RPGFan's Retro Encounter

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An episode on video games as escapism, empathy devices, and other aids to mental health and self-care.

Show Notes

Retro Encounter is a little more serious than usual this week, as five panelists discuss video games as escapism, video game characters with whom we identify, and specific emotional attachments to video games, in the context of mental health and self-care. It's an episode full of personal stories and serious topics, and about how video games can be rewarding in ways other than simple fun. Featuring: Hilary Andreff, Lucy Gray, Alana Hagues, Jo Padilla, Zach Wilkerson

What is RPGFan's Retro Encounter?

Join the RPGFan crew as they play through and discuss classic RPGs and adventure games!