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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

RPG Video Shows, Streams & Resources

by Ken Newquist / September 16, 2016

Live video streams and vidcasts are the big thing in role-playing games right now. Combined with the throwback Netflix series Stranger Things and the 80s-infused gamer novel Ready Player One the shows have helped produce a resurgence of Dungeons & Dragons and other RPGs.

Unfortunately aside from Tabletop (which is more of a board game show than an RPG show), I haven't had much time to watch RPG videos. Podcasts, which I can listen to while exercising, are more my speed, but with winter coming and my routine transitioning to the gym, video becomes a more viable option.

I've been good squirreling away shows to watch (as well as for a future Knights of the Dinner Table. If you have a recommendation for the list, email it to me at nuketown@gmail.com or post a comment on this article.

I'm particularly interested in shows that do a good job of introducing people to RPGs: what they are, how they're played, and the tropes associated with them. As my own kids start playing D&D, other parents have been asking me for advice about how to run an RPG. I'd love to give them real-world examples of gamers in action.

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