I found another hole in my gaming-geek lore trove I keep in my brain. Back in the 90’s, TSR produced a boardgame that included a VHS tape as a component and called the whole thing Dragonstrike. The intro video is about 30 minutes long and makes a lot of tongue-in-cheek fantasy movies being made today look professional by comparison. Still, it features some really amazing barbarian hair, so there’s that.
Anyway, VCR games did poorly, and so a lot of them got canceled even before getting to the prototype stage. One that did go so far as to make a trailer video was Wildspace, based on the D&D Spelljammer game setting. Basically, it was D&D in spaaaaaccce! I don’t think it contained as much bluescreen slapstick as was featured in this sample of what could have been:
Maybe we can get a revival of this project by the Black Mirror people? I mean, after what they did with Bandersnatch, this could be right up their alley.