By James Rummel
Long time readers know that I spent half of my life on my charity home security/self defense course for violent crime survivors.
It took a great deal of my time, and just about every penny of my available cash. But I always tried to keep a social life of some kind going. This was rather difficult.
Lack of time and money meant that dating was not going to happen, and I have long since given up on any hope of building a family. But for many years I did manage to keep involved with a circle of friends through a weekly gaming group. I would host the session at whatever house I was renting at the time, and provide a dinner to further sweeten the deal. A whole lot of dice were thrown, a whole lot of orcs were slain, and the home fires were kept burning.
Besides the regularly scheduled gaming group, I also made sure to take a week off every year to attend a gaming convention. My favorite was Gen Con, the largest tabletop gaming convention in North America. For more than two decades, this formula managed to keep …Read the Rest
Source:: Hell In a Handbasket