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17 December, 2006

Israeli Defense Force: D&D Players Not Fit

The Israeli Defense Forces does not have a good view of recruits who play Dungeons & Dragons.

Does the Israel Defense Forces believe incoming recruits and soldiers who play Dungeons and Dragons are unfit for elite units? Ynet has learned that 18-year-olds who tell recruiters they play the popular fantasy game are automatically given low security clearance.

“They're detached from reality and susceptible to influence,” the army says.

Fans of the popular roleplaying game had spoken of rumors of this strange policy by the IDF, but now the army has confirmed that it has a negative image of teens who play the game and labels them as problematic in regard to their draft status.

So if you like fantasy games, go see the military psychologist.


That's it. No more US funding until they treat us gamers fairly!
|| Palmer, 9:25 AM

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