thread: 2005-11-28 : Closeted

On 2005-11-28, Jay Loomis wrote:

Though I work among computer geeks, I still find it hard to talk about gaming. Other weird things that I do have connections to things people relate to.

I can talk to my boss about black powder because he likes guns and can relate even if he doesn't get it.

I can talk to most of my coworkers about blacksmithing because it is artisinal craft, which they can relate to.

Nobody who isn't a roleplayer can relate to it. Even those who are can often be a bummer:

Me: I played a roleplaying game this weekend.
Sample Geek: Oh yeah? Dewd, I've got this 18th level elven ranger with a +4 sword of wankity wank. And he's sooo cool because...


This makes BR go "Yea. My worry isn't that they won't get it, it's that they will."
And then tell me about their character.

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