Warhammer - The Thousand Thrones Session 06
Posted 26 April 2009 - 10:24 AM
After some lengthy discussions I decided to edit this session for tone. There is a rather reprehensible act performed in here by one of the player characters (the prostitution of a young man against his will). While this is well within the scope of the character development and well within the strong theme of corruption and personal decay embodied by the game, it was felt that it may not be appropriate for general release to a podcast that can be accessed by children.
To that end I have lightly edited the session to take the act "off stage" so to speak. The end result retains everything of the original, including all the lead up and follow up to the act but the actual even itself has been faded to a brief moment of silence.
I am, in general, quite anti-censorship, but in this case it was felt that due to the wide reaching nature of the media and the flash point nature of the subject matter (rape) that measures should be taken to ensure that it was as appropriate for as wide an audience as possible.
I hope you agree that this was a necessary response. The actual incident occurs between 1.30 and 1.40 in the recording and the rest of the session is fine for all ears (except for the usual waffle and foul language and table talk). So if you want to skip the whole thing, you can.
I would appreciate any comments you might have regarding this session specifically or this topic in general. I find it interesting that gamers regularly murder and steal but there are certain acts that are still distasteful even within the context of character development in an appropriate setting.
Warhammer: The Thousand Thrones Session 6
EPICs Podcast Updated
Posted 26 April 2009 - 10:47 AM
While I myself may or not be bothered by certain types of subject matter, I can appreciate and respect that others have different baggage than you or I. It is a brave act to put out things that some may find controversial. But sometimes it is the braver and more responsible act to go out of one's way to consider the sensibilities of others. From the discussions I've heard, overheard, and participated in in some of the backchannels, I suspect this to be one of those times.
Thanks once again for everything. Dungeon on!
Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:37 AM
This game is even harsher than Rolemaster!
Posted 26 April 2009 - 12:54 PM
Posted 26 April 2009 - 04:50 PM
thanks for the audio. And for the record, I'm simply happy you are willing to take the time to record and publish your recordings. If you happen to pull stuff out you don't want people to hear ( for whatever reason ) I totally understand and support it.
On a side note: the rss.xml file for the Epics Podcast has been truncated. Nothing after Thuderspire Session 6 is there ( actually it gets truncated 1/2 through Thuderspire Session 5, but since it doesn't close the tag correctly, only Session 6 is showing on the feed. This also causes the itunes podcast to show up as an invalid url.
It gets truncated on line 482.
Thanks again for all of you work to get this stuff out to us!
Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:53 PM
(P.S. I was originally going to say something about you having my sword, but I don't have one to give you.)
Posted 27 April 2009 - 07:43 AM
Posted 27 April 2009 - 08:28 AM
I was originally going to say something about you having my sword
And my axe!
Content wise, how much of each session is either a) Ned roleplaying getting sidetracked or b) David roleplaying talking to NPCs.
Posted 27 April 2009 - 04:01 PM
In an RPG I've been working on forever I have provided tons of rather evil options, as a great deal of the game deals with the players morality.
I mean, you can walk in to the item store, rob the place and kill the clerk. Then roll across the ocean to another city, purchase some slaves and have them fight in the arena for your profit. I mean, I left the option open of sacrificing your pary members in an attempt to bring about the end of the world. Of course on the flip side, you can purchase your items, buy the slaves and then set them free and try to stop the whole "end the world" thing.
So the question is, who is the evil one? Is it me for providing the option (and incentive) of killing the prostitute in your brothel that has been holding out on you, or is it the player, for selecting that option?
The funny thing is, I think that question is the point of the game.
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