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Round Table 153 - DM’s Deep Dive, DM Survey, and the Future of D&D

February 1, 2017


1)Topher Kohan (Host)


Twitter: @TopherATL




2) Mike Shea (Guest)


Twitter: slyflourish






Get to know you Question:

"What is more important the rules or a good story?"


Topic 1)

Tell us about the new show


New Show: DM’s Deep Dive

On the Don’t Split the Podcast Network:



Topic 2)

DM Survey:

Lazy DM:


Topic 3)

Future of D&D

In his early work on good judgment, summarized in Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know?,[2] Tetlock conducted a set of small scale forecasting tournaments between 1984 and 2003. The forecasters were 284 experts from a variety of fields, including government officials, professors, journalists, and others, with many opinions, from Marxists to free-marketeers.

The tournaments solicited roughly 28,000 predictions about the future and found the forecasters were often only slightly more accurate than chance, and usually worse than basic extrapolation algorithms, especially on longer–range forecasts three to five years out. Forecasters with the biggest news media profiles were also especially bad. This work suggests that there is a perverse inverse relationship between fame and accuracy.


“People who spend their time, and earn their living, studying a particular topic produce poorer predictions than dart-throwing monkeys who would have distributed their choices evenly over the options.”


Psychologist who won a Nobel Prize in Economics




86% of investment managers stunk in 2014


Topic 3a)

Where do you want the future D&D to go


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