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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:35 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:41 pm 
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The legal system in the USA never ceases to surprise me. :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:22 pm 
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I dunno, it's a slippery slope - they'll start playing D&D, then someone will come up to them and tell them that 4e is crap and that 1e was the best, and then someone else will say that Warhammer is better than everything, and next thing you know you'll have a prison riot on your hands.

And need I remind you about the edition wars Traveller's had? ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:23 am 
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It's B/X Moldvay/Cook or nothing, and anyone who says different is asking for a drive-by ... :ugeek:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:54 am 
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More seriously... I'm not exactly sure why he has the expectation that he should be allowed to do things inside prison that he would be able to do outside without limitation. I mean, if you're in prison, you shouldn't really be surprised if certain freedoms are not available to you, right? (they actually say this in the article: "After all, punishment is a fundamental aspect of imprisonment, and prisons may choose to punish inmates by preventing them from participating in some of their favorite recreations," the court said.")

And while I don't think D&D "promotes Gang activity", I'm not sure that convicted murderers (who probably aren't exactly the most stable-minded of people) should be allowed to play games involving fantasy violence.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:45 am 
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Careful, there, you're implying a possible connection between fantasy RPGs and potential violence. If a journalist got hold of that, can you imagine the headlines ... "Hardcore Gamers Admit D&D Makes Gangsters Worse!" :o

That reminds me of a Dragon editorial on the same subject many years age - IIRC there was no legal basis for banning the books from prisons, as they were technically just books (not that I know if there are restrictions on what kind of books are allowed in US prisons). Little does the real world know what lies within those harmless-seeming sheets of ink and paper. :twisted:

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Nah, I'm just saying that mentally unstable homicidal sociopaths probably shouldn't be playing games that involve fantasy violence ;).

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:31 pm 
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Actually, I'd be more worried about the training aspects of roleplaying ... after all, this is the sort of thing which teaches people the value of tactics and planning! :o

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Does this mean that the Mongoose Traveller adventure Prison Planet
is not the perfect Christmas gift for a prisoner ? :shock:


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Vile wrote:
Actually, I'd be more worried about the training aspects of roleplaying ... after all, this is the sort of thing which teaches people the value of tactics and planning! :o


Apparently that happens to people who are not in my gaming group ;)

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