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Wednesday, August 28, 2013


As some of my favorite RPG titles are celebrating their 20th anniversary, it gives me pause to reflect over the last almost 3 decades I've spent with role playing games.

If I hadn't gotten in to RPG's...

  • I would not have met most of the people I currently or have called friend. (For the good or bad)

  • I would never have experienced LARP. (For the good or bad)

  • I wouldn't have gotten interested in CCG's.

  • No going overboard on collecting CCG's like Magic: The Gathering, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Wars, Jyhad/Vampire: The Eternal Struggle and (to a lesser extent at one time) Yu-Gi-Oh.

  • I probably wouldn't have survived the times of unemployment I have gone through since I wouldn't have had the books to sell to pay the bills.

  • I'd probably have a larger comic book collection. (The extra $$ I would have from not buying RPG books has to go somewhere, right?)

  • I wouldn't have to break my back moving my book collection when I've moved.

  • I would have so much extra space on my hard drives from not having so many RPG books in digital format.

  • I wouldn't have had such a great creative outlet for my ideas.

  • I wouldn't have a little, dark piece of guilt about Creative Pastimes going out of business.

  • I probably wouldn't have had as much fun in my life as I've actually had.

  • I wouldn't have this blog to post items like this. :-)

All-in-all, I have no huge regrets from getting into role playing. In my life, the PRO's outweigh the CONs.

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