'Stranger Things' Inspired an Official 'Dungeons & Dragons' Set

'Stranger Things' in-universe D&D game is now real.

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The first episode of Stranger Things kicks off with a Dungeons & Dragons game, firmly establishing the place and time of the nostalgia-heavy show and foreshadowing the weird quest the characters are about to go on. While the game was envoked to get viewers thinking about the past, the show is bringing that actual game into the present with a real-world Stranger Things D&D set. 

Wizards of the Coast is releasing a new set with the monster at the center of Mike's homemade campaign, premade character sheets of the characters that the other basement-dwellers played, and two demogorgon minifigurines. 

“Stranger things themed of Dungeons & Dragons: embark on an exciting Dungeons & Dragons adventure, hunt for the thessalhydra, ‘created’ By the character Mike from the Netflix original series, stranger things [sic],” the Amazon listing explains. “It’s a great way for new as well as seasoned Dungeon & Dragons players to experience the D&D adventure Stranger Things character Mike Wheeler has created for his friends. Pick your character—will you be will the wise or Dustin the dwarf? Get your fireballs ready as you investigate the mysterious castle and battle The ferocious Demogorgon. Prepare for just about anything, because the game just Got stranger [sic].”

While players always have the opportunity to veer off into unexpected adventures—that's largely the allure of D&D in the first place—the draw of Stranger Things D&D is obviously going through the same motions as your favorite characters. 

The set does provide room for custimization, though. One of the Demogorgon figurines is unpainted, allowing players to decide on their own color schemes. The set is available for pre-order but won't ship until May 1. The new season of Stranger Things arrives a few months later on July 4.

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