I was a teenage Satan worshiper… No, no, sorry. I mean I played D&D. I was never actually accu…

I was a teenage Satan worshiper… No, no, sorry. I mean I played D&D.

I was never actually accused of Satanism, I missed out. But some of my friends didn't understand the fascination or the concept… But then they never enjoyed beer & pretzels at 3am. 😉

How Did Gaming Greats Navigate the Satanic Panic of the 1980s? | Geek and Sundry

In the Reagan era, Dungeons & Dragons was beset by (now-debunked) allegations of Satanism, the occult, and suicides. The 1980s were the first golden age of the tabletop role-playing game. In 1985, 60 Minutes reported that there were between 3 and 5 million Dungeons & Dragons players, and TSR, the company that owned D&D, grossed over $30 million. But as D&D grew in popularity, a moral panic rose to meet it. Organizations such as Bothered About Dun…

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