Why Reading Is Play

Roleplay Rescue’s Blog

Ever since it arrived last week, I have been slowly reading sections from “The Third Imperium” sourcebook recently released by Mongoose Publishing for Traveller. While I was reading, I became aware of the way in which my mind engages with this kind of material and realised that, as I was reading, I was playing.

When I am engaged in a text I will feel it. Reading isn’t simply an intellectual activity, in my experience, but rather consists of a complex array of responses. Yes, I am involved in the intellectual task of translating the symbols on the page into words and sentences, and from there seeking to decode the message that the author has written. But I am also forming a theory of mind about the author’s intent and beliefs, which in turn leads me to evoke an emotional response to those ideas.

Reading a fantastic sourcebook from a…

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