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Duicarthan
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:24 am    Post subject: D&D for Dummies? Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Too funny.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say amused, not exactly frightening. Ok well still kinda scary with just the name. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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

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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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

-Lanthorn, "Safe" now Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

Later

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You would be surprised.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ragr wrote:
Fire in the hole!



KABOOM!!!!

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