Why do people treat RPGs as therapy sessions

Why do people treat RPGs as therapy sessions
Like I don't wanna know what demons are coiling in your brain, keep that shit to yourself bro
I mean there's sharing and then there's sharing too much

Unattended Children Pitbull Club Shirt $21.68

Black Rifle Cuck Company, Conservative Humor Shirt $21.68

Unattended Children Pitbull Club Shirt $21.68

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some people are like that, I guess that's because their problems have been piling up so much that they now spend their time awake thinking about them, and then sleep less to have more time to think.

    I had one good friend who started bringing his family issues in chargen, then he actually said he might have played an X card if some stuff came up. I advised him not to bring his personal issues in the game as that wouldn't solve his problems outside of the table and would also spoil his supposed moment of relax where he could forget about it. He never actually joined the game, but that's the spirit with which some approach a game.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I don't wanna know what demons are coiling in your brain
    What if I enjoy them?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Zombies are the best Demons

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think this is a relatively recent trend coinciding with the rise of streaming shows like critical role, dimension 20, whatever, who often have talked explicitly about roleplaying being a way to deal with trauma. Given that new entrants often come into the game through this way, it 's not strange if they get a completely skewed idea of what tabletop rpg's are about, compared to people who got through the game normally/before.

    So as usual, blame theater kids.
    Hell, google dnd and therapy and you get a billion hits of articles from the past few years. And not much before 2010 if anything.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Then what's the point of RPGs? If I couldn't just go all out stream of consciousness style, then I would just play a fricking video game. I'm not going to rape or try to sex NPCs, but sometimes I want to graphically slay monsters. Fricking little pricks playing a game about killing monsters, yet they freak when I rip out entrails and use it later for rope.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Then what's the point of RPGs?
      Living out a power fantasy since it's illegal to slay evil IRL

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Exactly, I want to behead goblins and bowl over their comrades with the decapitation gibs.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why do people treat RPGs as therapy sessions
    I've never come across this. Are you just making up things to get (you)s?
    If not, stop playing with homosexuals, I guess.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why do people treat RPGs as therapy sessions
    Name five examples.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      State your criteria for what constitutes an RPG, excluding that which does not.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Socially maladjusted individuals tend to mistake common interest for friendship. Perhaps because they have little experience with either.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I see your mistake, you decided to populate your table with humans.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I mean there's sharing and then there's sharing too much
    I'm skeptical about claims of demons/mental damage based on what happens in an RPG, regardless of the GM style. From my experience with a lot of traditional RPGs and a lot of story games, they're no more dangerous than everyday social interaction.
    Now, social interaction can have negative impact, like a bad date that leaves someone feeling insecure, or a fight with a friend that makes someone feel betrayed. And games can likewise be negative. But I don't think talking about imaginary characters is any more dangerous than other social talk. And if the experience of the game is too bad, then one can quit the game.
    If a gamer seems damaged, I think it likely indicates a problem elsewhere in their life, not damage caused by the game. The claims that games can cause damage leads to claims that there needs to be a focus on safety, which I think is misplaced.

    Then again, I'm not sure what sort of mind frick you think would cause demons/damage.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's more that I don't want to see a player grapple with his mental or sexual issues in an RPG. Just fight and kill monsters, treat it like board game night. When you play monopoly, do you decide to bring up how your mother used to beat you because she was a mean drunk?
      No, and no-one wants to hear that. Just play the damn board game.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        For most when they say its "therapy" what they mean is that it helped someone shy or otherwise not very assertive to come out of their shell and be more active. Thats actually been known for a long time and it was known before RPGs existed in the academic circles and why the "similations" were being played in classrooms before D&D existed. They can be great educational and and even personality building tools.
        Much like how stage play acting can have a similar effect.
        The rest though mean "therapy" in who knows what context.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think OP is referring to sexual problems 'cause that's what most younger people get mentally ill about. So autogynephilia, being a cuck etc

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            take your meds

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah that's pretty much what I mean
            When a guy obviously has some kind of mental illness, or wants to come out, or is obviously some kind of weird autogynephile, I really don't want to have to deal with his sickness
            RPGs are not an excuse to fly your freak flag

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My RPGs are very theraputic.
    Going through the motions of generating rooms for dungeons, and populating those rooms with random stuff, then sending a hero to go through and just… see how she does.
    You should do something for you, sometimes.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All the other bs aside: because adult working people see their friends less.
    Therapy is just a friendship replacement for insufferable leftists.
    TTTPGs are an excuse to meet your friends so that’s when people talk about their issues.
    It’s not rocket science

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Like I don't wanna know what demons are coiling in your brain
    Buddy we are playing Wraith: The Oblivion.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *