Is It Time To Come Back?
by, 01-16-2010 at 08:59 PM (800 Views)
I just joined Pen and Paper. I'm very happy I did, too. I have been on a gaming hiatus for about two years now. Prior to that, I was/am a gaming veteran of over 20 years. I love tabletop gaming. I started with the "Little Red Box", and the rest is history. Like most of you reading this, gaming has been my hobby and my passion. I've had some killer groups - and good friends - over the years. My last gaming experience really went sour, though. I had some bad chemistry with one of the group members. This lead to issues with other group members that just could not understand the problem. I had some life frustrations as well. I know that part of the problem was me. I know that part of the problem was the group, too. I realized that I was not getting something I needed from gaming any more, especially from that group. I did not know what that was, though. So, I decided to "leave the table" for a while.
With 2 years of not gaming, the bug is really biting me again. I am still not sure if I have realized what I am looking for in gaming again, so I am a little worried about repeating my last situation. At 37 years old, I'm sure my "tastes" in gaming have changed some. I do know that DMing is my preference at the gaming table. My history and experience with D&D, Alternity, and Shadowrun have shown me that I am a good DM and I am pretty good at it. I guess the question is what sort of people am I looking for in my group? What style of game do I want to run? I don't mean D&D versus Shadowrun. I mean do I want to run a fun, light-hearted game or a more serious/mature game?
What all this boils down to, is that I am seeking advice from you folks. I am hoping there are some of you out there that have experienced this type of problem and have some pointers.
BTW, I live in Carrollton, TX. Anybody interested in a D&D 3.x game. I believe I will be running and original world if not an original twist on Mystara.