Conflicted: Mercy on the Dying – What Would You Do?

Conflicted: BEFORE the SHTF!


Conflicted is a Survival Card Game.  Each card in the deck has a scenario that will stretch how you would respond in an SHTF situation.  What would you do?  Leave your thoughts in the comment section below!


SCENARIO – One of your friends has been shot in battle, and a field medic told you he will be paralyzed from the neck down for the rest of his life.  This is a post-apocalyptic world you are living in and your friend asks you to please have mercy on him and put him out of his misery.

His wife and kids have already died and all he wants to do is be with them instead of living in a world as unforgiving as this.  Would you have mercy on your friend and kill him or would you let him live?  Why?


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9 thoughts on “Conflicted: Mercy on the Dying – What Would You Do?

  1. Doug Hill

    Interesting topic.I know what I would do now and I know what the person I use to be would of done. When I read ETM I always enjoy. Keep up the good fight. Doug <

  2. Dare Tuitt

    If there was some specific skill(s) he had that no one else in the group had, I would ask him if he thought he could dictate the steps to someone so at least there would be a record for others to use. If he agreed, then 2 would be assigned to write it all down and they would be tasked with learning it. Knowing that he left behind such knowledge will give him more dignity in his passing. Once completed, all in the group would give their proper good-byes. Then sleep-inducing pills and a quick, painless a death. Would not just leave him to the mercy of wild animals.

  3. RangerRick

    I teach this in my classes. It is not an easy call to make. In the end time supplies are limited.
    Do you want to use up what supplies you have ,knowing the patient is going to die anyway.
    My call, if in your compound or what ever you call it, hold their hand ,pray with them and let them pass. If they are in sever pain, you can chose to do something else.
    I agree with Dare,s reply- make a record of the death. Leave out if it was an assisted death, some snowflake may take issue.
    Be Prepared – Be Prayerful – Be Thankful – You are an American
    Ranger Rick
    North Idaho

  4. mark haney

    i agree with those who would assist in helping him die, would want the same for myself. a painless way to help them pass would be to insert a needle with tube in a major vein and let them bleed out while praying with them.

  5. Max Stotto

    I would tell him that I could not do it right now but we will talk about it tomorrow I would then shoot him without him expecting it, I would show the same mercy to my dog in a similar scenario and I love him too. Regards

  6. Heartless

    Having had to make this decision, sans the gunshot – to end the life of a loved one, I know what I’d do. Any other decision is to go against the friend’s wishes. Advice, do it fast, gently if possible and live with your action for the rest of your life.

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