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    Mad Archmage of the Oerth Journal

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    Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:24 am  
    D&D for Dummies?

    Yes, as wrong as this sounds they are doing it. Take a look. =/
    http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=products/dndacc/0764584596

    <runs and hides under a very large rock from the frightening aspect of this development>
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    Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:48 am  

    I am not surprised, nor am I offended, frankly I am shocked that it hasn't come out sooner, there are "For Dummies" books about EVERYTHING, poker, prowrestling, bass fishing, novel writing, tarot and fortune telling, astrology, weight managment, linux, Excell, EVERYTHING... note that "for dummies" books are not generaly written at a level for Dummies, they are written for otherwise intelligent people who have little knowledge of or aptitude for the subject matter... a fact that many people who have never read one of them do not realize because of thier name.
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    Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:55 pm  

    Shocked Too funny.
    Mad Archmage of the Oerth Journal

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    Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:10 pm  

    I'd say amused, not exactly frightening. Ok well still kinda scary with just the name. Wink
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    Black Hand of Oblivion

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    Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:15 am  

    When I saw the solicitation for D&D for Dummies, I simply laughed. Laughing


    This is the perfect book for parents wondering "what's D&D all about?", or for anyone else who is completely and utterly clueless.

    I'm sure I will sell more than a few copies.
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    Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:14 pm  

    What happend to the good old days when the rest of the world thought Ad&d players were goat worshiping satanists that sacrificed virgins at everygame and were out to corrupt the children.

    At least then Ad&d wasn't a watered down pop culture joke (I just saw an old Friends episode that had a Ad&d ref in it and I almost threw up)
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    Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:28 am  

    lorekeeper wrote:
    What happend to the good old days when the rest of the world thought Ad&d players were goat worshiping satanists that sacrificed virgins at everygame and were out to corrupt the children.


    Don't complain; it is easier to worship goats, sacrifice virgins and corrupt children when they don't suspect it is true.
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    Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:16 pm  

    Too true. Now, where is my samurai sword. I need to get back to hunting my friends hiding in the tunnels underneath my local college campus. Don't worry. A mind flayer said I could do it, so it's OK.
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    Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:09 am  

    What we need is another Tom Hanks TV movie on the subject
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    Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:26 am  

    We laugh and we joke, but what if this is the largest selling D&D book ever?
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    Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:52 am  

    lorekeeper wrote:
    What happend to the good old days when the rest of the world thought Ad&d players were goat worshiping satanists that sacrificed virgins at everygame and were out to corrupt the children.

    At least then Ad&d wasn't a watered down pop culture joke (I just saw an old Friends episode that had a Ad&d ref in it and I almost threw up)


    D&D players never sacrifice virgins--that would cut into our player base. :)
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    Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:41 pm  

    You guys should be ashamed . . .

    DUMMIES NEED LOVE TOO! Laughing Laughing Laughing

    This is just too funny! The things you miss when you're driving a truck! Happy
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    Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:14 pm  

    lorekeeper wrote:
    What happend to the good old days when the rest of the world thought Ad&d players were goat worshiping satanists that sacrificed virgins at everygame and were out to corrupt the children.


    -Speak for yourself. I was sacrifing children, worshipping virgins and corrupting Satan. But, to each his own...

    In July of 1986, I found a little paperback that was called something like What is D&D? It was actually an intersting read, explained everything A-Z. The fact that someone saw me reading it was the spark that eventually resulted in the creation of my present group (well, what's left of it).

    There was another one (much bigger) than must have come out in the late 90s. It covered most of the RPGs of the time, and had a lot of the historical background EGG, Arneson, Blume, Kask, etc.
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    Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:15 pm  

    Maybe I should buy a copy and peruse it just to see if I can find answers to any of my numerous questions. Happy I am sure Cebrion would like that. Laughing

    And for the record, if 'we' sacrificed virgins, I think it is safe to say that most (ALL?) of us would've ended up dead, right on the spot! Yes, present company included...until...well, that doesn't really matter... Wink

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    Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:23 am  

    Lanthorn wrote:
    ...And for the record, if 'we' sacrificed virgins, I think it is safe to say that most (ALL?) of us would've ended up dead...


    -Uh, that's "sacrifice other virgins."

    New at this human sacrifice thing, aren't you? Razz
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    Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:13 pm  

    jamesdglick wrote:
    -Uh, that's "sacrifice other virgins."


    Ahh, James! Come to the Shade, James. Come to the . . .

    Far Realm!



    Mwahahahahahahahaha!
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    Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:55 am  

    The main question is this. How dumb do you have to be to qualify reading this book? Shocked Laughing

    Later

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    Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:22 am  

    You would be surprised.
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    Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:04 am  

    Oh, I'm so sorry but I've just got to do this......

    D&D for dummies?

    I thought that book was already out...



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    Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:01 am  

    Ragr wrote:
    Fire in the hole!



    KABOOM!!!!

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