Have you ever been knocked out of a story’s flow due to a current event-style reference? This was a concern when writing my first science fiction novel.
What’s the benefit of reading fantasy/science fiction over watching it? Does the movie of your favorite series add or detract from your love of the story?
It is said: “Write what you know.” How do you write a cruel villain if you’ve never acted in such a manner? That’s where RPG experience can be a benefit!