Monday, February 4, 2013

Calm Down, Relax, & Enjoy Yourself



D&D and RPGs in general have a tendency to attract very exacting rule abiding people. While this in and of itself is not a big deal it can make playing a relaxing game where the players, and yes even the DM, do not know every single nuanced rule a bit unpleasant. To illustrate the often absurd way gamers can often get Lore Sjöberg over at Wired (back in 2008) has written up a rather amusing article showing how cookbooks are similar to D&D rule book but if everyone who cooked approached cookbooks the way D&D rulebooks were often approached, well, just read the article. It's hilarious, true, and also kinda sad.

Killjoy Cooking With the Dungeons & Dragons Crowd by Lore Sjöberg

Remember to have fun and not take it all so seriously.