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Role Playing (Games)

Looking Back At Dungeons & Dragons 189

Posted by Soulskill
from the lightning-bolt dept.
An anonymous reader sends in a nostalgic piece about Dungeons & Dragons and the influence it's had on games and gamers for the past 36 years. Quoting: "Maybe there was something in the air during the early '70s. Maybe it was historically inevitable. But it seems way more than convenient coincidence that Gygax and Arneson got their first packet of rules for D&D out the door in 1974, the same year Nolan Bushnell managed to cobble together a little arcade machine called Pong. We've never had fun quite the same way since. Looking back, these two events set today's world of gaming into motion — the Romulus and Remus of modern game civilization. For the rest of forever, we would sit around and argue whether games should let us do more or tell us better stories."

Comment: Re:Britian the land of the ... err free? (Score 1) 382

by DeeVeeAnt (#29104559) Attached to: In the UK, a Plan To Criminalize Illegal Downloaders
While I agree pretty much with what you say here, I think you might want to check on the meaning of the word "condone". I expect it's the opposite of what you imagine.


1. to disregard or overlook (something illegal, objectionable, or the like). 2. to give tacit approval to: By his silence, he seemed to condone their behavior. 3. to pardon or forgive (an offense); excuse. 4. to cause the condonation of. 5. Law. to forgive or act so as to imply forgiveness of (a violation of the marriage vow).

Comment: Re:Now I am going to be worried (Score 1) 142

by DeeVeeAnt (#26161855) Attached to: Personalized Spam Rising Sharply, Study Finds
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