Episode 48 – How Entertainment Influences Itself

Do you ever find yourself watching a movie, reading a book, or playing a game and thinking to yourself, “This has happened before”?  Of course, we all have?  But, this form of entertainment deja vu isn’t because you’ve decided to re-watch, re-read, or re-play.  Join us this week as we discuss the phenomenon of entertainment influencing itself, for better or for worse.  From classic literature to classless television, it seems there are no bounds.  Dust off that tome of Shakespeare, spike up that blow-out, and whatever you, don’t feed the Honey Boo Boo as you settle in for a certified original episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Are Modern Settings the Best Settings?

So, a few weeks back, I wrote about how the Fantasy genre has served as the gateway to tabletop roleplaying games for many of us who enjoy the game.  However, in this day and age of social media, internet inundation, and video game mania, what’s a younger generation of gamer new to the hobby to do in order to truly get a taste of the wonderment that is the realm of pen and paper gaming?  Why, start with a Modern Setting of course!

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