Mentioned elsethread: the sorts of games we play change our thinking.
At its most obvious, this is obvious: Doing the same thing repetitively modifies how we think about the world.
In what ways – positive, negative, indifferent – do you see your thinking affected by gaming?
Here are a few obvious ones for me:
3x3 grid alignment. Despite reading lots of books on ethics, I use the 3x3 D&D alignment grid as a shorthand and how I generally think about morality.
Hit points. Oh god. I think of people as having hit points. This is being modified by PBTA in general and Blades in particular, but still.
Spell slots. I think of the harder things I do as spell slots, and wonder if I have enough spell slots to do hard work in a given day.
I’m positive there are lots of others, both that I have and that others do. How have RPGs / board games / etc impacted your thinking about the world?