An Old Fart on Old School– Wherein I will pontificate upon the actual meaning of “Old School”.

I am 44 years old, and other than a brief two year break for a bad life decision, I’ve played RPGs since 1979. I don’t tell you this to boast, I tell you this and ask you to think about the first thing to pop into your head. Was it, “he must be an old school gamer”? If it was, think about what that means. Does the picture in you mind spring to life of a bunch of pimple faced kids, noses in thick books, rolling dice and moving miniatures around? That’s not the way it was.

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Character Death

Guest contributor Temmogen is an Ancient Great Wyrm of a DM. Who one day will realize his vision of world domination through the use of the trained rodents. You can find his sporadic game related musings at www.thelibraryoflostlegends.blogspot.com and follow his special brand of insanity on Twitter: @Temmogen.

I have been playing D&D, and other RPGs, for 32 years. Yes you read that right, since way back in 1980. Consequently, I have seen and done just about everything I can think of in relation to playing and running the game. I am by no stretch of the imagination an expert, but I have been around for a while.

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