RPGaDay2015 Part 10 (#30-31)

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Last two:

30. Favorite RPG playing celebrity. 


31. Favorite non-RPG thing to come out of RPGing.

I’m torn between two answers, so I’ll give them both. The first is the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon. It started shortly after I discovered D&D, and while I was still young enough to watch cartoons without it being considered weird (remember, this was in the dark times before The Simpsons). I watched it every Saturday religiously. A few years ago, I picked up the DVDs, and it actually holds up surprisingly well. The other strong contender is Dark Dungeons. Part of that is my weird fascination with Jack Chick, but having a Chick tract about gaming kind of made it seem like the hobby had arrived. It’s sort of a twisted version of a song getting a Weird Al parody.

Bonus Question: Weirdest non-RPG thing to come out of RPGing.

When I was 10 or 11, these showed up in my local grocery store:

I don’t remember the box with the red dragons here, just the yellow one and a red one with, I think, a dracolich on it. The candy was basically Smarties shaped like little wizards and fighters and possibly monsters. The really cool thing was that on the back of each box there was a card that either described a character class or a monster. Even though it was basically all stuff that was in the rulebooks I already had, I made sure to get a box with a different back every time in hopes of getting a complete set (without actually knowing how many a complete set contained). I’d cut the backs off the boxes and keep them with my dice and Monster Cards. I’m don’t remember what I ended up doing with them.