November 2015: ‘Forgiveness’

Hello, friends! The end of October was full of super Critical Distance material and big announcements! So busy was the end of October in fact, we decided it was prudent to release the new Blogs of the Round Table theme a little later than normal. We hope you’ll find it in your hearts to forgive the delay, especially as that’s our theme this month: “Forgiveness.”

How do games handle forgiveness? What characters have sought forgiveness and through what narrative or ludic means? Is forgiveness something games struggle to communicate and how might they go about it differently? Has a game helped you forgive someone? Have you ever empathized with characters in need of or offering forgiveness? In games where it’s an option, do you seek forgiveness for your player characters?

I hope you’ll join me this month in consideration of “Forgiveness.” You’ll have until November 30th to add your submission.but be sure to check back throughout the month to look at the handy Link-o-Matic 5000 below and see what writers have had to say about the topic so far.

Use this code to embed the links in your blog, if your publishing platform allows iframes:

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Please email us your submissions or tweet them to @TheJoycean or @critdistance with the #BoRT hashtag. Happy blogging!

Suggestions for the Round Table:

  • Blogs of the Round Table is not curated. If you write it, we’ll publish it, as long as it’s connected to the topic and has been written specially for BoRT or up to one month prior.
  • This BoRT post is the home of the discussion: as I receive new submission blogs, we’ll update the ‘BoRT Linkomatic’ so new blogs are reflected on this page immediately. We’ll also use the @critdistance Twitter account to post regular updates, so follow us!
  • Your duty as a knight of the round table is to leave a comment on a blog to which you respond with a link to the response piece, to give them a ‘right of reply’. Keep the conversation going.
  • If your work contains potentially disturbing content, please include a suitable warning at the start. Use your common sense.
  • You can submit as many articles as you like throughout the month, and it doesn’t matter if they are commercially published, paywalled or available for free. We will need a transcript for paywalled content to be approved.