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Out of the Suitcase #30: A few jokes at Glorantha’s expense

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 10th Feb 2022

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.

The back side of the Jan/Feb 1981 Chaosium order form included a few Gloranthan themed jokes. I don’t think these were ever published elsewhere. Fortunately, they are as corny now as they were 40 years ago.

NOTE: I have no clue why the first joke is circled in red. Also, I did clean up a few of the typos and such. These jokes are going to be included in a sidebar of boxed text in the forthcoming third edition of the Meints Index to Glorantha (MiG3), because that's how I roll. Anyway, on to the jokes.

  • How many Gbaji worshippers does it take to screw in a light bulb? — None... they provide their own illumination!
  • How many Morokanth does it take to screw in a light bulb? — Four... One to call a human slave for the job, and three to feel guilty about not being able to do it themselves.
  • How many dwarves does it take to screw in a light bulb? — Three... One to screw in the bulb, and two to forge the new titanium-steel, folding, reinforced, collapsible foot ladder over the old wooden ladder.
  • How many ducks does it take to screw in a light bulb? — Two. (accompany with a picture of two ducks in bed together inside a rather large light bulb)
  • How many vampires does it take to screw in a light bulb? — None... They LIKE it in the dark.
  • What about screwing in a light bulb in the presence of a Troll High Priestess of Kyger Litor? — No problem... You still have one hand left to unscrew the bulb again.
  • How many treacherous Yelmalions does it take to screw in a light bulb? — Two... One to screw in the light bulb, and one to pull the ladder out from under him.
  • How many Seven Mothers worshippers does it take to screw in a light bulb? — Three... One screws in the bulb and two pass out pamphlets.