Word of the Day: Despot

Despot, which means “tyrannical ruler” is going to be used more and more when us guys get together to play games! I came across this word when researching another and found that it fitted better to the term I was looking!

Despot
Noun

ONE
a. A ruler or person who holds absolute power and who typically exercises it in a cruel or oppressive way: “House rules in Munchkin make a despot of all who would host the games night events.”

TWO
a. King, Emperor or an absolute ruler with unlimited powers: “Darth Vader killed his Sith Master ending the despot’s rule of the Empire”

THREE
a. a title meaning “master,” applied to certain classes of rulers, as Byzantine emperors or bishops of the Greek church.

The modern term of Despot implies tyrannical rule, or rule with absolute power, which like I mentioned in the intro will be used more and more when us guys get together to play games.  I will not mention which of us comes to mind most when thinking of the word but if you know our group it’s easy to surmise who I’m referring to.

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