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Game Fodder: Right Wing Extremism
« on: April 15, 2009, 08:13:06 PM »
There has been a lot of talk recently about right wing extremism being on the rise and for good reason (collapsing economy, first black President, immigration issues). One of the unintended consequences of this is that it makes for excellent game fodder.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has tracked a rise in hate groups: http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=1027

They also include a pretty sweet map of known hate groups:
http://www.splcenter.org/intel/map/hate.jsp

There is also the recent report by the DHS on the threat of right wing extremism. (Sorry about the Huffington Post link, but it does have the full document that you can read):
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/14/homeland-security-report_n_186834.html


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Re: Game Fodder: Right Wing Extremism
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009, 08:34:08 PM »
As a right wing concervative all I learned from looking at your 3 post were.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/13/naked-padma-lakshmi-chels_n_186090.html

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Re: Game Fodder: Right Wing Extremism
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009, 08:52:50 PM »
As a right wing concervative all I learned from looking at your 3 post were.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/13/naked-padma-lakshmi-chels_n_186090.html

I saw that too. Then went looking for the full spread. But haven't found a good link yet.
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Re: Game Fodder: Right Wing Extremism
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009, 10:07:56 PM »
hard times tend to breed political extremism in many forms.  The question is how you use for a game? The most obvious use is to incorporate them as bad guys for the PCs to smack down but that's too easy. Some ideas

The players are tasked with taking down a Mexican drug cartel by raising and training a minuteman style militia to conduct raids over the border. Players of course have to deal with the implications of taking normal US citizens, training them into guerrilla warriors and then callously using them as pawns for their reasons.

A radical leftist, say an anti-WTO anarchist and a right wing extremist get together to assassinate powerful bankers or other corporate targets. Their blend of tactics and skills makes them far more dangerous than they were alone. Players have to get one killer to turn against the other.

Several extremists abduct and kill apparently random targets. When the players investigate, they found out disturbing biological anomalies in the victims' bodies. The extremists claim the victims were possessed by aliens...could they be right?