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Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:44 PM
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Dungeons and Dragons Threatens Prison Security, Court Rules
Dungeons and Dragons Threatens Prison Security, Court Rules
If you're an orc or a wizard, you'd better keep your nose clean.

A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit weighed in Wednesday on a matter of grievous import to the nation's prisons: Dungeons & Dragons. And the Court's ruling was bad news for naughty nerds nationwide, concluding that the innocent-seeming board game was inviting trouble.

The case brought before the Appeals Court argued that D&D inhibited prison security, because "cooperative games can mimic the organization of gangs and lead to the actual development thereof." And therefore Kevin T. Singer, a long-time dungeon-explorer sentenced to life in prison in 2002 for bludgeoning and stabbing his sisters boyfriend, was denied access to his magical staffs and pieces of gold.

According to the published ruling, Captain Bruce Muraski, who serves as disruptive group coordinator for the Waupun Correctional Institute in Wisconsin, elaborated that "during D&D games, one player is denoted the 'Dungeon Master.' The Dungeon Master is tasked with giving directions to other players, which Muraski testified mimics the organization of a gang."

Yes, I know it is Fox, but damn this is dumb. I mean, those dice could cause serious bodily injury, and I don't even need to discuss paper cuts.

What's next, do they declare Warhammer a threat to national security.
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:51 PM
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1. I'm guessing not one of those judges has ever played a game of D&D
This is just like all those people who say that video games are evil but then haven't touched a video game since pack man, if ever.
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Capitalocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 05:55 PM
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2. NOT a "board game".
Just sayin'.

And my obvious opinion on this ruling probably doesn't require further elaboration.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:07 PM
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3. Morons.



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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:11 PM
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4. If's if 3,3.5, or 4E, of course it's a security concern...
If's if 3,3.5, or 4E, of course it's a security concern...

But 2nd Edition though...? Heck, even Bin Laden's known to roll up a quick wizard or ranger to pass the time after school lets out and before mom gets home.
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:11 PM
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5. So when there are gang fights in the prison exercise yard
Will they roll for initiative with their hand-carved 20-sided dice?

TlalocW
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