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Couchpotato June 27th, 2013 04:39

Dungeons & Dragons - The Influence of Tabletop RPGs
 
The latest episode of PBS Off Book documents the Influence of Tabletop RPG's.Topics cover D&D and other RPG games, their development over the years, and why they're enjoying a resurgence in this digital age.



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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.

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rjshae June 27th, 2013 04:39

Yep, CRPGs still can't match the improvisational abilities of a human referee and the enjoyment of a live social gathering with friends.

Sacred_Path June 27th, 2013 14:05

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Originally Posted by rjshae (Post 1061205169)
Yep, CRPGs still can't match the improvisational abilities of a human referee and the enjoyment of a live social gathering with friends.

Which is why I don't play CRPGs for the story, or the freedom of choice.


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