Saturday, February 25, 2012

Adventures in Odyssey on RPGs

I collect 80's "Satanic Panic" pamphlets and books, but I never heard of this gem from 1990 (two parts, and well worth listening through both for the sheer hilarity):

http://ia600402.us.archive.org/34/items/CastlesAndCauldrons/AdventuresInOdyssey-CastlesAndCauldronsPartI.mp3

http://ia600402.us.archive.org/34/items/CastlesAndCauldrons/AdventuresInOdyssey-CastlesAndCauldronsPartIi.mp3

Ohhhhh man. I've been playing the wrong game all this time!

Descriptions of both parts can be found on the Adventures in Odyssey wiki here and here. ::rolls eyes::

Hat tip to Pharyngula, with apologies to the other Odyssey

7 comments:

Mild Colonial Boy, Esq. said...

"I hear it", "I hear it"
I am glad Focus on the Family approached fantasy roleplaying with such rigorous realism.

Old Guy said...

Now that "Adventures In Odyssey" has shown me the proper way to play a fantasy role-playing game, I'm really anxious to get a group together. I wonder if they have an on-line store where I can get that Ritual Board they were talking about?

Honestly, that was amazing. I had heard about nut-cases like AiO but that's the first time I've heard an actual broadcast.

PS - The link for part 2 is wrong. It needs to be "PartIi" not "PartII"

Joseph Bloch said...

Whoops! Thanks, Old Guy. Fixed.

Higgipedia said...

HAHA! Focus on the Family was based in Colorado Springs! It is usually the butt of many jokes made about the town. :)

Lord Kilgore said...

"It's not that we want to scare anybody."

LOL.

yeoman said...

Absolutely priceless... what a highly manipulative attempt to create a moral panic. Roleplaying had its "concerned parents" in the UK, but I have to say it had nothing of that nature that I was aware of. Where the heck did they get the inspiration for this nonsense?? At least I know where my fantasy world begins and ends... it looks like the makers of this work were seriously in danger of capturing people in a fantasy world from which they would really struggle to escape! Oh the irony....

David B. Beaver said...

lol i remember listening to this story when i was a little kid and playing d&d a few years later, and being really disappointed. "This wasn't nearly as fun as that odyssey tape made out to to be" i thought.

Haha great post thanks,
-David
Fantasy World of Diamic