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    Fantasy Role-Playing Is Hurting America--Not sure what to make of this...

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    Should I give up on WoW and DnD? Why can't I be a hero to someone?!?! I am so confused!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logwyn View Post
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    Should I give up on WoW and DnD? Why can't I be a hero to someone?!?! I am so confused!!!!
    God, I lived through the Satanic Panic once already. If this shit kicks off again, I'm ponying up the cash to become a card-carrying member of the Satanic Temple.


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    TL;DR

    "Fantasy Roleplaying is bad. Instead you should go to church where you can pretend to eat the flesh of your saviour."
    Isms bore me. I think they are only brought by people who seek to marginalize the potential of each ism to provide something meaningful. Name it, Capitalism, Socialism, even Communism-- all contain something of merit towards structuring a society. The biggest flaw in human history has been the need to take the worst of a system along with the best. It doesn't have to be all of one and none of another.

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    I'll take being a fake dragon slayer over being raped by a priest any day.

    Much better way to spend your formative years.
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    LARPers hate eRPG. Makes them feel like they are being replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logwyn View Post
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    Should I give up on WoW and DnD? Why can't I be a hero to someone?!?! I am so confused!!!!
    Totally unbiased source you got going there.

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    I agree but not just DND or World of Warcraft.
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    Totally unbiased source you got going there.
    Well, that kind of website is exactly where you'd expect to find nonsense like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PACOX View Post
    LARPers hate eRPG. Makes them feel like they are being replaced.
    Well yeah. Erotic RPGs can replace pretty much everyone and everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    God, I lived through the Satanic Panic once already. If this shit kicks off again, I'm ponying up the cash to become a card-carrying member of the Satanic Temple.
    I mean to be fair it did turn out there was an elite group hunting children so they were not completely wrong. That said I doubt we will return to that they seem rather distracted by other world events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unfilteredJW View Post
    I'll take being a fake dragon slayer over being raped by a priest any day.

    Much better way to spend your formative years.
    Not a erpg enjoyed I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tentim View Post
    I mean to be fair it did turn out there was an elite group hunting children
    You mean the Catholic Church?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    You mean the Catholic Church?
    Epstien though they are the popular wiping boys. When muslims do it they try to cover it up here.

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    Conspiracy theories and religion. Two forbidden topics for the price of one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logwyn View Post
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    Should I give up on WoW and DnD? Why can't I be a hero to someone?!?! I am so confused!!!!
    Paganism, after all, demands the sort of significance that is heroic, in which one’s virtues of strength and power are celebrated in story and song.
    Holy fuckin shit this is suck a misunderstanding and overgeneralization of a huge host of religions under the pagan umbrella I don't know where to begin.

    Lest to say I wasn't taking it terribly seriously up 'til that point, though was trying to give it a fair shake. But the writer fuckin lost me right here. Know your subject matter, noobs.

    I feel like we're regressing back to the 80's moral panics over Dungeons and Dragon's and shit. What next, are they going to come for He-Man, Master of the Universe? Ain't nobody can touch He-Man, Master of the Universe.



    Because this will always be funny to me.

    I was at least hoping for an interesting moral panic about D&D. It was depressingly short after that line. There's some poor Dave from accounts payable out there, probably crying himself to sleep after reading this. But honestly is D&D popular enough for the moral panics again just because it's getting another movie? Did they not see how the last time went? Because that probably set D&D back at least a few years. They should be hoping for another epic disaster (though it looks fun).

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    D&D probably got targeted in this ever since Stranger Things increased its popularity again. But as Endus said -- This shit has already happened once and best not be happening again.
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    The last satanic panic didn’t end DND or metal music or magic cards or violent video games or whatever, and I highly doubt that this will do that when all of these things are far more mainstream than they ever were in the past.
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    This has come up every so often since the 1980's, where evangelical or conservative groups will say that videogames or Dungeons and Dragons is satanic. It's complete nonsense that the majority of the public rightfully ignores. But, what it does impact are the children of parents influenced by this misinformation into thinking that they shouldn't allow them to play things like videogames or DnD. It's always sad when you run into then adults that say they had to grow up in a situation like that. I've known adults that as kids weren't allowed to play videogames, or in some cases even watch television. There is also a political angle to it, since it's used to deflect from gun control talk. Blaming videogames or any other topic is used to change the discourse from that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biglog View Post
    This has come up every so often since the 1980's, where evangelical or conservative groups will say that videogames or Dungeons and Dragons is satanic. It's complete nonsense that the majority of the public rightfully ignores. But, what it does impact are the children of parents influenced by this misinformation into thinking that they shouldn't allow them to play things like videogames or DnD. It's always sad when you run into then adults that say they had to grow up in a situation like that. I've known adults that as kids weren't allowed to play videogames, or in some cases even watch television. There is also a political angle to it, since it's used to deflect from gun control talk. Blaming videogames or any other topic is used to change the discourse from that.
    Before the 80s it was disco and drugs in the 70s ruining the youth, the hippies in the 60s, communists before that. It's been going on longer.
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    You shrug at it and let them stew in their own misery, simple as that.

    The video games industry these days is bigger than the movie one, the general public at large does not care about any supposed moral panic they're trying to inflame yet again.

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    Only had to see "christianitytoday.com" to know where this was going.


    Reminds me of that old nursery rhyme: "Jack T. nimble, Jack T. Chick... Jack T. be full of shit."

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