>Dixon Trimline recently posted an editorial on Stuffer Shack that really spoke to me. You can read the whole thing here; what follows is a brief excerpt.
If I may speak for my group, you should know that we introverts wouldn’t mind being the friendly, chatty, genial life-of-the-partiers, but we just can’t. We lack that gene. And I had the added benefit of suspecting that maybe, just maybe, all those people didn’t really want to talk to me anyway. Finally, I had a found a forum where I could be better, different, clever, funny, charismatic, witty, and important. […]
[…] Forever, I’ve been looking for the game that not only allowed me to be someone better than I am, but also afforded me the opportunity to develop relationships that were formed and forged in fire and blood. I’ve never wanted the center stage, because it’s way too lonely out there under all those lights. I want to be part of a unit, a unit where the individuals rely and depend on each other completely, where success requires everyone giving everything they have. My favorite memories from any of the games I’ve ever played were the back-to-back scenes, the we’re-in-this-together scenes, the lean-on-me-and-we’ll-get-out-of-here scenes.
That, right there, that’s what this hobby is all about. Thanks, Dixon, for summing it up so perfectly.