not always an Actual Play catchphrase.

Ross: "Buy my book...buy my book." From The Critic, I believe.

Tom says, "Oh, ME," in a super smarmy voice. I have no idea where that's from.

Ross and Tom will often say, "That's you, that is." I know it's from a British comedy sketch, but that's all I know.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on March 28, 2013, 05:42:40 PM
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Ross and Tom will often say, "That's you, that is." I know it's from a British comedy sketch, but that's all I know.

You need to see that sketch if you haven't.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Dawnsteel on March 28, 2013, 05:45:16 PM
Ross linked it once, I've seen it. I just can't remember who did it or where.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: beowuuf on March 28, 2013, 06:14:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UMedd03JCA
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Post by: edwardian_adventurer on March 28, 2013, 07:20:02 PM
Occasional references to using "my BMX" or "Angelic hordes come forth!" are from Mitchell and Webb.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbzUfV3_JIA
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Post by: clockworkjoe on March 28, 2013, 08:47:59 PM
It's not always an Actual Play catchphrase.

Ross: "Buy my book...buy my book." From The Critic, I believe.

Tom says, "Oh, ME," in a super smarmy voice. I have no idea where that's from.

Ross and Tom will often say, "That's you, that is." I know it's from a British comedy sketch, but that's all I know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZg8E72xXFA
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Post by: joecrak on March 28, 2013, 11:49:18 PM
This thread makes me realise how much I miss Cody.

Yeah...


"What are their names Ross?"  Cody after meeting any NPC.

New World Campaign made me want to play 4e....then I played it...and quickly moved on.
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Post by: SageNytell on March 29, 2013, 08:10:28 AM
"WE HAVE SUCH SIGHTS TO SHOW YOU"
Guessing this is from Hellraiser? Haven't seen those movies.

"...I've made a terrible mistake."
Cody used to say this a lot, unsure of the origin though I assume it's something pop culture.

Missing Cody? Do what I'm doing and relisten to New World in between current APs.  8)
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Post by: Cayrus on March 29, 2013, 11:55:06 AM
Another classic Mike is "I shoot across the room."

I've been listening through New Arcadia and here are a few that have come up...

This isnt as bad as that time we stormed the Ilithid city.

Ross cookies

Lets go smoke some drugs.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on March 29, 2013, 12:30:05 PM
"WE HAVE SUCH SIGHTS TO SHOW YOU"
Guessing this is from Hellraiser? Haven't seen those movies.

"...I've made a terrible mistake."
Cody used to say this a lot, unsure of the origin though I assume it's something pop culture.

Missing Cody? Do what I'm doing and relisten to New World in between current APs.  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKfupO4ZzPs

"...I've made a terrible mistake." is probably a corruption of http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ive-made-a-huge-mistake

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Post by: rayner23 on March 29, 2013, 12:35:29 PM
"I've made a terrible mistake" is from Arrested Development.

Also, I have missed you all as well.

Right now, I'm running New World games with my students at school and their player logic is just beautiful sometimes. One kid sold the entire party out to Thelonius because he "wanted to make it interesting."
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on March 29, 2013, 12:54:54 PM
Quote
This isnt as bad as that time we stormed the Ilithid city.

This has been talked about a few times with mixed awe and annoyance. Epic level D&D city assault that took two game sessions to complete.

My favorite part of it was Setherick having to deal with the devil, I think it was a pit fiend, that kept teleporting in and out of combat. His paladin(?) couldn't deal quite enough damage in the span of a single round to drop the enemy so it would teleport away, get healed, and come back later.
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Post by: Flawless P on March 29, 2013, 01:41:56 PM
I'm reposting my mispost from yesterday.

Although I am sure the thread about how often we gamers get to play was happy to hear about The Room and Shooting across the room.

So from yesterdays mess up:
Quote from: Flawless P
I can't believe we've made it this far without referencing Shooting across the room.

Or "Oh Hai Ross!" "Oh Hai Cody!"

You are my favorite customer.
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Post by: Setherick on March 29, 2013, 02:35:54 PM
Quote
This isnt as bad as that time we stormed the Ilithid city.

This has been talked about a few times with mixed awe and annoyance. Epic level D&D city assault that took two game sessions to complete.

My favorite part of it was Setherick having to deal with the devil, I think it was a pit fiend, that kept teleporting in and out of combat. His paladin(?) couldn't deal quite enough damage in the span of a single round to drop the enemy so it would teleport away, get healed, and come back later.

It was a pit fiend. On the the first round, I reduced the thing to less than 10 hit points, but it managed to sneak away. What really annoyed me though was the rest of the party taking their sweet time crossing the open field - archery death range - while my paladin took on wave after wave of front line fighters.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on March 29, 2013, 02:39:23 PM
well I wouldn't call teleporting away sneaking but whatever. For that fight, I had at least 10 named NPC enemies (epic level of course) to throw against the PCs.

Epic 3E turns into a game of rock, paper, scissors at a certain point. Either you're basically immune to the attack or you're so unprepared for it you'll get squashed by it.
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Post by: Setherick on March 29, 2013, 02:44:44 PM
well I wouldn't call teleporting away sneaking but whatever. For that fight, I had at least 10 named NPC enemies (epic level of course) to throw against the PCs.

Epic 3E turns into a game of rock, paper, scissors at a certain point. Either you're basically immune to the attack or you're so unprepared for it you'll get squashed by it.

To this post let me add the reference: "What the fuck do you mean vorpal bite?"
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Post by: Flawless P on March 29, 2013, 02:54:17 PM
Vorpal bite reminded me of Vorpal Gangrene and Dragon Syphillis.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Setherick on March 29, 2013, 03:07:29 PM
Vorpal bite reminded me of Vorpal Gangrene and Dragon Syphillis.

Tom's favorite line from one of the skits I wrote is "I need underwear, motor oil, and a ham sandwich." I'm not sure if he's ever said it during a recorded game, but he used to say it when we'd be discussing what gear to take with us (usually in a CoC game).
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Post by: clockworkjoe on March 29, 2013, 07:19:45 PM
Cody references this a lot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPLpovcDujw
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Post by: Dom on March 29, 2013, 10:39:29 PM
"I'm just a birdie too"   "You go that way, I'll go home!"   "THAT'S A LOT OF NUTS!" - Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

It's often referenced by Tom, and I've heard Thad reference it once or twice too.

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Post by: Arcus Acer on March 31, 2013, 02:39:55 AM
Toy Store!

Candy Store!
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Post by: BeyondSandrock on March 31, 2013, 09:59:54 AM
This also had some pretty heavy use within the last year:

Inception Noise (http://inception.davepedu.com/)
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Review Cultist on March 31, 2013, 01:58:16 PM
This also had some pretty heavy use within the last year:

Inception Noise (http://inception.davepedu.com/)

Yeeeessss! "Bookmarking that."
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Post by: crash2455 on March 31, 2013, 02:13:13 PM
That reminds me.  The newest Doctor Who episode ended up centering around. . .

The Shard
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Post by: Review Cultist on March 31, 2013, 02:56:31 PM
Buwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!

or

http://inception.davepedu.com/

XD
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Post by: Cayrus on April 01, 2013, 01:12:28 AM
SWEAR TO ME!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuej22Iy-GU
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Post by: beowuuf on April 01, 2013, 03:22:39 AM
And of course whenever a warforged or other cyborg appears:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81Qhw81jTU8

Chunk chunk chunk chunk-chunk!
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Post by: Flawless P on April 01, 2013, 03:34:04 AM
Oh and don't forget the semi-recent trend of pointing out that climbing is easier up than it is down. Now matter the illogical steps taken by certain game designers to decide that.

Also, Caleb's quote "I don't play World of Darkness."
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Post by: Review Cultist on April 01, 2013, 11:40:50 AM
Now was that quote before or after the sequel to "Anderson Island" where he played World of Darkness? XD
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on April 01, 2013, 11:48:20 AM
Check the date of the episode and then consider when the Kickstarter rewards came out and you will have your answer. Hint: it's after.
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Post by: Review Cultist on April 01, 2013, 11:49:27 AM
I thought so.  ;D
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Post by: Cayrus on April 02, 2013, 01:30:42 AM
"Show me potato salad!"

One of Tom's.  A reference to family fued, but I'm not sure of the exact origin.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on April 02, 2013, 03:25:19 AM
"Show me potato salad!"

One of Tom's.  A reference to family fued, but I'm not sure of the exact origin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVcXWIm42Y0
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Post by: vthings on April 02, 2013, 07:03:55 AM
I just like those moments when Caleb hits this stumped silence in response to something Aaron has said his character is going to do.  The aforementioned orange grove confrontation being probably the most, iconic I guess, of these moments.  Or when Thad takes a moment to acknowledge just how horrific what is going on, or more likely what the other players are doing, actually is.
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Post by: Wooberman on April 02, 2013, 07:32:46 AM
More of a trope rather than an in-joke or obscure reference, Aaron's Idealistic characters teeming with lovable social awkwardness and irrational balls-deep reckless heroism.
Sometimes while listening to APs I find myself muttering to myself "oh Aaron... why?"

This sounds harsh but its meant in all the best ways.

Don't ever change.
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Post by: Tim on April 02, 2013, 11:32:47 AM
I sometimes think that Aaron might just be an unbelievably committed performance artist and this has all been a long con. Then I think no way, it is too elaborate for one man to pull off for so long. Then I remember the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist.
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Post by: joecrak on April 02, 2013, 11:49:55 AM
While I enjoy the climbing up is easier complaint, I don't really get the aggravation behind it.  I'm guessing because having two climb skills is redundant?

Cause in terms of difficulty climbing down can be much harder than climbing up, unless you're rappelling. When climbing up you generally have a better sense of what is ahead of you. It's more difficult climbing down as it can be harder to see the secure footholds and gripping points, so you could end in a spot where your foot is searching blind.
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Post by: Froggycleric on April 02, 2013, 02:28:30 PM
Hello... Billy?
Also Murder Hoboing, which is what i now refer to as adventuring, which i think i took from Caleb.
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on April 02, 2013, 02:36:42 PM
If I recall correctly Caleb made a point that "murder hobo" can be used as a description of virtually any PC. The vast majority of Player Characters have no identity or background, no family, and they almost always kill people after knowing them for extremely short amounts of time. The typical PC more resembles a spree killer than a heroic icon.
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Post by: Tim on April 02, 2013, 04:01:54 PM
I think at one point I considered (as have many other people I am sure) running a game where the PCs mission was to deal with the aftermath from a dangerous group of madmen who rolled through town that turned out to be the last group of PCs the players had played.

I did not choose the Murder Hobo Life, the Murder Hobo Life choose me.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on April 02, 2013, 04:46:16 PM
If I recall correctly Caleb made a point that "murder hobo" can be used as a description of virtually any PC. The vast majority of Player Characters have no identity or background, no family, and they almost always kill people after knowing them for extremely short amounts of time. The typical PC more resembles a spree killer than a heroic icon.

Murderhobo comes from 4chan originally - I think I brought into the RPPR parlance but its definitely a 4chan phrase http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Murderhobo

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Post by: Kemlin Dragos on April 03, 2013, 03:26:49 AM


--- In Soviet Russia .. Blank blanks YOU! ( I know I've heard it before RPPR, but cannot place it)

-- The Siberia joke ( which I can't remember if it began in one of the Divine Fire games or in "The Dangers of Fraternization")

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Post by: Setherick on April 03, 2013, 05:41:53 AM


--- In Soviet Russia .. Blank blanks YOU! ( I know I've heard it before RPPR, but cannot place it)

Soviet Russia jokes are the provenance of Yakov Smirnoff, the Russian-born, Branson-based misogynist whose ideas about women would make most 1950s conservatives shudder...I mean comedian.
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Post by: Flawless P on April 03, 2013, 11:51:21 AM
The Soviet Russia joke was created by a Russian American comedian named Yakov Smirnoff.
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Post by: Dom on April 03, 2013, 12:21:07 PM
"Let me speak my peace. " - Mike, while playing Watcher the Warforged. Since then it was referenced mostly by Cody and Tom.

This happened in the D&D 4th ed New World Campaign, during Episode 24, the dinner party.

What happened was that there was an argument between Mike and Bill. At one point Mike said “Be quiet and let me speak my peace. You’ll have a turn to speak.” The argument got to the point where Ross threatened to remove XP if the players didn't stop arguing, at which point Cody made fun of that and the discussion was shelved. Bill left the New World Campaign at that point, and returned only for the last few NWC games.

***

"Shoot from across the room" - Mike

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VglWNrX-_jc
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Post by: Setherick on April 03, 2013, 12:53:02 PM
My favorite Mike-ism will go unmentioned.

My favorite "discussable" Mike-ism is "I pull out my gun!" from Survival City. Holy balls! What a game.
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on April 03, 2013, 02:10:42 PM
Survival City was nuts. I can't imagine what it must've been like sitting around that table. Didn't Cody throw Mike into the flames to make the leap across the gap?
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Post by: Setherick on April 03, 2013, 02:14:43 PM
Survival City was nuts. I can't imagine what it must've been like sitting around that table. Didn't Cody throw Mike into the flames to make the leap across the gap?

Don't know. My character was making a deal with the Mayor over letting my friends go if I provided him with fresh souls. Cody got his wish of becoming Lt. Mayor...
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Post by: ThadExMachina on April 04, 2013, 10:08:30 AM
Let's not forget this important lesson, reiterated whenever the word "war" is mentioned...

Spoiler: [spoiler]It never changes.[/spoiler]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2Pt-LnQ2po
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Post by: Tim on April 04, 2013, 11:35:08 AM
Someone needs to start a kickstarter for Ron Perlman to do an intro voice over for Minecraft. "Mining. It never changes."
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Post by: BeyondSandrock on April 04, 2013, 12:20:30 PM
-- The Siberia joke ( which I can't remember if it began in one of the Divine Fire games or in "The Dangers of Fraternization")

The joke originated in the second Divine Fire game with the MGB agents.  Occasionally Stalin would pop out of nowhere and say something to the effect of:

(http://brighsidelair.wdfiles.com/local--files/admin%3Amanage/ISPSiberia.jpg)
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Post by: ThadExMachina on April 04, 2013, 12:32:13 PM
Someone needs to start a kickstarter for Ron Perlman to do an intro voice over for Minecraft. "Mining. It never changes."

Considering how many updates Minecraft [has gone/will continue to go] through, this would essentially be paying the man to lie to us.
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Post by: Gorkamorka on April 04, 2013, 12:52:24 PM
Someone needs to start a kickstarter for Ron Perlman to do an intro voice over for Minecraft. "Mining. It never always changes."

Considering how many updates Minecraft [has gone/will continue to go] through, this would essentially be paying the man to lie to us.

FIXED
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on April 04, 2013, 01:09:03 PM
Quote
Considering how many updates Minecraft [has gone/will continue to go] through, this would essentially be paying the man to lie to us.

So... acting then. Ha ha! Take that actors. That being money, see above.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on April 04, 2013, 08:34:50 PM
RJ was in town last night so I ran a game for him, drew and aaron. It reminded me of a thing we've said many a time "I make a parabolic microphone out of Styrofoam and dreams" which originated from RJ during the 1980s League game. He played McGuyver and did just that.
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Post by: edwardian_adventurer on April 05, 2013, 12:37:12 AM
RJ was in town last night so I ran a game for him, drew and aaron. It reminded me of a thing we've said many a time "I make a parabolic microphone out of Styrofoam and dreams" which originated from RJ during the 1980s League game. He played McGuyver and did just that.

I listened to that game for the first time last week. It also involved Cody as a down-and-out Mr. T who was willing to work for food. And he ate a Gremlin.
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Post by: SageNytell on April 05, 2013, 04:33:30 PM
"I pity the fool who... aw hell, I need work!"
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Joven on April 05, 2013, 05:10:31 PM
Hello... Billy?

Friday the 13th, primarily the 1st one but just as applicable to the rest of them, nearly 70% of the movie is people walking around the dark yelling HELLO? (and in the first there was a character named Billy, and like 10 solid minutes of HELLO...BILLY?)
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Post by: Dom on April 07, 2013, 01:08:53 PM
"TETSUOOO!!" Followed by "KANEDAAAA!" - Referenced by Tom, Ross, and I think Caleb did at some point too.

It's from Akira, the Japanese Anime movie. The two main characters really like screaming each other's names.


(Spoilers in the video, by the way)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4COLV6CleU
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Post by: Tim on April 07, 2013, 02:33:49 PM
I have always been fond of "take that" <insert interest group whom you had just offended>

Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: ThadExMachina on April 08, 2013, 01:57:19 PM
I have always been fond of "take that" <insert interest group whom you had just offended>

Yeah!

Take that, other catchphrases!
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Post by: Flawless P on April 08, 2013, 02:01:37 PM
My absolute favorite of ALL the catchphrases.

I use it at least once every 3 days.

"Shit just got real. Shit got so real it's unreal again!"
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on April 08, 2013, 05:17:09 PM
Have we done: "Does that make sense?"

This was Ross's but now Caleb seems to be trotting it out fairly often.
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Post by: edwardian_adventurer on April 08, 2013, 06:50:31 PM
I was listening to Dark Sun part 1 at work today. Tom kept mentioning doughnuts.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Dawnsteel on April 08, 2013, 09:31:06 PM
I have always been fond of "take that" <insert interest group whom you had just offended>

Ross crits his warning shot deck gun roll. "Take THAT, ocean!"
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Cayrus on April 15, 2013, 06:19:52 AM
"Are you a cop?  You have to tell me if you're a cop."
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Henry Hankovitch on April 17, 2013, 07:39:21 PM
The joke originated in the second Divine Fire game with the MGB agents.  Occasionally Stalin would pop out of nowhere and say something to the effect of:

More specifically, I believe it was Ross who would threaten other players with Sibera if they failed a dice roll.  The running joke became how consistently it seemed to work.

On a different note, I think I heard the "MATT DAAMOOON" line for over a year of podcast listening before finding out it was from Team America: World Police.  Because I still haven't watched Team America.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Shallazar on April 19, 2013, 06:31:19 AM
I really like, and use "Because we are adults: potty trained and college educated."

Originated with Cody and is more fully explained during the Horrible Monster Brainwashing PCs-gate.

Also layers upon layers, and the resulting tapestry are also in Fear of Girls:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb-sCNfE0bM

My new fav however is "Goddamnit Jason." Sometimes it is other people, but mostly Jason said by whoever is GMing at the time.

"He's like Lex Luther x10!" For Axegore the Ogre slave trader for filing suit against the PCs.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: blue_hitchhiker on April 20, 2013, 03:18:02 PM
After listening to "Know Evil" and the "Heroes of New Arcadia" I noticed how much Tom loves making fun of Detroit.  Example from Episode 14 of Know Evil when the PCs have just returned from PCR in time for Fall Day featuring images from pre-Fall Earth and Post-Fall Earth "Well that picture of Detroit looks pretty much the same"
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Post by: ThadExMachina on April 23, 2013, 05:24:36 AM
"We want information. Information... Information..."

From the intro to The Prisoner, the absolute best in psychedelic conspiracy spy thrillers that British television in the late '60s had to offer. Usually referenced by Tom.

If you have not seen this show, just watch it. And read nothing about it beforehand.

The referenced dialogue is about 2:08 into the video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14eUKogPF7s
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Post by: Setherick on April 23, 2013, 07:27:41 AM
The best part of The Prisoner is the last episode when he decides to detonate the nuclear reactor underneath the facility. In the 60s, everything could be solved by nuclear blasts.
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Post by: Tim on April 23, 2013, 06:23:54 PM
The best part of The Prisoner is the last episode when he decides to detonate the nuclear reactor underneath the facility. In the 60s, everything could be solved by nuclear blasts.

Now the kids are all solving their problems with Nano this and Nano that. Guess it is still better than those poor folks in the 90s having to solve their issues with Cyber Everything.
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on April 23, 2013, 06:59:30 PM
I preferred the 2000s when we started throwing "quantum" in front of things.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: trinite on April 26, 2013, 05:31:24 PM
Okay, here's one that I'm curious about:

"I like this plan! I'm excited to be a part of it!"
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Tim on April 26, 2013, 05:32:45 PM
Okay, here's one that I'm curious about:

"I like this plan! I'm excited to be a part of it!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVhTDNlbsSc

Ghostbusters. Is there any quote that did not come from that movie.
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Post by: trinite on April 26, 2013, 05:55:12 PM
Okay, here's one that I'm curious about:

"I like this plan! I'm excited to be a part of it!"


Ghostbusters. Is there any quote that did not come from that movie.

Shoulda known!
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Post by: Substance C on May 01, 2013, 09:31:48 AM
Looks like the Firefly and Serenity quotes haven't been picked up yet!

"Big Damn Heroes"

I'm sure this makes an appearance in Firefly (e.g. here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYeqDD96gLg)), but I'm not sure that's the only source.

"It sure would be nice if we had some grenades, don't you think?"

First read this (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379786/quotes?item=qt0433092), then watch this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLlNpSXlgAM).

There may have been a reference to Vera (Jayne's assault rifle) here and there, but I couldn't find a good clip. There must be so many others, too; it's one of the most quotable (and amazing!) shows I've ever seen :)


Also: thanks for explaining the jam quote, I love the first season of Black Books but somehow I'd missed it.
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Post by: vthings on May 01, 2013, 01:38:43 PM
Nobody mentioned "top men" yet?  The line comes at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, was trying to remember it and came across a YouTube clip and was all "oh yeah."  I remember my parents making jokes about it way back when as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoy4_h7Pb3M
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Post by: Salrantol on May 04, 2013, 07:48:14 AM
I have always been fond of "take that" <insert interest group whom you had just offended>
I have always attributed this to the following clips:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOZTDP8Ff9w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0soPDy1Vhc
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Post by: Henry Hankovitch on May 10, 2013, 07:32:15 PM
Just remember, when you're facing eldritch horrors, make sure Ross' character has the machine gun.
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Post by: Flawless P on May 14, 2013, 07:22:31 PM
So from the Iron Heroes game... I swear i've heard the reference before but I can't place it.

Grignard the Invinceably Insane.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Dom on May 14, 2013, 08:28:51 PM
So from the Iron Heroes game... I swear i've heard the reference before but I can't place it.

Grignard the Invinceably Insane.

It's from the Old School Hack game that Ross and Caleb attended in Gencon. Grignard was an NPC suggested by Ross, and the GM rolled with it.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on May 14, 2013, 09:21:36 PM
The name Grignr comes from the Eyes of Argon, a classic fantasy epic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eye_of_Argon
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Darthrex on May 15, 2013, 08:15:46 PM
I cannot believe we are 10 pages in and no-one has mentioned the "dog-punching incident" from Operation Downside. Even though it shows up in an Unspeakable oath actual play not RPPR it would seem to count considering the number of times german shepards and or the attempted punching thereof has shown up in RPPR APs.
P.S. "CRAZY SNAKE HANDS!"
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Post by: Cthuluzord on May 15, 2013, 08:18:36 PM
By the time it was over, dog-punching was my favorite gaming moment ever. SOOOOOoooooooo ridiculous. It made up well over 50% of the entire game's run time.
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Post by: helios1014 on May 16, 2013, 02:38:42 AM
Caleb claiming divinity by saying "swear to me" others have said it but Caleb owns it.
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Post by: Joven on May 16, 2013, 05:57:13 AM
Batman Begins, also where their fondness for cage rattling comes from.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuej22Iy-GU
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Post by: PaperGangster on May 16, 2013, 05:47:18 PM
Caleb claiming divinity by saying "swear to me" others have said it but Caleb owns it.

Did the sketch of the dogs ever get posted?
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Darthrex on May 17, 2013, 12:04:46 AM
It's posted on the Unspeakable Oath Podcast as Operation Downside. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-unspeakable-oath-actual/id443923663
Enjoy!
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: PaperGangster on May 17, 2013, 06:04:12 AM
It's posted on the Unspeakable Oath Podcast as Operation Downside. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-unspeakable-oath-actual/id443923663
Enjoy!

Thank you very much, but I was referring to the pencil sketch.  Our resident mad genius drew a picture of the dogs, or rather of a statue made in their honor; the dedication alone is worth the hunt.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on May 17, 2013, 01:40:20 PM
It's posted on the Unspeakable Oath Podcast as Operation Downside. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-unspeakable-oath-actual/id443923663
Enjoy!

Thank you very much, but I was referring to the pencil sketch.  Our resident mad genius drew a picture of the dogs, or rather of a statue made in their honor; the dedication alone is worth the hunt.

it was posted to the RPPR facebook group

(http://i.imgur.com/eM2XHmN.jpg)
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Cthuluzord on May 17, 2013, 04:14:47 PM
Hahahaha! Holy shit! I forgot about that drawing.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: AlchemicFox on May 22, 2013, 11:30:49 PM
I have spent a good hour mining this thread for song titles.

Also, Psychosomatic UTI.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on June 10, 2013, 11:19:18 PM
So it occurs to me that we make references during AP episodes that some listeners may not understand. Thus, I am making a thread that will canonically answer every dumb thing we've said over the course of many, many games. Please ask or answer as many references as you can. I'll start

"A Broken Toy for your Broken Home"

Said by: Tom, usually.

Origin: During a playtest of the Road Trip campaign, (The Sentai Rangers chapter) Jason's character broke a toy and returned it to a NPC  while saying "here's a broken toy for your broken home."

This episode is in Volume 1 of RPPR B-Sides.
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Post by: Peter K. on July 18, 2013, 12:05:23 AM
"Why can't I quit you!?"

Possibly a misquote of Brokeback Mountain:  "I wish I knew how to quit you."


Also:

(Sung in a low psychotic voice or through gritted teeth) "Tammy...  Tammy... Tammy's in love!"

From:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew3mtNZFrMY

From the tone it's usually spoken I figured Tammy was being filtered through a re-quote by an actor in another movie (Fear and Loathing maybe?).  But I can't find an exact reference.
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Post by: PaperGangster on July 18, 2013, 09:24:58 PM

(Sung in a low psychotic voice or through gritted teeth) "Tammy...  Tammy... Tammy's in love!"

From:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew3mtNZFrMY

From the tone it's usually spoken I figured Tammy was being filtered through a re-quote by an actor in another movie (Fear and Loathing maybe?).  But I can't find an exact reference.

It is indeed a requote.  :)

In a somewhat forgettable 1988 comedy called The Wrong Guys, John Goodman played an escaped convict/psychotic killer named Duke Earle.  I really wish my google-fu was strong enough to locate the scene, but he puts together a rifle while singing that song.  Sadly, we cannot begin to do justice to the scene through mere description; you have to see the descent into madness yourself.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Peter K. on July 18, 2013, 10:47:55 PM

(Sung in a low psychotic voice or through gritted teeth) "Tammy...  Tammy... Tammy's in love!"

From the tone it's usually spoken I figured Tammy was being filtered through a re-quote by an actor in another movie (Fear and Loathing maybe?).  But I can't find an exact reference.

It is indeed a requote.  :)

In a somewhat forgettable 1988 comedy called The Wrong Guys, John Goodman played an escaped convict/psychotic killer named Duke Earle.  I really wish my google-fu was strong enough to locate the scene, but he puts together a rifle while singing that song.  Sadly, we cannot begin to do justice to the scene through mere description; you have to see the descent into madness yourself.
Sadly not free anywhere I can find on Roku either.  Just through snail mail Netflix.

Might as well put it in the queue.  Oh, the lengths I'll go to.

Thanks for the insight.  :)
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Post by: Flawless P on July 24, 2013, 05:38:06 PM
Couldn't think of a better place to put this.

My all time favorite moment of AP was replaced when I listened to Tribes of Tokyo today.

My Top favorite AP quotes are currently as follows(number 2 being number 1 until today)

1. I've got it. Use your nose, and hide the drugs in your bloodstream.(In reference to Jason trying to find a way to avoid taking the drug through sleight of hand.)
2. Uhh Cuz she was born this way!(In reference to Jasons sister in Heroes of New Arcadia listening to Lady Gaga after she found out about her powers. I seriously laughed so hard I cried, I had to stop the playback for that one.)
3. Death trap is singular, and therefore incorrect.(It was in Know Evil, I just don't remember exactly when... I think it was when the team was doing ths salvage op with Magda.)
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Post by: Peter K. on August 05, 2013, 08:12:49 AM
In a Hagrid voice:  "You're a wizard (Insert name here) !"

Typically, "You're a wizard Harry!"
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Post by: trinite on September 30, 2013, 02:10:03 PM
I bet somebody has already asked about this one, and I can't find it because I don't know how it's spelled:

Tom: "Wackety Schmackety Doooooooo!"
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Post by: edwardian_adventurer on September 30, 2013, 04:16:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Kw4IE8Sr1Q
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Post by: trinite on October 02, 2013, 09:17:39 AM
Thanks!
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Post by: Lordsloth on October 20, 2013, 01:34:34 PM
A couple Eclipse Phase episode quotes from Tom:

"Hello, Me. Meet the real Me." - from the Megadeth song "Sweating Bullets", in reference to Feiyin(in a certain situation)

"Wash day tomorrow. Nothing clean, right?" - an early scene from the first Terminator movie. Sometimes accompanied by snapping of the fingers. (I quote this one all the time to my daughter and she hates and/or loves it)
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Post by: fox01313 on December 31, 2013, 04:53:14 PM
Still going through the forums for a full list of it but I definitely would vote for Obscure Appreciation for the revised book list done over the short break in the Bryson Springs game.
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Post by: Peter K. on January 11, 2014, 12:44:52 AM
"What I remember, I say.  What I don't remember I make up mid sentence."

I feel like this was mentioned in one of the Base Raiders sessions.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Teuthic on January 13, 2014, 01:18:32 PM
"Are you a cop? You have to tell me if you're a cop."
I keep hearing this, but I have no idea where it's from.
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Post by: Kamen on January 13, 2014, 03:57:45 PM
"Are you a cop? You have to tell me if you're a cop."
I keep hearing this, but I have no idea where it's from.

I'm pretty sure this is just from the urban legend that undercover police officers have to tell you if they're an officer if asked, which is complete bull shit. If they're intentionally referencing something specific then I'm not sure.
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Post by: Tim on January 14, 2014, 06:37:17 PM
Some internet reading I did at one point lead me to believe it actually started in the prostitution community as a way to see if potential Johns
were cops.

Fired up Ye Olde Google and tracked down this -
http://www.snopes.com/risque/hookers/cop.asp
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Post by: Flawless P on January 15, 2014, 07:02:52 PM
"Are you a cop? You have to tell me if you're a cop."
I keep hearing this, but I have no idea where it's from.

I'm pretty sure this is just from the urban legend that undercover police officers have to tell you if they're an officer if asked, which is complete bull shit. If they're intentionally referencing something specific then I'm not sure.

My group makes this joke often as well, as far as I know it's just a reference to the erroneous thought that an officer has to expose themselves when asked.

This lead to someone in my gaming group turning to an NPC and saying "Are you a Paladin? You have to tell me if you're a paladin."
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Post by: Jace911 on January 16, 2014, 01:53:15 PM
"Are you a cop? You have to tell me if you're a cop."
I keep hearing this, but I have no idea where it's from.

I'm pretty sure this is just from the urban legend that undercover police officers have to tell you if they're an officer if asked, which is complete bull shit. If they're intentionally referencing something specific then I'm not sure.

My group makes this joke often as well, as far as I know it's just a reference to the erroneous thought that an officer has to expose themselves when asked.

This lead to someone in my gaming group turning to an NPC and saying "Are you a Paladin? You have to tell me if you're a paladin."

The proper response to this is "what's a Paladin?"
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Post by: clockworkjoe on February 23, 2014, 06:13:35 PM
it's fine, we're fine, everything is fine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3qkbc28R_I
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Post by: Peter K. on May 29, 2014, 01:45:37 AM
In CoC: The White Stairs, I would have sworn that the inscription on the playground was a reference to Kurosawa's film Ikiru.

But the name Ross cites as the playground's benefactor does not sound like Kanji Watanabe.
Also Hiroshima ≠ Tokyo.
Title: Accidental double post.
Post by: Peter K. on May 29, 2014, 01:53:24 AM
Please ignore.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Peter K. on June 04, 2014, 01:00:38 AM

(Sung in a low psychotic voice or through gritted teeth) "Tammy...  Tammy... Tammy's in love!"

From the tone it's usually spoken I figured Tammy was being filtered through a re-quote by an actor in another movie (Fear and Loathing maybe?).  But I can't find an exact reference.

It is indeed a requote.  :)

In a somewhat forgettable 1988 comedy called The Wrong Guys, John Goodman played an escaped convict/psychotic killer named Duke Earle.  I really wish my google-fu was strong enough to locate the scene, but he puts together a rifle while singing that song.  Sadly, we cannot begin to do justice to the scene through mere description; you have to see the descent into madness yourself.
Sadly not free anywhere I can find on Roku either.  Just through snail mail Netflix.

Might as well put it in the queue.  Oh, the lengths I'll go to.

Thanks for the insight.  :)
Finally got around to seeing this.

Unfortunately, John Goodman kind of throws away the line.

In all honesty I think Tom sells it better.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on June 04, 2014, 01:58:16 AM
In CoC: The White Stairs, I would have sworn that the inscription on the playground was a reference to Kurosawa's film Ikiru.

But the name Ross cites as the playground's benefactor does not sound like Kanji Watanabe.
Also Hiroshima ≠ Tokyo.

It was a reference to Ikiru, but I didn't remember the name of the guy.
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Post by: trinite on August 01, 2014, 12:59:32 PM
Okay, how about this one: "Hello? Billy?" -always said when alone and in danger
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Post by: clockworkjoe on August 01, 2014, 01:53:15 PM
Okay, how about this one: "Hello? Billy?" -always said when alone and in danger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLmRDfG0d1A

Edit: go to 17:20
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Post by: Peter K. on August 14, 2014, 06:03:02 PM
One of the episodes (I'm thinking Eclipse Phase) had a reference to the moon base bear problem.  Can only assume this is a WKUK reference:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvjgIxuVdo4
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Post by: trinite on August 18, 2014, 07:34:57 PM
Moon bears! Heh heh! Nice.
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Post by: SageNytell on August 19, 2014, 03:27:12 PM
So Tom tends to repeat a certain quote:
"I opened up the box. INSIDE WAS PAIN."

What's the source there? Catchy quote.
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on August 19, 2014, 05:57:54 PM
It's a twist on a line from Dune.

A character is told to put his hand inside of a box or he will be killed. When he asks what is inside of the box the answer he gets is "pain".

http://youtu.be/yIDtN8CDQmk?t=1m21s
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Post by: clockworkjoe on August 19, 2014, 11:17:51 PM
Actually, this is what Tom remembers: "From ASDF on youtube.  I think it was the third one.  "There's something on your face."  (Punch)  "It was pain!"
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Post by: Tom Church on August 20, 2014, 01:25:19 AM
It's from this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY6tCnu-1Do

It starts at about 41 seconds in.
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on August 20, 2014, 07:10:58 PM
Wow, I was way off I guess. You've outsmarted me once again Tom.
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Post by: Tom Church on August 20, 2014, 07:59:51 PM
(rubs hands)

Good.  Goooooooood.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: BellaJen on August 20, 2014, 08:23:51 PM
So this one hasn't been mentioned yet and I'm kinda surprised.  "Does this smell like chloroform to you?"  I mean it does come up an awful lot. Does it have a specific origin? Or did it just form over time and use?
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Post by: BeyondSandrock on August 20, 2014, 08:53:32 PM
This particular Patton Oswalt bit is more or less the origin of the 'chloroform rag' line:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgSC8Qle6nA#t=0h6m1s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgSC8Qle6nA#t=0h6m1s)
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Post by: Tim on August 21, 2014, 02:30:26 PM
This particular Patton Oswalt bit is more or less the origin of the 'chloroform rag' line:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgSC8Qle6nA#t=0h6m1s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgSC8Qle6nA#t=0h6m1s)

Surprised that "Uncle Touchy's Naked Puzzle Basement" has never made an appearance.
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Post by: Kamen on August 21, 2014, 05:13:01 PM
I vaguely remember mentions of the puzzle basement, or at least things said in that jock-rock tone, though I couldn't tell you what episodes.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Daegan on August 22, 2014, 02:48:01 PM
Is there an origin story for that "scrape...SCRAPE...SCRAAAAAPE..." thing Tom does occasionally?

Anything in particular or just a general sound of some psychopath ominously sharpening a knife?
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on August 22, 2014, 06:48:18 PM
Is there an origin story for that "scrape...SCRAPE...SCRAAAAAPE..." thing Tom does occasionally?

Anything in particular or just a general sound of some psychopath ominously sharpening a knife?

Quote
El Disgusto: "I drag the whetstone across my katana. Scraaaape. Scraaaape. Scraaaaape."

from: http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?14851-Achy-Breaky-Mythos and http://slangdesign.com/rppr/2005/11/comedy/the-achy-breaky-mythos/
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: +1 Hat on August 22, 2014, 11:05:18 PM
This particular Patton Oswalt bit is more or less the origin of the 'chloroform rag' line:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgSC8Qle6nA#t=0h6m1s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgSC8Qle6nA#t=0h6m1s)

Less, not more. Had not previously seen this Patton Oswalt bit, but I've been hearing the phrase since 2004 or so.

It's supposed to be a 'humorously' creepy pick-up line.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Mr. Purple on August 23, 2014, 02:41:09 PM
"What I remember, I say.  What I don't remember I make up mid sentence."

I feel like this was mentioned in one of the Base Raiders sessions.

Henry Rollins attributed this one to "Diamond David Lee Roth.  Whaooo~!" in one of his spoken-word albums. 
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Post by: clockworkjoe on August 28, 2014, 12:33:12 PM
Comment on episode 103: Can *anyone* tell me what episode I can hear characters mistakenly assassinate Charlie Chaplin, or is it purely anecdotal / apocryphal?

I don't remember but I know it's been in a podcast but was it RPPR or Unspeakable? I call upon the rppr hive mind to find it for me!
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Tadanori Oyama on August 28, 2014, 02:03:41 PM
I believe that this is the one: http://slangdesign.com/rppr/2009/05/podcast-episode/rppr-episode-32-show-and-tell-maps-and-minis/
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: RapturePaladin on September 07, 2014, 11:07:00 PM
Hey there, long time listener but first time on here. So I remembered in one of the APs Ross said "Keep out. Or Don't, I'm a sign not a cop". I know the saying is from the Simpsons. But, I can't remember which Actual Play this was- I really want to hear it again. Can someone let me know which it is? I'd love any help, thank you!
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Post by: clockworkjoe on September 08, 2014, 06:36:35 PM
I want to say Coronet, but I'm not 100% sure http://actualplay.roleplayingpublicradio.com/2013/04/systems/ore-system/maoct/monsters-and-other-childish-things-coronet/
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Post by: Cordyceps on November 18, 2014, 03:23:40 PM
"You've changed Hollywood.  You've changed."

Where did this come from?
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Post by: Tom Church on November 18, 2014, 04:53:31 PM
It's from a Craig Ferguson stand up act.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Twisting H on January 23, 2015, 05:23:55 AM
I just now got that "Dr. Pangloss" is a reference to Candide. Goddamn it Ross.


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Post by: clockworkjoe on January 23, 2015, 01:57:39 PM
I just now got that "Dr. Pangloss" is a reference to Candide. Goddamn it Ross.

go tend to your garden  8)
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Post by: Twisting H on March 19, 2015, 03:45:53 AM
In the Wives of March, is the hotel name "Le Fruit de la Rose" a reference to love (the fruit of the rose) and deliberately thematic?


What is the orphanbane sword and where was it introduced?
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on March 19, 2015, 01:35:21 PM
Orphanbane is a joke referencing a pre-RPPR game of Iron Heroes I ran. One player had a knightly armiger who tried to live up to the whole chivalry thing. Anyway, he pissed off a thieves guild and so they sent a dozen orphan children armed with shanks to kill him (they raised the kids and taught them to be thieves and assassins). They were kids so they didn't have much combat prowess but I thought it would be an interesting struggle for the knight to not kill the kids while also not getting shanked.

Instead, he just said he was going to mow them down with his sword. I didn't even run combat. I just say he succeeded. I asked him what he was going to do after he walked out of the alley covered in blood, leaving behind a trail of child corpses. He said "I wipe my blade". And thus the legend of the Orphanbane sword began.
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Post by: LordofNaught on March 22, 2015, 05:38:21 PM
And the sword has now ended up in the hands, or claws, of a dragon. What's the story behind him by the way? And that lich guy on the Actual Play site's banner? The other character I don't recognize on it is the skeleton in the space-suit, but I think he/she/it(?) is tied to Heroes of Arcadia, something I have yet to listen to in full.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on March 22, 2015, 05:57:54 PM
RPPR Dragon is the archetypal PC murder hobo. No other back story - trench coat, katana, smokes, and is a dragon.

The lich is Pontifex from the 4E New World campaign.

Skeleton in space suit is Thad's character from New Arcadia wild talents campaign.
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Post by: Twisting H on April 06, 2015, 02:22:12 PM
I was rereading Delta Green: Countdown this weekend.

Hey Ross, was the name and concept of the drug Reverb in your Nights Black Agent's game taken from Tiger Transit?  ;D
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Post by: clockworkjoe on April 06, 2015, 04:36:14 PM
I was rereading Delta Green: Countdown this weekend.

Hey Ross, was the name and concept of the drug Reverb in your Nights Black Agent's game taken from Tiger Transit?  ;D

Yup!
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Post by: trinite on May 08, 2015, 08:52:34 PM
The latest EP Duality episode reminds me of one I don't know: pronouncing the word "claws" like "clauws". Is it some Street Fighter thing?
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Post by: clockworkjoe on May 09, 2015, 03:26:05 AM
The latest EP Duality episode reminds me of one I don't know: pronouncing the word "claws" like "clauws". Is it some Street Fighter thing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gtu2Yb0nk4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gtu2Yb0nk4)
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Post by: Alethea on May 15, 2015, 05:39:09 PM
The originator of Lucille has passed away:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/legendary-blues-man-b-b-king-dies/ (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/legendary-blues-man-b-b-king-dies/)
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Post by: Mr. Purple on May 15, 2015, 06:42:20 PM
The originator of Lucille has passed away:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/legendary-blues-man-b-b-king-dies/ (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/legendary-blues-man-b-b-king-dies/)

I know.  :(
The thrill is gone.
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Post by: trinite on June 18, 2015, 03:01:28 PM
So............dragon syphilis?
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Post by: Tadanori Oyama on June 18, 2015, 04:05:36 PM
So............dragon syphilis?

And Vorpal Gangrene. I remember those coming for Oregon Trail the RPG.
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Post by: Tim on June 18, 2015, 05:09:35 PM
So............dragon syphilis?

And Vorpal Gangrene. I remember those coming for Oregon Trail the RPG.

If you spend a point of Gentlemanly Pursuits you can avoid catching that.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on June 18, 2015, 05:51:33 PM
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybLSwFUmMjE#)
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Post by: trinite on June 23, 2015, 11:27:21 AM
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybLSwFUmMjE#)

Oh, man, it goes WAY back. Somehow I'd never actually watched that video.
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Post by: Kamen on June 23, 2015, 01:35:37 PM
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LemRTfQOr8g#)

*echoey Tom Church voice*FUCKING EXTREME

Also, Swordhandsman shall be my next fantasy RPG PC
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Post by: The Lost Carol on December 10, 2015, 09:54:38 PM
I'm certainly not a gay communist. Love those skits.

A couple I've been thinking about / forgot to ask; the group has taken to calling Aaron "A-a-ron", and I remember at the beginning of Masks of Nyarlothatep characters referring to "Staring off into the middle distance."
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Post by: TRNSHMN on December 11, 2015, 05:59:02 AM
Pretty sure the A-a-ron thing is from the Key & Peele sketch Substitute Teacher. Staring off into the middle distance...sounds more like a general thing than a specific reference to me. Meaning brooding OR PTSD.
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Post by: Kamen on December 15, 2015, 07:18:23 PM
"Staring off into the middle distance" is just a thing Humans tend to do. When ever somebody gets caught up in a thought or memory and just stares blankly at no particular object, often letting their eyes go out of focus. It's usually used when somebody is having a flashback or remembering some sort of trauma, similar to the Thousand-Yard-Stare, but can simply be deep thought or absent-mindedness.

And yes A-A-Ron is from Key & Peele.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: clockworkjoe on December 15, 2015, 08:39:50 PM
If you google the specific phrase "Staring off into the middle distance" you get a lot of results - it seems that wording has spread over the last few years - no idea what the origin is though. There is an urban dictionary for the term, added this year http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=middle+distance (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=middle+distance)
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: The Lost Carol on January 08, 2016, 05:24:07 PM
Thanks all!

Another one that I keep hearing but never ask:

Whoa!
Whoa!
Whoa there Black Falcon!

Whenever something edgy is said.
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Post by: Adam_Autist on January 08, 2016, 07:01:59 PM
My gut says Brooklyn 99 but that could be a ref. in show so...
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Post by: BeyondSandrock on January 08, 2016, 08:23:48 PM
Thanks all!

Another one that I keep hearing but never ask:

Whoa!
Whoa!
Whoa there Black Falcon!

Whenever something edgy is said.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBSrP7ub6VA#)
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Post by: Adam_Autist on January 08, 2016, 09:24:13 PM
I knew I should have trusted the Guardian tv guide all that time ago. Guess I'm going to be binging K&P on youtube tomorrow.
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Post by: The Lost Carol on January 09, 2016, 11:01:30 AM
I knew I should have trusted the Guardian tv guide all that time ago. Guess I'm going to be binging K&P on youtube tomorrow.

Seconded. If there's this much quotable stuff... Thanks A-A-Ron!
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Post by: Redroverone on January 16, 2016, 05:19:40 PM
My Google Fu has failed me. What is the source of the 'beetle people' thing?
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Review Cultist on January 16, 2016, 06:17:17 PM
My Google Fu has failed me. What is the source of the 'beetle people' thing?

In Lovecraft's work "Shadow Out of Time" it describes the next dominant race of Earth, in a distant Post-human future as being a race of evolved Bug People.
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Post by: Redroverone on January 19, 2016, 06:56:07 PM
My Google Fu has failed me. What is the source of the 'beetle people' thing?

In Lovecraft's work "Shadow Out of Time" it describes the next dominant race of Earth, in a distant Post-human future as being a race of evolved Bug People.

Ah, I see. Thanks!
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Post by: Harrowed on February 03, 2016, 11:00:30 PM
Whoever did that Whitney Houston song during Prophet's Hope owes me a coffee.
Or at least the mouthful I lost.
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Post by: Alethea on February 04, 2016, 05:47:55 AM
Whoever did that Whitney Houston song during Prophet's Hope owes me a coffee.
Or at least the mouthful I lost.

Which time? I believe it was sung twice  ;D
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Post by: clockworkjoe on February 06, 2016, 01:10:12 AM
It is usually Aaron who sings if anyone sings during a game.
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Post by: +1 Hat on February 08, 2016, 06:36:54 PM
It is usually Aaron who sings if anyone sings during a game.

*Harumph*

Guess that's the thanks I get for trying to be at all subtle...
(Kidding, really, know it's not me in this context and Aaron is in significantly more APs than me, but to the extent that I have a thing that's my thing and he can have it only over my cooling corpse)
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Post by: clockworkjoe on February 09, 2016, 02:53:26 AM
that sounds like a song fight challenge to me
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Post by: Alethea on February 09, 2016, 06:44:31 AM
that sounds like a song fight challenge to me

Fight, fight, fight!
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Post by: FuzzyDan on February 10, 2016, 07:04:53 AM
Epic Rap Battles of RPPR?
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Post by: Morbid on February 10, 2016, 06:09:59 PM
"from here on, I will no longer be rewarding racism" (or something close to it) 

I've heard it a couple times, most recently referenced in the Glancy Iconoclasts game, but I don't know what it refers to or what necessitated the statement in the first place. 
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Review Cultist on February 10, 2016, 07:19:56 PM
"from here on, I will no longer be rewarding racism" (or something close to it) 

I've heard it a couple times, most recently referenced in the Glancy Iconoclasts game, but I don't know what it refers to or what necessitated the statement in the first place.

In the "Slasher Flick" game they ran called "The Festival" Ross had been awarding points to player characters for using stereotypical horror film tropes (As the system dictates so characters can survive slasher encounters). Some people went a bit overboard with the same schtick of "blonde racist white girls" and thus Ross began cutting back the points given for it, stating the now iconic "Alright, I will no longer be rewarding racism."
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Post by: clockworkjoe on February 10, 2016, 07:48:45 PM
specifically: http://actualplay.roleplayingpublicradio.com/2013/08/genre/horror/slasher-flick-the-festival/ (http://actualplay.roleplayingpublicradio.com/2013/08/genre/horror/slasher-flick-the-festival/)
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Post by: Morbid on February 11, 2016, 11:10:09 AM
Thanks!  I will give it a listen. 

Edit: It did not disappoint.  Slasher Flick is pretty great and that particular game is near peak 80s. 
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Post by: Harrowed on February 15, 2016, 08:24:13 AM
It is usually Aaron who sings if anyone sings during a game.

It was particularly bad timing since I was driving through snow at the time. I'd imagine the people behind me were shaking their heads about that idiot in the 4x4 that can't drive.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Mr. Purple on February 15, 2016, 10:26:34 PM
"from here on, I will no longer be rewarding racism" (or something close to it) 

I've heard it a couple times, most recently referenced in the Glancy Iconoclasts game, but I don't know what it refers to or what necessitated the statement in the first place.

In the "Slasher Flick" game they ran called "The Festival" Ross had been awarding points to player characters for using stereotypical horror film tropes (As the system dictates so characters can survive slasher encounters). Some people went a bit overboard with the same schtick of "blonde racist white girls" and thus Ross began cutting back the points given for it, stating the now iconic "Alright, I will no longer be rewarding racism."

Not just "Blonde racist white girls," there was also "Drunken racist Dude-bros" hammering the mistaking-the-monster-for-stereotype schtick.  Jason and I were trading that one back and forth; we were actually trying to make those characters as unlikable as we possibly could so that y'all would actually cheer when they died.  I still stand by that decision  :)
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: Harrowed on February 19, 2016, 12:07:40 AM
Question: In the Masks of Narly breakdown Ross was talking about comments that Glancy had made on running Masks ... where did that come from? I can't remember that coming up on Unspeakable, or any of the others. Cause I'd really like to hear Glancy's thoughts on running that thing.
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: constructacon on February 19, 2016, 03:33:17 AM
Question: In the Masks of Narly breakdown Ross was talking about comments that Glancy had made on running Masks ... where did that come from? I can't remember that coming up on Unspeakable, or any of the others. Cause I'd really like to hear Glancy's thoughts on running that thing.

I might be wrong (probably am) but i seem to remember ross saying saying something about having a long talk with him at a gencon in a bar and glancy throwing out suggestions to add on.
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Post by: Tim on February 19, 2016, 12:26:31 PM

I might be wrong (probably am) but i seem to remember ross saying saying something about having a long talk with him at a gencon in a bar and glancy throwing out suggestions to add on.

Gencon - Glancy - A Bar

I am shocked to hear these three things put together. Shocked I say.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on February 19, 2016, 03:41:36 PM
Believe it or not, I can communicate with Glancy outside of Gen Con. Email, facebook, even skype! :O
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Post by: Tim on February 19, 2016, 04:58:35 PM
Believe it or not, I can communicate with Glancy outside of Gen Con. Email, facebook, even skype! :O

In my mind you only communicate in the opulent confines of the game designers club while ensconced in leather wing back chairs and drinking priceless wines from crystal goblets as you plot the murdering of the party.
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Post by: Morbid on February 20, 2016, 11:39:37 AM

Not just "Blonde racist white girls," there was also "Drunken racist Dude-bros" hammering the mistaking-the-monster-for-stereotype schtick.  Jason and I were trading that one back and forth; we were actually trying to make those characters as unlikable as we possibly could so that y'all would actually cheer when they died.  I still stand by that decision  :)

I'd say that plan worked well - your surfer dude voice was impressive and my only disappointment in that game was that so many of the primary characters survived.  (Mostly by letting the secondary characters keep the killer busy.)

Though it's not RPPR-campaign focused, Glancy does talk about Masks fairly regularly throughout Unspeakable - this one probably has the highest volume of comments on it.  http://theunspeakableoath.com/home/2015/03/unspeakable-episode-19-bret-kamer-of-the-masks-of-nyarlathotep-companion/ (http://theunspeakableoath.com/home/2015/03/unspeakable-episode-19-bret-kamer-of-the-masks-of-nyarlathotep-companion/) 
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Post by: Adam_Autist on February 26, 2016, 01:49:12 PM
Can someone confirm a character from the banner of the new RPPR site for me?

Obviously so far for me it's: Baron Von Manther, Synnibar Raccoon, ? , RPPRRD and then Doctor Drugs waaay over by the Kareoke machine. Who'S the albino with the scars? Obviously I have an idea.
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Post by: clockworkjoe on February 26, 2016, 04:22:49 PM
The answer is somewhere on the RPPR After Hours site :O
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Post by: Adam_Autist on February 26, 2016, 04:55:21 PM
Clearly need to refresh my investigative pool.   :)
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Post by: Grey_Stranger on July 17, 2016, 02:30:09 PM
What's the origin of the highschool ska band joke?
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Post by: CADmonkey on November 25, 2016, 07:23:09 AM
I'll just leave this here...

(http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Bonesaw-Feature.jpg)
Title: Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
Post by: CapitainLazar on January 16, 2017, 01:11:55 PM
There has been a GRAVE INJUSTICE DONE! No one, in all 18 pages, has yet mentioned the one, the only:
 
Punching the Shark.

I know it was Aaron, and I know it was mentioned on the RPPR panel, but it deserves a place here. Also, I forgot the episode title.
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Post by: CADmonkey on January 16, 2017, 01:45:20 PM
I know it was Aaron, and I know it was mentioned on the RPPR panel, but it deserves a place here. Also, I forgot the episode title.

http://actualplay.roleplayingpublicradio.com/2015/01/systems/call-of-cthulhu/call-of-cthulhu-shanghaied/ (http://actualplay.roleplayingpublicradio.com/2015/01/systems/call-of-cthulhu/call-of-cthulhu-shanghaied/)