I'm not sure how it came up, but the other day I got to thinking about the many ways that playing tabletop role playing games has offered benefits elsewhere in life. I think its obvious how playing such games can increase your creativity and gives you another reason to be social, but it seems like the effect reach into a number of less obvious areas.
For example when pondering dastardly things to do yo players in my games, I tend to do best when engaged in some activity that needs
Thursday, April 14, 2011
(After playing Jennifer’s 7th Sea game with Rich, Don, Wendy, RedJen, Nathan, and Jenny from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday.)
The Tale of Raymondo Glim
After the battle, Fernando asked me what to do to heal the terrible head wound the Montaigne had accidently inflicted upon him. I told him I would recommend a potent poultice that would see to his cure within three days. I had planned to get the smelliest and nastiest weeds I could
“You sound quite afraid of this Drachenbergen!” Donald said.
“Afraid!” the man said.
He laughed loudly.
“I laugh in the face of danger!” he said.
“Then why do you have a 10-foot pole?” Donald asked.
“Because he is not an idiot, that’s why,” I said.
“Because if I fall and I trip over my own feet or over a root, that I could have avoided by tapping with a stick ahead of me ...” Albrecht said.
“Do ye need
The group decides to climb down off the butte and head toward the ruined temple to the west. They set out across the salt flat expecting to arrive at the temple in only a few hours. However, the simmering heat coming off of the salt flat made the ruin appear closer than it really was. After several extra hours of walking the group finally reaches the ancient crumbling temple. From a distance the group can see that a portion of the roof remains intact as do most of the edifices walls. They
Although not a game I prefer, this does show me and the majority of my gaming group, including ColdBard, playing Magic: The Gathering, April 11, 2011.
Me in the yellow. To my right is Ska Daddy the Nephilim. To his left is the Treant. In the foreground is TMI Cold Bard and hiding in the shadows like a ninja behind him is HobgobliRob.
Updated 04-14-2011 at 09:24 PM by jpatterson