Washington Post: Amid a pandemic and a racial reckoning, ‘D&D’ finds itself at an inflection point

Washington Post: Amid a pandemic and a racial reckoning, ‘D&D’ finds itself at an inflection point. “Victoria Rogers got in trouble when she started playing Dungeons and Dragons online. It was the mid-1990s, and Rogers, unable to find people to play the tabletop fantasy roleplaying game as it’s traditionally done, played over a bulletin board system (BBS) powered by her home dial-up connection. “It was all text-based,” she said. ‘It was like writing a novel and everyone would take turns posting written descriptions of what they’re doing.’ Games of Dungeons of Dragons (D&D), where people control characters on open-ended adventures based on rules, stats and dice rolls, can famously eat up entire afternoons. But Rogers’s childhood sessions were even longer than usual.”

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