Looking over other posts about the subject this week, one of the themes spread throughout their articles was the idea of explaining the concept of reality versus fantasy to children. I kept reflecting back to when I was younger and my experience was the exact opposite; I would go to hell if I played these games!
I was the adult in child form saying, “But it’s just pretend!”
Kids know pretend; they already intuitively role play without dice. It’s adults who need a reality check.
Originally my mind defended all these other adults that still enjoyed role-playing games; surely they could not forget what it was like as a kid, since they still play games of imagination. Then Tess reminded me that I had reminded her to remind me that I need to stop the habit of giving people the benefit of the doubt. . . [ »»»]