Episode 422 – satanic panic, part 2

Fear the Boot, RPG Podcast show

Summary: * (0:28) Picking up where we left off from <a href="http://www.feartheboot.com/ftb/index.php/archives/4786">the prior episode</a>.<br> * (3:10) <a href="http://www.rpgstudies.net/">Research and essays</a>, particularly <a href="http://www.rpgstudies.net/stackpole/pulling_report.html">The Pulling Report</a>, countering the satanic panic.<br> * (4:53) The CBN <a href="http://www.theescapist.com/aoa.htm">pamphlet on D&amp;D</a> as an example of what was being said about RPGs during the panic.<br> * (11:34) The disappearance of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dallas_Egbert_III">James Egbert</a>.<br> * (20:43) Comparing Egbert’s story to <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazes_and_Monsters">Mazes and Monsters</a>. William Dear’s <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dungeon_Master">The Dungeon Master</a>.<br> * (22:04) It’s human nature to need someone to blame. Back to the pamphlet.<br> * (26:29) Some quotes about, “What is D&amp;D?”<br> * (33:56) Don’t talk to my XP or my son’s XP ever again.<br> * (37:00) The authorized <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Dungeons_(film)">Dark Dungeons movie</a>.<br> * (37:44) <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Pulling">Patricia Pulling</a> and the suicide of Irving Lee Pulling.<br> * (45:18) The importance of not minimizing the tragedy, even if you deal with the absurdity with dark humor. The <a href="http://www.crisistextline.org/textline/">anonymous text service</a> for people needing crisis intervention.<br> * (49:37) The police leaflet on RPGs. The many criteria for knowing when your teenager is in a cult, including, “They’re a teenager”. Fighting <a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20160302051419im_/http://media.chick.com/tractimages67491/0046/0046_09.gif">the Zombie</a>. “All I wanted was a Pepsi,” from <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hof4EESpe_k">Institutionalized</a> and sampled in <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8O_nX1VrSg">How I Could Just Kill a Man</a>.<br> * (59:50) Leaflet’s section on what we can do. Dan reads off the list and narrowly avoids having a stroke.<br> * (1:08:35) Conclusions, and the legacy of RPGs.<br> Hosts: Brodeur, Chad, Dan, Wayne<br>