Sometimes it's easy to forget how much D&D
has affected popular culture. "Operation Payback" is a team of hacktivists who have been showing their support for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange by hacking sites for Mastercard and PayPal, and TIME Techland writer Ishaan Tharoor notes that "Coldblood," one of the prominent members of this group, revealed his alignment in a recent interview:
The UK's Guardian interviewed one who claimed to be a spokesman, a 22-year-old "who wished to known only as 'Coldblood'" and said his ambition was to be "a force for 'chaotic good.'"
Now, as many Techland readers will know, "chaotic good" isn't just some silly phrase made up by a rogue tween techie. It's a long-standing alignment in role-playing games, invented first and foremost for the Dungeons & Dragons franchise.
Even better, Tharoor takes a moment to show his own true geek colors when he mentions his D&D
In truth, "chaotic good" was always the alignment your humble scribe chose for his characters (who, if you must know, always ended up being dashing, ambidextrous half-elven swordmasters).
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