Revisiting Role-Playing

Scott posts about a friend who is starting to play Dungeons & Dragons again. This is geeky, yes, but less geeky than video games, I’d say. I can trace a lot of things I use in my personal and professional life every day to the D&D games I ran from fifth through eighth grade — writing and public speaking, certainly, but also organization and team-leading.

A new edition of D&D is due out this summer. For you science-fiction gamers, a new edition of Traveller is due out in a few weeks. (I’ve already ordered my copy and got a nice email back from Traveller’s author, Marc Miller.)