Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 182: Full Immersion Fantasy - the Appeal of RPG

August 9, 2019

Episode 182: Full Immersion Fantasy - the Appeal of RPG

 

While books, films and TV are the most common delivery methods for fantasy, some prefer more immediate ways of engaging with the genre. Role playing games, LARPing, historical reenactment and open world video games have all been rising in popularity and even achieving their own cult status in the last decade or so. This week Jules and Madeleine take a look at the origins of tabletop Dungeons and Dragons, as well as various permutations, in search of what drives us to connect so intensely with fantasy in such a way. From Vampire, The Masquerade to the comedie de l'arte, the dragons take a walk on the wilder side of the genre.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic