Role Playing Games: How They Help my Depression

This was a favorite blog post of mine, it is especially important to recently as I have been using gaming as a coping tool over the last week. I started playing my favorite turn-based role-playing game called Dragon Quest 8. It’s an amazingly infuriating game that doesn’t tell you where to go next, no real quests direction but there are quests. It reminds me so much of Dark Souls. Anyway, enjoy this special post about how gaming helps me get through my depression.

The Bipolar Writer

I wanted to write about a favorite subject of mine, Role-playing video games. I started playing Shadow of War this week, and it reminded me how role-playing games were always a great coping mechanism for my depression.

I have played role-playing games since I was a young kid playing Dungeons and Dragons at school with my fellow role-playing friends. It was always a fun and amazing experience, and I still remember going to my friend’s house in middle school for a D & D weekend.

It was around my early middle school years that I first started playing role-playing video games. The earliest one I remember was Diablo and its sequel Diablo II. These were the typical slasher role-playing games but there was still some layer of strategy. Then I discovered a game called Wizardry 8, a turn-based RPG that really changed my life.

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About James Edgar Skye

I am a novelist, screenwriter, and blogger. I have written a screenplay entitled “Memory of Shane” and working towards the completion of the novel version. I am also writing my memoir “The Bipolar Writer" which also serves as the name of this blog. I also write feature articles on other members of the mental illness community on my blog.