The Underground RPG/Franken-Gamer Credo

This has bounced around inside my head for a while. I’ve made similar rants on previous posts and I’ll try to bring a bunch of those ideas together here.

Let’s face it too many people are worried about what game others play and/or how they play it. Sure there are games I don’t like. I don’t like to rant about those until something really starts to tick me off. There’s plenty styles I don’t like. Doesn’t me you can’t play that way. It means that I don’t want to.

I’m also starting develop a little theory. There’s the kind of person who will scroll right by something they don’t like and won’t buy and that’s pretty much the end of it. Then there’s the kind person who doesn’t like something and doesn’t want anyone else to have the option of deciding for themselves. This doesn’t mean that everything is OK. It doesn’t mean that there aren’t bad actors out there. Things shouldn’t be a total ick fest. But I think a few have gone too far with name calling and bitching.

So here go:

  • Play whatever games that you want with whomever want and have fun without apologies.
  • Make whatever house rules that you want. Take rules from other games and fold spindle and mutilate them to your liking. If a rule doesn’t work at your table. Change it. You do not need the any one’s permission.
  • Spend more time supporting and talking about the things you like rather than the games and people you don’t like.

I know I’m missing a few bits and subtleties here. But in a way, that’s the point. Think for yourself. Do it your way.

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