A Work of Mercy (If You Have a Perverse Sense of Humor Like Mine)

Help Jack Chick’s Dark Dungeons become a movie on Kickstarter

What could be more important than alerting the world to the massive danger of RPGs? And who better to do that than Renaissance artist and master theologian Jack Chick?

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  • Laura B.

    You’re forgetting how dangerous he thinks Catholics are, Mark. Oh, and Catholic role-players? Too frightening for film, I’m pretty sure.

  • http://www.jonathanfsullivan.com Jonathan F. Sullivan

    I’d pitch in but I’m starting a new D&D game next week and need the money for extra dice. ;-)

  • Chris M

    Ohh, man. Mark, you need to start working on making a Death Cookie short film if this makes it..

  • Sam

    My father used to be agnostic and was actually put on the path to conversion by an anti-Catholic Chick tract. He figured Catholics had to be doing something right to get people that angry at them. Years later he wrote them a thank you letter.

  • Ghosty

    If they got rid of D&D, the good Boy Scouts would have nothing to do but go smoke pot with the bad Boy Scouts!

  • Christina

    I want to play RPG’s are Evil: The Roll Playing Game…

    • Newp Ort

      This comment is beautiful. I LOL’d.

  • An Aaron, not the Aaron

    Although I do score reasonably high on the Nerd-o-Meter, I’ve only played D&D once. It was in college (a small Christian school). A girl passing by our assembly admonished us, with all the seriousness a 20 year old coed could muster, to “be careful.” It was only after killing two puppies and a sparrow (who was just in the wrong place at the wrong time) on my way home that evening that I realized she was right. I read my copy of Jack Chick’s Noah’s Ark comic (which I still have) over and over again throughout the night. By dawn I had purged myself of all demonic influences. Oh, and I learned to hate Ark-hiding commies.

  • Newp Ort

    If this movie does not get made, SOMEBODY GOOFED.

  • MarylandBill

    I thought this movie was made back in the late 70s or early 80s and starred Tom Hanks.

    • Dustin

      Mazes and Monsters, made in 1982 during the height of the media-created “Satanic Panic.”

    • Andy, Bad Person

      Watch the Kickstarter video. It addresses this. It’s not the same thing. Mazes & Monsters was a serious film. This is supposed to be an exact delivery of Jack Chick’s comic in film form. It’s a stone-faced parody, except it’s using the exact source material to show how ridiculous it is. It’s brilliant.

  • Bryan

    My favorite thing about the old Chick comics was that the villainous types (including depictions of the devil) always laughed by saying “Haw!” Sometimes Chick would write it out several times, like: “Haw! Haw! Haw!” always guffawed out by some goateed satanic type while some poor kid is having an acid freak-out or being driven to madness by a Ouija board. To this day me and my brother will say “Haw!” if one of us makes a particularly crude joke.

    I think maybe the all-time greatest comic (so hard to choose) was the Trucker one: “I heard what you said about Jesus being a sissy, little fella.”

  • Noah D

    This reminds me, I really do need to get to work on my development of using RPGs as tools for catechesis…

  • Hermann

    Yess! Jack the Chick is soo cool! I absolutely love his comics, especially the older ones and some of the out-of-prints! “Your name in the vatican” GREAT underground humour! Yes, Mark I do have a very similar sense of humour – keep the good stuff coming!