Life in a post-apocalyptical world is nothing like life in today’s society. You will have to decide between your morals and your will to live like never before. The questions have to be taken literally during the game. The questions in Conflicted: The Survival Card Game are more about the spirit of the question, than the question itself. For example, one of the cards read:
“The airplane you stole is too heavy and it’s about to crash. You and your six buddies have five minutes to decide who to dump out, fuel and supplies have been dumped already. Two of you need to go in order to make the airplane stable but there are no parachutes. The two who will need to leave the plane will suffer an excruciating fall to their deaths. How would you handle this situation and why?”
What we are asking in reality is this “If you had to sacrifice 2 of your closest friends so that the majority of the group could live, not doing so would mean the death of everyone, how would you go about it? What criteria would you use to choose who lives and who dies? Are you all in this together and should you all die? Would you be a martyr and sacrifice yourself so that others could live? Should the people who are dragging the team be punished(In this case, the 2 heaviest people)? What would you do?
A desire to avoid answering a question like that, reveals that the player probably isn’t ready emotionally for a post-apocalyptic world.Whatever that answer is, how does the rest of the group (people you will most likely be bugging out with) take it? Will that answer be a good decision for the entire group as well and not just for you? Will they agree or disagree with you completely?