What aspect of RPGs has had the most effect on you?
The best thing about RPGs is the social aspect. People coming together to tell a story together and have a great time. RPGs have always filled a social need in my life. Playing at a friend’s house. Playing at camp since I wasn’t much into sports. Telling stories with like-minded individuals in high school. Playing with groups of great people in college, since the party scene was never my thing.
It’s how I feel about tabletop gaming in general, but RPGs tend to bring out the fantastical in people. It transforms a basement/bedroom/living room into a completely different world. The players become more than just kids/teens/adults. They’re heroes. They’re villains. They comrades or foes. In the end, they’re all part of the story.
It’s all about the people. It’s all about sharing those good times.
Media personality Rob Kalajian has been a staple in the board game world for many years. As a former writer for Purple Pawn and the owner of A Pawn’s Perspective, Rob focuses on board game reviews, events, and news. A self-proclaimed geek, Rob loves all things toys and games and even helps raise his four kids in his spare time.