Playing Dungeons and Dragons →

Ethan Gilsdorf, on the TED Ideas blog:

Fantasy role-playing games return that power of storytelling to us. D&D sparked my imagination and kindled an interest in everything from geography to languages, history to poetry. It made me want to create, to be a storyteller and a world builder. And to take a leap and imagine a better world.

This article really struck a chord. I didn’t play D&D obsessively, but the feelings are mutual.

I do wonder though, if this isn’t a chicken or the egg situation? Does playing D&D help you to be more connected, creative, and compassionate or are those who are predisposed to being creative and imaginative drawn to role-playing games?