"Castles & Cauldrons I & II" [#122,
ratings are based on a 5 star scale unless otherwise noted.
Review by Brynna
I was looking forward to this episode when I
downloaded it from iTunes the other day. A roleplayer
myself, I was looking to see how they would represent the
genre.,,I was sadly disappointing. Once again, the
mainstream public has influenced how people perceive
tabletop roleplaying games.,,Now, granted, there are SOME
games out there that are bad, but not all roleplaying games
are bad. But this episode made it out to seem like they were
all that way; which they are not.,,The set-up was nice, if a
little cliched. I give it points for mentioning a subject
that I love, but totally destroying it in the process.
Review by Alice
I really like listening to the stories! It
just make it so real and enjoyable.
Review by Peter G.
As a kid in the nineties who grew up with
only a radio and no tv, this episode made me wary for the
'evil' games that the episode portrays. In my adult life I
realized that it was taking a crack at Dungeons and Dragons
and other RPGs. When I discovered that, I lost a great
amount of respect for AiO, FotF, and even Dr. Dobson as
himself, as he introduces the episode.
Is there evil in the world? Yes, but its not found in games,
it is found in choices - ones like terrorizing children to
make a political point - not using your imagination.
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