The New Yorker: “For much of its existence, D. & D. has attracted ridicule, fear, and threats of censorship from those who don’t play or understand the game. It is surrounded by a fog of negative connotations.”
As teens my brothers and I played a metric ton of D&D with our friends. It wasn’t uncommon for our Mom to find us crashed on the floor in the morning after a long nigh of campaigning.
It’s been years and years since we’ve played but it’s something I will never forget, not to mention something that shaped my early teenage years.
Every once in a while I think about the game and the great times we had as teenagers and wish we could experience it again.