In Mother Night, Kurt Vonnegut writes: "We are what we pretend to be. . . ." Darkon [a live-action role-playing game] is made up of hundreds of people who spend the majority of their lives pretending to be high-school students, soldiers back from Iraq, administrative assistants, waiters, project managers, probate lawyers, retail clerks.
. . . But Darkon shows them for who they really are: warriors, princesses, magicians, kings and queens.—Grady Hendrix, "Feel the Sting of My Foam Sword"