Warduke was featured in an episode of the animated D&D cartoon show called "In Search of the Dungeon Master" which I could not wait to see any time it aired. Now my own kids enjoy the old D&D cartoon without having to wait for Sunday morning. Warduke is a favorite with them because he "has a sword that can freeze things". There is some additional great background information here in the D&D Alumni post of 2006. When it comes to old school D&D nostalgia Warduke is absolutely an icon of the game.
If you are looking for a cameo villain for your game night Warduke is your man! What could be better then an evil fighter who makes a living working as a bounty hunter. Most grognards will recognize any reference to him immediately and he will command respect as an NPC. Just imagine being hunted by Warduke? I wonder what the players did in your campaign to deserve such an honor!
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