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Conflict, and A Person's Place In It

Conflict, and A Person's Place In It

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Written by: Kyle Schuant

Page/word count: 20 pages, 15,000 words, 1 illustration

This is a discussion of the different aspects of conflicts, and roleplaying in them. It tells us that killing is not an easy thing to do in reality, yet people and societies do it, because it's part of conflicts.

Conflict makes up a significant part of the stories presented in film, literature, and roleplaying games. At times, violence is presented as a resolution of this conflict.

You're not going to be able to run adventures directly out of this. But what it does do is give you some things to think about for some "realistic" roleplaying, and GMing of "realistic" game worlds.

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January 6th, 2007
Very interesting summary of the roots, mechanisms and effects of conflict. Gives a more serious, in-depth discussion than your average RPG level. This document is particularly useful for games with a serious take on killing (e.g., Godlike, Unknown Ar [...]
October 13th, 2004
Conflict, and A Person's Place In It, is a commentary on violence and how difficult it really is, compared to how it is normally portrayed in an RPG. Part One On Killing in Roleplaying Games This section repeatedly makes the point t [...]
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September 19, 2004
This title was added to our catalog on September 19, 2004.