Happy Canada Day! And to those Canadians who do not know where this week's title is from, shame on you and your knowledge of Canadian musicians!
Anyways, I haven't been gaming much this week. In fact, the only real gaming I did was I played a new tabletop RPG called Necessary Evil, which is a part of Savage Worlds. It's a very quirky and fast paced game. I made a Gadget Master/ex-supermodel for my super villain which is not my usual character type. All in all, it was a good game and I recommend it for those who have a really strong role-playing group.
I have three editorials this week, including two which are deeply personal pieces. Glenn Wilson returns with a piece on the important aspects of storytelling in an RPG, while I discuss childhood's past and my personal relationship to role-playing games. I recognize how highly personal this piece is, and I'm sorry if it makes anyone uncomfortable as I know it is not a usual piece that is presented the column. However, I believe in telling stories regardless of how personal they may be. Perhaps my question to you all this week is: do you have any special memories while gaming? I'm sure everyone has one. I also know I'm not the only person who has been pondering this idea. Also, yes, I'm a nerd, and yes I shared my article with Leigh Alexander. Why? Because her interpretation of Phantasy Star II was the first article I ever read by her and it's the one piece I will always remember that puts a huge smile on my face.
And finally, last but not least, Michael Cunningham returns with a rebuttal to Glenn's article from last week about originality. My goodness, guys! I was so proud of all the thought provoking responses last week. Mighty impressed, that's for sure. Any who, read and respond as always, and read Glenn and Mac's articles closely - they are super awesome stuff and worthy of good discussion. I hope all you Canadians have an awesome Canada Day, and I hope everyone else also has a good day too. See you all next week!