Wednesday, April 21, 2010

1980s D&D Needlepoint

Why exclude grandma from the fun?

Over at Dragonsfoot a discussion is just starting to brew about the strangest D&D items ever produced. The usual contenders like the wood burning kit, beach towel, and wind up toys make a showing. Something I had never seen before, however, are these crazy needlepoint kits (pictures posted by Egg of Coot).

Frank Mentzer comments:
When Kevin Blume became President of TSR in the '80s, his wife wanted him to support her hobby too, so he bought her a company: Greenfield Needlewomen. They did 4 different D&D kits, but the bulk of their line is of course the usual assortment of needlepoint projects. (They were sold off long before WotC got interested in TSR.)