I remember my first RPG session very clearly. It was a one on one session with my friend Kenny as the DM and me with my fighter Cyrus. AD&D DMG, dice and graph paper. Not even a Player's Handbook.
I THINK is was during the 7th grade, after school one winter day, but I'm not 100% sure it was the 7th grade. There is a small chance it could have been 8th grade. Still, most likely my first RPG session was in early 1980.
I would have been 12.
Over 33 years ago.
I did have a huge gap from March of 1997 to late 2007 where I didn't game. I bought, I collected and I read, but I didn't game. I had no group until I took the plunge into Fantasy Grounds 2.
Hmm, so about 23 years of gaming in that stretch. About half a lifetime, as I turn 46 this summer.
I guess I need to make up for that 10 year gap ;)
So, what year did the world of RPGs open up for you?