It is strange how certain traditions evolve in our DDO play. For instance, when running in the Subterrane, whenever a monster drops a planar shard, someone in our group will say “candy bag”. I imagine that was originally just to let everyone know about the drop, and it still serves that purpose, but still.
Similarly, when Mysterious Remnants were introduced, I would call them out when one appeared, and then follow that with how many remnants I received. Now everyone in our group generally does this. “Remnant!” by whomever sees it first, followed by a chorus of numbers “2” “3” “64” or whatever.
A Potion of Wonder? “I wonder what it does” which for a couple of us is generally followed by actually drinking the potion. Not everyone is a wonderdrinker though, and even those of us who partake don’t always do so. There are times when it would be just too inconvenient to explode or turn into a bladestorm or whatnot.
Anyway. There is one “tradition” that I’ve never shared over the mic. When I get a Ruddy Fungus, for some reason, it brings something out in me and I absolutely must repeat “ruddy fungus” in my very best terrible Scottish accent. Except I don’t actually have the ability to do a Scottish accent. It must sound horrible. I’m not a self-conscious person – I’m totally willing to do my awful robot voice over the mic. I sing (badly) and tell (really lame) jokes – but my faux Scottish is so bad that I choose to keep it to myself.
Except for my wife of course, she sits right next to me, and gets the full glory of whatever randomness happens to trip out of my brain and wind up in my mouth. Even my terrible Scottish.
“Rrrrrruddy FUN-gus”, I say, rolling the R like a wheel in a hamster cage, drawing it out as long as I can. R-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-uddy FUN-gus. Definitely more Fat Bastard than Sean Connery. Not even that good. But it’s so fun to say!
And then last week I heard my Gamer Girl say it. “RRRRRRuddy FUNgus”! I died. I really did. Completely died, right there on the spot.
RRRRRrrruddy FUNgus! Every bit as badly accented as my own version. She only did it the one time, but still, she totally did it. RRRRrrruddy FUNgus.
Maybe I should share it with the group see what happens after all.
🙂 😀 🙂