Episode 475 – all the ugly things

Fear the Boot, RPG Podcast show

Summary: * (0:49) <a href="https://www.fearthecon.com/">Fear the Con</a> and its <a href="http://www.conplanner.com/ConventionHome.aspx?c=4226">Con Planner site</a>. All our love to Fred.<br> * (2:47) The <a href="http://www.saltinwoundssetting.com/">Salt in Wounds</a> game setting, and why it intrigues Brodeur.<br> * (14:40) Unpacking the human psychology of why we like dark things, starting with some examples from Dan’s life. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQwaPKbcbUI">Resident Evil VII</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h0cgmvIrZw">Alien Isolation</a>. Revenge stories.<br> * (22:40) When these impulses manifest at the meta-game level. The traitor mechanic in many board games.<br> * (28:09) Feeling bad for the Tarrasque. Butchering a dragon.<br> * (38:36) The anatomy of what attracts us to evil, and why it can improve us morally. <a href="https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/midnight-second-edition/">Midnight</a> by Fantasy Flight. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-mp77SZ_0M">The Invitation</a>.<br> * (46:08) The banality of evil.<br> Hosts: Brodeur, Chad, Dan, Wayne<br>