Sin and Jesus might not sound like a fun topic, but our questions and games made it more fun than it should have been!
We wrangled up six of our trusty GameCell dudes: Tyler, Josh, Yoshi, Alex, Greg, and Brylan (six). Vince and I sat in. And then we had five more show up later. It got intense. And heated. Yoshi took the Discussion Master helm and assigned the first question:
Yoshi talked about Dishonored and how the world became less filled with disease and infection if you preserved your enemies lives. Alex Carter talked about how Dragon Ball Zenoverse was about an attempt to repair the brokenness of time.
Brylan and Yoshi really opened up about their loved ones and how their attempts to fix things have gone. They were some super brave answers that are best kept as conversations that stick with our crew.
Tyler also talked about how valuable it is that we address our own faults.
Greg mentioned laughter. Alex mentioned beating yourself up. We also explored the value of forgiveness in coming to terms with brokenness in a healthy way.
We explored three small stories from the Bible that deal with forgiveness. Tyler told the parable of the Unforgiving Debtor. I told the other two.
Josh was into it. Then we asked our last question.
We got some bold and brave answers to this both as both a no and a yes. We prayed, snacked, and then filled the basement with all the late-arrivals.
These guys aren’t being rude (normal) on their phones, they’re getting ready for another round of QUIPLASH, which was Brylan’s pick as the honorary new guy (second time here).
Players in Quiplash come up with answers on their phones. We got everybody in the room playing or teamed up if they didn’t have a smartphone.
Jokes took dirty turns and playful personal attacks. We anticipated this and asked the question:
“Now you know your mind is dirty: do you think your mind could become clean again?”
While they answered in a chorus of “no’s,” I was most proud of Vince who illustrated that it was possible to be clean and hilarious.
Mama Bird (Austin) got the next pick: ORBITAL GEAR. Unfortunately, the screengrab doesn’t show that this game splits player segments into four screens. But our crew enjoyed planet-hopping as mechs that killed each other.
Greg asked the question, “How do you feel about other people who sin against you in games like this?”
Our crew’s responses seemed to agree that a mark of maturity is when you can forgive your opponents as a gentleman and not carry out grudges.
TRINE 2 was Vince’s pick. But he picked others to play for him. Very gentlemanly. This game came with the question, “What’s the hardest part of dealing with other’s mistakes?”
I heard somebody saying that this kind of makes you to forgive others a lot. Especially since we make a lot of our own dumb mistakes.
This night was maybe our best yet this year.
Other SIN NIGHT games and questions (that didn’t get used):
- Blues and Bullets
How might investigating others sins help you deal with your own?
- Life is Strange
Would you make wiser (less selfish) choices if you could rewind time like Max? Why?
When might be a good time to slow down and really consider your choices and if you’re walking the best way?
- Her Story
How does listening to her story make you feel about her?
- The Swindle
How might exploring the broken life of a thief make you better at respecting others’ belongings?
- Titan Souls
How do you think this game deals with brokenness?