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  • Suspect in slays fan of ‘Dungeons’ (Amy Bishop)

    02/16/2010 4:53:17 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 55 replies · 1,398+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/16/10 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Accused campus killer Amy Bishop was a devotee of Dungeons & Dragons - just like Michael “Mucko” McDermott, the lone gunman behind the devastating workplace killings at Edgewater Technology in Wakefield in 2000. Bishop, now a University of Alabama professor, and her husband James Anderson met and fell in love in a Dungeons & Dragons club while biology students at Northeastern University in the early 1980s, and were heavily into the fantasy role-playing board game, a source told the Herald. “They even acted this crap out,” the source said.
  • New Video Game: Dungeons, Dragons and Now Gay Sex

    12/04/2009 6:03:38 PM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 6 replies · 538+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/4/9
    Like many video role-playing games, Dragon Age: Origins, a medieval epic that was released in November for PCs, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, gives its players far more to do than wage war against mythical beasts.The game, which was developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts, and is meant to take 60 to 80 hours to complete, allows players to develop combat and magic skills, interact with other characters and have romantic encounters. If you play as a male character, it is even possible to have a liaison with a male elf named Zevran.
  • They say Politics is a game: here's Barry O's character sheet

    10/31/2008 6:56:44 PM PDT · by Salgak · 2 replies · 303+ views
    Vanity | 10/31/08 | Yours Truly
    On another board, a discussion of Barry O's stats came up, as if he was a D&D character. . . And so, for your amusement and edification: The Character Sheet of Barack Obama * * * * * * * * * * * Barack H. Obama: Level 12 Politician INT: 18 CHA: 18/75 STR: 9 CON: 9 DEX: 7 WIS: 3 Alignment: Neutral Chaotic: Chaotic Evil Tendencies Skills: Oratory +80 (provided the Holy Teleprompter of Axelrod is at hand: otherwise, -20) Persons of INT or WIS less than 10 roll a saving throw vs Glamour: if they lose, they...
  • The Difference Between Fallen Angels, Demons, Aliens, Jedi, and the Watchers

    05/12/2006 8:24:27 PM PDT · by restornu · 122 replies · 31,935+ views
    The Watcher Files ^ | By Sherry Shriner
    In these last days, the Bible says it will be a time of mass hybridization and the mixture and corruption of human DNA by fallen angels, also known as "Aliens." The government is and has been, conditioning the existence of aliens through Hollywood, science fiction, cartoons, and other sources. However, they are not telling you the whole truth. These Aliens are not ascended masters, or enlightened ones, or beings from galaxies millions of miles away, nor are they our forefathers or original creators. They are fallen angels who were kicked out of heaven for their rebellion against the headship...
  • (Israeli) Army Frowns On Dungeons And Dragons

    03/09/2005 11:13:41 AM PST · by steve-b · 65 replies · 1,187+ views
    YNet News ^ | 2/28/05 | Hanan Greenberg
    Does the Israel Defense Forces believe incoming recruits and soldiers who play Dungeons and Dragons are unfit for elite units? Ynetnews has learned that 18-year-olds who tell recruiters they play the popular fantasy game are automatically given low security clearance. "They're detached from reality and suscepitble to influence," the army says. Fans of the popular role-playing game had spoken of rumors of this strange policy by the IDF, but now the army has confirmed that it has a negative image of teens who play the game and labels them as problematic in regard to their draft status....
  • These walls can talk

    06/09/2003 3:54:25 PM PDT · by demlosers · 1 replies · 194+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 10, 2003 | Sandra Jontz
    News Letters Pulse Sports Stripes Accent Stripes Travel Sunday magazine About us / Contacts Archive highlights Archive Photo of the Day Classified ads Library research Links Print Shop Stripes Lite Current Articles Archives HomeCareer CenterEducationShopping MallFinance Monday, June 9, 2003 These walls can talk By Sandra Jontz, Stars and StripesEuropean edition, Tuesday, June 10, 2003 Michael Abrams / S&S The former prison on the Secret Iraqi Police compound in Baghdad. The 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment now uses the compound. Michael Abrams / S&S Millions of records on Iraqi citizens are stored in the basement of a building on the Secret...
  • On the Trail of the Missing: A Green Book Holds Secrets of Some of Saddam's Disappeared

    04/23/2003 7:51:50 AM PDT · by Jean S · 6 replies · 220+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 4/23/03 | Kareem Fahim
    Baghdad, Iraq—The grave diggers say that the bodies in many of the graves here in a walled-off enclave of the Kirkh Islamic Cemetery, a mile down the road from the big prison, lie twisted in twos and threes. For over 20 years, they report, almost no one has been allowed to visit here, apart from a lone shovel man and the secret police who heaved the bodies from their cars toward the holes in the earth. The head grave digger, Hatem, says he watched these events from behind the wispy eucalyptus trees lining the western wall; he adds that the...
  • The Saddam Files

    04/21/2003 6:58:56 PM PDT · by American Jingo · 9 replies · 244+ views
    Newsweek Magazine ^ | April 28,2003 | Melinda Liu,Rod Nordland,Evan Thomas
    The Saddam Files In the aftermath of Saddam's overthrow it can now be revealed for the first time detailed information as to the horrifically sadistic gruesome rule of the Ba'athist Regime. So cruel and sadistic was their behavior it would make the Marque De Sade recoil in ghoulish horror and revulsion. So vile and villainous was the extent in which they terrorized the local population that it makes "Mos Eisley" seem like a galactic backwater Disneyland by comparison.
  • Fox News: Underground Prison Discovered in Basra

    04/11/2003 7:56:13 PM PDT · by blam · 279 replies · 1,602+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4-11-2003 | Fox News
    Greta, on Fox News, just announced that the Brits have discovered prisoners underground in Basra. They can hear their voices but cannot locate the entrance. Please post additional news as it comes in.
  • Marines free 123 from Iraq hellhole (UNBELIEVABLE Alert!)

    04/15/2003 5:18:55 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 209 replies · 971+ views
    Straights Times ^ | 4/15/03 | Derwin Pereira
    FOR three days, American tanks have been shelling a military intelligence building in the posh Al-Khathamia area in west Baghdad. The dozen or so tanks are not here to pound intransigent fighters but to break down concrete beams and steel, to reach bunkers deep underground at the Al-Istikhbarat Al-'Askariya facility. The Marines found 123 prisoners, including five women, barely alive in an underground warren of cells and torture chambers. Being trapped underground probably kept them safe from the bombing of Baghdad by the coalition. Severely emaciated, some had survived by eating the scabs off their sores. All the men had...
  • Troops in search for prisoners 'buried alive in concrete grave'

    04/15/2003 3:57:28 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 137 replies · 1,116+ views
    The Times ^ | April 16, 2003 | Nick Parker
    BRITISH troops were racing against time last night to free prisoners believed to have been buried alive by Saddam Hussein’s fleeing henchmen. Army engineers were called in after British officers heard scratching beneath a wrecked statue of Saddam in al-Faw. Local people said they had seen two coachloads of prisoners being sealed into a secret chamber under the site. Hundreds of Iraqis kept a vigil yesterday as engineers with pneumatic drills and a bulldozer worked to break through a yard of concrete believed to have been poured into a stairwell leading to the dungeon. Several British troops said they had...
  • Marines free 123 from Iraq hellhole

    04/15/2003 11:41:05 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 69 replies · 457+ views
    Straits Times ^ | 4-16-03 | Derwin Pereira
    Marines free 123 from Iraq hellholeBy Derwin Pereira FOR three days, American tanks have been shelling a military intelligence building in the posh Al-Khathamia area in west Baghdad.The dozen or so tanks are not here to pound intransigent fighters but to break down concrete beams and steel, to reach bunkers deep underground at the Al-Istikhbarat Al-'Askariya facility. The Marines found 123 prisoners, including five women, barely alive in an underground warren of cells and torture chambers.Being trapped underground probably kept them safe from the bombing of Baghdad by the coalition.Severely emaciated, some had survived by eating the scabs off their...
  • HOAX?

    04/16/2003 8:42:02 AM PDT · by websterdog · 19 replies · 187+ views
    Last night as I checked FR before retiring, I saw 2 stories about 123 people buried alive in Iraq.(?)
  • Thousands search for long-lost prisoners

    04/18/2003 3:12:21 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 11 replies · 249+ views
    The Times ^ | April 19, 2003 | Stephen Farrell
    IN THE subterranean gloom the cry goes up: “I see fingers, someone is in there.” There is a cheer from the thousands of Iraqis crammed into the underpass in central Baghdad. They believe that rumours of a secret underground prison will prove true and that the dungeon will deliver up their long-lost relatives. Among the sweating throng are hundreds of desperate Baghdadis searching for the disappeared: brothers, fathers and sisters snatched from their homes by the Mukhabarat and never seen again. Some hold aloft pictures they took 15, 20, 25 years ago of young men with narrow waists and flared...
  • "TESTAMENT: Roleplaying in the Biblical Era" (For Dungeons & Dragons. Any D&D playing FReepers?)

    02/06/2003 8:58:56 AM PST · by Green Knight · 74 replies · 609+ views
    Green Ronin ^ | 02-06-03 | Press Release
    GREEN RONIN TO PUBLISH TESTAMENT CAMPAIGN SETTING Biblical Era to Come to Life for d20 Fans January 16, 2003—SEATTLE, WA: This April Green Ronin delves into the past with Testament: Roleplaying in the Biblical Era. Part history, part mythology, Testament is the d20 System campaign setting that's both instantly familiar and yet unlike any game world you have ever experienced. "I conceived this product as an alternative to the current crop of fantasy worlds," says Green Ronin President Chris Pramas. "Really, how many more vaguely Tolkien-esque fantasy settings do we need?" Veteran RPG and computer game designer Scott Bennie...
  • Heretics And Hericies (1874)

    08/19/2002 9:00:55 PM PDT · by Itsfreewill · 8 replies · 154+ views
    Heretics And Hericies | (1874) | Robert Green Ingersoll
    LIBERTY, A WORD WITHOUT WHICH ALL WORDS ARE VAIN.A CLOSER LOOK AT JOHN CALVIN & OTHERS! WHOEVER has an opinion of his own, and honestly expresses it, will be guilty of heresy. Heresy is what the minority believe; it is the name given by the powerful to the doctrine of the weak. This word was born of the hatred, arrogance and cruelty of those who love their enemies, and who, when smitten on one cheek, turn the other. This word was born of intellectual slavery in the feudal ages of thought. It was an epithet used in the place of...