[CAR-PGa] Re: D&D minis scream in the fire!

On Jan 14, 1:19 pm, WJ Walton <rpgadvoc...@gmail.com> wrote:
> (Cut and pasted from The Escapist Blog -www.theescapist.com/blog)<p>
> Escapist reader Gabe found this great video that might be the origin
> of the myth that D&D miniatures scream when thrown into a fire. It's a
> segment from a 1984 video entitled "Deception of a Generation," with
> Phil Phillips (author of "Turmoil in the Toybox") and host Gary
> Greenwald discussing the dangers of all sorts of entertainment aimed
> at children, from Scooby Doo to Barbie to the biggest turmoil in
> anyone's toybox, Dungeons & Dragons:
> "Now, there are sixes involved in the pieces of the game, but they
> take the pieces of the game, they would throw them in the incinerator
> or the fireplace and screams would come out, because there seem to be
> some kind of spiritual forces inhabiting those pieces…
> Due to the way that the video has been cropped into segments, the
> above comment occurs at 6:06! (Oh, the delicious irony…):
> http://www.youtube.com/v/Q2ZvKdjlgKE
> Considering that this video was released at a time when the majority
> of roleplaying miniatures were made from lead and covered in many
> layers of paint, I would be willing to suggest that anyone who threw a
> handful of Ral Parthas into their fireplace and then heard screaming
> should probably have avoided breathing in the resulting fumes.
I come from a long tradition of custom bullet and ammo makers and have
poured a lot of lead, never heard lead scream.
As a Minister and a gamer I am offended by this video.

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