Once you decide to play, you’ll find there’s several options for you to choose from, which can be daunting without understanding them. Players gravitate towards different genres just like they would for a television show, some major ones being fantasy or sci-fi for example. For the fans of fantasy, the easiest and most prevalent example would be Dungeons and Dragons. When you mention “D&D” as it’s commonly referred to, most people will generally understand what you’re talking about. It’s perhaps the easiest to get into and allows the players a wide diversity of characters and personalities. For newer players, it’s probably best to start here to get the feel of playing someone other than yourself. Once you get comfortable, your options become expansive. For sci-fi, we have Warhammer 40k, for massive, wild space battles and conflicts, or perhaps the more horror-themed Call of Cthulhu for a mind breaking journey of investigation and even the supernatural themed Vampire: The Masquerade for dark intrigue and manipulation. The choice is yours at the end of the day and you can hop between them all based on your mood at the time of playing.
Next time you find yourself numbed by everyday chores and the working grind, it might help to look into roleplaying games as a way to get away from it all. There’s plenty of groups and friends to be made through playing it, and it’s always satisfying to be the hero of a grandiose adventure, or even the villain of a diabolical plot. If you find yourself at the Webster Geneva campus, you can even contact the Board Games Club and join in on their weekly Friday games as well! If you need any more information on how to get involved, just send an email to email@example.com.