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Vox Machina Ep. 96 - Family Matters

Vox Machina Ep. 96 - Family Matters

Update: 2017-12-157


There is a deadly curse upon the Trickfoot name, and it is unlike anything Vox Machina has ever faced…

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Cards against

This episode made me cringe due to the socialist anti-gun propaganda. Seriously is it never addressed that Percy orders the murder of anybody who owns a black powder gun!? Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception.  Reason or force, that's it.  In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.  When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.  The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunken guys with baseball bats.  The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.  There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we'd be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for an armed mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger's potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat--it has no validity when most of a mugger's potential marks are armed.  People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that's the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.  Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.  People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don't constitute lethal force, watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level.  The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn't work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal and easily employable.  When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation - and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act. -Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret.)

Jun 28th

marcel jardim

Cards against Percy basically made the dnd equivalent of a nuke, there's a reason guns didn't exist officially in the game until Percy, also I've seen people put guns in the game without the backfire rules and it's super broken (it's like a waaaay more powerful crossbow with no reload time and can be fired in succession). It's not an anti gun metaphor or anything (because until Percy guns didn't exist so no one had the right to them) it's just a man who made a weapon more powerful than magic and understood that in the wrong hands it could make some very powerful warlords... Which it did in the desert where people copied his work.

Oct 16th

Kilean Jurkowski

Cards against medieval society. Taliesin is the only one in the group who understands how a feudal system actually works and isn't trying to bring modern ideals into the game.

Aug 24th
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Vox Machina Ep. 96 - Family Matters

Vox Machina Ep. 96 - Family Matters

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