I don't know if anyone else here plays Dungeons and Dragons Online, but I figured this was worth talking about. Seattle Police Examine Dungeon And Dragons In Connection With Murder - G4tv.com Long story short, a particular waste of flesh strangled, raped, and murdered his 16 year old developmentally challenged neighbor, and then ran home to play his online video games. Prosecutors are now looking to see whether there's an in game connection to his actions. I play DDO myself. It's a fun game and I'll be damned if I pay for the priviledge of playing Warcraft. There is no gratuitous violence, no drugs, no sex whatsoever, nothing that could even begin to inspire a rape/murder combo. Most of us here are children of the 80s. I can't be the only one to recall the massive wave of hysteria and outright stupidity that sprang up against Dungeons and Dragons. There was a fairly famous "Chick Tract" that warned of the horrible dangers of the game. That it would lead to kids selling their souls and human sacrifice, the whole works. It's all bunk, but to those with their heads up their asses (my mother) it made perfect sense. In these times with all the various insanities rolling around in the public conscience, I do fear that there may be another wave of anti D&D rhetoric inspired by this one fucktard who decided to do something incredibly stupid. Few things I hate worse than something being blamed for someone else's stupidity. Be it music, video games, the usual suspects, theres very little than angers me more than blaming all those nothings for the sheer stupidity of some kids.