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[Re: Dungeons & Dragons]

Did you look at the origins of the game? Mythology and things that are not of God. There is documentation that the spells and incantations (which no one has addressed) were created to be as genuine as possible.

AFSweetie777, Bibleforums.org 18 Comments [10/25/2005 12:00:00 AM]
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In other news, reading about Greek mythology leads people to Satan! OHNOES!!11

Not to mention the fact that the D&D creators themselves said that they made the spells and stuff just off the top of their head.

10/25/2005 7:57:58 PM


Something else I forgot to mention: I'm glad that most of the other conversation is rather level-headed, and realizing that the only real issue with D&D is if it, like many other things can, becomes overbearing in your life. I've played only a little D&D, but I've always enjoyed it (I'm even working with a friend to make a GURPS game out of a fantasy world I'm designed).

10/25/2005 8:02:08 PM

Jesse Custer

Obviously, they screwed something up when they made the game, because my level 3 magic missile doesn't seem to work in real life. *sawb*

10/26/2005 1:07:04 AM

Darth Wang

Oh, God forbid we learn about any religious beliefs other than our own. Oh, wait, he does. What a jerk.

10/26/2005 2:03:17 AM


I took a look at the thread. There were a number of Christians trying to reason with this woman. To no avail.

Interesting, though. Just about every person that's been involved in playing D&D is aware it is a mythology, the spells are just game mechanics and incantations aren't used unless you want to call \"I cast 'magic missile'\" a geniune incantation.

I don't think that lightning bolt would work on this one because she's clearly not grounded to reality.

10/27/2005 8:56:12 PM


Rime: Worst pun ever.

10/28/2005 12:31:54 AM


Lighting Bolt! Lighting Bolt!

10/28/2005 8:47:40 PM


Not even close. A tiny amount of research would reveal that *real* magic spells sound really stupid, involve such esoteric ingredients as blood, rum and urine, and the writing of names over and over again, with many appealing to saints or God/Jaweh/Allah. If anything, D&D spells are pseudo-1950's Wiccan schlock dressed up with crystal eating hippidom and a good dose of J.R.R. Tolkien.

10/31/2005 7:33:09 PM


I've played DnD a few times, and there's no spells there that are anything like those of my Pagan family rituals, which are elaborate and can take days to prepare, if a game used that it really woudln't be worth playing now would it?

2/25/2007 5:14:37 PM


Ah, christianity originated from mythology.

2/25/2007 7:20:10 PM

Man Called True

Let's see... turning to my 3rd Edition Player's Handbook...

Hmmm... Not a single word on how the spells work, aside from game mechanics. Nor any \"words of power\" or other such ways to bring the magic forth. And many of these ingredients don't actually exist - demon blood, beholder eyes...

And the game originated from E. Gary Gygax's Tolkien hangover. In short, you fail... \"Sweetie\".

2/25/2007 8:08:50 PM

Exactly, does FICTION ring a bell to you?

9/2/2007 11:28:49 AM



The D&D players handbook doesn't contain any magical incantations or anything like that. The only thing it does contain is a lot of imaginary material components.

Learn to tell fiction from reality, starting with the fact that the Bible is fiction.

9/2/2007 11:37:45 AM

Max Havok

For some reason, http://youtube.com/watch?v=rjHXqGHLBPk comes to mind. Must be that deep research done by them.

9/2/2007 1:29:21 PM


The origins of the game? Google "Gary Gigax" and "Dave Arneson".

Then compare the origins of the idea that hell is a place deep underground. That comes from Greco-Roman mythology.

9/2/2007 1:32:27 PM


Because the spells in D&D are completely different from petitioning a magical god to perform impossible things on your behalf.

10/9/2011 3:23:49 PM


I suppose that you could use Isaac Bonewitz's Authentic Thaumaturgy in a D&D game, but it would take a lot of changing of the system. It could be translated into GURPS with little difficulty, understandable since that's also published by Steve Jackson Games (Not TSR/WoTC/Hasbro/whoever else may own D&D these days). The GM in one of the In Nomine games I'm in uses it as well, but I've never heard of anyone using it with D&D.

10/9/2011 4:58:29 PM


I've played D&D with seminary students. Get over your self-righteous ass.

10/9/2011 6:05:31 PM

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