Bonus Episode 84 – what D&D represents

* (0:23) Wayne’s Family Feud survey.

* (3:09) Love for D&D and its sister games.

* (5:24) A conversation with Chris Hussey about the strata of podcasts.

* (10:46) What D&D has come to represent within the hobby. Gamers Table’s weekly Big 20 show (previous episodes here).

* (19:31) Gaming as an aspect of a person’s identity.

* (29:02) Handling the preconceptions in a constructive way.

* (41:30) A call to action.

* (44:47) The value the attention brings.

Hosts: Chad, Dale, Dan, Wayne

Comments (5)

CarlDecember 17th, 2019 at 8:52 am

Critical Role have done a handful of other games as one shots. Call of Cthulhu comes to mind. Not that I watch/ listen to Critical Role. A few of our group find it way too polished and we can’t relate to it. It’s not like our experience of RPGs. :D
I’m in total agreement though. I was talking to a co-worker and she was astonished that a game like Tales from the Loop existed and TTRPGs weren’t all high fantasy.

Shaun VenturaDecember 17th, 2019 at 1:25 pm

Critical Role has done Call of Cthullu, Deadlands Reloaded and World of Darkness. Just off the top of my head. They may have done more.

Geek and Sundry does Vampire, Cypher systems, Ten Candles, Dread and others.

This episode was….yeah….not your best.

WayneDecember 17th, 2019 at 4:01 pm

So after recording the episode we did find out that there were other games that they played. Also the Power Rangers one that I have mentioned that is an official endorced game with guest stars is Power Rangers Hyperforce.

Shaun VenturaDecember 18th, 2019 at 6:58 am

Hummm….I’m too used to facebook where I can edit out the douchyness out of my knee jerk reactions. Oh well! Sorry :/

DanDecember 18th, 2019 at 8:01 pm

What inspired this episode wasn’t C.R. or any show at all. Instead, it’s the media’s understanding of our hobby, which seems to have gone beyond, “D&D is vanilla,” to, “D&D is the only ice cream.” On the episode, I said it was a CNN article that broke the camel’s back, but it was actually an NYT article. You can find a link to that article (and a bunch of other examples) compiled here…

Shows like C.R. only got even passing mention because they use D&D as their flagship game. Though let me stress again that I have nothing but love for these other shows, D&D as a game, etc. I’m just annoyed that the public perception is our entire hobby consists of one title. That thesis alone is what this episode was about.

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