A KEEN role-player is beginning to wonder if there is a connection between his romantic failures and his interest in Dungeons & Dragons.
Tom Logan increasingly suspects women do not find a hobby based around using a small metal figure to pretend to be a dwarf to be what they are looking for in a partner.
He said: “I’m getting the dates no problems, but I’ve noticed the mood changes when I mention Hygar, my 23rd-level illusionist gnome.
“One woman’s eyes lit up when I said I was a dungeon master, but seemed palpably disappointed when I described my campaign to find the Amulet of Dragonbane in the kingdom of Grondnarok.
“The reason I think it might be D&D is because the one time I didn’t mention it my date Karen kissed me and invited me back to hers.
“I thought we’d made an emotional connection so on the next date I really opened up about the weaknesses of 3rd Edition’s magic system, and when I got back from the toilet she’d gone.”
Logan added: “Meanwhile I listen to them go on about baking cupcakes or Gossip Girl or some shit. It’s the hypocrisy I can’t stand.”