Author Topic: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station  (Read 254537 times)

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #195 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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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #196 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!


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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #198 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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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #200 on: November 18, 2014, 03:23:40 PM »
"You've changed Hollywood.  You've changed."

Where did this come from?

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #201 on: November 18, 2014, 04:53:31 PM »
It's from a Craig Ferguson stand up act.
"The upper class keeps all of the money, pays none of the taxes.  The middle class pays all of the taxes and does all of the work.  The poor are there just to scare the shit out of the middle class.  Keep them showing up at those 'jobs'."  George Carlin

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #202 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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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #203 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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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!