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When did Dungeons and Dragons become ... kind of cool?

Vice writer Giaco Furino on the mainstream rise of fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons.
Miniature figures used in the Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying game. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)
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This year, the Dungeons and Dragons Players Handbook hit number one on Amazon's best-seller list. 
A new, highly-anticipated adventure is out next Tuesday.
And there's even a D&D movie in the works. 

Vice writer Giaco Furino joins Shad to discuss the mainstream rise of the fantasy role playing game. Is the divide between geek subcultures and general pop culture disappearing?

WEB EXTRA | Here are a few times D&D has popped up in pop culture. Have any favourites we missed? 

 

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