Drunken Goblin is throwing its full support behind the PIP (Play In Public) Campaign.
Boardgames mean a lot to me. They mark a large change in my life style and I wanted to give something back to the hobby, this was one of the reason that I started the Drunken Goblin website.
I was a computer nerd right through secondary school, sat alone in my bedroom typing away on my ZX Spectrum+ playing as many Ocean games as I could get my hands on (Robocop & Batman the Movie, best games ever!). So I sat there day after day playing computergames late into the night, sleeping, getting up, rewinding the tape and starting again.
I now feel that I missed out on quite a bit of my childhood. My fondest memory’s are playing in the woods at the end of the road where I lived, making bows from sticks tied together with fishing string I nicked from my dads shed, donkey elastic catapults, Dutch arrows. Those memory’s always stick with me and even today I always want to play a Ranger with a bow.
The other problem with sitting in a darkened room day after day (can’t have the sun glaring on the screen now can we!) is that your weight balloons. I got up to an impressive 21 stone 3lbs at my heaviest, then I started playing boardgames at the age of 30 and things started to change. Why would THAT make a change I hear you ask? Well it introduced me to the social side of gaming. I was going out and meeting people face to face and became more conscious of my size and the effects my lifestyle was having on the people I loved.
So I started reading an inspirational and brilliant blog written by Veronica Noone at ronisweigh.com and I relised that I could do something about my weight. So I started playing badminton with friends from roleplay and recently I joined a gym.
Me…..joining a gym…..GET OUT OF HERE!
I have currently lost over five and a half stone and I am happier with my life style. I also get to play games with other brilliant people in a relaxed environment. I go to gaming conventions, I now enjoy camping and I want to kayak. Where will it end? Who knows but its going to be a fun journey.
I will be supporting the Play In Public Campaign.
Want to know more about the campaign then follow this link: