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Offline DadsAngry

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Dungeon & Dragons games in the strangest places
« on: January 13, 2017, 10:28:06 AM »
I was reading up on Chelsea Manning because quite frankly I didn't pay much attention when the controversy first erupted. So playing catch up, since she is back in the news, I started reading various news article written about her. It was then that I came across a recent article in the New York Time "Chelsea Manning Describes Bleak Life in a Men’s Prison". Surprising when reading the article I came across this paragraph.

"Her cell door has a window looking onto a central “day room” with tables, chairs, pay phones and televisions. For a time, Ms. Manning played Dungeons & Dragons with a few fellow inmates, but she said she had had no time in recent months. She eats meals with other inmates in a dining facility and works on a team at the wood shop."

Did I read that correctly? Dungeons and Dragons in prison?

After reading that I could only think of was, what edition are they playing?

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/us/chelsea-manning-sentence-obama.html

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Re: Dungeon & Dragons games in the strangest places
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2017, 02:41:26 PM »
AD&D...Because prisons are about 30 years behind in pop culture? ;)

I remember an issue of Knights of the Dinner table where someone wrote in discussing their current campaigns in prison. Inspired the "Crutch" character. ;)

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Re: Dungeon & Dragons games in the strangest places
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2017, 05:54:31 AM »
There was an editorial some years back when Dungeon Magazine was still in print under Paizo, where they revealed that the name of the letters column ("Prison Mail") was actually quite appropriately named, since a good number of those letters came from inmates.
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