I have played lots of Rifts, TMNT, Earthdawn, Shadowrun, D&D, Imagine, and (I am sad to say) changeling (it was during my goth stage).
Let me see how I do.Originally Posted by Goshin
One guy used to be vehemently anti-homosexual, now he's a pre-op tranny. Go figure. He's living with another guy that used to be in the group. Said second guy has gotten fired from several jobs because instead of doing what he was supposed to do, he'd go hang out at the game store while on the clock.
Then there's my brother-in-law who has a dead-end job, still lives with his parents and he's almost 50. Never had a girlfriend in his life. Doesn't want one.
Then there's my best friend who, likewise, has never had a girlfriend, but at least he has a college education. Never had a full-time job though, he spent the last decade caring for his parents who are both now dead and he can't get any sort of job. Has lots of dreams, all of them ridiculous.
The only one I never see and don't want to is one guy who was about as ignorant as they come. His major claim to stupidity was the argument that light ought to cut you in half. Yes, he was that stupid.
And then there's my wife, who was a part of the group for a little bit before we started going out, mostly because she had nothing better to do. Once we got together, we both dropped out. Never really missed it either.
Never really got into tabletop or pen & paper RPGs, got into LARP though - ran some and played some when I was at my previous college - once I get out of community college and return to the 4-year college life, I'll be running some more in between my studies.
One of my friends, who ran the first LARP I played, helped me co-write one I am working on editing and eventually getting published - a slapstick/cartoon fantasy genre game [if one exists - ah hell, if one didn't before, it does now ], the first rulebook for which was written and printed out 2 years ago next week for playtesting.
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My original gaming group...
My DM was relatively popular in High School, playing football and baseball his freshman year till he messed up his knee. Went onto a private college, member of a fraternity, now works a semi-professional job.
One player was a star wrestler who went on to become valedictorian of our class and went to Harvard followed by MIT for engineering while wrestling in college as well.
Another player was yet another star wrestler who ended up going the ROTC route while in college and trying out for the Seals (breaking his ankle on the second to last day) and currently is an officer serving in Iraq with I believe doing demolitions.
One I don't really speak to anymore and have no idea what happened to him, but he was a jackass anyways.
And the final one...okay, he lives in his parents basement still, after graduating with a comp sci degree, while he works at a Kroger. He's the former DM's brother.
Okay, so not all of them are hits lol.
It wasn't until college that I first heavily got introduced to the stereotypical gamer. But I learned that lesson quick when I sent out a message trying to find people who'd be interested to play...and the first person that shows up to the game is wearing, I **** you not, an actual cloak.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
I think I also sported the stick-on Blade clan tattoos from the movie theater when it was vogue.
I dressed up more for laser-tag than for gaming, though.