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How to Enjoy Gaming

A while back I said, in the midst of a tirade regarding people who obsess about gaming theory, that I should try to write something that would help people incorporate new people into their gaming hobby.  For a variety of reasons I’ve decided to go ahead on that idea, and maybe provide some serious content for this blog (for a change). Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself, just so you know that I know what I’m talking about.  I started gaming in middle school right when D&D first came out and haven’t stopped.  I’ve been out of college for the last twenty years and since leaving school have moved four times.  Each time, I rebuilt a gaming group.  In that process I made a lot of mistakes, but I also figured out what worked best.  Right now I’ve got a great group of people (seven total, including the GM) and I game every other Friday night at my home. In my professional life I deal almost exclusively with people.  I use a computer for word processing and the intern