View Full Version : Wonder what the average age here is and hello...

billy underhill
07-16-2008, 05:00 PM
Well I just found this site last night.

I'm a dad who plays D and D with his sons ... this is a great place for ideas and tips on map making -

Thanks to everyone - and especially those who are doing the GIMP.

I have an old version of Photoshop but I like the spirit and philosophy on the GIMP freeware...

I started role playing games in 79 when my cousin showed me his "chainmail" combat game and then the next year taught me adventure role playing...

Thanks again for putting together such a great site - and thanks to all who have contributed.

see you around

07-16-2008, 05:03 PM
Welcome aboard.

You sound a lot like me. Started in 78 with the Blue Box basic game. I am 41.

07-16-2008, 06:20 PM
Another 'old timer' here, started D&D in 1981!

Welcome to the Guild billy, any questions just ask away!

07-16-2008, 08:42 PM
Welcome to the Guild Billy. I have been playing since the mid 80's off and on.


07-16-2008, 09:10 PM

I am also 41, a dad, and started RPGs with the old Blue Box Basic D&D set back in '78 (by the way, great avatar NK!)

I've been thrashing about with hand drawn maps (mine are terrible) and CC3 (a little better) for years, and stumbled on this site a few days ago. It's awesome!

07-17-2008, 02:41 PM
Welcome to the Guild, Billy. I started D&D back in the early 80s (i'm in my late 30s) so I guess I could be considered an 'old timer' as well. ;)

07-17-2008, 03:56 PM
Howdy howdy!

I started role playing in the late 90's as D&D was making the big switch to 3e.

I'm a young one. ;) 25.

Steel General
07-17-2008, 04:43 PM
Welcome aboard, count me in as a member of the 'Old Fogey's club, I'm 42 and started palying back in the early 80's. Though not so much anymore.

07-17-2008, 04:55 PM
OK , I'll join.... I'm 40. Guess I'm an old fogey, too.

-Rob A>

07-17-2008, 05:05 PM
At 30, I'm apparently the youngest.


07-17-2008, 07:06 PM
'nother ole fogey here too, 37. started in '85 and haven't bought any new books since '87...so I guess that makes me a retro gamer by default :)

07-17-2008, 07:19 PM
Is there anyone here under 35???

07-17-2008, 07:38 PM
There are some, but most of them that were going to answer have probably already answered the other thread like this back at the start of June.

07-17-2008, 07:40 PM
Not many, apparently. I'm only 32! I've been gaming since... about '88, I guess, starting with Middle Earth Roleplaying, and I didn't have much to do with D&D until just recently, riding the wave of enthusiasm for 4th Edition.

07-17-2008, 07:49 PM
Aw, you're just a kid! 1988? I'd slain 40 trolls and countless kobolds before you were born! ;)

Wald: I thought this thread looked eerily familiar!

07-18-2008, 12:14 AM
Helle Billy, please to meet you! I am also new to the forum. Sadly it seem that I am the yougest . I have 17 years old , and I am playing Rpg since the version 3.5 came out , it was in 2003 I think.

07-18-2008, 07:25 AM
20. One of the youngest here.

07-18-2008, 07:58 AM
There are some, but most of them that were going to answer have probably already answered the other thread like this back at the start of June.

True, but the demographics of how long people have been playing D&D is always cool ;)

07-20-2008, 09:03 AM
I "played" when I had the original boxed 1st Ed with the box of miniatures. Didn't really learn to play until I was in 4th grade (2ed). Stepped away until mid 90's. Have been playing ever since. I mostly like 4th Ed over 3.5 but there are a few things lost in the conversion.

I am 35. :)

Oh and this is my first post. Hello!

07-20-2008, 09:42 AM
Is there anyone here under 35???

Yep, me... barely. I'm 34. I've only been playing since '02 or '03.

07-20-2008, 01:35 PM
According to Monty Python, 37 is officially "not old!" :)

As of a few days ago, I'm not old. Give me another year, though, and I'll be old again.

[rocks in his rocker, adjusts his hearing aid and thinks back on the time when it wasn't a session of D&D without a stream of Monty Python references]

07-20-2008, 03:35 PM
Another (relative) youngster here at 27. First character Bilbo Baggins (oh the originality) in 1Ed in '84 (yep, rping since before I started school, which explains the unoriginal name) and just started my 4e game with one group. Still got a strong 3.5 campaign with another - all down to maptool.

07-21-2008, 04:15 PM
I seem to be somewhere in the middle so far regarding age. I'm 34. I started playing pen 'n' paper RPGs in the mid 80's, especially Star Wars and AD&D. I am also in the process of creating my own paper rollplay system. I'm beginning to flesh out some maps for my world, which I can share with you all as I create them.

07-21-2008, 04:42 PM
Great, there is a hope for me... 29

Well, I might try to draw again :)

07-21-2008, 06:46 PM
I'm 35, I started roleplaying in '91 or '92 with AD&D 2ed & Gamma World! I've since played a LOT of systems: Toons, Gurps, Traveller, D&D 3.5 & 4, Star Wars (both WEG & D20), Vampire, Rifts, Fudge, TMNT, Shadowrun 3 & 4, and more... Dunno if I'm an old timer or not, but I do play in my own basement instead of my parent's! :-) I've been making my own worlds and world maps for almost as long as I've been playing. Started off with hand drawn maps, and now use several programs to make maps now. I dunno if I'll bother posting any of my maps yet, I'm still too busy oohing and ahhing over everyone else's maps! :-) Keep up the awesome work everyone!

07-22-2008, 03:41 AM
I suppose I ought to join in ... I'm 35 and a geeky techie type (not too geeky, honest). I've been in to maps, especially old maps, for ages and spent hours drawing my own for campaign worlds on hex paper (I've recently found some of them again). I've been in to roleplay since school and this has also driven the interest in maps, and history, and physical geography, and religion, and politics, and sociology, and psychology. Basically, my interest in gaming has driven my learning and development. Like the poster above, I've played lots of different systems and I'm still trying out new ones.

09-05-2008, 10:04 AM
I'm... 40... uhh... (counts on fingers)... 43? Yeah, that sounds right.
I've been playing since 76ish, starting with D&D in the white box, then quickly branching out to Metamorphosis Alpha, Empire of the Petal Throne, Traveller, Melee/Wizard/TFT, and so on. My table time has probably been split evenly between D&D of some sort, Traveller of some sort, and GURPS, with a good amount of Call of Cthulhu filling in the gaps.

09-05-2008, 10:38 AM
Ok, I am 24 and my first meet with AD&D was in '98. At this time, it was afternoon games with coca-cola and cakes fighting orcs and goblins and always joking about anything. I remember a party, when we were in high school. We have stop the game during 30 minutes arguing how many rounds we may have during a fall. Everybody was trying to prove by physics formulas that we had 2 rounds.
I don't remember when I drew my first map, maybe I was 12 or something like that.

So I guess I am among the young ones.