Neverwednesday Nights

>> Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Thematically appropriate, and in commemoration of a great and lovable nerd: an old TV ad for the Dungeons and Dragons Basic Set (purple box, ca. 1981)



I'm afraid I can't help noting, in passing, that the Basic Set depicted only takes player characters through third level, and lightning bolt cannot be cast by a wizard before he's reached fifth level. And, notwithstanding the name of the game and the picture on the box, one can't help also noting that a party of first-third characters has almost no chance against a red dragon of that size (and presumed age). Unless it was sick. (While the Great Man Himself had a reputation for lethal dungeons, his approach would have been more direct--an inescapable teleport trap, say, or a batch of something like Tucker's Kobolds. Who now have their own webpage, I'm pleased to observe.) Ah, good times.
Rest in peace, Gary.

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for commenting! Because of the evils of spam, comments on posts that are more than ten days old will go into a moderation queue, but I do check the queue and your comment will (most likely) be posted if it isn't spam.

Another proud member of the UCF...

Another proud member of the UCF...
UCF logo ©2008 Michelle Klishis

...an international gang of...

...an international gang of...
смерть шпионам!

...Frank Gorshin-obsessed bikers.

...Frank Gorshin-obsessed bikers.
GorshOn! ©2009 Jeff Hentosz

  © Blogger template Werd by Ourblogtemplates.com 2009

Back to TOP