The U.S. Court of Appeals recently upheld the D&D ban in prisons on the grounds that it encourages gang activity. Read more here. Apparently, a DM giving instructions to players mimics gang organization and teaches them how to form gangs (I wouldn't have thought that forming a gang was so difficult that it would require instructions).
Damn, and here I've been playing for over 30 years and I don't even have colours or anything! Clearly, I've been focusing too much on the fun and adventure and missing out on the larger lessons entirely.
I'd have thought that a game that provides a creative outlet and promotes literacy would be a good thing to have in prisons and should be encouraged, but what do I know about such things? I wonder how long it will be before someone decides that D&D encourages terrorist activity?
Welcome Back to the Labyrinth
"We have been away far too long, my friends," Ashoka declared, his face lit by the eldritch green glow of his staff. "But we have finally returned to the labyrinth whence our adventures first began."
"Just imagine the treasures that lie within," said Yun Tai, flexing his mighty muscles. "Wealth enough to live in luxury the rest of our days."
"And arcane artifacts of great power," added Ashoka his words dripping with avarice. "All ours for the taking!"
"Umm...guys?" Nysa interrupted. "Do you hear something dripping?"