(BIG IMPORTANT NOTE: This post is related to another post introducing a game, and the game itself. If you haven’t seen either, it will make no sense to you.)
Well, you’ve gotten tired of the game; welcome back. You are in questionable company, because I’m also really tired of the game as well. I love writing stuff for you, but this blog is far from my fulltime job. If a normal article takes one unit of time to write, this ended up taking five or six units.
Like blind men groping an elephant, nobody agrees at all on what various moral systems actually are. Running this through beta-testing, I’ve already had multiple hours of discussion about the specific ways I got several different aspects of various systems horribly wrong. I’m not sure I disagree, but I’ve also found through the process that if you ask ten different sources what virtue ethics are, they will all give you slightly different answers.
If you add my Wikipedia-level understanding of most things to the mix, that means you probably didn’t agree with some, most or all of my characterizations. I get it. It’s not a problem if you complain about it; if nothing else I might learn something.
It’s nice to have the room to try something different from time to time. Not every experiment hits, and I don’t know for sure if this one will be popular. To anyone who enjoyed it, I’m glad you liked it. To anyone who hated it, thank you for putting up with it.
Funny story . . . my seven-year-old daughter got mad at me because I changed my mind about buying circus peanuts at the store last week. All the way home she kept muttering, "You LIED!" When we got home I asked her if saying I would buy candy, and then changing my mind, counted as a lie; she said yes. Then I asked her if saying I wouldn't buy candy, and then changing my mind and buying it anyway, counted as a lie; she said no, that wouldn't be a lie, that's just changing my mind about something and that's okay. So . . . maybe I should run her through your game and see what happens.
Looking up "SCAPUDE" now.... Enjoyed this, my thoughts just before finishing the "lying is bad, other things are worse" track were something like 'lying violates the rules, but all law - good and bad - has some exceptions...'
One personal example was whilst caregiving for my dementia/alzheimers riddled Grandmother, telling the white lie that my Grandfather - dead lo these many years - was out fishing or gone on a hunting trip was much less hurtful than reminding her of the truth.