This is the original question...Fromper wrote:Is torture always evil, in the context of PFS alignment infraction rules?
...and this is the response.Michael Brock wrote:Yes torture is evil.
*Sigh*. You're cherry-picking. Original question:
Is torture always evil, in the context of PFS alignment infraction rules? How violent does it have to be to be considered torture?
The second question is the more important and telling part of the question. He made the follow-up question expecting the answer to the first question to be yes. Which I would have expected too, given PFS.You're also misquoting the torture clarification, Michael added the 'excessive' there later on, which waters that definition down. And good that he did, because the definition you quoted was so strict it was causing issues.
Smiles and sunshine for everyone? :)
You're trying to make peace, and even though I might not agree with the rhetoric means you're trying to achieve it, I will drop the issue. This thread should now die, as after the initial confusion was corrected with "excessive"-amendment the only really meaningful information contained here is this:
Slapping a bound man probably does not cause excessive pain. Filleting his fingers probably does. This is one of those situations where I can not provide an absolute definition for every situation that may occur so I leave it to the GMs to make the best interpretation they possibly can.
Which actually doesn't change the status quo quite much.