It won't create the same kind of negative publicity that some other crimes blamed on roleplaying games have, but an accused armed robber in
The defendant told the court that he may have blurred the line between reality and his play in Shadowrun, in which his character is a criminal shaman named Beho that carries a small Japanese sword. He denied responsibility, while granting that Beho may have intended to rob the shop. The defendant is quoted as saying, 'I can't believe that I personally did that... and I deeply regret that. If I had sought some help I would've avoided that in its entirety.'