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
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 10:24 PM by jpatterson
For some months now I've been reading through the stories of H. P. Lovecraft. His concept of humans as insignificant motes of dust, hardly worth the attention of the older and more powerful inhabitants of the universe is really appealing to me. In most books, TV shows, and movies humans are major forces in these sort of conflicts; and in fact win more often than not. Its quite refreshing to see an approach where thats not the case.
This doesn't mean that humanity is defenseless