The Popularity of Role Playing Games

Do you like to play role playing games? These games were really popular when I was a little kid in the 80s. Role playing games are games that call for characters and dressing up in costumes. You will know that these games still exist and are rather prominent in some circles if you get on the Internet frequently. These games will give you the chance to live vicariously through some outrageous character. However, you need to remember that it’s just a game. Serious problems can occur when an individual fails to remember this.


A particular game immediately comes into my mind whenever I hear the words “role playing games”. If you are less than twenty years old, then you may not be able to guess this one. Back in the 80s, it caused quite a ruckus after a certain incident. Let me help you out if you can’t seem to recall the name of this game. This famous game was known as “Dungeons and Dragons.”

I can only remember watching the cartoon because I was still a young kid when folks were playing it. A few college kids became far too engrossed in the game itself. It’s kind of like the way films work. There is something called the diagesis with movies. The diagesis is the world of the film. Of course, viewers should keep that world separate from reality. Anyway, the college kids who enjoyed the Dungeons and Dragons game became too involved with their characters. This ultimately and sadly resulted in death. I believe it was by a sword. This incident could have been prevented if they separated role playing games from real life.

Did that Dungeons and Dragons story intrigue you? If it did, then you might be interested in going out to see what role playing games are big now. Well, I really can’t blame you. After all, truth is often more interesting than fiction. However, fiction tends to be more entertaining on a certain level. You can simply hop on your laptop to find today’s most popular role playing games on the Internet. Hopefully, you won’t confuse the games you find with reality.

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