Don’t you love it when nerdy things you love collide? Sometimes they collide in the most fun ways. The kids from Stranger Things start their first season of the show by playing Dungeons & Dragons, coming across an evil Demogorgon in their periless adventure. Fans of the table-top roleplaying game (TTRPG) always love seeing their hobby featured in TV shows. Especially when they become as wildly popular as Stranger Things has become. Well, now the tables have turned. Where once they got our TTRPG in their TV, now we’re getting their TV in our TTRPG as Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro brings us the very adventure that Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Will go on that heralds the foreshadowing of their real-life misadventure.
With podcasts-a-plenty and even live streamed shows bringing in celebrities to play along, Dungeons & Dragons may be at the height of its popularity. With shows like Critical Role played by voice actors and now Relics & Rarities bringing in tv actors, the game and RPGs, in general, are very much in the public eye and drawing in folks who otherwise wouldn’t touch an RPG. “Nerd” is definitely “in”.
And now, through Amazon, you can pre-order your own bit of the Stranger Things world to incorporate into your next gaming session.
“The Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set contains everything players need to embark on a Stranger Things adventure including the essential rules of the roleplaying game. It’s a great way for new as well as seasoned Dungeon & Dragons players to experience the D&D adventure Stranger Things character Mike Wheeler has created for his friends. Pick your character — will you be Will the Wise or Dustin the Dwarf? Get your fireballs ready as you investigate the mysterious castle and battle the ferocious Demogorgon. Prepare for just about anything, because the game just got stranger.”
“STRANGER THINGS THEMED OF DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Embark on an exciting Dungeon & Dragons adventure, Hunt For The Thessalhydra, “created” by the character Mike from the Netflix Original Series, Stranger Things
GREAT GAME FOR NEW DUNGEON & DRAGONS PLAYERS: Whether players are new to D&D, or looking for a new adventure, this Stranger Things themed roleplaying game includes everything a group needs to play
DETAILED RULES, ADVENTURE BOOK AND GAME DICE: The exciting Adventure Book and colorful Rulebook contain tons of information on how to play the game, strategy, and tips for players to advance a character beyond the fifth level, plus 6 polyhedral dice so you’re ready to play
STRANGER THINGS CHARACTER SHEETS: Play as a favorite Stranger Things character
INCLUDES 2 DEMOGORGON FIGURES: The game includes 2 Demogorgon figures, one that players can paint and customize”
Perfect for people wanting to try it out, being lured in by the Netflix hit, and veterans just wanting to try their luck with the Demogorgon, with a May 1, 2019 release date and $25 price tag, this is hard to pass up.
What do you think? Do you like it when brands cross pollinate like this? If you haven’t played D&D before would this be something you’d be willing to try? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Facebook or Twitter!