Don’t take yourself too seriously!

The ROLPUNK manifesto has – at least in my humble opinion – an underlying message: don’t take yourself to seriously, and remember it’s just a game! Since I have started following RPG blogs many years ago I’ve noticed that some people treat roleplaying games and discussions about them like politics or religion.

Almost every discussion about whether old school or new school is better or if D&D 4th Edition is the best thing sinced sliced bread or not turns into a flame war of epic proportions. I have to admit I am not innocent when it comes to this, but I think having realized that something is wrong is the first step. 😉

Berin Kinsman’s ROLPUNK movement is some kind of wake-up call. We should stop fighting and enjoy our games. There’s no wrong way to play as long as we are having fun! That doesn’t mean that it’s not allowed to rant once in a while. Heck, we are just human! And now get your dice off my lawn … 😀

4 thoughts on “Don’t take yourself too seriously!”

  1. I agree. I've been guilty of my share of edition warring as well. The line gets blurred too easily. I like discussing mechanics, design, and what works and what doesn't and for what reason. And it's awfully easy in such discussions to touch a nerve with someone and things devolve quickly.

    I read pretty much everything on the RPGBloggers Net and find that even when I disagree with this blogger or that one, there is a lot to learn, steal, or discuss.

    RolPunk is a nice wake up call and reminder that we're all much more part of the same thing than we are divided by what amounts to simple preferences.

  2. Man, I think some of the 'gamers' down at my, not very local, fave gaming store could benefit from an introduction to the rolpunk manifesto.

    Either that or a big stick. hehe 😀

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