Benefits of Roleplaying, Creative Thinking and
“The What if Factor”
What are the real world benefits to of roleplaying games?
Roleplaying is an excellent way to be creative and imagine “the what if factor”. Roleplaying games allow the player to think in different ways as if anything and everything were possible and at your disposal.
Roleplaying is also a great way to think out of the box when solving problems.
Fantasy roleplaying is my overall favorite form of roleplaying. Take the Vampire and Werewolf series it offers the players an exciting adventure through a multitude of worlds during the game. Fantasy roleplaying online games such as Final Fantasy XIV or Everyquest 2 each of these games has a substantial amount of creative thinking involved. Take solo play, for example, you have to creatively play your character to best of your ability. Grouping or raiding, for example, allows you to show off your acquired skills, work with others, and strategically think about how you will support your team to the best of your ability.
So what can fantasy roleplaying games do for the work environment?
It seems that thinking out of the box is the concept that not many people have in the workplace these days. Fantasy roleplaying games could expound and increase your ability to think out of the box and differently from those others that you work with on a daily basis. Considering that role players use more of their imagination and right brain that those that do not play it is very possible. This concept also corresponds with the creatures such as artist, writers, and musicians who also use their right brain more those who do not.
It makes me wonder why companies and organizations do not request creative thinking as a prerequisite. Just imagine what fantasy role-players could do for organizations and corporations in a think tank or brainstorming session.
Why not consider putting I am a gamer on a job application and list all the skills that you have obtained while playing?