The Kids from Dungeons and Dragons
Membership: Hank, Eric, Shiela, Presto, Diana, Bobby, Uni
Purpose: To find a way home, fighting evil in the meantime
Affiliations: Dungeon Master, Sir John, Silvermane, Lukion, Karox, Terri, Kosar, Josef Mueller
Enemies: Venger, Tiamat, Kelki, Warduke, Shadowdemon, Dekion, Demodragon, Nightwalker, He Whose Name Cannot Be Spoken, Korlok, Darkling
Base of Operations: The Realm
First Appearance: Dungeons and Dragons #1 "The Night of No Tomorrow" (CBS, 13 September 1983)
History: While visiting an amusement park on day, six youths (Hank, Presto, Eric, Diana, Shiela and Bobby) decided to try out the "Dungeons and Dragons" ride. During the ride they were swept away from their own world, and delivered into a world of magic and monsters. Meeting a short, balding magician called Dungeon Master, they were each given a magical item to defend themselves with: Eric got a shield which could stop any attack and became the Cavalier; Hank gained a bow which fired arrows of energy, becoming the Ranger; Sheila a cloak of invisibility, making her the Thief; her young brother Bobby received a club which could smash anything it hit and became the Barbarian; Diana gained a extending pole, to become the Acrobat; and Presto got a wizard's hat, from which he could magically pull virtually anything, though usually not what he actually intended to get. They soon found themselves undertaking missions for the Dungeon Master, which he claimed would eventually lead them home, but all the while they had to face the threat of an evil wizard / demon called Venger, and the five-headed dragon Tiamat. They also picked up an annoying baby unicorn, Uni, whom Hank adopted as his pet.
Comments: Based (very loosely) on the best known and first role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons lasted three short seasons and a total of 27 episodes:
The kids made it home a few times, but always had to return to the Realm for one reason or another; the kids never did get permanently home. There was a final episode written, called "Requiem", although the show was cancelled before production. It's currently being animated from the original script by a group of fans. Thanks to Kelvin Green for this last snippet of information.
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