Commercial: TSR's Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game
from 1984. Features: shoulderpads on a bespectacled young woman, sweaters galore; ominous, baritone whispering from the omniscient narrator/DM and actual animation of dragon-slaying lightening bolts & treasure happy dwarfs signalling the all-clear to loot piles of gold! From Wikipedia: The 10th Anniversary Dungeons & Dragons Collector's Set boxed set
, published by TSR in 1984, included the rulebooks from theBasic, Expert
, and Companion
sets; modules AC2
, and M1 Blizzard Pass
; Player Character Record Sheets
; and dice. This set was limited to a thousand copies, and was sold by mail and at GenCon
"Freaks and Geeks"
episode: "Discos and Dragons," starring James Franco
and his dwarven fighter named Carlos the Dwarf.
"I just hope you guys are ready to face The Dancing Sword..."
Collection: Found genius mash-up, set to Joe Cocker's version of "With a Little Help from My Friends"
1) New Hampshire, 1981, "shot by Ethan Gilsdorf, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks
, on Super 8 (back when he was about 15). This takes place on a Friday night in Lee, New Hampshire." An account of the Ethan Gilsdorf's D&D nights can be found in his book "Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms," his travel memoir investigation into fantasy and gaming subcultures.
2) Unknown Hispanic young adults drinking soda and eating pizza while playing D&D with books and die in the 2000s (?).Vin Diesel
explains his murderous, psychopathic, half-drow kensai witchhunter D&D character, Melkor, to Jimmy Kimmel.
Then Vin Diesel explains the art and improvisation magic of D&D to Hollywood producer guys on "Shootout" (with Peter Bart and Peter Guber), a TV show about filmmaking and acting from the 2000s."Dungeons and Dragons (way more fun than you would think)," AKA "D&D is Fun! I promise!"
is that fascinatingly rare video of giggling young ladies in pajamas and cloaks drinking wine and playing D&D. (2011). The players: Kristina/Beatrix
, and The DM:Alexander
Commercial: Dungeons & Dragons Labyrinth game
(1980) by Mattel
"Open your mind...!"
Scenes from "Community's
" episode called "Advanced Dungeons & Dragons." Featuring a drow elf in make-up, Hector the Well-Endowed, unpronounceable names, and a chaotic evil Chevy Chase.
Satanism: Unmasked - Dungeons & Dragons. A clip from a Christian anti-D&D show that explains how D&D can make kids kill in real life.
Home videos: "Yes, Girls Play D&D
" (2009?) and "Yes, Girls (Stlll) Play D&D
" (2011) by miraclefalcon
Discussed: dice superstition, character histories and personalities, (unnecessary use of the word "gay" in the captions for some reason), character types and playing styles. Intended to show females playing and enjoying D&D together for the gaming and socializing fun.That 70's Show
end credits featuring the goth-rock musician Alice Cooper
, Howard Hessemen
("Johnny Fever" from "WKRP in Cinncinati"), and Curtis Armstrong
("Booger" from Revenge of the Nerds).