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Stretching Reality – Krylar

Krylar

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From: MD, USA
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There are a number of topics here that discuss the use (or non-use) of magic, different worlds, etc. As we discuss these things I'm seeing that each of us walks on these issues with some trepedation.

I think that stretching the boundaries too far can be a dangerous thing, but I also think that if we don't stretch the boundaries a little, we're all gonna end up making Trivia games And I think we all know that Trivia games, while okay in their own right, are not appealing enough to share the gospel with the majority of non-believers.

Problem is: where do you draw the line?

-Krylar

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Veritech

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From: Lockport, NY
Registered: 01-20-2001
I think the line is where your character is not following God, and following the enemy. I mean, if the character does something dark(evil, black magic, something against Gods laws), to severe themselves, then thats wrong. However, there is a time when a bad choise is exceptable, when it teaches a lesson.

Do you think that CS Lewis was right to make Narnia? Or JRR Tolkien was right to create Middle Earth? I certainly do, and would be a much duller person with out there creative inspiration. I belive Christians can write fantasy, and mae fantasy games, as long as the person realizes that it is not as important as the real world. This is the only real danger is see, people getting so involved with a game, that it distracts them from doing what God wants them to do.

theres my stand, please reply with your feelings on this issue
-Veritech

joeG

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I agree. If we follow closely to what has been done we'll run out of ideas quickly. So we're going to have to innovate. Christian games have just one restriction, to be on Jesus's side; not on the fence, or just a little on the other side, but on God's side. And when you're on God's side you'd better be taking the Great Commission into consideration when making your game. That means no neutrality (lukewarm) or driving people away ("he who does not gather with me scatters") with lack of quality.

I've tried to find middle ground, but it seems to me that there is a well-defined border between being pro-Christ and anti-Christ. The only room one can obtain is from how one interprets the Bible. Which, for me is room enough.

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Freq47
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This is the exact subject I was going to address in the near future. Inactive right now though because the wait on the my babies birth
till then......
joeG

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quote:
Originally posted by Freq47:
This is the exact subject I was going to address in the near future. Inactive right now though because the wait on the my babies birth
till then......

We'll be praying for you and your wife.

joeG

Krylar

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Heya Freq...please keep us posted on things! My prayers are with you and your family

-Krylar

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