PBS Idea Channel: Can D&D can make you a successful & confident person?
Posted by WJWalton on Fri 19 of Oct., 2012 11:01 PDT
I'm still playing catch-up with the stuff that has come in to my inbox the last few weeks. This one has been making the rounds quite a bit lately, so it's likely you've seen it elsewhere, but in case you haven't: PBS's Idea Channel on YouTube recently covered the subject of the benefits of playing Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop roleplaying games:
It's very well done, with an excellent coverage of the benefits of playing RPGs, peppered with lots of references to miscellaneous coolness (such as the Futurama, Community and Freaks & Geeks episodes, the D&D cartoon, and much more. (Bonus points awarded, as always, for the gazebo and Dead Alewives references!)
The request for comments and input brought some great responses, which were covered at the end of the following Idea Channel video, and included a comment from W.A. Hawke Robinson of rpgresearch.com (starting at around 6:08):