Dungeons & Dragons

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Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy roleplaying game published by Wizards of the Coast. The original Dungeons & Dragons, designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, was first published in 1974 by Gygax's company Tactical Studies Rules (TSR). The game system has also been converted into several dozen best-selling Personal Computer (PC) games, including the Neverwinter Nights series, Icewind Dale, and the Baldur's Gate series.



"It is essentially a feeding program for occultism and witchcraft. For Christians, the first scriptural problem is the fact that Dungeons and Dragons violates the commandment of I Ths. 5:22 "Abstain from all appearance of evil." Much of the trappings, art, figurines, and writing within D&D certainly appears evil-to say the least of it. On top of that, the second issue is that the materials themselves, in many cases, contain authentic magical rituals.[1]"

Dungeons & Dragons has come under attack from the religious right for ostensibly promoting Satanism and witchcraft. The controversy inspired a Chick tract entitled Dark Dungeons. Patricia Pulling also led a crusade to fight D&D with her one-person activist group called "Bothered About Dungeons and Dragons" (BADD).

Dungeons & Dragons is a game based on ancient mythology and particularly writers such as J. R. R. Tolkien. These are fictional works and there is no evidence the myths reflect reality. There is no evidence of actual harm caused by these games. It is absurd to claim that the rituals in Dungeons & Dragons are authentic. Any alleged influence from Satanism or Wicca, tenuous as it is, is also harmless because their rituals are also fictional.


  1. Straight Talk on Dungeons and Dragons by William Schnoebelen (an apologist)

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