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Opinion: I don’t want to save the world

“No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. Sometimes I just want it to stay saved!” –Mr. Incredible

CD Projekt Red released a new gameplay trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt a few days ago, and it got me thinking about the different approaches roleplaying games take on player characters.

Imagine a spectrum, with a rigidly defined protagonist on one end and a blank sheet player character on the other. Most roleplaying games lean toward one side. The more defined protagonists still get some breathing room for player choice, and the less defined ones still usually have a role in some larger conflict.

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Welcome to Arizona Gamer!

Welcome to Arizona Gamer, your new source for gaming news in the Valley area.

Arizona might not seem to have a big population of gamers, but the scene is bigger than most realize. There are numerous gaming organizations, clubs, developers and even esports teams located right here in the Valley.

The problem lies in the sprawling nature of the Phoenix area. Gamers are too spread out. This site will offer a common hub for gamers of all types: video gamers, board gamers , card gamers and more.

Many local groups and individuals will be featured here. If you think you’ve got something newsworthy to submit, shoot off an email.

Stick around for our first wave of content. Game on, Arizona!