Carla (gypsylover) wrote in dnd3e,
Carla
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Is Fantasy Spiritually Harmful?

I'm a Catholic gamer girl who attends a Christian college in south Florida. This alone creates many problems, as you can probably guess. I posted here recently about wanting more D&D materials, and I thank everyone who gave me advice -- it is very appreciated! Just last night I found two people who want to get a D&D group together. They've both played before, so it seems my "need" for something more than the core rulebooks is more than okay.

However, over breakfast with a suitemate this morning, something disturbing came up. I'm an English major, and I'm an aspiring fantasy novelist (another good use for D&D/RPG materials). My suitemate asked how Games Club went last night, where I found my fellow D&D gamers, and I told her. The sound in her voice and the sudden action of looking down at her eggs was enough to tell me that I'm some kind of horrible sinner in her eyes. I tried to talk about it with her and mentioned C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and J. K. Rowling. The resulting conversation made my head hurt.

Why is it that people, even Christians, seem to be warm and accepting of the works by Lewis and Tolkien, but not Rowling? Narnia and Middle Earth are wonderful, but the REAL WORLD with a little TWIST is considered the work of the Devil? I don't get it. I'd love some feedback about this.

(Posted in: dms_corner, dnd3e, dnd_women, gamersanonymous, girl_gamers, ljdnd.)


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