GoC

2008-01-23, 11:41 AM

The circumstances have changed. The original scenario is spoilered below.

You are insert-really-badass-heroic-dude-here and have just stormed into the lair of an evil overlord. Unfortunately you find yourself surrounded by one thousand of his supersoldiers and he has 100 hostages!

The evil overlord says that he may exchange some hostages if you give yourself up (he will then kill you). He gives you four options:

1. Just walk away. You're a hero and your life is worth more than theirs. You'll just work extra hard saving lives to make up for it.

2. You will shoot 75 of them going right to left. The rest are set free.

3. He will roll a die and there's a 1 in 6 chance of him letting them all go free. Otherwise he will execute them all. If you choose this option you lose your chance of killing the guards and escaping with the prisoners.

4. He will roll a die for each person there and there's a 1 in 5 chance for each to go free. You must execute each of the condemned.

If you try and fight then you estimate that as you're one badass dude you have a 1 in 10 chance of killing the mastermind's 1000 guards of doom and escapng with the prisoners (though an unknown number might die in the escape). The mastermind will always escape, always keeps his word and will stop killing after this final act of evilness.

The original scenario:

You and a band of 100 other people have been capture by an evil mastermind.

The mastmind singles you out and gives you the following choices:

1. You will shoot 75 of them going right to left. The rest are set free.

2. He will roll a die and there's a 1 in 6 chance of him letting them all go free. Otherwise he will execute them all. If you choose this option you lose your chance of killing the guards and escaping with the prisoners.

3. He will roll a die for each person there and there's a 1 in 5 chance for each to go free. You must execute each of the condemned.

In all of these cases you will be set free but if you resist he'll kill all of them and you.

You estimate that as you're one badass dude you have a 1 in 10 chance of killing the mastermind's ten thousand guards of doom and escapng with the prisoners (though an unknown number might die in the escape).

Which would you choose? Which is good/evil/neutral?

EDIT: Most alignment threads are very vague so I thought I'd create one with things clearly stated.

You are insert-really-badass-heroic-dude-here and have just stormed into the lair of an evil overlord. Unfortunately you find yourself surrounded by one thousand of his supersoldiers and he has 100 hostages!

The evil overlord says that he may exchange some hostages if you give yourself up (he will then kill you). He gives you four options:

1. Just walk away. You're a hero and your life is worth more than theirs. You'll just work extra hard saving lives to make up for it.

2. You will shoot 75 of them going right to left. The rest are set free.

3. He will roll a die and there's a 1 in 6 chance of him letting them all go free. Otherwise he will execute them all. If you choose this option you lose your chance of killing the guards and escaping with the prisoners.

4. He will roll a die for each person there and there's a 1 in 5 chance for each to go free. You must execute each of the condemned.

If you try and fight then you estimate that as you're one badass dude you have a 1 in 10 chance of killing the mastermind's 1000 guards of doom and escapng with the prisoners (though an unknown number might die in the escape). The mastermind will always escape, always keeps his word and will stop killing after this final act of evilness.

The original scenario:

You and a band of 100 other people have been capture by an evil mastermind.

The mastmind singles you out and gives you the following choices:

1. You will shoot 75 of them going right to left. The rest are set free.

2. He will roll a die and there's a 1 in 6 chance of him letting them all go free. Otherwise he will execute them all. If you choose this option you lose your chance of killing the guards and escaping with the prisoners.

3. He will roll a die for each person there and there's a 1 in 5 chance for each to go free. You must execute each of the condemned.

In all of these cases you will be set free but if you resist he'll kill all of them and you.

You estimate that as you're one badass dude you have a 1 in 10 chance of killing the mastermind's ten thousand guards of doom and escapng with the prisoners (though an unknown number might die in the escape).

Which would you choose? Which is good/evil/neutral?

EDIT: Most alignment threads are very vague so I thought I'd create one with things clearly stated.