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November – ‘Origins’

November 5th, 2012 | Posted by Alan Williamson in Blogs of the Round Table:

It’s November! Didn’t that happen fast? I swear those leaves were still on the trees last time I looked. Then again, I’ve written a roundup post for October’s Blogs of the Round Table, so we just have to accept that time has passed and move on to another month’s blogging.

My name is Alan, and I’m an adventurer of fictions. If you’ve watched my Retrocity video series you’ll know this already, if and you haven’t I’m never one to skip an opportunity for shameless self-promotion. I’m sure I’m not the only one with a gaming origin story, though…

This month’s theme is Origins:

Like it or not, our early years in life are formative. The people we meet and the experiences we share influence the course of our lives. Why should the video games we play be any different?

What are your earliest memories of gaming? How do you think your childhood (or childish adulthood) experiences of gaming have influenced your life, if at all? Are there any game origin stories that reflect your own?

Please email us your submissions or tweet them to @critdistance with the #BoRT hashtag, or tweet me @agbear. Don’t forget the Rules of the Round Table:

  • If your work contains potentially disturbing content, please include a trigger warning at the start of the essay. Obviously, no hate speech etc. Use your common sense.
  • Your article does have to be connected to the topic. We’ll let you know if we think it’s too tenuous.
  • You can submit as many articles as you like throughout the month, and it doesn’t matter if they are commercial or not. Write early and often!

Let’s make some memories. Get writing!

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