Live and Let Game

My path to gaming peace began with avoiding 4 words while thinking about, blogging, or discussing games:
  • Right--As in, "You are not playing that right."
  • Wrong--As in, "That is the wrong way to do a role-playing game."
  • Should--As in, "You play this game this way."
  • Shouldn't--As in, "You should play that game, it is not __________ (you fill in the blank)"
While I still find myself tempted to get sucked into gaming geek slapfests, what holds me back is the knowledge that gaming is about indulging personal preference, not holding to ideology. It also is about dice, being a dwarf, flying a space ship, and freeing the village of vampires. It is about fun and enjoying my time with my fellow gamers as we collectively leave the real world behind for a few hours. When I think about how cool that is (and at the same time, utterly silly), it is easy to live and let game.

What part of gaming brings you the most enjoyment?


  1. If I were a gamer, it would be both the fun and the friendships. The laughing and stuff like that.

    Just having a good go of it.

  2. I've learned in the last few years that gaming is one thing that I do where I completely forget about everything else. Even playing music doesn't create that, as fun as it is.

    As difficult as life can be and as nasty as the world usually is, why bring a bad attitude to gaming. It is a gift to have the ability to game and have great friends to game with.

  3. I totally agree with you, it is a gift. A darn good one.

    Regarding forgetting everything else, I have that when I jog. It's fantastic.