The thing I miss most about Tabletop RPGs at the moment is the ability to meet in person and sit around a table together. I don’t know about you, but there is something different when everyone brings snacks, we sit them in the middle of the table and we start playing.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that a widespread move to online gaming has let me run and play games with people who could never meet up in person. I’m currently running a game for a group spread across the UK and the US, only one of which could feasibly reach my home to play, and playing a game with a GM and another player who could never meet in person.
But there’s something about meeting in person. For me, anyway.
Honourable mention for Dragonmeet – I’m a little concerned it may not be able to happen this year, which is a massive shame – it’s my most local convention and I have gone every year since I began publishing. I miss conventions a lot, it’s a great way to meet people, new friends and old, and I sometimes even get to be the person who shows people that Tabletop RPGs are fun!
Stay safe, everyone – we all want our normal life back, but it’s not worth people dying over, especially if it ends up being you who infects someone else.