aluminiumtrioxid Posted February 21, 2017 Share Posted February 21, 2017 The whole thread, titled "Good people need some perm ability score bonuses" implies that we're acting under the assumption that the game *is* tracking goodness. (...) Yes, there are gray areas to morality, but I challenge you to design a logical system that takes that accurately into account for the purposes of a crpg where the honest communication between the DM and the player do not exist. Actually, Pillars doesn't track objective goodness, and therein lies the answer to your second question as well. It is, frankly, irrelevant whether the PC is actually good or just pretends to be good in a cynical attempt to earn other people's goodwill - and short of a setting where all-powerful mindreading creatures can peer into the deepest recesses of one's soul, I can't really imagine a situation where it would ever be relevant. By all means, let the game track a player's reputation as a goody-two-shoes! It just doesn't have to map to any internal value system held by their character (and the game should probably also offer options to game it, because it's always nice if the difference between reputation and reality is actively acknowledged). you started off with insinuating that he was being dishonest with your "people like you would say that" comment Technically he didn't outright say "people like you". He merely strongly implied it Fair enough, I had completely forgotten that I had made that comment, although I'm glad that this distinction wasn't lost on everyone. Apologies. No worries, I appreciate a decent veiled insult delivered with just the appropriate amount of plausible deniability 2 "Lulz is not the highest aspiration of art and mankind, no matter what the Encyclopedia Dramatica says." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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