Parties are not easy for introverts. If you are an introvert you probably find the hours of small
talks at parties boring. If you are shy, spilling tea with friends and making snarky remarks isn’t
probably your cup of tea either! You wouldn’t enjoy rather gossipy party games like truth or dare.
You’d rather enjoy the products of your endless imagination and reflective self. But that doesn’t mean introverts can’t or shouldn’t have fun at gatherings. Enter “Dungeons and Dragons.”
Role-playing games are becoming a group favorite for introverts. It’s just the right game to find a balance between your inner and outer selves.
Role-playing games, as you know, are quite open-ended. It’s a space to let your imagination run wild and to set your talents run free! Dungeons and Dragons give you the same luxury. You’ll be playing the game with a set of friends sitting around a table.
One of you will be the dungeon master and the rest will be different characters of the game. You are free to be whoever you want to be. You can make up your character’s back story and attributes.
Of course, the game is not lawless anarchy. You and your friends can base the characters on a known adventure story or franchise. You can use puzzles, riddles, and rulebooks to decide the course of the story you choose to play.
Why Dungeons and Dragons for you? Or why role-playing games for introverts?
Most tabletop games like card games, board games, or dice games don’t challenge the creativity of the players. The fun of the game mostly is from the small talk and chats that go on parallel to the game. Now, we already know as introverts, that endless chatter is not our idea of fun.
Introverts yearn to go back to their inner self and enjoy the fruits of their rich inner life. We introverts would rather listen to the angels and devils of their own making than the mundane gossip of our day-to-day lives. That’s exactly why Dungeons and Dragons is for you! Through D&D, you get to give life to your rich thoughts and see them entertain your friends.
Being an introvert doesn’t mean you have to be a loner. Yes, introverts prefer the company of their own thoughts or that of a few intimate friends, over the company of a crowd.
But, socialising is an important aspect of a healthy life. Friendly relationships with a few people are a source of joy for all personality types. For us introverts, playing games like D&D can be a fun way to build up such relationships with friends, family, colleagues, or coworkers.
So, cheers to many fun games of Dungeons and Dragons!