Monday, February 16, 2009

Episode 5 - "Schools & Studies"

Episode 5 of The Escapistcast is now (finally!) up and ready for your listening pleasure.

Featured in this episode:

  • Gaming advocacy news
  • A segment on RPGs as teaching tools, old school gaming, and studies on the roleplaying hobby

Featured promos in this episode: RPGLife, Dicecast, and Role Playing Public Radio

Due to length, the show notes for this episode are in comments.


Dr. Awkward said...


Air date: 02/16/09
Title: Schools & Studies


Escapist mentioned on Wired's GeekDad blog -

New Facebook page for The Escapist -

Twitter feed for the site -


RPG Music group on Yahoo -

Epic Words -

Female Roleplaying Gamers group on Facebook -

GenCon/CCF Donation fiasco - check the details on the news page at
Commentary on the situation -

Decatur soldier accused in rape, murder led chilling life online -

GOLD! Web series -

National Library Gaming Day - - Nov 15th

Waltz With the Wicked -

Mazes & Monsters review on IGN -

"Games People Play" - Time article from 1977 that mentions D&D -,9171,919231-5,00.html -

New Chick Publications book - Hot Topics - includes six stories of evil and corruption in the modern day, with material on D&D provided by William Schnoebelen. -

FARK Photoshop contest - "Rejected Roleplaying Games" -

"This Weird Pasttime is Becoming A Real Monster" - Lancashire Evening Post -

"Just Having a LARP" - Northfield News (MN) -

New IDF Screening Includes Role-Playing Exercise -,7340,L-3639423,00.html
See also -

Let 2009 Roll - Lewiston, Maine SunJournal -

Get in the game: Tri-Citians escape reality in role-playing games - Mid Columbia Tri City Herald - Kennewick,WA -

The Never Ending Story - -

Ann Coulter defends D&D in a recent column -

Patton Oswalt interview - SpoutBlog -


Olde School Gaming Primer -


Labyrinth Lord -

Mazes & Minotaurs -

Mutant Future -

Swords & Wizardry RPG -

TARGA - Traditional Adventure Roleplaying Game Association

Citadel of Chaos -

RPG Studies -

Next contest - Alliterative RPG titles! How many games can you identify as real or phony: Tunnels & Trolls, VIllians & Vigilanties, Castles & Crusades, Mazes & Monsters, Monsters & Mazes, Castles & Cauldrons, Demons Nymphs & Dragons, Mutants & Masterminds, Grottoes & Gargoyles, Powers & Perils - For the phony ones, you must identify where they came from. The listener who sends in the most correct answers wins the prize, so enter as often as you like!

Jeremy said...

Wow, that's a lot of show notes. That'll keep me busy for a while.

Glad you're back. Thankfully I'm lazy about culling feeds from my podcatcher.

There was a cracked article not too long ago entitled "The 6 Most Insane Moral Panics in History." Number #3 was D&D.

I've posted the URL of page 2 in case you're not inclined to dig. D&D is right there at the top.

Dr. Awkward said...

Thanks for the link! I'll be sure to mention it in the next episode.