Election 08 as a Dungeons and Dragons campaign

The 2008 election campaign considered as a conversation around a D&D table. This is pure nerdy political hilarity. The Kucinich bits? Priceless.
OBAMA: "My friends, I am a totally unoriginal grizzled character class stereotype. I should lead the party because I have more testicular damage than that one."

MCCAIN: Yeah, well, you pal around with dark elves.


MCCAIN: Whatever, so's your mom.

OBAMA: So's your FACE.

MCCAIN: So's your Mom's face!

HILARY: WTF you guys. Why am I playing the cleric?

MCCAIN: Hilary, we've been over this.

HILARY: No, dude. I am so sick of being the girlfriend healer. Seriously, I can't even use a sword. Fuck this noise.


OBAMA: That's nice.


MCCAIN: Oh, Jesus. Here we go.


HILARY: C'mon you guys, I've been playing this shit since Gygax was in eighth grade. Why can't I be the party leader with the magic sword for once?

Adventuring Party Politics: The Campaign is Getting Ugly (via Making Light)

(Image: My players Saturday morning, an Attribution-only Creative Commons licensed photo from Benimoto's Flickr stream)


  1. Ha! This is a friend of mine, and I saw it when she first posted it. It’s really amusing to keep seeing it pop up in more and more places.

  2. Absolutely hilarious, spot on for sure. The mountain Dew is in the fridge, there’s an elf in front of you.

  3. Back in the ’70s, my brother called D&D “My Guy Does This”. I have been unable to think of it by any other name since.

    My Guy Does This.

  4. Nerdtastic!

    It remember me of the good years, when I DM´d twelve guys in City of the Spider Queen campaign, when I obliterated the few remains of my sanity.

  5. TAKUAN: This is totally off-topic, but actually the article you linked says the woman is a McCain volunteer, and no one identified the political leanings of the alleged assailant, but he is said to have carved a “B” on her face because he saw the McCain sticker on her car.

    I call swiftboating bullshit on it ever having occurred. The facts may come out, but it will be after the election. Here’s why I believe this:

    1) The attack allegedly happened out of site of security cameras and yet she had a companion, who’s version of the story has either been amalgamated or omitted.

    2) Description of the alleged perpetrator. Why is it always a black man, with a very vague description? This seems like a typical story to try to justify or heighten people’s racial fears and at the same time say that coercion and racism are happening on both sides of the fence (much like the ACORN accusations.)

    3) The photo shows the amount of damage that a pencil could do, though the media is echoing this as “mutilation” and “maiming.” The woman refused treatment, even. If someone were to hold someone down and carve something with a knife on someone’s face while they struggled, it would have done a lot more damage. How did he have time to do this, after mugging her, after having seen the bumper sticker on her car, in what would have been plain sight of her companion?

    4) Why would someone do this, taking the added chance of being caught, just to make a point politically? Obama is leading by a large margin in every poll that has been taken. A mugger is going to have the political awareness to lash out like this? Please! Seeing a McCain sticker on a white person’s car is typical; not enough to elicit uppity-ness. Surely anyone with enough political awareness to have been “incensed” at a McCain sticker would know this sort of thing would only play into the McCain camp’s game.

    Rovian swiftboat tactics, pure and simple.

  6. Follow up to #12:

    PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police say a McCain campaign volunteer who reported being held down by a black man who then cut the letter “B” in her face has changed her story.

    Police also say bank surveillance footage doesn’t show her at an ATM where she initially said she was attacked.

    Police spokeswoman Diane Richard says investigators gave the 20-year-old woman a lie-detector test and are “looking at some inconsistencies” in her story.

    The student, Ashley Todd, of College Station, Texas, initially said a black man robbed her at knifepoint near a bank Wednesday night and then cut her cheek after seeing a McCain sticker on her car.

    Todd, who is white, now says she was knocked unconscious and doesn’t remember being cut in the face. She now says she only discovered the wound later.

    No arrests have been made.


    As I said, pure rovian swiftboat tactics.

  7. I see now that TAKUAN is on this too. I’m betting the best is yet to come. (Please read that with irony.)

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