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Dungeons and Dragons is beneficial to society

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Started: 1/9/2014 Category: Games
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Second is construction only
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This is in reference to the Dungeons and Dragons pen and paper RPG.


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Debate Round No. 1


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Dungeons and Dragons encourages creativity

The Dungeons and Dragons role playing game is a fun way that players can increase their creative ability. Many famous celebrities and other influential people play, or have played DnD, and some even accredit their success to the game.

Subpoint 1: Dungeons and Dragons teaches storytelling skills

In DnD, the Dungeon Master must employ the arts of storytelling in order to move the game along. This ability is essential to the game, and is taught through the game. Storytelling is a very useful skill for individuals to have, as it helps with writing ability and presentational/oratorical skills. This benefits society as it helps individuals within society to succeed in life.
"Screenwriter John August (Go, Big Fish) often attributes his success as a storyteller to playing Dungeons and Dragons as a kid. When the game is played at a high (i.e. fun) level, players create detailed histories for their characters and come up with complex explanations for various outcomes. This ultimately builds the creativity, imagination, and storytelling ability that make for a good writer." (1)

Subpoint 2: DnD Improves creative problem solving.

In DnD, players are constantly challenged to either create, or solve complex puzzles. These puzzles usually require the players to employ logic in a critical thinking and problem solving environment. These puzzles help hone these skills. These skills are also useful in all types of jobs. This benefits society through improving the creative problem solving skills of the players.

Subpoint 3: DnD Teaches the art of acting

In DnD players must "role play" and assume the part of their character. This helps teach the art of acting. Acting is a great skill for not only the stage and camera, but also the workplace. Furthermore, a familiarity with acting also helps culture the players.

Subpoint 4: DnD encourages socialization

Although DnD is typically played by introverts, it does require them to meet other players and play face to face, which can teach social skills at least in an introverted environment.

Subpoint 5: DnD Provides entertainment
Members of society are entertained by the game. Players enjoy their time while playing, and appreciate the game as a hobby, increasing their happiness. Here is a list of famous people who play, or have played DnD, and like it.

    • Mike Meyers claimed to play D&D on Inside the Actor’s Studio.

    • Vin Diesel, a long time player, wrote an introduction to the book Thirty Years of Adventure: Celebrating Dungeons and Dragons.

    • Judy Dench was reportedly introduced to the game by Vin Diesel.

    • Matthew Lillard has played (and apparently beat) kids for charity.

    • Basketball player Tim Duncan is a long-time player.

    • Robin Williams has played for charity, but admits to playing at home as well.

    • Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were introduced to the game by Kevin Smith.

    • Daryl Hannah supposedly plays.

    • Actor/Director Jon Favreau (Iron Man) credits D&D for much of his storytelling prowess.

    • Joss Whedon played D&D in college.

    • Stephen Colbert was a big player as a kid and still plays now.

    • Ewan McGreggor reportedly plays.

    • Will Wheaton reportedly played on the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

    • The Sarah Silverman Show’s Brian Posehn has played weekly for five years.

    • Weezer front man Rivers Cuomo sings about his “Dungeon Master’s Guide” in his 1994 song “In the Garage.”

    • Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance told Rolling Stone that he shopped for Dungeons & Dragonssupplies rather than partying while on tour.(2)


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Debate Round No. 3


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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by darkmac123 6 years ago
well hes a trollarch wat do you expect
Posted by Deanovan 6 years ago
this trollarch guy posted a similar argument on my debate. he is wasting everyones time. report his profile and help me gett rid of virmin like this on the website.
Posted by fidelacchius 6 years ago
I play Pathfinder but i still wanted to debate this, but i cant find any good angle to come at you from. :(
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