Speaker David M. Ewalt
Host Amy Draves
Date recorded 29 August 2013
David Ewalt recounts the development of Dungeons & Dragons from the game’s roots on the battlefields of ancient Europe, through the hysteria that linked it to satanic rituals and teen suicides, to its apotheosis as father of the modern video-game industry. As he chronicles the surprising history of the game’s origins and examines D&D’s profound impact, Ewalt weaves laser-sharp subculture analysis with his own present-day gaming experiences to shed light on America’s most popular (and widely misunderstood) form of collaborative entertainment.
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