Great article. As a long time gamer who knows the many possibilities for learning and growth associated with role playing games, I started a nonprofit company that develops educational live action role playing games for education: http://seekersunlimited.com/
My favorite game is Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu, which has had a much bigger impact not just on the games I enjoy but on my life in general, than I could have ever imagined.
Hey Aaron, I hope you don't mind but I just posted a link about your organisation on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a business networking site but we have an RPG hobby networking group there - for people developing their potential business contacts through their hobby. This group has been more active than the other 50 business-focused groups I have been a member of. The hobby is conducive to getting to know people and through that networking finding more beneath the surface I suppose.
Anyways, if you are on LinkedIn and want to see your promo, here is the link to it: http://tinyurl.com/linkedinRPG
@RA_Whipple I'm glad you posted the URL. I am in a few LinkedIng groups and hadn't known of that one. I just requested to join. Some other folks I already know through other places are already there.
You're very welcome. Don't keep the resource to yourself. The group gets better through use and new members/ideas.
It's funny but, to show some personality, people put Chess club or movie buff or Skiing on their resume but they baulk at RPGs, which has the game theory of chess, the erudite interests of a movie buff and the discussion of physical skill sets - more esoteric and metaphysical than the act of skiing but certainly abstract conceptualization is useful at work.
Moreover, as with any group, you do get to meet people and get a sense of "can I trust this person" after playing with them over time. For all the transferable benefits and skills RPGs feature, this is a nice way to network and you never know where, on a business network, your connections may take your career.