I’ve never played Dungeons & Dragons, but there’s a large group of inmates who partake. I suppose I’ve always thought I had better things to do with my time…not so now. But the stereotype I cultivated for so long in the Army has strengthened my resistance to the game. In support of that stereotype, most inmates who play are socially awkward non-athletes.
As it turns out, the game totally absorbs its players for hours on end, so in addition to the typical D&D nerds, there are also an unexpectedly high number of non-nerds who also play. The USDB D&D crew has converted jocks and even some “heavies,” so the gaming crowd is a little more diverse here than what I’ve witnessed on the outside.
I have a lot of time to kill…I feel my resolve weakening. I’ll let you know if I get sucked in.