The Oakland Tribune reports that a Federal Court of Appeals has upheld a ban on playing Dungeons and Dragons in a Wisconsin prison (Wisconsin, ironically, was the birthplace of Dungeons and Dragons).
The prison argued that Dungeons and Dragons “promotes fantasy role playing, competitive hostility, violence, addictive escape behaviors, and possible gambling.”
Horrors. They left out acne and pizza addiction. Not to mention that you could put an eye out with the polyhedral dice. Just imagine, people in prison engaging in escapist behavior!
Dungeons and Dragons is not addictive. It is not competitive. It doesn’t lead to real-world violence. And if anybody is wagering on a D&D session, they’re doing it wrong.
Sounds like Wisconsin prison officials are the type of pinheads who get their information on RPGs from Jack Chick.