I just wanted to respond to the Take Aim article in issue 318 [“Stop making characters extraordinary. Just once, let me be average” by David Meikleham]. “You know what I can relate to? Being insignificant. Not being special. Struggling with the grind of daily existence,” he wrote.
I’ve been disabled for over 14 years now. I can’t do a lot of things I used to enjoy and my social life is nonexistent. I know how it feels to be insignificant all too well, but for an hour or so a day, I escape. I am special, I’m a hero going on epic adventures in amazing worlds. This is due to the wonder of games and my life is so much brighter because of them! So if you’ll excuse me I’m off to save the world again!! Sue Muskett, email Thanks for writing in Sue! Escapism means different things to different people, and we certainly didn’t mean to invalidate anyone’s gaming experiences with that Take Aim. Dave was just arguing for more variety, so that both you and he can have the games you each enjoy!