Delve 271 – The Hero’s Journey, Stage 3, Return


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As we come to a close in our Delve journey, we look at the Hero’s Journey laid out by Joseph Campbell. How does this apply to our show? More important, how does this apply to some of the prevalent fiction and mythology you have actually heard about? And what can it all mean in gaming? These questions and many more partially answered on this episode.
In this episode, we finally reach Stage 3: Return. They say you can never go home again, but actually you kind of have to so you can complete the hero’s journey. How does the trip home affect the hero and their homeland? More importantly, will there be a giant eagle?

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