Oftentimes people talk as RPGs as therapy, specially when someone want to bring some hard content to the table. Here I dispel some myths.
TTRPGs as therapy is a very well spoken topic brought up very often by a lot of people. We KNOW that RPGs can have a therapeutic effect and can help people deal with anxiety, social issues, loneliness, imagination, problem solving…
The thing is, though, that therapy and gaming, although they can go hand in hand, they also need a lot of care to be combined properly.
In this video I talk about that very topic and why using RPGs as therapy is trickier than just adding hard elements to the game.
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