In this episode of the Dieku Podcast, Shannon Appelcline, author of the “Designers & Dragons” series provides an incredible overview of the many companies that have contributed to the table top role playing game industry over 40+ years. Shannon also shared his insights on a variety of current topics including DnD5E, the OSR, Indie Games, Kickstarter, Swedish Game Design, Diversity & Inclusion, and the cycles of boom and busts that he has seen. We also got a sneak peek of Shannon’s upcoming projects, including a new edition of Designers & Dragons for the 2010s which he shares on his Patreon.