My friends and I always used to joke that we would do fine if society crumbled down and we had to revert back to living in huts or whatever because we role-played.
I don’t mean that role-playing would have given us any skills of merit or awesome battle wounds that, aside from a might paper cut, would impress the new chieftain’s daughter or anything… In fact role-players would probably be the first to be eaten when the starving populace turns to cannibalism.
But I digress. What we meant by this was many people would be devastated without their laptops, mp3 players, cell phones, entertainment centers, video games, etc. While role-players would also be going through these withdraws, we are armed with a hobby that lets us just plop down, easily, for hours of fun.
I used to say, “If the world ends, all I need is some dice and I’ll be fine.”
Although I think what we role-played would change greatly.. Instead of playing post apocalyptic or fantasy games, we would be playing games where people went to shopping malls, got slurpies, and gossip about the latest episode of some tv show… *shudders* Oh the horror of that thought…
Alright, enough blabbing about nothing.