I started playing in 1974 with Chainmail, the precursor to D&D and then played actively until the mid-80s. However, it got harder and harder to find anyone who actually wanted to play who wasn't a screwed up idiot. The last group we had, one member got so into Vampire: The Masquerade that he started dressing all in black and refusing to leave the house during daylight hours. Since he was the ride everyone else had to the game, we just stopped playing. Every attempt since then has failed because the people were just too messed up. I'd like to again one day, occasionally, my wife and daughters and I will sit down and play Paranoia or something, but it's hard to find anyone well-adjusted who likes to play.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Played pen and paper Star Trek role playing games during the '80's and '90's.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
Yes. But probably not in the way you are asking
~Following My Own Flow~
I'm currently playing with two different groups, one which is mostly stereotypical nerdy college kids (my wife and I are the oldest people in the group). The other is made up of normal, well-adjusted, successful people. We even get along well and hang out outside of the game.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Let's see if I can remember right. There were five guys I used to play RPGs with.
One went to the Citadel and became a career military officer.
One became an engineer.
Another is a firefighter, a supervisor and trainer actually.
One got killed in a robbery at his place of business, shortly after being engaged. Good guy, miss him.
The other is a security guard who never married and can barely carry on a conversation with someone who doesn't speak geek. (this was the one who was really really into it, and still is.)
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Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."