So what's the problem? Well, nowadays it takes nearly an act of Congress before I can get the time to run my game, and forestcats pointed out rightly that it's been years since I played in anyone else's. For that matter, although I buy an occasional game title that intrigues me, it's a rarity. And I haven't sat down to a board game, as far as I can remember, since we last played Pax Britannica at Patrick's house in the Bay Area, before he met and married his present wife. Last time I was involved in a miniatures game, for that matter, was when I took a weekend off, flew to Oakland, and stayed with Patrick to play in a naval battle set in the Russo-Japanese War; that was at least three years ago, and maybe more.
In fact, here I am, sitting at my computer, with my wife out with a friend at a quilt show, and I could be playing a computer game, but I'm not. Lo, how the mighty hath fallen!
Still, it could be argued that a lot of my gaming time and energy is invested in supporting Dungeonmaster; I think that's fair. And I do run my game at least twice a year, and I'd like it to be at least monthly. But forestcats observation isn't wrong, and I do think I pine a bit for the opportunity.
So, maybe I need to shift things round a bit in the garage to see what games I have there. Maybe I need to set up a table in there, and put out a board game, just to fiddle with it. Maybe I need to find a regular game that I might be able to commit to, to participate as a player, just to flex those creative muscles. But I don't think I'll be able to find the time.