107 votes
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Program that creates larger versions of itself (quine-variant)

GS2 (8636bd8e), 0 bytes This prints a single newline, which prints two newlines, which prints three newlines, et cetera. Try it online!
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Rube Goldberg Hello World

Foo → gs2 → M → Jelly → Retina → Aeolbonn → Par → Actually → Sprects → sed → Universal Lambda → Lines → /// → m4: 19/13 ≈ 1.4615 points "“GḋÞḊCøẉYỴ⁴ñ<ȯƥ»Ṿ¦ ...
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Generate ;# code

;#+, 61 bytes Outgolfed by Conor O'Brien ;;;;;;;(~;;;;;~-;-)~>:~;;;;(~;;;;;;~-;-)~>~-*((;~<#~):<#-:-*) Try it online! Note that the input has a ...
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52 votes
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Rube Goldberg Hello World

33 languages, 40 bytes, 1.25 points ...
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50 votes
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Chaining Programs

Pyth, 12 p1: l"1 p2: 1 p3: 1 etc.. p1p2p3: ...
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Generate ;# code

;#+, 40 bytes ;;;;;~+++++++>~;~++++:>*(-(;~<#~):<#-*:) Try it online! Input is terminated with a null byte. Explanation The code is split into two ...
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Counting and so on

Python 3, infinity points ...
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Rube Goldberg Hello World

Jolf -> Actually -> Jelly -> Pyth -> Retina -> /// -> Golfscript: 15 / 6 = 2.5 points 5.4 points thanks to Martin Ender. 0.1 points thanks to Cᴏɴᴏʀ O'Bʀɪᴇɴ. Note: both Actually and Jelly have their ...
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Script that outputs a script that prints a given input

pl, 0 bytes Code: Try it online! Explanation: An empty program in pl is simply a cat program, outputting the exact same as the input. In pl, all ASCII characters ...
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29 votes

Peel away the layers - Cops

840,527,321,220,386 layers, safe ...
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Cheating Cyclic Quine

Bash + coreutils, 11 bytes tr xy yx<$0 This prints tr yx xy<$0 Try it online! In turn, that prints ...
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26 votes

Rube Goldberg Hello World

Python -> Batch -> Javascript -> Java -> PHP -> C++ -> Foo -> Brainfuck 31.(142857) points Python ...
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Generate 100 Java Tuple classes

vim 56 54 keystrokes iclass Tuple1 {public Object _0;}<esc>qyYp<C-a>$y2bPr,<C-a>q98@y Since V is backwards compatible, you can Try it online! ...
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Rube Goldberg Hello World

JS -> Cobol -> Python -> IBM 360 BAL 261 bytes/4 languages = 65.25 Points Was aiming to use difficult languages, with more obfuscation. Javascript converts the string from base64 into Cobol, which ...
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Cheating Cyclic Quine

Snails, 0 bytes The second program is 1 The first program counts the number of matches of the empty pattern on the empty input (which really has area 0, but the pattern is always run at least once as ...
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Generate TeX to typeset Sierpinski Triangle Fractal

Python 2, 32 bytes exec"print'x'"+".join('{^_}')"*5 Try it online!
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19 votes
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How divisible are you?

05AB1E, n=13, 189 bytes ...
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18 votes

Code-generator with unique characters

05AB1E, 5-chain: 236 + 29 + 13 + 3 + 1 = 282 bytes ...
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Rube Goldberg Hello World

MATL -> CJam -> 05AB1E -> Golfscript 21/2 18/2 22/3 Thanks for Martin for 3 chars off! '"''Rube Goldberg''"`' executed in MATL gives ...
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17 votes

Script that outputs a script that prints a given input

brainfuck, 56 55 33 bytes 1 byte saved thanks to Gravitron, and 22 bytes saved thanks to Jo King! --[>+<++++++],[[->.<]>+++.--.-<,] Try it ...
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17 votes
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Make a polyglot generator

Backhand, Turtlèd, Gol><>, ><>, Pushy, Wumpus, Fission, Beeswax, Emoji, Emotinomicon, AsciiDots, Cardinal, Befunge-93, Functoid, Alice, Befunge-98, Klein, PingPong, Whispers v1 and ...
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Make a polyglot generator

Python 3, 167 bytes, produces Python 3.0, 3.1, ..., 3.9, 3.10, \${167 \over 11^2}\approx1.38\$ thanks to SuperStormer for refreshing my memory, allowing to add 3.10. ...
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16 votes

Three polyglots, two period-two quines, and one code-golf challenge

JavaScript (ES6) / Python 3, 264 + 258 = 522 bytes Program A: ...
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16 votes

Output a program that outputs a program ... that outputs PPCG

12 languages, 64 bytes Charcoal -> tinylisp -> Python 3 -> /// -> Python 2 -> Perl -> QBasic -> Pip -> V -> Retina -> Pyth -> GolfScript Charcoal ...
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16 votes

Script that outputs a script that prints a given input

Mornington Crescent, 27640 bytes ...
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16 votes

Generate Brainfuck for the numbers 1–255

Perl 6, 224 + 3964 = 5834 4188 bytes ...
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16 votes

Generate Brainfuck for the numbers 1–255

Brainfuck, 77 75 73 + 32894 = 32967 32969 32971 bytes ...
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Help Stack Exchange transpose tables

Python 3.8 (pre-release), 218 bytes ...
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