Today I found out that a new Gary Gygax biography just came out this month. Gygax is credited with creating Dungeons & Dragons, giving birth to modern role playing games, and inventing an approach to adventure gaming that has had a massive effect on table top play and video gaming alike.
I still have a warm spot in my heart for the game and the early art that became inseparable from the TSR brand. Of course, I’m also old enough to remember the paranoia and outrage that the game generated with its connections to the occult and the perceived behavior modification that was said to result from kids getting lost in the characters they portrayed in the game.
Today’s spooky Halloween post looks at the all to real terror that was inspired by an odd set of dice, a few painted miniatures and imaginations running wild inside the game and out. Here is a dark, and kind of sad, but nonetheless ridiculously sensational look at the game from a 60 Minutes episode from 1985…