#RPGaDay 2018: Day 1 – What do you love about RPGs?

It’s that time of the year again.

#RPGaDay is an awesome event and I always enjoy answering its questions. So of course I’ll participate this year as well, and this time I’m only one day late. Without further ado, let’s begin.

The first day’s question asks what we love about RPGs. It would be easier to say what’s not to love about RPGs but I’ll try to keep it short.

RPG-a-Day 2018

Connect with people

Sometimes meeting new people is hard, at least for me. There’s this aura of awkwardness you can feel surrounding you and it’s not easy to do something about it.

Enter RPGs. Meeting new people while doing something you all like is so much easier. I even have a really fresh example for this. Last week I played D&D for the first time at my LGS. I went with a friend but the DM and the other three players were complete strangers. I didn’t feel weird at all, it was like I knew them.

Disconnect from reality

Sometimes you need to leave your problems behind and have your mind relax. When I play, I put my anxiety in my bag of holding, I forget all my problems, and I have three hours of fun.

Let’s tell a story

When you play you tell a story with your friends. But that’s not where it ends. This is no fixed story just like in books. You are inside the story, giving it shape and altering it as you go. This is much more appealing to many because they can do what they couldn’t do in books and video games, which is to take real control over the protagonist and do what they think it’s more fit in each situation.

GMing is fun on a whole other level

At least for me, GMing is another reason I like RPGs. I love creating and GMing is exactly that. I once created a couple of pumpkin monsters(big pumpkin and smaller pumpkins) and had the time of my life when my player’s were trying to fight them. I got into cartography because of GMing and it has ended up as one of the best ways for me to relax. Creating worlds is fun and you get an amazing feeling when your players explore them.

And these are only a few reasons why I love RPGs. I won’t say more because I want to keep this short so that you won’t fall asleep reading it. I’d love to hear the reasons you love RPGs.

And until next time, have fun!

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