Role Playing Gamers: A Short Rant
by Tod Underhill
I think that it is a
shame how poorly gamers are looked upon by much of society. I would hope that there are others who feel as I do and would work to help improve our image as a whole. Discourage, when possible, those who are “fitting
the stereotype.” There are those of us who lead professional lives outside of game days and cons. There are doctors, lawyers, bankers, engineers, and educators. Yes, there are those of us who don’t fit the
stereotypes. I also understand that gaming is a hobby often taken up by those seeking some relief from reality. They have terrible jobs (or no jobs), they may be poor college students looking for some type of
cheap evening entertainment (chips, sodas, and some borrowed books) ...they may just be the misunderstood.
I am aware of all this.
But come on people: DON’T RUIN IT FOR EVERYONE!