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Quimbly

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« on: 01-17-2005 18:21 »
« Last Edit on: 01-18-2005 00:00 »

Hi All,
I'd like to get a comprehensive list of all of the D&D (Dungeon & Dragons) references in the Futurama episodes.

I've caught the following, but I'm sure there's more:

Anthology Of Interest I (AOI1):
Gary Gygax, the creator of D&D shows up in one of the skits.  There are, of course, many references to his dice rolling and such and D&D in general.

I Second That Emotion (ISTE):
The gang heads down to the vet, for Nibbler's tooth ache(?).  In the lobby, a badly rusted robot is siting, waiting with his pet Rust Monster, a dreaded D&D creature.

How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back (HHRHGB):
As the gang is headed for the central bureaucracy master "IN" pile, they run across a sleeping Beholder bureaucrat, another hilarious D&D reference.


Please everyone, help me to expand and correct the inaccuracies in these references, and help me to find the other D&D references I've missed in these or other episodes!
Wooter

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« Reply #1 on: 01-17-2005 18:33 »

In Mother's Day, on the non-electronic map there is a location Cloakwood forest.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #2 on: 01-17-2005 22:34 »
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Actually, I think you got all the obvious ones.

I'll look through Prod Season 2 and come back...
...right after I spend a couple more hours playing this pirated copy of Planescape: Torment.  Damn, this game is addictive.

Oh, and I'd just like to add:
 
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Gygax: Here, take my +1 mace!

I cracked the hell up when I heard that.
Whoopwhoopwhoop

Professor
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« Reply #3 on: 01-17-2005 23:04 »

I make alot of Futurama references when I am playing D&D...  I guess the two can go hand in hand...
David A

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« Reply #4 on: 01-18-2005 00:03 »

There's also Pazuzu, in "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles".

The name originally comes from Sumerian mythology, but I'm pretty sure that it came to Futurama by way of Monster Manual II.
evan

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« Reply #5 on: 01-18-2005 00:17 »

Not sure if this counts as its own reference, but in the end of AoI 1, Gary Gygax has what I think is a 1st edition copy of "Deities and Demigods."
David A

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« Reply #6 on: 01-18-2005 02:25 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
Not sure if this counts as its own reference, but in the end of AoI 1, Gary Gygax has what I think is a 1st edition copy of "Deities and Demigods."

I haven't seen that episode lately, but I believe that it was actually a Monster Manual with the original cover art.

I wish that I had bought one of those back when I first got into D&D.  My Monster Manual has the Jeff Easley cover with the red dragon and pegasi.  It matches better with my other first edition books (except Fiend Folio), but that wrap around cover with the different monsters was pretty neat.
Quimbly

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« Reply #7 on: 01-18-2005 11:22 »

Thanks guys.  Awesome stuff. 

Anything else?

(Gotta love the original art editions....)
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #8 on: 01-18-2005 14:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Whoopwhoopwhoop:
I make alot of Futurama references when I am playing D&D...  I guess the two can go hand in hand...
Heh, I've rolled up four or five characters solely for the sake of imitating Futurama personalities.  It works great in Eberron (magic as technology, sentient robots, etc.)

"Finally, I get to save the Earth with deadly lasers instead of deadly slide shows."

GP: 100 Nixorbucks
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David A

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« Reply #9 on: 01-18-2005 16:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Quimbly:
Thanks guys.  Awesome stuff. 

Anything else?

It's also worth noting that the beholder is a grade 11 bureaucrat.   wink

 
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(Gotta love the original art editions....)

Yeah.  I'm glad I have the later printings, though.  A friend of mine has an old Dungeon Master's Guide with the efreeti cover, and it doesn't have all of the appendices that my copy does.

Of course, I wouldn't mind having a first or second printing of Deities & Demigods with the Cthulhu and Melnibonean mythoi.

 
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Originally posted by Nerd-o-rama:
Heh, I've rolled up four or five characters solely for the sake of imitating Futurama personalities.  It works great in Eberron (magic as technology, sentient robots, etc.)

Yeah, a warforged rogue calling the other characters meatbags and telling them to bite his shiny metal ass would be pretty funny.
VoVat

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« Reply #10 on: 01-20-2005 17:34 »

 
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In Mother's Day, on the non-electronic map there is a location Cloakwood forest.

Has anybody been able to determine from that map what real-life location will be the future site of Cloakwood Forest?
John_Feaster

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« Reply #11 on: 07-12-2005 05:15 »

   Here's an "Old School AD&D" reference that nobody I've ever spoken to has caught! Remember in the episode "The Deep South" when the Professor gets shot in the face with the fish attracting spray? Remember Zoidberg comming up behind him and crooning "I'm so into you!" as he wrapped his mouth-tentacles around the Professor's head? The image is an almost perfect duplicate of the "Feeding Mindflayer" depicted on the back of Module D1-2 "Descent into the Depths of the Earth"
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #12 on: 07-12-2005 11:55 »

I believe in AOI1, when they're about to play D&D after destroying the universe, Al Gore says "I'm a Grade 10 Vice President".
ARCHINATOR

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« Reply #13 on: 07-12-2005 13:29 »

hello?
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #14 on: 07-12-2005 20:06 »

Archinator: Don't spam.

John_Feaster: didn't catch that one, though I have seen many comparisons between Zoidy and an Illithid, or, to be more precise, a Half-Illithid Awakened Lobster.

And welcome, both of you.
scehc

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« Reply #15 on: 07-12-2005 21:26 »

In A Clone of My Own, the film shows a young Hubert wearing a Dungeon Master t-shirt.
Quimbly

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« Reply #16 on: 07-14-2005 15:57 »

 
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Originally posted by scehc:
In A Clone of My Own, the film shows a young Hubert wearing a Dungeon Master t-shirt.


Sweet, I'm gonna have to go home and watch that one tonight!
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