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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Would getting a master's of divinity make me a better Dungeons & Dragons DM?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17698points) December 20th, 2015

Or a better story teller?

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ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I kinda doubt it. Some classes in creative writing and reading fiction may.

Seek's avatar

You can get a Doctor of Divinity degree for $20 and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. It will not help you with anything except allow you to perform weddings in some states.

Buttonstc's avatar

You’re kidding, right?

What does one have to do with the other?

LostInParadise's avatar

I am trying to piece together your reasoning. Maybe it is something like this:

How can I meet people? I could start up a D&D group as the DM. I have never played D&D. How can I get trained for being a DM? I think a DM is something like a pastor. Maybe it would help if I went to divinity school.

Have you followed through on your idea of joining a church? That would be a better way of meeting people.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Would going to jail make you a better Grand Theft Auto player?

Thammuz's avatar

How…? What…? I am lost.

Zaku's avatar

Hopefully, if this question isn’t (as I tend to suspect) a joke, and if you’re interested enough in religious studies and role-playing games to want to know this question, at some point you will find a game with more interesting religious content than D&D, such as Aquelarre… or GURPS Religion .

But if you are dead-set on D&D, reading and education tend to help game-master skills for any RPG, as discussed on this other forum

CorneliusHerkermer's avatar

Not trying to trivialize your question or to be a smart aleck but if you got a bona-fide Masters of Divinity you would probably not even play Dungeons and Dragons.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@CorneliusHerkermer I think the OP is looking at as a way to understand symbolism and allegory.

Zaku's avatar

@Tropical_Willie If so, then I’d wonder if he knows how very literal and non-metaphorical D&D generally is. For your theoretical OP, I might suggest a Literature degree instead. ... and again, to play a more interesting RPG. Our college RPG group was playing GURPS and Ars Magica…

Thammuz's avatar

@Tropical_Willie @Zaku and even if it weren’t the case, semiotics and literature might be better choices regardless.

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