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Hyarion
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All good drama/action/thrillers make good use of lighter elements to help relieve tension before building it back up, good writers do the same thing. One of the things that makes Warhammer so delightful is that it includes those bits of whimsy and doesn't take itself too seriously. What are some things you folks include in your games?

I like to include:
IHHOP: The Imperial Halfling House of Pies, a chain of halfling pie vendors. Players can usually find one in almost every city.

Players buying rations can find tins of Spiced Pork And Mutton.
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Knight of the Lady
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Grail pilgrims as a kind of fotball fan clubs for their chosen grail knights, complete with hooligan behavior and rivalries with other bands of grail pilgrims

And once our group, I wasn't the GM, went to Würtbad in Stirland to spend an evening watching "Stirland Pro Wrestling" games. Pretty fun session. :)
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Orin J.
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any use of the "gossip" skill results in learning at least eight new pieces of information. that some of them are "th' pigs in ol' von bruner's lands are secretly beastmen 'n formenting revolt, that's why his farms is able to grow 'em so big" and "the elves in the city are royal spies, no normal person could be clean- even an elf person!" is to be expected and up to the player to discern what's nonsense and what's useful.

(both of these hints were the actual relavent ones when i actually used 'em)
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Hyarion wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:16 pm
All good drama/action/thrillers make good use of lighter elements to help relieve tension before building it back up, good writers do the same thing. One of the things that makes Warhammer so delightful is that it includes those bits of whimsy and doesn't take itself too seriously. What are some things you folks include in your games?
In my game the biggest private financial entity in the Empire is the Lehman Brüder Bank, operating through numerous branches in all cities and major towns, famous for its reliability.
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Hyarion
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Nice ones, KnightOfTheLady, Orin, and Hallucyon. Which reminds me, if the players ever need a lawyer, there's always the Law Offices of Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe.
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Braddoc
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I'm stealing that Grail Pilgrim Hooligan idea; perfect for that tourney happening in Bogenhafen during the Harverst Festival (aka the Schaffenfest from EiS). Even if there's some 'fun' events planned for that Festival, what with Stevesdores filling in for the Watch, and the local 'hillbilly' family always causing trouble, it's gonna be intresting, or worse case, it'll end up with gunshots, deaths, and lots of chases.

Also, Terrible Thingrim's Torture Trove; not open to the public, no sign, but still well known with the Templars of Sigmar and for those who know of him.
Iltherion
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Since Warhammer takes some inspiration from Monty Python already, maybe there can be a theater where the local orchestra is performing a new symphony by Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern Splendenschlitter Krasskrembonfrieddigger Dingle Dangle Dongle Dungle Burstein von Knackerthrasher Apfelbanger Horowitz Tikolensik Granderknotty Spelltinkel Grandlich Grumblemeyer Spelterwasser Kurstlich Himble Eisenbahnwagen Gutenabend Bitteeine Middenheimer Bratwurstle Gersputen mit Zweimach Luberhundsfut Gumberaber Schonendanker Kalbsfleisch Mittleracher von Hautkopf of Nuln.

And there is some enchantment on the guy that compels everyone who starts speaking or writing or printing his name to finish. Flyers advertising said musical performance are about ten times longer than usual...
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totsuzenheni
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Iltherion
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Ok, I'll bite.

Johann Gambolputty, something, something, Nuremburger Bratwurstle, yada yada yada, of Ulm.
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Orin J.
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here now, you mean John Gableputty de Vonnasfern splendid shitter crabs-on-fried-cabbage dingdingdong Burstien von knickers-slasher apple turnover Hierowitz tikity-tick Ganderknotty Spittinkel Grandlich Gossemongler Speterweissen Himmel Estibon working Gottenbuad Kick-his-knee Middenheimer Brutwurstle Gerptien Zippity Lumberbhurger Scholgenheimer Kalpsbach von Hautkopf of Nuln, don't you?
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Hyarion
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No, I think he meant Johann Gambolspackle de von Osfelt Splendenschlitter Krasskrembonfrieddigger Dingle Dongle Dangle Dungle Barstein von Knackerthrasher Apfelbanger Horowitz Tikolensist Grandestknotty Spelltinkel Grandlich Grumblemeyer Spelterwasser Kurstlich Hamble Autobahnwagen Gutenabend Bitteeine Middenheimer Andouille Gersputen mit Zweimach Luberhundsfut Gumberaber Schonendanker Kalbsfleisch Mittleracher von Hatkopft of Nuln.
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Braddoc
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As long as it's not that Hochlander playright with his love for Moose..
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Morgenstadt Halbmond.
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