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Telling Stories: This is the world we live in

Here’s the funny thing about games: at one point, I realized that my shaman in World of Wacraft was essentially a superhero.  She summoned fire, lightning, and wind to do her bidding.  1,105 more words

Gaming Culture

Telling Stories: Three big memories (and why they stand out)

Over the years, I’ve done a lot of roleplaying.  So much so that honestly, I don’t remember most of it.

I don’t mean this in the sense that I’m not paying attention, just that roleplaying enough means that things are slowly going to fade into memory.  1,166 more words


Telling Stories: Playception

I do not know why it is that people like the idea of putting on a play in-character.  Seriously, couldn’t tell you.  It’s kind of ridiculous, you’re… 1,199 more words

Online Games

“Beginnings between strangers are always the most interesting part of a story for me. Like, let’s take the most basic example of this, when you meet solid couples the natural question is always: “how did you two meet?” Because the rest is a given.

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On being real.

I follow a variety of blogs on Facebook, and my favorite – hands down – is Diary of a Mom. I don’t know a lot of family blogs that have that same combination of love, respect, and word-magic. 844 more words

Mental Illness

Telling Stories: Roleplaying is stressful

Here’s the thing about roleplaying – a lot of people who have never done it have very strong ideas about what it entails, which are usually some mixture of well-meaning and wrong.  1,242 more words

Gaming Culture

Telling Stories

I’m sitting next to Frank at our weekly gourd band practice. Frank is a journalist. He writes a local history column for the paper in his Kentucky town. 598 more words

And So It Goes