I think this not only makes tabletop a more inclusive space for people who are adjacent to it but might not have gotten into it because of its cottage-cheese stereotype, but for people who might never have tried roleplaying to begin with. I got to give a seminar at a conference about tabletop recently, and the people who sat down with me were like, the last people you’d expect: both older and younger academics.
Sometimes, when I teach writing, the surprise on the kids’ faces at obvious stuff (what do you mean I can change grammar?) is pretty amazing. That’s what I encountered here–specifically one older woman who was Scandinavian, and just seemed amazed that I was able to confidently tell her (you know, for however much that’s worth) that yes, tabletop could be used to teach people about not only climate change, but prospective methods for combating it.