[Runequest] Any philosophers in the room?

Lev Lafayette lev at rpgreview.net
Wed Dec 14 12:07:52 AEDT 2016

On Tue, December 13, 2016 10:18 am, Styopa wrote:
> I'm always happy to debate philosophy.

:) I know that feeling.

> I'd say there are two categories of questions:
> 1) the meta questions: Philosophical questions that are intrinsic to
> role-playing and role-playing games: I think these are fairly interesting,
>  because they address questions about why and how we play such games.  I
> think the answers to these questions (and the questions themselves) can
> help us see issues in real life from different perspectives....although
> likely then these issues will often 'beach' on the same irresolvables as
> in IRL philosophy.
> 2) philosophical questions intrinsic to the *world *of Glorantha
> specifically: "is it morally just to kill a broo infant that hasn't done
> anything wrong?" (probably the closest we could get to an otherwise common
>  D&D question about alignments and intrinsic evil in Glorantha) I find
> these less interesting because, the environment being entirely synthetic,
> for me it's just less relevant to anything.

I think your two categories are correct, however I would give the thought
experiments that have lead to (2) to have a degree of richness to them.

All the best,

Lev Lafayette, BA (Hons), GradCertTerAdEd (Murdoch), GradCertPM, MBA (Tech
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