Even if you think the invasion of Iraq was a ghastly mistake for which we will all be paying for many years to come, you can retain a certain sympathy for the soldiers of occupying power, particularly when they are fellow role playing gamers. Apparently gamers within the US military in Iraq are organising a June convention in the shadows of Ur that they have evocatively called Ziggurat Con.
They are apparently looking for people to donate gamebooks and, particular, dice, with those little polyhedrons being in astonishingly short supply. Helping fellow gamers would normally trump politics, but I notice that they are not playing any Call of Cthulhu or Over The Edge, so they can shag off. I am nevertheless entertained by the convention having a session of Starship Troopers. Would you like to know more?
(story from an ILX thread on roleplaying games)