Monday, July 21, 2008

And Now For Something Completely Different

An advertisement:

Enter the Darkest Dungeon where every stereotype, urban legend, and misconception about role playing games and the people who play them is completely true.

Role-playing games are dangerous; leading to occultism, poor grades, insanity, and even suicide. The people who play these sinister "games" are highly intelligent (they have to be to understand the overly-complex rules) but troubled social misfits who spend all of their time and money on the game. The people who run them are dangerous malcontents attempting to indoctrinate our children into all sorts of deviant behavior.

Darkest Dungeons is a satirical game in which the players take on the roles of Gamers in a group of young people playing the wildly popular... and horrifically dangerous game, "Advanced Darkest Dungeons" and the Characters those Gamers play. The Gamers compete to get their Characters to "The 9th Level" without turning to occultism, killing themselves, failing out of school, or loosing their grip on reality. They must constantly appease their game master (called the Evil DM, or EDM) to gain favor. Their friends and family (and even the other Gamers) constantly attempt to pull them away from the game... or pull them deeper in. They become embroiled in a battle between Corruption and Sanctity. Traveling too far towards either one, however, will ultimately prevent them from reaching the fabled 9th Level of the Dungeon.

Coming: Fall, 2008


There's more on the subject of the infamous DARK DUNGEONS tract.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

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