Dungeons and Dragons vs. The Satanic Panic and the Woke Mob

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Dungeons and Dragons vs. The Satanic Panic and the Woke Mob

Episode 90 Streamed Live Tuesday May 31, 2022

Random Geek-itude
1. Call-ins/emails: Taylor from Clerics Wear Ringmail on playing with “Randos”
2. Stranger Things Season 4 Tackles the Satanic Panic: link below

Main Topic: Dungeons and Dragons vs. The Satanic Panic and the Woke Mob
How are they similar?
How are they different?
Which was worse?
Does it matter now?
How did we fight the former and how do we fight the current?
Our experiences with it.

The Satanic Panic- the time when Dungeons and Dragons was thought to be connected to devil/Satan worship and the destruction of the youth.
60 Minutes: https://youtu.be/Cm_2S8E_UOI
B.A.D.D.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Pulling
The BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26328105
The Nerdist – Part 1: https://nerdist.com/article/how-did-gaming-greats-navigate-the-satanic-panic-of-the-1980s/
The Nerdist – Part II: https://nerdist.com/article/how-dd-writers-fought-the-satanic-panic/
Groovy History: https://groovyhistory.com/satanic-panic-brief-history-hysteria
Demons and Devils Facelift: https://screenrant.com/dungeons-dragons-satanism-controversy-demons-devils-tanarri-baatezu/
The Grunge: https://www.grunge.com/179063/the-controversial-history-of-dungeons-dragons/
Stranger Things: https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/stranger-things-season-4-dungeons-and-dragons-satanic-panic/
Dark Dungeons (Chick Tract) https://www.chick.com/products/tract?stk=0046
Michael Stackpole: http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/539/539635p1.html

The Woke Invasion- The slippery slope of virtual signaling, SJW-madness, representation and woke insanity
Color Code to The Woke: https://www.therpgsite.com/pen-paper-roleplaying-games-rpgs-discussion/list-ttrpg-guide-to-woke-companies/
Woke RPG’s v Non-woke RPGs: https://medium.com/theuglymonster/woke-roleplaying-games-sell-better-than-not-woke-rpgs-cb5853fba7a2
Fighting against WOKE Culture: https://nypost.com/2021/01/31/10-ways-to-fight-back-against-woke-culture/(application to gaming)
POC Gamer: https://pocgamer.com/2019/08/02/decolonization-and-integration-in-dd/
Orcs = Black People: https://www.wired.com/story/dungeons-dragons-diversity/

Playing in the Mud:
Setting motivates rules, right?
3.X is the new old hotness…or is it?
What things do we wish to leave behind from 3.X?

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