Dungeons and Discourse

What's happening right now?

A fair bit of time has passed since our last update. For the most part life has gone on and we've moved on to other projects with D&Dis whistfully brought up now and then. Still, I've recently gotten a couple emails about applications, only to discover that I've missed a few applicant members over the last couple of years. My sincere apologies to anyone who has been over looked during this period. I will do my best to keep up with emails and requests from wikidot to ensure that anyone who wants to be a part of and build on this old passion project should be able to do so.

The rules as they have been laid out are playable and I hope players are not discouraged away from trying the game with friends due to the lack of activity on this site. That said the game is far from perfect and was laid out by people without a long background in gaming, so we welcome posts about experiences and suggestions for improvement. Over all, D&Dis is a game that is really hard to put into practice; Philosophy is a weird and diverse thing that takes a lot of creativity. D&Dis takes that creativity and asks you to apply it in a real world sense based on silly word play and logical extensions; it's hard on both players and DMs to consistantly think that far outside the box but I sincerely believe that the results were rewarding.

So, if you're looking for a wierd experimental oneshot with friends? This game might be just what you're looking for; it helped me grow from a philosophy geek into a philosophy gamer. It cultivated my love for philosophy with an odd humour and wacky adventurers that I sincerely hope others get to see as well. Meanwhile, it can also be a gateway into philosophy for those who friends who enjoy tabletop gaming but haven't quite gotten around to picking up the Socratic Dialogues. We worked hard to make sure advanced philosophy knowledge wasn't required, though a basic sense of who is who makes it easier to get some of the jokes.It's also just fun as a game for eye rolling and groan inducing puns in a circle of philosophy geeks.

Whether or not we go anywhere from here, I'd like to thank people who've been by here and people who are still coming by:

All of us, myself included, spent a lot of time making this wierd game and having a good laugh and I hope as you're browsing through the old archives, that some of the dedication and humour that we've buried in this can still shine through and maybe even see new life in a few sessions from other people,

Cheers and all the best,


Hello and Welcome to The Dungeons and Discourse Wiki

What is this about?

Dungeons and Discourse is a philosophy-themed tabletop RPG inspired from a comic created by Aaron Diaz in his series Dresden Codak. Players create a character based on real-world philosophical schools of thought, and fight it out using every dirty trick in their rhetorical repetoir.

No, give me a long dramatic introduction!

Imagine a world where ideas can not only change the course of history, the fate of nations but the very shape of the world.

This world is Deixis.

In this world, seething with intellectual minds, countless philosophers venture forth hoping to become heroes; seeking relics of bygone days, falling into the machinations of empire or bringing them down from the ground up. As mighty empires seek to vindicate their ideals and win the hearts and sometimes souls of the people, delicately maintaining the constantly shifting balance of power between ancient prophets and ambitious scientists who seek to control the fate of Deixis, the forces of madness, and hypocrisy emerge from all the dark twisted corners of Deixis and the human psyche hoping to flood Deixis beneath a wave of irrationality. You must find your place in this world, either triumphing over the forces of intellectual dishonesty or slowly descending into the madness that is Dungeons and Discourse.

Coming soon to a table-top near you.

How Do I Help Out?

Click right here to join up, and post a word or two in the introduction thread in the forum. Whether you just want to play around and argue with people and punch metaphysical concept or are an artist or writer who wants to help expand the setting head over the forum here and start a thread with whats on your mind, join in or start a debate or head over to Recruitment&Updates to join up in a campaign.

For those interested, there are also campaigns on at:

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