If this had not made the top ten list last week, I would not be posting this ~ but I am tickled at the response that reddit gives to my 8 Tips That Will Let Any Idiot Improve Their D&D Game:
My favorite is the commenter who feels that I don't like D&D. I love the affirmation that implies: that someone who doesn't approach a complex, difficult and largely obscure and socially fringe game the same way as "me" must be someone who hates it.
Obviously, people who "hate" the game do not comment on it, they don't blog about it, they don't offer advice in any way except to say, "Stop playing that fucking retarded game."
I have, from time to time, tried to make friends on reddit, tried to bring attention to the blog on reddit or otherwise use reddit for dialogue . . . but this is the sort of response I always find. I presume these people actually play RPGs. I can't imagine what sort of play they indulge in ~ undoubtedly something a long, long way from my perspective. I'd like to say there is room for all of us under the great big shelter of the gaming tent, but frankly, no. In gaming terms, they're as relevant as the jet trail left behind the mechanical marvel that is flight. They think they're part of the experience, they make an extravagant, expressive impression, which widens and widens until it ultimately just goes away.
Ah well. I thought the reader might enjoy seeing how disappointed the greater community is with your choice of posts.