Hosts: Todd, Megan, Timo
Main topic: Gaming as Social Commentary
As part of playing an RPG strong themes of social commentary can come out: Discussions on Race, gender, social mores and conventions, all can become strong elements of a game. But how do you build towards such a thing, and what are the dangers of doing so? We talk about the role that Social commentary takes in gaming.
Important link: On Mighty Thews, which Megan and Todd heap praise upon.
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