december 1980



Hail and well met adventurers!  This blog is pushing 4 years and we’ve finally reached a high enough leadership rank to have 50,000 followers (and a 17th level cohort)!

To celebrate this occasion we are going to be doing something I’ve threatened I’d do for a long time… have a giveaway!


Winners will have one of the following prizes available to them:

  • 1 Realms of Wonder 1983 calender signed by artist Tim Hildebrandt (reusable as soon as 2022)!
  • 1 Unsigned but sealed Realms of Wonder Calender 1983!
  • 1 Sealed Days of the Dragon 1982 calender (reusable as soon as 2021)!
  • 1 set of dice!
  • 3 pewter figurines!
  • A 3.5 Dungeons and Dragons DM’s Guide and Player’s Handbook!
  • 1 Issue of Dragon Magazine May 1981
  • 1 Issue of Dragon Magazine December 1980


  • You must be following outofcontextdnd
  • You must like and reblog this post. Only reblog once however.
  • No giveaway blogs
  • Have your ask open so I may contact you.
  • You have to be cool with giving me your address.
  • This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by Tumblr
  • Free shipping to US and Canada, anyone else we’ll have to talk about shipping fees!
  • Giveaway ends July 27th (birth date of our Lord and savior Gary Gygax)
  • For every 10,000 followers we get between now and July 27th and additional winner will be selected up to 6 winners at 100,000 followers.

Led Zeppelin Knebworth photo session, 1979.

On this day, December 4th, in 1980, Led Zeppelin disbands.

“We wish it to be known, that the loss of our dear friend and the deep respect we have for his family, together with the deep sense of undivided harmony  felt by ourselves and our manager, have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were.” - Led Zeppelin, official press release, December 4th, 1980.

George Harrison: ‘After that [the first time of being given LSD], I didn’t need it ever again. That’s the thing about LSD, you don’t need it twice.’

Q: 'You’ve only taken it once?’

GH: 'Oh no, I took it lots of times [laughs]. But I only needed it once.’

—  West 57th Street, 12 December 1987