Talk:Dungeons and Dragons

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Why do we have this article, instead of simply referring to Wikipedia? --Sanity 15:59, 15 May 2007 (CEST)

Why, indeed. The Author may have had something to do with D&D, once, but I don't think that brings it into range of this Wiki (nor astronomy, nor carnivorous plants.)--Old Dickens 16:26, 15 May 2007 (CEST)

Is it possible to think of "Dungeons and Dragons" as a "hoover" - ie a brand name that is so successful that it serves as a catch-all title for the set of ALL role-playing games, just as "hoover" serves for all vacuum cleaners, regardless of make. From this standpoint, an article entitled "D&D" serves as a useful collection point for loose ends and themes, like the young vampires' RPG, the sort of reverse-Goth where they adopt mortal personae and pretend to be chartered accountants, et c. It also covers the extremes to which Nijel the Destroyer goes to become a barbarian hero - as if he's not figured out yet that this really isn't a live-action RPG with rubber swords, people can get killed. Perhaps it might be more acceptible with a name-change to Role-Playing Games, or something similar? Special pleading now ends...--AgProv 17:11, 15 May 2007 (CEST)

What the vampires do is hardly RPG. It's more a kind of fashion thing. In a normal society you're gothic, in a gothic society like a vampire one, you're behaving like an accountant to be cool. Being gothic isn't an RPG either. --Sanity 17:34, 15 May 2007 (CEST)

Nijel the Destroyer is not playing a game, he is following a manual on how to really be a Barbarian hero. The parody is that Cohen's books is a ridiculous 'How-to' manual, not that it is a game manual. DJClayworth (talk) 13:40, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

"It is thought that The Colour of Magic originated from Terry Pratchett's experiences as a Dungeon-Master". Really? Who is it thought by? Do we have anywhere that STP says that? Is it not much more likely that The Colour of Magic is a parody of various well-known fantasy works? Let's not put things in here just because some dude thinks it might be true. DJClayworth (talk) 13:44, 14 May 2019 (UTC)