Wisconsin inmate loses Dungeons and D...

Wisconsin inmate loses Dungeons and Dragons fight

There are 44 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 25, 2010, titled Wisconsin inmate loses Dungeons and Dragons fight. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A convicted murderer serving life in prison in Wisconsin has lost his legal battle to play Dungeons and Dragons behind bars.

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TRG

Fond Du Lac, WI

#42 Jan 27, 2010
Now ask yourself, was it a +5 Sledgehammer he used for the murder?
MN Observer

Phoenix, AZ

#43 Jan 27, 2010
Will wrote:
Dungeons & Dragons "promotes fantasy role playing, competitive hostility, violence, addictive escape behaviors, and possible gambling,"
Thats the biggest crock of close minded B.S. that I ever heard. I've been playing D&D for about 30yrs and I completely normal.
Unless I'm missing sarcasm on your part, you cannot possibly be normal if you have been playing D&D for about 30 years. That would be the definition of abnormal.
Kath

Ridgefield, WA

#44 Jan 27, 2010
Players of D&D need to unite to overturn this! The idea of this being a game that promotes violence in high school students was repeatedly suggested to be an incorrect assumption in studies during the 90s! I would think that video games would be much worse. D&D enforces mathematical skills, social networking, working together for common goals with races and people one would not normally bond with. It provides an outlet for aggression that does not involve coming to blows of any kind. It is a math and language game that does not involve live action of any kind. Watching the news is more capable of creating violent situations!

I for one am interested in having this appealed.

-Kath (college educated, female, 37, manager, and a weekly D&D player)
Irish Ike

Tillamook, OR

#47 Jan 28, 2010
my brother plays D&D......... he hasn't had a date in 4 years, still lives with Mum & couldn't do his own laundry if his life depended on it.

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