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Old 06-07-2017, 04:01 PM   #1
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I've run into a few of these over the years.

"Related" and "syndrome" tend to show up in in phrases like "He succumbed to adventurer-related death syndrome."

"Steel poisoning" tends to mean "was killed with weapons."

Have you used any that weren't about deaths?
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Old 06-07-2017, 04:44 PM   #2
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CRS - "Can't Roll for #!*^"
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Old 06-07-2017, 04:52 PM   #3
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"Class 20 Autocannon to the pride" from old BattleTech games.

"He elects to receive" when failing a defensive roll.

"That looks serious, you should return to character generation."

"Do you have [x trait] on your character sheet?" (said to a person)

There's the old "I'm making a run to Thac0 Bell, anyone want anything?"

We have inflicted "dice damage" on players who have fallen asleep (because he wasn't paying attention).
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:06 PM   #4
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He failed a Spot check.

Or Perception check
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:55 PM   #5
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One I've used as GM when PCs have made a successful Stealth or similar check preparatory to an attack is "You're the Spanish Inquisition.". Often when the npcs have disasterously failed their opposing Perception check.

Also related to bad rolls: "I wave my weapon in his general direction.".
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:30 PM   #6
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He failed a Spot check.

Or Perception check
I've sometimes commented that I have just missed a "Spot Obvious" roll.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:29 PM   #7
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Our group has two I can think of we use related to events in old campaigns.

Nice shoes for a really bad perception based roll.

He's holding his action when someones turn comes up and they're on a bathroom break.
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Old 06-08-2017, 03:14 AM   #8
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After playing the caravan to Ein Arris adventure, we used to refer to motion sickness caused by any form of motion (by ship, car, in space etc.) in any setting as "camel sickness". "Severe camel sickness" was when one vomited.

That's in-game. OTOH, the friends of an old early GURPS campaign still tend, some 20 (!!) years later, to say: "I'll roll against Diplomacy" when they state that they plan to try to sweet-talk someone, or make amends after some controversy, etc.
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Old 06-08-2017, 06:33 AM   #9
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They went off to compare charisma scores in private.
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:28 AM   #10
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Diplomancy - rolling against very high social skills to make problems go away.
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