Otherworlds has been a major part of my life for these past two and a half years, and what helps me continuing forward is the positive impact it has had on our players. I wanted to start bringing these stories up to those that are unaware, so people know just how much a game and more specifically this game, can change someone's life for the better.
With that being said, I reached out to my best friend Zack, to give me his thoughts on Otherworlds and the impact its had on his life.
"Hi, my name is Zack and I just wanted to talk about how Otherworlds changed my life. I know what you’re thinking, how can some tabletop game change your life? How cheesy! Well I have to take you back a little ways and explain.
I used to be the biggest gamer around. I played Pokémon, Yu-Gi-oh, VS System, Magic the Gathering, HeroClix, and a whole lot of Xbox. Every weekend you could see me hanging out at the local game store. It was there I met Vincent Baker. I was ten and he was eight and we just clicked. We started hanging out almost every day, and come to find out we went to the same school. We used to talk for hours about trying to make up our own card game, and we did but never kept up with it.
We were best friends until I was eighteen and started tattooing, and hanging out with the wrong crowd. We ended up drifting apart. I went through MANY struggles and after it all, I came back to reality. I was always too scared to reach out to him, I felt like I had let him down. I knew I needed something to change and then we ran into each other at the mall. After talking for a bit, he told me about a game that he had been developing for a while and has events for every Sunday at the local game store we met at years ago.
So I decided to go, and went up there the following Sunday. There’s no doubt that I was ecstatic! I originally went up there to just hang out with my friend, since it has been so long, but after an hour of Otherworlds, I was hooked! I loved everything about it. It was a game where you could do ANYTHING you could imagine. The game was very easy to understand, but the depth to create these awesome characters, choosing different races and classes, and go on some really well thought out adventures. It was amazing.
I also met some other really great people who also shared my joy for the game. Meeting such a good group of people from different backgrounds, playing a well-designed game, and reuniting myself with my best friend from years ago, has made Otherworlds one of the greatest experiences of my life. I still look forward every week to see what Vince will come up with next. THAT is how Otherworlds changed my life and brought two best friends back together."