Thursday, December 27, 2018
Out With The New! In With The Old! - 3
Yes, this is all a lot of work, and one heck of a way to spend my much-needed vacation. But, the way I look at it, it's a return to what I like in gaming, and the way we used to game back in Ye Olden Dayes when somebody would announce that they we're hosting a game at their (usually long-suffering parents') house or apartment, invite people to play, and we'd all get together for an afternoon and evening of (literally) fun and games.
I miss that 'social aspect' of gaming. I've been seeing a lot of games at the FLGS or conventions where people come in, sit down, play The Game, and then leave right afterwards.
Hospitality is also an apparently lost art. I was asked, quite seriously, at some friends' game event why I'd be handing out snacks and refreshment if a) I wasn't playing, and b) wasn't part of the group. I replied "Because this is what friends do for friends" and got a very baffled look.
So, I am very deliberately turning back the clock to a very different time and place. I'm also turning the clock forward, with the new Windows 10 machine and Skype, to bring more friends into the game room for more fun. And games. Lots and lots of games. :)