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xanaphia
2008-12-29, 08:33 PM
In the 3.5 edition DMG, on page 128 is a table called One Hundred Traits. Number 26 is nonexistent, and number 100 is "No sense of humor (See #26)"
Is this some joke I don't get?

UserClone
2008-12-29, 08:39 PM
Hey, that's pretty funny! Hadn't ever heard of that one! How about the sidebar in the chapter about Variants, entitled "Variant: No Sidebars?" heh, that one was good, too.

Inyssius Tor
2008-12-29, 08:43 PM
In the 3.5 edition DMG, on page 128 is a table called One Hundred Traits. Number 26 is nonexistent, and number 100 is "No sense of humor (See #26)"
Is this some joke I don't get?

:biggrin: Heh.

Jack_Simth
2008-12-29, 08:45 PM
In the 3.5 edition DMG, on page 128 is a table called One Hundred Traits. Number 26 is nonexistent, and number 100 is "No sense of humor (See #26)"
Is this some joke I don't get?
Isn't it obvious? You've got trait 100, but not trait 26.

On a slightly more serious note, it's also historical humor. Entry 100 was not in the first printing, and neither was entry 26. After they received lots of comments on it, they added entry 100 only.

xanaphia
2008-12-29, 08:49 PM
But what is trait 26? I always have assumed that it is "enjoy screwing up otherwise cool roleplaying ideas."

Another joke: Polymorph!

Starsinger
2008-12-29, 08:51 PM
But what is trait 26? I always have assumed that it is "enjoy screwing up otherwise cool roleplaying ideas."

Another joke: Polymorph!

Trait 26 doesn't exist. Together trait 100 and 26 are a joke. The joke is that people who don't understand it's a joke, like you, don't have a sense of humor, hence why it redirects you to trait 26.

It's a small in joke put in by the devs, like why Deja Vu is listed twice in the psionic powers.

kopout
2008-12-29, 10:03 PM
But what is trait 26? I always have assumed that it is "enjoy screwing up otherwise cool roleplaying ideas."

Another joke: Polymorph!

it is obvious that you poses trait number 100:smallbiggrin: for you see the joke is that there is no number 26. Its funny, trust me:smalltongue:

Salz
2008-12-29, 10:09 PM
It's a small in joke put in by the devs, like why Deja Vu is listed twice in the psionic powers.

Ha, I didn't notice that one before.
Made my night.

Inhuman Bot
2008-12-29, 11:34 PM
Trait 26 doesn't exist. Together trait 100 and 26 are a joke. The joke is that people who don't understand it's a joke, like you, don't have a sense of humor, hence why it redirects you to trait 26.

It's a small in joke put in by the devs, like why Deja Vu is listed twice in the psionic powers.

Heh, that brings fond memories of a confused member of my group flipping between the pages and mumbling something about him going crazy.

good times. :smallbiggrin:

Mark Hall
2008-12-29, 11:37 PM
I never thought I'd run into someone who didn't get that one.

Vortling
2008-12-30, 12:10 AM
I never thought I'd run into someone who didn't get that one.
For every joke there exists someone who doesn't get it, no matter what the joke.

vegetalss4
2008-12-30, 07:07 AM
Trait 26 doesn't exist. Together trait 100 and 26 are a joke. The joke is that people who don't understand it's a joke, like you, don't have a sense of humor, hence why it redirects you to trait 26.

It's a small in joke put in by the devs, like why Deja Vu is listed twice in the psionic powers.

where is the second one? there appears to be only one in my copy of the expanded psionics handbook?

Adumbration
2008-12-30, 07:20 AM
You know what?

I don't get it either.

Starsinger
2008-12-30, 07:33 AM
where is the second one? there appears to be only one in my copy of the expanded psionics handbook?

There's one towards the beginning of "D" powers and one toward the end.

Baron Malkar
2008-12-30, 07:36 AM
or for those who still cant find it, page 91 (where it is supposed to be) and page 92 in the dead center of the page.

Myou
2008-12-30, 07:39 AM
The joke is so bad that I didn't realise it was meant to be a joke at all.
I understand it, but it's just terrible. xP

CarpeGuitarrem
2008-12-30, 01:30 PM
That's awesome. Pure and simple awesome. I need to go and look these up.

Shades of Gray
2008-12-30, 02:13 PM
Where's the "Optional Variant: No Sidebars"?

RukiTanuki
2008-12-30, 07:17 PM
That'd be the DMG, page 171.

xanaphia
2008-12-30, 07:43 PM
Just to point out, I did sort of get the joke, and like 90% of people I think I have an above-average sense of humor. I was just enquiring about the historical basis for it. I like the Deja Vu one.

Zeful
2008-12-30, 08:00 PM
That'd be the DMG, page 171.

That's chapter 6 right? The chapter of variant rules?