Marguerite wrote:But does it work? I bet nine times out of ten, you still wind up going to the ballet, but she never picks up dice. Personally, I think that's a real shame.
Nope! I only went with her to the ballet once. She tried taking me again and I said no. Musicals, yeah, I could tolerate musicals or even concerts, but ballet is just boring to me.
She knows I spend $ on gaming books, but I have two jobs. You should see the books she buys: books on gardening, pop literature and leftist politics.
26 years of gaming and 10 of marriage - I don't want my wife involved in *all* my hobbies
Marguerite wrote:Oh why not?!?! After you've overthrown empires together, all those petty day to day squables seem like nothing. "I know work is stressing you out right now dear, how about some ogre-stomping to let off steam?" Works every time!
Sadly, I thing she's challenged in the imagination department. Strange, because she watches Star Trek, Star Wars, The Twilight Zone and other scenice fiction. She's just not interested in RPGs, but she knew I played before she married me. I think she has problems with violence in the games.
She once said; "Why do you have to have combat? Why can't you just solve your problems in other ways?"
Like you're going to play a hippy gunslinger in Deadlands who just thinks Stone and Raven are "misunderstood" and lash out at society because they're victims. The hippy gunslinger is making "Hug Your Harrowed" signs before poetry reading at the saloon.
Yeah, that's much more fun than leveling a Colt .45 at a pack of walkin' dead!