“Like Game of Thrones with dice”

I love it when I see mainstream coverage of tabletop games, especially the old stalwart Dungeons and Dragons. This recent Australian news broadcast emphasizes the game’s revival among Aussie gamers, and draws parallels to the fantasy world of D&D with that of Game of Thrones.

At seven minutes long, it’s substantial for a local news story and does a good job of explaining how the game is played. There is some NSFW language, so be aware of that before you watch.

My favorite part of the video: just after the story finishes, when the camera comes back to the news anchor, she says, “You may be surprised at how many D&D players have outed themselves [at the station] since we put together that story.” Awesome.

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