Think Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Harry Potter.  Dungeons and Dragons is a  game of where friends as fictional characters embark on imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting.  Each game is a quest. Each quest has a challenge. Ultimately, players must rely on one another to survive.

But what happens when one of those friends is faced with a real-life challenge? And how does a game based in fantasy offer answers to reality? 

Links:

Learn to play D&D:

https://dnd.wizards.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kwRAlDziiY

https://www.nbc.com/good-girls

https://www.forbes.com/sites/claryestes/2020/03/14/how-dungeons-and-dragons-is-helping-kids-open-up/#7efad9556f5e

https://www.esquiremag.ph/culture/lifestyle/dungeons-and-dragons-philippines-rpg-community-a00225-20180809-lfrm2

Dr. Megan Connell links:

https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2018/12/dungeons-and-dragons-can-help-treat-depression-anxiety-and-more.html

https://www.geektherapytraining.com/

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2IRUzcSUyX0yCWc4P2nyOvgvdwFPl8HM

The Band – Earth Radio

The non-profit for this show

Jacob and I have selected The Lambert House.

From their website:

“Lambert House empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills” which are all things we love about DnD.

They are a Seattle Based foundation, which is also where Wizards of the Coast is based and there is history of them teaming up to use Dungeons and Dragons as a tool to support growth in the LGBTQ+ community.

It seems to tie in both the themes of this episode with PRIDE month and Jacob and I dig all of it.

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