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2013-04-18 08:37:12 PM

Uzzah: Bree yark!


Righteously Old School
 
2013-04-18 08:37:49 PM

sassyfrancis: If he said something like, "Xbox or PS3 games will destroy people's lives and you should stay away from them.", well, his audience would abandon him in droves since most have them and know they're harmless.


Which is funny, because D&D is mostly harmless. Whereas people do actually get harmful addictions to game play.
 
2013-04-18 08:40:07 PM

Lando Lincoln: dahmers love zombie: [i.imgur.com image 468x240]

See, people?  Literally.

What kind of DM doesn't allow a saving throw against traps?

LAME.


The kind that makes saving throws for you behind the screen. They're all conniving, die fudging bastards.
 
2013-04-18 08:40:16 PM

Sock Ruh Tease: Anderson's Pooper: I can count three ordained ministers that were in my college D&D group.

That's a pretty cleric-heavy party.


Between the plate armor and the endless healing the battles must take forever.
 
2013-04-18 08:41:40 PM

TV's Vinnie: Daymn! It's been eons since I've heard Patso give one of his classic anti-D&D screeds.

Do people even play D&D anymore?

[i46.tinypic.com image 500x382]


Most Friday nights unless someone has to work really early Saturday.
 
2013-04-18 08:44:04 PM

Parthenogenetic: No love for Shadow Over Mystara?

[i.imgur.com image 500x375]

i.imgur.com

[i.imgur.com image 525x355]


pics.livejournal.com

Not the pic I wanted, but my google-fu is failing me today...
 
2013-04-18 08:45:16 PM
I blame all of you for permitting Pat Roberston's existence.
 
2013-04-18 08:48:43 PM
www.sjgames.com
 
2013-04-18 08:49:29 PM

FloridaWombat: This is the funniest shiat I've read while doing internet inventory in the back room of the game shop I work at part time.

/Hate 4th Ed., the new playtesting kit for D&D has me hoping.  Character generation has a d20 Black Company feel to it.
//Robertson is definitely an Ordo Hereticus Amalathian
///Check out the new Torment project by Monte Cook - just had it's Kickstarter and busted some records.


If you want funny, you should read the review of FATAL over at RPG.net sometime (might be considered NSFW in some senses, given the nature of FATAL necessarily involves discussing things like having to determine your characters maximum anal circumference in case anything large is inserted into your character during your adventures):

http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/14/14567.phtml
 
2013-04-18 08:52:13 PM
DRTFA Just seeing that tools face flash on my TV while channel surfing makes me wan to puke.
 
2013-04-18 08:58:30 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Fourth edition D&D IS a tool of Satan!

/Pathfinder is much better.
//Hero System 5th ed. is the greatest tabletop RPG of all time.
///Of. All. Time!


HERO 5th Ed....testify brother! But it does take a dedicated group to play it.
 
2013-04-18 09:03:09 PM

Tiiba: http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0555.html


GITIP always relevant.

Orclover is a handle older than the internet.
 
2013-04-18 09:04:19 PM
It's OK Pat.

I too wish we were back in a simpler time where demonizing things solves all our problems.

The only time I ever thought D&D was a tool for Satan is when my pop stepped on a d4 while barefoot.
Took one extra special whupping for leaving toys on the floor that time.
 
2013-04-18 09:08:00 PM

FarkinHostile: Everything those two folks above said happened to me in one way or another.


Yeah, you're misunderstanding me (partly because I was trying to have a little fun), it's not that things similar to those stories don't happen.  I just didn't believe either one of these particular yarns due to a number of factors not worthy greater of greater exposition.

Sorry the preacher treated you badly.  Like I said, I despise them on the whole.
 
2013-04-18 09:08:20 PM

ciberido: neongoats: Antimatter: neongoats: Facetious_Speciest: What if I'm playing a LG cleric of Yahweh? Still evil?

YHWH is at BEST lawful neutral with evil tendencies. On a good day.

Old testament, I dunno, i'd go more with Lawful evil.  NT, however, would be neutral good I think.

Only the Yeshua cult. They cribbed the portfolio of Ilmater the crying god.

Ilmater was cribbed from Issek of the Jug, noobling.


That's my favorite Fritz Leiber story.
 
2013-04-18 09:18:15 PM

Fano: [www.sjgames.com image 450x581]


SJG once had a GURPS system for using action figures as characters in a gaming scenario. Imagine Mum-Ra Vs Megatron or whatever. Someone used to think he was epic ownage hot sh*t with his Master of the Universe action figures until someone pulled out some "Heroes of The Bible" figures and messed him up.
 
2013-04-18 09:25:44 PM
Probably hasn't destroyed as many lives as religion.
 
2013-04-18 09:29:00 PM

Jim_Callahan: downstairs: Wow, Pat.  Did you fly back to 1984 or something?

Damn, I haven't heard a D&D/Satanism reference in like 25 years.

Blast from the past.

1984's about the last time his brain hadn't yet been rendered into swiss cheese by senility, if ever.

Ringshadow:
/D&D, Old World of Darkness, Call of Cthulu, whatever,

So... hundreds of those lost lives were you, then?

//Once had a character not make it out of the introduction scene.  I think our GM might have been mistaking it for Paranoia.




3 rounds in an old revolver and now I'm insane.
 
2013-04-18 09:31:14 PM
My HS German teacher told me I was going to Hell for D&D.
 
2013-04-18 09:33:53 PM

Kibbler: I remember back in the late 80's, some wacko church announced an event for everyone to bring in all of the albums, books, and other evil paraphernalia of that most decadent and horrible of Satanic cultural icons...Mr. Ed.

No really.  Mr Ed.

And it was no joke either.  The pastor fervently believed that Mr. Ed was sending Satanic messages to kids.  A character from a TV show that, even then, had been off the air for 30 years.

And there was a rally and a bonfire, and hundreds of people came, and they all had Mr. Ed junk.

It was at that point that any slender remaining faith I had in the non-idiocy of humanity evaporated.


Odd, considering the Bible features a talking donkey.
 
2013-04-18 09:37:09 PM

FarkinHostile: The Muthaship: keypusher: Paging The Muthaship....

Word.

That sh*t never happened either.

These preacher anecdotes are so cliche`, I keep expecting Keving Bacon to dance his way into this thread.

/I dislike preachers more than anyone on here
//still not buying it


Then you are a fool.


I LIVED that shiat for 7 years, forced to go to a Pentecostal church and school. The "Pastor" was a fire and brimstone southern baptist trained evangelical. Everything those two folks above said happened to me in one way or another. D&D, ALL rock music, ALL TV shows were satanically inspired and if you listened/played with them you were on your way to burn in hell for all eternity.

You know jack shiat about fundamental christian cults. WE do.


I lived that shiat too, for much more than seven years, and learned enough to notice another thing that almost surely never happened: a Pentecostal church headed up by a "southern baptist trained evangelical."

 And sure, I knew lots of people who believed in backward masking and that D&D, Procter & Gamble, and even the Society for Creative Anachronism were Satanic fronts.  Nevertheless, the two earlier posters' stories were both horseshiat.  And  you appear to be full of shiat too.

Sorry.
 
2013-04-18 09:40:24 PM

buckler: Odd, considering the Bible features a talking donkey.


That was God-inspired.

Mr. Ed was the result of the Debil, making you THINK it's God talking to you.

/has had this same debate over witchcraft vs. miracles way too often
 
2013-04-18 09:42:49 PM

kiwimoogle84: loonatic112358: 2wolves: "You see a gazebo..."

I fire an arrow at the gazebo

Try casting Magic Missile.


*Unf*

only seems to have left a sticky residue on the wood
 
2013-04-18 09:46:42 PM

keypusher: FarkinHostile: The Muthaship: keypusher: Paging The Muthaship....

Word.

That sh*t never happened either.

These preacher anecdotes are so cliche`, I keep expecting Keving Bacon to dance his way into this thread.

/I dislike preachers more than anyone on here
//still not buying it


Then you are a fool.


I LIVED that shiat for 7 years, forced to go to a Pentecostal church and school. The "Pastor" was a fire and brimstone southern baptist trained evangelical. Everything those two folks above said happened to me in one way or another. D&D, ALL rock music, ALL TV shows were satanically inspired and if you listened/played with them you were on your way to burn in hell for all eternity.

You know jack shiat about fundamental christian cults. WE do.

I lived that shiat too, for much more than seven years, and learned enough to notice another thing that almost surely never happened: a Pentecostal church headed up by a "southern baptist trained evangelical."

 And sure, I knew lots of people who believed in backward masking and that D&D, Procter & Gamble, and even the Society for Creative Anachronism were Satanic fronts.  Nevertheless, the two earlier posters' stories were both horseshiat.  And  you appear to be full of shiat too.

Sorry.


Yeah. People never change denomination, or go to schools that are also a different denomination. I use the term school loosely.
 
2013-04-18 09:47:24 PM

loonatic112358: kiwimoogle84: loonatic112358: 2wolves: "You see a gazebo..."

I fire an arrow at the gazebo

Try casting Magic Missile.

*Unf*

only seems to have left a sticky residue on the wood


Why, did you spill your Mountain Dew?
 
2013-04-18 09:47:44 PM

Insult Comic Bishounen: [imageshack.us image 480x360]
Is Bunkers & Badasses okay?


It's fine so long as you roll a d6.
 
2013-04-18 09:47:54 PM

Farking Canuck: Sock Ruh Tease: Anderson's Pooper: I can count three ordained ministers that were in my college D&D group.

That's a pretty cleric-heavy party.

Between the plate armor and the endless healing the battles must take forever.


a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2013-04-18 09:48:42 PM

keypusher: FarkinHostile: The Muthaship: keypusher: Paging The Muthaship....

Word.

That sh*t never happened either.

These preacher anecdotes are so cliche`, I keep expecting Keving Bacon to dance his way into this thread.

/I dislike preachers more than anyone on here
//still not buying it


Then you are a fool.


I LIVED that shiat for 7 years, forced to go to a Pentecostal church and school. The "Pastor" was a fire and brimstone southern baptist trained evangelical. Everything those two folks above said happened to me in one way or another. D&D, ALL rock music, ALL TV shows were satanically inspired and if you listened/played with them you were on your way to burn in hell for all eternity.

You know jack shiat about fundamental christian cults. WE do.

I lived that shiat too, for much more than seven years, and learned enough to notice another thing that almost surely never happened: a Pentecostal church headed up by a "southern baptist trained evangelical."

 And sure, I knew lots of people who believed in backward masking and that D&D, Procter & Gamble, and even the Society for Creative Anachronism were Satanic fronts.  Nevertheless, the two earlier posters' stories were both horseshiat.  And  you appear to be full of shiat too.

Sorry.


No you didn't. You're just trying to be fark-edgy.
 
2013-04-18 09:48:44 PM

xanadian: 1983 called, it wanted its manufactured outrage back...


THIS.

Sheesh, Pat...senility kicking in?
 
2013-04-18 09:58:36 PM
ATTENTION RIGHT WING JERKWADS


at least one of whom has posted to this thread (albeit with surprising sanity) and knows who s/he is:

The claim in the headline is an example of an unsupported claim.

The proper response to such a claim is "[citation needed]".

The proper response to "[citation needed]" is not "gogoogleit".

If Pat Robertson knows that someone's life was destroyed by playing D&D, then he should be able to provide some evidence, rather than saying "gogoogleit".

The proper response to "[citation needed]" is either to provide a citation or to STFU.
 
2013-04-18 10:06:43 PM

Jim_Callahan: downstairs: Wow, Pat.  Did you fly back to 1984 or something?

Damn, I haven't heard a D&D/Satanism reference in like 25 years.

Blast from the past.

1984's about the last time his brain hadn't yet been rendered into swiss cheese by senility, if ever.

Ringshadow:
/D&D, Old World of Darkness, Call of Cthulu, whatever,

So... hundreds of those lost lives were you, then?

//Once had a character not make it out of the introduction scene.  I think our GM might have been mistaking it for Paranoia.


CoC has that as an inherent problem...if you're true to the books, everybody dies.

Tricky to GM, imho, you've got to focus on a lot of non-mythos stuff, hint at the dark powers, and use them VERY sparingly.

Paranoia, otoh, I loved GMing...with six clones each, you can have 150 percent casualty rate on one adventure, and your players will think they've done well :)

Of course, my players accuse me of running ALL my games like Paranoia...
 
2013-04-18 10:07:05 PM

neongoats: keypusher: FarkinHostile: The Muthaship: keypusher: Paging The Muthaship....

Word.

That sh*t never happened either.

These preacher anecdotes are so cliche`, I keep expecting Keving Bacon to dance his way into this thread.

/I dislike preachers more than anyone on here
//still not buying it


Then you are a fool.


I LIVED that shiat for 7 years, forced to go to a Pentecostal church and school. The "Pastor" was a fire and brimstone southern baptist trained evangelical. Everything those two folks above said happened to me in one way or another. D&D, ALL rock music, ALL TV shows were satanically inspired and if you listened/played with them you were on your way to burn in hell for all eternity.

You know jack shiat about fundamental christian cults. WE do.

I lived that shiat too, for much more than seven years, and learned enough to notice another thing that almost surely never happened: a Pentecostal church headed up by a "southern baptist trained evangelical."

 And sure, I knew lots of people who believed in backward masking and that D&D, Procter & Gamble, and even the Society for Creative Anachronism were Satanic fronts.  Nevertheless, the two earlier posters' stories were both horseshiat.  And  you appear to be full of shiat too.

Sorry.

No you didn't. You're just trying to be fark-edgy.


Not too challenging, evidently, if growing up in a medium-size town in upstate South Carolina 30 years ago is all it takes.
 
2013-04-18 10:13:23 PM
He smells like wet dog.

Dixon Cider: I can't wait till he dies and is very disappointed!
If not... I hope he is eternally assraped, rape-rape style, for all the lives this POS has destroyed with his ignorant and bigoted words.

How many kids committed suicide or lived in mental anguish because their parents were listening to what this taintwad said?
He ranks up there with any destructive religious zealots in history...

 
2013-04-18 10:18:47 PM
Dear Pat Robertson:

Christianity has destroyed so many, many lives. Dungeons & Dragons? Well, not so much.

Give up Christianity, Pat. I'll let you roll up a paladin.

Sincerely,
  Gamers
 
2013-04-18 10:20:53 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Haven't been in a D&D campaign since college.  Any that I attempt to get in seem to never get off the ground or dissolve.


Have you thought it might be you?
 
2013-04-18 10:22:11 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: Ned Stark: D&D blows. there are much better games out there people. don't roleplay with crap just because its famous crap!

I liked everything up through 3.5....

/ would play Pathfinder if I had the time AND if there were players near me
// at least I have my MMOs, but I remember having way more fun with RPGs back in the 80's-early 90's...
/// Pat wouldn't approve of my SWTOR character; Sith Inquisitor (Assassin), and Dark-side choices as much as possible...


EIP, there's a fark Pathfinder group that meets over skype on Thursdays using a RPG tool called maptools. We wouldn't mind another player or two!
 
2013-04-18 10:27:10 PM
Lawful Evil, thats how I roll.
 
2013-04-18 10:29:11 PM
Have I been transported back to the 80s? Because that's the last time anyone gave a shiat about the D&D moral panic.
 
2013-04-18 10:30:14 PM
This is why I'm giving up D&D and any games that have magic in them.  From now on, my son and I will only play good, wholesome games without partaking in that soul tempting occult.

www.ludomaniaque.fr

diyblogger.net


Jesus approve.  I told that hooker she should have put the lotion on...
 
2013-04-18 10:30:47 PM

loonatic112358: 2wolves: "You see a gazebo..."

I fire an arrow at the gazebo


It just stares at you, its expression wooden.
 
2013-04-18 10:59:23 PM

Summer Glau's Love Slave: /Pathfinder is much better.


Pathfinder is fun. We just got done a campaign in my group.
Heck, I've even gotten to run a one shot, which was an experience.
 
2013-04-18 10:59:46 PM

neongoats: Facetious_Speciest: What if I'm playing a LG cleric of Yahweh? Still evil?

YHWH is at BEST lawful neutral with evil tendencies. On a good day.


But he's got some serious nukes and group buffs on the spell list at higher levels.

The create food spell's a bit quirky, though - it produces double food one day in seven then doesn't work the next day.
 
2013-04-18 11:06:15 PM

Mithiwithi: neongoats: Facetious_Speciest: What if I'm playing a LG cleric of Yahweh? Still evil?

YHWH is at BEST lawful neutral with evil tendencies. On a good day.

But he's got some serious nukes and group buffs on the spell list at higher levels.

The create food spell's a bit quirky, though - it produces double food one day in seven then doesn't work the next day.


Nerds + Religions = teh lulz

/need to re-write the Bible for D&D
//fark riding the train, I'm driving it
 
2013-04-18 11:08:06 PM

eudemonist: Gotta disagree with Pat on this one.  D&D helped me _find_ God.


Was he in the last place you looked?
 
2013-04-18 11:14:21 PM
Some of my collection;
i599.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-18 11:15:22 PM
My 18th level Human cleric of Pelor disagrees.  Casts harm, and quickened cause light wounds on Pat Robinson.  make a will save or DIE.
 
2013-04-18 11:21:31 PM

Scabbeau: I stepped on a four sided dice as a child, and it has scarred me for life


There's a reason why gamers call four-sided dice "caltrops."

At least it wasn't a d6.
 
2013-04-18 11:22:23 PM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: ATTENTION RIGHT WING JERKWADS

at least one of whom has posted to this thread (albeit with surprising sanity) and knows who s/he is:

The claim in the headline is an example of an unsupported claim.

The proper response to such a claim is "[citation needed]".

The proper response to "[citation needed]" is not "gogoogleit".

If Pat Robertson knows that someone's life was destroyed by playing D&D, then he should be able to provide some evidence, rather than saying "gogoogleit".

The proper response to "[citation needed]" is either to provide a citation or to STFU.


And here I thought the correct response to anything Patty Robin says is to assume the opposite is true.
 
2013-04-18 11:33:08 PM

shortymac: Forbidden Doughnut: Ned Stark: D&D blows. there are much better games out there people. don't roleplay with crap just because its famous crap!

I liked everything up through 3.5....

/ would play Pathfinder if I had the time AND if there were players near me
// at least I have my MMOs, but I remember having way more fun with RPGs back in the 80's-early 90's...
/// Pat wouldn't approve of my SWTOR character; Sith Inquisitor (Assassin), and Dark-side choices as much as possible...

EIP, there's a fark Pathfinder group that meets over skype on Thursdays using a RPG tool called maptools. We wouldn't mind another player or two!


If only I worked different hours...since I'm assuming you don't mean y'all play between 3am and 6am...
 
2013-04-18 11:41:56 PM

ciberido: There's a reason why gamers call four-sided dice "caltrops."


Caltrops are personally my signature item, after a charging minotaur was stopped mid-charge by some caltrops I'd set up. Poor thing then died after two turns of getting walloped by a paladin and a (blinded) fighter.
 
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