I ask this for two reasons. Primarily because I have a research paper that I wish to do on the tabletop RPG culture. And also because of personal interest in game design and improvisation.
I wanted to ask a few questions: 1.) Why are dice used in tabletop RPGs and what is their significance to you?
2.) How do you get into the mood for a game session? What do you do to prepare for a session?
3.) Do any of the paraphernalia (rulebooks, dice, or maps) mean anything to you?
4.) What does role-playing mean to you? Do you fully immerse yourself into the character? 5.)How would you describe the importance of the GM or DM?
6.)How do you use stats to tell your story?
7.)If you've been a GM many times, what strategies did you use to achieve immersion with your players? How important is storytelling to you and what would describe as an ideal GM/player?
I don't know if these are the best questions to ask but they're the ones that come to mind. This information would be helpful so please be descriptive and if you have any questions I'll try my best to answer them