Unapologetic, Obsessed Gamer

I’ve read a few blogs very recently where the posters are discussing taking a break from gaming — just not “feeling it.” Don’t get me wrong — I would never question their decisions or say you shouldn’t take a break if you want to — but reading those posts have made me realize something for myself, or about myself…

I can’t imagine doing that.

I’m a well adjusted enough fellow. I have a good social life. And I have interests that go beyond gaming… but gaming isn’t really just one of my hobbies — it is my hobby. I’ve been gaming since I was eight and in all the intervening years it’s been my number one pastime. I’m not really sure what my life would have been like without gaming.

That’s not to say that I haven’t been dissatisfied over the years, with a game here or a group there, but even if I let a game lapse sometimes I’m always writing about gaming or thinking about new campaigns or just plain creating… something… gaming related.

Gaming has brought me many of my best friends, many of my fondest memories, and I hope it will continue to do so for many years. Gaming can disappoint — it can be sad and frustrating. But ultimately, no matter what else I do with my time, I think I’ll spend many more years pretending to be imaginary people in imaginary places doing imaginary things…

…and I can’t wait.

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One response

  1. cauldronofevil | Reply

    Amen. I truly wish I could find anything else as interesting and entertaining, but everything else is just so…pedestrian.

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