The following is a response I wrote to the Boston Herald for their article “Suspect in slays fan of Dungeons”
I’ve known Youth Ministers and Preachers who actually played D&D. I’ve known Lawyers and Doctors. I’ve known college professors, of the non-murdering kind mind you….house wives, IT Professionals, writers, actors, soldiers, police officers….all walks of life share this hobby.
For every bad apple you link to D&D, you’re doing more harm bringing a horrible image and stereotype to a very diverse and open minded community. A community, mind you, that has accomplished many good for others.
The website DriveThruRPG.Com has raised over $178,900.00 to Doctors Without Borders in light of the Haiti disaster. A lot of our gaming conventions have had fund raisers going to children’s charities or to support our troops. Many towns and cities have “Gaming Clubs” after school that are there to help keep kids away from gangs, drugs and criminal activity.
Why vilify us? What good are YOU doing with sensationalism and stirring the flames?