TV Tropes – Because it’s Awesome

Thought I would take the opportunity to promote one of my favourite websites: TV Tropes

This is one of the best websites ever! What’s it all about you ask? Well, to quote from the site itself:

What is this about? This wiki is a catalog of the tricks of the trade for writing fiction. Tropes are devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members’ minds and expectations. On the whole, tropes are not clichés. The word clichéd means “stereotyped and trite.” In other words, dull and uninteresting. We are not looking for dull and uninteresting entries. We are here to recognize tropes and play with them, not to make fun of them. The wiki is called “TV Tropes” because TV is where we started. Over the course of a few years, our scope has crept out to include other media. Tropes transcend television. They reflect life. Since a lot of art, especially the popular arts, does its best to reflect life, tropes are likely to show up everywhere. We are not a stuffy encyclopedic wiki. We’re a buttload more informal. We encourage breezy language and original thought. There Is No Such Thing As Notability, and no citations are needed. If your entry cannot gather any evidence by the Wiki Magic, it will just wither and die. Until then, though, it will be available through the Main Tropes Index. We are also not a wiki for bashing things. Once again, we’re about celebrating fiction, not showing off how snide and sarcastic we can be. Enough about what we are not. Go on, have a look at the welcome page, and have fun!

On this wiki, you can learn about the Rule of Cool, what it means to Take a Level in Badass or when something is Awesome but Impractical and why Reality is Unrealistic. Just remember that Good is Not Nice, never press the Berserk Button and watch out for the Sealed Evil in a Can.

Interested? Why not check out their pages on some of the most popular wargames to get an idea of that they’re about:

Battle Tech

Dungeons and Dragons

Dystopian Wars

Heavy Gear



Star Fleet Battles


Warhammer 40,000

Hope you enjoy the site as much as I do.


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