"Can you believe he would actually rather go out with a beautiful, intelligent young woman, than hang out in this ass-smelling basement with his best friends, on a Friday night playing adventure games and having belching contests? And all for the off chance he'll score too! Can you imagine that?"
"So … we're in the forest, right?"
[Quote from The Gamers, P&P RPG-parody]
It's sad that this scenario is actually reality for some people out there. Sometimes, I just want to grab them by their collar, shake them as hard as possible and scream into their faces what I really think.Stop
playing RPG whenever you meet. (Or at least play different RPGs from time to time!) There's more you could do than that and there's a real life out there. RPG is neither a reason, nor an excuse to stop taking care of it. RPG doesn't earn you any money, doesn't say anything about how great you are, how big your cock is or who loves you. It's a game, a hobby, fun. Not anybody's meaning of life. And if someone chooses to stop playing RPG, he is not a traitor in any way. If you are too lazy to have contact with someone beyond RPG sessions, then it's your
Also, stop mixing in-play and off-play. If my character betrays and insults your character, I do not
betray or insult you
. If you know something of importance off-play, do not
manipulate your in-play so you can profit from it. Character =/= you.
Get it. And - for fuck's sake - stop talking about RPG 24/7! That way you're excluding people who theoretically would love to talk with you, but just friggin' can't. Not like that.(Apart from that, "The Gamers" is really, really funny and you should watch it, if you're into Pen & Paper. ;))
Before anyone asks: no, nothing in particular happened, these are just a lot of pent-up thoughts that wanted to get out. And in other news: I PASSED ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. Yeah
baby. *dork dance*