The Real-World Social Advantages of Playing Dungeons & Dragons

Ethan Gilsdorf presents some of the real-world social advantages of playing Dungeons & Dragons in a TEDx talk titled “Why Dungeons & Dragons is Good for You (In Real Life).” Gilsdorf quickly explains the game’s history and how it is played, applying the skills players learn to real situations from his own life.

The quintessential nerdy pastime of Dungeons & Dragons (also called D&D) can actually be the secret to life success. How? Ethan Gilsdorf shows us how this groundbreaking game involving communal storytelling, dice-rolling, and imaginary adventures in lands filled with dragons, quests, elves and evil wizards actually gives us powerful tools to combat the perils and challenges of reality.

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