Rocks Fall, Everybody Dies

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In RPGs, rocks fall, everyone dies is what happens when the GM is annoyed enough that s/he kills off the entire party. The phrase is also used to describe events in other media, such as when a writer ends a series by killing off everyone in it, as in the final book of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.

This phrase has been appropriated among many fans to describe a sadistic impulse derived from frustration. Although it is most commonly applied to fictional characters, the phrase is also applied to people (none of whom, obviously, any one fan has the power to kill en masse).


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