Episode 11 of Spiderman and his Amazing Friends, Knights & Demons features Spider-man, Firestar and Ice Man an cross-dimensional adventure featuring the Black Knight, the Evil Wizard Mordred, demons, Stonehenge, a magical talisman, a dimensional sword and a castle built on a volcano.
That would be more than enough to blog about, but right at the end, after the BBEG is defeated, Peter, Angelica and Bobby take a break from super heroics and sit down for what looks like an RPG session.
Cut to Aunt Mays house, New York:
Angelica: You'll never defeat my mighty Dragon!
Aunt May enters.
Angelica: Oh Hi Aunt May. We were just playing this new game Sorcery & Serpents. It's as close as we ever want to get to the real thing.
Aunt May: The real thing? Oh my dears, you know all of that is just a... what did you call it Bobby? Phoney baloney.
Booby: Er.. did I say that? I guess I did!
Sorcery & Serpents - with it's alliterative initials is undoubtedly a reference to TSRs Dungeons & Dragons, but what kind of game is it they are actually playing?
|Angelica, Bobby and Peter play Sorcery & Serpents|
|Angelica holds aloft her mighty Dragon|
|Two Headed Snake|
Just observe the atmospheric dungeon architecture there - actually all the backgrounds are really classic old-school fantasy dungeon stuff. The green stone castle predating He-Mans Castle Greyskull by a couple of years, coincidentally or not, the writer on this episode of Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Donald F. Glut, is acknowledged as being the originator of the original Masters of the Universe background. I don't ascribe too much significance, as a writer for hire Donald Glut contributed to a heck of a lot.
- Reverse Elemental Power - Firestars powers turn to ice in one dungeon room.
- Snake Charm - the two-headed snake comes at his beckoning)
- Snakes to Chains (mentioned above)
- Teleport - lightening strikes and teleports enemies away
- erm, that's it.
|Nymphs true forms|
|Skeleton Warriors riding Lizards|