So tonight one of my (advanced, native-English-speaking) tutoring students asked me if I knew how to play D&D.
We were doing a writing prompt using Rory's Story Cubes (great for teachers, let me tell you) and he asked about dice in general. I pulled my dice bag out of the pouch it lives in (since my work bag is also my laptop bag for game). I showed him the collection I use for gaming. I told him some of them were from my old D&D sets, since I play RPGs although I don't play the current version of D&D.
And he asked me if I can teach him to play D&D.
Yes, yes I can.
Heh. I told him about my three faves: GURPS Lite, Swords & Wizardry Complete, and Basic Fantasy Role-Playing. And that I'd teach him one (probably GURPS, maybe BFRP) and show him some books next time. I forgot to mention Labyrinth Lord, but I may bring it. He took down GURPS Lite and S&W in his notes to go check out, and he'll try to go look them up before next week. He's not allowed to play video games, so he's way into the idea of an imagination-and-reading based game.
Naturally, I'm also going to bring GURPS Martial Arts, because, hey, it's nice to have a book with your name on it.
But yeah, maybe if we've got a spare 10 minutes next time after essays and grammar, I'll show him the basics. I'd rather play GURPS, but it might be easier for him to run Basic Fantasy Role-Playing . . . and maybe I can get him running games for his friends after I show him the ropes.
Can I teach you to play D&D? Heck yeah.