D&D is it just a L. A. R. P game or is there something more to it?

I’ve been seeing here and there the mention of D&D, so is it just some board game used as a way to escape the mundane or is there something real to it like the work we do here? All opinions are welcome. Thanks.

It’s serious business. Read here: http://www.humpin.org/mst3kdd/

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Just a role playing game. Back in the eighties I recall that D&D was demonized by religious groups as being an occult training tool. It isn’t. If It was, I would have been hurling fireballs years ago.

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Omg,I remember these stupid things.

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it’s just a game, one that is great with beers and friends :joy:

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Its a good way of escape and grounding I find

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Actually, in our version of dnd (gurps) we had a Draconian god of the sun, known as artorious. I’ve found it possible to access him as well as other characters and adversaries

Its a game. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Anything can be used I’ve noticed but is the game itself? No.
Most of the people I know who play it aren’t seriously bad ass wizards who only do serious magic while playing. One cronically pulled out a cello and went “Du Du duh” whenever a dramatic moment came up (his friends decided to roast the cello during one game).
Had a barbarian who would do Gangnam Style everytime we entered a bar, and a rock elemental who was obsessed with human sexuality (since it had none) and so would steal panties and porn.

It’s a game and most take it that way :wink:

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I’ve also noticed things manifest after the game similar to what took place.

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Also D&D and Larping are on two different levels. Larping you go to physical locations with costumes and props then stay in character the while campain, not so with D&D.

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And why not? What you think about you bring about. If folks’ minds go to the game with emotional charge, then forget about it, I see no reason why it could not produce some kind of manifestation.

Let me put it this way … D&D and scenearios, characters, etc, are just the game itself.
Your imagination, however can make it more than that, depending on the limits of your imagination and need/desire to escape reality.
Yet still … just a game, nothing more nothing less.

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Thanks for the correction.

So now let me flip the conversation and ask the same question about L. A. R. P again all opinions are welcome.

No worries, I figured you wanted to get accurate opinions on both :wink:

I will say the funniest rendition of LARPing I’ve seen was “Knights of Badassdom”. That was hilarious and aside from the random succubus summoning pretty accurate to LARPing.

I personally could see LARPing being used magically, you’re not just the controller of a character, you Are the character.

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No Larping is just elaborate imaginative role play, there’s no use of energies, consecration or bindings going on.

If anything it’s closer to preparatory immersions in ceremonialism, but even then it’s to a lesser degree than that of a well trained magician.

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That’s true, most LARPers have no connection or knowledge of the occult.

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But how does Old Man Henderson fit into the picture?