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(Independent)   Israeli Army claims that playing Dungeons & Dragons is a sign of mental and moral inferiority   (independent.co.uk) divider line 297
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2008-03-09 12:11:27 PM
'cuz they're all playing Warcraft now.
 
2008-03-09 12:17:29 PM
Also, paying retail.
 
2008-03-09 12:35:14 PM
CrotchBeard: 'cuz they're all playing Warcraft now.

That's just the role play servers.

*sigh*

As it stands, i'm not sure where the gaming industry is going to go. The shift seems to be towards larger media conglomerates, intellectual property lawyer disputes and movie companies looking to tap a new well of story lines. While capital investment might be good for development of new product lines, i'm afraid we're going to trade innovation and imagination for corporate conformity and profits.

I miss the 'old days'. sure, the products might have been cheaply produced. And yes, release schedules were more of a polite suggestion than actual firm dates....but the copy was good and the games were written by True Believers.
 
2008-03-09 12:36:26 PM
They also shun bacon, a sin in my eyes. Even The Chosen People have their foibles.
 
2008-03-09 12:40:32 PM
Only if you're a Chaotic Evil Barbarian.
 
2008-03-09 12:44:55 PM
Weaver95: I miss the 'old days'. sure, the products might have been cheaply produced. And yes, release schedules were more of a polite suggestion than actual firm dates....but the copy was good and the games were written by True Believers.

www.trukz.com
 
2008-03-09 12:45:09 PM
Richard Pye: Only if you're a Chaotic Evil Barbarian.

I once used a CE Barbarian as a template for my 'evil penguins' Neverwinter Nights module. They exploded for a moderate level of damage too when they died. You could do some pretty bizarre things with that code....it was fun running my own server for a while, but it was hard to maintain and took up too much of my time.

Fun stuff while it lasted tho!
 
2008-03-09 12:48:24 PM
No obvious tag?
 
2008-03-09 12:50:31 PM
The dice themselves are celebrated, having up to 20 sides

Oh they go higher, my friend...they go higher

My d100 was pretty neat, but it was so nearly spherical, it rolled off the table every time.

/novelty gift
//from my girlfriend at the time!!!
///only 95% nerd.
 
2008-03-09 01:07:33 PM
Lionel Mandrake: My d100 was pretty neat, but it was so nearly spherical, it rolled off the table every time.

THIS. Hahaha, too funny. I finally got pissed off enough, after buying the damned d100) to buy 10 d10s to roll instead. Haven't played since the late 80s, but that d100 was one expensive piece of mass-produced plastic, iirc.
 
2008-03-09 01:14:14 PM
Israel just lost my support.

Now watch Tatsuma come in here, roll a 1 on his Sense Motive check, and chew me out over a blatantly tongue-in-cheek comment.

/now, The Lord of the Rings, The Dark Crystal and things
//we use these as a reference tool
///if this is obscure, then you guys are using Int as the dump stat
 
2008-03-09 01:14:55 PM
nerds!
 
2008-03-09 01:24:28 PM
NeauxFear: I finally got pissed off enough, after buying the damned d100) to buy 10 d10s to roll instead.

Wouldn't you just need two d10's? One for the ten's digit, one for the one's digit.
 
2008-03-09 01:30:42 PM
Also, paying retail.


Oi, vey!
 
2008-03-09 02:44:54 PM
Weaver95: While capital investment might be good for development of new product lines, i'm afraid we're going to trade innovation and imagination for corporate conformity and profits.

Not while Steve Jackson still holds the rights to GURPS. Andrew Looney at Looney Labs and James Ernest at Cheapass Games (with Toivo still collating...) also put out some fun stuff.
www.cheapass.com
 
2008-03-09 03:02:58 PM
Eighteen-year-old recruits who admit to playing the game are, it's said, automatically given a low security clearance; an army spokesman reportedly described them as "detached from reality and susceptible to influence", which a cynic might consider prerequisites of any successful soldier.

Just one more reason why the Israeli Army is so bad ass.
 
2008-03-09 03:23:06 PM
LIES! LIES! ALL LIES!
/berserker
 
2008-03-09 03:26:36 PM
Huzzah! Another D&D thread. I could care less what the Isreali Army says, it's just a damn game. Sure, some people go a little far when playing the game, but that can happen with every single hobby or activity.
 
2008-03-09 03:36:25 PM
Xaxor: Sure, some people go a little far when playing the game, but that can happen with every single hobby or activity.

www.pinkdome.com

Perhaps Israel doth protest too much...
 
2008-03-09 03:54:06 PM
I came here for the pictures of Israeli Army chicks.
 
2008-03-09 03:54:33 PM
Maybe they consider it a sign of insanity to be sitting inside rolling dice and arguing about orcs instead of trying to get one of the Israeli army girls pregnant.
 
2008-03-09 03:54:46 PM
You know who else thought the jews showed signs of mental and moral inferiority?
 
2008-03-09 03:57:19 PM
Israeli Army claims that playing Dungeons & Dragons is a sign of mental and moral inferiority

They're right.
 
2008-03-09 03:57:47 PM
eqtworld: You know who else thought the jews showed signs of mental and moral inferiority?

G-d? 95% of Exodus is Hashem shouting "WTF is wrong with you people?" To which the Ethopian Jews responded by saying "What do you mean, 'you people'?" To which the LORD respondeth "Uh, that's not what I... that is to say... aw, Medammit, look at the time."
 
2008-03-09 03:58:07 PM
Jonathan Hohensee: They're right.

9/10
Short simple and to the point, only two words.
And anyone here who plays will get defensive.
 
2008-03-09 03:58:07 PM
NeauxFear: Lionel Mandrake: My d100 was pretty neat, but it was so nearly spherical, it rolled off the table every time.

THIS. Hahaha, too funny. I finally got pissed off enough, after buying the damned d100) to buy 10 d10s to roll instead. Haven't played since the late 80s, but that d100 was one expensive piece of mass-produced plastic, iirc.


Good luck rolling a 9.
 
2008-03-09 03:58:51 PM
Jonathan Hohensee: Israeli Army claims that playing Dungeons & Dragons is a sign of mental and moral inferiority

They're right.


Oh I don't know....Keep on the Borderlands could have some value as a tactical training scenario.
 
2008-03-09 03:58:54 PM
EsteeFlwrPot: nerds!

joos!
 
2008-03-09 03:59:13 PM
I wish I had the d20 fuzzy dice for my car mirror.
 
2008-03-09 03:59:59 PM
that's my observation too. the people who play d&d have an inferior mentality and character.
 
2008-03-09 04:00:54 PM
PhiloeBedoe: Also, paying retail.

You got something against haggling?
 
2008-03-09 04:01:01 PM
My sad D&D story...

I played it until I was in about 5th-6th grade when I discovered girls. Then, a decade later, I met a hot girl who was into D&D. We connected with each other physically but we had nothing in common. I just couldn't bring myself to re-learn all that shiat. So it was not meant to be.

/paging Alanis Morrisette
 
2008-03-09 04:01:22 PM
clicktoenter: that's my observation too. the people who play d&d have an inferior mentality and character.

dear lord, your right! people who are good at math and able to solve problems creatively are EVIL and stupid!

Crush the heretic, burn the witch! it's the only way to be safe, right?
 
2008-03-09 04:01:33 PM
The Anti-Laura: I wish I had the d20 fuzzy dice for my car mirror.

I love mine.

/best $10 I've spent in awhile
 
2008-03-09 04:01:36 PM
Eh, I think they're goofy for not eating ham.

If that is the biggest gulf between us, I'll cope.
 
2008-03-09 04:03:41 PM
Weaver95: Crush the heretic, burn the witch! it's the only way to be safe, right?

it is in Dark Heresy. :P
 
2008-03-09 04:04:07 PM
not a geek but i have 15 thousand comics and love star trek and dungeons
//and olivia munn
///maybe i am a geek
meh
 
2008-03-09 04:04:21 PM
www.rpgmall.com
 
2008-03-09 04:05:31 PM
Lionel Mandrake: The dice themselves are celebrated, having up to 20 sides

Oh they go higher, my friend...they go higher

My d100 was pretty neat, but it was so nearly spherical, it rolled off the table every time.

/novelty gift
//from my girlfriend at the time!!!
///only 95% nerd.


Pythagoras is rolling in his grave.
 
2008-03-09 04:05:36 PM
JerseyTim: No obvious tag?

I came in here to say this.
 
2008-03-09 04:06:06 PM
It's already been said, but they're right. Hell, even just posting on Fark makes me feel dirty. Go get some sun and talk to girls kiddies, there is life to be had out there.
 
2008-03-09 04:06:33 PM
StillH2O: I came here for the pictures of Israeli Army chicks.

I came for the Hot D&D chicks. Lets see who wins.
 
2008-03-09 04:07:41 PM
a buddy of mine used to play dungeons with drew curtis
//perhaps all farkers are geeks
//naaaaaaaaa
 
2008-03-09 04:07:52 PM
Neurocrat: NeauxFear: I finally got pissed off enough, after buying the damned d100) to buy 10 d10s to roll instead.

Wouldn't you just need two d10's? One for the ten's digit, one for the one's digit.


Hence the mental inferiority inherent in the system. Come see the mental inferiority inherent in the system! Help! Help! I'm being held back in math!
 
2008-03-09 04:08:50 PM
I thought mental and moral inferiority was just a normal part of being an Israeli.
 
2008-03-09 04:10:07 PM
I think that occupying someone else's country without first paying for it is a sign of mental and moral inferiority
 
2008-03-09 04:10:17 PM
fireclown: I came for the Hot D&D chicks. Lets see who wins.

I haven't attention-whored in awhile:
i4.tinypic.com

/my favorite pic of me
 
2008-03-09 04:10:28 PM
NPComplete: NeauxFear: Lionel Mandrake: My d100 was pretty neat, but it was so nearly spherical, it rolled off the table every time.

THIS. Hahaha, too funny. I finally got pissed off enough, after buying the damned d100) to buy 10 d10s to roll instead. Haven't played since the late 80s, but that d100 was one expensive piece of mass-produced plastic, iirc.

Good luck rolling a 9.


You treat 10 as 0 for the tens digit. Or you get a pair of d10s, one of which is numbered 00-90 instead of 1-10.
 
2008-03-09 04:10:29 PM
Funny, I thought massacring unarmed Palestinian children is an even more certain sign of mental and moral inferiority.
 
2008-03-09 04:10:40 PM
Sammy Jenkins: I thought mental and moral inferiority was just a normal part of being an Israeli.

Jews are either the diabolical architects of the One World banking and media-control syndicate, or a bunch of throwbacks to bizarre 3000 year old customs. You can't have it both ways.
 
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