Paean to pretending

Meanwhile, back at the keyboard, these writers claim they’ve been inspired  — even trained — in their craft by role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons.
Then there are the rare few who have made their careers in role playing games. Take Matt Forbeck, for one, who has D&D among his credits. 
Really, though, who can argue that a childhood spent imagining and pretending isn’t a childhood fit for a writer?

A Game as Literary Tutorial –