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Dungeons & Dragons and the Influence of Tabletop RPGs | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios

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Since their growth in popularity in the 1970s, RPGs have had a huge influence not just on players, but on everything from Hollywood to the development of video games. Now, In a world dominated by video games and social media, there remains an enduring interest in gathering around a table and playing games face to face. Beyond cards and board games, Role Playing Games allow not just for interaction and play, but the creativity of storytelling, world creation, and engagement with ideas.The adaptability of D&D and other tabletop RPGs can satisfy players in a way that our digital world still cannot, with unique game mechanics and engagement and limitless use of imagination. As tabletop RPGs enjoy a cultural resurgence, more and more people are discovering the freedom and interactivity that makes them unique.

Featuring:
Jon Peterson, author "Playing At the World"
Lauren Bilanko, Twenty Sided Store
Wythe Marschall, Game Master, @hollowearths
Ethan Gilsdorf, Writer "Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks"

Music

1) "Telling Stories" by Dexter Britain - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_5/12_Telling_Stories

2) "Pianochocolate - Old Movies" by Tunguska Electronic Music Society - http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/743338/pianochocolate-old-movies?sid=album-a86858

3) "Waking Up (Instrumental)" by Dexter Britain - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/Waking_Up_Instrumental

4) "Utopia Part Two" by Dexter Britain - https://soundcloud.com/dexterbritain/utopia-part-two

5) "Chaos of Passions" by Butterfly Tea - http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/487889/chaos-of-passions

6) "One Day You Will Teach Me To Let Go Of My Fears" by sleepmakeswaves - http://archive.org/details/LostChildren059

7) "Roll the Dice" by Chris Ortega - http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/178812/roll-the-dice



Video

1) Kiel Chenier - https://www.youtube.com/user/ScaryHairStudios

2) G4TV.com - http://archive.org/details/g4tv.com-video54581

3) Kristina Horner - http://www.youtube.com/user/italktosnakes?feature=watch

4) Dani Skywalker - https://www.youtube.com/user/NintenDani7184?feature=watch

5) Stephen Chast - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM0NI18Xd4gh8WrVm0rUbIw

6) Mokinari - https://www.youtube.com/user/Mokinari

7) Allanius Leonis - https://www.youtube.com/user/axewater?feature=watch

8) Phelanar's Gaming - https://www.youtube.com/user/Phelanar

9) Expertly Dyed: Art by Science - https://www.youtube.com/user/ExpertlyDyed

10) Smirnoff Knights - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQcllUMyhLmbz96DOdmqE1A

11) MyFavoriteShow! - https://www.youtube.com/user/MyFavoriteShowww

12) GeekSqueak - https://www.youtube.com/user/GeekSqueak

13) EvilGameMaster - https://www.youtube.com/user/EvilGameMaster

14) Action Flick Chick Katrina Hill - https://www.youtube.com/user/actionflickchick

15) Quadradic93 - https://www.youtube.com/user/Quadradic93

16) Ristaak Laurien - http://www.youtube.com/user/Ristaak

17) James Carpio - https://www.youtube.com/user/Ravenspoe

18) Greg Childs - https://www.youtube.com/user/flurble33?feature=watch


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1) Nestor Galina - http://www.flickr.com/photos/nestorgalina/3707322819/sizes/o/in/photostream/

2) DaveFayram - http://www.flickr.com/photos/davefayram/3556228804/sizes/o/in/photosof-kevinclark/

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