Shadowrun: Quest for the Lingerie


A man named Robert Boyd is accused of stealing lingerie -- bras, panties, and stockings -- at knifepoint from a lingerie store in Belfast. Or maybe it wasn't a man, but an elf shaman named Beho, and maybe it wasn't a knife, but a magical sword, and maybe it wasn't a theft, but a Shadowrun.

From the BBC article...

"A man accused of a stealing underwear from a shop in a knifepoint raid believed he was a female elf at the time, Belfast Crown Court has heard. Robert Boyd, 45, from Broadlands in Carrickfergus, is accused of holding up staff at the Orchid shop in Belfast disguised in a wig, hat and glasses.

He told the court he had been involved in a role-playing game at the time, and his character was an elf named Beho.

He denies robbery but says he may have blurred reality and fantasy.

He also said it "could be right" that Beho had intended to rob the shop - although he told the jury he could not remember what was going through his mind at the time."

Just the latest way to blame RPGs on criminal acts?

Read the entire article...

I suspect that both he (Boyd) and his character sheet will get probation. Inmates at the correctional facility hope Beho will be serving any jail time.

I wonder if he's been watching Reno 911

Wow. I can't decide if he is obsessed, crazy, or just a complete idiot. Probably all of the above.

Kinda reminds me of that incident somewhere in Asia in which one guy killed another over some Everquest item.

We understand that games are important to you folk, but seriously guys, there is life beyond anything in which you can choose to be an elf.

One of the best reasons for RPGing is to get away from real life, to take a break from stupid people. Why bother to mix the two?

I know I shouldn't laugh, but I am.

I remember reading about that somewhere. Seems like another good reason why White Wolf issued a disclaimer on all their products. "You are not a vampire."

Maybe FanPro should issue a disclaimer that says, "You are not a hot elf chick."

Maybe he was sleep walking... no?