Time Machine: D&D Ad from the 1980s

Michael O. Varhola

Presented here is a television commercial from the 1980s for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. There is certainly little here that would have induced most young people to actually play the game but, despite TSR's best marketing efforts, it succeeded anyway. Does anyone remember actually seeing this ad when it aired? And show us the game where popping a Lightning Bolt ever wiped out a huge Red Dragon!