Dungeons and Dragons Research Paper

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So i have to do a Problem/Solution or Cause/Effect research paper (about 5 pages) for English class. I plan on doing mine on Dungeons and Dragons, i was thinking about doing it on how D&D helped shape the world of today, how it "changed the world" i got the idea after seeing the D&D documentary kickstarter. If anyone has any better ideas on a research paper on D&D following the format that it has to follow, or can point me in the direction of good websites that will give me a ton of research on the topic i listed above, or even just comment your opinion on it, i can site that haha.

Thanks
Stragen 
You'll get more feedback if you post this in the D&D general forum. 



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57036828 wrote:
Marketing and design are two different things. For instance the snuggy was designed for people in wheel chairs and marketed to people that are too incompetent to operate a blanket.
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141722973 wrote:
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Howdy Stragen8,

I have moved this thread to a general discussion forum where, hopefully, it will get the kind of feedback you are looking for.  Good luck with your project.   

All around helpful simian

Thanks! I wasnt sure where to post it too, to be honest haha
Thanks! I wasnt sure where to post it too, to be honest haha



No problem, the forum seperation can be confusing at times.
"The real purpose of socialism is precisely to overcome and advance beyond the predatory phase of human development." -Albert Einstein Resident Left Hand of Stalin and Banana Stand Grandstander Half of the Ambiguously Gay Duo House of Trolls, looking for a partner Wondering what happened to the Star Wars forums?
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Star Wars Minis has a home here http://www.bloomilk.com/ and Star Wars Saga Edition RPG has a home here http://thesagacontinues.createaforum.com/index.php
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141722973 wrote:
And it wasn't ****. It was subjectively concensual sex.
57036828 wrote:
Marketing and design are two different things. For instance the snuggy was designed for people in wheel chairs and marketed to people that are too incompetent to operate a blanket.
75239035 wrote:
I personally don't want him decapitated.
141722973 wrote:
And do not call me a Yank. I am a Québecois, basically your better.
And the greatest post moderation of all time...
58115148 wrote:
I gave that (Content Removed) a to-scale Lego replica. (Content Removed) love to-scale Lego replicas. (ORC_Cerberus: Edited - Vulgarity is against the Code of Conduct)
So i have to do a Problem/Solution or Cause/Effect research paper (about 5 pages) for English class. I plan on doing mine on Dungeons and Dragons, i was thinking about doing it on how D&D helped shape the world of today, how it "changed the world" i got the idea after seeing the D&D documentary kickstarter. If anyone has any better ideas on a research paper on D&D following the format that it has to follow, or can point me in the direction of good websites that will give me a ton of research on the topic i listed above, or even just comment your opinion on it, i can site that haha.

Thanks
Stragen 



 a great place to get the words right from one of the creators is here. this is all gary gygax

www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewforum.php...

the dragonsfoot forums in general would be a good place to have any question, however esoteric, answered enthusiastically. seriously, just ask them, they will be glad to help.

www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/index.php

for general research of products, dates of release, check these

acaeum.com/

www.tsrinfo.net/archive/index.htm

www.aeolia.net/dragondex/index.html

www.grey-elf.com/

jgrimbert.free.fr/add2/advice/?order=id&...

if you want free copies of what are basically simulacra of the original games check here

www.knights-n-knaves.com/osric/

here

www.swordsandwizardry.com/

and here

www.goblinoidgames.com/labyrinthlord.htm...

(there are many more of these "retro-clones" but those can get you started)

good luck







D&D inspired various text based online games when the internet was not well known.  Those text based online games inspired the first few MMORPGs, which inspired the newer MMOs.  All three types of online games gave many people from around the world to game together and learn more about each others cultures.

D&D provided a way for many super smart nerds to socialize with other nerds, which likely helped them be more successful entrepreneurs when they launched assorted high tech companies.  You will need some google searches to identify which famous entrepreneurs were gamers.
That's cool, writing a report on D&D. if you don't mind my asking, what grade are you in? i'm a junior in high School, and I haven't written a paper on D&D yet. Yet.
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D&D has also proven to be a popular pastime among U.S. soldiers who are overseas. I wish I could direct you to a link, but I forgot where I read about it.
Also, you might choose to include the growth of the player base and evolution of the game itself as part of the paper. It might help to give the rest of your points more context.
You should totally post the paper on here after you finish writing it. I'd love to brush up on my DnD history and influence. Good luck!
My monday night wouldn't be half as cool if DnD didn't exist.
Also, you might choose to include the growth of the player base and evolution of the game itself as part of the paper. It might help to give the rest of your points more context.
You should totally post the paper on here after you finish writing it. I'd love to brush up on my DnD history and influence. Good luck!



I agree. I would love to read your paper!
I fight for freedom. I fight for justice. I fight for honor. I fight for VENGEANCE.Beware, all you monsters, all you villains, for you have unleashed the wrath of Edward Darkforest. May your god have pity on your soul. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDDGJr6LOiw&feature=share Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
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