Sunday, September 30, 2012

Read an RPG in Public Week September 30th - October 6th, 2012

It is that time of year once again for those of you who are avid RPG gamers to submit your photos during this 3rd installment of read an RPG in Public week.

It runs from September 30th to October 6th, 2012.  Participate and show your love for RPG's by reading one in public and getting someone to take your photo while you are reading one.

The Escapist. WHAT?

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 really involved in public play lately and it is incredibly popular with people ranging from ages 15 - 50.

This is the only photo I have right now of something I am reading in public.  I have to take one at some point, but until I can post it, please enjoy the books I am reading on a daily basis.

The products I won at GenCon proudly displayed.

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.

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.

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 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,