Well. Imagine that. After reading through multiple Darths & Droids strips, I’ve come to a realization.
I roleplay well in part because I treat every NPC, and of course every PC, as people, rather than as resources to be used up in some manner and then discarded. It’s never occurred to me not to, which is apparently really weird in certain circles of the RPG community.
Somehow, I feel giddy at this discovery. I’m gonna be able to sleep soon, but I also want to savor this sweet, sweet final victory, years later, to the people who insisted I was wasting their time. It’s not so much that they were doing it wrong, I guess, since that’s one way to play the game; but that I wasn’t wrong, either.
And I wasn’t wrong in a way that means the RPG experience is that much more fun for me.
If I want to hack-and-slash, there are boardgames for that.
But when I want narrative, that’s when I turn to roleplaying games.
And I don’t feel like there’s anything wrong with that anymore.
Speaking of which, I still need to keep writing Cracking the Corp Code.