Wednesday, February 19, 2014

D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge Day 19

First gamer that annoyed the hell out of you?  He was a nagging hanger-on and friend of our DM.  When I first met him, he sat next to me and annoyed me so much, I stood up, grabbed his hat and flung it across the room.  He thought it was funny and I was furious.

I was immature and he wanted attention.

I understand him much better now.

I wish I had handled it better.

Things got so bad, we eventually told our DM it's him or us.  For awhile, he chose him.  It wasn't pretty and I regret the whole episode.  When a hobby is causing that much stress and conflict, take a break.

Eventually, I learned that gaming with a fun and healthy group was better than just gaming.  I always wanted to game with "friends" and it took me a long time to see that most of the people at my table were "gaming buddies" back then.  But I have one life long friendship from those days, so it was well worth it.
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