Monday, April 18, 2005

Saving Throw vs. Wha???

Seems as if the Israeli army isn't too keen on Dungeons and Dragons players:

"These people have a tendency to be influenced by external factors which could cloud their judgment, a military official says. "They may be detached from reality or have a weak personality - elements which lower a person's security clearance, allowing them to serve in the army, but not in sensitive positions."

What's really bizarre--although I guess not too surprising--is that they have a picture with the article with people in, er, pirate costumes wielding, um, floppy swords. In a parking lot or something. D&D isn't Tom Hanks in the sewers or people--sorry, vampires--invisible in elevators!


Blogger Chris McLaren said...

Now I want to see the video of the troops, in full camo gear, running around yelling "Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt!".


2:53 PM  
Blogger Didi said...

Oddly, the picture is more accurate than the article is. The IDF's problem is with LARP, not with D&D.

And, by now, they've started denying that as well.

7:09 PM  

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