Wow...I've done that way too many times recently (or at least things to the same sort).
Then again, I'm proud to be a geek! :)
Well, I am too, actually. It just amused the heck outta me.
But strangely, with the people I used to play with death threats were common... *giggle* But not news worthy!
Exactly. We threaten to strangle the GM regularly, but no one writes it up on Yahoo!
I did the exact same thing.
*giggle* I tend to have to force myself to remember that GM and DM are not always Game Master and Dungeon Master, more often than not they are District Manager and General Manager.
Yeah, but what fun is that???
I don't even pay magic, and yet, I thought the same thing.
2004-07-07 03:03 pm (UTC)
Given the fact we usually don't call General managers General managers over here in this country it's even more confusing. Needless to say I wondered about the same things as you did.
I have to wonder if the headline writer by chance knew that it would cause confusion and was amused by the thought - these are computer geeks after all.
As soon as I saw that headline, I assumed the same thing you did, and wondered at the roleplaying aspect of Magic. My second thought was "Weird, why would that be news-worthy, really? No one cares about Magic."
I didn't follow the link, and didn't understand why these thoughts were weird until you mentioned Orlando Magic.
We're all such geeks...it's great!
2004-07-07 03:12 pm (UTC)
I think you win the geek award. Hee!
My first thought was that a roleplaying GM of some sort was being threatened and I didn't question that until I read the rest of your paragraph. So you definitely are not alone.
I'm glad you mentioned Orlando Magic, because I couldn't get past The Gathering either. (And I should probably be alarmed that the death threat didn't seem incongruent with Game Master to me, since I know some people who get *very* upset when you kill off their characters.)
I don't even play Magic, and that was my first thought. It made perfect sense to me that some special Magic event at a convention that required a GM would result in death threats. Some people just take the game way too seriously.
Add me to the hopeless geek list.
Basketball is a dumb game.
Ha! That's the same train of thought I had when I read the opening. Too funny.
I guess it speaks to how well we have our priorities clear. At least, that's my take on it.
I wonder what we would have to do to have someone set up M:TG as a RPG....
Wow. I was so convinced that it was about RPing that I did a triple-take. Pathetic.
When I read the text for that URL I thought the exact same thing *geek hi-five* :D