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Started by eruditus, May 08, 2006, 11:36:20 AM
Quote from: eruditus on May 08, 2006, 11:36:20 AMMy first attempt at running My Life with Master can be found here... http://eruditus.livejournal.com/21224.html#cutid1This is a breakdown of the master and characters. Tomorrow I will post the game session.
Quote from: Ian Charvill on May 09, 2006, 11:43:29 AMMy question is, is this something that comes from your playgroup, as people, making a judgement: handicapped people are in some sense "less than human"? Or is this something the text encourages by example or explicitly.
QuoteI look forward to your accounts of play. What I'd really like to know is, has any real person expressed any actual offense regarding the contents of your game? Has any real-live, actual person ever expressed the Less Than Human rules in play as literally marginalizing people with handicaps?
QuoteOr are you constructing an elaborate defense (including, I think, being unfair to the text on the basis of this "casual reader" that I think you're inventing) against your fear of such reactions?
QuoteThese are not dodges or qualifiers or attempts to obfuscate an underlying/actual meanness of the text. The text features no such meanness.
QuoteI'm going to base my point where it should be based: actual play. Are your players, the people who used the text and invented the minions, treating the minions as less than human (in the marginalized, contemptuous sense of that term, the one you're fixated on), or are they utilizing those features as inroads to humanizing the minions?
Quote from: Ian Charvill on May 10, 2006, 05:30:33 PMSo, back to Eruditus: only focus on the issue that I raised to the extent that it interests you to do so. If you think: well that was interesting to think about for a bit, but I'm more interested in this other thing, then write about the other thing. But if you want to respond to my point, here or PM, then great. That goes for Michael, Ron and Paul too. I'm open to dialogue on this. But I don't want to hijack the thread.