Thursday, May 10, 2007

Succubus

Succubus

Succubus
Originally uploaded by wetcat.

So gamers today wonder why Dungeons & Dragons got such a bad reputation with parents in it's early years. I mean, it's just a game! Right?

Well, imagine yourself as a well-meaning parent in the early eighties and you randomly pick up a strange-looking book in your young child's room while tidying up and the book falls open to this page.

Yeah, so you might start to wonder...

2 comments:

  1. Companies that put out mags that daddy likes to "read" like playboy are really existing succubus. I don't see what the problem. DnD is for 12+ yr olds anyhow. I'm sure they've seen scantily clad women by this age.

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  2. I agree with you that this is the likely reality, especially today with the Internet serving up everything. However, as a parent I can vouch that your constant reaction is to think of your children as younger and more innocent than they probably are. Being confronted with evidence to the contrary is never fun, even if it is pretty tame.

    Also, think of the fact that the reputation that I was referencing in the post above was earned in the more conservative late 70s and early 80s.

    Add a few urban myths and legends about devil worship into the mix and you can understand the reaction. I don't agree with it and I don't like it. But I can certainly understand how it happened.

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