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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sex and Dice

Ok guys, I haven't written in a while but I was stirring over my work when I was listening to the CB radio when I heard comments about sex and how some sayings have become banned by becoming taboo. Well that got me to thinking sex does not belong in RPG because of what it does to the game and the story.

RPG's have been around for a long time and it started as a bunch guys in a dungeon. Over time the stories got more complex and the characters became cooler with more and more interesting powers, goodies and personality. Then came sex...

Initially it was just a bunch of crossbreeds, such as half orc and elf er... something similar and that evolved from that to wanting nookie from the NPC's. Now its gone too far!

Let me give you an example of what sort of thing happened. We had a game of Rifts with a young 14 year old as the G.M. (now 26 and married). At any rate, one the players asked for some 'action' from one of the NPC's because he was a daemon and seducer. Well the young mind of our G.M. was shocked and he looked to me for some idea of how to take care of this situation. I was just as surprised as he was. Then I gave him the only advice that I could, he asked for something so give him what he wants; your style!
In a matter of moments the character was drenched in blood surrounded by the bodies of the the victims of his daemonic abilities. The NPC that he was pursuing was now gone. The G.M. had accomplished what he wanted and what the rest of the team wanted. Only one player was displeased because he didn't get what he expected; thats gaming for you.

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