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Here's something I'm struggling with understanding.  As many to all people know, Dungeons & Dragons gets a very bad rap for being super nerdcore because it deals with mathematics, fantasy lands, and imagination (all of which everyone has ANYWAYS).  Since non-nerds don't need math, what else does DnD offer?  Well, the other biggest part is communication with others.  Now I understand communicating with your DM is much different than communicating with your girlfriend (that is, of course, unless your DM is your girlfriend, DMGF?) but just listen to the rest of the argument first.

Every day there are thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people playing MMO's such as World of Warcraft, Guild Wars, Everquest, for more than 12 hours a day that do not also play DnD.  The majority of these people would probably call DnD nerdy, laugh at the kids who use math, and run back to their monitors to instance with a 10 year old boy they think is a girl that lives halfway around the world.  So really, that's cooler than getting together with friends and playing a game physically together, rather than electronically?  You can chat all you like in the little window box in WoW, or talk to your 'buddies' on the Vent server, either way you're not communicating face-to-face and is about the equivalent to me saying I had a serious heart-to-heart talk with my friend over AIM.

Do I hate MMO's?  No.  Do I think DnD has more benefits than them?  Yes.  And I'd gladly play a session of DnD before any MMO any day of the week. Posted on Friday, April 25, 2008 11:29 PM | Back to top

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