Should I prohibit a player from having a character goal that makes me uncomfortable?

Me (Gamemaster) and a few friends are gearing up to start a FATE game set in a society inspired by ancient Greece, with a direct democratic political system.

One of my players wants to play a wealthy merchant transitioning into politics, and has outright mentioned wanting to use his wealth to buy votes/sway the system.

This sort of thing makes me really uncomfortable because of its effects in real life. I think having a player character pursue this sort of goal would lessen the fun for me as the game master, as it would serve as a constant reminder of the sort of stuff that goes on IRL. It’s the sort of thing I would consider an appropriate method for a villain, not a PC.

I don’t want to be the moral police and get in the way of him playing a character he enjoys, but I also want to have fun without grappling with this issue in my game.

Should I talk to him about it and encourage him to pursue alternative ways of achieving his character’s goals? I could just have it be really difficult to do in the game, because this society is partially setup this way because of people that have tried to do this in their history, but I honestly think this is an out of character issue, because it makes me as a person uncomfortable.

Website attack: What is the attacker’s goal?

A bot network(?) has been after my website for quite a while now. Here is a breakdown of what they do:

  1. They register several accounts using random characters for building a first and last name which look like this:

    HludvkxTGVIwP oBScrLdvJ AicSJbYk uWrVKZtSdTNAv ... 
  2. The email addresses used for these profiles seem to be valid email addresses from real people but I can not say whether they are just used by the attacker or if they have actual control over those addresses. What I do know, though: The emails are never confirmed by the link sent to those newly registered accounts.

  3. The attacker then goes to the password retrieval page and sends "new password" requests which is weird as I think they don’t receive the answer because of the lack of control over the email used in the profiles created …

I would like to understand what the attacker is trying to achieve in order to evaluate if this is a threat. Why would he send password requests for an account just created by themselves a minute ago?

The ip addresses change all the time, so it seems to be a network.

Setting up a Destination Goal in Google Analytics using Regex

I want to set up a destination goal in GA to determine when a user reaches the end of a flow, or basically has completed a process.

The problem, the URL changes depending on the activity of the user so we have a URL like this (below) which can vary.

apply/UserAccount?execution=e1s2

The S2 represents the last stage in the flow, which is the page I’m trying to capture. However the e1 could be any number depending on the other activities of the user.

Can someone help with writing a Regex to make sure GA captures the every time a user reaches the last page regardless of the execution number? Is there a way to ignore the “E1” value and simply match the rest? I am completely new to this part so I’d be embarrassed to share what I’ve tried 🙂

What counts as a “specific goal, event, or activity” for the Divination spell?

The divination spell states:

Similar to augury but more powerful, a divination spell can provide you with a useful piece of advice in reply to a question concerning a specific goal, event, or activity that is to occur within 1 week.

I’m not sure what limitations the language about “a specific goal, event, or activity” imposes. The immediate motivation for this comes from a Kingmaker campaign that I’m currently running. After an attack on their capital, my players came up with the idea of casting divination once a week to ask “Will anything attack our kingdom this week?”

I’m trying to figure out if this is specific enough, and if not, what would be specific enough. On one hand, it’s not a specific event – they aren’t expecting any particular attack. On the other hand, it’s arguably a specific goal – keeping their citizens safe from large-scale threats.

Also, I expect my players to use divination many times during this campaign, so I’d like to know how this language limits the spell beyond this one case.

If there is any research on Goal Based Programming (GBP)?

The more I think about programming and optimization, the more I think “why not just specify a goal and have the program figure out the optimal solution to it”.

I am familiar with basic “optimization problems” such as finding the best fit line to a curve, or gradient descent sorts of things. What I’m talking about is way more complicated than that.

What I’m imagining is to say something like “An HTTPS server exists”, and for the system to figure out how to build one. Obviously given just that info, it’s not enough. It would require human-level training in programming and understanding concepts and everything.

But my question is, what could you do to build a system to support such a “goal statement”? What would the key parts be?

It seems at first, the simplest goal is “Action x is performed”. This is required to change the current world into the desired (goal) world. For example, "Add" is performed on 1 and 2 is a goal stating that the “add” function is applied to the two arguments. It seems that from this foundation, you can build up higher and higher levels of abstraction to the point where you could then say “An HTTPS server exists”. But this HTTPS server is a structure, not an action. So you need some way to have some intermediate goals that transcribe goals into (not actions, but) structures. Perhaps, The result of x operation exists is a simple transformation between the two.

But then I’m stuck haha. What do the goals look like in the intermediate realm? Has anyone done any research into this area? Searching doesn’t yield much, though it brings up a book Goal programming and extensions which I might have to purchase.

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How can one set goal in his life?

Hi Friends,

Recently I've started reading a few motivational books and all of them suggest you set a goal in your life.

My problem here is how one can choose any goal?

I'm a salaried professional, with wife and kids. Everything seems to be going fine. Job is good, family life is good. So how can I choose the goal?

Your suggestions would be appreciated.