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Why I Still Play Old Role-Playing Games — 7 Comments

  1. Glad to see I'm not alone. I stopped playing in '91 and I'm just entering my second year of my return to D&D. I do play 4E though because I can't find anyone to play 1E. I like the monster builder because I can easily re-stat the Morkoth and the Xvart.

  2. I'm of the same mind, but feel myself tempted by some Indie Games, and try them out from time to time… However, I ALWAYS find myself coming home to Holmes.

    I still have my battered copy of Holmes with highlighted sections I long ago memorized, and the Harpies with their "boobies" colored in with Number Two graphite. My dad was a Pastor and my mum was worried that D&D might be bad… I was taking no chances and colored those puppies over so that Holmes wouldn't end up in the same fire my AC~DC 8-track tapes ended up in… The perils we survived as teenagers in 1978; amazing, simply amazing…

  3. @Todd – back in 78, I wished my mum and dad would take any kind of interest in what I was doing but reading your post, I guess I didn't have it all bad…

  4. Todd: Fortunately, I was 18 when I bought my copy of OD&D in 1975 so my parents couldn't say much. Not that they would have. They didn't buy the D&D was evil nonsense when it started in the early 1980s. Of course, by then I had been playing games for years and they had seen first hand what happened in a game. No magic spells cast, no demons summoned, no human sacrifices — just a bunch of people sitting around a table talking, eating, and rolling dice every once in a while.

  5. Way to be. Play what you like. Now mind you, I like a lot of different games. Newer is not necessarily better, but Older isn't either. Cheers,

    ~Adaen of Bridgewater

  6. I don’t think many people play newer games just because they’re newer. When 2e came out, I switched because (at the time) I liked many of the changes. When I left D&D for other systems, it was because I didn’t want D&D anymore. When I came back to classic D&D, it was because I wanted D&D again, and 3e wasn’t doing it for me. My friends who play 3e genuinely like 3e. (Heck, I like it too, though it isn’t my game of choice.)

    I don’t know anybody yet who plays or likes 4e.

  7. Someone's liking and playing 4E. Power to them.

    I'm willing to try any game, though my preference now leans now towards strategy-heavy and rules-light.

    When I can't get my RPG fix, I can always rely on getting together with those friends who play eurogames like Settlers, Ticket to Ride and such.