Event Title

Mythopoeic Dungeons & Dragons

Document Type

Roundtable

Event Website

http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-51.htm

Start Date

31-7-2021 1:30 PM

End Date

31-7-2021 2:15 PM

Description

Ever since Tolkien’s “Hobbit Burglar” became the off-brand “Halfling Rogue” of roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons, D&D has been indebted to Tolkien and other fantasy literature, and much fantasy media has indeed since modeled itself on D&D. For this Roundtable, our panelists (themselves a D&D party of 9 years) wish to invite audience discussion of the mythopoeia of D&D: its influences, its inventions, and its impact. Is D&D the “Mythology for England” Tolkien talked about creating, specifically the part about leaving “scope for other minds and hands, wielding paint and music and drama” (and dice)? Or can D&D grow beyond its pseudo-medieval, Eurocentric, and Tolkienian fantasy roots?

Moderator: Megan Abrahamson
Panelist: Bethany Abrahamson
Panelist: Nyssa Gilkey
Panelist: Caitlin Rottler
Tech Mod: Alicia Fox-Lenz.

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Mythopoeic Dungeons & Dragons

Ever since Tolkien’s “Hobbit Burglar” became the off-brand “Halfling Rogue” of roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons, D&D has been indebted to Tolkien and other fantasy literature, and much fantasy media has indeed since modeled itself on D&D. For this Roundtable, our panelists (themselves a D&D party of 9 years) wish to invite audience discussion of the mythopoeia of D&D: its influences, its inventions, and its impact. Is D&D the “Mythology for England” Tolkien talked about creating, specifically the part about leaving “scope for other minds and hands, wielding paint and music and drama” (and dice)? Or can D&D grow beyond its pseudo-medieval, Eurocentric, and Tolkienian fantasy roots?

Moderator: Megan Abrahamson
Panelist: Bethany Abrahamson
Panelist: Nyssa Gilkey
Panelist: Caitlin Rottler
Tech Mod: Alicia Fox-Lenz.

https://dc.swosu.edu/mythcon/mc51/schedule/12