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October 26th, 2006

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10:21 am - WotC Taglines
So, a curious side-note on RPG culture. The Wizards of the Coast site has a bunch of random text taglines for the company, mostly whimsical. There was an RPGnet thread, "We'll be your girlfriend" about one which was apparently taken down shortly thereafter. I was able to fairly simply extract the full list of taglines at the time. I grouped them roughly below.

"Insert corporate tagline here."
"This space intentionally left blank."
"Please allow us to introduce ourselves."
"We like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells."
"We speak in movie references, too."

(Referring to banned lines)
"Where people get paid to make up stuff like this"
"They made us take our other taglines down"
"Humor pending approval"
"Someone will put a stop to this eventually"
"Banned from posting for 511,592 hr and 21 min"

(Company humor)
"Not to be confused with Sorcerers of the Sound"
"Not to be confused with Prestidigitators of the Pacific"
"Not to be confused with Necromancers of the Northwest"
"Behold our Cubicles of Legend"
"The World Leader in Hobby Gaming"

(About gamers)
"The top of Gamer Mountain"
"Hey, being king of the geeks is pretty cool."
"We're all rocket scientists here"
"The Land of Do As You Please"
"Freaky in a good way"
"You're our primary and secondary demographic."
"9 out of 10 cool people play our games. The 10th is dead."

(About characters)
"Tell us about your character."
"No, really, we want to hear about your character"
"The in-character company"

(About dice/gaming)
"Rolling a twenty on the die of life."
"Home of the Natural 20"
"Secret lair of your feverish desires"

(Game references)
"Chaotic neutral means never having to say you're sorry"
"If you were a slaad, what kind of slaad would you be?"
"Where fun lives. And sometimes, flop-sweat terror."
"Ah, curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!"
"Sponsored by secret dragonic conspiracies"
"Ask us about our spell failure guarantee"
"Purveyors of eldritch, sanity-blasting products"
"Our elves's outperform santa's every Q4"
"Where the trolls do more than impede goats"
"We hated Uni, too."

I don't have a lot of comment on this one, just thought it was amusing.

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[User Picture]
Date:October 26th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
How you can tell you hang around too many copy editors/proofreaders.

That's "draconic", not "dragonic", and the elves don't need the apostrophe 's.

On the other hand, this isn't the company that brought you how many p. XX's, so...

[User Picture]
Date:October 27th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC)
"Dragonic" may well refer to those of the Dragonline type.

Also note, in the elf line? They didn't capitalize Santa.
[User Picture]
Date:October 27th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC)
How did you extract them?
Date:October 28th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)

game references

I think 'curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal' is a quote from the Firefly pilot.

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