Nine years ago today, I was promoted to the supervisory ranks of the NYPD. I quickly realized it was more important to play the role of a boss that knew what he was doing then be a boss that was pretty unsure of himself and nervous as all heck out of fear of screwing things up.
Years of role playing, mostly from the DM's chair, sure came in handy in those early days. It wasn't that I hadn't used those skill previously, on the streets as a cop in the South Bronx, but I hadn't tried using those skills on my fellow officers. Those years of rolling dice have done me some great service over the years.
Of course, if I were growing up now, I'd be more likely to be honing my skills in MMORPGS or first person shooters. I'm sure I'd find some use for those skills, but for me, I prefer the skill-set that D&D gave me.
Go figure. D&D helped qualify me for life ;)
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