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Episode 238: The Titular Goat in This Reenactment

April 21st, 2017 | Robin

The Gaming Hut gets foundational as we discuss the meaning and implications of Gygaxian naturalism.

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2 Responses to “Episode 238: The Titular Goat in This Reenactment”

  1. Phil Masters says:

    I’m noww going to have to insist on a segment about the relationship between Richard Attenborough and black pudding, and its relevance to games.

    (Discussions of his brother or of symonym for that sausage would not be sufficient.)

  2. Solomani says:

    Hi gents, love your gaming focussed and very erudite show. I feel smarter just listening to it 🙂

    One point you didn’t mention in this episode about Gygaxian Naturalism which I have found to be the case over 35 years as a D&D DM (and sometime player) is that Gygaxian Naturalism adds verisimilitude to the game world. Even if it isn’t apparent in every encounter the DM and characters know that everything fits and makes sense. I believe this is another attraction of this setup.

    It also feeds the DM’s ability to create things on the fly in a believable way. For example, knowing that the blood pudding works a certain way gives a framework for the DM to respond when players do something out of the ordinary.

    Finally, I also believe it has its roots in the Wargaming tradition of exacting simulation of the time.

    Keep up the good work.
    /mm

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