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Fendell Orcbane March 13, 2014 02:42

30 or over....
It seems like a lot of the people that post here are in their 30's. Which is great for me since I don't feel like the oldest person in the room. Although I might be at 39. Its just interesting that these games tend to attract older players. But maybe older people like to read more and I've always felt like playing Angband was kind of like reading a book versus watching a movie. Angband requires the player to be more active than a game like Diablo where its all there for you. I like that we all have our own version of Morgoth in our heads.

Mondkalb March 13, 2014 08:39

Many players started playing roguelikes many years ago (if not decades ago). Back then there were a lot of text-based adventures and rpgs around, so people grew up with it or got used to this kind of games.
Even if the games had graphics they were not remotely as shiny as they are today. ;)

AnonymousHero March 13, 2014 22:17

I think was around 30 when I started -- probably a little less given the date of my first posted winner in any variant. However, I don't think age has anything to do with it, I just think it's a certain type of personality which is attracted to this type of game.

Malak Darkhunter March 13, 2014 22:29

I'm 37 growed up on it, played wizardy, ssi gold box forgotten realms(Dos)..Kings Quest, remember those? Then came along moria, been hooked ever since, and now angband.

Gorbad March 14, 2014 02:04

40 here, and I *know* I'm not the oldest in the room by far, so you're safe Fendell.

Started off playing nethack on the computers at the math faculty around '91-92.

Cardinal Rob March 14, 2014 03:07

35 here. Started on Rogue in the mid 80's, and then Hack (or was it NetHack?).

In the mid 90's got introduced to Moria, and then from about 2000 I've been mostly playing Angband, Zangband, Chengband, and now PosChengband

ekolis March 14, 2014 03:12

I'm 30, and I've been playing roguelikes ever since I was, I dunno, 10 or so? I remember playing Nethack on my dad's PC and being absolutely entranced with it - maybe part of the reason was that it wouldn't run off the floppy disk, and my dad said I wasn't allowed to install anything on the hard drive, so I had to be secretive about it! :D Of course, the gameplay itself (and the wacky humor) surely had something to do with it - I loved how you could read a random scroll and teleport 30 levels down to Hell (where you would find both hostile *and* friendly demons!), or drink a random potion and start hallucinating about Daleks! A few references (and other things) went over my head - I read something about a "GNOME patch", and wondered how I could install it on DOS to make gnomes a playable race! :P

HugoTheGreat2011 March 14, 2014 03:42

31 this year. Experience started with playing a developmental version of Moria for the Mac in the mid-90s. Good times!

Fendell Orcbane March 14, 2014 05:33

Also it seems like a lot of you were math majors or something. Me ? I'm, pretty much bad at I think I'd be a better player if I were more mathematically inclined.

Nick March 14, 2014 07:03

39 is a couple of years older than me ... when I started playing 12 years ago. And yes, I'm a mathematician...

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