Monday, February 17, 2014

D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge Day 17

This post is part of a series of posts in the D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge.  The information in many of these posts is related to events that occurred primarily in the1980’s. Since it is now 2014, I can not guarantee complete accuracy with such a large passage of time but I will present the events and information as best as I can recall.

Day 17: First time you heard that D&D was somehow “evil”?

I remember my step-dad made some sort of vague remark such as “I’ve heard some weird stuff about that game” when he saw my friends and I looking through our A/D&D books.  He did not insist on anything but just simply stated he had heard things.  It really was not a conversation at all.  The topic was pretty much dead at that point.  Fast forward a few months and then the television movie being played that night was Mazes and Monsters.

All of us sat around the living room watching the movie.  My step-dad made a few “yeah, that’s what I heard” comments but never really tried to push the issue with me.  He actually told me to “be careful” with the game!  I was intrigued by the bits of game rules hinted at throughout the movie but I mainly sat there with some quad paper drawing dungeon levels for the entire movie.  I would actually read the book years later; as usual, the book was better.  I even found it in the $5 bin at Wal-Mart a few years ago.   


  1. It was when I moved to the Bible buckle, aka, Oklahoma.

    1. someone who has lived most of his life here, I totally get what you're saying. There is often a new bogey around the next corner - D&D, heavy metal music, Harry Potter - when will the madness stop?!?!?!