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Dungeons & Dragons and the Influence of Tabletop RPGs

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Dungeons & Dragons and the Influence of Tabletop RPGs

Raise your hand if you remember Dungeons & Dragons! Developed in 1974, D&D is the fantasy tabletop role-playing game (RPG) that is considered the originator of the modern role-playing game industry.

This episode of “Off Book” from PBS Digital Studios explores the resurgence of tabletop RPGs in the digital age. Since their growth in popularity more than 40 years ago, 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.

Check out the “Off Book” segment with your class to learn more about this particular story-telling process and what it means today in the digital era. Watch above or click:

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