Speechless.

So there’s this card game I’ve heard of and never played.  You may have heard of it.  It’s called Cards Against Humanity.

I was considering buying it, just to see what all the fuss was about.  I don’t know the rules of it, and I don’t know how it’s played.  But after someone I know posted a photo of one of the cards on Facebook yesterday, I know I’ll probably never buy it.  And never play it.

There’s a card that simply states “The Virginia Tech Massacre.”

I saw that card…and was speechless.  How that can be part of a game (as anything other than a history question) is beyond me.

If you’ve been around these parts for any length of time, you know I attended Virginia Tech.  It’s a place that part of me.  It’s not only where I went to school, but where I met my best friends, where I joined my sorority, where I learned so much more than what you learn in a classroom, where I learned to rely on myself and who I wanted to be.  It’s so much a part of me that it’ll always feel like home.  The moment I see the sign on I-81 announcing Blacksburg, a calm comes over me.  When I see campus on TV?  I smile, instantly.  Seeing Lane Stadium and hearing the cheers of “Let’s Go…Hokies!” on TV?  Goosebumps.  Because it’s home.

So when I saw that card?  I was seriously disturbed.  That anyone would make it part of a game…it’s just not ok.

I don’t know that I’ve talked here about that day.  I graduated in 2006, so I spent that day in shock and worry…and waiting.  Waiting to know that everyone I cared about down there was ok.  My best friend was supposed to go to class that morning right near where the second shooting occurred.  I thank God that she didn’t go to class chose to skip that day.  Who knows what might have happened?

Every time I go to campus, I place a stone (Jewish custom) on each memorial.  32 stones.  Like all Hokies, I was forever changed forever by that day.

So if you own a copy of that game?  Do me a favor and remove that card.  I’m pretty sure you can play the game just fine without it.

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12 Responses

  1. I’ve never played the game either, but I know the basis of it. And I’m with you…. how in the world could that be made to be part of a game?! = Very sad and disturbing!

  2. So … while I play that game, I do not own it. I had no idea such a card was a part of it! I covered Virginia Tech when I was pregnant when it happened. It’s my friend who owns it. I will be removing it.

  3. It is such a FUN game, but I agree that the fact that they have that in there is disrespectful and distasteful. I can quite remember what we said when we got to that card, but I think no one played it. There was another card too, I can’t remember what it was but I was just appalled. Some people have no empathy…

  4. Never played it either yet, but if I ever get around to buying it, I can’t imagine using that card. That is horrible that a bunch of people at that company thought it was okay to include it.

  5. I’ve only played it once. it’s an “interesting” game. I think it has potential to be funny, but it can be rather disturbing on what people put together…and I totally agree – that should not be a card and there are probably MANY that are just wrong in that game and in now way should be used to “get a laugh”. I think the makers of the game really need to consider respect when they created it. Great TRUTH post!

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