B.A.D.D. stands for Bothered About D & D and other harmful influences on children.
The following is the introductory letter from B.A.D.D.. It has
been transcribed as accurately as possible. It did not contain
any obivious spelling errors. (R) has been used to represent the
registered trademark symbol, however no credit was given to the
trademark holder in the letter.
P. O. Box 5513
Richmond, Virginia 23220-0513
Many people ask what is B.A.D.D., INC. B.A.D.D. stands for
Bothered About D & D and other harmful influences on children.
We are an organization dedicated to educating the public on the
harmful effects of entertainment violence which is occuring and
growing in our society. We are concerned with violent forms of
entertainment such as: violent-occult related rock music, role-
playing games that utilize occult mythology and the worship of
occult gods in role playing situations like Dungeons & Dragons
(R), teen satanism involving murder and suicide, and pornography
as it is affecting adolescent behavior and reshaping attitudes
and values in a negative manner.
Our hopes are to be influential in the restoration of respect for
The group was founded in 1983 by Patricia Pulling of Richmond,
Virginia. Patricia lost a 16 year old son to suicide which was
directly related to the game of Dungeons & Dragons (R). B.A.D.D
was incorporated in 1984 and enjoys tax exempt status (509) (a)
(1) & 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi). We are strictly voluntary with no
paid staff and we are totally funded by private donations.
B.A.D.D serves the informational needs of people nationwide. We
supply law enforcement, schools, churches, doctors, lawyers,
psychiatrists, social workers and people from all walks of life.
We have done hundreds of media presentations ranging from "60
Minutes" to Pat Robertson's "700 Club", including The Chicago
Tribune, USA Today, Newsweek, and many many more. We have even
given media presentations for Canada, Australia, and England. We
give seminars and lectures all over the country.
B.A.D.D also acts as a referral system for people who need help
regarding entertainment violence issues. We believe that the
problem is not only a lack of information but many times mis-
information. We feel that if we all work together we can improve
our society for our children.
"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do
nothing." Edmund Burke
#101 A 40 page booklet which gives comparisons from Dungeons &
Dragons (R) manuals to actual books on the occult. Factual and
documented with actual page references. We ask for a $3.75
donation for this booklet. Yes, I would like this booklet, no.
of copies ______Total______
#102 We also have a large booklet which consist of a compilation
of newspaper articles collected across the United States and
Canada. We ask for a $10.00 donation to cover the cost of
postage and copy expense. Yes, I would like this booklet, no. of
#103 We have a 90 minute cassette tape which includes the
contents of a presentation given by Patricia Pulling and Patrick
Dempsey "DUNGEONS & DRAGONS - THE OTHER SIDE". This is a 60
minutes lecture with an additional 30 minute interview with an
Ex-Dungeon Master in which he discusses reasons that could be
problem areas for young people. We ask for a $7.50 donation.
Yes, I would like this cassette tape, no of copies_____
#104 A 60 page booklet on WITCHCRAFT OR SATANISM???. This
booklet gives a brief history of the occult including human
sacrafices, definitions, occult related crime, and the
relationship of the adolescent occult fad of the 1980's to their
entertainment and to crime. We ask for a $5.00 donation for this
booklet Yes, I would like this booklet, no of
#105 WHAT IS RITUAL ABUSE? This is a 19 page booklet to
introduce the public to an apparent growing problem regarding the
sexual victimization of young children in a ritualistic fashion.
A $1.50 donation is requested for this booklet. Yes, I would
like this booklet, no of copies_____Total_____
#106 A LAW ENFORCMENT PRIMER ON FANTASY ROLE PLAYING GAMES.
This item is free of charge but it is restricted to law
enforcment personnel. In order to obtain this booklet please
request this in wqriting on Department Head stationary.
#107 Dungeons & Dragons brochure. This item is free of charge.
It is a personal testimony of a young man sentenced to life in
prison for the murder of a friend with whom he played Dungeons &
Dragons. He tells how to play the game and reasons why you
should not play the game. Yes, I would like this brochure_____
#108 TEEN DEVIL WORSHIP, A DEADLY FAD? This item is free of
charge It is a brief introduction into a growing fad among
teenagers, with a list of books related to the subject which may
prove helpful for additional research. Yes, I would like this
#109 To join our mailing list we ask an annual donation of
$12.00. Yes, place me on your mailing list._____
All donations received by B.A.D.D. INC are used for the sole
purpose of reprinting materials and expenses to operate B.A.D.D.
None of our personnel received any compensation and all donations
are tax deductible. Thank you for your interest and concerns.
We also accept VISA and MASTERCARD. If you wish to use either
VISA or MASTERCARD please fill out the following information:
TYPE OF CARD_____CARD #_____
EXPIRATION DATE ON CARD_____
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!