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D&D: Only A Game?
Answer: Yes!
Part II

By Marcus Pan

Welcome to part two of a three-part retaliatory series. Again, if you missed out on the first issue of Legends, this retaliation is directed to a radical group dubbed the "Christian Life Ministries." [see issue 1 for details] On with the fight…

"Fair is Foul
Foul is Fair"

While these radicals strive to vanquish evil (or at least what they perceive to be) in all it's demonic forms, I was hoping they could try to answer this simple question: Where would you be without evil? What would you fight and why? My dictionary defines evil as "morally bad or wrong." Something having morals must be alive and intelligent. The game of Dungeons and Dragons is not alive, so with the definition of evil given above, how can it be described as such?

Also, the law of order declares that good can not exist without the presence of evil. How could you define one without the other? Consider this example:

light: "brightness"
dark: "lacking light or brightness"

Notice how the word "light" is required in the definition of the word "dark". It is obvious that one can not be defined without the other, and consequently they can not exist without both being present. And it is a suitable example as well, considering "good" and "evil" are ofttimes described as "light" and "dark". Therefore, if "evil" is destroyed (chuckle), what do you become Christian Life Ministries?

Every man is different. That is a well-known fact in this world. Persecuting a man for his beliefs or, as ridiculous as it may sound, because of a game he plays for fun and leisure is, as I perceive, evil in all it's forms. One man's evil is another man's good. Concentrate on this world's true evil's instead of attempting to guide those who have no use for your preachings. Remember:

"Fair is foul, and foul is fair."
-William Shakespear-


Next issue, we wrap up this fight with Part III:

"Testimony of a True Adventurer"

"Stay in your holes…it's safer whilst I'm alive."

The above item may have been edited by the author since its first appearance in Legends No. 2.