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The Cycle of D&D and Video Games

Old timers and grognards alike in the RPG hobby like to complain. “Things were better back in…”, “We didn’t have or need that when we played in…”, and so on and so forth. But one of the oddest complaints I hear is about how games today, and specifically, D&D, are too much like video games. So let’s take a look at a very interesting cycle of mutual influence, and see what we can learn from it. For ease of bracketing years, I’m going to use console generations for this.
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Lore Diver Episode Three

This episode is all about the Batiri Goblins and the Grung, the technicolour terrors of Chult! Or, alternatively, one of the most unique goblin sub-species on Faerûn who are very much in the running for establishing a functional goblin civilization, and a group of little frog people who may be a bio-weapon created by the Batrachi to battle giants in the Days of Thunder! Bonus: watch me have a complete brain hiccough live! Skip to ~3:50 for content.

Want to read about Chult in 5e and the Tomb of Annihilation? Start here!

Lore Diver Episode Two

In episode two, I dive into the lore around the Chultan Dwarf population, and it’s anything but what’s presented in the Tomb of Annihilation! With deep roots going back to the oldest Dwarf civilization on Faerûn, unique weapons, and the finest spell component grade gem mines, there’s a lot more going on than meets the eye! Skip to ~4:00 for content!

Want to read bout Chult in 5e and the Tomb of Annihilation? Start here!

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