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'How do you want to do this?', Dungeons & Dragons at 50.

MACCALLUM-STEWART, Esther (2022) 'How do you want to do this?', Dungeons & Dragons at 50. In: Inaugural Lecture series, Feburary 28th 2022, Staffordshire University.

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Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Professor Esther MacCallum-Stewart.
Why is Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) experiencing such a massive revival? The UK games industry is worth £5.3bn, 47% of players are under 24 and the most watched show on Twitch is a D&D playthrough. Esther MacCallum-Stewart discusses how and why a 1974 game with too many rules to be playable has become such an essential touchstone of popular culture. Along the way – magical cats, gazebos and games conventions located on top of volcanos all feature in this story of grim and perilous adventure. Roll for initiative!

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Games Studies, Roleplaying Games, TTRPG, roleplaying, Critical Role
Faculty: School of Digital, Technologies and Arts > Games Culture, PR and Management
Event Title: Inaugural Lecture series
Event Location: Staffordshire University
Event Dates: Feburary 28th 2022
Depositing User: Esther MACCALLUM-STEWART
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2023 11:40
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2023 15:13
URI: https://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/7604

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