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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

Telling Stories: Safe and sound

I would really like to tell a story wherein the roleplaying community is notably different from the raiding community or the PvP community or any other community and isn’t filled with all sorts of creepy players who will make you want to stop playing altogether. 1,188 more words

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