Why Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, and Other RPGs Aren’t as Dumb as People Think


I’m sure if someone mentions Dungeons and Dragons around you, you’ll probably immediately think, “That’s stupid. Who plays that?” But, those kinds of games, called role-playing games, or RPGs, are actually fun and can help you practice some good skills. (And keep in mind these aren’t professional opinions).

Role-playing games can help your communication skills. The biggest part of role-playing is speaking. This means speaking to other people playing, as well as non-player characters, or NPCs. And for people who aren’t good at speaking, this is a nice way to improve. Because you’ll be doing it a lot, you’ll get used to it. You’ll have to have conversations about where you are going and how to approach various situations and problems. This is not to even mention all the laughs you and your friends will have during all of the hilarious interactions and jokes you’ll have with each other.

As a dungeon master (DM for short), the person in charge of the game that comes up with the basis for the story you and your friends will be taking part in, you can get very creative. It is a very good test of imagination and creativity to come up with entire stories and settings and NPCs for the group to play in and interact with. Having a good DM in your campaign is a very important thing to have. Even if you aren’t the DM, all of the details and personality of your character is fully up to your imagination.

There are many reasons I could spend hours talking about how to justify RPGs. But in truth, none of what I say really matters. The only way to tell for sure if you enjoy a good roleplay game is to try one for yourself. Pictured above is a Pathfinder sheet.  You will want one of these if you decide to try one of these games. You might just have a little fun.

By: Dylan Hiegel


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