Two recent articles have come out reflecting on the past of Dungeons & Dragons and the rumors of satanic involvement in the 1980s.
While today it is easy, and expected, to laugh at these ideas back then we were embroiled in a war, excuse me, I meant WAR!, against Satan and his chief tools to corrupt were Heavy Metal music and Dungeons & Dragons.
To get something of an idea of what this was all like back then here is a bit of the infamous 1985 60 Minutes feature on it.
If that doesn't work here is the link, http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=445_1232224067
I have to admit I did a lot of searching and while I wanted to find some sites that were still up in arms about D&D I mostly found sites and forums on "I played D&D and I am still a good Christian" and "How D&D Taught me morality". So much for my "Atheist Agenda".
Though to be fair they might not care for Carcosa. But I don't care for Carcosa either, so that is not an indictment.
I was going to ask if you ever still feel pressure from religious groups about D&D. But let's be honest. 90% of feel more pressure about playing from our spouses who would rather we be out doing yard work.
So here is a better question.
We live in a time where we have unprecedented access to games. Many really good ones that are even free. Geek culture has never been more accepted than it is now. We have access to players around the world, not just in our own neighborhoods. Even our former critics has been silenced and time has shown them to be the fools we knew them for.
Are we in a new Golden Age of RPGs?
And don't forget my Kickstarter! over 50% funded in under 3 days.