We all know (or, of some cases, even remember) that a shocking amount of people thought the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons was a direct pipeline to hell in the '80s, but this weird commercial for the table-top RPG probably didn't help.

A deep, sinister voice tells a bunch of clean-cut white kids that they're in mortal peril unless they figure out a way to save themselves with dark magic? I can see how silly people might get the wrong idea. And the way this dude hisses "You're playing the most powerful game ever created!" is just asking for trouble. Hell, he could have whispered "Satan prefers to play half-elf bards!" and it would've sound less evil.

[Via Geeks Are Sexy]