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Purchasing Desert Dan's snake rattle:
The shopkeeper accepts your 5 silver stars and, with a rueful shake of his head, gives you a chest. Inside the chest, you find a bracelet humming with power and difficulty.

You got an item: Desert Dan's snake rattle (quantity: 1)

That's the same purchase message as the golden knight's bracelet.
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Sanjuro wrote:That's the same purchase message as the golden knight's bracelet.
Sorry about that. I blame wizards!

The correct text is:
The shopkeeper asks if you'd like the package deal with being raised by rattlesnakes and your significant other being kidnapped by a villain who taunts you every step of the way. You decline and just give him the 5 silver stars for the snake rattle itself.
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The description of the Strange Eon Store:
Tucked away in an obscure and stable corner of the timestream, the three proprietors of this store offers their gifts to time travelers of all persuasions.

"the three proprietors"..."offer"

Subjects and verbs agree, this sentence should be correct now.
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There should be a line break between the last paragraph of the Packing Snow description and the "Comes from January 2015 Item of the Month" thingy.

Line broken.
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The snowmagician makes a snowrabbit appear out of its hat, but you've all scene that one.
Was that a pun?

Just an awesome typo.

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From the description of the ancient bitmap:
You're not sure what the scale on this thing in, but ...
"is" ?

using an ancient vacuum tube against a data miner:
He curses colorfully and heads out mine up a new batch.
Is there a "to" missing in there?

using an ancient vacuum tube against a metaprogrammer:
You catch the metaprogrammer in the stream of your vacuum tube, but she escapes through an unclosed parentheses.
"an unclosed parenthesis" as in singular? or "some unclosed parentheses"?

Fixed! Thanks, Sanjuro :)
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Past the spinning shields, you can see a exhaust port about the size of a wharf rat. They'd better close that up before release.
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V.I.L.L.A.I.N. cracked defenses glitch, dumping a core on you for 102 damage.

V.I.L.L.A.I.N.'s ?

EDIT- That really made me want to >rm core :)

Apparently, its grammar was glitched too. Thanks!
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I'm still seeing that typo.

V.I.L.L.A.I.N. damaged defenses glitch, dumping a core on you for 7 damage.

Hmmmm... sorry about that. Probably failed to upload properly. Should be good now?
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You snare the smeet and leave it tangled in the freezing pond. Arctic or no, that'll take a while to get out of.
not?

Typo or not, it's fixed now.

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The arctic smeet's electrical attack
The smeet rubs up against you with it's furry hide, discharging some static electricity.

Drat! Smeeted again.

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From the SCUBF's description-
This Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Frog is ready to breathe anywhere, as long as its underwater.

From one of the SCUBF's ice attacks-
The SCUBF dives into the frigid depths of the pond. You follow it before realizing its trying to freeze you out.

EDIT- The sonic attack by the reign of frogs-
The croak deafening orders at you. They hit you for 256 (sonic) damage.

I was going to say "I think I'm getting better with its and it's" in response to your last one. But now I'm glad I didn't. Also fixed!
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celebrated Calaveras county culottess
maybe pairs of celebrated Calaveras county culottes?

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From the tiny frog crown description-
But it's intended wearers are frog royalty and not the kind of frogs that eat giants.

*Shakes fist at the heavens* Fixed, thanks!
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After defeating the reign of frogs
Actually, heros don't usually do much reigning... so maybe just a nice walk around the park?

heroes

The reign of the typo has ended. Thanks!
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Behind her wall of minions, the mastermind behind this plush army stands carries carrying a Kringle-sized sack of evil toys to terrify a generation of children into submission... or whatever her plan actually is, you're not sure about the details after "army of evil toys." But any plan that starts like that isn't going to end well.
:?:

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The plushes on the ground catch you with a barrage of surface-to-air missile for 58 (fire) damage.
plural?

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Patojonas wrote:
The plushes on the ground catch you with a barrage of surface-to-air missile for 58 (fire) damage.
plural?

Stopped barraging with missile. Thanks!

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From the frusion superstring description-
You'd sure if you figured it out, you'd have solved all the mysteries of the universe, but only because you would have had to already solve them all to understand this.

You're ?

EDIT- and I also found an old one! One of the quark-horned lizard's attacks
The lizard pokes you with it's little quark horns.

Can't blame Kinak for that one!

I'm just glad I'm not alone :D
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I missed this one yesterday (EDIT-and five(!) years ago), one of the quark-horned toad's miss messages
The frusion lizard wants to attack, but it's been in the shade too long and it's blood isn't warmed up yet.

After defeating the Ghost of Frusion Past
With a crackle and jolt, the frused streets return to a calm, soothly black and white. Woo. Well, now Hyde Park will be safe forever.
Or until, with the regularity of the tides, frusion energies floor the park again. Like now.

I'm guessing the "soothly" was deliberate, but that "floor" looks like it should be "flood".

I was going for "soothy" but even made up words are hard sometimes. Thanks!
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I'm still seeing that typo in the quark-horned lizard's miss message.
The frusion lizard wants to attack, but it's been in the shade too long and it's blood isn't warmed up yet.

Fixed II, this time it's fixeder... hopefully.
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Muhandes wrote:you scare it with a rataplan ratatat that sends it scurrying ratty rathole.

Maybe something is missing between "scurrying" and "ratty rathole"? Perhaps "to its"?
Looks like this typo is still around as well.

I think I straight up missed this one the first time. Thanks Hoy and Muhandes!

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Kinak wrote:I think I straight up missed this one the first time. Thanks Hoy and Muhandes!
This was reported over five years ago (when the frusion was still new), so it's not your fault.

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hoyifung04 wrote:
Kinak wrote:I think I straight up missed this one the first time. Thanks Hoy and Muhandes!
This was reported over five years ago (when the frusion was still new), so it's not your fault.
:lol: That makes me feel better.

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Happy April Fools! Here is what showed up in my player profile as my sidekick/companion
Sidekick Imaginary friendand their voices

I saw the same lack of space in other profiles also.

Should be good now, thanks! Happy April Fools!
EDIT-Sidekick Imaginary friend and their imaginary friend's pet cat
Hooray! My imaginary friend and I have an imaginary friend! With a pet cat! :lol:
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One of Digital Daylight Saver's miss messages
He adjusts the time on your workplace's computers by an hour, but update your watch to match
Is supposed to be a "you" in there? Or did the Daylight Saver update our watches?

There was supposed to be a you, thanks!
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this was on the wiki, dunno if it has been fixed
The Daylight Saver backs towards the portal, leaving you to fight his plush replica.

Huh, other than the eyes, they're indistinguishable. Urusla's good at this.

Ursula's also good at that.

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In the new (old?) Auction House-
You currently have X silver star in your inventory.

For at least one value of X>1

Now with the plural-making. Thanks!
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You suck on the dungeon drop. It takes like the inside of a kobold den.
tastes?

Taste the kobolds! Thanks, fixed!

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From the description of the ninja coupon
At first glance, this might be a normal burger join coupon, but...

joint

One of the more obscure database functions, a burger join is... oh, wait. Thanks!
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The ghost crashes. So know you know what happens when you get an afterlife in your screens of death.
now you know?

I know now. Thanks!

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Using the Wicked Curve opening:
Now that you're lobbing arm's warmed up, the tough biker is in trouble.
"your"

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Multi-using unfinished road snacks:
You pop some road snacks and can't stop. They're a little stale but you\'re really full when you're done... 78 HP full.

Those pesky slashies!

The only thing worse than apostrophes! Slashy apostrophes!
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One of the "fists" miss messages:
...you try to go all Billy Jack, but by the time you've slipped off your boots, you opponent has ducked behind some cover. Quit fooling around, you.

"your"

Fixed this in several places. Thanks!
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Multi-using scratched SQUID discs:
You load the discs into your SQUID player. They shows you some cool stuff, then they repeat again. Repeat again. Repeat again.

Typos! I fixes them. Thanks.
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Using a pinched penny against a foe that drops chips (a footpath footpad to be precise):
You pinch the penny so hard, chips fly out. Your opponents chips, to be precise. 125 chips of your opponents chips, to be even more precise.

Those look like they should be the possessive: opponent's

Possessed.
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Hans shows you why his friends call him "the Arcduke."
Hans launches into a long story about why his friends call him "the Arcduke," but you nod off before the end.
should be "the Archduke". and "the Archduke",

That's actually a joke. Hopefully accompanied by electrical damage :)

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Oh, indeed it is, my bad for not noticing ;)

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Patojonas wrote:Oh, indeed it is, my bad for not noticing ;)
No worries!

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From one of the flock of harpies' miss messages:
You make a mental note to thank you teachers next time you see them.
"your"

EDIT: One of the coelophysis's hit messages:
You'd say that the coelophysis is a million year to young to get the drop on you, but it really isn't.
"years too"

One of the upgraded no-frills lizard's miss messages:
The lizard displays its frills, but you know its not actually getting any bigger.
"it's"...*sigh*

Fixed! Thanks! Also, see signature.
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