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Old 06-08-2017, 10:35 AM   #11
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"Rub the (X) on it" - use X's special ability (detect secret doors, traps, magic, etc.)

When someone has just done something egregiously daft: "you're player characters, aren't you?"
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Old 06-08-2017, 11:16 AM   #12
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Failed to die and failed to win became phrases my main HackMaster group used often.

Failed to die came from those savings throws against death or where failure would cause death. It was a riff off 'failed to live.'

Failed to win was probably a riff off 'for the win,' indicating that someone had not succeeded.

Murderhobo is often a synonym used for player characters. I think I picked the term up at RPG.net and in one game the players said, 'we're organized murderhoboes. We have a party charter. . .'
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Old 06-08-2017, 12:27 PM   #13
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Godbothering - using D&D's Commune spell or equivalent.
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Old 06-08-2017, 12:39 PM   #14
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You definitely want to Elf secret doors (even if you're a Dwarf using stonecunning).

"Alignment: DWARF!" is for someone who cranks the drinking and tavern brawling to 11.

A dice roller app which never gives the average roll, always bouncing between high and low rolls is one that gives "erratic juju", to the point that the players joke that "erraticjuju()" is the name of the function inside the program. :)
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Old 06-08-2017, 02:35 PM   #15
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Did we have "rocks fall, everyone dies" (as in, you successfully forced the GM to rage quit)?

The whole "dump stat" concept?

Referring to someone as being built on more points than you are?
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Old 06-08-2017, 02:39 PM   #16
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My <something> sense is tingling!

"pinging" (detecting as a given alignment)

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Old 06-08-2017, 03:28 PM   #17
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I initially thought the question was about using gamer phrases and concept outside of game. I suppose that could be its own thread.

But in game, I think nearly all of us have referred to some gung ho nitwit as "Leeroy Jenkins" at some point.
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Old 06-08-2017, 03:34 PM   #18
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... I think nearly all of us have referred to some gung ho nitwit as "Leeroy Jenkins" at some point.
Only nearly - I had to look him up.
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Old 06-08-2017, 07:26 PM   #19
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But in game, I think nearly all of us have referred to some gung ho nitwit as "Leeroy Jenkins" at some point.
Nobody makes Leeroy Jenkins jokes in my presence since I left the Corps.
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Old 06-08-2017, 07:37 PM   #20
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Only nearly - I had to look him up.
I didn't bother to. I've never heard anyone in my circle make the reference though.

I don't count on anything but Monty Python beign really universal and I'm not sure about that for the real youngsters of our group. We've even got one under 40.
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