Retro Report Takes a Look Back at the Satanic Panic of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
If you grew up playing Dungeons & Dragons in the 70s and 80s, then I'm sure you remember the panic that it was leading kids down the path a satanism. This Retro Report web-series takes a look back at the madness and controversy that surrounded this game. D&D was never my thing, but I do remember seeing news reports about this stuff and hearing my parents talk about it and how all these satanic claims were full of crap.
Most parents freaked out that the game would lead their children towards the occult. Hell, I'd rather have my kids play D&D other than the video games they play because it's a critical thinking game that actually offers face-to-face interaction with other people. With the way technology is evolving that kind of interaction is dying.
Dungeons and Dragons was once accused of leading children to Satanism, but today the game looks more like a solution to a problem plaguing modern parenting.
The video goes through the history of what led to the satanic D&D panic, and it's really interesting. There's some stuff in the video that I had never heard before. Check it out when you get a chance!
Via: Laughing Squid