WHAT IS GAMING?
No, I'm not talking about roulette or card sharking. I'm referring to Role-Playing Games, an increasingly popular and sometimes misunderstood hobby which has been around since the 1970's (or longer depending on your definition).
What is Gaming? It combines the age-old art of storytelling. It is a social activity where friends get together and use their imagination to weave stories and have fun.
What is it Gaming not? It is not a cult. Gamers are not satanists -- I know several devout Christians who game!
I could say a lot about gaming, but other folks have said it better. Check out these articles:
What is a Role-Playing Game? by Guy W. McLimore. This is a good intro.
What is Role-Playing? includes a short glossary of gaming terms.
Questions and Answers about Gaming by the Game Manufacturers Association