I’ve been playing a RPG’s since I was 10 years old, so that means that I’ve been playing for more than 35 years now. I started with the Holmes “Blue Book” (and a now much battered copy, light green cover of B1 In Search of the Unknown) plus the 1E Player’s Handbook and played into the late 1E and early 2E – for about 16 years before setting AD&D down and not looking back until now – except that I kept my original campaign world, and kept running it with a variety of game systems. While I can trace parts of my campaign world back to the earliest days of my gaming, the world has only existed in a recognizable format since I was about 15 or so. After stumbling across the OSR I decided to try to running 1E AD&D again for a year or two with mixed success. I was never quite able to recapture the magic of playing AD&D that I remember from my teens and twenties, and while enjoyable, it never quite clicked the way that I wanted it to. I also quickly became disillusioned by the OSR in many ways, watching it rail against anything new as well as having a relatively bile-filled relationship with itself. I’m currently enjoying adapting my campaign setting to D&D 5e, or rather adapting D&D 5E to it.
The other games that I still play and love, which will undoubtedly get mentioned here, include various versions of Traveller to RTG’s Cyberpunk 2020 to Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu and Pagan Publishing’s Delta Green alog with a host of lesser known and more obscure games.