Finding D&D is a presentation by me from the spring of 2018, composed of five videos. I propose that “D&D” developed into a folk religion, distinct from the activity of role-playing.
Part 5, final video out of five. Presenting a couple of definitions, asking a few pointed questions, copping to what I think. Let the rumpus start. I’ve mentioned it here and there, but will repeat that these are drafts, my first attempt. Some of the mistakes might be fixed easily with re-edit, others less so […]
Finding D&D, part 4! This one is scaring me. Remember how I warned that the one about fundamentalism and the OSR wouldn’t be insulting? I fear this one can’t say the same, and even if it doesn’t go too far, I know it’s going to gore a lot of oxen. One point I develop in […]
Here, hop into this handbasket with me. We’re goin’ for a ride! It’s part of “Finding D&D,” focusing this time on fundamentalist belief and practice, including but not limited to the OSR. I thought about waiting until part 4 was done, as these two parts only make full sense relative to one another. But whatever; […]
It’s not a metaphor. I’m talking about D&D as religion, not merely “religious” as a colorful synonym for “passionate.” This is Finding D&D, Part 2, addressing TSR as orthodoxy and the resulting construction of culture and values. It’s still just a draft, intended for review & critique and so on. I’ve already spotted a couple […]
Here’s part 1 of my series “Finding D&D,” or rather, my first pass at working it up into a formal presentation. I’m looking forward to a fair piece of response for it. There’s some history, based on several discussions at my old Adept forum, and a lot of private correspondence since then across a number […]