why_play.jpgWhy play RPGs? Why spend hours reading books and preparing for games? Why belong to a community that is both so hostile and welcoming at the same time?

Believe it or not it is a question I ask myself very often.

Why bother with a hobby in which a dissenting voice is shut down instead of welcome with healthy debate? Why am I in a hobby that still has strides to walk in terms of inclusivity and diversity? A hobby in which some attempts at said inclusivity and diversity are met with brutal opposition by people who refuse to widen their perspectives?

And, you know… sometimes I wish to quit.

But I don’t.

And i am sure I am not the only human being in this position. We keep going.

Jim and I explore the reasons why we are still here. And why we are likely to continue for a long, long time.

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