Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Medical issues and gaming - yup, it can happen

Years ago, I had a bad accident that resulted in a herniated lower disc. Annoyingly, it was misdiagnosed as lumbago and I spent over a decade in varying levels of discomfort before a cat scan identified the problem and I was able to get some surgery. It didn’t undo all the damage but it did help a lot.

What does that have anything to do with gaming?

Well, here’s the thing. Sitting, hunched over a board for a long time, has sometimes been very difficult for me. And, try as I might, I find it hard to sit back and lounge when playing games. 

For a number of reasons, a lot of them involving parenthood, I’ve been much more interested in shorter games lately. Heck, 45 minutes is my current idea of a ‘full’ game.

However, it’s amusing to me to realize that there can be a medical reason to prefer shorter games.

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