In this episode, Don and Rob explore the concept of the “murder hobo” and how this approach to fantasy roleplaying connects with other parts of movies, games, and popular culture. The pair look deep into the roots of D&D, discuss how murder hobos reflect the fantasies of the audience, and the idea’s connections with Westerns. All this, and why Bridget Jones just might be a murder hobo, is waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt
OGRE Tabletop Wargame
Aaron Allston’s Strike Force (for Champions RPG)
Into the Badlands
Death Wish Films
Fist of the North Star