I didn’t know i needed this closure, but it’s 2020 and I absolutely do:
Did this show have anything actually to do with DnD? Classes, spells, setting?
Haha, you’re cute.
As a 13-year old boy infatuated with D&D, I found this cartoon insufferable. The animation was terrible, even for 80s cartoons. The new classes didn’t officially exist – Unearthed Arcana hadn’t been released yet and I didn’t have a sub to Dragon magazine at the time, so it felt completely non-canon and barely D&D. I constantly struggled with the concept that only two of the six characters had a weapon of any kind. I hardly ever watched the show.
That energy bow was pretty bad-ass, though.
To be fair, as a 13 year old you weren’t the target audience.
The only Saturday Morning Cartoon to ever – to my knowledge – get away with a boob shot. I ain’t gonna post it, but young 138 remembers seeing it and thinking, “Holy shit! I just saw a boob!” (I was young.)
That is nice. Thanks.
I didn’t have a subscription to dragon magazine, but i used to grab it wherever and whenever i could. The earliest one I think i ever got was in the 30’s and i probably started collecting it regularly in the 60s through to about 120, maybe 150. Man, that brings back memories.
I used to like watching the show, because DnD content of any kind at the time was sparse - but i don’t think it ‘made it’ in my market and i only ever saw a handful of shows.
Hmm, it looks like the dragon archive is pretty robust: https://archive.org/details/DragonMagazine260_201801
wow, looking through this triggers some huge nostalgia. Holy shit, Wormy!
I remember sneering and saying, “That’s not D&D,” and never deigning to cast eyes on it again. The bratty barbarian kid with his Captain Caveman club, sheeit.
Although I had a similar reaction to He-Man, but enjoyed it in my 40s on the qubo OTA channel. The sheer stupidity of He-Man’s wisecracks, OMG. “Don’t forget to…DROP IN sometime, Skeletor!” CRASHHHHHHHHH
I was amazed visiting the US in the mid-1980s all the weird shit on TV. AFN only had a fraction of these shows (it being a single channel) and Germany only dubbed a few of them like Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street.
Thundarr the Barbarian was much more D&D Fantasy to me as a kid than this show was. It featured a real barbarian, a sorceror, and a… Mokk.
Yeah! Thundarr ruled.
That’s not how I remember 1994.
Me neither, but a runaway planet would be completely in character for 2020…
Fuck yes Thundarr! Definitely my favorite of the '80s american cartoons.
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That cartoon is missing Walker/Chuck Norris.