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The Lifeboat Game (Morality Test)

andersonnnunes

Disciple
Messages
328
There's this passenger liner sailing from Britain to Australia (a nice long cruise). Halfway through the journey it sinks. During the panic and chaos of the sinking process you regain consciousness on some remaining debris with 15 other people. A lifeboat floats up to you, but it can only support 10 people. Since you found the lifeboat you get to decide the 9 other people who will join you.

1. A Doctor, GP, who has an addiction to drugs and is very nervous (Male/60 years old)
2. A black Protestant Minister, (Male/27 years old)
3. A prostitute, but is an excellent nurse, she has already saved a drowning child and put him on another lifeboat (Female/37 years old)
4. A criminal. Charged with murder and can navigate the boat. (Male/37)
5. A mentally disturbed man, who carries important government secrets in his head (Male/41)
6. A law-abiding salesman. He sells automatic washing machines and is also a member of the Rotary Club. (Male/51)
7. A crippled boy, paralyzed since birth. He cannot use his hands and is dependent on others. (Male/8)
8. A housewife with two children at home (Female/23)
9. A Jewish restaurant owner, married with 3 children at home. (Male/40)
10. A Teacher considered one of the best in England. (Female/32)
11. A Catholic Nun, supervisor of a girl's school. (Female/46)
12. An unemployed man, formally a professor of literature. He has a great sense of humor and is a decorated soldier for his contribution in the last war and was in a concentration camp for 3 years. (Male/53)
13. An Irish man studying to be a pharmacist. (Male/23) And is married to...
14. An Irish woman, studying to be a nursery teacher. (Female/22)
15. An American, he is also a neo-nazi and thus hates the Jew. However he has a large box of food which he will throw into the sea unless he goes into the lifeboat. (Male/20)

Rules
6 of the above must die. Just pick 6 and then justify your options.
  • Don't attempt to find holes in the hypothetical situation (e.g "Who would want to go to Australia?")
  • Whether you eventually arrive at a desert island or a civilized land is purely chance. Thus, you should prepare you choices for both outcomes.
(source)
 

gaijinkaiju

Disciple
Sanctuary legend
Game server maintainer
Messages
309
1; you might be qualified but your addiction and nervousness are too much of a risk
2; religion won't help us survive or navigate
5; in a survival situation i have no need for government secrets
7; he can't pull his weight and is just going to be using resources whilst contributing nothing
9; sorry food is more important
11; religion won't help us survive or navigate
 

Houseman

The Actual Hero
Sanctuary legend
Messages
549
The first nine people live, the last six don't. I'm just cramming people onto the boat in the order that I presumably notice them.
 

bluegate

Disciple
Sanctuary legend
Messages
274
Arnox said:
bluegate said:
Too long, didn't read.
C'monnnn. You're better than that.
Only slightly.

Alright then;

I'd save 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 4, 12

Those are the people I arbitrarily picked, because I imagine they don't wear their personalities and histories on their sleeves.
 

juicebox

Adherent
Messages
92
There's this passenger liner sailing from Britain to Australia (a nice long cruise). Halfway through the journey it sinks. During the panic and chaos of the sinking process you regain consciousness on some remaining debris with 15 other people. A lifeboat floats up to you, but it can only support 10 people. Since you found the lifeboat you get to decide the 9 other people who will join you.

1. A Doctor, GP, who has an addiction to drugs and is very nervous (Male/60 years old)
2. A black Protestant Minister, (Male/27 years old)
3. A prostitute, but is an excellent nurse, she has already saved a drowning child and put him on another lifeboat (Female/37 years old)
4. A criminal. Charged with murder and can navigate the boat. (Male/37)
7. A crippled boy, paralyzed since birth. He cannot use his hands and is dependent on others. (Male/8)
8. A housewife with two children at home (Female/23)
12. An unemployed man, formally a professor of literature. He has a great sense of humor and is a decorated soldier for his contribution in the last war and was in a concentration camp for 3 years. (Male/53)
13. An Irish man studying to be a pharmacist. (Male/23) And is married to...
14. An Irish woman, studying to be a nursery teacher. (Female/22)
15. An American, he is also a neo-nazi and thus hates the Jew. However he has a large box of food which he will throw into the sea unless he goes into the lifeboat. (Male/20)

I'll stay behind.

If i'm REQUIRED to follow the rules EXACTLY, I'll take the place of the neo-nazi

I've been drinking and thus my choices are mostly the result of my not-always-rational dislike of Judaism and Catholicism
 

andersonnnunes

Disciple
Messages
328
juicebox said:
I'll stay behind.

Nice. We don't see one of these often. Very valid play, depending on your particular circumstances.


gaijinkaiju said:
1; you might be qualified but your addiction and nervousness are too much of a risk
2; religion won't help us survive or navigate
5; in a survival situation i have no need for government secrets
7; he can't pull his weight and is just going to be using resources whilst contributing nothing
9; sorry food is more important
11; religion won't help us survive or navigate

Nice. Ruthless and goal focused, I like it.
 

Vendor-Lazarus

Disciple
Sanctuary legend
Messages
472
Who says I get to decide, just because I happened to spot the lifeboat first?
The most likely outcome is that NR:4 and NR:15 joins up and takes charge, with threats of violence.
They'll probably choose/coerce NR:1, NR:3, NR:8 and NR:10.
NR:14 would likely commit double-suicide with NR:13 rather than join them. Unless she is an SJW, and he a cuck. Literally in this case.
Survival chances are also pretty good with that selection.

I'm not saying it's right, just the most expected outcome.
 
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