Thursday, May 3, 2012

I'm Sorry

I would like to make a formal apology, to any and all who might pass through my Blog Doors now and again. I am guilty of gaming passion born of a deep love of the hobby and the foibles common to humans everywhere. And more than my share of wishiwashiness. It's just that it has dawned on me lately that by my old school rants, diatribes and essays I might have been making others feel bad about their chosen game, or style of gaming. I have a tendency of writing with universal tone--something honed in all my classes on rhetoric in college. And the fact is that many people are not interested in the philosophy of gaming, or gaming theory or analytical debate about gaming styles, editions or variants. In short, at times I can come across as an ass.
Some people just like gaming. And I shouldn't get in the way of that. And I shouldn't try and make them feel bad for gaming the way they do, or try and convince them my style is best.

Maybe some don't feel I'm doing this--but I have begun to feel so. Not sure why. But I think it has something to do with me writing like I know all about it, when I really don't know anymore than anyone else. I know what I like, even if I'm not sure why. I have begun to question alot of my own assumptions and I'm more confused than I ever have been. I also really want to thank those people that have made me take a good hard look at myself, and those assumptions I've been making. They have had the courage to challenge me. And one thing I've learned is that I'm not a Crusader. I don't have the stomach for it.

So once again. If you have been offended or made to feel bad by my writings I apologize. They were certainly not intended to do that.