The Game Of Groans

Discussion in 'Forum-Based Games' started by Mack-In-The-Box, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Jun 13, 2018
    Mack-In-The-Box
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    The rules are simple:

    1. Make Dad jokes.

    That's all!
     
  2. Jun 13, 2018
    Jpzarde
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    Forum-inute there I thought this was going to be a serious thread.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2018
    Mack-In-The-Box
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    The Game of Groans is like the game of thrones, except it's less throne-y, and more groan-y.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2018
    Serri
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    If neither this thread or Game of Thrones are that entertaining, then would you call it Game of Thorns?
     
  5. Jun 14, 2018
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    This thread is so lame it can't even walk properly
     
  6. Jun 14, 2018
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    Of course.
     
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    Aww, don't be mad, or we are going to have to call this thread "Game of Horns".
     
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  8. Jun 15, 2018
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    I tried doing a thread like this before, it died quickly RIP.
     
  9. Jun 15, 2018
    Mack-In-The-Box
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    This one won't die if we all make dad jokes!

    Okay, that sounded really Really dumb. :p
     
  10. Jun 15, 2018
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    Then i will refuse to do so
     
  11. Jun 16, 2018
    Mack-In-The-Box
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    nice thread
     
  13. Jun 16, 2018
    Mack-In-The-Box
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    Thanks Cyber.

    (And great joke.)
     
  14. Jun 17, 2018
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    The protagonist walks into a bar and does nothing.

    In his hands, a script which reads:

    But the protagonist doesn't read from the script. The protagonist declines to protagon.

    The bartender saunters over and prompts: "what'll it be," but the protagonist only turns away.

    The script falls limply from the protagonist's fingers onto the floor.

    Years pass. No one else comes, no one leaves. The bartender looks around at his mostly empty bar and realizes that the setting and characters only exist in service of a punchline which the protagonist's radical act of refusal has indefinitely deferred.

    The bartender pleads: "Please, spare me from this limbo. Get this man a double entendre".

    But he doesn't get it.
     
  15. Jun 17, 2018
    Mack-In-The-Box
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    What...?

    Could you...explain that to me?
     
  16. Jun 17, 2018
    PokeEngineer
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    So, in RPGs, you can refuse to move the story on by not advancing any text box that pops up. If this happens, the world will be on an indefinite loop, until you choose to advance that text box.

    Basically, this is the bartender "double entendre" joke, but takes place in a RPG with a procrastinating protagonist.

    In this situation, the protagonist just drops their script with the joke on it and stands there for years. This symbolizes their refusal to advance the joke in the metaphorical text box, and therefore the story. After years, the bartender gets fed up and pleads them to advance the joke, but they still refuse. This is why the protagonist never gets the double entendre.

    At least, that is what I can gather from this.
     
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  17. Jun 18, 2018
    Mack-In-The-Box
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    Oh, okay, I understand now.

    Funny joke, Enlightened.