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.