I’m usually the Games Master, but in playing characters of fundamentally different mindsets to my own I think I’ve learned – imperfectly but better than most – to understand (but not really empathise with) those other mindsets.
I think this has made me a better debater in my real life and has helped me to comprehend where others are coming from, even if I disagree with them and what they’re doing.
On reflection, I think this is one of the many things playing these games and these characters can do for people in a positive way that betters their lives beyond the game. In playing these games we often learn about politics, science, history, ideology, religion and a host of other issues in a gamified way that encourages even more learning.
Each character you learn something new, each world you hone skills of interpretation and imagination. That has to be worth something.
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