At what age and what game did you start pen an paper rpgs?


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Subject says it all (might be on wrong board sorry if i am!)

mine was 13 1st edition AD&D I would say heavily house ruled by much older DM


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8 years old, D&D red box.


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8 or 9, the blue box set. Many many moons ago.

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23!

D&D 1. with house rules...

Scarab Sages

Age 11, Palladium's Robotech RPG after school in the library.

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7 or 8, red box


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13. Empire of the Petal Thone (TSR's original edition).


21 and AD&D in 1985.


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I was just at my mom's a few weeks ago and found the D&D basic and expert boxes I had, but sadly, only a few modules were in them, no rulebooks. I think I was 11 or 12.

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12....1ed DnD....ahh...the good old days...


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39 in 1986.

Joined a group that had just finished the Nulb portion of Temple of Elemental Evil and were on their way to the Temple. Created an Unearthed Arcana Ranger.

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Original D&D. The 3 books in a white box (1976)
14 years old


I was 8 years old, D&D red box.


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20, Melee and Wizard (predecessors to GURPS).


18-19 D&D 3.5


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I was 12 and it was finding a copy of THE KEEP ON THE BORDERLANDS at my friends house. It belonged to his older brother who'd said that I could have it since he saw how consumed I was by it.

Got my hands on the Red Box Basic not long after that.


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17, Robotech.


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17, Das schwarze Auge, 1st edition


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When I was 11 I got the Norwegian Red book translation of Dungeons and Dragons in a birthday present. The best present I ever got. :)


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I was 8 or 9 with the Red Box


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I was 13 or 14 with Keep on the Borderlands in 1974! Have been playing and DMing off and on since then!


18, the basic (tan colored)DnD booklet in 1980. 2 wizards and a cleric, good times, good times.

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6 or 7 The old TSR Marvel Superheroes RPG

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16 yo. First RPG I got for my birthday in 1987 was Empire Galactique (French scifi RPG). First one I played a few months later : French version of D&D Red Box


It was the summer of 1982
DM Mike Murphy
Location Lewisville Texas, his home
age 13
Game: AD&D
#1 Character :Thorak Cannon Fighter NG PATRON OF God: Athena
str : 24 < house rule that if you 4 dice 6 and get 4:6s you kept it as a sign of the Gods Favor.
Int:11
wis: 13 AC:4
Dex:16
Con:15 HP 12
Chr:12

later my next dungeon master made me change my strength to 18/00
i was prof in Greatsworde, breast plate helm and gr eaves


Age 11, circa 1986, Ye Olde Red Box, soon followed by the other boxes and 1E.


7 or 8 with the D&D Red Box. Surprised at the number of us from the same era.

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12, Red Box, 1985.

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12. Original D&D (white box, 4th printing).

January 1977, if you're wondering.


9, 1st edition


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7, a TSR box set called First Quest with my brothers. Basically a slimmed down 2nd edition D&D in 1992 or early 1993.

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16, playing D&D 2nd Edition using the Dragonlance setting.

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I'm a new arrival; I started playing at 17 in the heyday of 3.5.


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8 years old; Earthdawn.


I started with a completely homebrew system. I don't know what these "editions" you speak of are!


8-10 red box, around '82-'84


19 with 3.5


Officially, I'm guessing at 13 or 14 with the red box set. I'd had it for quite a while and really thought I somehow was missing the game board. It took me a some time to wrap my mind around how it all worked, and then invite some friends over.

Scarab Sages

Kryzbyn wrote:
17, Robotech.

It warms my heart to see someone else who came up on Robotech. It was the only rpg I ever played until my twenties. It was a horrible system in so many ways and we home rule hacked it to have little resemblance to the actual game, but damned if I still don't have all the stats and lore memorized to this day.


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Gotta say, feeling pretty smug about starting so early at 8. I mean except for those people who started even earlier, obviously - I'm ignoring them.

(Joking of course because it doesn't matter when you started, as long as you did. I guess, hehe).


Fourteen First ed D&D.


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Gotta say, feeling pretty smug about starting so early at 8. I mean except for those people who started even earlier, obviously - I'm ignoring them.

(Joking of course because it doesn't matter when you started, as long as you did. I guess, hehe).

Bah, I'm even more smug. Age is irrelevant: I started with a system that no one else on this website has ever played, or will ever play! I'm just that awesome.


7 years old, 1979. It was the neighbor's game, so I don't know if it was the white box or the Basic Set rewrite. It didn't last long, so I played by my own rules until I bought the Red Box at 10 years old.


Technically, age 14 (1975), D&D white box. But that was only one game.

After that, age 18 (1978), AD&D 1st Ed.


Age 20, Holmes blue book D&D.


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Duiker wrote:
Kryzbyn wrote:
17, Robotech.
It warms my heart to see someone else who came up on Robotech. It was the only rpg I ever played until my twenties. It was a horrible system in so many ways and we home rule hacked it to have little resemblance to the actual game, but damned if I still don't have all the stats and lore memorized to this day.

Whilst I didn't start with Robotech, it and Rifts were my game of choice for well over a decade.

Even had a game of Nightbane going for a little while. :-)


14, SPI Dragonquest in late 1980

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8-9, not sure if it was Star Frontiers or the original D&D Basic set (the one before the "Red Box"). My pastor's son worked for Random House in their distribution warehouse and he would pass along freebies he got now and then. When I was younger I got Little Golden Books and activity books, but when I got older and Random House started handling TSR distribution, I got stuff from D&D, Top Secret, Star Frontiers, etc.


13-14 1eAD&D
Never would have happened if I hadn't spotted the school group and given into my curiosity over how the hell one reads a D4.


I forgot I played the Atari Dungeons and Dragons game in the late 70s (can't remember what year that was) and I'd seen the game played but wasn't that curious about it until college, which I mentioned above.

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