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October 30, 2019

#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!



The Return of the Tyranny of Dragons: First Impressions

New Professional Magazine from GAMA, Around the Table

Modiphius to Produce Vampire: The Masquerade Miniatures

Era: Lost Legend – A Final Fantasy Inspired RPG

Kingdoms, Warfare, and More Minis from Matt Colville

One Page Random Dungeon Generator

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

Strange New Worlds: 9 New Adventures for Star Trek

Which Ability Score Would You Increase to 18 In Real Life?

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

Jim Ward: Demons & Devils, NOT!



Moth Children

The Legend of Gimcrack Jack

Wolves of God

Find more projects every week in EN World’s RPG Crowdfunding News by Egg Embry


Satanic Panic

Wikipedia Article on D&D Religions Objections

Wikipedia Article on Satanic Panic

Wikipedia Article on James Dallas Egbert III

Wikipedia Article on William Dear

“The Truth About the Dungeon Master Who Disappeared in the Steam Tunnels” from Boingboing

Lieth Von Stein Murder

Mazes and Monsters (1982)

“How D&D Writers Fought the Satanic Panic” from Geek & Sundry

Clip from a television show on D&D

Patricia Pulling and B.A.D.D.

The Pulling Report by Michael A. Stackpole

“Is Dungeons & Dragons Evil?” Segment from 60 Minutes with Gary Gygax

“Dark Dungeons” by Jack Chick

Dark Dungeons: The Movie (2014)

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

Jim Ward: Demons & Devils, NOT!

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


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

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