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Old 06-12-2017, 04:18 PM   #41
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"Violated the integrity of his chemsuit" - comprehensively shot.

This one comes from a Shadowrun campaign, where a street samurai who didn't have much biology left had taken to wearing a "chemsuit" NBC coverall all the time. He hadn't got the senses to feel it was uncomfortable, and I suspect he may have been short of immune system too. He was gunned down by a heavy machinegun - I no longer understand the Shadowrun damage system - but the thing the player was worried about was if his chemsuit was still sealed.
One could modify that slightly for one of those Badass Boasts: "sure, you can shoot me, but are you really immune to all the diseases and toxins I've got swimming around in here with me? Is the rest of the city?"
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:36 PM   #42
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He or she "has an allergy to high-velocity pieces of lead."

Someone makes a "kinetic rebuttal."

"That's grim!" (for something really dangerous or hazardous)

"IQ is his/her dump-stat." (for when somebody does something really stupid).

"DX is her/her dump-stat." (for when somebody does something comically clumsy).
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:41 PM   #43
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"IQ is his/her dump-stat." (for when somebody does something really stupid).

"DX is her/her dump-stat." (for when somebody does something comically clumsy).
This is now my new description of Taylor's collection of Disadvantages that constitue his Chronic Hero Syndrome:

"Him? Oh, Self-preservation is his dump stat."
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:48 AM   #44
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Climbing the Rope: Any action a character or group must take if the players want to be involved with the adventure. If they don't, either the adventure never happens, or it happens to someone else and they are left behind.
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:46 AM   #45
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Unclosable trap: A poorly designed scenario in which all possible outcomes amount to "PCs win" and "game comes to an end." So called because, as the GM has no plans to end the game at that time, he will never go through with it.
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:37 PM   #46
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He failed a Spot check.

Or Perception check
"I have feet!" - used to announce critically failing Perception/Spot, because clearly you were too distracted inspecting your feet.
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:31 PM   #47
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"I have feet!" - used to announce critically failing Perception/Spot, because clearly you were too distracted inspecting your feet.
Our group's equivalent is "examining the wallpaper".
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:35 PM   #48
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Our group's equivalent is "examining the wallpaper".
"What castle?" Inspired by a run of critical failures in spot checks
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:01 PM   #49
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"What castle?" Inspired by a run of critical failures in spot checks
Ours is either "Ow, my eye!" or ". . . And [X] pokes [his/her] eye out."

A lo-oo-oo-ong time ago, we used "It says 'this face toward en--.'"
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:09 PM   #50
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Another one to do with a failed default roll. "You fail to find a button that says (fire all guns*)"

*insert any other task here
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