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The 1980s’ Media Frenzy and Panic Over Dungeons & Dragons

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The Societal Scare That Scarred the Game’s Reputation for Life

When you think of Dungeons & Dragons, do you fondly think back to the hours you spent as a kid dedicating your life and free time to the game? Or perhaps you associate it with being a game for nerds. Then again, maybe you still play with friends or a devout role-playing group.

Regardless of what you associate it with, D&D has been a cultural icon for decades, especially in the realms of fantasy, gameplay, and nerdom, but did you know that there was a time when the game was actually considered evil?

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This is one walk down memory lane you don’t want to miss…