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What is a positve take from my obession with ability scores in Dunegons and Dragons?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24530points) April 18th, 2019

I had to stop take a break for three years from playing Baldur’s Gate two, because I was obsessed with rolling ability scores and leveling up. My mind set was tarnishing the game for me and I had to stop.

I still love the music in the character select screen.

I’m not looking for psychological help or advice
(I will ask my psychologist today instead).

Just wondering where my obsession about game statistics would be a benefit? Also have you encountered taking a game too seriously?

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LuckyGuy's avatar

A Plastics Engineer!
There are so many different types of plastics, each with its own qualities. Some resist solvents, some work in high temperature environments. Some are scratch resistant. Some are brittle. Some are tough, Some are flexible. Some can be machined. Some are low cost. Some are light weight.
I great plastics engineer knows the abilities and capabilities of each plastic and can recommend where and when each one should be used.
Sounds a bit like D&D to me.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@LuckyGuy Thanks I will put Plastics Engineering on my Amazon wish list. Lots of stuff to look for. Edit: wow the books are around $150 each. Will pay my bills off first. Will check my library this week today.

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@LuckyGuy Found this for $40.
The Physics of Polymers: Concepts for Understanding Their Structures and Behavior Hardcover – May 4 2007
by Gert R. Strobl (Author).

Will get in a month.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@LuckyGuy I found an up to date 2018 library book for free. Will ship in 3 weeks of so. Cancelled my book from Amazon. Thanks for the idea.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Great! You should use the library as often as possible. It is a free resource!

Like D&D characters, no plastic excels at all things. There are always trade-offs.

I thought of some other characteristics. surface finish: shiny, smooth, or rough. tensile strength, compressive strength, elongation, conductivity, hydrophilicity, UV resistance….
l’ll probably think of more.

The ideal choice all depends upon the enemy application.

LuckyGuy's avatar

You can also research plastics suppliers. They usually have charts and data on their products. It is enough to make most people crazy. That’s why the world needs plastics application engineers.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Here’s a fun place to look around. Alro Plastics.

Click on View Plastic Products” . They have more characters plastics than the Drow Namelist.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Here is a good chart from Protolabs . They are one of the best in the business.

You can get a free material selection guide from them. It is fun to browse through the material properties.

Zaku's avatar

If you were obsessed with sports statistics, you might have options in sports commentary… ;-)

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[Mod says] Moved to Social on request.

ucme's avatar

All the fat fit girls love a nerd.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Statistics,Economics, anything related to numbers and the manipulation of.
Compiling stats and coming up with a resolution of which other agencies will need to determine an outcome.
Lots of careers for this type of obsession to locate answers through compilation.
Even the Stock Markets.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Sign up to be a temporary Census worker! The US Census Bureau is begging people to sign up to work on the 2020 census. They are actively recruiting right now!!! And they need people from all over the country.

Maybe your country is doing the same! Check it out!

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