I have heard that in the 1970s and 1980s there were a huge uproar over tabletop RPGs much like how Online game addiction is now. I would like to know what was it like for you growing up in the hysteria of Dungeons and Dragons?


closed as too broad by mxyzplk May 12 '14 at 17:49

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    \$\begingroup\$ As fascinating a question as this could no doubt turn into, I'm afraid it'll probably end up closed for being 'off-topic' or 'too broad'. \$\endgroup\$ – Alexander May 12 '14 at 16:42
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    \$\begingroup\$ I wouldn't be so sure it's OT, after all it's rpg-history, which should definitely by IT. \$\endgroup\$ – o0'. May 12 '14 at 16:48
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Earth001 Welcome! Our About is helpful for figuring these things out. This question probably doesn't work well in our system since it likely needs broad opinion and discussion to answer well, but that's not a terrible mistake. This site really focuses on questions that might possible have one "best" answer (our voting system fails horribly otherwise). If you can reformulate the question to something like that, we can probably still help. If not, I can recommend a number of forums that are tailored to having longer discussions. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie May 12 '14 at 16:50
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    \$\begingroup\$ obligatory link to Dark Dungeons \$\endgroup\$ – Dakeyras May 12 '14 at 17:23
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    \$\begingroup\$ Yeah, sorry, but RPG.SE is for actionable answers to problems you face - this would be an interesting but not in-scope set of anecdotes. Feel free and check out the help center (link's at the top) to help understand our Q&A format, it's different from a forum in many ways. \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk May 12 '14 at 18:40