While five minutes at SnowCon will probably unwind lots of gamer stereotypes – this nifty vid discusses some of the REAL skills that RPGs and tabletop games bring beyond the table!

You can join the ranks of Vin Disel (who even got Dame Judi Dench to play with him!), Lexa Doig, George RR Martin, Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day, Stephen Colbert, Tim Duncan, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith, Robin Williams, Joss Wheadon, Matt Groening, Moby, Paton Oswalt, Michelle Malkin, John C Reilly, Karl Urban, and even Norwegian Minster for International Development Heikki Holmås and NBA coach Mike Brown.

But if that’s not your thing, you can always play Monopoly.

Check out the video!

There are some deeply ingrained stereotypes about Dungeons & Dragons, and those stereotypes usually begin and end with people shouting “NERD!!!” But the reality of the D&D universe is a whole lot more complex. Rather than being an escape from reality, D&D is actually a way to enhance some important real life skillz! It’s a chance to learn problem solving, visualization, interaction, organization, people management… the list could go on and on. Plus, there are some very famous non-nerds who have declared an affinity for D&D, so best stop criticizing and join in if you want to be a successful at the game of life. Mike Rugnetta expands on the magic D&D can bring to YOUR life!