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Is it safe for me to play the game Dungeons and Dragons?

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 ---sag on 3/4/08
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Of course it is safe. As safe as watching sports, playing golf, or enjoying cars. Like those things, you can go overboard. You can take it too far. But the game itself is no more of the devil than, say, a movie like the Wizard of Oz promotes witchcraft, or Lord of the Rings is about paganism.

The game has its origins in wargaming. Catching the 2nd wave of Lord of the Rings in the 60s, they added a 'fantasy' element to a wargame focused on Medieval European warfare. Eventually, as the new 'fantasy' rules gained popularity, they rushed to fill in more fantasy elements: mytholocy, folklore, literature, cartoons, movies, sci-fi, history, anything they could find. That's where most of the rules and critters came from.
---Dave_G. on 4/5/11


men say they are christians when they are not. Dungeons and dragons is of their father, the devil. Our children are being bombarded with all these paranormal games with demons, demons and demons. The devil knows our children (and adults) will become so complacent, it will just be another game. Well, it isn't just another game. Satan is trying to get our young people.
---shira3877 on 11/28/10


Do you not know that the Men who created Dungeons & Dragons were Christian Men? so tell me how did their game become a tool of the devil? and why do you search for the devil when you should seek the Lord.
---Forest on 11/28/10


I played the game for a very short time, introduced by my husband. Wasn't really my speed, but I think the game is harmless if treated as just so and it doesn't absorb your whole life. It is an intelligent game, and from what i was told you cannot be an "pure evil" character, but you may encounter some in the game. Usually you go around destroying bad creatures and such with the roll of dice.

I recall a case once about these young adults who killed a couple and said they played Dunngeons and Dragons on a regular basis. To me people who are bad or evil already have those intentions in their makeup. A game will not lead a healthy sane person to do ill.
---Christine on 11/5/10


I wouldn't, just because God told us to stay away from sorcery. too bad Wrestlings not as bad as D & D.
---Candice on 10/24/10




I don't know, ask your mama!
---catherine on 10/24/10


I have some bad news for all who have bought into the "game of the devil" stuff. The man who created dungeons & dragons was a christian, I had the pleasure of talking to Gary Gygax about two years before his death we talked about our mutual faith and D & D I have been playing since winter of 1974-75
---Forest on 10/24/10


D & D and the like are improvisational acting, like Cops and Robbers. You can play a fighter who extorts money from the weak - or hunts down criminals, or thief who robs - or frees hostages, or a priest of a bloodthirsty god demanding human sacrifice - or of a god of righteousness. You can be good or evil - the choice is yours, as in real life. The game is ultimately what you yourself bring into it.

Also, sometimes it's OK to act as a villain - even passion plays need actors to play Judas and the Pharisees, and Cops and Robbers needs robbers.

The game also includes magic, but it is of a very mechanical and abstract nature, and cannot be used as any kind of guide to get people involved in "real-life" magic.
---StrongAxe on 8/27/10


Clearly many of these people have not played the game. It is no more or less spiritually damaging than many other things you do in daily life.

If you believe that every single moment is lived to praise God and doing anything for yourself is wrong, then no it's not the game for you, nor is any game because games are for entertainment. Even biblically-oriented games are there to entertain first and praise God second.

On the other hand, if you already indulge in other forms of entertainment like watching TV, listening to music, or reading novels, then D & D is no different. It can be good or bad depending on you. Like anything else, do not let it become an obsession or run your life. Otherwise it is fine.
---Sean on 8/26/10


I and my bothers and cousins have played this game for over 30 years. In the real world we are policemen pilots superintendents detectives and baggage handlers to name a few. We love the game. We are all Christians. we tell no one of this game for they would think us geeks. We have a bond as friends that goes far beyond the game itself brought about by the game. I am forty five now and have three children in college who don't play this game thinking its for geeks. I just laugh... This is my "bowling" "cards""pool" etc... And I am humble that Jesus loves me as much as he does :)
---paul on 5/6/10




Hi, to me it is just a game. Mathew 15,11 Christ said "Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man, but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man" which means that it's not what you take in but how you act or react to thing thats in front of you. Play the game as a christian and it may give you some insite on how to live life. Higher levels of the game show growth. Mature as a person in life to be a good servent for God.
---Buzz on 10/1/09


Beware! Satan is very subtle and crafty, so says the Holy Bible. The name of the game is to introduce some bad things to you OR to make you feel anything with those names are not so harmful. It is like starting a course at a higher institution which are in levels 001 for example, but later worse things will be introduced level 007 etc. Satan is a living being and can gauge your acceptance of anything of his before promoting you into very wicked levels. RESIST him & he will FLEE
---Adetunji on 9/30/09


Hi, God bless you dear soldier! :) You are in my prayers.
---Mary on 9/30/09


I am a soldier currently stationed in Afghanistan. I realize this post may be too old, but I feel I need to comment... I am a Christian, a Baptist in fact. I played D & D a few times back home in years past. Thought it was ok. When we got here, we realized there wansn't much to do. Now we have a few computers for internet, so things are a bit better. However, with nothing to do, a buddy had his D & D books sent over and a group of us started playing.
---Joseph on 9/29/09


Cindy- I sympathize with your loss of a friend. My cousin caught his wife cheating on him and took his own life so by that train of thought Marriage is demonic as well and should be avoided at all cost. I don't like the game but the point of it is to stay alive at all cost. If he was truly lost in the game he could not have done that.
---Mike on 5/15/08


iloveHim:

I'm sure that the woman would also have admitted to eating hamburgers and watching television. That doesn't mean we should run out and boycott McDonalds and Sony for being satanic.

When I was growing up, two popular games were "cops and robbers" and "cowboys and indians". Yet parents weren't upset because these games involved thievery and violence.

Like other games or activities, D & D can be used well, or poorly - something that requires discernment.
---StrongAxe on 5/12/08


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NO WAY! I would make sure that that game along with the ouija board was no where near me! You are meddling with Satan when you meddle with certain games. Do not open your mind to those games. Trust me when I tell you that I once watched a woman being exorcised of demons. She admitted to playing with D & D (not sure how long?) and I sat & watched many different demons come out of her mouth. You can hear the 'demonic' voice when she spoke, gnashing her teeth. (Contd.)
---iloveHim on 5/10/08


Only Jesus can set you free! Please stay away from these things. NO Christian should be playing with these... let alone their children. And make sure your children aren't down the street playing with it at their friend's house. Very dangerous to your mind/life!
---iloveHim on 5/10/08


As long as you remember that there's a very distinct and obvious difference between reality and fantasy. I've been Christian for awhile, and I play DnD. It's a good escape, but I play with other Christians, so that helps, too.
---tabit8547 on 4/8/08


I have a friend who is involved with this game.She knows that I am against it. Which scriptures do you think would be the most helpful. Thanks.
---Kella3336 on 3/18/08


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Bill_bila5659:

There are many places where the Bible tells stories full of bad activities without them being condemned (for example, when Jacob's sons slaughter the village of the man who raped (but later married) their sister, Jacob condemns them - NOT because their actions were 'morally wrong', but because they would make them notorious. This is a lesson in expediency, not morality.
---StrongAxe on 3/6/08


Yes, StrongAxe, the Bible does have anti-Bible characters, but it is made clear they are wrong, while the anti-Bible characters in the DDD game are NOT clearly exposed as being undesirable to emulate, and ones can in taking on their identities, though imaginary, be approving of such anti-Christ protagonists. And this tacit or outright approving of evil individuals, though imaginary, can be deeply damaging...because of the spirit who has ones approving wrong personalities.
---Bill_bila5659 on 3/6/08


Dungeons and dragons is a known demonic game, i would caution anyone of it
---rosalie on 3/6/08


I can't say how pleased I am at your decision.
---Pharisee on 3/6/08


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About the friend who introduced me to Dungeons and Dragons: he never had a problem with the game and neither did I. Until now.

The son of another friend developed the mental illness "schizophrenia" after playing Dungeons and Dragons.

Thanks to all my spiritual Brothers and Sisters for their invaluable input. I've come to SEE that I've been "playing with fire". Ouch!

I've decided to renounce Dungeons and Dragons and NEVER play that game again.
---sag on 3/6/08


Sag: I honestly don't see how you can be wearing the whole armour of God (Eph. 6:10-18). Especially when you say on another blog "I don't understand God". I believe you're playing with fire & trying to justify it. The ultimate life consequences will be devastating if you pursue D & D. Life isn't a game though the devil (your enemy) sees you as "the game" to be baited, hunted, played & beaten (utterly destroyed). Don't do it!!!
---Leon on 3/6/08


Children engage in role-playing activities from a very early age. When I was growing up, it was generally "cowboys and indians" or "cops and robbers".

Play (in humans and animals) is a safe way to learn useful life skills, without the consequences of bad choices. (it's hard to die in a crash in a plastic car in the back yard). The best toys and games teach useful skills. Sports teach agility and tactics. Toys for young children teach hand-eye coordination, and manipulation.
---StrongAxe on 3/5/08


Role playing allows you to explore the consequences of good and evil actions, wise and foolish choices. Inasmuch as one is willing to learn from such situations, they can be edifying.

However, if one uses such situations merely to indulge one's baser instincts, it's like any other form of self-indulgence.

Role-playing is fiction. Jesus used fiction a lot - his parables were generally about hypothetical situations, or metaphors. Because he used them to edify, this were a GOOD thing.
---StrongAxe on 3/5/08


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1. Will playing this game edify or merely entertain me? Are you choosing permissible over praise-worthy activities? When you have a choice between good, better, and best, choose the best! (See Galatians 5:13-17.)
2. Will playing D & D obey self-will or Gods will?
3. Does D & D glorify God?
4. Will playing D & D result in good works?
5. Will playing D & D show self-control?
6. Will playing D & D redeem the time?
7. Is D & D something Jesus would play?
---Court7646 on 3/5/08


9. Will playing D & D fit in with my life purpose? (2 Timothy 3:4)(Ecclesiastes 2:1).
10. Will playing D & D give me an eternal focus?
---Court7646 on 3/5/08


Role playing. One can carry role playing into their adult life and at some point they are unable to distinguish truth from lies.

Role playing can be so fun, that one may never know when all of the roles are so blurred that you have no idea who you really are, ever.

With role playing, you can lose yourself. The authentic self is lost in roles and escaping reality. At that point, you might not ever be able to get your real self back.

The Bible defines it - reprobate mind.
---Cindy on 3/5/08


The dangers of games like this (and, for that matter, any other activity involving fiction) is when one blurs the line between fantasy and reality.

If one treats it merely like improvisational acting, it's little different than theatre (and many churches put on plays involving both good and evil characters).

However, if one gets TOO immersed with characters and stories, problems can arise. For this reason I don't recommend ANY role-playing games for anyone immature or highly suggestible.
---StrongAxe on 3/5/08


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Bill_bila5659:

The Bible itself also has lots of anti-bible characters (murderers, idolaters, Satan, etc.) in it. Does that mean that we shouldn't read it?
---StrongAxe on 3/5/08


My next door neighbor, friend committed suicide after playing this "game", only a game.
He was 16 yrs. old. His name was Billy. He was adorable and all the girls loved him.
He's dead. Do not tell me, it's only a game.
I know differently.
---Cindy on 3/5/08


Sounds like it has characters who are anti-Bible . . . wizards, etc. which were to get the death penalty under the law of Moses. Witchcraft is not cute and funny, but a death penalty thing (Exodus 22:18), under the law of Moses. So, charming though they may present themselves to be, we know there are women and men and psychopaths who behave charmingly and are not to be trusted. "Charm is deceitful" (in Ecclesiastes 31:30).
---Bill_bila5659 on 3/5/08


"All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any." (1 Corinthians 6:12)

So, why are you under the power of this game so it has your interest...and has power to have you even defending it with its anti-Bible characters?
---Bill_bila5659 on 3/5/08


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Even if we do not get demon possessed by something not God's will for us, our involvement with it can help keep us weak so we can be emotionally unstable and unsound because of not doing things in the safety and strength emotional of God's love. So, wrong games are not the only things we need to deal with.

I have found that relating in God's love with my Internet lady friends is more interesting than the drama of TV action movies. Devotion to relating in love has gotten me away from TV.
---Bill_bila5659 on 3/5/08


sag, I played D & D all my young life. I had a group of friends that met on Saturdays and we would stay up all night eating potato chips, drinking soda and having a good time. I was usually a lawful good paladin, but sometimes I would play a chaotic neutral wizard and one time I was a lawful evil ogre magi.
---Ryan_Z on 3/4/08


You probably have "deitys and demigods"
No?
Thumb through, read some of the names-google them, some of them match demon names in history, I'm pretty sure Pazuzu (demon from story "exorcist") is in there too isn't he?

I used to hear people swear their souls to patron Gods for the outcome of a dice roll!
Other oaths for the sake of game fluency.

Could this happen to me now...NO, but I wouldn't promote a game where it could happen to others either.
---Pharisee on 3/4/08


I used to play this game, it's not so simple to understand the spiritual magnitude of what CAN happen in the portion of reality we don't see.

The Characters we play are an extension of self, those characters live alternate fantasy lives of ours and could act out in some cases demoniacally influenced behaviors that anyone has.

In the case of hypersensitive spiritual people, playing that game once in the wrong place could lead to a demon possession.
You really shouldn't play this game.
---Pharisee on 3/4/08


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sag.....Why would a Christian want to play this game? Is this the kind of thing that a Christian should be having on his/her mind? Would you want to be playing this game the moment that Jesus returns?
---Susie on 3/4/08


No. It isn't very safe. I knew a young man who was brought up a Christain and ended up commiting suicide and he played this game all the time.
---sue on 3/4/08


Thanks to the Moderator for letting my question through.

Some people can safely play Dungeons and Dragons while others get into all sorts of trouble.

I'm going to answer my own blog question: Yes, I feel that it is safe for me to play the game Dungeons and Dragons.

Only people who "invite" demons to come into their life will end up being possessed. As long as I have the "Armor of God" on me, and command demons to stay away, I'm protected from them. Right?
---sag on 3/4/08


If you play Dungeons and Dragons, you WILL open the door for Satan and his demons to possess you. This game is straight from the pits of Hell.
---Leslie on 3/4/08


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Would you like to become demon possessed?
Interesting in having your own pet demon to visit with when you try to go to sleep?

How about a familiar spirit, a sprite or little imp showing up for St. Patrick's Day, would you like that?
Yes, they're good company, hanging around the house when you need an enemy.
Say Beetlejuice and you know what, it could happen.

Here's your sign.
---Cindy on 3/4/08


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