Questions tagged [rpg-pop-culture]

For questions related to the pop culture surrounding RPGs. The pop culture may be famous events, real-life legends, well-known lore, or other pop culture items.

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Can the Henderson Scale apply to Dungeon World; if so, how and if not, why not?

The Henderson Scale of Plot Derailment measures how far a character action has diverted the plot of a game. It was named after a collection of anecdotes regarding a Trail of Cthulhu player who 'beat' ...
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Princess Elizabeth's Space Marines game league?

Does anyone have any information about the game league described in this post on Reddit's r/DungeonsAndDragons? Back in the early 2000s, a coworker used to be involved in a game league that used [...
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Is this statue in Curse of Strahd an easter egg? [closed]

I just read this question which made me discover the funny anecdote of The Head of Vecna (Note that apart from the hand and eye artifacts in the DMG, I had never heard of Vecna before). Therefore I ...
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Has Rich Burlew ever commented on 5e? [closed]

I am a big fan of The Order of the Stick by Rich Burlew. I even have some of his books not shown on his website, including Snips, Snails and Dragon Tails, which contains a story which parodies the ...
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What's the Head of Vecna and why is it important?

I'm vaguely familiar with the RPG anecdote the Head of Vecna. Is there more to this tale? Why is this story important to RPG culture? Note: In Comments on this question (now deleted but available on ...
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What is this story I recall about an extremely long ever-changing character backstory?

I read recently a post that was going around about a player who didn't like his DM, so he wrote an ever-changing backstory (hundreds of pages so no one would read it) for his character that allowed ...