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katakowsj  ·  256 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 'It's cool now': why Dungeons & Dragons is casting its spell again

It’s always been cool with me. I’ve only recently played with my eleven year old son (I bought him his first set last year), but I’m expecting that a RPG explosion is set to go off.

I’m a middle school math teacher in Michigan. We’ve been beat into the ground over standardized testing in the misguided rationale that standardized learning goals are predictive measures of student success. All while top businesses are searching far and wide for the [soft skills](https://fortune.com/2019/01/02/linkedin-2019-trends-skills-jobs/ ) that role playing games foster.

My son has just joined his 6th grade D&D club after school and is loving it. He’s learning and having more fun than he does playing Fortnite.