Next week, Stranger Things returns to Netflix for Season 4! In the six years since the show premiered, Dungeons & Dragons has exploded in popularity, and this show is one of the three reasons why (also Critical Role/streaming, and popularity of Marvel/Star Wars makes “nerdy” popular). The show’s four main characters are all friends who often sit in the basement and play the game, and use tropes from the game to understand the scary supernatural story they are going through.
So I thought I’d go through everything we’ve seen in Stranger Things that is either named after something in D&D, or can be translated into D&D.
By the way, if you want to play a game like Stranger Things, don’t play D&D, play Kids on Bikes, which is a Tabletop Roleplaying Game (which D&D is) that focuses on the idea of a bunch of kids in the ’80s…
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