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2012-06-08: [CT] Deus Ex Machina

Postby The Comment Golem » June 7th, 2012, 11:00 pm

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Re: 2012-06-08: [CT] Deus Ex Machina

Postby ratfox » June 8th, 2012, 5:37 am

I thought the spell did the job quite wonderfully: Helping the story along, justifying, parodying, lampshading all at the same time. You could fit a dozen tropes in this, without even counting the upskirt!
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Re: 2012-06-08: [CT] Deus Ex Machina

Postby BloodHenge » June 8th, 2012, 12:08 pm

I've never really been sure if that's underwear or ridiculously short shorts.
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Re: 2012-06-08: [CT] Deus Ex Machina

Postby Flintlock » June 8th, 2012, 12:59 pm

Y'know, I never realised that you could see Meji's pants in this one before...
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Re: 2012-06-08: [CT] Deus Ex Machina

Postby eee » June 8th, 2012, 9:11 pm

I really like the Deus spell, I'd like to be able to use it myself. :)
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Re: 2012-06-08: [CT] Deus Ex Machina

Postby KZK » June 9th, 2012, 3:53 am

The spell is kinda similar to the spells from Slayers (Dragon Slave + Giga Slave).

Compare: Dragon Slave:
"Darkness beyond twilight. Crimson beyond blood that flows. Buried in the stream of time is where your power grows. In thy great name, I pledge myself to conquer, all the foes who stand, before the mighty gift bestowed in my unworthy hands. Let the fools who stand before me be destroyed, by the power you and I posses: Dragon Slave!"

Giga Slave:
"Darkness beyond blackest pitch. Deeper than the deepest night. King of darkness, who shines like gold upon the sea of chaos. I call upon thee, and swear myself to thee. Let the fools who stand before me be destroyed by the power you and I posses: Giga Slave!"
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Re: 2012-06-08: [CT] Deus Ex Machina

Postby srgonzo » October 11th, 2013, 11:26 am

I actually used the incantation while roleplaying. We play Pathfinder with these weird bonus cards, and I got something that amounted to an automatic successful result. So, before my character went and did what needed doing, I rattled off the DEM incantation (there was another Errant Story reader in the group who facepalmed himself when I did this), threw down the card, and proceeded to eliminate all political alliances for our big bad.
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Re: 2012-06-08: [CT] Deus Ex Machina

Postby Imp-Chan » October 11th, 2013, 12:10 pm

Love it, love everything about it. Welcome to the forum!

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