Dungeons and Dragons Embraces STRANGER THINGS
Seems like a no-brainer to me. Considering how much STRANGER THINGS mined DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS for inspiration, naming its monsters after characters in the D&D pantheon—the Demogorgon, the Mind-flayer—why would the gaming company not capitalize on the wild popularity of the show? Turnabout is fair play, and all. And speaking of play, it will now be possible to roleplay as “Dustin the Dwarf” or “Will the Wise” when DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS releases their STRANGER THINGS Starter Set in May. This set is perfect for beginners and will feature everything that is needed for a successful campaign: both an adventure book and a rulebook, dice, character sheets, and two Demogorgon mini-figures, one pre-painted and the other not, since lots of D&D players like to paint their own figures for some reason. (Too tedious for me, and too much work.) Don’t expect this to be the last bit of STRANGER THINGS merchandise to appear in the world of the classic roleplaying game, though. If it sells well, and it will, there will be lots more to come.
I love how the box for the set is made to look all weathered and worn. “Vintage”, let’s say. I don’t really have the time to play D&D anymore, but I may have to buy this set anyway. It’d look great on a bookshelf.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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