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    Is it just me or does it seem like most RPG gamers get their start in their teanage years?

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    16 here.

    Got introduced to PnP gaming by my cousin with 2nd edition D&D when I was thirteen. I got into Star Wars D20 a little over a year ago..and have recently been learning the D6 system.
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    Not me. I think I was 8 or 9. I started gamemastering at 11. Can't say the gamemastering I did was particularly good when I was 11, but I guess you could say I grew into it.

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    Originally posted by Jonas Malcume
    Is it just me or does it seem like most RPG gamers get their start in their teanage years?
    Originally posted by Ubiqtorate
    Not me. I think I was 8 or 9. I started gamemastering at 11. Can't say the gamemastering I did was particularly good when I was 11, but I guess you could say I grew into it.
    I was the same as Ubiqtorate, but yeah, most seem to start in their teens.

    Of course, when I was 13 or so, my parents moved to a new city, so I got my little brothers (then aged 9 and 7) into RPGin pretty quickly-- since it was them, or nobody!
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    Originally posted by Ubiqtorate
    Not me. I think I was 8 or 9. I started gamemastering at 11. Can't say the gamemastering I did was particularly good when I was 11, but I guess you could say I grew into it.
    A bit off-topic, but back in the day, when I was about 6, I remember sitting at a card table with my oldest brother and his friends as they played the Champions RPG. Sure, I wasn't actually an active participant, but that's when my interest in RPGs began.

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    I'm 15 and I started playing about a month or two ago. My friend got me into it after getting me addicted to star wars epic duels. It was like a gateway drug

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    I'm almost 14, and have been Rping for about 7 years, my cousin (who got hooked from his cousin) first got me interested in DND, and then for christmas I got the DND interductary set with the dragon on it. After about a year I got the Monster manual v3.0, then when I was about 11, I got a whole set of 3.5 addition DND books and actually learned to play. I baught the SWRPG books when I was about 12, and read it in one day (I read the Players handbook and most of the DMG in one day also) I still aren't a very good G/DM, but I am constantly improving. My actual talent is rules, I only need to read a rule book once, to know all the rules.

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    Im 16 now and im about to be a senior in a bout 3 weeks. ITS ALMOST SUMMER!!!

    my uncle had an old 2nd edition DnD book and since i was about 3 i loved to look through it and look at all the monster and warriors and stuff, then when i got about 8 i started reading it a little, and my uncle explain a bit of how it worked to me and i learn enough of the rules to play some very loose games with him. Then i bout a DnD 3rd edition when i was 11 and ive been hooked ever since
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    A bit off-topic, but back in the day, when I was about 6, I remember sitting at a card table with my oldest brother and his friends as they played the Champions RPG. Sure, I wasn't actually an active participant, but that's when my interest in RPGs began.
    My sister would intently watch us roleplay from the time she was about three (I'm ten years older than she is). I didn't really do much roleplaying with her until she was about seven or eight, but she had "characters" before that. Another roleplayer in our group has an eleven-month-old son who has been "roleplaying" with us since... well, since he was in the womb, actually. Obviously he can't do much, either, but he does have a "character" - an astromech droid who doesn't do much but beep and gurgle anyway. He always seems really interested with all of our roleplaying stuff, though - but that's probably just because he wants to tear the books and eat the dice. It's like I've said in other threads, though - you're never too young to learn.

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    Well, as Ubiqtorate said I have a son that has been playing since he was in the womb. Well, to say the least we are working on getting him to say Yoda right now. Still waiting on that one, but we figure by the time he is three he should be a gamemaster and ready to GM his first adventure. They are never too young!
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    I'm 34 and have been playing RPGs, starting with Star Wars D6, for 18 years now.

    The people I game with range from 18 to 36+
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    Um, yeah. I'm 29, started off with Battletech when I was 16. Started on Star Wars back in 95 and have been playing it since. Friends tried to get me into D&D, with no success ( course they tried to start me off with advanced characters to catch up with the group that had been playing for several months together.

    I picked up the D20 version of Star Wars on my second tour of duty in Korea, and bought the books where and when I could find them. There are only 3-4 out of the D20 collection that I don't have. PotJ, DSSB, and Geonosis are the only products for the "RPG" I don't have. Not a MINIS fan by the closest margin, but if needing something to represent characters in a quick orderly fashion, nothing wrong with the old MICROMACHINES (which I do have a bunch of)

    Haven't done much playing lately, not many gamers in my area for tabletop, and too busy currently to get into a PBP game here.
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    I'm 40 and started gaming when I was 18 or 19. My youngest regular player is 18 and the oldest is in his mid 50s.
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    I am 14 now, got into DnD when I was.....8? Yeah 8. I got into the SWRPG about a year or two ago. I had to start GMing, because no one played it that I knew of. Although I've een into Star Wars since I was like5-6.
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