[quote="dogstar"]Ah I have a very secret identity, most of my friends don't know I game (or at least its not mentioned openly). Its not that I am ashamed, I am just fed up of trying to explain it.
I am not ashamed either...but it's just TOO hard to explain. So I just tell people I get together to hang out with some old friends. It works. Most people assume I am just gambling, doing drugs or watching child pornography, all of which still seem more acceptable to some than playing a role playing game.
When I was dating my wife I purposely left some D&D stuff in my car. She asked. I told her. She shrugged and said "ok." The next week I bought the ring.