Covid-19 vs Dawn Patrol – Who Will Win and Why
An email was recently sent to Fits Society members regarding the 2021 Spring Mini Con. The discussion quickly degenerated into demands that unvaccinated players be barred from participation. Alternative ideas were ridiculed (so much for diversity) and players rejecting vaccination were sarcastically told they would be "sorely missed" (so much for inclusion). But the exchange offered real insight into the vast chasm that separates us from the men whose exploits we recreate in Dawn Patrol.
Many Dawn Patrol gamers feign respect for the great flyers of World War I but in reality despise the values, culture, religion, loyalties and love of liberty commonly held by those men.
Few Fits players would have lasted five minutes in 1918. If they were to run their mouths as loudly and loosely on an actual World War I airfield as they do at the gaming table, they would soon get their teeth knocked out. The pilots of the early 20th century would not tolerate the arrogance of a know-it-all Dawn Patrol player whose six-Mountain-Dews-per day physique would not stand a snowball's chance in an honest fist fight against an angry flight lieutenant.