The artwork from this 1974 edition of D&D is eye-gougingly bad, but it harkens you back to an era when 20-sided die made kids worship Lucifer and life was all about playing hooky to go to the REO Speedwagon-Styx show.

Zack Parsons and Steve "Malak" Sumner from Something Awful's WTF, D&D!? column have exhumed an original Dungeons and Dragons manual, and it isn't pretty. Check out their caustically funny breakdown and remember that illustrations like these spurred epically stupid moral panics.

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