Table-top gaming is often seen as an especially nerdy activity that appeals to only the loneliest of people. It conjures images of social outcasts huddled in dim basements rolling dice and pretending to be fantasy characters, presumably in order to escape the dismal confines of real life.
This stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth. Gaming is an activity enjoyed by a variety of people young and old, male and female. Gaming also has a variety of known benefits. Role playing games in particular may foster a variety of real-life skills that are beneficial for far more than gaming. One key skill is creative thinking and planning