Date: October 27, 2016
Jack Chick, creator and owner of Chick Tracts, died on October 23, 2016 at age 92.
“Jack Chick, infamous author of Dark Dungeons a comic that kicked off the literal witch and demon hunting of RPG players that began in the 80’s and still persists to this day, has died.”
Who was Jack Chick? – HowStuffWorks NOW:
“LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack T. Chick, whose cartoon tracts preached fundamentalist Christianity while vilifying secular society, evolution, homosexuality, and the beliefs of Catholics and Muslims, has died. He was 92.”
Oh, I absolutely remember Chick Tracts…They could be extremely messed up. They were all about fundamentalist Christian indoctrination.
One church my family attended…there was this entire wrack on the wall, filled with these things.
They were pushed as a way of converting non-believers.
I had forgotten about the Dungeons & Dragons thing…But yes…During the 80’s, this was a major panic going through the fundamentalist Christian church.
A memory I’ve shared before on this…is the time my dad made us throw a Christmas gift from our aunt and uncle, into the fireplace…It was the old Dungeons & Dragons board game [Hasbro, I think]…Burnt the entire thing up.
I was a bit cross over that…because I seriously wanted to learn how to play it…It intrigued me, but I never had a chance to play it.
I didn’t realize it was Jack who started that “Dungeons & Dragons is of the devil” lie…probably because I was so young at the time.
…Thanks a lot, Jack…