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Israeli Army Frowns on D&D

Play Dungeons and Dragons? First check out the YNET article that explains why D&D players are givel a low security clearance in the IDF: “They’re detached from reality and suscepitble to influence,” the army says. Then scoot over to The View From Up Here where Harry gives the Top ten reasons why D&D players are an advantage to the IDF.

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6 Comments on Israeli Army Frowns on D&D

  1. Well, when I was in the U.S. Army, the NCO ranks and quite a bit of the officer ranks of the combat units I was in was pretty filled with those who played D&D, Twilight: 2000, 2300 AD, Traveller, EPT, wargames, video games, built models, used miniatures, etc.

    Yep, I guess we were all pretty detached from “reality”.

  2. Just to clear up any confusion taht might arise, the ‘Army’ referred to in the title is the Israeli Army, not the US Army.

  3. Best line from the View from Up Here blog: Chicks dig chainmail. Yeah baby!!!

  4. I’ll updated the post title to avoid confusion.

  5. Fred Kiesche // March 4, 2005 at 8:39 pm //

    I knew that it was the IDF, not the US Army. I was making a comment based on my personal experience in a military organization that a lot of us used such games as ways of relieving tension/boredom.

  6. The best part about that post is the 20-sider in hebrew.

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