You’re Not a Captive Audience to Political Gamers

How to Quit the Gamer Lifestyle

The 2016 elections are over, for good or ill.

Yet, as gamers reconvene this week and the coming months, no doubt people will want to discuss politics when they meet.

The #1 rule should be: don’t.

No matter how tempting. No matter how angry or upset. Save it for later.

Remember why you’re there: to play a game. Politics can be discussed before and after the session if people so chose.

Yet, unfortunately, in some groups, there’s also that one guy–and the vast majority of the time it is a guy–who won’t shut up.

Even if you agree with his views, he won’t shut up. Your his captive audience.

Now, at this point, I’m sure many readers might think: “Why don’t you just oust him from the group?”

That would be easiest thing to do, however… one must consider the 5 Geek Social Fallacies.

They exist–particularly #1: “Ostracizers are…

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