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Denver, Colorado

Obscure Sojourns: The Devil and D&D

Join Atlas Obscura Society Denver to discuss moral panics, board games, and the company that thought putting uranium in a children's toy was a good idea.

The tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons was at the height of its popularity during the 1980s—then came the murders, the allegations of Satanism, and a special breed of American moral panic.

Join Atlas Obscura Society Denver to explore some hilariously bad ideas in children's toys, the controversial history of Dungeons & Dragons, and how the moral panic around Dungeons & Dragons fit into the larger landscape of the '80s.

Misha Fraser is the education coordinator for the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys. She is a frequent contributor to Warm Cookies for the Revolution and Atlas Obscura Society Denver events. She has previously presented on the uncanny valley in toys and the evolution of toys as a reflection of changing interpretations of childhood and child-rearing. 


  • Guests with tickets will receive 25% off drinks at Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project. Please bring a valid ID and your ticket. Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • This event is in partnership with the Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project. Check out forthcoming speakers and learn more at our Denver landing page at Atlas Obscura.


Email James O'Neill at james.oneill@atlasobscura.com.

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Free event. Everyone welcome. Bring your friends. Make some new ones.