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Why listening to boozed roleplayers is useful (at least sometimes)

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I am listening to the Happy Jacks podcast quite often on my way to work. Together with the RPG Circus and Fear the Boot it is one of the most listenable podcasts about roleplaying around. Ah, well, and it is the funniest, which might have to do with the fact that the guys skillfully blend drinking lots of beer with bullshitting about roleplaying games. Although some of the best ones are the livestreams from the cons they attend, I sometimes have troubles keeping a straight face when on the tram. All of a sudden someone tells about a game that involved dinosaur-riding nazi gnomes or lazerponies with war flashbacks and… I don’t know, I just lose it. My fellow travelers might think I am a bit strange, but well… that might not be so new.
So, what actually peaked my interest was one of these letters they had a while ago, written by an Aneta (wait, whut?!) from Poland (Whut??) talking about expatriates playing games in English.
Hey, that letter is talking about me!
Well, not really. It turns out that what I expected is actually true: there are people playing RPGs in Poland that do play in English and do not actually play Warhammer.
Unfortunately they are in Warsaw, and I am in Łódż, as usual. Because which expatriate would be so stupid as to move to Łódż when he could have the real big city?
Uhm… me.
The Warsaw-centrism in Poland is something really annoying in this country. It’s always either Warsaw (the capital) or Kraków (the historic capital) which get all the glory, jobs, and interesting people.
Oh my god. I sounds like a Lodzian. I have gone native!

2 responses to “Why listening to boozed roleplayers is useful (at least sometimes)

  1. creativecowboy47yahoo March 16, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Łódż…. bwhahahaha!
    Have you heard about http://www.theadventuringparty.net ? They have a hard Irish accent but you might have gotten used to it from your time there. They are not as happy as the Happy Jacks but they do have a rollicking good time and they’re closer to The Continent. We try to recruit from their forums… which are, where the hell did they go? I guess they’ll be back. Liam had a spot on Fear The Boot talking about games in different cultures – but FTB did not go into whole matryoshka doll of gaming sub-culture within a player culture within a foreign culture.

    Anytime you’re up to play an NPC in Warsaw, you and your girlfriend are welcome to drop in. Check our game schedule under [HOME] on the blog and send a message to learn the secret location. The group is currently hiding from agents of Opus Dei…

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