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Fantasy - An Essential Component of Reality Many boys who were born in the late 1940s to early 1950s amused themselves in the long hours of their growing up by playing at war Toy rifles were plentiful Toy pistols fired caps minute power charges that put the bang in Bang youre dead Plastic soldiers fixed into positions of bayonet wielding or machinegun firing fought endless battles against memories of enemies from two wars past Korea and WWII In the mists of imagination those boys were heroes vanquishing enemies of America just like Audie Murphy and John Wayne That was fantasy The reality of the Viet Nam conflict saw many of those boys returned in flag draped coffins to the towns in which they dreamed played football and escorted young girls on prom night Children dream They gain entry to the world of fantasy as easily as donning a tee shirt or reading a book Fantasy is a component of reality though what one dreams of becoming as a child is not always what he achieves at his majority A phenomenon that began in the mid 1970s that coincided with the runaway popularity of JRR Tolkiens Lord of the Rings was the game and lifestyle known as Dungeons and Dragons A person who engaged in this activity was known simply as a gamer There were few games other than DD as it was known that required the level of commitment and depth of knowledge needed for mastery of this one This was a pre-computer time and a period of emerging power for fantasists People of all ages but primarily the young totally immersed themselves in Swords and Sorcery dragons elves knights at war against evil and quests against everything dark and foreboding A roll of the dice decided linear events a second dice throw accompanied reactivity but first and foremost interaction between moderator and players game master and
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