April, 2009

Student National Roleplay and Wargaming Championships

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

I was asked how the Nationals went.  This is the shortest thing I can say about it.

The Nationals was profound in ways that it would take me some considerable time to expand upon.  I can summarise it in short in only this way; I found wonder again.  For years I have searched for wonder in RolePlay, that thing that gives a joy like no other, and I found that they players were curious and playful as children, but with the intellect and reasoning of adults.  For once, the jaded tropes of behaviour were put aside, and the attitude of “seen it all before” were left at the door.  It gave me a glimpse of my true power, that I can really think alien, really think outside the box, (“there is no box”), and create.  That thing happened whereby science was indistinguishable from magic, that the characters and the players both were filled with wonder, and it was good.