Drager og Dæmoner – How I got into Roleplaying games in the 80s

Back in the 80s families in Denmark would gather around the television to watch the Sunday News on the only TV channel we had.

In 1987 there was a bulletin about Dungeons & Dragons and I was hooked. More specifically, the was a short intermission sequence of some polyhedral dice being rolled, sparkling in the light. Those were the ones that really grabbed my attention.

I was 13 and the talk related to the Satanic Panic flew right over my head… and my parents’ as well.

It didn’t take long before Drager og Dæmoner, a Swedish %-based RPG hit the shelves of bookstores in a Danish version and that’s where my roleplaying hobby started.

It stopped in 1999 when I moved to London but little did I expect it would re-start in 2018 when I group of friends of mine got chatting about Dungeons & Dragons at brunch