Episode 69: Save vs. Role Playing

Episode 69: “Save versus Role Playing”

The SoD team take a step back and examine the fundamental building blocks of role playing as a gaming style and type. D&D both pioneered and defined this gaming genre for generations to come, but how much of it was by design and how much by happy accident?

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1 comment on “Episode 69: Save vs. Role Playing”

  1. Angry Monk

    Great episode…lots of good discussion, too! I’m never too fussed about alignment unless someone does something so egregious that I have to say something (stabbing orphans for example). However, my feeling on Lawful and Chaotic alignments are that Lawful is good and Chaotic is evil. I did double-check in Moldvay to make sure I wasn’t too off base. Here’s what he writes: “Lawful behavior is usually the same as behavior that could be called ‘good'” (B11). “Chaotic behavior is usually the same as behavior that could be called ‘evil'” (B11). Perhaps the words “good” and “evil” are (were) too loaded for a game, so Mr. Moldvay stuck with “Lawful” and “Chaotic.”

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