Retroist Dungeons and Dragons the Animated Series Podcast

Welcome to the Retroist Dungeons and Dragons the Animated Series Podcast. On this week’s show we talk all about the Saturday morning carton classic, Dungeons and Dragons. I begin by talking about why I was attracted to Dungeons and Dragons and why I think people should enjoy it renewed popularity. Then I talk about the show itself. I discuss the people behind the voices, the plot, its reception and much more. I am joined this week by Vic Sage who has an all new “Why Should I Know this Person?” Doug McCoy is back on the show with a brand new “Also Ran.”

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This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. RetroArt

    Great episode- thank you!

  2. sjgeek89

    I absolutely loved this show as a kid and introduced it to my kids awhile back and they too loved it, cant wait to listen.

  3. jamie

    hey retroist i have a question about vinger how did he turn bad in the first place do you know.because you said he was good once. i do remeber when dugeon master told the kids that vinger was his son on an episode called graveyard of bones i think it was called. i remeber that because the kids had had it with vinger espically bobby and hank . and how the kids powers were stonger in the graveyard of bones and hank could have killed vinger once and for all.

  4. Drahken

    Venger was originally a noble human but millennia ago made a pact with the Nameless One and chose to be mentored by the evil entity. This tutorship in sorcery would cost him both his humanity and human form, with the essence of his former self being locked inside a cenotaph located at the edge of the Realm. If the key to that vault is ever used to unlock it then Venger would be redeemed of evil and transformed back into his human and humane self.

  5. Atari Adventure Square

    Another enjoyable ride back to some good times in my retro logbooks.

    The show came about as we were heading into AD&D rules and, despite our rebellious late teen years, we enjoyed the Saturday-morning celebration of our early Basic and Expert set adventures.

    Watching the show again a while back, only the Uni character pulled it into kid-show line-up fare but not by much.
    One still feels a unified vision at work to bring the D&D experience to TV rather than an attempt to produce a toy commercial (like most toons in the 80s).

    Also, I have a dream where Requiem has animation created to match the radio version and we have a complete bookend to this fine series.

    Another also – The DVD boxset has a fitting rulebook packaging and looks terrific.

  6. jamie

    thanks for the help dranken so in a way its kind of like a star wars thing in a way. if u know what i mean.

  7. plasticzelig

    Ah, forbidden Saturday fruit: I was absolutely not allowed to watch this show, but I remember frequently sneaking in the opening before I was told to turn off the tv. I too was left with the impression that roller coasters could serve as portals to other worlds and felt truly frightened that it could happen to me.

  8. Steve

    This was the first show I ever recorded and kept on VHS (along with Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends). Very well made show.

  9. blinddog

    I finally got a chance to listen to this episode. It was one of my favorite Saturday morning cartoons and I made sure to pick it up when it was first released on DVD. I was glad to see you selected it for one of your podcast. By the way I thought your idea of having a large Tiamat in the house was great.

  10. The Retroist

    I am glad I am not alone. In my world, a six foot Tiamat is a must have in any fine home.

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