Sep 22, 2010
* (0:24) Game titles that are popular in Ireland, Israel, and Sweden. The consumption of local games versus those produced in America.
* (5:46) The ubiquity of English in entertainment and how that affects RPGs. Whether language can serve as a barrier to getting into the hobby. Titles published in other languages that English speakers may be missing out on.
* (14:02) How national culture impacts the types of games that people consume. The ways various nations are represented in roleplaying games that provide a speculative world based on the real one.
* (22:39) The nature of social and religious prejudice regarding tabletop roleplaying games. The presence or absence of gamer shame.
* (33:28) America as the default setting for roleplaying games. How other countries are portrayed in games and whether portraying them in better detail would help them gain traction abroad.
* (47:15) Drawing together our similarities as gamers, regardless of where we live.
Hosts: Chad, Dan, Itamar, Jenny, Shane
Jenny is an artist with an online gallery of her work.
Shane is a host of The Adventuring Party podcast.