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    Introduction: The tabletop role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons, has remained a cornerstone of pop culture and is more popular than ever since its creation in 1974. However, for how popular it is, the game of D&D has largely remained secluded into a certain sect of people, geeks. Since its creation, D&D has been stigmatized based on stereotypes and bias surrounding the perceived people playing (geeks and nerds) and how the game is portrayed in mainstream media. For example, in 1979 a 16-year-old student at Michigan State University, James Dallas Egbert III, mysteriously vanished. Egbert was a devote D&D player and many pointed towards the game as the source of his disappearance, when in reality Egbert was mentally unstable and the game…

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    Dragon Persuasive Essay

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    friends are trapped in a world where dragons roam the skies, WereWolfs seek blood in the night and witches and hags look for easy prey on the outskirts of towns. Relate to Audience: Everyone has wondered what it would be like to be in a world of magic and mystery. Where God's choice mortals to fight as champions for them and Demons and Devils fight an never ending war in the underworld. Establish Credibility: I have been a big fan of adventure novels, videogames, and movies since I was a little…

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    Elsweyr Summary

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    The story takes place in a country known as Elsweyr. The time period of this story take place in medieval times. Things like dungeons and dragons. Elsweyr is located in the southern part of a continent known as Tamriel. The people of this country are known as the Khajiiti. The Khajiiti are a feline humanoid race. They have many traits of a regular feline such as great agility, stealth, strength, and night vision. This makes them very good warriors and very good thief 's. The Khajiiti are not…

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    Evan turned back to his kitchen table, making one final adjustment to the table settings. He stepped away from his creation and smiled. Everything had been laid out perfectly for his guests, and that was always a good sign. His Dungeon Master’s screen was standing upright without any sort of aid for what felt like the first time ever, the fridge had been filled with refreshments, otherwise and the places had been set. At each seat laid a perfectly sharpened #2 pencil, an extra eraser and a set…

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    Massey, at the head of the table, has set up his Dungeon Master screen which consists of three black plastic panels with plastic pockets. Beyond that, his books and dice are hidden so our characters may not know their fates. To his right sits Diego who brings along with him a leather-bound notebook with an atlas of Earth illustrated across it. He uses a single set of stone gray dice with a bright red numbering. To Diego’s right is Aaron. He places on his lap a green binder that holds his…

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    The dungeon floor begins to shake as you hear a menacing roar from beyond the large metal doors. What could this possibly be? You and your party draw their weapons and ready your spells as a colossal Minotaur tears through the doors like tissue paper and locks onto you. It begins to charge, what do you do? When I was twelve years old I spent the night at my best friend’s house, as I often did on weekends, and was introduced to a game known as “Dungeons and Dragons” by my friend’s older brother.…

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    now.” There are many dragons in every person’s life, they might not realize or notice it but when they do they try there best to defeat it. Not every person is capable of defeating his or her dragon; it takes strength, courage, and bravery. There are many dragons I would like to defeat. Some of them I know I could defeat them if I tried my best, and the others I wish I could. Senior year is a tough year for all students because it prepares them to be adults. They learn how to stand on their own…

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    Wyverns Research Paper

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    The stereotype is partly due to some unflattering accounts, and the fact that wyverns aren't as social as European dragons. Although it is small and wyverns aren't naturally aggressive creatures, it is still dangerous. Wyverns have sharp claws and fangs doused in a dangerous venom. The highly intelligent beings’ small tribes have advanced cultures. The most interesting facet of their cultures is their value in names. Unlike the fey, they aren't controlled by names, but wyverns are proud and…

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    Dragons’ Adaptive Strategies in the Iron Islands. With just four species of dragons of the eighteen that live on the continent of Westeros, the Iron islands possess a variety of niches were these species thrive without being adapted to the same island as the others as all the populations became isolated not by space (as dragons can fly) but by habitat (different resources); also, these dragons are the best example of the adaptive radiation process as a common ancestor species from Westeros…

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    Dynatherm: A Short Story

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    Dynatherm woke up detesting his powers. He had mistakenly set the bed on fire over the night and was left siting in a pile of ash. Of all the powers I could get Dynatherm thought I got the power to control fire. Why is fire impossible to control thought Dynatherm? Dynatherm stood up and decided not to overthink this problem. He walked outside and started to fly to work. He arrived at the superhero work dome (a giant floating dome made of semi-permeable material made to protect the city) in a few…

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