The thing I miss most about the pre-pandemic world is the Friday Night Gaming group sitting around my dining table and rolling dice.
Over the years, many different people have come to sit at the table and taken part in games offered by myself and other GMs. It’s not always been easy and it wasn’t always entirely what I expected, but the camaraderie was real.
As I sit here thinking back over the years, it’s sad to reflect that I had to cancel the sessions in early March 2020 and that, since that time, we have never been able to reconvene. As things stand, it seems unlikely that this particular form of play will return to my life anytime soon.
While online gaming has been good – very different but positive – there is nothing quite like rolling real dice, looking the players in the eyes, and sensing the mood of the table with more than your eyes and ears.
I wonder if we’ll ever recapture what lockdowns interrupted?