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I’m so happy we were able to fix the sound. It’s $8/month or $80 for the year.

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Oct 27, 2023Liked by River Robbins

Loved hearing why D&D always seemed to work well with my brain. Great episode!

Also I bought myself some over ear headphones at the airport before a flight, and it turned the whole experience from torture to rapture. I was listening to the soundtrack for the recent D&D movie, in a different world.

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It makes all the difference! I listen to podcasts and books related to my SPINs when I have to do errands or travel and it helps so much!

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This is LITERALLY the only way I can complete executive function tasks like doing the dishes or laundry. Now that you taught me about Libby I am saving hundreds of dollars on my audiobook habit!

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Oct 18, 2023Liked by Angela Lauria

Thanks for this! I recently got into one-shot rpgs and now it's what I look forward to every week!

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LOVE IT! Here's to new special interests!!! <3

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Would love to know how much the Subscription costs. Precarious work means funds can be limited and I have to make an executive decision if I can support one or two of my favourite podcasts or replace my jalopy.

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Hey Rebecca! You should see a Subscribe or Upgrade button that will give you all the details but the basic subscription is 100% free. We do have some upgrades for people who WANT to donate and have extra funds to support the show but please feel no pressure. We just want you to listen and tell friends if you love it.

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Thanks, Yes I saw the button, and have been multiple steps past the button. Just would appreciate it being explicitly stated. That uncertainty avoidance stuff... LOL. Loving the podcast and the new sound is a great improvement!

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Working my way through your back catalog and had to stop and comment on this one <3 I've been a roleplayer since college (20+ years ago) and have been part of the same "homebrew" game since moving to CA in 2006. The gamemaster has been running it with his buddies since 1995, so not quite as long as the longest D&D game but thoroughly respectable!

I totally relate to the idea that roleplaying gives us a safe space to relate to other people--shared worlds are honestly how I've related to most of my friends for most of my life, and I "played pretend" (not knowing about RPGs) until I was in high school, hiding it like it was something to be ashamed of.

Also 100% have broke down and cried over the death of an RPG character. I'd played him for 7 years, seen him through about 40 years of game time, tried to write a novel about him for about a decade. Knowing that his story was over felt like losing a friend (I am 1000% a friends, family, and fictional characters person, but characters in my own worlds are in a different camp from commercial characters). And I was lucky that I had a good friend who basically spent the next day doing a de facto wake for him with me. We had to fly to an academic conference but essentially blew off the first day and took a walk in Central Park and talked about my character all day. It was great.

Roleplaying has made me most of my close friends and introduced me to my husband. All the good stuff.

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This is the way! (Us too!)

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