Saturday Morning Gaming: Paper Towels
Part of the problem with the current situation is that it’s difficult to really get into a game for hours at a time. I mean, I spend most of the day working on excel spreadsheets and, come quitting time, the most enjoyable thing is to NOT sit in front of a computer. Yay! I get to make dinner! Yay! I get to do dishes! Yay! I get to go for a jog!
So even as I need entertainments to help keep morale high and help me relax and unwind, at the same time it’s very difficult to say “hurray! Now I get to sit down!” I mean, I sit down a lot at my job under normal conditions but I regularly have to have conversations with different people in different parts of the building, I have to go to meetings, and if I forgot my lunch, I have to go out to get something to eat. Now? Well, I change floors from time to time.
Which means that I no longer have that “whew, I was on my feet all day” feeling that makes sitting down in front of the television feel like a reward of sorts.
Going for a jog is now my reward of sorts.
Which basically means that I have less time spent playing games than I did when I was leaving the house regularly.
On top of that, when I do want to play a game, I want to play something familiar and comfortable… which means that I want to play Lords of Waterdeep or Slay the Spire or the Batman Arkham games and I know I’ve talked about them ad nauseum (they’re all really good, though).
So I find myself wanting to talk about a new game for you all (and I’m sure that next week’s post will be about Blood Bowl II), but this week? Man. The most fun game I played this week was “the Costco delivery arrived and THEY HAD PAPER TOWELS!”
And putting the paper towels away was really, really fun. So that’s my recommendation for you: put away some paper towels.
So… what are you playing?
(Featured image is “OXO Paper Towel Dispenser” by Sally Rumble. Used under creative commons license.)