"A physical confrontation occurs due to the failure of all rational means of intellectual negotiation and is the most degrading event in which a martial artist can become involved. It means you must resort to physical rather than mental skills to protect yourself, which can be construed as a failure from the philosophical standpoint."

-- George Kirby
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@clacke @xj9 The tabletop game that I've been developing, Witching Lands, is about this. Means to violence play a role in it, but if the players are good at the game, they will never be used.

Violence mostly only happens if the negotiation process gets lost in such pathological delusions that it benefits a person to step outside of it and act directly. An extreme event, for advanced players it should never happen. I look forward to finding out if that "should" holds together in reality.

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