Continuing the discussion from DISCORD Handles:
I think that (i.e. the difference between people who play RPGs and people who have RPGs as their hobby) would be a great show topic, actually! Sean / Bret, what do you think?
I see this difference between myself and most of my group: In practice, I don’t actually play that much more than the rest of them (we have a roughly bi-weekly in-person game). But I do play the occasional online game on top of this, regularly attend conventions (usually to try out new systems or play those systems that my regular group isn’t interested in).
I listen to a lot of RPG podcasts, follow a bunch of RPG related blogs, Facebook groups, and Discord servers, and otherwise try to engage with the larger RPG gaming community. I also back a fair number of RPG kickstarters or otherwise expand my collection.
Most of the players in my group are happy to play the game and develop their characters, but they probably don’t spend hours every week engaging with this topic outside of our sessions.
To be clear: I’m not making any value judgments here. Heck - if anything, being less obsessed with the hobby than myself is probably more healthy for folks…
Anyway, feels like this topic might warrant some coverage on the podcast. Exploring how different gamers engage with the hobby, etc.
(Thanks for the topic inspiration, @Beholdershorde !)