I’m a nerd. How much of a nerd? I wrote my undergraduate thesis on Dungeons and Dragons. So, I can tell you with some authority that D&D is not a common hobby for the â€œIn crowdâ€ in high school. Honestly, it was not even that popular amongst nerds for a while. In recent years, â€œpen and paperâ€ and â€œlive action role playing gamesâ€ have seen a resurgence. There have been more teens buying books, attending cons and even playing in libraries. But what are Role Playing Games?