25 June 2015

About Us Gamers

One of the most important things to me is narrative gaming. The term narrative is a loaded word and often people think it means very different things. Some people place narrative games in direct opposition to tournament games (an unfair assessment in my opinion). Generally it's accepted that the game being played has a story attached to it, but from there is diverges into several ways of going about it. Here's some interesting articles from around the internets that focus on the types out there.

What's awesome about this hobby (gaming in general) is the fact that we've reached a point where we can have an interesting introspective of ourselves as gamers. If we can be true to ourselves and know who we are and what we expect from games, we can head into this hobby seeking and achieving truly rewarding experiences.

So, here's a pair of articles on the subject, followed by a spot article on Narrative gaming, my personal favorite choice of gaming. Have a read and sound off below with your thoughts. Stay classy and enjoy!

Whose Turn Is It Anyways?
Player Psychographic Profiles
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Bell of Lost Souls
Safe, Sane and Consensual, or The Arrogance of Unacknowledged Playstyles

I'd like to close with a gamer doing awesome things. Here's Martin Bond's blog about using narrative gameplay to connect with his daughter.

The Garage Gamers
Narrative Gaming with Family

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