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In character jokes.

Postby Midgard DM » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:54 pm

Lets think of some:

How does an Utgardian know he is behind enemy lines? He is walking on a road.
What is green and red and makes you laugh? A burning orc.


Make sure they would be funny for characters(!), not necessarily for players. Most will also be funny for players and that is a nice bonus.

Also keep in mind that Heimr doesn't have the social conventions we tend to have. Jokes can be as racist, vile and vulgar as you like and can target Cultures, Races, Religions, etc.
When you see the word "realism" in any Heimr discussion, please substitute "internal consistency of imagined world such that it abides by its own laws both implied and explicit, including laws such as 'elves exist' and 'magic works.'"
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Re: In character jokes.

Postby Midgard DM » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:10 pm

Why do Undain's have big noses?
Air is free.
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Re: In character jokes.

Postby Copperarm » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:04 am

Hoe maak je een Midgardian/Elf etc. blauw?

Lang genoeg zijn strot dichtknijpen.
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Re: In character jokes.

Postby blazingeclipse » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:43 pm

Geef een trol een vis, en hij heeft een dag te eten.
Leer een trol hoe ie moet vissen en hij zit de hele dag in een bootje bier te drinken.
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Re: In character jokes.

Postby Copperarm » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:48 pm

Haha! Die maakte mij hardop aan het lachen!
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Re: In character jokes.

Postby Bas W » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:37 am

Wie is de godin van alle ongestelde merfolk?
Ja nu nie!
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Re: In character jokes.

Postby Midgard DM » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:29 pm

Making up jokes for Heimr is hard. Here is one of the reasons:

Jokes about stereotypes (all people for Belgium are stupid, All priests are pedophiles, etc.) are funny because we know in our hearts the stereotypes aren't true.

However we cannot say the same about the Heimr races... the stereotypical image we have of an orc... is probably actually true.

- How do you get an orc into a bar? Tell him there is a brawl.
Tries to play on the fact that "all orcs love a good fight" but it is not really that funny because it's probably true!

You have to find some work around/extra layer:

- How do you get an orc out of a bar? Tell him the brawl spilled to the street.
The extra layer being ofcourse that "the orc is never really in the bar to drink. He is just there for the fight." This takes their lust for a good fight to the extreme, which makes it more funny; the stereotype isn't true: Some/most orcs do enjoy drinking, even without the fighting.

Some more examples:
Races:
- How do you kill a Shanata? Cheat with chess.

- Where will the last Slemmering live? Where not?

- How do you get an Elf to stop enjoying? Forget the bard, the prostitute, the wine fountain or the intense hour long tickling session.

- How do you get a Fae to stop enjoying? Kill the bard. Load the wine fountain with vinegar, tickle with knifes and tell him the prostitute used to be a man.

- How do you get rid of a gnome? Steal his book and write an ending.

Religion:
- Why is Talor mad? She could get pregnant while standing, after all.

- Why is Ranimsul hiding? Somebody yelled "Boeh!" two months ago.

- Why is the Sin priest yelling about the relative taste of odours, naked, crawling up a hill, covered in Satyr urine, followed by a flock of gees, and trying to tell the time by wrestling one of them? I don't remember man, RustlePollen are one hell of a drug.


Take the stereotype and take it to the extreme, otherwise it might be to close to the truth and thus not funny enough.
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