[2014-04-29] Cheap laughs?

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[2014-04-29] Cheap laughs?

Postby bdoserror » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:16 pm

This seems like a cheap laugh at a group of geeks' expense, and not a particularly good one. Making fun of D&D players as having no charisma?

Out of character for the normally excellent SMBC.
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Re: [2014-04-29] Cheap laughs?

Postby Lupk » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:14 pm

Sorry, Zach gives no shits, consideration towards nerds don't give him no PC points.
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Re: [2014-04-29] Cheap laughs?

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Re: [2014-04-29] Cheap laughs?

Postby Guest » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:53 am

I thought it was decently funny. Also, considering it's using D&D concepts, I'd say it's semi-laughing with even though it is making fun of players.
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Re: [2014-04-29] Cheap laughs?

Postby Kaharz » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:59 am

bdoserror wrote:This seems like a cheap laugh at a group of geeks' expense, and not a particularly good one. Making fun of D&D players as having no charisma?

Out of character for the normally excellent SMBC.


It might be an age issue. When I was a teenager (late 80s, early 90s) almost all pen and paper gamers were pretty big social outcasts. Even if everyone wasn't totally without charisma, the lack of social interaction with other groups led to some retarded social skills development. I didn't have a healthy social life until I was in my mid-20s and had started going out and interacting in other social setting besides the back of a game store or someone's basement. I would guess with the 'rise' of geek/nerd culture into the mainstream and increased popularity of gaming things have changed somewhat in the last decade or or two.

Anyway, I was one of those people and I was not offended by the comic. I do agree it was cheap and easy joke and didn't really find it very funny because of that.
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Re: [2014-04-29] Cheap laughs?

Postby Liriodendron_fagotti » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:21 pm

I think the bigger joke is that god is a D&D player himself.
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Re: [2014-04-29] Cheap laughs?

Postby genericuser » Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:21 pm

bdoserror wrote:This seems like a cheap laugh at a group of geeks' expense, and not a particularly good one. Making fun of D&D players as having no charisma?

Out of character for the normally excellent SMBC.


Pretty sure its the other way around and is making fun of people with no charisma as being D&D players. As his lack of charisma caused him to be a D&D player, but there is no indication that is the only reason people become D&D players.

Also whats wrong with cheap laughs? Better cheap laughs than no laughs, which is often the case here.
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Re: [2014-04-29] Cheap laughs?

Postby Guest » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:39 pm

Liriodendron_fagotti wrote:I think the bigger joke is that god is a D&D player himself.


Perhaps it's also playing off the concept of God "playing dice with the universe."
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Re: [2014-04-29] Cheap laughs?

Postby Michele-Michel » Fri May 02, 2014 2:08 pm

I completely agree that this is inaccurate.

D&D players are clearly not critically socially stunted as they found enough people to actually get a D&D group together.*

That requires actually talking to people.

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Re: [2014-04-29] Cheap laughs?

Postby lightcwu » Mon May 19, 2014 5:45 pm

As a D&D player I was happy that the other D&D geeks over at the Facebook page convinced Zach to write this one. We're geeks and have a cliché if we can't laugh at it then we need to shut up about making fun of other people, it's okay to look at how people perceive the hobby and laugh at it.
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Re: [2014-04-29] Cheap laughs?

Postby JustSayin » Wed May 21, 2014 6:43 am

You people need to seriously pull the stick out of your ass and have a laugh at a silly joke made using generalizations. You have all failed your "not an oversensitive douche" rolls.
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Re: [2014-04-29] Cheap laughs?

Postby D&D » Wed May 21, 2014 2:02 pm

You people need at the Facebook page convinced Zach to seriously pull the stick out of your "playing dice with the universe." I was ass and have a laugh at a silly joke made using generalizations. You have all failed your "not an oversensitive douche" rolls.

As how people perceive the hobby geeks over to write this one. We're geeks they found enough people and have a cliché if we can't laugh at it then we need to shut up about making fun of other people, it's okay to look at a D&D player and laugh at it.

I completely agree actually talking to people.

D&D players are clearly happy that the other D&D not critically socially stunted as to actually get a group together.

That requires that this is inaccurate.



Perhaps it's also playing off the concept of God
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Re: [2014-04-29] Cheap laughs?

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Wed May 21, 2014 2:18 pm

D&D wrote:You people need at the Facebook page convinced Zach to seriously pull the stick out of your "playing dice with the universe." I was ass and have a laugh at a silly joke made using generalizations.


This is what I imagine reading James Joyce is like.
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Re: [2014-04-29] Cheap laughs?

Postby Apocalyptus » Wed May 21, 2014 2:27 pm

It is scarily accurate.
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Re: [2014-04-29] Cheap laughs?

Postby DonRetrasado » Wed May 21, 2014 4:28 pm

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