D&D continues to feature prominently in the media, likely thanks to the success of Critical Role.
Here is an interesting - and rather touching! - example of that. Matt Mercer (of Critical Role) appears on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to run a short one-shot adventure for Mr. Colbert.
It is quite sweet: not only do both men have a blast doing so, but you can see Colbert really getting emotional about his first time playing D&D again since his youth.
Additionally, I thought it was quite interesting that Colbert was clearly an old-school D&D player: you can see it clear as day in the way he interacts with the dungeon. He’s not here to emote or to look for story, nor to “game the system”; he’s just trying to survive (and throwing rocks at gargoyles).
What do you observe?