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6-15-2008 @ 9:19PM
While I'm not a huge fan of Total Roleplaying, it's not inherently bad. There's surely an argument to be made about that sort of immersion. But I do have a problem with how it usually gets implemented: Humor gets chucked out the window. Pop-culture references get slammed, in particular, as being 'immersion breaking'.This in a universe that has a goblin zeppelin operator named, if I remember correctly, Hin Denburg.Embrace your pop culture referencing! Describe how your Minor Recombobulator restores a person's Dynamic Natural Attunement and thus their shape! Inform a Blood Elf woman that her dancing is dreadful, indeed, downright toxic. Play up the comedy! Warcraft is a comedic fantasy universe that often veers into serious drama. There is no reason why total immersion means forgetting the jokes.
6-16-2008 @ 12:03AM
I love humor in roleplaying! I'd like to do an article about how to RP humorously, but it feels a little pretentious to me: "How to be funny haha." Still, I might just go ahead and write it anyway, because many roleplayers seriously do take things way to seriously.I mean, it's fine that people want to be dramatic and deep and all -- I want those things too -- but there should always be a time and place for the absurd, the silly, and the ironic reference to pop-culture.
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