Critical Hits Podcast #34: The Id DM and the Psychology of D&D

Mike Shea of Sly Flourish and Michael Mallen, practicing psychologist and author of the Id DM D&D blog, discuss the psychology of the gaming table. This podcast discusses some of Mallen’s excellent studies into the mind of the players and the dungeon master and statistical studies of the Penny Arcade D&D podcasts.

Psychology of D&D (70 minutes, 69 MB)

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