08 August, 2016
#RPGaDay 7: What aspect of RPGs has had the biggest effect on you?
I never had much in the way of social skills as a kid. I understood the rules of social interaction, because I had watched them and decoded them, but I had never intenalised them or instinctively intuited them. Tabletop RPGs providd a liminal space for me to experiment with social interaction in a safe space where ramifications could be left in the zone of the game.
LARP was another step in the direction of internalising the concepts of social interaction.
I think the ultimate sign that RPGs dramatically affected my life is manifest in the fact that my wife of 13 years was met through a LARP.