Why am I starting a RPG blog. Well, it's very simple.
I have time to blog, because I don't have anyone to play RPGs with.
There, I said it. I feel better now. Wait, no I don't.
Let me tell you a little about myself. I'm just over 40 years old, happily married, two kids, a good job, and basically a very comfortable and happy life. But, the big piece that is missing from my very normal life is my inability to enjoy my favorite hobby: role playing.
Oh, I'm trying. I still try to game with my buddies from high school. The only problem is that between the 4 of us, we have 9 kids under the age of 12 and we all have lives. If we are lucky (and I spend weeks planning), we might be able to game once a month.
With this track record, do you realize how many times I'll be able to role play before I die if we continue at this frequency. Oh, yea, I've done the math:
70 years old - 40 years old = 30 years x 12 months per year (carry the 1) x cosine 0.99985 = 360 game sessions
That is not enough.
The only activities that are getting me through this current drought are: working on game-related stuff (like this blog), playing video games (not the same), and running a play-by-post game on rpol.net (slow, and not the same). It's something, but there is still a huge hole in my yet-beating, RPG heart.
I forgot to mention the crying into my pillow every other night, but I don't know all of you well enough yet.
o.k., enough of my whining. In this blog, I plan to write about my favorite RPG right now (Savage Worlds) and continue to discuss my never-ending quest to game more. It must happen....
Does this problem sound familiar? Leave a comment and let me know.