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December 12th, 2007, 19:06
Originally Posted by fatBastard() View Post
Woah, time out. I never said anything about Real Life Good vs Evil. I thought we were talking about games here. Coming from a gaming scene dominated by D&D titles in the RPG department, I guess I based my measuring stick in terms of Good vs. Evil from experiences with these games.
And that's probably pretty much the reason *why* evil is so lame in most cRPG's: the D&D influence.

That said, it's not hard to do evil right in D&D either — take a character in my campaign, for example. He's a veteran on many wars, fearless, honorable, and a true Roman patriot. He also thinks nothing of burning down a village, torturing the men to death, raping the women, and herding off the survivors to slavery, if he suspects the villagers may be sheltering some rebels.

Oh, and he's working for a guy called Caligula in order to get Tiberius (whom he considers a usurper) "retired."

In other words, he's unquestionably evil, but for good or at least believable reasons.
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