Of Mutants and Gamers

Sometimes I am moved to tears by the chronic stereotyping of gamers. Rarely do you see, happy, well-adjusted gamers on the news. Instead, you get the hygiene-challenged, barely articulate, virginal, basement dweller splashed across the evening news after their arrest for running a pre-school prostitution ring or some other vile crime. These “mutants,” since the title “gamer” belongs to those who are not a net loss to the gene pool, are the face of gaming. “Wizards of the Coast” aka “Hasbro,” is a giant company. You would think they could do better with marketing.

I digress.

Back to the reason for this post. Read this article and bask in the green mutant glow!

RPG’s in the News

Down at the bottom, they mention their hobby, “Dungeons and Dragon.” When is the last time a hobby got mentioned after a bank robbery? I doubt the New York Times would carry this headline. “Six People Murdered in Bank Heist. Criminals Played Tennis Together.”

Enough. I have spewed enough, just one last thing.

Several items mark these idiots as mutants, but one stands out above all. The single item that separates them from the “gamers.”

A true Gamer would be on a beach in Brazil earning 6%.

Trask, the Last Tyromancer



Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.