Monday, February 23, 2009

Episode 15 - Moral Relativism and Alignment

Episode 15 - Moral Relativism and Alignment

In this Episode, I wax lyrical about 'Slumdog Millionaire', a movie which has impacted upon my preparation for the monthly Burning Wheel game.

WARNING: This episode contains spoilers for Slumdog Millionaire. If you haven't seen this movie, go and see it. Then listen to this episode. In that order. No, really: it's a good movie. You will like it. Probably.

Liz and I go on to chat about tropes in movies and books and comics which let you know the alignment of the protagonist and antagonist. We then discuss the impact of movies and said tropes on the style of games we choose to play. I realise I'm getting old when I confess that I sometimes like games where the bad guys are clearly bad, and there is no difficult decisions about delivering their comeuppance...

Honestly, after making this podcast I thought of a million other things I should have said on the way to work. Stuff about choices and humanity and evil and good. Hopefully you will be inspired to drop us a comment, or an email, or leave some feedback at iTunes.