Roleplay as Exploration of Experience



One of the best aspects of roleplaying is that we can experience, in some small way, things that may be outside of our grasp. Usually, that means fantasy or sci-fi stories, like battling dragons, delving into ancient crypts, or fighting mega-corporations with our cyber-enhanced bodies. For some, though, roleplay can be an excellent tool to explore ourselves and our psyches as well. Perhaps there is a traumatic experience you wish to confront in the safety of a roleplaying game where no harm can come to you. Perhaps you are questioning if you are LGBTQ+ and feel safe exploring that question among friends with a fictional character, to see how that experience feels. This week, Sara and Rob discuss the concept of using roleplaying as a way to explore the human experience in a relatively safe environment.

 

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