Slay a Dragon for Ron Paul

December 16, 2011 -

Alex Beltramo, the lead developer of the web-based online game Dungeoneers, says that he's been quietly working on his game for years, and planned to keep it under wraps until it was finished but something came up: the presidential campaign. Beltramo believes strongly in Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul - so much so that he has pledged to give the candidate money the first time a player slays a dragon in his game. The game, for the record - is currently free. Here's Beltramo, in his own words:

"After years of crafting, our game Dungeoneers is now available for public testing. I had been planning to keep it under wraps a bit longer, but something came up…

What came up is that presidential candidate Ron Paul has a good chance to win the Republican nomination for President. And because he does not have big corporate backers, his supporters must find creative ways to promote him.

With the 'Slay a Dragon for Ron Paul' campaign, I can support both my game and Dr. Paul. When a player kills a dragon for the first time, if they agree, I will personally contribute $5 to the grassroots Super Brochure campaign for Ron Paul. My goal is that we find 5,000 Ron Paul dragon slayers so that I can contribute $25,000.

I support Ron Paul because he consistently and honestly adheres to America's core principles. He champions a constitutional government that does not wage endless wars, that does not recklessly print money, and that does not undermine our economy with intervention and corporate favoritism.

America is awakening to Ron Paul's message of liberty, financial responsibility, and peace. I am excited to have an opportunity to help. Now, please, go slay a dragon."

According to Balmeo, players of his game have raised $7500 for Paul's campaign, which means about 1500 dragons have been slain. Whatever you think of the candidate, Beltramo's method for raising money is certainly unique. You can check out the game here.


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Re: Slay a Dragon for Ron Paul

Giving that I've heard Paul wants to deregulate absolutely everything, I think I'll let the world burn.

Re: Slay a Dragon for Ron Paul

Ron Paul doesn't want to deregulate everything.

Here are some examples of areas where regulation would be acceptable:

1) If that regulation is absolutely needed to protect life liberty and property

2) If that regulation is allowed under the limited powers granted the federal government by the Constitution.

I don't think those limitations are at all unreasonable.

Re: Slay a Dragon for Ron Paul

The devil is in the details.  While it is true he does not want an absolute removal of government power, it is fair to say he wants most things deregulated and pretty much stick to criminal code..

And of course he wants regulation to meet his idea about what protects life/liberty/property and what powers the government has.  I think it is that former one that tends to rub people the wrong way since he wants very limited protections, essentially stopping the government from protecting the weak from the strong, and that people with private power should be able to exercise it against their fellow citizens without government interference.

So true, in the abstract, not unreasonable... but his specific definitions make a lot of people uncomfortable since, while he has a very solid group of followers, they do not represent how most of the country feels.

Re: Slay a Dragon for Ron Paul

Now this is an interesting way to donate. Ron Paul is the only hope for the Country. DL'ing this game now so I can help contribute more to Dr. Paul's campaign. Let's all pray that he gets into office so this Country can be put on the right track yet again.

Re: Slay a Dragon for Ron Paul

Yeah.. the country used to be on that track, it produced some very rosy aggregate numbers, but really sucked for the vast majority of people, which is why we stopped doing a lot of the things he is in favor of.

Those policies had their chance, they didn't work.

Re: Slay a Dragon for Ron Paul

Policies like the Constitution?

When have we ever followed it?

If you dont support the constitution then leave the country because that is what this country is about.

Ron Paul whats to legalize drugs because he feels we dont need the cops telling us what we cant  put in our own body. He will stop us from going in to another war and he will let gays marry. All that is protected by the constitution and he will up hold it.

If you dont vote for him then the jails will be full of people that have done nothing to hurt anyone and many will die in iran for the next war.

Re: Slay a Dragon for Ron Paul

Agreed 100% Bluelightrevival. Neekeno: The Country used to be a powerhouse in the industrial and commercial sector, then the Government started to regulate it up the bunghole. How would you like it if you wanted to start a Soda company, but the Government says that you can't use certain ingredients and the ingredients you CAN use, you have to mix a certain way. And in order for you to stay open, you must pay the Government to inspect you to make sure that you're doing as you're told. That's the reason why so many companies in the US left for China. With most of our manufacturing taking jobs from hard working US Citizens and giving it to the Chinese, our economy tanked. What made us the most economic nation in the early part of the 20th Century? The fact that we were able to make stuff and sell it overseas. Ron Paul wants us to be like that again, and he's our only hope to go back to that. And how the frak am I able to put breaks in my posts? Can anyone help me with this?

Re: Slay a Dragon for Ron Paul

Regulation is only a very small cost compared to the real reason why jobs go overseas: labor costs and taxes.   

And I appreciate that the US tells your soda company that they can't put mercury in my soda, or melamine in my baby formula.

Re: Slay a Dragon for Ron Paul

That really depends on what ingredients/mixtures are being regulated and their effects on people.

 
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