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Devac  ·  1145 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: When humour games aren't funny

Hah, don't worry. It's a jab at the situation, not being full-on dicks about it ;). Truth be told, if I was a bit less awake when reading I would be almost 100% likely to completely miss that. Having said that, I can help with proof-reading. That's a genuine offer, like others I made. Since English is not my native language I might actually end-up being more meticulous on the job.

Anyway, do you have some questions? I never even know if you get anything from responses you gather from others. I know it takes time, but you rarely if ever leave follow-up questions. That's not a criticism, just a general 'survey' style question.

6d6rpg  ·  1145 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's mostly because I don't have any questions to ask.

In this I would say it is possible to make a game where the intent is humour. It works best when the game is the straight man. It presents an unusual situation, plays it seriously and lets the players be the source of humour, based on extrapolation of ideas.

Devac  ·  1144 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, we might come from different paths here. In my, admittedly short, experience with RPGs it's rather hard and to pull off would need both recognizable and relateable premise while making it capable of twisting reasonable input into absurd (but fitting the setting rules) consequence. Feels much less doable straight from the get-go and fairly possible as something emergent in the setting. Paranoia seems to be the exception rather than the rule.

But in the end, it's about what person in question finds as humorous. Probably the most subjective aspect of personality there could be all things considered. I was not intending to crush your spirit or discourage, but that was my feeling of the situation.

As of lack of questions etc: noted. Sorry, that was not about forcing you to respond but I do prefer dialogue over stating opinion to hang there. Could you give me some tips on making a good points for you to purchase and go on from something, or are you not interested? That's not a judgement, I'm just wondering if there's a way to enable it if you think that's a good idea from your end.

6d6rpg  ·  1144 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm always interested in what others are saying in response to the posts. The best way to get more responses is to ask questions of your own.