Role-playing games: all human life is there … or so it sometimes seems

Games such as Dungeons and Dragons could help to solve some of the greatest technological challenges of our time


If there’s anything guaranteed to mark you out as a hopeless geek, it’s surely an interest in role-playing games. They are a perfect storm of all the “non-manly” things, a combination of “female” imagination and childish let’s-pretend play with the too-clever-by-half, maths-based dice-rolling and the vague sense that games really should involve men sliding around in mud and grabbing other men’s taut, muscular thighs. Not to mention that role-playing games are co-operative rather than competitive and there’s never really a winner. Just imagine if that were an ethos we taught our children. I shudder to think…’

hat tip to Gary Hayes!


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