Who of you would be interested in a #solarpunk pen and paper role playing game?
I feel that a lot of Solarpunk enthusiasts dont see a potential for worthwhile conflicts in Solarpunk. Its as if after rebelling against the system and corporation suddenly we enter an utopia-like state and everybody gets along.
Solarpunk has a lot of hard questions to ask. How to govern ourselves without hierarchies? How to be meritocratic without engineer dramas?
My friend is planning one soon
@alxd That's really hard. How do you deal with irresponsible behavior other than with exercising authority? Every form of authority needs to be prepared to argue its legitimacy. I don't think it's hard to argue for vaccination for people for whom it poses no health risk. I don't think one can get rid of all of authority, getting rid of illegitimate authority however….
Finishing it. However theres a gap between Le Guin and a lot of idealistic writers I read / talk to.
@pettter @alxd You could use http://www.openlegendrpg.com/ for the game mechanics.
By the way, is solarpunk like a utopian libertarianism/minarchism or utopian anarchy?
You might enjoy "The Equalizer" by Jack Williamson. https://archive.org/details/Astounding_v39n01_1947-03_AK It has many parallels to the hacker/maker movements and the open source hardware movement. CW: for some cursing.
I'm more of a fan of FATE mechanics with minimum dice use and a lot of narrative solutions - https://www.evilhat.com/home/fate-core/
I see Solarpunk more as a "horizontal power structures", "community-driven progress and technology" and "sustainability" than any specific libertarian / communist / anarchist solution.
I'll check out the Equalizer, thanks! :)
@alxd I like this idea.
@alxd I would be interested in playing this. And, if you need the help, I'd be interested in taking part in the development as well.