Friday explores the boom of role-playing games in the UAE
Welcome to the universe of tabletop role playing games – a geeky hobby whose popularity in the UAE is going through the roof. It’s a hobby that lets a journalist become a powerful sorceress armed with a quarterstaff, a dagger and cool runic tattoos for three hours. A hobby that allows you to do anything.
‘Well, not ‘anything’. Only if it makes sense in the world of the mythos,’ our Games Master Jérôme Devie says, pointing out what gamers call ‘the rule of cool’. I’ve joined him and six other members of the Gulf Role-Playing Community (GRC) at the Geeky Lizard – a gaming store in Jumeirah’s Al Ghazal mall.