I Am... Bothered About D&D


  • Kristian A. Bjørkelo University of Bergen




TTRPG, D&D, WotC, game studies


Is Dungeons & Dragons receiving too much attention in game studies compared to other tabletop role playing games? And what, if any, are the issues with this?

In this commentary the author creates an overview of the overwhelming focus on Dungeons & Dragons in game studies journals and puts it in relation to the cultural and economic position of the popular role playing games. The author calls for a more diverse and critical approach to tabletop role playing games in game studies, and the need to take into account the different playstyles fostered by different mechanics and the communities that form around the games.


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How to Cite

Bjørkelo, K. (2022) “I Am. Bothered About D&D”, Eludamos: Journal for Computer Game Culture, 13(1), pp. 111–121. doi: 10.7557/23.6981.