Think I’m going to need a couple stiff drinks before I work up the nerve. I dipped my toes into the forum games earlier this year and I didn’t acquit myself well. I’d probably be a nervous wreck. Still, I don’t know if you play or are interested in the Life is Strange games, but the first episode of the prequel, the one that just came out a month or so ago, has a bit where you can come across a couple people putting an adventure together and they ask you to join in. And you can accept, and kind of wing your way through a D&D type adventure. And I have to say, while it may not be representative of “real” RPG experience, it actually made it seem like a lot of fun. I never really understood before, and I probably don’t now, but I did appreciate it.
Anyway, I just now finished the podcast and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Fun to get a glimpse into an experience I know virtually nothing about. It’s kind of weird, really, how pen and paper RPGs have just eluded me. Funny thing is, I own source books for several games, mainly because they looked interesting and were fun to thumb through. Like, I’ve got a couple GURPS books that provide fictional background and fleshing out of the OGRE and Car Wars universes. They’re pretty cool! I also have a bunch of old Star Trek RPG campaigns that seemed like they’d be fun to play, but alas. I don’t know anyone who ever played that.
But cool stuff, glad I finally made time to listen. I’m so far behind on the games and the movie podcasts and I used to be quite the loyal listener. Back to it!