For those of you unfamiliar with The Escapist, they are a website promoting advocacy of the game we love the most.
For a few years now they have been advocating to publicly advocate reading RPG books in public places and taking the photos of yourself reading these books in public.
I thought to myself: "Quelle idée géniale!" and decided to participate by:
a. Writing about this awesome sounding idea on my blog site,
b. Taking a photo of myself reading something RPG related,
c. Help dispel the stigma attached to RPG games and gaming in general by helping promote an event such as this one.
What a lot of people around the world do not seem to understand, is that RPGs are not Satan's choice of drugs, but that role-playing is actually: "an engaging and intellectually stimulating activity that promotes teamwork, problem solving, and creative thinking" - The Escapist.
Not only does it promote all of these things, but through experience I have found the game to improve one's critical thinking. I have been hosting it at the school for over 4 years to date and it is still one of the largest extra curricular activities in the school.
The game is pure geekness; so what? If that is the worst thing that could be said about the game or a person, then so be it. No one is going to take their lives, no one is going to worship Satan. Everything that is heard out there is pure nonsense.
|Preparing for The Elder Elemental Eye|
Some light reading. I once brought my minis to school for D&D Encounters one week and my students think that I play with dolls.
I laugh out loud when students call me a geek; 'Thanks for the compliment!' I say all the time. The D&D group for awhile was called the 'Geek Squad' and the 'Nerd Herd'. Great names!!
This project "Read an RPG Book in Public Week" runs 3 times this year:
March 4th - 10th, 2012
July 22nd - 28th, 2012
September 30th - October 6th, 2012
If you want more information visit the Escapist's "Read an RPG Book in Public Week" page.
The Escapist seem on an initial glance to be a top notch site. More to come on this matter later.
I thought this photo was really cute.
Drop a comment to tell me if you are going to participate this week or for any of the weeks to come. Send me some of your photos at firstname.lastname@example.org or post some of your own, just let me know; that would be cool!!
Happy read an RPG in Public Week!!
Have a 20ft radius burst participating,