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2013-05-29 Decency

A few days ago Jeff Rients wrote How many commandments have you broken? which lists TSR’s Code of Ethics. At the time I said The TSR code is definitely not cool. When asked to elaborate, I said (edited):

Things that are not cool are:

And so on. Every single point in that ethical code makes the world a bit safer, cushions us from the choices we need to make in real life. Yes, some of this may not be appropriate for all ages. It may have made sense for TSR to have such a policy. Nevertheless, I personally think that this will result in products that I think are not and will never be cool. Cool as in rebellious, exciting, risqué, exploring what it means to be human.

Zak writes about it as well: Thanks For The List, TSR

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Rorschachhamster
Zak also remarks how many of this commandments were broken by TSR itself. Maybe it would be an interesting challenge to write an adventure that adheres to the code 100% without beeing boring… ;)

Rorschachhamster 2013-05-29 12:37 UTC



AlexSchroeder
Haha, I have trouble writing adventures with or without the code. Must not make it harder on myself or I won’t get anything done. :)

AlexSchroeder 2013-05-29 16:51 UTC

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