Metaverse:Running Jokes

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Breaking the GM - A show with as much chaos as Masters of the Metaverse, streamed live, inevitably slides into anarchy very regularly. After several sessions where C.H.A.T's meddling or the players' insane plans repeatedly broke Chris Ode's composure, chat made a game out of taking bets and counting the number of times the GM (usually Chris) breaks in an episode. Commonly accepted signs that the GM has broken:
--Chris declares himself broken
--Chris stares blankly at a player for several seconds
--Chris takes off his glasses to facepalm
--Chris is drinking, and it's not his anniversary
--Chris's head disappears, probably connecting with the desk

Boating - The oft disparaged skill of boating, first displayed by Richard Gatling in the Kingdom of Yosemite, it became a literal lifesaver when C.H.A.T. decided to flood a town and kill everyone...all to make a joke.

When setting up the stats for the character Richard Gatling, Chris Ode had a few skill points leftover, so he tossed them into boating. The first several sessions saw the team in a midwestern desert town, and Christian Doyle dryly remarked that he didn't think he'd have much use for boating skills. The viewers responded by communally creating a hack attack and causing a flash flood, destroying most of the town infrastructure. Since then, boating has become legendary among metaverse players as a skill you think you'll never need, until suddenly you do.

Chibi-Chan - A large, orange, anthropomorphic rabbit with a propensity for destroying ninja dragon riders and childhood dreams. If you saw the Gamers movies and think it sounds familiar...well, there's a reason for that. The mention of this creature seems to irritate Matt Vancil and Christian of course C.H.A.T. brings it up a lot.

Golden Waffles - To celebrate certain financial milestones in each show (such as breaking even and paying the cast), the cast members honor a randomly selected viewer in chat with a Golden Waffle. The winner chooses a song style and a theme concept (a favorite hobby, for instance), and Chris Ode, Christian Doyle, or Vanessa Postil (depending on who has time) compose the song and perform it on a future show.

Hack Attacks - C.H.A.T.'s favorite ability. The hack attack is when one or more members of the audience raise funds to make a truly insane or derailing event happen in game, which the cast and GM have to roll with. Viewers have agreed that these cannot be used for character deaths or resurrections, but can be used to grant sentience to inanimate objects, concoct strange (if brief) romances, send monsters to attack, flood towns...

Just4U - A boy band spontaneously created by Matt Vancil and Christian Doyle during episode 21. Their number one hit single "Bubblegum, Parachute, Flex, Dab, Vape" is coming soon, possibly even with a music video.

During a session of combat in episode *, Matt declared he would defeat a foe by flying Johnny Legion and his clones up to catch a falling giant piece of chewed gum, stretch it out into a net to capture the monster, then celebrate the moment with a quick flex, dab, and a puff of e-cig--which quickly got shortened to the mnemonic "Bubblegum, Parachute, Flex, Dab, Vape." Christian started joking that it sounded like a cheesy boy band pop song, and...well...

Metapoints - Purchased by chat for the team, a metapoint allows a cast member to move themselves one space up or down on the Avatar/Player spectrum. These are useful in allowing them to have better access to, and therefore better dice to roll for, various skills and abilities.

Rapping - During episode 10, C.H.A.T took the presence of a presidential character as a perfect chance to stage a presidential rap battle with each player representing a different president. It was then we learned that given a few minutes' warning, Matt Vancil is bizarrely good at writing rap lyrics and performing them on the fly. Since then, C.H.A.T. has made a point of making him rap whenever possible, much to his chagrin.

Sapphire - The new leader of Aquamarine's cult/family. When the metapilots joined the Project, Project operatives made sure no one would ever look for them; Aquamarine was furious to discover how easily Sapphire took over her role as cult leader and how easily her followers forgot her. C.H.A.T decided that Sapphire was present in many metaverses, selling a number of Sapphire brand products, and officially sponsoring "The Next American Sentinel".

Seduction - Aquamarine has an uncanny ability to seduce pretty much everything. From guards to chicken golems, no being is too strange or inanimate to resist her charms. Other team members have also tried their hand at seduction with varying results, and viewers have been know to joke that no Metaverse episode is complete without a ruthless or inappropriate seduction.

Swarm Form - Bombshell 3.0 is always in swarm form...seriously, just ask her.

Using Your Attributes - When Sarah, and now Maggie, get nervous or flustered about coming up with an action in combat, they tend to do something called using their attributes. This means that they start listing off the skills and attributes on their character sheets in a search for something that will work in the given situation. It's kind of like trying to guess someone's PIN by randomly inputting numbers.