Election 08 as a Dungeons and Dragons campaign

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22 Responses to “Election 08 as a Dungeons and Dragons campaign”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Man, worst D&D game ever though. I’d fire all these people as friends.

  2. mdh says:

    Gah! I think that’s my DM in the pic!

  3. VICTOR JIMENEZ says:

    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.

  4. coldspell says:

    Bards don’t have familiars, purple snow leopard or otherwise.

  5. mgfarrelly says:

    No, I think a D&D campaign would be far more civilized with much less name-calling.

  6. Crawford Tillinghast says:

    I wish to hell they’d actually have this debate so I could DVR it….

  7. Godzilla says:

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

  8. Phikus says:

    What the heck was McCain doing there anyway? I thought he hated the “pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd”.

  9. Phikus says:

    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.

  10. djuggler says:

    It is very good but the best part really is the gazebo reference. Icing on the cake!

  11. Takuan says:

    I posted it as such in response to it appearing as it did on Drudge. That guy really is a turd.

  12. Phikus says:

    More follow-up to #12:

    CNN: Woman admits making up attack linked to McCain sticker, police say

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/24/mccain.sticker/index.html

  13. Phikus says:

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

  14. Phikus says:

    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.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/6076307.html

    As I said, pure rovian swiftboat tactics.

  15. mwschmeer says:

    Where’s the Mountain Dew? Can I have a Mountain Dew?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Heh. My favorite part was the Head of Vecna reference.

    http://www.blindpanic.com/humor/vecna.htm

  17. Pixel says:

    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.

  18. ncm says:

    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.

  19. z7q2 says:

    AS A LONG TIME D&D PLAYER I FEEL THIS SCENARIO IS ENTIRELY ACCURATE

  20. Talia says:

    Hehe, I forwarded this to all my gaming buddies, generating much amusement.

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