This is part of their blogger’s response to the speculation that McCain might have ripped off the cross story.
It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman’s memory of war from the comfort of mom’s basement, but most Americans have the humility and gratitude to respect and learn from the memories of men who suffered on behalf of others.
My theory is that he’s got vestigial anger issues from failing his saving throw against a black dragon’s acid breath and therefore being unable to get resurrected. I don’t suggest this from experience or anything. It’s just a theory I’m floating out there, but not because I’d know what that’s like.
Oh dear. This is both hilarious and pathetic. D&D’ers (and nerds in general) have never been politically homogenous. My high school group in the '80’s had a socialist, a democrat, a couple republicans, me (libertarian), a fascist wannabe, and so on. Nice way to simultaneously alientate a bigger block of voters than you realize and show how out of touch you are, Goldfarb.
Isn’t it from conservative pundits we’ve seen editorials like “The Empire Was Right” about Star Wars or how the new Batman film celebrates Bush’s ideology? Hell, it was McCain, himself, back in 2000 comparing himself to Luke Skywalker…
There’s a rather unhealthy synergy between this, and the attitude of certain segments of the RPG (and specifically D&D) playing community who wear the marginalisation of the hobby as a badge of pride. One of the sillier arguments I’ve seen against 4th Edition D&D is that, by being so easy to understand and play, it removes the barriers to entry that keep stupid people out of the hobby.
Wow, are you serious? Why should they care what the intelligence level in some other basement is? And don’t they realize how tenuous the survival of PnP roleplaying is at this point? The last thing a niche hobby needs are barriers to entry…