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- Advice for the Evil Overlord:
- I will not include a self-destruct mechanism unless absolutely necessary. If it is necessary, it will not be a large red button labeled "Danger: Do Not Push". The big red button marked "Do Not Push" will instead trigger a spray of bullets on anyone stupid enough to disregard it. Similarly, the ON/OFF switch will not clearly be labeled as such.
- Advice for the Starship Captain:
- I will design redundancy into all ship systems, so that the loss of one component will not cripple the entire vessel.
- Advice for the Bad Auxiliary Character (Evil Cult Member):
- Register the copyrights on your chants, so you'll have a leg up when some long-haired, dope-smoking, maggot-infested rock group plagiarizes them for a fast buck.
- Advice for the Good Auxiliary Character (Good Guy's Sidekick):
- If the Hero is fated to slay certain entities, the Evil Overlord in particular, this means that I will not slay them, and I should avoid trying.
- Further Evil (Advice on Ultimate Weapons/Spells):
- I will not use area-effect, mind-altering spells as a long-term solution to civil unrest, because (a.) They wear off, or the subjects gain or breed immunity, and the population I made to love me will inevitably hate me; and (b.) Outsiders not susceptible to the initial spell will quickly become suspicious, and try to Do Something about my subjects' mindless happiness.
Murphy's Laws of Combat:
- If the enemy is in range, so are you.
- If your attack is going really well, it's an ambush.
- If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
- It is physically impossible to carry too much ammo.
- Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last and don't ever volunteer to do anything.
- If you are forward of your position, your artillery will fall short.
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