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Sandbox-Style RPG using Conflict Resolution Tools

I recently had the opportunity to combine my job, a speech project, and my love of Role Playing Games into a single speech at Dungeons and Toast , my TTRPG-themed Toastmasters club. The Toastmasters speech was from my Persuasive Influence path and was the "Conflict Resolution" project, where you learn about conflict resolution techniques, then apply them to a problem and talk about the results. Conflict resolution, both as presented in the Toastmasters project, and in the types of work I do, does not mean addressing a hostile work environment or other conflicts of that nature. It has to do with helping intelligent, passionate groups of people to find a solution where there is no single right answer, and everything is a trade-off. My Project I challenged myself to tweak the project and make it about Role Playing Games, while still meeting the spirit of the project, and I found the perfect answer in a game that I ran for the club. For the 2022-2023 calendar year, the club ran