Poverty and NPC’s

February 20, 2007 at 12:32 pm (Gming)

Pinko feminist hellcat wrote

There is a term that I heard in college a lot: Poverty is violence.  I used to scoff at it until I got schooled on the subject.  And it’s true.  It’s violence–impersonal, state-sponsored violence.

Yah. I kind of agree. This is a good quote to help any gm creating a character from a lower social class than their own.  

Poverty makes you bitter, angry and afraid. You get angry at people who have had it ‘easy’ and never had the worrys you had. It makes you used to being treated badly. It takes away hope for the future and makes it hard to imagine yourself in the future.

You get afraid your going to have the lives of the older people around you. That you will die because you cant afford health care. That you will starve or lose the place your living because your ill and can’t work or can’t take care of yourself. That you will live a ‘trapped’ life living day to day, week to week, month to month.

 You know you don’t matter because you don’t have money. You know that you won’t have justice because you don’t have money. And its hard to get away from all that. Its hard to make more of your life.  

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