There are three downsides of reading:
- It’s a solitary activity
- Someone else has already made up the story
- You can get headaches if your glasses prescription is too old
What if I told you that there’s something like reading fiction, but without all the problems?
Enter: Dungeons & Dragons.
I’ve been astounded to learn just how little most of my friends know about D&D. While that has perhaps boosted my geek cred, there are so many people who would probably love D&D if they even knew what it was.
In D&D, you and your fellow players create characters that can do anything you can — and often way more. You’re making up a story in your collective imagination.
But you can’t quite do whatever you feel like. The rules provide creative limitation, and your Dungeon Master gives you setbacks that keep life interesting.
D&D was my primary occupation over the winter holidays. I played with three distinct but overlapping groups, each time playing a different character.