Play one RPG, you've played them all.
October 14, 2001 2:28 PM   Subscribe

Play one RPG, you've played them all. Or, "The Grand List Of Console Role Playing Game Clichés".
posted by jcterminal (7 comments total)
There are also the Laws of Final Fantasy which propose hypotheses for some of these quaint customs of the heroes and villians. Obviously there is some redundancy between the two.
posted by LabTroglodyte at 3:42 PM on October 14, 2001

No mention of the annoying "..." when characters talk. If they have nothing to say, then why bring it up at all?! ARGH! So many questions!
posted by geoff. at 4:35 PM on October 14, 2001

A silent hero is a cool hero.

...It also saves money on the translation.
posted by gleemax at 5:02 PM on October 14, 2001

It's funny how incredibly accurate all 110 of the cliches are.
posted by statusquo at 7:19 PM on October 14, 2001

Mommy, why didn't they just use a Phoenix Down on Aeris?

'nuff said
posted by juv3nal at 1:38 AM on October 15, 2001

I always thought they should put a Cafeteria Level in Doom. The room is spattered with food and dead dinner-ladies. Eventually a voice pipes up: "No dude. The fork. You use the fork with potato salad, not the bazooka."

Meanwhile various wraiths, monsters and other evil creatures are sitting around muttering to each other at your appalling table manners.
posted by Grangousier at 3:18 AM on October 15, 2001

I do realise that Doom is not strictly a role-playing game. Unless you regard running around shooting blindly at things a role. Which I don't. But Sylvester Stallone does, oddly.

Interesting job to have, though: "man wanted to run around shooting blindly at things. Experience at opening doors an advantage".


Very funny list of stuff, though. Reminiscent of Everything I know... Star Wars. And strangely true in some places: "When an everyday object is useful, it will be fantastically ... difficult to find " - certainly true about screwdrivers: I always end up using a butter knife; " The good guys never seem to get the hang of actually arresting or killing the bad guys. Minor villains are always permitted to go free so they can rest up and menace you again later -- sometimes five minutes later" - Saddam Hussein, anybody?; " The average passer-by will always say the same thing no matter how many times you talk to them" - fits with my experience, usually it's something about the weather; "Watch out for generous priests, loyal military officers, and basically anyone in a position of authority who agrees to help you out" - why didn't someone tell me that when I was a boy, eh?
posted by Grangousier at 5:00 AM on October 15, 2001

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