Talk:Ghetto Ritual (4e Ritual)
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I'm sorry, what?
"for example you can make a megaphone out of a squirrel some tape and a meagaphone" I'm no 4e expert, but this needs work. --Badger 05:03, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
- I think this idea has good potential. However, to be funnier, it should have more text to it, such as other examples of things a character could create. It could even be expanded to making duct tape armor and weapons, or implementing duct tape into your class powers and abilities. (By the way, do you wonder if the author of this article may have been inspired by Red/Green?)--Obake 13:12, 1 September 2011 (MST)
- I agree completely. Anything that wants to call itself "April Fools", in my opinion, needs to be more fluffy than anything else on the wiki. Beyond that, it needs more than just one joke. If someone were to adopt and fix up this ritual, I'd say it should include a little story about a wizard running through a ghetto picking up random things to make something. Then we can pull out the squirrel/megaphone line, and then maybe even include a table about funny things that could be made; eg. A blender can be made by combining a trash can, a halfing, two daggers, and a swarm of bees. I have no idea what Red/Green is, so I can't speak to that. --Badger 13:34, 1 September 2011 (MDT)
- I dunno, I'm still a fan of short and sweet. Expand it and you run the risk of creating a laundry list of mediocre things that IPs come around randomly to add onto (mediocre-ly). The idea of a ritual that allows you to jury-rig things together isn't really all that funny to me. I mean you can put halflings in a garbage can to get a blender or duct tape 30 repeating crossbows together to make a gattling gun, but those things are more creative than they are funny, and if you are going to go ahead at make an entire ruleset you might as well balance it and take away the April Fools category and be done with it. But that's the beauty of the megaphone line; the joke is no longer the ritual itself, but the (ironic? sarcastic? slapstick?) application of the ritual. The fact that it makes no sense IS the joke.
- As for Red/Green, it's an old show on PBS about a Canadian guy, and he had a segment on every show (called Handyman Corner) where he would duct tape things together (usually involving his van in some way) to make a contraption that didn't quite work. Like on time he attached a cement mixer and some rain gutter to the top of his van, then put some cables through the windows to control the direction of the gutters; thereby making a cement truck. Of course, it all went awry. JazzMan 09:27, 2 September 2011 (MDT)
- What if we could get a picture? There's gotta be something more than a single line for this joke. A picture could make it hilarious, I think... --Badger 12:46, 2 September 2011 (MDT)
- I'm just excited that someone else watches Red Green. The picture of his steamboat (a van, on a bunch of pallets, with a old revolving glass door being the paddlewheel) would probably be a good example of this. 13:46, 4 September 2011 (MDT)
The "duck tape+squirrel+megaphone=megaphone" equation comes from an ancient tale of great legendary legend...the old disney channel show Dave the Barbarian...here's a picture: --AlastorSheeld (talk) 23:03, 21 February 2013 (MST)