When is too far ... too far?
Recently on the local game group forums we've had a discussion going on what is too far with RPGs and video games. I'm pretty opinionated on this in terms of I think any depiction of violence or abuse towards children is 100% taboo. Apparently people don't feel that way.
even worse someone thinks its so funny they will sing Adam Sandler opera man style songs about it
Yet as offensive as it is I don't think it should be banned or burnt. Its protected speech and people are fully entitled to consume it and view it. Such is freedom ... good with the bad ...
It just saddens me that there seem to be no standards anymore in terms of this sort of thing. But this is a broader discussion. What do people out there think? Especially with your own home gaming. What are your lines ... or do you have any ... in RPGs?
Its just a game is the take on the internetz ... and therefore doing anything in it is ok and your an idiot if you read anything into it. So there are no lines at all ever, under any circumstances when it comes to games now apparently according to most people on the internet. Because its fictional and just pixels its all ok. This is why video games are less and less appealing each year. I suppose at some point it will all just be torture porn hentai with an anything goes attitude. Sad really, but just sad to me I guess after reading more about this online I realize I'm in the minority to such an extent I might be the only person in the world who feels this way (well maybe there is one other but that's about it). I know this is kind of old news for the internet ... but we have been talking about it in the local community and we started bringing it back to the world of tabletop games and I wondered if anyone else out there had thoughts.