D&D gains another critic...
March 6, 2005 11:51 AM Subscribe
Teens in Israel need to find a new hobby:
Incoming recruits to Israel's Defense Forces (Tzahal)
who divulge playing Dungeons & Dragons
are being flagged with low security clearance and psychological disorders. New guidelines are in place that limit D&D hobbyists from being considered for sensitive army positions such as Sayeret Mat'Kal
, one of the most elite designations of Tzahal. Why does the IDF believe the game is so dangerous?: "These people have a tendency to be influenced by external factors which could cloud their judgment, a military official says. "They may be detached from reality or have a weak personality – elements which lower a person's security clearance, allowing them to serve in the army, but not in sensitive positions."
Many find this policy inexplicable, and are turning to humor
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