Saturday, January 14, 2012

One thing I don't Get

Reading the 5e boards.

How can someone say "I am an Old Timer" and "I started with 2nd Ed" in the same breath?


14 comments:

Theodric the Obscure said...

They discovered role-playing late in life? :-P

Bob said...

Well, 1989 was 23 years ago. (That makes me feel my age a bit!)

Then again, maybe they're thinking of Holmes as 2E. (And now I feel better.)

Koren n'Rhys said...

We're getting old, Tim. If you've been playing for 20 years, I suppose you're allowed to be an "old timer", even if you did start with 2E.

Timothy Brannan said...

It sounds so odd to me, but yeah, 2nd ed was 20 years ago.

Talysman said...

That doesn't freak me out. The 3e people claiming to be old-timers are another matter...

123 said...

Whatever you do then, don't go back to college.

That will make you feel......O-L-D!

Timothy Brannan said...

I work in colleges as part of day job, so yeah I get you on that.

BlUsKrEEm said...

Sweet, I'm an old timer!

Keith Davies said...

came up too long ago, someone asked me how long I've been doing something (exactly what doesn't matter).

"I make it... about 25 years. And thank you for making me do *that* bit of arithmetic."

Tezrak the Impslayer said...

*raises his hand*

Another 20-year RPG gamer here who can trace his roots back to 2E*!

*Technically 2E, an "acquired" copy of the 1E DMG, and the Red Box (not sure if it's Holmes, Metzner or Moldvay though)

Jeff said...

I've been playing D&D since 1976, so I've got polyhedrons older than some of you.

Trust me on this: just because you're "old" doesn't make you any brighter than anyone else.

The Lord of Excess said...

I agree with the now well hashed out and sad reality that 2nd ed is ... sigh ... old :(

I think some people lapse a bit ... what with being old timers we do that :) I started with original Red Box D&D (ya I know 1983 isn't even old, old timer) and I've slipped up from time to time and said I started with 2nd ed. I think some people feel that way because they played so much 2nd ed ... it did have a damn long run.

Aaron E. Steele said...

I'm mystified. Someone starts with 2nd Edition and they think they know what old-school is?

Higgipedia said...

Maybe we can steal a bit from the world of cars, where 20 years makes you a "classic" and 45 years makes you an "antique." I figure, if you can say "I've been playing longer than you've been alive," you can be Old School, so 15-20 years is an appropriate time frame.

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