Am I the only youngun?
I'm 26. Starting Playing with the tail end of 2nd Edition in the late 90's and then 3rd Edition soon after. Now I love DCC
I hope that the DCC RPG, along with the other strong 'old school' systems will spur interest in 'younger' players who haven't had much opportunity to experience this style of play. I know many of us here are a bit grayer than we'd perhaps like, but I can't believe that the things that got us so excited 25-35 years ago can't trigger the same sort of response in creative types today. My son is twelve, knows his way around an xbox and games like Skyrim like nobody's business, but he LOVES the DCC RPG.
And welcome Warlokk!
I heard WotC were reprinting the 1E books right about the same time DCC showed up on my radar. I had originally planned to snag the 1E books, but, after playing DCC I'm not sure it's necessary.
DCC RPG is the most fun I've had with a game since I began playing. In the ten years I've been in the hobby, I've played 3.0, 3.X, Star Wars 4th Edition, V:tM, Mage, Werewolf, Shadowrun, BESM, The Burning Wheel, Pathfinder (plus wargames like WH40k, WHFB, Warmachine), and none of them even come close to the awesomeness of DCC RPG. Burning Wheel is my other favorite, but it is a very different animal.
It really came along at the right time, too, as I had just finished up an 8-month long campaign and was really burned out on the rules bloat of those systems.
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