by Inkwan

pdzoch wrote:

I’ve mentioned this earlier than in different threads, and it was a dialog in A&E just lately. All my gamers are deeply spiritual (all Catholics). By the way, many people performed in the course of the Satanic Panic day (although I used to be not a Catholic then). Not one of the gamers appreciated enjoying a cleric. Bards had been the popular healers, with rangers pulling again up responsibility. On a uncommon event, somebody would play a druid, principally as a nature lover who knew the humanities of therapeutic (extra so than service to any deity). Nobody appreciated the thought of even pretending to serve one other god. It was not till the most recent short-lived marketing campaign did considered one of them performed a cleric (as a result of the group sorely wanted therapeutic and the participant hated the bard character), and the deity side was ignored — they performed it like a distinct taste of spell caster (with none of the spiritual points in any respect).
My video games by no means included the demons and devils (and even angels) or any of the gods in any energetic position. These merely made them uncomfortable.
Magic was a unbelievable factor that wizards might faucet into, but it surely was by no means derived from occult sources.
I noticed no have to deliver parts into the sport (there was loads of accessible materials with out them) and I noticed no have to problem the consolation of a participant’s religion simply to current a purist or full illustration of a ruleset/theme to the sport. (I noticed this as no totally different than another topic in a sport that could possibly be perceived as disrespectful, objectionable, or insensitive to a participant).

Our video games are pretty easy adventures appropriate for household play with kids watching or enjoying alongside. (This doesn’t imply there usually are not tense moments)

What stunned me was the quantity of people that felt that the discomfort my gamers had with enjoying clerics or having distinguished worship of fantasy deities was unreasonable. They tried to supply different methods to deliver these parts into my sport and prompt that my gamers had been lacking out of a side of the sport that they felt was necessary (and typically rewarding to them) to play. I felt is was odd to listen to ideas to deliver parts into my sport that they knew would make my gamers uncomfortable after I would have by no means heard such ideas had it been a distinct demographic group (to not recommend all Catholics really feel this fashion, however my gamers did). I felt that these ideas had been disrespectful of my gamers. And these ideas got here from senior RPG hobbyists (and designers)

I used to be raised Catholic and definitely performed many video games in an identical means as your group. My Sourhern Baptist and Islamic buddies refused to play something besides therapeutic clerics.

Possibly which means one thing? 🤔


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