Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Episode 52 is here!

Hello, everyone!

Not a whole lot to report this week- we've got a fun episode that I hope you all like. We did start our Patreon last week, and it's going very well, but this episode was recorded riiiight before it went live so there isn't much in the episode about it. (Next week's episode will have us thanking all of our current patrons on-air, so if you're a patron then check that out next Tuesday.) If you'd like to check out our Patreon, head over to Patreon.com/interpartyconflict and see if the rewards appeal to you!

In this episode we talk about the origins of D&D, why it's so popular, and the stereotypes that come with it. Jeff and I also spend a little bit of time on the topic of drugs- mainly coming up with goofy slogans encouraging you to stay away from them- and while editing I realized that it may have been in poor taste. So if anyone takes offense to us goofing about such a serious topic, I do apologize. We take the safety of our listeners very seriously, and so if you or anyone you know may be struggling with drug abuse, and you're in the United States, then let me urge you to PLEASE call the SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). Everyone goes through struggles in their lives but there's always people can help if yours get to be too hard for you to handle on your own.

Now, on a less somber note, be sure to check out the other members of the Critnation Fellowship- Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab for great podcasts, and LoresmythGoblin Stone, and Aurican's Lair for great gaming products.

Thanks, and stay safe, everyone!

Episode 52: Introducing D&D

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Questions answered this episode:

1. With the huge amount of systems, settings, and styles of Tabletop RPGs out there right now, why is D&D still the most known, go-to system? Does it come down to marketing dollars? Or is D&D just THAT good?

2. How do you feel about the "nerdy" stereotype that D&D brings with it?


Noteworthy Links:

UmActually.com is a real site for a podcast or something

The d100 I got for Christmas

Peewee Herman does a drug PSA

Seagulls! (Stop it now) - a video that Jeff and I joked about in a sequence that got cut from the episode

Chainmail, the game that eventually became D&D

An old episode of 60 Minutes about the "evils of D&D"

James Dallas Egbert III

Chick Tracts

Mazes & Monsters, a movie loosely based on James Dallas Egbert's story

Dexter's Laboratory- D & DD - The episode of Dexter's Lab that inspired many kids to play D&D

Stranger Things

Fantasy Football

Dark Souls: The Board Game


HarmonQuest, a live actual-play show made by Dan Harmon and starring comedians and celebrities

Roller Derby

Magic the Gathering


TED Talks

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