How old were you when you played your first RPG?

At what age did you play your first RPG?

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  • 10-19

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  • 20-29

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  • 30-39

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  • 50-59

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Hastar

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I miss the great manuals that came with the early cRPGs. Wizardry and Might and Magic had nice manuals with artwork and cartoons. The Wizardry cartoons were hilarious.
 
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clemford

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Age 10 or 11 for my own CRPG- Gateway to Apshai. Then probably Ultima 3 after that. I had played Ultima, Wizardy and Temple of Apshai at friends' houses before that. For RPG it is likely 7 or 8, playing basic D&D with my older brother and friends.
 
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Lakorus

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It was Wizardry 6 on the Amiga, if I remember correctly. I was 15, I think. But the rpg-virus was already in me from the day I read about Dungeon Master.
 
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Circa 1978, 8 years old, my brother and I had a Basic DnD Box set. It was all down hill after that..... Or uphill....
 
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I was part of the D&D craze back when it hit big in the early 1980s. I must have been around 13 when I first got introduced to it by my next door neighbor, he was 20-something and he had a bunch of us neighborhood kids start to come over for long D&D sessions. It was a lot of fun. And then I also would play at lunch time in middle school too.

If you mean computer role playing games, I did play some of that text game Zork, but I came late to computer rpgs you might say, I missed most of the 1990s era, my first real one that I played was Baldur's Gate. I was absolutely amazed at that game at the time, and it hooked me real good on the crpgs.
 
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largh

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My first RPG was RuneQuest which I played at the age of about 10. The second one was Cyberpunk 2020 which we played at the verge of teen age. I was so proud of playing PnP RPGs instead of playing with Legos that time :D In retrospective, they both were similar kind of child's play and I should not have felt ashamed to play with Legos. I liked RPGs so much that volunteered in a local RPG store for work practice when I was at the 6th class. I still remember how the workers would LARP in the store when there were no customers. One, who had a toy sword, would be an elf and fight against a "dwarf" with a hammer. The dwarf lost because the elf summoned a river in between them and dwarfs could not swim. Even though these guys were >40 and I was 12, I think I was the least child in that shop :ROFLMAO:

My first computer RPG was Ultima 5, which I played around the same time than RuneQuest. I could not understand anything about that game since I could not read English. All I remember how scary the blue robed ghosts were and how cool it was to get magical throwing axes for the entire party. Baldur's Gate came out when I was 15 and blew my mind away. It was so fancy and modern! That's still one of the few games I have finished multiple times.

Regrettably, I am too busy these days to play PnP or cRPGs. Also, I have partly lost interest for them but am sure that it will come back one day. It would be fun to play, for example, BG3 with a group of people when it comes out.
 
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