As the days and nights (especially the nights) start to cool down a bit, I’m starting to look ahead to more indoor activities and fewer outdoor activities. Although I do have one more camping trip planned for the summer (in September), I’m not really outfitted for four-season camping, so I stay closer to home and occupy my mind with sedentary pursuits. One of those pursuits is tabletop gaming of various types.
Much as I love video games, my real gaming love is tabletop gaming — board games, hex-and-counter war games, card games and (yes, I’m a geek) roleplaying games. After a visit to a couple of gaming stores on the weekend, I’ve been thinking more and more about tabletop gaming, especially RPGs. In fact, I’ll be running a Delta Green game tonight for a couple of friends to introduce them to the setting. Regular RPGing will resume a couple of weeks after Labour Day.
Typically what happens is I spend the fall, winter and early spring playing games on a fairly regular basis, and then I go into a summer hiatus, focusing more on my outdoor hobbies and pastimes. It’s been happening that way for the better part of my adult life, and I don’t see the cycle changing any time soon.
So bring on gaming season! The summer is near its end.