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Odd turns of phrase...

Post  GM_ODA on Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:04 pm

Many of our 'popular phrases' have equivalents among the locals of Dohral and other locations in the campaign. As an example, where surfacers might say 'as the crow flies' (meaning a fairly straight line) a dwarf might say 'as the crack runs'.
Where we might say "don't get your knickers (short pants) in a twist" citizens of Dohral might say "Don't get your armor all bunched up."

GOT ANY IDEAS FOR IC COLLOQUIALISMS LIKE THESE? ADD THEM TO THIS THREAD!

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Post  Ulrek on Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:27 pm

"Don't put all ye Ore in one Crate" - "don't put all your eggs in one basket" could be a miners term used from hearing of bandits only stealing the big crate known to hold golden ore nuggets
"Yas Born inna Cave shut then bloody Door!" - "what are you born in a barn? shut the door" term used for the same thing as born in a barn but with cave used rather than barn for flavor

and thats all i have for now...
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Post  jamoecw on Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:24 am

110 proof - +5
american dream - elf's garden
brownie point - pixie point
charlie - chim
chinese puzzle - wizard's riddle
davy jones's locker - the nixie's chest
dunkirk spirit - halfling spirit
god knows - kor knows
god's honest truth - Berronar Truesilver's word
i could eat a horse - i could eat a troll
acid test - wizard's scrutiny
above the law - beyond a paladin's reach

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Post  GM_ODA on Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:21 am

WHOOOO! That's the spirit! Keep those fine new alternate phrases rolling in please! We'll be incorporating many of them to NPC convos. BTW, we are in the process of rolling out the new merchants and many new NPCs now that our 'next generation' software is completed. Just wait until you see what we have in store for you (pun intended).

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Post  jamoecw on Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:33 pm

monopoly money - gnomish currency
x factor - ethereal variant
a drop in the bucket - a druid to a city
ace in the hole - loaded contingency

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Re: Odd turns of phrase...

Post  KangTheMad on Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:44 am

Not the sharpest blade in the armory- military expression for being really dumb; ex, "Burt isn't the sharpest blade in the armory, commander."

Stricter than a Paladin- Being uptight and finnicky to a point where it is absurd and unrealistic; ex, "Man, that judge is stricter than a paladin! He fined me four hundred coppers for stealing an apple!"

As sturdy as a dwarf- Very strong, immoveable. Ex, "This gate is as sturdy as a dwarf, not even a battering ram will get through it!" Can also mean reliable and steadfast. Ex, "Don't worry about your gold, Aldrich may seem like a shady character, but his word is as sturdy as a dwarf."

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Re: Odd turns of phrase...

Post  GM_ODA on Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:45 am

OK, after having been PWND by a bunch of NPC Drow one time too many Daht Greelar, Guildmaster of the Pyromagiacs is henceforth refering to Drow as "Pitch-sprites" or "Pitch-faeries", and NOT in a nice way.

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Post  BenevolentDevil on Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:48 pm

As a substitute for general cursing-pg 13 And all that- Brock had his own favorite exclamations.
"Cragnoks" is a personal favorite of his. It can mean something confused him, irritated him, surprised him (not necessarily in a good way)... or even something struck him with awe.
It usually fits the Context of what is going on at the time of saying it.

Another one is "Blood and ashes!"
Usually he blurts This out like we would say like: Crap! , Sh*t! , D*mn! , or "D*mn It!".
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