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Controversies about Roleplaying: Further Reading



The controversy about roleplaying games has died down but it is not over. Plenty of misinformation still circulates and some folks persistently teach that roleplaying games are linked to harm. I have made no attempt to cover every single problem that has been tied to the hobby but I have scoured the web looking for other sources. I have taken some time to gather archived articles from various newspapers; these are put a sample of what's out there.

The vast majority of web sites defend one side or the other, so I have divided them thusly: the supporters of roleplaying games and the opposition to roleplaying games. If you know of a site I have missed, feel free to send it my way.

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The Opposition

The Supporters

Can Christians Play D&D?  Author Says No!

A Letter to Parents

Dark Dungeons by Jack Chick

Christian Gamers Guild

Dungeons and Dragons and FRPGs

Christians Playing Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons - Concerns for the Christian

Michael A. Stackpole: The Pulling Report

Dungeons and Dragons: Don't Let it Happen to Your Kid

MST3K: Dark Dungeons

Dungeons and Dragons...only a game?

None Dare Call It Reason

Harry Potter and Dungeons and Dragons: Like Two Peas in a Pod?

Role-Playing Games and the Christian Right: Community Formation in Response to a Moral Panic

Should a Christian Play Dungeons and Dragons?

Role-playing Games: Additional Information

Stairway to Hell

Role-playing Games: Attacks by Conservative Christians

Straight Talk on Dungeons and Dragons

The Attacks on Role-Playing Games

The Watchman Expositor: Games - Fantasy or Reality?

The Disappearance of James Dallas Egbert III


The Escapist Gaming Advocacy Web Site

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