Online Gaming #Board Games #RPG #TTRPG #gaming

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This is a short one. I really love that there’s technology available for people to play long-distance. It allows you to reconnect with friends or make new ones. It also proved very useful in the pandemic. We all know these things, but they just don’t matter to me. I hate online gaming.

Gaming is a social affair. It’s about sitting around a table, eating pizza, drinking Mountain Dew, and rolling a physical set of dice. I’ve done it online, and at times it was better than nothing, but only barely. I’m forced to do it again this weekend, as a player in my new home game will be dialing in from out of state. Our first session was about a month ago, and I don’t want to put this one off any further, but I just don’t like it. On the other hand, I like having online hangouts with friends. Perhaps the difference is that I grew up with a telephone that allowed for (quasi-)hanging out when not in person, but gaming has always in person. 

Whatever the reason, it’s just how I feel. I don’t expect you to feel the same way. It’s not an objective truth, so as with all things, YMMV. 

And that was your purely destructive post for the day.

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Happy birthday, Alissa. R.I.P.

One thought on “Online Gaming #Board Games #RPG #TTRPG #gaming

  1. Concur. I’ve participated in a bunch of online games during the pandemic as both a player and DM. I’ve generally enjoyed it, but it doesn’t evoke the feelings of enjoyment that playing at a table with people does.

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