Podcast #72 Dungeons & Dragons and the Satanic Panic

This week, Morrus and Peter spend this Halloween season looking at the scariest time for roleplaying, the Satanic Panic of the 1980s. In the news, Tyranny of Dragons reprinted for D&D, Vampire: The Masquerade miniatures, Strange New Worlds released for Star Trek Adventures, a one-page random dungeon generator, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch!

News

The Return of the Tyranny of Dragons: First Impressions The Return of Tyranny of Dragons: First Impressions

New Professional Magazine from GAMA, Around the Table Around the Table is GAMA's New Tabletop Professional Magazine

Modiphius to Produce Vampire: The Masquerade Miniatures Modiphius to Produce Vampire: The Masquerade Miniatures

Era: Lost Legend – A Final Fantasy Inspired RPG Era: Lost Legend - A Final Fantasy-inspired RPG

Kingdoms, Warfare, and More Minis from Matt Colville Kingdoms, Warfare & More Minis!

One Page Random Dungeon Generator Generate a One Page Dungeon with One Click!

Hasbro Gaming Down 17%, D&D Remains Bright Spot Hasbro Gaming Down 17% But D&D Remains 'Bright Spot'

Strange New Worlds: 9 New Adventures for Star Trek Strange New Worlds: 9 Adventures For Star Trek RPG

Which Ability Score Would You Increase to 18 In Real Life? Which ability score would you like to increase to 18 in real life?

Owen K.C. Stephens: From the Freelancing Frontline: The Beginning From the Freelancing Frontline: The Beginning

Jim Ward: Demons & Devils, NOT! Jim Ward: Demons & Devils, NOT!

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Kickstarters

Moth Children Moth Children | A Vampire TTRPG

The Legend of Gimcrack Jack "The Legend of Gimcrack Jack" Family RPG Adventure Book

Wolves of God Wolves of God: Adventures in Dark Ages England

Find more projects every week in EN World’s RPG Crowdfunding News by Egg Embry RPG Crowdfunding News - Haunted West, Wolves of God, Ross Rifles, and more

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Satanic Panic

Wikipedia Article on D&D Religions Objections Dungeons & Dragons controversies - Wikipedia

Wikipedia Article on Satanic Panic Satanic ritual abuse - Wikipedia

Wikipedia Article on James Dallas Egbert III James Dallas Egbert III - Wikipedia

Wikipedia Article on William Dear William Dear (detective) - Wikipedia

“The Truth About the Dungeon Master Who Disappeared in the Steam Tunnels” from Boingboing The truth about the dungeon master who disappeared in the steam tunnels

Lieth Von Stein Murder Murder of Lieth Von Stein - Wikipedia

Mazes and Monsters (1982) Watch Mazes and Monsters | Prime Video

“How D&D Writers Fought the Satanic Panic” from Geek & Sundry How D&D Writers Fought the Satanic Panic Of The 1980s | Geek and Sundry

Clip from a television show on D&D
Patricia Pulling and B.A.D.D. Patricia Pulling - Wikipedia

The Pulling Report by Michael A. Stackpole Michael A. Stackpole: The Pulling Report

“Is Dungeons & Dragons Evil?” Segment from 60 Minutes with Gary Gygax
“Dark Dungeons” by Jack Chick
Dark Dungeons: The Movie (2014) Dark Dungeons

“Minister Sees Threat of Witchcraft in School” on Rev. Jon Quigley, Seattle Times 1985 User account | NewsBank

Jim Ward: Demons & Devils, NOT! Jim Ward: Demons & Devils, NOT!

“Questions and Answers About Role-Playing Games” by Loren K. Wiseman and Michael A. Stackpole (GAMA, 1991) The Escapist - Archive - Questions and Answers About Role-Playing Games

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey
Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott
Kickstarter News Column used for the Kickstarter Game: Egg Embry
Theme Song: Steve Arnott
Kickstarter Game Theme: Lyrics by Russ Morrissey, Vocals by “drwilko”, Guitar by Darryl Mott
Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey
 
Darryl Mott

Comments

jedijon

Explorer
I’ll admit—you got me with that comic. Wasn’t until near the end that I realized it wasn’t a parody, but a tract. Welp!
 

HawaiiSteveO

Explorer
From seeing this, one passes to the realization that our own age is also ‘a period,’ and certainly has, like all periods, its own characteristic illusions. They are likeliest to lurk in those widespread assumptions which are so ingrained in the age that no one dares to attack or feels it necessary to defend them.
 

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