Bet of the Moving Pixels Podcast

The Evolution of Hack and Slash

by G. Christopher Williams

21 November 2016

This week the Moving Pixels podcast looks back at a discussion of the evolution of the dungeon crawl from its social aspects and etiquette to its mechanics and playstyle.
Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition (Wizards of the Coast, 2013) 

Dungeons & Dragons might be its low tech form, but video games have not strayed far from the formula of getting some friends together, killing some monsters, and collecting loot. From Gauntlet to Diablo to Torchlight, the hack and slash game is an experience both social and individualistic, steeped ironically in both greed and co-operation.
  

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