Underdog Stories: Diabolus Ex Machina

We’re back again!

This week Jackson and Daniel throw a curve ball and take their thematic inspiration from sports. With the recent World Series victory by the Chicago Cubs, it seemed like the right moment to talk about underdog stories.

Alongside the hero’s journey and the redemption arc, the underdog tale is one of the most common storytelling tropes to encounter in speculative fiction. It also creates an interesting divergence of storyline and game mechanics when it is presented in video games.

Your hosts do their best to slice off the juiciest cuts of discussion from this meaty topic. We hope you enjoy!

Also, recommendations:

This week you should watch The Get Down 

This week you should listen to the Myths and Legends Podcast (which can be found here: https://www.mythpodcast.com)

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