kristof65 Posted August 19, 2008 Share Posted August 19, 2008 On another list, this article was linked to: some political nonsense. Now, I don't really care about the actual political content of this post, what ticked me off was this line right here: It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman's memory of war from the comfort of mom's basement, but most Americans have the humility and gratitude to respect and learn from the memories of men who suffered on behalf of others. Emphasis is mine. Apparently, this guy goes around using D&D player as an insult. Last month he called some NY Times editors he didn't agree with a bunch of D&D players, too. It's time we broke him of this habit. For the first twenty years I gamed, I was embarrassed about my hobby because of the stereotype. Well, in recent years, I've realized it is just that - a stereo type, and unless we gamers stop treating it that way too, the stereo type will never go away. I'm encouraging all my fellow role-players (since it's highly unlikely this guy knows the difference between D&D, Tunnels & Trolls and Warhammer), regardless of your political leanings, to email this guy at [email protected] and denounce his use of D&D as a stereotype. If you're a republican, be sure to mention that; if you're not, ask him if he would dare say the same thing about stamp collectors or model railroad enthusiasts. BTW, this little tirade has nothing to do with my own political leanings, I'm simply tired of D&D being portrayed negatively. When it comes to my fellow gamers, I don't care if you're repubican, democrat, libertarian, communist or otherwise when you sit down to play D&D with me as long as your political views don't ruin the game. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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