(Thinking about the disconnect over in this thread
I'm thinking about AP threads, particularly when games aren't going so well or when some mechanic in a game isn't clicking with you. Maybe the technique that would have helped was written but not diagrammed out and you are a visual learner. Maybe the technique was inferred and not explicit and you aren't in the habit of gaming as that game. Maybe the technique you needed to hear wasn't in the game book at all or was in a later edition or an article online or whatever.
But the purpose of posting about a game that didn't go so hot or a scene that made you a bit nervous or whatever is to get better at this thing called gaming.
If gaming has techniques that people can improve upon through use then people can use these techniques incorrectly or poorly. To me this means that each of us at different moments in our gaming lives might be, "playing wrong" and by wrong I mean, "could've been better."
And that is okay.
So yeah, we might be gaming wrong or to put it in a better way:
We could be gaming better.
But we can get better at this through honest and earnest discussion of our game's events, dialog with other like-minded gamers and honest/earnest discussion.
(And putting words to our disconnection moments out into the world in a clear, well-meaning way can help make future games better written/laid out/explained).