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    Dragon Magazine goes political

    I got my issue 295 today and was amazed to see a political editorial. The publisher even went so far as to call for readers to send mail to politicians.

    Regardless of where you stand on the issue, is this appropriate for Dragon Magazine?

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    Was it a USA political thing? On the National level? I haven't seen this issue yet, but this sounds really odd.

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    I don't have that issue of Dragon yet, but I would say that it depends what the editorial was about?
    If it had some connection to RPGs then perhaps. I'd have to read it to give you a better opinion.

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    The issue

    Apparently some prisons in Californina and Georgia have not allowed their inmates to receive Dragon and Dungeon Magazines.

    Some prisons also do not let their inmates play the game. The Dragon's publisher is calling it illegal and is asking readers to send a letter writing campaign to prison and justice dept. officials.

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    Re: Dragon Magazine goes political

    Originally posted by SemperJase
    I got my issue 295 today and was amazed to see a political editorial. The publisher even went so far as to call for readers to send mail to politicians.

    Regardless of where you stand on the issue, is this appropriate for Dragon Magazine?
    Since the issue is, evidently, the availability of Dragon magazine, then, yes, it's appropriate.

    Like, duh.

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    Of all issues it was on prisoners rights to get Dragon Magazine. Did they lose a bunch of customers because of over zealous prison mail room attendants? I just did not get the point. I would rather they rant and ask for something important like helping feed the poor or improving education in low income ares. I know it would be non game related, but at least it would have a purpose.

    SIlly, silly, silly.

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    It does seem an odd choice to write an editorial about.
    I mean, these people are not able to go out and buy WotC books and cards...etc.

    Then again, why not let people in prison play D&D? Maybe the staff don't want to be fireballed in a prison riot?

    Not getting into a debate on what is and isn't suitable in prisons though.

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    Originally posted by CamelToe
    Of all issues it was on prisoners rights to get Dragon Magazine. Did they lose a bunch of customers because of over zealous prison mail room attendants? I just did not get the point. I would rather they rant and ask for something important like helping feed the poor or improving education in low income ares. I know it would be non game related, but at least it would have a purpose.

    SIlly, silly, silly.
    Those are not what I would call "bold political stances that need support". I mean, how many people are going to argue against helping feed the poor? Or am I just a lot nicer than I think I am?

    The editorial makes a very good point about why we should care about this, and if Dragon is going to be political, I'd rather they were political on D&D-related issues.

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    Well, a Prinson is there to punish people. I think with holding RPG supplements and magizines is a very good punishment. Heck, it might if be breaking the eighth admendment for cruel and unusual.

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    Unfortunately, their points were not on the mark. Prisoners do not have an inalienable right to play D&D.
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