Episode 55: Parody and Homage Games 2

Gaming has always taken its cues from other fiction, as Dungeons & Dragons itself comes from classic fantasy fiction. But what makes a game an homage to another work of fiction? What parody games are fun to play outside the joke? Where do you draw the line between influence and homage?

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2 thoughts on “Episode 55: Parody and Homage Games

  • Mark Buenlauz

    Hi guys! i love the podcast and wait week to week for the next episode but i had a few comments on your current episode. 1. I believe the current edition of hackmaster is 5th, 4th ed was the AD&D 2e paraody. 2. I think Spycraft is more of a omage to mission impossible then to 007 since it is more team related then single person.

    My 2 cents and where can i get news on Savage rifts?????