Author Topic: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station  (Read 286196 times)

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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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Now was that quote before or after the sequel to "Anderson Island" where he played World of Darkness? XD
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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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I thought so.  ;D
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"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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"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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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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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.

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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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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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Also Murder Hoboing, which is what i now refer to as adventuring, which i think i took from Caleb.

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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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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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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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--- 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")