October 12th, 2004

phoenix

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.)


~Hellcat~
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boke1

Help assigning CR

unless i missed it, one of my old staples, Yellow Mold, never made it from first edition to 3.5. this is the important stuff for how i set up yellow mold: AC 10, 1d4 HP, immune to all damage except fire, attack +0, no damage, posion Fort DC 14 Con 1d4:Con1d4. what do you think the CR should be? basically it has one attack, no damage, just a choking cloud of spores.
phoenix

For Those Who Embrace Both Religion & Fantasy

Hello again!

Since I had such an overwhelming response to my entry earlier today (90+ LJ notifications in my e-mail box wasn't something I expected to see when I returned from classes!), I decided that there is enough interest in this topic/subject to warrant a LJ community.

So, I have created christiangamers. Despite the name, members of other religions are welcome to join, too. It's primarily for discussing where fantasy and games overlap with religion. You know, all those gray areas that people are uncomfortable talking about.

And don't worry, I won't be upset if no one wants to join. I simply felt a bit of an obligation to make the first move in case it was something that others needed or wanted but didn't have the initiative to start on their own.

Thanks for all of those replies, everyone, and happy gaming! =^.^=

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

~Hellcat~
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