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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:49 PM

Televangelists talking about Dungeons & Dragons - clips anyone?

I just ran across http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=214&topic_id=162592&mesg_id=162601 when I remembered what an amazing source of information DU can be.

I'm trying to help out some guys putting together a documentary about D&D. I recall back in the 80's (between 1982-86) watching a nationally televised televangelist show where a group of people discussed D&D. One televangelist described a D&D scenario where a party is fighting a dragon. A knight stabs the beast but "it's like a pin going into an elephant." The wizard then teleports away to safety before the rest of the party is burnt to a crisp. The group of televangelists then go on to talk about how D&D is Satanic. It was awesome.

This might be crazy, but does anyone recall seeing this? Are there any clips online? Would anyone have an idea as to how to find footage or this, or perhaps other shows on the topic?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Reply Televangelists talking about Dungeons & Dragons - clips anyone? (Original post)
Darryl Cramer Dec 2012 OP
onehandle Dec 2012 #1
Darryl Cramer Dec 2012 #2
Johonny Dec 2012 #3
Darryl Cramer Dec 2012 #4
Chiyo-chichi Dec 2012 #5
0rganism Dec 2012 #6

Response to Darryl Cramer (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:23 PM

1. All I know about is this classic Chick tract...

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:29 PM

2. Sweet

Thanks for the link!

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Response to Darryl Cramer (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:05 PM

3. don't forget this Tom Hanks Career low light.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084314/

Mazes and Monsters (1982)

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Response to Johonny (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:18 PM

4. I heard it's terrible!

Never seen it, but I heard that it's terrible. So terrible in fact that I'm considering watching it. Thanks!

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Response to Darryl Cramer (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:21 PM

5. This is not what you're looking for, but...

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Response to Darryl Cramer (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:28 PM

6. another silly movie to look for: Skullduggery

"Skullduggery is a 1983 Canadian film written and directed by Ota Richter, whose career was deservedly short. It stars Thom Haverstock as clueless dolt Adam, a gamer driven insane by his dungeon master, and Wendy Crewson as his platonic love interest, Barbara. This movie, along with Mazes and Monsters, was a stepping stone on the path that led to Crewson becoming a moderately famous Canadian. The rest of the cast sank almost without trace."

more on the topic here: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/issues/issue_296/8698-Satan-Bad-Acting-and-Dice

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