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Started by Jason Lee, November 29, 2002, 11:56:50 PM
Quote from: Victor GijsbersI'm trying to think of one reason why Christians wouldn't like roleplaying... and failing. What's this all about? It never occured to me that someone's religious persuasion has anything to do wiht his attitude towards RPGs.
QuoteDo you feel any apprehension about telling gamers you don't know very well your religious orientation (because of fear of snap judgments)?If so, is this equivalent to any apprehension you might feel about telling other christians you don't know very well that you game (if you feel that way at all)?
QuoteDo you ever feel like you're "sitting on the fence", so to speak, trying to dodge rocks being flung from both sides, but that if you get off the fence one side is gonna bust down the fence and eat the other?
Quote from: crucielHow would the patrons of your local game store react to a 'Christian Games' section in their store... What if 'Left Behind: The Forgiveness' - roleplaying in a dark world about what it mean to be human, complete with 1-10 Penance bar (for those of you unfamiliar with the reference, it's a propular christian novel about the people left on earth post-revelation), was sitting right next to 'White Wolf: The Cheesey Title'? Would they ridicule the store owner for cavorting with the 'devil'? Who they avoid the store entirely on 'moral' grounds?
Quote from: crucielMy point being I think your common gamer may be too prejudice of the majority population to accept the needs and interests of that population into their little club.
Quote from: thothI could see someone objecting to Xn games getting their own section. If you're going to give Xn RPGs their own shelf, wouldn't it only be fair to give Post-Apoc RPGs their own, etc. Yeah, PA and Xn are apples and oranges, but how many RPGs actively take a stance on a real world religion, promoting one? What makes Xn RPGs worthy of getting their own section?
Quote from: cruciel77% of the US population is christian (53% protestant, 24% catholic - if my figures are current). However, rpg's do not seem to cater to this group's interests - in fact I suggest that the games and the players tend to directly oppose it.