RE: virus: D&D memes

Robin Faichney (
Wed, 2 Jul 1997 09:36:00 +0100

Reed wrote:
>And: consistency is the bugbear of small minds.
>(As you know.)
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>In increasing order of fearsomeness:
>Hill Giant
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>Robin's switch from "Hobgoblin" to "Bugbear" represents
>a common memetic strategy known as <exageration>.
>If I remember correctly it is an approximately threefold
>increase (1+1 to 3+1 HD?) in severity.

Bugger! Didn't think anyone would notice.

What would we call the larger set, that would incl but not
be limited to D&D, and that would incl Bugger?