Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Reverb Gamers 2012 #11

Have you ever played a character that was morally gray, or actually evil? Why or why not? If yes, did you enjoy it? (Courtesy of Atlas Games. Visit us at www.atlas-games.com)

People in general are morally gray, so of course I've role played evil and morally gray characters. This happens most often when GMing NPC villians. But I've played many characters who fall into this category. Sure it's fun to play the hero in the classic dungeon crawl but playing the backstabbing rogue can be just as fun(in fact for many players this is the default moral setting).

Fiasco, anyone? It's a game where Everyone is of questionable moral fiber. I've had lots of fun playing and facilitating this RPG.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Repbblic and Mass Effect have in-game mechanics for monitoring evil and good acts. I once ruined a save file of KOTOR II by deciding my straight arrow jedi was tired of it all in the Sith Academy and decides to turn to the dark side. I must tell you that it was not rewarding, because the dialogue choices for a fallen paragon Jedi don't exist and the game just stalls out when it loads conversations with your fellow Sith apprentices.
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