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April 10, 2019

#43: Why is D&D So Popular?

This week, Morrus and Peter attempt to definitively answer the question of why D&D is so popular. In the news, our sketch becomes reality as Wizards of the Coast announces the announcement for the announcement for the new Dungeons & Dragons product, John Wick and 7th Sea are going to Chaosium, a D&D cookbook, and more! Plus our favorite game in all the world, a new sketch based on a classic gaming tale, and Patreon Asked Questions!

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News

Acquisitions Inc. Book Officially Announced http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6174-Acquisitions-Inc-Book-Officially-Announced

…and available for pre-order https://amzn.to/2IwfutJ

Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook https://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/04/01/dungeons-and-dragons-cookbook/

Chaosium Buys 7th Sea, Hires John Wick http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6176-John-Wick-Sells-7th-Sea-to-Chaosium

The Journal of the Traveller’s Aid Society Returns https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/42886/mongoose-revive-the-journal-travellers-aid-society

D&D Stream The Descent Announced http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6184-New-D-D-Adventure-Reveal-On-17th-May-at-The-Descent&D-Adventure-Reveal-On-17th-May-at-The-Descent=

ENWorld News Digest (Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage Adventure Board Game, Paranoia Video Game) http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6186-News-Digest-John-Wick-and-7th-Sea-to-Chaosium-Next-D-D-Announcement-Announced-Paranoia-gets-a-Video-Game-and-more!

Paizo Product Roundup http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6188-Paizo-Product-Roundup-Tyrant-s-Grasp-Maps-Chronicle-of-Legends-Occult-Adventures-and-Ultimate-Wilderness

Matt Corley Teases New Project http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6195-It-s-Not-A-Cartoon-But-What-Is-It

New York Times on Dungeons & Dragons https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/06/opinion/sunday/dungeons-and-dragons.html

Starfinder Beginner Box Unboxing http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6191-Unboxing-The-Starfinder-Beginner-Box

Stranger Things D&D Starter Set Arrives Early to Amazon https://amzn.to/2X3OjdH

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Kickstarters

Ultimate Spheres of Power https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adammeyers/ultimate-spheres-of-power-the-complete-system-path

An Inner Darkness https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/golden-goblin-press/an-inner-darkness-for-7th-edition-call-of-cthulhu

BASE: A CaRdPG https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1778465766/base-a-cardpg

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D&D’s Popularity

Note: Many TV shows, movies, and songs were discussed in the show, but I’m focusing on the ones that are harder to find as they’re not by well-known, mainstream artists or studios.

Flashlight Brown “Ready to Roll” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ti1TKCK_Pw

Connor Anderson “Like a D6” (Parody of Far East Movement “Like a G6”) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNUnZgoUppM

Stephen Lynch “D&D” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgOB7VWjlSQ

The Gamers https://watch.thefantasy.network/the-gamers-2002/videos/the-gamers-1080p-2017

The Gamers: Dorkness Rising https://watch.thefantasy.network/the-gamers-dorkness-rising/videos/dorkness-rising-2011-master-1

The Gamers: Natural 1 https://watch.thefantasy.network/the-gamers-natural-one/videos/the-gamers-natural-one

The Gamers: Season 0 https://watch.thefantasy.network/videos/the-gamers-season-0

The Gamers: The Shadow Menace https://watch.thefantasy.network/videos/the-gamers-the-shadow-menace

Dark Dungeons (much better than Mazes and Monsters) https://watch.thefantasy.network/dark-dungeons-the-movie/videos/darkdungeonsthemovie-1080p-1

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