Homemade Dungeons & Dragons T-Shirt, Circa 1981

D&D Shirt 1981-1

D&D Shirt 1981-2

D&D Shirt 1981-3

D&D Shirt 1981-4

Friends, what we’ve got here is a two-tone western pattern t-shirt (what?) adorned with a glitter outlined Boris Vallejo iron-on transfer and fuzzy blue iron-on letters that nearly, but not exactly, match the blue “collar.” Do we think Toad refers to the original owner’s level 15 halfling thief? Other theories? I’ll tell you what: if one of the below illustrations—glitter outlined, naturally—graced the back of the shirt under the word in question, I would buy the fucking thing and eat Top Ramen for the rest of the month.

Holloway Toad

Sutherland Toad

Another homemade D&D t-shirt here.

(T-shirt images via eBay seller I HEART Danger Vintage; giant toad images via Zenopus Archives)

6 Responses to “Homemade <em>Dungeons & Dragons</em> T-Shirt, Circa 1981”


  1. 1 contradextraavenue September 25, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    When I was a kid, Toad was pretty much the default nickname for anyone named Todd.

  2. 5 narvo March 13, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Guess what. I just Googled “remember those iron-on letter stores in the mall eighties” and that D&D shirt was first in the images list.


  1. 1 The Order of Excalibur Club, 1980 | 2 Warps to Neptune Trackback on August 24, 2015 at 6:19 pm

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