I need to bully Tieflings in the campaign I'm running. The country the players are in discriminates against them, seeing those goat-eyes as remnants of shame from moments of passion. I need slurs.
Need to bully Tieflings
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A lazy slur is a one off insult or superficial observation. A good slur, one that is maximally upsetting and therefore favored, is a reminder of some past humiliation or trauma.
It may also help to think about why Tieflings are discriminated against, and by whom. Is this some sort of multicultural society? Simple prejudices based on superstition or old wives tales don't carry the same weight as real group hate based in some version of the truth. Maybe they hurt children, or some of them do. If PC races are treated more or less like different versions of real-life human rather than totally different species, maybe emphasize the fact that they are missing something important at the very core of their being which makes them inherently worthy of contempt or existential disregard.
A lot of this will depend on the specifics of your world. Combine all that together and now you've got a slur.
Not that long ago there were Tiefling pogroms, after rumors about how they were killing children really got out of control. There was some truth to it, a patron with large influence demanded sacrifice of human children, and even though only a tiny minority of them were connected, it left a bad taste in people's mouths. Then an important family's child turned up missing and then dead -- in truth, a botched ransom, but Tieflings were blamed. People had enough. They burned Tiefling mothers alive in a huge clay pit to atone for the sins their offspring committed.
That's why they're called oven babies. Calling them that reminds them of what happened maybe 10 years ago, how their mothers got roasted, and how maybe the same thing deserves to happen to them. Nobody trusts them, people just wish they were gone at best, or slaughtered at worst. Tiefling dumb enough to hang around in places they aren't welcome get made example of, sometimes killed.
>high IQ racism
OP truly doesn't deserve a response this good.
>The country the players are in discriminates against them, seeing those goat-eyes as remnants of shame from moments of passion. I need slurs.
No anon, what you need is to stop treating them as people completely.
They are not allowed in shops.
They are not allowed in Taverns. ("We dont serve their kind here")
They are not allowed to enter certain parts of the city (maybe there are Tiefling-only ghettos or shantytowns outside the citywalls)
If addressed by a Tiefling NPCs will ignore them and defer to the closest non-tiefling PC as if being talked to by a Hellspawn by itself was something demeaning.
Certain Towns might require you to chain up or restrain your tiefling before your party is allowed to enter.
Treat they party as if there is people they encounter think there something wrong with them for walking around with a Tiefling among them.
Slurs just like any mean words by default are superficial. Unless you have a thin skin or are already unhinged they are weaksauce.
The real trick is to make every interaction humiliating through gestures or the casualty of your disdain for someone like someone is so far below your station that even spending time on being species-ist to him is below you.
t. professional racist
You're a bastard. Your entire race is bastards. You're not allowed to own property because you'd have to sign your full name, and you don't have one because you're a bastard and also you are going to Hell.
You know all suicides are damned, but then, so are all bastards, so you should just have a nice day now, it's all going to end the same way.
Your mother damned herself by having you. She is literally going to suffer forever because of you lol. That's justice because only whores fuck demons.
Do you know what hell is like? Oh no wait you'd have to have talked to your father to know that.
Does it ever bother you that whenever anyone sees you they're reminded that evil is objectively real?
You're never going to know love, because if you ever do, you'll damn whoever you end up with.
Your soul is the color of human shit, and it's probably the least ugly part of you.
Your death will remove more evil from this world than anything you could possibly do in your lifetime.
Bro your mom fucked a Glabrezu lol have you seen those things? Did you ever ask her how that went? Like was she a circus performer or something?
>Fantasy 4chan shitposting
Unsurprisingly, /tg/ really sucks at bullying.
They are hellspawn. They literally were spawned by hell. There's no need for slurs when a literal description of your species is a reminder that your very existence is an abomination, that if the world were truly good you would have never existed. You are a stain on the fabric of society, an impediment to morality given form. I wouldn't bother trying to insult you, to think of some creative derogatory name, because even the people who I despise on a cultural or racial level are still people. You're just a soulless husk, and even to call you a freak or a degenerate is too much credit. Referring to you as scum would be a compliment. You're not some poor tortured soul, a misunderstood loner, a bastard seeking to redeem themselves.
You're a mistake. You're the worst decision your parent ever could have made.
Tail for brains.
"Unloveables (from demons)"
The problem with fictional slurs is that all of the best slurs in real life are based in history and make absolutely no sense without knowing the history.
And even if you do explain the history, it's still not going to be properly biting because your players haven't actually lived in that world.
white liberal detected
Anyway, people should just refer to tieflings as fiends, 'fiend' means much more in this world than it does in our, it's an utterly horrible (and in this case ontologically correct) thing to call an intelligent humanoid.
This guy knows what hurts. Reminding someone they are the bastard spawn of a cold, distant servant of Asmodeus who probably did nothing but torture and humiliate them IF they were around at all… that stings way deeper than pointing at some horns.
Just make laws like killing humans murder, dwarves is 50% off discount to the fine, killing elves or half-elves is technically not murder, while there a incentives to gangraping tieflings.
what do tieflings eat? the best slurs involve food.
Tieflings eat normal human food, but prefer meat, and enjoy it as rare as possible. They readily consume bone, gristle, marrow, blubber, and blood. Tieflings have been known to drink mixtures of broth, oil, and sulfur. They can survive on unusual food, even ash, and can subsist on coal or inorganic rock for a time.
Pathfinder Tieflings can have a trait that makes them eat and gain nourishment from ash, cinders, dust, and sand.
fucking ashers been lurking around my town lately, bet they're looking to steal everyone's charcoal for dinner so they don't have to get a job
I always got a kick out of "handle-head"
I imagine Travis and Laura have the kikiest sex ever, He grabs her ears and fucks her throat like Fjord would fuck Jester, BY THE HORNS!
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>I am a retard harping at memes, being mad at things going in my head
Racism goes well beyond simple slurs. You've gotta have them genuinely feel unsafe. Have people well trusted in the community follow them and harass them. Have people spit in their food. Have any tavern that doesn't outright refuse them cover any room they are I'm with horse shit and when asked about it they'll just say. "Why are you mad? I was just trying to make it more like where you were born?". You could even go as far as having people who hire them scam the fuck out of them and give what reward they should have gotten to someone else in a way that if they try to get it back they'll become even more of a pariah or get in trouble with the law. You could also do a race traitor thing for the non tieflings in the party
That’s honestly just bordering on cartoonishly antagonistic. Nobody irl over the age of 16 tries this hard.
Yeah the shit thing was. The point is just that if it's in words then it'll be quite a bit superficial when compared things like lynchings or separate drinking fountains
>I need to bully Tieflings in the campaign I'm running. The country the players are in discriminates against them, seeing those goat-eyes as remnants of shame from moments of passion. I need slurs.
Bro they are literally part demon. Forget namecalling, they should be getting lynched.
Fuck I miss 3e where these snowflakey add-on non-core races had to hide under a hood and pretend to be humans instead of people just going "part demon, its okay I am tolerant of all demonic anscestries"
Think of ways to bully a minotaur that's a whimpy gay who skipped leg day.
Don't be teefy.
>Hey, horns! We don't like yer kind around 'ere!
>I have 18 CHA and Expertise in Diplomacy, oh look I rolled a 30+ so get on your knees and kiss my hooves
How can you bully a charismatic race? They say words and then you become friends with them.
>I rolled dice! You have to let me do it!
If 5e players were a race I’d just insult them by telling them to kill themselves
I highly recommend checking out the Second Apocalypse. In that setting, all sorcerers are damned: Hell is an objective place, and learning magic means you WILL go there, and you WILL be violated by demons forever.
The way people react to them is really interesting, there's always a degree of revulsion (Especially since they have an actual halo of damnation around them, called 'the Mark', which makes people physically ill).
There's a scene where a tough old general and his sorcerer buddy at are a campfire, and the sorcerer demonstrates his magic. The general stands up and says - "Akka, you know I can't stand it when I see you do this shit around me. Do you have to mock everything good and holy with your magic?"
And Achaiman just says - "But this is all I am. It's all I can be."
Tieflings are similarly all damned, they're hellspawn. People will never, ever get over that, just being around them is a constant reminder of it.
>it's a fantasy slurs thread
I can't take any of these made up insults seriously.
All insults are made up.
Don't try to build a fantasy slur out of existing words, that'll come across as schlocky and tepid. Instead, pick something that sounds like it could be a real slur - short, sharp, usually guttural.
Skut. Dreg. Spink. Skwum. Grot. Trog. Gutter. Punt.
Show through roleplay that it's intensely offensive and if you must, justify it in post with something like "Skut is the word for Orphan or an unwanted thing in Infernal."