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when I first ran D&D, my grandmother, who had bought fully into the IT'S SATANISM hype, insisted on sitting and watching the first session

about an hour in, she threw her hands up and yelled 'THIS IS JUST MATH' and stormed off

@senatormeow What did she think satanism was? It really is just all math with some political philosophy and basic empathy thrown in. 🤓

@senatormeow this is the absolute best reaction anecdote to a game of D&D I have ever and will ever read or hear in my LIFE

@dayglochainsaw idk what she expected

like I was gonna open the Fiend Folio and start binding a flumph to my will or something

@senatormeow what fundamentalists expect D&D to be like: the evil "dungeon master" must force the players to commit horrific acts in submission to his satanic will

What D&D is actually like:

DM: You can't... you can't fucking cross the river by seducing it. You just can't. I'm begging you not to do this.
Player: *rolls a nat 20* I SUCCESSFULLY SEDUCE THE RIVER

@dayglochainsaw The river nymph rises from the waters and carries you across the river on her back. She then tosses you a seashell mouthing "Call me"

@dayglochainsaw @senatormeow ok so this is lilke 2 weeks later but loadingreadyrun just released a crapshot about p much exactly this and i feel like you need to be aware of it youtu.be/K9qlQHsdoYo

@senatormeow OMG is it okay if I take a screenshot of this and share it elsewhere? I'll link back here.

@senatormeow as I've heard elsewhere, it's not unlike bingo, where one person shouts numbers and other people get excited over them

@unicornhunt I believe the words out of my mouth were "and now I can teach you REAL magic"

@senatormeow Wait, math isn't considered satanism anymore?

@senatormeow Technically, it's arithmetics and a bit of combinatorial theory :)

@senatormeow That's why I'm always saying "save the Satanism for the second session".

@bob @senatormeow

People have been massacred throughout history because of irrational fear of math. Lucifer originally referred to the planet Venus. Here's why the pentagram (ie. golden ratio) is associated with it.

youtube.com/watch?v=4cgQNUhtmH
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphor

Booga booga!

@senatormeow Sorry to hear about your grandmother's disappointment. Sounded like she was pretty enthusiastic about trying out the Satanism thing, too.

@senatormeow and now the calculus for drawing a pentragram are made, mwahahah.
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