I am joined this episode by Eric Roth, a veteran tabletop player that was born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita. I first learned about Eric and his story of using games like Dungeons & Dragons for social connection through a brief video package that was picked up by a local news station in town.
I reached out to Eric, and he was kind enough to agree to an interview. In the episode, Eric talks about growing up with a physical disability and how that limited his activities and hobbies. He speaks about being introduced to Dungeons & Dragons 18 years ago, and how that has allowed him to develop social skills and confidence.
He discusses how other players and organizations can welcome players with disabilities into the hobby – such as allowing extra time and space for new players to be comfortable at the table. He also contemplates what it would be like for a character with a physical disability to be featured on the cover of a future D&D manual. He speaks about his eagerness for the upcoming Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica and how he thinks the setting from Magic: The Gathering will inspire great D&D games.
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