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Hasbro to Release Stranger Things D&D Starter Pack

 

Stranger Things-Themed Dungeons & Dragons Starter Pack Coming in May

This week, Hasbro announced an exciting new Dungeons & Dragons starter set. Its theme is Stranger Things and is set to arrive in May. You can pre-order the pack now for $25. 

The Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Starter Set includes everything you need. It comes with a rule book, dice, character sheets, and more. The best part? It also includes the “Hunt for the Thessalhydra,” the campaign Mike Wheeler created and played with his friends in the first episode of the series.  

History of Dungeons & Dragons

Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons starter set
Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons starter set

Dungeons & Dragons first appeared in 1974. Created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, it’s a fantasy tabletop roleplaying game where players take on an adventure within the setting. A Dungeon Master (DM) manages the story and the inhabitants of the created world. The players interact with the DM as well as each other to complete quests. They can be as serious or silly as the DM or players desire.

Since its release, it has been a part of popular culture. While extremely popular in the ’70s and ’80s, the game has sort of been the epitome of the geek stereotype. It has sparked various parodies and humor. However, there are incredibly famous Dungeons & Dragons players, such as Stephen Colbert and Vin Diesel. Robin Williams also played while he was alive.

Stranger Things helped bring Dungeons & Dragons into the mainstream without making fun of its characters for playing. 

Today, Wizards of the Coast (a subsidiary of Hasbro) publishes the game. They have published it since 1997. 

What’s To Come

The Stranger Things starter pack won’t be available until May, but you can get the original starter pack for under $10. 

The third season of Stranger Things premiers in July.


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