Is it just me or does John McCain look like the old Dungeonmaster?
Michael Goldfarb of the John McCain campaign said, “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.”
Some of my fondest memories of University life were of sitting around a table and playing “Dungeons and Dragons” with my friends. Food and arguments flew through the air while cryptic puzzles were solved and kingdoms were saved. As the years rolled by, I lost touch with all of those rowdy D&D warriors. I kept up with the rules for a while, but I moved on to other things as the rules changed from edition to edition.
That isn’t to say that I have stopped playing “role playing games”. I enjoy “Guild Wars” and I am considering moving to another type of game in the next few months … maybe “World of Warcraft”.
I may enjoy an rpg from time to time, but that doesn’t mean that I have somehow lost touch with reality. I do “respect (and have learned) from the memories of men who suffered on behalf of others.” Mr. Goldfarb, you and your ilk have not cornered the market on patriotism. In addition to that, I have learned to extent tolerance to other people. If you had learned a little about tolerance perhaps you may have played a little Dungeons and Dragons. You see, Mr. Goldfarb, the most important part of Dungeons and Dragons was not the rules or the dice throws it was the friendship. Without friends, the game is impossible to play.
I may not know a lot of things, but I know enough not to bring up Dungeons and Dragons when my candidate looks like the old Dungeonmaster.