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how old were you when you started ?
« on: November 04, 2020, 07:23:47 AM »
hey everyone . i was wondering how old were you when you started gaming ?
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Re: how old were you when you started ?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2020, 03:33:09 PM »
I started playing RPGs when I was 18 and never looked back.
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Re: how old were you when you started ?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2020, 08:25:44 PM »
This thread doesn't belong here.  Can someone move this please?

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Re: how old were you when you started ?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2020, 08:56:36 PM »
I started in my early teens. Several decades later, I'm still kicking. This is a hobby for life.

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Re: how old were you when you started ?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2020, 11:33:36 PM »
Middle Earth Roleplaying around age 14, Battletech 15, DnD 2nd Edition maybe 18.

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Re: how old were you when you started ?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2020, 02:36:37 PM »
First real RPG was WEG's Star Wars 1E around age 14 (was interested in D&D but this was during the "Satanic Panic" era so I wasn't allowed. 

First got into the idea of RPGs through Lone Wolf and Fighting Fantasy game books though
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Re: how old were you when you started ?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2020, 11:11:29 PM »
hey everyone . i was wondering how old were you when you started gaming ?
You asked gaming? GAMING?! Well, here's the abbreviated history:
I was 3yo when I first played Candy Land. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_Land
I was 11 when I first played (watched more than played, however) Stalingrad. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8363/turning-point-battle-stalingrad
I was 12 when I first played D&D. https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Basic_Set_(BX_D%26D)
I was 15 when I first played Civ (Played a full 7 hours long game, baby!). https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/71/civilization
I was 16 when I first played BattleTech. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1540/battletech
I was 23 when I first played MtG (Last time I ever joined "The Kult Of The New"). https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/463/magic-gathering
I was 28 when I first played a Euro. Can't remember the exact game, but this will suffice: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/13/catan
And that's just the milestone games! ;D

And now I'm going on 51 years old.
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Not much gaming left for me. I got more time behind me, than in front of me. Soon I must leave this green Earth. But, at least I'm one of the lucky ones!
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Re: how old were you when you started ?
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2020, 02:50:35 PM »
Around 8 for PC gaming (IBM i286) and about 27 for tabletop D&D gaming.
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Re: how old were you when you started ?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2020, 02:43:48 PM »
I think I got Tactics II when I was 15, but had no players.  Got into RPGs when I was 17.
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Re: how old were you when you started ?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2020, 06:29:08 AM »
My Mom bought me the Basic D&D boxed set for Christmas 1980 when I was twelve. When I got to high school everyone had the AD&D 1e hardbacks and it was very confusing to learn that races were no longer classes. I played AD&D (pre Unearthed Arcana) and a few other games through high school, but didn’t DM until college.
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Re: how old were you when you started ?
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2020, 11:38:11 AM »
I bought the Red Box when I was 10 because of the animated series. I've been gaming ever since.

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Re: how old were you when you started ?
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2020, 11:44:13 AM »
I played a D&D session at age 9, but i really didn't get into it until about 2 years later.

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Re: how old were you when you started ?
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2020, 01:33:51 PM »
I started gaming in 3rd grade, so 1982-1983 when I'd have been around 8-9. I've gamed consistently since then, aside from a 4 year hiatus from 2010-2014.

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Re: how old were you when you started ?
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2020, 01:43:51 PM »
I got Holmes Basic for Christmas when I was 10 years old.  My first game was Christmas day with my mom as DM and the rest of the family playing.  My dad didn't continue, but the rest of us played like this for about a year.  After that I started DMing for my friends, and the rest is history.
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Re: how old were you when you started ?
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2020, 01:46:19 PM »
Started around the age of 9 with Robotech from Palladium books.