#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33631 posts) - - Show Bio

Lord of the Rings, Dungeon Siege, WItcher, Warcraft! Why are they all Scottish?

#2 Posted by Chronus (1115 posts) - - Show Bio

They're Dwarven, not Scottish.

#3 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

They're Dwarven dude :P

#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33631 posts) - - Show Bio
@Chronus@Glitch_Spawn: I'm talking about the accent 
#5 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

Truthfully I don't know. I know they're obviously going to be stereo typed as such because they're from Celtic and German mythology or something of the sort.

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33631 posts) - - Show Bio
@Glitch_Spawn: Sure but so are Elves and I don't think I'v ever heard an Elf with a Scottish accent 
#7 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Glitch_Spawn: Sure but so are Elves and I don't think I'v ever heard an Elf with a Scottish accent

You do have access to the internet and/or books. Do you not? :P

#8 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33631 posts) - - Show Bio
@Glitch_Spawn said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Glitch_Spawn: Sure but so are Elves and I don't think I'v ever heard an Elf with a Scottish accent

You do have access to the internet and/or books. Do you not? :P

yep, still nothing 
#9 Posted by Crimsonlord53 (1334 posts) - - Show Bio

Coal.

iirc there is or was huge deposit's of coal in scotland/northern england which lead to the scots having a mining tradition. Could be the iron working and shipbuilding the scots did during the industrial revoultion.

I could be wrong the welsh are also knowing for there miners.

#10 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

@Crimsonlord53 said:

Coal.

iirc there is or was huge deposit's of coal in scotland/northern england which lead to the scots having a mining tradition. Could be the iron working and shipbuilding the scots did during the industrial revoultion.

I could be wrong the welsh are also knowing for there miners.

This actually makes a lot of sense. Kudos.

#11 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33631 posts) - - Show Bio
@Crimsonlord53: Hm I don't know if we are known as miners that much, that's more of a Welsh thing 
#12 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29505 posts) - - Show Bio

Because Scots are short-tempered.

#13 Posted by Crimsonlord53 (1334 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Crimsonlord53: Hm I don't know if we are known as miners that much, that's more of a Welsh thing

See in my part of the world it's scot's who did the mining in the atlantic provinces. Which is a big part of the identity out east.

#14 Posted by JohnnyWalker (821 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

Because Scots are short-tempered.

and alcoholics.

#15 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33631 posts) - - Show Bio
@JohnnyWalker said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

Because Scots are short-tempered.

and alcoholics.

Um no
#16 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4742 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jonny_Anonymous said:
@JohnnyWalker said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

Because Scots are short-tempered.

and alcoholics.

Um no
Don't believe their lies. They only sound surly, but that's because the world stole curling from them.
#17 Posted by umbrafeline (5300 posts) - - Show Bio

@sesquipedalophobe said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:
@JohnnyWalker said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

Because Scots are short-tempered.

and alcoholics.

Um no
Don't believe their lies. They only sound surly, but that's because the world stole curling from them.

and golf

#18 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4742 posts) - - Show Bio
@umbrafeline: Pshaw. Everyone knows golf is just the commercial between the Swiffer Show and Snuggle Bear's fight against wrinkles.
#19 Posted by umbrafeline (5300 posts) - - Show Bio

@sesquipedalophobe: lol

#20 Posted by rorschachsjournal (5 posts) - - Show Bio

AAAAaaand, just what i expected, why is it that being racist to scots, englishmen, irishmen,welshmen is not considered racist? its like theres an exception for us, and as a scot,ima go and agree with the mining stereotype thing

#21 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4742 posts) - - Show Bio
@rorschachsjournal: It falls under "nationalist."
#22 Edited by Sobe Cin (599 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: Well if you basing most of this off of Gimli, then you should look at the actor John Rhys-Davies (Who grew up in England, Wales and Africa). Not much scottish there.

However I have noticed that when we run Dwarves in Role playing adventures (Pathfinder) most of them come with scottish accents, or at least as close as we can get here in the midwest.

And to be honest the scottish accent sounds sexy, so that's probably a plus for burly dwarf.

#23 Posted by nickthedevil (12838 posts) - - Show Bio

I just came for the lulz

#24 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33631 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sobe Cin said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: Well if you basing most of this off of Gimli, then you should look at the actor John Rhys-Davies (Who grew up in England, Wales and Africa). Not much scottish there.

However I have noticed that when we run Dwarves in Role playing adventures (Pathfinder) most of them come with scottish accents, or at least as close as we can get here in the midwest.

And to be honest the scottish accent sounds sexy, so that's probably a plus for burly dwarf.

Not just Gimli but all of the games I listed in the OP
#25 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33631 posts) - - Show Bio
@sesquipedalophobe said:
@rorschachsjournal: It falls under "nationalist."
not necessarily  
#26 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4742 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jonny_Anonymous: Look, I had a dream my father came to me and gave me all the answers of the universe. Then he died and took the universe with him.
#27 Posted by rorschachsjournal (5 posts) - - Show Bio

...o... kay