Nobody bought it. I was sleeping on a streetcar when the auction ended. There probably would have been a bunch of issues about trying to get it over the border if I bought it anyhow. Oh well, too late to worry about it. now.

Okay… I remember being a kid, and my father being annoying about the fact that my brother played AD&D games (which I got into when I was in high school as well…) because if we played those games we were probably going to kill ourselves or think we were immortal or something. Father had some issues. Anyhow, it’s happening again, and it’s really stupid… they are fantasy books! They’re no more exposing children to witchcraft then Dr. Seuss or The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! What is wrong with these people??


  • ci

    September 13, 2000 at 7:37 am


    That has to be the silliest thing I’ve ever heard!

    I remember the nuns in my catholic high school really coming down on us for playing AD&D… saying that it was inspired by the devil! What a load of crap!

  • mr_hand

    September 13, 2000 at 7:48 am

    Not to mention being able to, say, turn your staff into a serpent or call down a plague of frogs…

    I can’t wait to read a Jack Chick tract about Harry Potter.

    Here’s the one specifically about D&D.

    (I love Jack Chick, they’re sooooo funny. Although, to be honest, sometimes those comics make me want to kill myself while at other times they make me feel immortal. Hurm…)

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      September 13, 2000 at 8:43 am

      Re: Not to mention being able to, say, turn your staff into a serpent or call down a plague of frogs

      Oooohh… thanks. That was entertaining and upsetting at the same time… I just don’t understand how people can feel that way about something!

      It’s scary that people take this sort of stuff as truth. fneu.

      • mr_hand

        September 13, 2000 at 9:58 am

        Apropos of nothing…

        On a completely unrelated side note, I saw this on Inside.com today, and since you’re vocal about being a gamer I thought I’d share:

        It’s a dirty little secret that the video game business makes more money on a yearly basis than the box office — and now it looks as if games may have a better demographic spread too. A study released Tuesday by the Interactive Digital Software Association indicates that 32 percent of American video games players are 35 or older, and 13 percent are over 50. The data also showed that 43 percent of what the industry calls “gamers” are women, with an average age of 29. According to the association, 60 percent of all Americans play video games, “exploding the myth that most gamers are teenage boys alone in their rooms.” In fact, association numbers show that gaming is a family affair; 43 percent of frequent gamers play with family members, including 25 percent who play with their parents. The studios should only be so lucky.

        • Jenny Lee Silver

          September 14, 2000 at 6:20 am

          Re: Apropos of nothing…

          😉 WomenGamers has been saying that for a while now… 😉 Not too surprising, although it’s still a minority of women that enjoy first person shooting games…

          • talashandy

            September 15, 2000 at 9:33 am

            Re: Apropos of nothing…

            Ooooo….I love shooters. OOoo…I am a minority again! Heh