thread: 2005-11-28 : Closeted

On 2005-11-29, Tim Koppang wrote:

The more I work on designing games, and the older I get, the less I worry about "outing" my gaming self to the world. Nonetheless, I still feel the occasional twinge of fear. What helps me is my girlfriend. She's very supportive, and also totally oblivious to the fear so many roleplayers harbor. So she openly discusses the projects I'm working on. Sometimes I take it all in stride, and I'm happy to make an attempt at describing the hobby to non-gamers. Other times I want to slink away. Still other times, I find myself worrying that her explanation (or my own) of what roleplaying is doesn't quite convey the message; and then I fear being labeled as some whack-job D&D player. Either way, it helps to have someone else blaze a trail where you might otherwise be timid.


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