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    Simple question.
    Potentially lengthy answer depending on the person.

    This counts ALL dnd.

    I started in April of 17 with 5e. No experience with it before that but glad I was given the chance.

    Honestly just curious how long the fourmites have been invested.

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    I've started about 15 years ago.

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    First or second year of my university, which is... 4.5, 4 years ago?

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    23 years and counting! Literally started playing when I was 6.

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    1979? Roughly 42 years ago :) Probably AD&D or boxed set for the first game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sindal View Post
    Simple question.
    Potentially lengthy answer depending on the person.

    This counts ALL dnd.

    I started in April of 17 with 5e. No experience with it before that but glad I was given the chance.

    Honestly just curious how long the fourmites have been invested.
    Started in 1975. Played a lot for the next ten years. Played a bit less for the next ten years, then picked up a bit as my kids got to be old enough to play with dad. Wife decided she didn't like it, so it didn't become a family game. Stopped playing for the next ten years or so. Picked it back up in 2014 when my brother asked me to join a group and promised that I'd not have to be the DM. D&D 5e, in other words, brought me back.
    Editions Played: Original(lots), AD&D 1e (lots) and 2e (not as much); Basic/BX/BECMI (Mostly as DM for kids and their friends) 3.x as player for my nephew's dungeon and for a few VTT games. 4e: not at all. (Even played a few table top miniatures battles in Chainmail, and a few in the Swords and Spells supplement to original D&D - but most table top battles were either Microarmor or Napoleonics).
    Never did PF, which is D&D 3.75, I hear.
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    11 Years this month, as it happens. Started playing with both 3.5 and 2e AD&D. My real start to DMing is with 5th Edition's release in 2014.
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    Started at around 1992 when I picked up a boxed set of 2e at a church rummage sale. Played with friends regularly for the next 8 years. Played 3.5 regularly in college. Then went on a hiatus until about 6 years ago when I met and started playing 5e in my current group.

    So almost 30 years since I started, but about 15 years of active playing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keravath View Post
    1979? Roughly 42 years ago :) Probably AD&D or boxed set for the first game.
    Same. Since AD&D

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    1983 with BECMI then AD&D. Lots of 2e but completely missed 3/3.5 due to being stationed in Europe (which is where most of the 2e happened). Played 4e until 5e was released.

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    I think it was something like 20 years ago when my dad printed off Caves of Shadow for 3.0. The game was MEANT to be played with 4 people playing as Regdar, Lidda, Mialee and Jozan (who were set up with simplified rules). We missed this and I played it solo as a Half-Orc Sorcerer. That put me off for a little bit to be honest.

    Then it was like 7 years later when I got into 3.5 and 4th quickly after that, with 5th coming when a 4th edition game I was in at the time made the switch over (I think that switch happened not too long after 5th Edition was first released).

    So, yeah, roughly 20 years.
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    Started with 2E in 1998ish. Then went to 3E a couple years later. Then 3.5E. Then Pathfinder (which is basically 3.75E) in lieu of 4E. Then 5E.

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    Since 1990, 2nd edition.
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    First played in the late 1970's with the original box set. We move on to AD&D when it started coming out one book at a time.

    I've played every edition since then but not much 4e as that was prime family time for me so not much gaming time at all.

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    82 - 85

    2018 - present

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    First played in 1980 with Holmes Basic.

    Since then I've played and/or DMed every edition (and probably around fifty other RPG systems too).

    I've been playing with the same group since 1988, although these days we play a multigenerational game with our various kids (who are now starting to leave for university and form their own groups there).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porcupinata View Post
    I've been playing with the same group since 1988, although these days we play a multigenerational game with our various kids (who are now starting to leave for university and form their own groups there).
    That is so cool, call me envious.
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    (paraphrased) Rulings are not 'House Rules.' Rulings are a DM doing what DMs are supposed to do.
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    Agency means that they {players} control their character's actions; you control the world's reactions to the character's actions.
    Gosh, 2D8HP, you are so very correct!

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    Started playing TTRPGS in my first year in high school, in 1998, so about 23 years

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    We started in 6th grade with some older books... Basic mostly... So, just over 29 years ago?

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    played a little 2e in middle/high school back in the 1990s but was mostly focused on GURPS and Warhammer back then. took a long RPG break but was very excited to pick it back up late last year when some friends expressed interest in playing. it has now taken over my brain as i suspected it might!
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    24 and a half years.

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    Started in late 1977 so 43 years, heading to 44.

    However in that time there were side tracks into other RPGs like Shadowrun and Traveller but I have always returned to D&D. It holds a special place in my heart.

    EDIT: I have been corrected by my friend I started RPGs with so I fixed my answer.
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    32 years ago. Played a 1e/2e hybrid in my Senior Patrol Leader's* dining room. Two adventures before my mom caught on and banned it as devil worship. In one, we fought Xvarts, and my magic-user accidentally put the party to sleep (we survived that, fortunately). In another, every room opened with a flying dagger trap, and we started joking about it.



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    '88 I think
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    I started in '85 with AD&D, and played that and 2E into the '90s. I've mostly moved away from D&D as a system, though I do still play some Pathfinder.

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    I played my first game of AD&D (1e) in '95. I was 10 or 11 at the time. Must've been 10 actually, it was in the spring. Though I got to the game more seriously (DMing myself) about 7 years later in 2002 if I recall correctly.
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    '87 or '88, blue box, AD&Ds, 3, 3.x, 4, 5, and a spread of other games.
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    +/- 30 years... started round 1990 with some friends from my village, one of them had the Rules Cyclopedia, and later several folks had the AD&D books. I played a lot of 3.x (started with 3.0 but quickly turned over to 3.5), kept playing that til 5e came out.

    The people I play with now are friends from high school and university.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keravath View Post
    1979? Roughly 42 years ago :) Probably AD&D or boxed set for the first game.
    Dang, that makes me feel really old. I started when I was five or six in 1979, I think. It might have been a couple years later. My older brother was DM. We played B/X. My brother moved out, and I bought the Companion set (BECMI), and started DMing for my little brother. Around 1990 or so I bought The Tome of Magic, and we transitioned to 2E.
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    Started in 1988, playing Red Box basic (my Dad was DM).

    Went through AD&D 2e, 3e/3.5, PF, and then 5e, with the occasional hiatus here and there.
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