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A podcast about the delightful, the surprising, and the untold true stories all around us. Hosted by Drew Beebe.

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The Neverending Game
Great Big Story
Sep 15, 2020

The year is 1982. The first compact disc player is released. George R. R. Martin’s book A Game of Thrones is still 14 years from being published. And a teenager named Robert Wardhaugh starts a game of Dungeons & Dragons. Thirty-eight years later, Wardhaugh and his group of friends are still playing the same game of D&D, quite possibly the longest continuous game of the popular fantasy role playing game. Wardhaugh has altered the rules to his liking and created a sweeping storyline that keeps his dozens of players coming back year after year.