Fantasy wars – novels vs rpgs

       In every life, there comes a time when we have 2 have to choose something over other. We do it spoil the time but there are some decision which are as easy as right vs writing or average vs best. What if it is best vs best?
    
     There are four things in my life I want to do a lot.
Programming , Reading , Blogging and reading.
     From my experience and schedule I think I can fulfill only 3.
     Programming and Blogging is important for my self actualisation. They are not leavable.
     So left is reading novels or playing rpgs.
    What you think of better out of them?
I done a lot of thinking on this and reached a decision.
      I chose novels.
Why? Have a look at the following points.
1.   The first thing story and plot. RPGs even with a big map to explore cannot provide a strong or complex plot as in a book.
   A book author does not have to concern with programming a battle system or different skills, charterer level etc. He have to only focus on writing a good story. This allows him to create much complexer plot.
    No game can match the complexity of LOTR or’ Coin and dagger’ or Harry Potter etc.

2. Book character have much more emotional depth than that of RPGs. Many of the characters in RPGs are just numbers. They are just defined by their stats (like strength, defense) etc. and not by their emotions as a human being. You may want to contradict it. But less than 30% of rpg characters shows any real emotion.

3. Books provide much more choice and varieties than RPGs. For every rpg developer, there is more than 10 authors. So novels thousands more in numbers .
   Also novels provide many geners like fantasy, romance, science fiction, drama, historical and many more . Such variety is not at all present in RPGs.

4. Novels have much more mature written stories. They are true literature. Rpgs at the end of the day are games made for children around 12 years old.
   I have loved Rpgs in my teens. But as I have grown up. Rpgs feels like a little childish.

5. Rpgs take much more time, space and money.
   Of course an rpg occupy much more space in your device’s memory then an eBook. Space on an average eBook if around 350kb in comparison to 40 mb of an average rpg.
    Also they cost much more and you have to devote time for level grinding.
For many that will me more fun then books. But majority will consider it waste of time.

     Many of you may not agree with me. Even willing to debate to defend your favorite rpgs.
    But I want to tell you, I am myself a big fan of RPGs. I have loved them and have enjoyed 100 of hours of adventure in many realms.
    I will remember all the rpgs I have played till my last breath. But finally books have won.
    But in our generation we have got many more choices that have fused books and rpgs together. Choose Your Own Adventure games(like that of Choice of Games) and many visual novels like Lone Wolf Saga. These have best features of both.
     Adventure of RPGs combined with depth of books , is the true evolution of fantasy.
    Thanks for reading. Please spare a minute to express your views.
   
   

In the face of destruction

        Near 4 am in the morning, I had a dream. Now I only remember why was I afraid of it.
     I remember TV flashing news that Pakistan Army has killed 10,000 Indian soldiers in the worst ever cease fire violation. PM Modi has thus declared war on Pakistan.
      Video shows our military officials sitting in a planning room deciding the best route for nuclear missiles.
     And.. I woke up.
     I realized it was just a dream but the fear was still there.
     I know what a nuclear war means (will mean).
     Both India and Pakistan are nuclear powers. Both have stockpile of nukes may be not in thousands but surely in 100s.
      I went to bathroom and drank some water. I look out of the window of the kitchen. I can see Nirmala anti(our neighbor that lives in the next block, humming and starting her daily chores. She is a nice person and a lovely mother who loves her children.
     Then, I imagined a blast that will brighten this night. I will be able to see her clearly. But I don’t think , I will see this happiness (that I am seeing now), on her face.
    Hence, I will prefer the dark .
   A single nuke can destroy not just a city but the entire world of Nirmala anti. And many more worlds like hers.
     A war more between India and Pakistan will mean irreversible destruction not only in the 2 nations but the entire world. Destruction of the specie known as human.
    Because it is proved that if 100 nukes are blasted in a area in a short period. It will be enough to end the world as we know it. The residue gases poisonous gases will cover the entire atmosphere blocking out the sunlight (that is the life energy of this planet) and bringing in the ice age , for several 100 years.
     All plants will die and then remaining animals and of course us.
     Mother earth will survive even then. She will spread life again. But we shall not be a part of it. May be it will be better that way.
      It is a naked truth that Pakistan is supporting several terrorist groups. Their hatred for India is so much that they are supporting those who are killing their own children, their own families. What kind of humans are they?
      If this led to a war….
  You may feel this is not your war, . But are wrong. Even if you are afar from these 2 nations. This way will find you.
    Therefore, it is the duty of every one of us, of every nation to prevent this war. Pakistan must be pressurised from every side , by every nation to stop it’s support to terrorist and to improve relation with India. Because it not not the duty of only India and a few countries to maintain peace.
     As in the face of destruction every nation (weather super power or not) will be equal. Everything in the end will be destroyed .