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    I read it all and have seen the John Wick movies,...

    I read it all and have seen the John Wick movies, but I just was confused by the wording of your post I think.
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    I made that post because when I challenged the...

    I made that post because when I challenged the notion a few pages back, people took pains to explain the thread wasn't about eliminating violence from RPGs or eliminating a certain kind of violence...
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    Different people have different preferences in...

    Different people have different preferences in gaming. The OP indicates he doesn't seem to mind if other people engage in that kind of violence at the table. He just is personally uncomfortable with...
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    Personally I am totally fine with violence in...

    Personally I am totally fine with violence in RPGs and fine with hack N slash style campaigns. I think it depends on what you want though. If I am in a Noir Campaign, I expect more focus on role-play...
  5. No, apologies. EDIT: Just want to draw...

    No, apologies.

    EDIT: Just want to draw attention to the comma (that should probably be a period).
  6. This was the division that existed in the thread...

    This was the division that existed in the thread in question. Not saying it has to be one or the other.
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    Some of those AD&D monsters were brutal and the...

    Some of those AD&D monsters were brutal and the only guideline I remember using was monster HD and eyeballing things like damage output.

    My recollection of AD&D (both 1E and 2E) was it could be...
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    How on earth did we get into bonobos here.

    How on earth did we get into bonobos here.
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    I am no scientist but this seems quite wrong as...

    I am no scientist but this seems quite wrong as well. I mean I did at least minor in philosophy and even there blank slate theory wasn't taken particularly seriously. I don't think celebrims...
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    Agreed about the natural resistance to taking...

    Agreed about the natural resistance to taking human life. My comment was just about the military encouraging slurs
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    This doesn't sound like it is true, or at the...

    This doesn't sound like it is true, or at the very least not true for a very long time (been googling it and can't find much); do you have sources on this? This doesn't match what I've heard from...
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    I am pretty sure when soldiers go to war...

    I am pretty sure when soldiers go to war militaries have to work against a natural aversion to killing other people. This seems like an extreme simplification. Even if you look at a lot of those...
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    Was there a reason for quoting me (just genuinely...

    Was there a reason for quoting me (just genuinely not sure and not sure if you were inviting a reply)
  14. This is interesting. My reaction is the opposite....

    This is interesting. My reaction is the opposite. When the GM is speaking in prose and it feels like I need to wait to weigh in, I feel less connected to my character and the setting.
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    Fair enough, just started a thread.

    Fair enough, just started a thread.
  16. GM DESCRIPTION: NARRATION OR CONVERSATION?

    This comes from a topic in another thread where GM description came up. Some posters saw the GM's role as that of narrator, preferring a style of description that felt like prose from a novel, others...
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    I think it is also just a natural thing that...

    I think it is also just a natural thing that people like to see in their entertainment. Violence isn't unique to RPGs. It exists in movies, books, television and even music. I watch a lot of Kung Fu...
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    Yes, we've been getting sucked into that debate...

    Yes, we've been getting sucked into that debate on the thread. We've also been sucked into debates over the meaning of words. I am not denying that. But I think the central conflict is fundamentally...
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    I do the same thing actually. But this reasoning...

    I do the same thing actually. But this reasoning doesn't make much sense to me. The presentation is the same, you are just interpreting the presentation differently based on a mechanic. However I...
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    Why am I getting warned, I didn't bring the other...

    Why am I getting warned, I didn't bring the other thread up. I was talking about this thread.
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    I assumed it was the reason behind Elfcrushers...

    I assumed it was the reason behind Elfcrushers discomfort. But it was also a fairly throw-away comment on my part. Not something I am hellbent on defending.
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    Yes I read what you wrote.

    Yes I read what you wrote.
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    Also others on the thread brought up this topic...

    Also others on the thread brought up this topic so figured might as well weigh in on that point. Happy to engage you elf, but not going to do so if you continue to speak to me like this. A modicum of...
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    I assumed this was the reason behind the...

    I assumed this was the reason behind the discomfort with violence in RPGs
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    I think a key difference though is the trolley...

    I think a key difference though is the trolley car problem asks students what they would do, RPGs are asking what the character would do. And the reason it matters in the trolley car problem is...
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    I don't disagree. But you are misreading what I...

    I don't disagree. But you are misreading what I am saying. I am saying exactly because what you said is true we should pay more attention to substance than packaging, more attention to a person's...
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    I have seen this. I've played with great GMs who...

    I have seen this. I've played with great GMs who used a lot of awkward phrasing and had trouble describing things on the fly. This is where the players asking questions really helps things. I...
  28. If you are looking at cars as an analogy, I think...

    If you are looking at cars as an analogy, I think basic information on a table so you can compare systems and settings easy (System, Cost, Complexity, Style//Genre, Rating/Ranking (if applicable),...
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    This is my view of it. Not a fan of real world...

    This is my view of it. Not a fan of real world violence but I love action and martial arts movies. Combat in RPGs is cathartic. It isn't against real people or creatures.
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    I played through the caves of chaos a few years...

    I played through the caves of chaos a few years ago and my impression is the presence of the children and women were actually great RP opportunities.
  31. Or I am just not expressing myself well....

    Or I am just not expressing myself well. Sometimes it isn't easy to post responses in these threads. Especially when it is an emotional and controversial subject.
  32. The player interviewed who I was reacting to...

    The player interviewed who I was reacting to never mentioned being a survivor of sexual violence in the interview. It is possible this person is a sexual violence survivor. But I don't think we can...
  33. I am not saying people are whiny babies. And in...

    I am not saying people are whiny babies. And in this particular case I have only a vague description of cries being had by all. I donít know who is a survivor of what in the scenario. But the thing...
  34. I was giving my reaction of an account of the...

    I was giving my reaction of an account of the situation that I had just been pointed to. And that fed into some points about a broader discussion over gaming community issues. All I was saying about...
  35. I think people are mixing up what I am saying...

    I think people are mixing up what I am saying here. I am not saying a rape survivor crying is abnormal. I am saying a group of people crying in that way, together, as half of them are in a position...
  36. Again, this is projection. I am definitely not...

    Again, this is projection. I am definitely not xenophobic or racist. Nor am I misogynistic. Obviously I don't share many of the key ideological assumptions present on this thread. But I am on the...
  37. I am not dead set against human decency and I am...

    I am not dead set against human decency and I am not a troll.
  38. People get mugged and violently assaulted all the...

    People get mugged and violently assaulted all the time too. People are murdered, people have relatives who are close to them murdered. These things feature into games all the time. Someone who was...
  39. You are projecting all kinds of things onto my...

    You are projecting all kinds of things onto my posts. I haven't attacked you at all. You've been very rude to me most of this thread, because we disagree over how best to handle an incident in the...
  40. I am just participating in a discussion. I am not...

    I am just participating in a discussion. I am not trying to make myself the focus.
  41. That is not what I said. I said that the reaction...

    That is not what I said. I said that the reaction which involved other people (and by the player's account it seemed the people handing the situation at the convention) was odd. I can totally...
  42. I have to head out but I want to respond to this...

    I have to head out but I want to respond to this before I do. It can be very difficult in a thread like this to clearly lay out my position. I am fielding a lot of very negative and hostile responses...
  43. I am not victim blaming. But I do think we don't...

    I am not victim blaming. But I do think we don't have to leave our judgements at the door just because someone is a victim or because they have a history trauma. We have to use our own judgments in...
  44. I do not recall this thread. It sounds like a...

    I do not recall this thread. It sounds like a thread I might comment on. That doesn't sound like a comment I would make (my major in college was history so I have pretty decent respect for history...
  45. Okay, I think I am being fairly mild here. And I...

    Okay, I think I am being fairly mild here. And I am not trying to say bad things about people to bolster a position. There were some things on the thread (like people seeming to embrace public...
  46. That isn't what I said

    That isn't what I said
  47. I am friends with Pundit. Doesn't mean I agree...

    I am friends with Pundit. Doesn't mean I agree with him about everything (in fact I think politically he and I are quite far apart). But I get along with him fine. And I published Arrows of Indra. I...
  48. Again, I never said I was in favor of character...

    Again, I never said I was in favor of character rape. I said I wasn't concerned about, that it concerned me less than things happening to people in the real world. I get people an have their trauma...
  49. People experience all kinds of trauma in the real...

    People experience all kinds of trauma in the real world that has lasting consequences and can be triggered. I am not particularly interested in seeing a rape scene played out in an RPG, but I think...
  50. And that is fine. I am happy to have that...

    And that is fine. I am happy to have that discussion. I can see the value of the gaming community's issues reaching a broader community. But I was surprised to see the BBC covering an incident at a...
  51. I haven't been dancing around my position. I have...

    I haven't been dancing around my position. I have been answering as directly and honestly as I can this entire thread.
  52. I am not an edge lord. And I am a very...

    I am not an edge lord. And I am a very compassionate person. But that doesn't mean I take everything that I see at face value. And one important part of empathy and compassion is not automatically...
  53. I am not terribly concerned about character rape....

    I am not terribly concerned about character rape. I am very concerned about real world rape. But yes, a character being raped in a game concerns me less than a person's life in the hobby being...
  54. No, that position you just stated isn't extreme....

    No, that position you just stated isn't extreme. Extreme is not allowing for any other points of view, or assuming anyone who doesn't take the exact same position as you on this issue is a bad actor...
  55. I am being well meaning. I am also being honest....

    I am being well meaning. I am also being honest. I think a lot of people here might not be accustomed to honesty of opinion.
  56. It raises my suspicion a bit of the account. I...

    It raises my suspicion a bit of the account. I can't possibly be the only one who finds this kind of behavior a bit child-like (or possible the kind of thing you might see in high schools). Yes,...
  57. Yes, what I meant was, I am not worried about it....

    Yes, what I meant was, I am not worried about it. Look there are plenty of real world examples of what happens when you use permanent punishments in order to make sure someone doesn't make the world...
  58. I did not see the quote you posted. Which very...

    I did not see the quote you posted. Which very much changes the nature of the rape (my understanding was the rape scene was implied--but your quote suggested otherwise). I will read it again now that...
  59. No. Especially in the case we are discussing...

    No. Especially in the case we are discussing because it was game content real world actions. That is a risk that happens when you don't hand out some kind of permanent punishment
  60. I would not publicly shame them or try to push...

    I would not publicly shame them or try to push them out if the hobby. I would probably something in the moment. Again it isnít so black and white.
  61. I think I have. My view of it is we are giving...

    I think I have. My view of it is we are giving into our worse nature online when we publicly shame or go after people like this, or when we recklessly pursue a moral program of some kind in the wake...
  62. I think the hobby is extremely polarized and...

    I think the hobby is extremely polarized and personally I am not much of a fan of either extreme. I think it is becoming harder and harder for people to have honest disputes and disagreements without...
  63. It is a subjective sense of course but this topic...

    It is a subjective sense of course but this topic is getting a lot of discussion on social media among gamers (including this rsther long thread). Any time this sort of thing occurs it tends to...
  64. i donít know you are suggesting here. But I have...

    i donít know you are suggesting here. But I have a sense. I think this kind of attitude is unfortunately more common in these discussions today. But I knew it was possible the moment I stated an...
  65. Obviously I disagree. I think we are seeing the...

    Obviously I disagree. I think we are seeing the whole hobby focus on this one individual over one incident and many are calling for him to be banned from other cobs, for him to be pushed out of the...
  66. I am not downplaying it. I am saying I can see...

    I am not downplaying it. I am saying I can see rape or humor intended to imply the possibility of rape in a game, being considered mature content (correction 18+). Not saying people have to be...
  67. The GM has given a different amount though if...

    The GM has given a different amount though if Riley's quote is true.

    I am talking about the quoted section Riley mentions where it says:



    This is the part I could not find in the blog entry...
  68. Hussar, I don't think I look like a ninny at all....

    Hussar, I don't think I look like a ninny at all. I am talking about the situation in general and the posts I have seen where it looks like people are getting far too comfortable with things like...
  69. Please stop with these kinds of assumptions. We...

    Please stop with these kinds of assumptions. We can disagree about something, take our time differently with something, and be more or less reluctant to establish firm benchmarks for when we feel it...
  70. I will look over this when I get back (I read...

    I will look over this when I get back (I read through it quickly and didn't find the quote you mentioned, but I wasn't doing a detailed read). However, assuming this is the case, it is exactly why I...
  71. No, I am saying glven that it was tagged mature,...

    No, I am saying glven that it was tagged mature, it makes it a lot more likely this was a case of people going in with differing expectations. It suggests the GM was not trying surprise people with...
  72. Couple of things. First, as far as I am aware,...

    Couple of things. First, as far as I am aware, there was no 'in scene rape'. This was an implied rape because they awakened handcuffed and their bums were sore. This could have been anything from the...
  73. On the one hand you are saying his life is...

    On the one hand you are saying his life is unaffected, on the other you are saying it is good that he is being eliminated from the hobby. Not being able to participate in something you enjoy, is an...
  74. Well, generally I think we should not rush to...

    Well, generally I think we should not rush to form judgements in these cases. I don't know about you, but it actually takes me a while to puzzle through the morality of events like this, and to think...
  75. Point me a link and I will read it

    Point me a link and I will read it
  76. What I see in a lot of these incidents is people...

    What I see in a lot of these incidents is people using another persons perceived bad behavior as an excuse for cruelty. Just look at the language of your paragraph. Was he being mean? I didn't get...
  77. Fair enough, I missed the quotations (though in...

    Fair enough, I missed the quotations (though in fairness I am not writing a news article :)). But, and not picking on Danny here because I find him to be one of the most reasonable posters in these...
  78. What I see is a lot of people online calling for...

    What I see is a lot of people online calling for this person to be banned, and calling for large changes to how the hobby functions, over a single incident. One where the game was marked mature. Like...
  79. I am very surprised to see gamers defending 'mob...

    I am very surprised to see gamers defending 'mob mentality'.
  80. Getting details right is largely what it is about...

    Getting details right is largely what it is about though. I used to get in great trouble if I got lazy and some minor fact was slightly off. I used to be a freelance reporter, and even on a story...
  81. I was saying the news coverage was poorly handled...

    I was saying the news coverage was poorly handled in my view
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    I don't play much Grim Dark, and have never...

    I don't play much Grim Dark, and have never played Warhammer or Zweihander. But I have played Dark Sun. I mean the villages will look different and have different kinds of denizens and culture, but I...
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    I think you can go either way here. If players...

    I think you can go either way here. If players know what a Githyanki is, then saying 'it is a Githyanki', gets to the point really fast. If they don't know what it is, describing it in more detail is...
  84. My thoughts on this are the game sounds like a...

    My thoughts on this are the game sounds like a very odd thing to run at a con. That said the two news reports I saw on it, looked very poorly handled (like they were primarily relying on a handful of...
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    Max, I am not going to rehash this with you,...

    Max, I am not going to rehash this with you, because I think the basic arguments have already been made by us and I don't think you are demonstrating any willingness to listen to my points on the...
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    This question has already been asked. I used to...

    This question has already been asked. I used to run Ravenloft exclusively, and I bought into all the advice in the line that basically made the point you are making here: Use very evocative language...
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    Again Max we have already hashed over this...

    Again Max we have already hashed over this discussion and it isn't this simple, and we clearly are not going to settle it here. But I've made several responses to the rhetorical and definitional...
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    We've had this discussion already Max and I don't...

    We've had this discussion already Max and I don't think you made the case at all. Further, I think any discussion like this where 'literary' means anything written, is kind of pointless because if...
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    You and others are treating this true before it...

    You and others are treating this true before it has even been established it is the case. I don't think there is reason to believe literary techniques will a) Translate smoothly into GM narration and...
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    Except we are speaking at the table, not reading...

    Except we are speaking at the table, not reading prose generally (and even if you are literally reading from boxed text, you are saying it aloud). I don't think the effect is the same when spoken in...
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    I think you are just making assumptions...

    I think you are just making assumptions now...also I didn't say I preferred 1 over 2. I said 1 has more information, and there are definitely more analytically minded players who don't care about the...
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    But that is totally dependent on the player. I...

    But that is totally dependent on the player. I keep seeing you assert 'description x is more y'. I know from experience, and from trying to talk in the style of #2 to my players, many players are...
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    I wouldn't be surprised to see it in boxed text....

    I wouldn't be surprised to see it in boxed text. I don't think it is as useful to GMs or as suited to the medium as a lot of people believe it is, and there are plenty of modules that avoid this kind...
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    I donít know, if my GM uttered the words ĎRictus...

    I donít know, if my GM uttered the words ĎRictus griní, I think someone might punch him in the mouth. I get that you want those kinds of description. Personally I find that kind of affected style...
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    We could go back and relitigate. I am not...

    We could go back and relitigate. I am not terribly concerned about proving who equivocated or not. But equivocation definitely occurred around this term on the thread. Whether it was you, another...
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    Now you are just asserting things. Admittedly, it...

    Now you are just asserting things. Admittedly, it has been some years since I took a formal logic course. But my understanding of it as a fallacy it is about when a word's ambiguity is used to reach...
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    As a fallacy intent isn't really as much a factor...

    As a fallacy intent isn't really as much a factor as the result. People often don't know they are equivocating and convince themselves of a false conclusion by doing so. It is about the structure of...
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    Equivocate is a very real thing, and was...

    Equivocate is a very real thing, and was occurring frequently on this thread
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    I think we may be talking past each other. I am...

    I think we may be talking past each other. I am talking about what players expect from the GM in terms of description, what the GM expects of the players, and how that interaction is quite fluid in a...
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    Okay, then not sure why you made the comment...

    Okay, then not sure why you made the comment about players being passive while the GM talks
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