Why do you play games? Do you play because it’s a reason to do something with friends? Is it because you love the challenge? Maybe it’s the pure escapism?
Personally I think it’s a little bit of everything for me, but mostly it’s the escapism. Yesterday I picked up a few Marvel HeroClix figures, including Spider-Man and Iron-Man. Today I played a quick battle by myself and just enjoyed imagining the action.
I think a good game is a lot like a good book. It’s fun and engaging, and you become emotionally attached to the characters. The difference is that, in a game, you have input into what happens. Of course, role-playing games fit this example particularly, and some games may tell less of a story than they focus on a series of actions.
If you’re interested in playing HeroClix solo, I recommend the solo rules from Solo Nexus. I didn’t use them myself, but I’m planning to give them a go soon.
Leave a comment and let me know why you play games, I’d love to know.