Table-top Roleplaying Games (TTRPG) like Dungeons and Dragons or Vampire the Masquerade are increasing in popularity once again. Companies like Wizards of the Coast (WotC) are expanding and over 9 million people world-wide now enjoy regular D&D sessions, as well as shows like Critical Role are now the top earning streams on Twitch. These are a cultural movement gaining speed and influence.

  • Try to frame this with questions that will help the author shape the response. Indeed the rise of TTRPG in the last few years, which can largely be drawn to both the popularity of the accessibility of 5E and, quite frankly, the success of Critical Role, has been staggering. But this is a fact. What is interesting about this success that would be worth investigating further? – Sarai Mannolini-Winwood 6 months ago
  • Revisiting TTRPGs is definitely a rising trend. Culturally, we often go back to things that are considered vintage or classic now, best examples being in cinema, music, art, etc. In many ways, this is the gamer's answer to revisit the vintage. This very fact has also manifested itself not just in the gamer basement, but also in popular culture - including most prominently and recently I believe in Stranger Things, and its new season, built around a TTRPG called Hellfire Club. It is something that a vast majority of people grew up without, and when the right brand of geek or gamer sees more visibility for TTRPGs in popular culture, they get hooked and now must try, sort of. I think that has fueled the growth in popularity. – Abhimanyu Shekhar 5 months ago

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