June 11, 2011
I was 10 years old when I started playing with a friend's older brother (he was 15 at the time) and his friends. While I might not have been the greatest role player in the world, I did have plenty of experience with text adventure games on my Commodore so to me D&D (AD&D 1e at the time) was like text adventures with character sheets and dice. These guys were -very- serious about their gaming, they were heavy simulationist players and definitely "Rule 0" type DMs. Their style of play and DMing rubbed off on me.
I tend to be a grognard, I will admit it. I like what I like, I like what I know. I'll be nice and just say "No 4e". I'm mostly familiar with 3.5 but I am slowly learning this Pathfinder. If somebody's running a 2e AD&D game I'd be happy to play once I refresh my memory on that system. I also know but haven't played WFRP (1e) in a long time. I am not objected to learning other systems. As a DM, I want a system that I has a lot of resources I can draw from and it's relatively easy to modify, and for me that's 3.5/Pathfinder. As a player I really don't care as long as the character generation process doesn't take 20 years and is relatively easy for you to teach me and for me to "get down".
Hi I'm Michael. I've been playing D&D for a long time but recently been reduced to playing online and that's difficult for many reasons, including schedules and quality (or lack thereof) online.