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Congratulations to Wizard, Silverhair and DM Wellard! on both years of age and years of experience!

I'm only 51 and been playing since '79. Started with the 3-box, then went to Traveller, 1stEd AD&D, T&T, Runequest, The Fantasy Trip (Wizard and Melee) and the usual route of games from then on.

It's nice to hear there are some other "seasoned" gamers out there. I've realized recently that I'm rolling dice that are older than some of the members of my group. Yuk! When did that happen?

If Paizo did a survey of customers on age, longevity of gaming, etc. I'd be interested in the results. Anyone else interested?

Dark Archive

28 here. My first experience with RPGs was with V:tM actually. I played a Malkavian with multiple personalities. The GM decided to roll a die to see how many I had, ended up with 10. During game, the GM decided to have me change personalities every 5 to 10 minutes. The thing about my personalities was, each thought he was part of a different vampire clan. Things were okay, to a point. It was kind of annoying to switch so often. But got really annoying when my last personality thought he was Asimite and tried killing an ally. There was so much bull-honkery going on that made me upset at that point. That was the one and only session of that game I ever played. Basically, combat ensued, but the GM was heavily favoring the person I attacked, and apparently, without any rolls, the ally apparently "knew" i was behind him and grabbed me by the throat as I tried to attack him from behind. He proceeded to lop my head off (not completely though), pour gasoline on me, and set me aflame. As I was set aflame, apparently the GM thought it was a good idea to add that it was daybreak...
Anyway.. the next time I played was a month later, a game of 3e D&D in 2000. My first D&D character was a sorcerer.


DM Wellard wrote:
scranford wrote:
Was 50 in March. Started in 1976.
Ha beat you on both counts..Was 50 in January and started in late 1974 with the brown box(one of the first 1000 sets)

I'm spang between you two, but didn't start until 1977 at University.

Liberty's Edge

51 on 2nd August...

First game, 5 October 1977.

Now with long silver hair, and still with dice in my pocket!

Liberty's Edge

Darkwolf wrote:
Jess Door wrote:
32, started playing in 2003. My first game was the session the group switched to 3.5. But I played the old gold box games on PC and Commodore 64 (Pool of Radiance, Champions of Krynn, Death Knights of Krynn), and my parents played when I was little - so I am a second generation gamer!
Really? I thought you were maybe late 20s.

I was thinking mid-20s myself.

Anyway, 40 this year, started with AD&D in '79.


Turn 38 in a few weeks. Started around 14 or so. Lost about 9 or 10 years due to RL. I actually picked it back up after I got married and got my wife involved. That was pretty shocking(At the time anyway).

Anyhow, that's the beauty of this game. There is no age limit to it. It's pretty cool to see ages of 50 and 60 still playing.

Keep on 'rolling' people! ;) (Ouch! I know. So I'll go ahead and apologize now for that. Sorry, couldn't resist.)


In October I will be 49. I started playing D&D in 1982 and DM-ing in 1988.

Sovereign Court

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houstonderek wrote:
Darkwolf wrote:
Jess Door wrote:
32, started playing in 2003. My first game was the session the group switched to 3.5. But I played the old gold box games on PC and Commodore 64 (Pool of Radiance, Champions of Krynn, Death Knights of Krynn), and my parents played when I was little - so I am a second generation gamer!
Really? I thought you were maybe late 20s.

I was thinking mid-20s myself.

Anyway, 40 this year, started with AD&D in '79.

Anyone for early 20s? Anyone? Anyone? :D

Sovereign Court

Jess Door wrote:
houstonderek wrote:
Darkwolf wrote:
Jess Door wrote:
32, started playing in 2003. My first game was the session the group switched to 3.5. But I played the old gold box games on PC and Commodore 64 (Pool of Radiance, Champions of Krynn, Death Knights of Krynn), and my parents played when I was little - so I am a second generation gamer!
Really? I thought you were maybe late 20s.

I was thinking mid-20s myself.

Anyway, 40 this year, started with AD&D in '79.

Anyone for early 20s? Anyone? Anyone? :D

21, already declared ^

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16

Just turned 40 today. Gaming since 1985. The PH with the wizard cover and the brown cover dmg, pegasus/red dragon MM.

Good times. That list of books in the back of the DMG for 'inspiration' i've managed to read about 90% of the titles.

==Aelryinth

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Freehold DM wrote:
Damn you for being eternally younger than me!!!!!

Mwahahahahahahah. I feed on your suffering.


Orthos wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Damn you for being eternally younger than me!!!!!
Mwahahahahahahah. I feed on your suffering.

Choke on my rage!!!

Scarab Sages

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37. Started gaming around 1982. Bought my basic box set in 1983.

Silver Crusade

39, since '82. I would love to give OD&D a try someday. Alas, my Moldvay/Cook basic book is long lost, though I do still have B2 and most of the dice.


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43. Started playing in the Fall of '79. It was a simpler time, with rampant joblessness, inflation and energy shortages ... wait, nevermind it was a really sucky time ....

Learning to play AD&D with friends, long sleepovers conquering Demon Mountain (Basically a dungeon stocked with every demon in the MM. Why? Because we needed XP dammit!). Ah youth.


Hit 40 in January, started playing in 1980 or ,81. My first PC was s wizard with one spell: invisibility. His entire life consisted of standing in a corridor for a few seconds as the DM explained that a wandering monster (an invisible stalker, ironically) came along and killed him.


32. I started in 2001 with D&D 2nd edition, Rifts, and some cybergame that I can't remember the name of. At the end of 2001 I stopped and did not play again until 2004, when I started on 3rd edition. I played a few other games along the way, but always came back to 3rd, until pathfinder that is.

The Exchange

Turn 40 this year. Started in 83.


Jess Door wrote:
Anyone for early 20s? Anyone? Anyone? :D

Young lady, I have SHOES older than you. ;) And original D&D books for that matter...

The Exchange

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stormraven wrote:
Jess Door wrote:
Anyone for early 20s? Anyone? Anyone? :D
Young lady, I have SHOES older than you. ;) And original D&D books for that matter...

38 and playing since the age of 12 - over a quarter century!

... and stormraven just made me realise that I'm wearing a cardigan that is older than some of the folks in this thread... *blush*.

Silver Crusade

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I'll be 37 march, The first game I played was keep of the boardlands The sad thing is I've still never gotten a character to epic levels.

Liberty's Edge

Twenty-two in seven days; been playing since I was eight (sometime in ninety-six, I believe) and DMing since I was ten or twelve.

Started with first edition AD&D which I played with my older brother, younger brother, and father; a couple years later (after much begging and pleading) I scored an AD&D 2nd edition core set for a birthday. Skipped 3.0 in its entirety (didn't know anyone who played at the time), but once I hit high school I got drawn into this new-fangled 3.5 thing and it pretty much renewed my love of the game. Now Pathfinder's out and, while I have yet to play a game (none of my group mates want to move away from house-ruled 3.5 and I don't particularly want to find another group), I still buy up as much material as I can afford for inspiration in the 3.5 games I do DM.

Kind of weird thinking about it really, been playing this game for more than half my life. Really though, I wouldn't have it any other way.


hehe; we have done this thread before; I know I am not the oldest and longest played; started 1978; am 46 this year; started with the red box; the list of rpg's I have played is vast and would take an hour to write. Stuff like champions; star frontiers; twilight 2000, paladium, Torg; rifts; traveler; Mutants and Masterminds; Villian and Vigilantes, Werewolf; Shatterzone and on and on and on.

I may have played in more countries than anyone else....


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45 years old; started playing AD&D in 1979.

Runequest was my 1st RPG love, though. Tunnels & Trolls also an early game played, but mainly b/c they had solo adventures. Well, that and the cool Liz Danforth art.


40

started in '78


Valegrim wrote:


I may have played in more countries than anyone else....

I've played in 5 countries.


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I still have some of my first set of dice. They'd be several years older than most of the 20-somethings on this board...

Sovereign Court

Bill Dunn wrote:
I still have some of my first set of dice. They'd be several years older than most of the 20-somethings on this board...

Woot I feel young again. Take that ye elderly dice!

Dark Archive

Turned 41 in april of this year. I started gaming in 1982 when I received the red, blue and Chainmail boxsets for my birthday.

Dark Archive

i guess i'll be with the yongsters, 22 and started playing in 2007...


ulgulanoth wrote:
i guess i'll be with the yongsters, 22 and started playing in 2007...

"Where did we put the kiddies' table?" ;)

Liberty's Edge

39. Discovered RPG with the rules of a French one (Empire Galactique) that a friend offered me for my 16th birthday.

A few months later, I was playing my first game with D&D de Base (the red box, french version). I played a Rogue whose name I used for my registration here.

Later on, I did a lot of MERP/Rolemaster. I gained a reputation for taking more time creating my PC than playing them before they died. Always remember : suffering an E critical brings XP too.

Liberty's Edge

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A mere 35, but been playing (with numerous breaks) since the late 70s/early 80s with the red book, rather than box and Mayfair's DC Adventures, pre-crisis version.


Ok; my number of countries played in is eight; how about old dice; hehe the original dice that came with my first box set are so old the d20 is practically round and all the edges and corners are smoothed over. In those days they didnt use the good plastic they have now; and it still has blots of paint left from when I followed the directions and painted half of it to deleniate between above or below 10.

The game and gaming accessories has come a long way but I still use a pencil and graph paper hehe.


Thraxus wrote:
jreyst wrote:
I'm 42 and started around 1980 or so. AD&D 1st Edition with Efreet on the cover of the DMG. Good times...
Same Here.

Me too.

The Exchange

Damn I new I should have found a game when I went to Mexico.


The smitter wrote:
turned 30 today and you guys are making me feel better about that. I started in 88 2nd edition.

Same here. I started at 18 in 89 because my SCA friends said it was fun. 22 yrs later and still going.


I am 53 and have been playing D&D since the fall of 1975 when I started college (35 years). Chainmail, Arduin Grimoire, etc. were some of the first books I remember. I am now DM'ing a group with a 40 year old, his daughter (18) and her husband (20). Just found Pathfinder a while back and am totally enjoying it. have fun everyone!


houstonderek wrote:
Anyway, 40 this year, started with AD&D in '79.

Heh, with you, me, and Silverhair, our original group probably had one of the highest mean ages (even with Jess' extreme youth dragging it down!). Between you and I, that's a lot of years of gaming experience and an awful lot of game systems as well. And when you add in the guests, we probably had one of the greatest number of aggregate years of Army, too...


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40... 41 in December...Been playing since around 78 Red Box, Chainmail, Blackmoor, the whole deal...I've played damn near everything at least once except for some very oddball stuff... I even played Toon 1st ed and Teenagers from Outerspace a cpl of times...


I'm 35 and have been playing since 84 or 85 with AD&D. I did find the red box and bought it. The first game I ran was 1 ed Star Wars in 87.

Scarab Sages

I’m 28 and have been playing for about 13 years. I can’t remember if I started with 2E AD&D or the Palladium RPG. I’ve also played a bit of Changeling: The Dreaming. Now I mostly play 3.5.


36 next month. I think I bought my first RPG in '86, which would have been Star Trek. I followed that a year or two later with the D&D red box. I didn't actually find anyone to play with until '89 (Star Wars) and then had my first D&D game in '92 and my first real gaming group(that met more than twice) in '93 playing D&D 2e.

Oh, and I had the dubious distinction of playtesting 4e. It was entertaining but just not to my tastes.

It's been a lot of fits and starts. For all the gaming I've done I've only been with two long term campaigns from start to finish. I envy people who have had the same group for a decade or more. Now I'm right back in the desert again, only playing when old gaming friends are visiting or vice versa.

So for all that I've been involved with RPGs for 24 years, I've really only had the good fortune to play regularly for less than a decade. How sad is that?

And yeah, I've got dice that's older than a fair number of you.


Okay, I'll throw in. 38 years old, starting playing way back in 3rd or 4th grade (1982?) when pop bought me & my brother the red box and we found some kids who knew the game. Played here and there through about high school. Dropped playing for a long time, but followed the game through the 3.0 & 3.5 changes thanks to the internet. Stumbled across these wonderful Paizo boards sometime before 4.0 was announced, then started playing again via pbp, which I've now done for close to three years. But . . . haven't sat at a table or held real dice in a lonnnnnnnggg time. I'm basically your closet gamer type, but if time/work/life/kids permitted, I'd love to actually sit down sometime soon for a real game.


Kirth Gersen wrote:
Heh, with you, me, and Silverhair, our original group probably had one of the highest mean ages (even with Jess' extreme youth dragging it down!).

Which begs the question... what IS the average player age for your group?

I'll start - the average age in my group is 42.5 approximately.


stormraven wrote:
what IS the average player age for your group?

Currently, the group is disbanded. As far as the mean age when we were active... that would require me to ask Jess her exact age, which I'm unwilling to do (don't know Andostre's to the year offhand, either).


stormraven wrote:
Which begs the question...

Not exactly.


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33, began at age 5 or 6 with this.

by what name was this version known? red box? blue box? crimson and azure box?

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber
Kirth Gersen wrote:
stormraven wrote:
what IS the average player age for your group?
Currently, the group is disbanded. As far as the mean age when we were active... that would require me to ask Jess her exact age, which I'm unwilling to do (don't know Andostre's to the year offhand, either).

Heheh, no issue, I posted above it's 32 - 33 in December. Star Wars and I were born the same year! Go 1977!

stormraven wrote:
Jess Door wrote:
Anyone for early 20s? Anyone? Anyone? :D
Young lady, I have SHOES older than you. ;) And original D&D books for that matter...

Really? I thought the first ones came out in '79 or so...there were D&D books published in early '77?

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