D&D shy?

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

So, you're too shy to play D&D and you are not even sure what you would get out of it? Well lets talk about this. I've gotten to a point where I am running and tailoring games for younger people on a regular basis. Fortunately I've done this before. Oddly a lot of it was in China teaching ESL/TEFL classes and using role playing games (not always specifically D&D) to do so. I had a lot of success with it.


Most young people love role-playing off the bat. The do it intuitively and it makes perfect sense to them. Further, it is usually a massively empowering experience for them to realize you can create, control and inhabit worlds of your own. That you can tell your own stories. That you can exist in two places at once and sometimes, people need that. Adults who give themselves permission to immerse themselves in role-playing soon begin to see the application it has to broaden their creativity, drawing a new level of meaning from their inner lives.