Posted By: SilverlionI play games for fun. Not to learn lessons from someones personal soapbox.Doing anything else besides playing a game for fun is deeply irresponsible, and dangerous.
I won't delve into your background--but think on this: Do you have years of experience in the field you want to teach on? The appropriate training? Professional, and moral ethics as held to a doctor, psychologist or similar professional in such a field? A few decades worth of field tests for the game? Studies to back up your methods of teaching?
It be better to approach the world as a journalist, a preacher, a teacher or other person interested in doing good works. Tabletop RPG's? Isn't the place.
I'll be honest: I hope much the same that people learn to overcome these complex and selfish issues for the good of others. Yet would you want me to utilize my personal stance (which happens to be religious) via a game to teach you how to change things?
Quoted from another thread.
Matthijs suggested that this line of inquiry be cast into its own thread.
Straight up, I believe something very different than Silverlion.
I believe that engaging in story, and constructing experiences
, it's a vital avenue for learning and growing and seeing new perspectives. Story games can teach us new skills
, and help us re-train how we look at old skills
When Silverlion asks if he should use his "personal stance (which happens to be religious)" to teach me how to change things?
As a staunch existentialist, I don't get a lot of meaningful interaction with religious ideas. I get a lot of tacky surface stuff, like cheesy fliers about how Jesus is the light. But I don't get a lot of meaningful depth to that exposure.
And, the meaningful depth and exposure I do get is never in an atmosphere where I can really digest it and play with it. It's in a serious, real world atmosphere where I'm more concerned with defending my own beliefs than hearing yours, unfortunately.
What if there was a way to explore and dive into and play with these ideas, in a playful and safe space, where we could check our own baggage at the door and really immerse? What if we could play with big ideas, big consequences and big choices... but rest assured that the weight of world wasn't on our shoulders?
We could learn so much better! Share so much better! Listen so much better!
And doesn't that set up sound familiar?