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Operation Dice Drop for Zigggurat Con in Iraq 45

LandGator wrote with some information about the upcoming Ziggurat Con. Their catch phrase: "Where RPG isn't just a Rocket Propelled Grenade." This very special tabletop gaming event will be held on June 9th of this year ... at Camp Adder /Talil Airbase in Iraq. For nine hours on that day, gamers currently deployed to Iraq will be able to forget about the conflict by rolling dice and playing games. The con organizers are looking for willing folks to donate games and dice to the soldiers, as well as a little recognition for the d20-rolleres in harms way this year. "The Con's historical landmark 'mascot' -- the Ziggurat -- can be found on the post, and hails from the ancient city of Ur. Nearby is the house where it is believed that Abraham (a large figure in the Bible, the Koran and the Torah) was born. Cool digs for a Con -- if not for the fact that there's a war going on. [Convention organizer David] Amberson, however, emphasized the need for soldiers to relax and kick back with enjoyable activities from time to time."
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Operation Dice Drop for Zigggurat Con in Iraq

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  • Re:Nice Gesture (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Tickletaint ( 1088359 ) on Sunday April 22, 2007 @12:07AM (#18829165) Journal
    They're not defending our freedom or our way of life. They're defending a series of lies this administration has yet to own up to.

    The best thing we could have done for our boys and girls—and not just the ones fighting the war—would have been NOT TO SEND THEM THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.
  • Re:Nice Gesture (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Rakishi ( 759894 ) on Sunday April 22, 2007 @02:02AM (#18829879)

    If we were not busy draining the blood out of terrorism in Iraq we would be doing it here . . . which strikes me as being VERY BAD for our kids.
    And where do you think the now massively enlarged, better funded, better organized, battle hardened terrorists will attack once the US leaves Iraq? You're an idiot if you think they haven't been spending all this time finding (and not sending to their deaths) all the terrorists intelligent enough for a mission to the US. Thats not even talking about what will happen in 10 years when all the anti-US fervor and hatred that we've sowed in youths will finally be reaped. Or that we've turned Iraq over to the same religious group than runs Iran.
  • Was that a joke? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by cheekyboy ( 598084 ) on Sunday April 22, 2007 @06:45AM (#18830971) Homepage Journal

    10x more people die yearly from car fatalities caused by illegal immigrants in USA than of 911.

    Is maths that hard to comprehend?

    Those countries at war, never threatened usa, and never cared what you did at home, but your USA govt did, it cares, so much that it regulates it, checks it, makes sure you
    obey the law. Unless you make millions, you have no freedoms really.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 22, 2007 @12:10PM (#18832257)
    The fact that you need to remind us that all members of the military are not "raving psychopaths", as if this bit of information is revolutionary and surprising, shows an astounding lack of critical thinking and reasoning skills. This is probably not surprising since you and your friends are "rabidly anti-military", which is in and of itself a stunningly ignorant thing to be. As if being a member of the military somehow makes you responsible for those above you who make decisions you may or may not agree with.

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