Ynetnews – News – Army frowns on Dungeons and Dragons: “Thousands of youth and teens in Israel play D&D, fighting dragons and demons using their rich imaginations. The game has also increased in popularity due to the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy.

However the IDF does not approve of this unusual hobby and prevents D&D players from being considered for sensitive army positions by labeling them with low security clearance.

‘We have discovered that some of them are simply detached from reality,’ a security source told Ynet.

Game enthusiasts are aware of their problematic image in the army and prefer to maintain their anonymity. Many of them are from the former Soviet Union, where the game is very popular… ‘One of the tests we do, either by asking soldiers directly or through information provided us, is to ask whether they take part in the game,’ he [A security official] says. ‘If a soldier answers in the affirmative, he is sent to a professional for an evaluation, usually a psychologist.'”

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There are few harder things in life than introducing yourself, especially in print where mellifluous nuance can turn to indulgent wankery. So. I am definitely a 'writer'. You could also call me an 'artist'. I could probably put the words 'designer' and 'consultant' here too, but they feel crass.

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