Roleplayers traditionally view their hobby as one divorced from "the real world", a second life lived in imaginary worlds, with little regard for societal issues outside the game. A few issues, however, have special relevance (and history) within roleplaying, requiring gamers to deal with the issues as gamers. The interaction of the roleplaying hobby and the society around it is more complicated than advocacy and opposition; in many cases, there are differing views among roleplayers themselves. This section collects resources from all sides of an issue, as well as media references about gamer issues. Roleplaying in Society Roleplaying Games.
- Devoted Studies About Fantasy Role-Playing Games www
Devoted to scientific studies, About Fantasy Role-Playing Games, essays, and dissertations about fantasy games in response to game-bashing media. [English and German] Studies About Fantasy Role-Playing Games.
- Dedicated Youth for Creative Adventure Storytelling www
Dedicated to developing after-school and summer programs for youth. for Creative Adventure Storytelling. Includes news, a history, and program overviews. Youth for Creative Adventure Storytelling.
- Discussion Yahoo! Groups: CAR-PGA www
Discussion list promoting roleplaying games as recreation, Groups: CAR-PGA, curriculum, and therapy. Also focuses on defending roleplaying games from libel and slander. Yahoo! Groups: CAR-PGA.
- Links The Vampire Clan www
Links to articles about the 1996 "vampire cult" case. The Vampire Clan.
- Review CNN Review: 'The Embrace' www
Review of Aphrodite Jones true crime book about the 1996 "vampire cult" case; VtM mentioned as the suspect's hobby. CNN Review: 'The Embrace'.
- Article Should a Christian Play Dungeons & Dragons? www
Article by William Schnoebelen. Christian Play Dungeons & Dragons?. Should a Christian Play Dungeons & Dragons?.
- Descriptions Dungeons and Dragons and Other Fantasy Role Playing Games www
Descriptions (by a religious tolerance group) of Christian opposition to gaming. Dungeons and Dragons and Other Fantasy Role Playing Games.
- Collected Women in Gaming Archive www
Collected discussions from a sixdegrees. Gaming Archive.com group. Women in Gaming Archive.
- Satirizes RPGnet: Chicks in Gaming www
Satirizes efforts to encourage women in roleplaying. RPGnet: Chicks in Gaming.
- Detailing GreeneThorne's Realm www
Detailing the various RPGs that the author plays. Realm. Also contains custom gaming software for download. GreeneThorne's Realm.
- Resource RPG Host www
Resource site featuring news, Host, adventures, character sheets, rules, and links for various systems. RPG Host.
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