RPG-a-Day 2018 Day 10: How has gaming changed you?
Without gaming I probably wouldn’t be the person I am today. It gave me a social environment that allowed me to come out of my shell, let me grow as a person surrounded by like-minded people who were going through the same process. It gave me a place where I could be weird, loud, awkward or whatever without the fear of ridicule or judgement. It gave me a hobby that challenged me strategically, intellectually, creatively and emotionally. It has provided an outlet for my frustrations during tough times, a place to work through personal issues in a safe place and somewhere to retreat to during times of stress. It gave me access to a community of people with similar interests, many of whom I have gone on to be my closest and longest serving friends. It has been responsible for some of my fondest memories and greatest experiences thoughout my life.
So that’s day 10 done, possibly a little deeper than I thought it’d be, but hey, that’s the fun of these questions. Day 11 looks at the wildest character name I’ve come up with…
Until next time, you can use the comments to share how gaming has changed you. As ever, you can find all the previous RPG-a-Day articles here, you can follow me @bargtheogre on Twitter, or check out the Inside the Ogre’s Cavern podcast at @itocpodcast