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Role Playing (Games)

Looking Back At Dungeons & Dragons 189

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:$26 is a lot (Score 1) 534

the US didn't pick that fight The way I remember it, the US decided that Bin Laden was resposible. They said to the Taliban "Hand him over" "Show us some evidence first" was the unreasonable reply. "Yehaaw, here we come ready or not" I don't really see how that is not picking that fight

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

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 Bad Analogy Man (Score 1) 155

Don't know about anyone else, but every time I've been to a hotel, they always have brand new soap bars laid out. Who would like to go to a hotel and find they have not changed the soap? Such a joy to pick the previous occupant's pubes off before you wash. I'm definitely coming back here again.

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

Dear Chrisq It is common knowledge amongst my associates that you do have a particulary small penis. Perhaps I could interest you in a prescription for our new improved Donkey Dong tablets. Simply reply with your full bank details, address, mothers maiden name etc. for security purposes. Regards Robin Suckas

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