So here's a weird post-Gen Con thought: when you play tabletop RPGs and you think about the game later, do you ever think about, say, who sat in a particular seat and find yourself picturing the character and not the player?
I am pretty solidly attached to reality, but this is a still thing that sometimes happens to me, to the point where my initial mental image can even get things like the gender of the person wrong. I can always call up the real person's face, but it's still sort of a strange moment of cognitive dissonance. It doesn't happen in every game - maybe it depends on the level of role-playing at the table, or how deep I am in my own character...?
Anyway, yeah, that's just a thing I guess. Any thoughts?