Episode 03, "The Crusader Archetype", features a discussion of knights, crusaders, and Christian holy warriors, whether they be real, fictional or legendary. We also talk about Christian theories of "just war"; how crusading knights appear in published RPGs; and how to use them in your own game. Also, Peter talks about the Steam Summer Sale, and Grant sells Peter on Minecraft. Fun!
Scripture: John 15:13, 1 Samuel 17:45
In which Peter and Grant discuss alignment and other methods of modeling morality in roleplaying games, and how to use alignment mechanisms effectively without making them feel unnatural.
An additional note: Branden, a.k.a. SilverSeraphAE, will be joining us as a host in future episodes! That's really awesome, and we're very excited to have him on board. He added a lot to the discussion in this episodes from "behind the scenes", so a big thank-you to him, too.
In which Grant and Peter attempt to dispel the myth that roleplaying games are inherently evil. We discuss certain misinformed beliefs about what roleplaying games are and what problems they can cause Christians; certain commonly-cited examples of the "evil" of roleplaying games; and take a hard look at the real problems RPGs might introduce into someone's life.