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New York Times Retro Report: D&D
« on: April 18, 2016, 11:01:15 PM »
So the New York Times did a Retro-Report on the Satanic Panic and on D&D today. Was kind of cool to watch and thought y'all might enjoy.

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000004335937/dungeons-dragons-satanic-panic.html?playlistId=1194811622182

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Re: New York Times Retro Report: D&D
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2016, 08:24:57 AM »
Thanks, that was great.

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Re: New York Times Retro Report: D&D
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2016, 09:08:58 AM »
Ughhh!  I remember that period all too well.  I'm still cautious about discussing my D&D games with people I don't know well.  The stigma has never really left me.  Great video, though.  Thanks for sharing.  Cheers!
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Re: New York Times Retro Report: D&D
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2016, 10:48:43 AM »
As someone else who lived through that crap (in Mississippi no less!) I'm glad to see that at least today a media source like the Times can be objective about the silliness of the Satanic Panic. ;)

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Re: New York Times Retro Report: D&D
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2016, 06:53:22 PM »
I was lucky and never really encountered this stuff in the 80s. I do remember seeing an episode of the 700 Club after school one day about it but that was it (I just happened upon it one day and watched since they were talking about D&D.