Sometimes, we take ourselves too seriously. The day to day drudgery of jobs in retail or pushing papers can take a toll on anyone; even if you have a job that's fun, the long hours can cause brain black outs. Trust me, I love pulling open a game like X-Com, or trying to play a mind-twisting round of Pandemic: Legacy.... but after some weeks, I want to play something different to relax, to put myself in a different state of mind.
For this reason, the staff at Sprites and Dice is dedicating March to a theme of madness. We mean madness not in the way you find in most Lovecraftian tales of terror, but in the sense of fun, frantic energy; the kind that most of us remember from when we were 9 years old and just found out we got super soakers for the summer.
Games are meant to be fun, after all. With all of the drama in reality, sometimes trying to disconnect and do something ridiculous can be a good time. Maybe it's playing a game that's just a lot of dice, instead of strategy. Maybe it's playing a game that purposefully has a ridiculous theme. Maybe it's getting out of your house, and purposefully going on a ten mile hike to look for digital monsters with Pokemon Go. Everyone has their own particular wish, their own way of disconnecting from the day in and day out.
For the rest of this month, we are hoping to flood our website with lots of articles, about games we sometimes have put to the side for too long. It's time though, to go back to why we liked playing games in the first place: having a blast, laughing a ton, and coming up with hilarious stories. We hope that you enjoy them, and find some new games to try out for yourself.
Is there a particular game that you love to play just to turn off your brain and have a good time? Is it a game that has a logical storyline, or is it just a crazy mess, and you are okay with that? Let us know! Maybe it will give us another game to add to our list.