I recently found out the popular role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons is considered immoral by many churches. At first I thought this was ridiculous, however after doing some investigating I am begining to see why.
Dungeons and Dragons, commonly abreviated DnD, was a game when I was a kid that stimulated my imagination, yet I only had a chance to play it only a couple times as a kid; I was too shy and timid to make friends with any of my classmates.
Mustering up some courage to become more outgoing, I decided after 15 years to start playing DnD again. Every tuesday I play at a hobby shop with a mixture of kids and adults. Although I enjoy DnD, I feel immature at my my age playing a kid’s game and I still am painfully shy.
While researching the origons of Dungeons and Dragons online I came across occult links to the games. At first I found this was absurd and many websites poked fun of the Catholic’s Church stance on the game, however after a couple of months of playing DnD I am begining to see the game’s dark side.
What is most disturbing is I am playing the game with a group of kids and the adults in the game. The adults are their parents who are encourging their kids to do vile acts. I know everyone is trying to have some fun, but I cannot believe some of the things that are coming out of these kids mouths.
Every player has a god they worship in their game and the player has to make sacrifices to their chosen god. A 14-year old boy in the game worships his god by killing innocent people, eating their flesh and then giving an offering to his god. These parents, who have been playing the game for as long as 25 years, are encourging their kids to engage in theft, murder, rape, and dishonnesty. The graphic and brutely savage language these kids use to commit these acts in the game are so appalling.
Everything the church has been saying about satanic symbols in the game is true. The parents and kids wear many satanic symbols such as pentagrams, inverted crosses, dragons, devils, demons, and many sarcastic anti-god shirts. One girl who plays in the game frequently wears a t-shirt with an inverted pentagram encised in a circle, inverted cross earings, and wears an opal ring. These kids are also into heavy metal, I am not saying all heavy metal is bad, but Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, and Creed definitely are.
The dice in the game symbolize witchcraft in my opinion. One day I decided to research the origons of role-playing dice. They originated in mystic practices! Plato has an intresting theory about what he called platonic solids. He theorized a 20-sided platonic solid represented water, a 10 sided shape represent fire, a 4-sided dice represented earth, and a 100 sides shape represented air. These are all the shapes of dice used in Dungeons and Dragons. If you put these all together fire, earth, air, water, and the player has a human spirit. That makes up all the components to cast spells!
Recent version of the games have tried to eliminate some of these satanic symbols in the game, however the origional 1st edition Advanced Dungeons and dragons game has many satanic symbols in it. I looked through both the players manual and the dungeon masters guide and found many disturbing pictures. The dragon’s head can symbolize the 5 points of the inverted pentagram. Although some may percieve the dragon to be an inocent symbol, it is not in this game. I have looked at occult symbols, in particular the dragon. A frequent symbol is two dragons embracing an inverted sword. The dragon tails make a fiqure 8. This exact same symbol can be found in both books. The dragons in these books are drawn standing ontop of human skulls.
The books have gruesome pictures of zombies, skeletons, and dragons commiting vile acts. This isn’t kids stuff some of these pictures look very satanic to me in my opinion. Later editions of Dungeons and Dragons did not have the pictures that were in the first edition.
Ironically my faith in god has grown stronger in the past couple months while playing the game. I have had nightmares about the game since I have been playing; nightmares of the game getting out of hand and becoming too real. Each time I play the game it becomes more violent. It can take a little while to snap out of character and become yourself again, however playing it only once a week isn’t enough time for the game to blur reality. however if a kid were to play this game continuously for many week I think it could take over a kid’s perception of reality and become dangerous. I was the one being stupid, not the catholic church.