Cardians: Rural takes place in a very morally grey setting, where the right thing is not always so clear cut, and psychological trauma and mortal threats abound. That doesn't mean that the Players, or even their Characters, can't have moments of light relief.
- The long-running joke of likening each Player Character, and even some of the Non-Player Characters, to being various types of "dad". Including Natalie Cole.
- The "Quotes" document made by the Players to keep track of one another's particularly humourous lines or moments, be they in or out of session. including the Game Master.
- Even if you don't know the context of the quotes, they can still be funny. Hell, they can be funny and nonsensical even if you '''do''' know the context.
- One of the Players selected tweets made by Twitter user "dril", and likened them to the Cardians of Cardians: Rural, the humour here being that you can easily imagine each character either thinking or saying the tweet, and it will fit perfectly. TBA
- The entire segment concerning filing, entitled "The Dewey Seximal System" by the Players, '''and the Game Master''', partway through the third part of the first team mission. It has to be listened to, and watched due to the contributions from the on-screen chat, to be believed. It does continue for some time, so be warned.
G.M. Cino-checker: Um... he gets... he gets it up for you... and slides it across the desk—Player The-Land-Shark: Oh-hoh, he gets it up for you, does he?
- At one point, the group regains composure, and tries to get back on track, when this happens:
- At the conclusion of one session, the G.M. declared that she had one last bit of music to play, and a promise to fulfill to a certain Player, now that the time was right. Cue "X Gon Give It To Ya" by DMX playing in the background. The Player in question, Tomoe's Player, freaks out thusly:Player Dark-Ventuis: Oh ma gad! Oh ma gad it's here! It's here ma boys! We about to go to the sun!
- The context for this? The G.M. promised him she would play it to signal that the next session would be the finale.
- Due to repeated failures in Academics rolls, Tomoe appears, at least in universe, to be very book-dumb. Even the Players hypothesize that Tomoe is actually illiterate, as to explain why he keeps failing to read books.
- An example that combines more of the Player input would be when Henderson's Player and the G.M., who was at the time playing Aubry, accidentally started speaking over one another, while the characters were in the middle of a small dispute. This translated out to a line that was both funny and a mass Oh, Crap! for the Players, particularly from Henderson's:Aubry: ...Are you interrupting me?
- After being detained by two private detectives for his proximity to a newly-discovered dead body, Sal decided he did not like them... so out of spite, he peed on the bunk in the cell!
- This zinger from Nat, in the mall encounter with Dagmar:Dagmar: You're not very quiet.Nat: Well neither is your make-up, but who's counting?
- This gem from part one of the finale, when Chaney reveals that she'd visited and covered for the Matriarch, her and Aubry's horrifically mutated adoptive mother out of fear that the team would hurt or kill her:Sal: Your mom is a fucking blender.
- The Running Gag of Chaney stealing or borrowing or using people's phones for the sole purpose of playing Bejeweled. She has the high score on everybody's phone.