Personal blog about gaming and other interests. A lot of D&D 5e posts here.
Gaming is to blame for everything in my life.
It teased my curiosity about the world, then pressured me to meet new people and share experiences with them. It fed my addiction to storytelling, compelled me to draw out people’s emotions, gently manipulate them, then put them back in a way they would tell their friends about for years. It forced me to read about culture, and history, and mythology, and science, and religion, and forensics, and linguistics. It relentlessly bullied me into becoming a better writer and then pressured me to introduce it to other people. One game is even directly responsible for my ability to do math.
Gaming just wouldn’t mind its own business, even when I moved to a new school. I was vulnerable and alone and intimidated and awkward, and some stranger heard me mention it at the lunch table and we haven’t stopped talking for thirty years.
Gaming has drawn the most intelligent, creative, kind, giving and supportive people into my life and I just can’t get rid of them.
Don’t let this happen to you