Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Read an RPG Book in Public Week

Share photos on twitter with Twitpic Here's a picture of your's truly reading a book. In public. But not just any book. This is an RPG book (Mage: The Ascenction, 1st edition, if you must know). I had this photo taken today at one of my favorite coffee shop/used books stores in town: Grounds for Thought.

Why did I do this you ask? No, it wasn't to satisfy the curious that my hair is not multicolored as my Blogger profile pic presents. I did this as part of Read an RPG Book in Public Week. You can find all the details at's blog (link takes you to the blog post).

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and read an RPG book in public and see it garners any attention. This is a great way to advocate for RPGs.

Follow Your Bliss,


  1. Great idea but why is it only for a week? It should be an ongoing thing. I'd love to read one of my treasured 1e books in public but they're too valuable to take out of the house. I guess I'll be carrying around the Labyrinth Lord AEC that my new DM has kindly printed off for me. I'll run off the lovely b/w cover and stick that to the front. Maybe someone will come over and ask me what the hell it is. They'd have to notice me first! B-)

  2. No reason to not do it often, but the international week is scheduled for 3 times per year. I think an ongoing campaign of getting caught in public is a great idea, followed closely by actually gaming in public.

  3. Gaming in public is an excellent idea; you can describe D&D to a non-gamer but it only really clicks when they see it happening and suddenly want to join in.

    I'm going to follow through on my previous comment and see if I can get some weird looks and possibly a comment or two (just another day in the life of a geeky grognard!)

  4. Excellent! I look forward to your blog about your experience.