Monday, February 3, 2014
"We are often told that gaming, as well as most recreational activities, exist as an ‘escape.’ Common wisdom says that role-playing exists to offer a distraction from the so-called real world—but I would argue this strenuously. What matters is not what we fly from, but what we fly towards. A frivilous activity may cause us to forget for a time, but an activity that absorbs our consciousness, that we pursue with a will, that we set upon as a journey or as a vocation, because it is what we would do had we the resources to do this thing and nothing else does not rely upon an outer existence to be avoided. I do not role-play because my life is awful; my life is wonderful, and yet I role-play because I love to role-play."