No matter how hard it gets promoted by wizards of the coast or their media outlets, the point of D&D is not to make you more mentally ill. Fantasy games like Dungeons and Dragons are there to provide a little fun going around and slaying evil creatures.
It’s very clear from the original game what it’s supposed to be, one only has to venture to the source material of Appendix N to see what the point is. It’s a game to write your own fantasy novels with a party. You’re supposed to get your stats, figure out your class, roll dice, and kill orcs.
But over the last few years these companies have tried to push anyone normal out of the hobby, much like every other hobby as “Geek Culture” as they dub it has taken over. They’ve embraced all the terms like geek, nerd, dork, which are all inherently negative words, and once they added that to their identities, they wanted to cater toward the craziest elements of society.
It never made much sense. As a company, most of these people don’t have much disposable income to spend on these products. One should be focused on revamping an image so parents get their kids playing these games. But no parent wants their children in some weird sexualized fetish environment where they’re “exploring gender.”
In fact, in no way are these games supposed to translate to your real life to where you think you’re a tiefling or a mage. That would be insanity.
All this does is push these games into further and further niche categories to where it makes it impossible for the majority of people to even want to interact. And yet as we’ve seen they’re pushing harder than ever with removing “racial stereotypes” of fantasy races, that’s right, fake creatures are triggered, from their games and making ADA compliant dungeons.
We need an alternative gaming hobby.