048 - Dungeons and Dragons and The Satanic Panic

048: Dungeons and Dragons and the Satanic Panic


Dungeons and Dragons is a tabletop roleplaying game that took the world by storm. The Satanic Panic was a cultural phenomenon during the 80s and 90s damning nearly everything totally rad. This week the crew gets together to talk about both.
 
Alex hosts this week as he guides the cast through the history of D&D, Gary Gygax’s early career, how D&D works, and the causes of the Satanic Panic (as well as why D&D holds some of that stigma today). There’s also an impromptu dungeon encounter somewhere in there that no one was ready for.


As always, we close the show out with Cryptogeekology: 20 Questions. Heather joins us again and the gang crushes the new topic: Board Games. See if you can grab it before they do.
 
Geeksquatch is a nostalgia podcast brought to you by a group of “enthusiasts” that grew up in the 80’s and 90’s -  and by enthusiasts, they’re actually just a bunch of friends that like to geek out about tv, movies, video games, and toys from their formative years.  Join the podcast each week to reminisce about nerd culture topics before they became retro favorites.  Come for the squatch, stay for the trivia.


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