Is Dungeons & Dragons "lame"?

Is Dungeons & Dragons "lame" in the context of teenagers playing it? I was talking to someone the other day and he looked at me disappointedly when I mentioned I played D&D. He said it's super nerdy and "lame." I already knew it was considered a nerdy hobby, but I am a little self conscious about it after that conversation. Am I too old to be playing D&D? Is it really that cringey? Personally, I think it's fun and I'm usually very comfortable doing my own thing as long as it makes me happy.
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I love the overwhelmingly positive response. Thank you! I don't know why I second-guessed myself. I'm so happy I'm not the only one here who thoroughly enjoys and appreciates D&D.
Wow! Guess what I just found out! The same guy I talked to who made me feel bad about playing D&D just told me he started playing it, too. He joined a campaign and everything. I just thought that was great and wanted to share that with you all.

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  • Dungeons and Dragons is the best game ever invented. I've been playing and DMing since 1989 myself.
    Yes, it's nerdy. However that's one of the key things that makes it so fun.

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  • It's a cool game, I just wish I played it more. D&D is the kind of game that is just... it's fun. It's like being a part of the fantasy worlds you read about in books. As a book lover I likewise really enjoy D&D.

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    • It IS fun! As a creative individual who enjoys drawing, writing, and reading, I also find it enjoyable to participate in and input my own ideas into a fantasy world.

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    • That's an awesome idea!

    • Also... the world I built has a three sided compass.

  • You can't be too old for a game that only gets better when you're an adult. Most children don't know words like "eviscerate" or "inebriated", but those are the words that take adult D&D to the next level. And also it's a game designed to let you do almost literally whatever you want from a design perspective, so you could make it for a 3 year old or a 43 year old. And it isn't as nerdy and lame as people give it credit for, that's just an old stereotype that has stuck with the brand even though people accept that being nerdy isn't awful anymore. Critical Role and The Adventure Zone are good examples of how fantastic and fun the stories can be. People only think it's cringey because they haven't heard of accidentally proposing to a dragon or giving an orc barbarian a reacharound. It's just about having a good time with friends.

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    • Yes! I love the quirky, funny events in D&D. My friends and I have so many inside jokes from playing D&D. From distracting a monster with a magical rubber chickens to befriending someone by throwing an ax at them, it always gives us something to laugh about :)

  • Not lame at all. Hell of a lot less lame that what a lot of people do for fun. Sitting around with a group of friends going on some epic adventure is a hell of a lot better than sitting in your mom’s basement playing world of Warcraft with strangers all day.

    Ever watch E. T? at the start of the movie, when Eliot set out the candies for E. T. his cool older brother and his jock friends sat around the table playing D&D. always thought it was kind of funny how it went from being a cool thing to “lame” in some people’s eyes. Don’t worry about it. the guy is probably just some Noob.

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    • I watched it when I was very little so I don't remember that particular scene, but I'll take your word for it. I'll definitely keep going on epic adventures no matter what! :)

    • If you aren't familiar with to check out critical role on YouTube.

    • Okay, I will. Thanks!

  • Never played it but had some good ass laugh when talking about it on VR chat

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  • It may be considered nerdy for a reason, but that isn't a bad thing. I have been playing D&D for years with the same group of friends and we all still enjoy it.

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  • I used to jokingly male fun of my brother for it because it's stereotypically played by a lot of geeks lol. It is a kinda geeky game in my opinion but if someone enjoys it so what?

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  • DnD may not be for everyone, it takes a lot of patients, time, amd emagination to play. Peolle that call it lame maybe only gave it 5 minnutes and looked on how thick the books are and was intimidated by it.
    Its all about your emagination, making your character real in your mind, creating the world they live in from the I formation from the story. The misfortunes of rolling a critical 1 instead of a max 21 and the difference of 1 shotting a dragon that could eat you. Or just being eaten.
    It may sound lame to some, but thsy just lack the patients to play such an in-depth game that isn't limited by the voice acting, multi million dollar budget, or the skills of an animation team

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  • Who cares what you do for fun it is your life. It was really none of his business but I think most people would be cool with it.

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  • All I am saying is Vin Diesel plays D&D
    If it's good for Vin, it's good for anyone xD

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  • I still like D&D and so do some of my coworkers. I was into that stuff when in high school too.

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  • Stop letting others decide things for you to enjoy. If you like to play it, play it.

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  • It's really fun.

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  • Hey if you like it then it's not lame it's a hobby just like any other, maybe show him how to play and it could be fun for both of you, if not then oh well just keep being you.

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    • Aw, thanks! I love the way you put that. This is kind of an old question of mine so I've already selected MHO, sorry. But thank you for your input! :)

    • Of course aha

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