So I happened to see this:
And I was like:
because this is really exciting to me. Here’s why:
I’m still very much a newbie / casual player when it comes to tabletop gaming, but, gosh, I love Tabletop. Not only is it fun to watch and generally a great quality web series, but it celebrates something traditionally seen as “nerdy” in a genuine, accessible way. (I talked about this in my submission to “As Seen on Tabletop.”) In other words, it celebrates and mainstreams a niche fandom. So, even if you have no interest in tabletop gaming (which is fine!), you’re probably a fan of something and enjoy connecting with other awesome people over your shared love (see: Tumblr.) Tabletop is just another great example of how celebrating fandom can bring people together. The fact that it’s well-produced and on a medium that is more in mainstream popular culture only gives the celebration of fandom more legitimacy.
TL;DR: Tabletop is awesome because it celebrates fandom, connects people. Hopefully that made sense.