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Old 01-24-2021, 09:20 PM
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Default Moral Relativism

Originally Posted by Legbreaker View Post
Like it or not, slavery is a large part of T2k - the Robotniki of Krakow are the prime example.
Yes, but that doesn't make it acceptable- especially when the players are in a position to do something about it. I deliberately presented the scenario as a grey area (yes, there's slavery, but it's a one-year thing and they aren't badly mistreated...) hoping that they would make a particular choice (shut it down), but I decided to roll with it when they- much to my suprise- made a different one (not only leave the slaves to their fates, but cooperate with the local authorities in eliminating a neighboring rival). They chose to move on, and I obliged them, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed.

I guess the moral is, if you, as a ref, present a grey area scenario, you must be prepared for your players to make the less ethical choices or it's going to be a very short campaign.

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