Friday, July 23, 2010
It's been a while since we had an old-fashioned discussion here on Jason Richards cannot be trusted, so I thought that today would be as good a day as any to take a stab at another one. I was a little curious as to exactly how many readers here regularly game with family. Do you game with a spouse? Kids? Siblings? Parents? I know that a lot of us get introduced to games through family, and I figure that most of us have good family gaming stories.
I'll give a couple of my family gaming tales below the fold, but in the meantime, feel free to drop a comment and share your stories and experiences with the class.
My wife, who is far too good for me and will someday catch on to that fact, is not a gamer of any sort despite my efforts. She'll tolerate playing Wii when we have company, but throwing dice is not her bag at all. She's a good sport, however, and tagged along with me to Indianapolis the first time that I went to Gen Con. I got her a one-day pass and she came with me to meet some of the Palladium guys and sit in on one of my games as an observer.
The second time she fell asleep, I dismissed has and allowed her to go shopping. I should have included more explosions in that session.
She did rather enjoy walking around the hall with me and seeing the sights. Gen Con isn't like SDCC, which is going on this week, but there are some interesting things to see. Mostly she enjoyed giggling at the less-than-impressive cosplayers out there, dressed in their intimidating Deadpool pajamas, proving again that she's just the girl for me.