Thursday, July 15, 2010
The inclusion of the cleric in OD&D makes a lot more sense if you're a fan of the Hammer horror films of the 50s and 60s, as Dave Arneson was. Between writing and reading Kamandi, I'm in the midst of watching these classic movies for additional insights into the prehistory of D&D. I just finished watching 1958's Horror of Dracula, starring the always-awesome Peter Cushing as Dr. Van Helsing and the equally awesome Christoper Lee as the Count. I can't say enough great things about this film, but I'll save those for another day, after I've had a chance to view a few more. In the meantime, be inspired by this screen capture the next time you decide to create or play a cleric in Dungeons & Dragons.