Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Charles Manson can't play Dungeons & Dragons.

If avoiding sodomy and being caged like animals isn't soul-crushing enough, convicts can no longer play Dungeons & Dragons in prison.  What's D&D?  It's a fantasy game in which players create fictional characters and carry out their adventures, often working together as a group with the help of complicated rules.

To put it in perspective- if there was a litmus scale for nerdy leisure activities, D&D would be at the very end.  For you scientists, it's the Hydrochloric Acid of nerd games.

Anyway, prison officials declared the ban over their concern that playing the game promoted gang-related activity and was a threat to security.  Kevin T. Singer, a man serving life for first-degree intentional homicide and an avid D&D player, challenged the ban but the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld it as a reasonable policy.

*shrugs* At least you can still ferment alcohol and lift weights!

Speaking of which, click HERE to read the recipe for Pruno -- "a prison wine created from fruit, sugar and ketchup, that is such a vile and despicable beast in the California state penal system that prisoners can't eat fresh fruit at lunch."

...apparently sober, scurvy-addled felons are much easier to control than drunken, violent convicts.

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