Can Playing Dungeons & Dragons Make You A Confident & Successful Person? [Video]

There are some deeply ingrained stereotypes about Dungeons & Dragons, and those stereotypes usually begin and end with people shouting “NERD!!!” But the reality of the D&D universe is a whole lot more complex. Rather than being an escape from reality, D&D is actually a way to enhance some important real life skills! It’s a chance to learn problem solving, visualization, interaction, organization, people management… the list could go on and on. Plus, there are some very famous non-nerds who have declared an affinity for D&D, so best stop criticizing and join in if you want to be a successful at the game of life.

So what do you guys think? Can playing D&D actually make you a better and more successful person? Let us know in the comments section below!


4 Responses to Can Playing Dungeons & Dragons Make You A Confident & Successful Person? [Video]

  1. It can be true. I do believe that with the right mindset and attitude, all the things claimed in this article can absolutely be the case. However with 30 years of RPG experience under my belt I have to admit that that's not what I've seen in practice most of the time. Every once in a while I meet a RPG gamer that is a high-functioning individual and who leads a fulfilling, respectable life; I honor those people. But for every one of those, there are three or four socially inept, awkward, clueless, or just truly offensive players.

  2. I agree with Michael that "well adjusted" RPG gamers can be rare. I see the other side of that coin from a different light though. I think at least some of those inept, awkward and clueless, (maybe not the offensive) role playing gamers are more than just escapism but a learning experience that helps overcome some of those same qualities.
    As a victim of abuse and neglect I feel that those escapes were the reasons why I did not resort to drugs and violence growing up. Heck probably saved my life. My point is "Success" in life can be quite different for some people. To some RPGs are intimate experiments on how to deal with people in real life. Therapy among friends.

  3. I agree that i can help you learn to deal with conflict management and organization as well as winging it. Although as a long time GM/DM, I did more winging it then anything else as is made the game more enjoyable for me AND my players. Now semi-retired as a GM (looking to be a player again). I will also be player as long as I am sane enough to know what is going on. Been playing for about 30 years now…

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