Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Am I a minimalist, or just a jerk?

I've been thinking about minimalism in gaming, and how that's what I'm drawn to. I love Swords & Wizardry and Tunnels & Trolls as far as Role Playing Games go. I'm also starting to get into Hordes of the Things, Songs of Blades and Heroes, and G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. for wargaming. All are what I consider to be rules light.

But then I was thinking about everything else I like tending towards the minimalistic. Like music for instance, I like blues, rockabilly, punk, bubblegum pop etc. and most of the songs I listen to tend to be under 3 minutes long. From The Ramones, The Muffs, Motorhead, The Groovie Ghoulies, The Runaways, The Drags, The Mummies...etc. to Slim Harpo and Howling Wolf. I love Badfinger and Big Star on and on, you get the picture.

TV shows that I enjoy have been cancelled after one or two seasons (the only exception being The X Files), like Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, Arrested Developement.

I don't know, I guess I'm just rambling, but was wondering if minimalism is a sort of elitism at the same time....