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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2021 2:46 p.m. PST

If you are currently playing D&D on a semi-regular basis (or were before the 'Rona), what age range do you fall into?

15-20
21-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-and beyond.

Thanks!

USAFpilot21 Apr 2021 2:51 p.m. PST

I played regularly between ages 11-14, my middle school years 6, 7 , and 8th grade; then my older brother went off to college.

Gokiburi21 Apr 2021 3:03 p.m. PST

30-39
We play weekly, over Roll20.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2021 4:07 p.m. PST

50-59
Play weekly and biweekly (two different groups), via Slack, Discord and Roll20.
Slack's great, Discord is okay, Roll20 is buggy.

Thatblodgettkid21 Apr 2021 4:17 p.m. PST

I belong to a group that has known each other since junior high and still plays bi-weekly. Age 50-59 (although we have the son of one of the players who is a young whippersnapper at 27!).

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian21 Apr 2021 4:35 p.m. PST

60+

Captain Oblivious21 Apr 2021 4:47 p.m. PST

40 to 49. My kids 13, 15, and 19 also play. It might be worth considering that a bunch of wargamers might tend to be a bit on the greyer side of the RPG equation. :)

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2021 5:20 p.m. PST

Fifties. Run a campaign and playing in 2 others.

Striker21 Apr 2021 6:10 p.m. PST

50 to 59

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2021 8:16 p.m. PST

At 52, I'm trying to get back in after having last played when I was about 12.

I'm envious of those who have weekly games going. Kudos to those older Gamers still playing as well.

DisasterWargamer21 Apr 2021 8:17 p.m. PST

60+

Martin Rapier21 Apr 2021 10:33 p.m. PST

Not a regular player but we do one off scenarios from time to time. 50 to 59.

mrwigglesworth22 Apr 2021 4:14 a.m. PST

54

Green Tiger22 Apr 2021 4:58 a.m. PST

I very rarely play these days but am supporting my girl friend's son who is DMing his second campaign and is 12.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2021 5:36 a.m. PST

50-59, while my players are 30-59, with two of my sons playing in my group (wife used to, but now she watches a grandchild so his father can play…). Been playing since I was 15, and my sons have been playing since they turned 13 (family rule: must be 13 to play). My two sons are playing some of their first characters still, some 20 years later!

D&D makes a great family game which can keep everybody actively involved in each other's lives, beyond the normal, mundane stuff. It gives us very fun reasons to get together, and spend time together. Cheers!

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2021 6:47 a.m. PST

I played once in 1977 and figured out it was not for me. On the other hand, my 35 year old son not only is a regular player, he has figured out how to get paid for being a DM. Sweet…

So for him, I'll answer 30-39.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Apr 2021 8:38 a.m. PST

50-59, however I was all the other age groups leading up to that and one before 15.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2021 8:39 a.m. PST

47

DrSkull22 Apr 2021 9:53 a.m. PST

50-59 range

rmaker22 Apr 2021 1:44 p.m. PST

60+, but only an occasional player these days.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Apr 2021 8:52 a.m. PST

My current group, (six-eight players) run in ages from 22 into the late 50's…a good mix of young and old, and it keeps the game interesting.

CeruLucifus24 Apr 2021 5:13 a.m. PST

58. Other players in my group are about 5 years younger.

Dukewilliam24 Apr 2021 7:24 p.m. PST

60+ been playing with my brother since 1977.

Personal logo Inari7 Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2021 8:19 a.m. PST

Unfortunately polling on this site will get you a slightly older demographic.
I played in High School and collage. Every now and then after that.

Grandrod09 May 2021 9:38 p.m. PST

Had my first game at 57, with my grandchildren aged 7 & 9. had a blast as i played a warrior/fighter who was most likely a 1st cousin of the 3 Stooges

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Jun 2021 10:27 p.m. PST

Still 50-59, but in a slightly different position than my previous answer … that's the problem with age …

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2021 3:54 p.m. PST

This is eye opening for me. Had no idea, I thought most people quit at 14 or so. I never played until I was a Scout Executive in my 20s. The camp councilors were playing and they ask me to play. Up to then I was strictly a historical board gamer. I was bored and played one game. They were surprised at how aggressive I played. I was still bored. Haven't played since.

Albus Malum30 Jun 2021 5:06 p.m. PST

I would assume that the average age of Dnd Players would be around 15-30, but most on this board responding would be 50+ which is that catagory I fit in, and I have recently resumed playing Ad&d 1st ed. with my children.

I quit in my mid/late 20 due to many moves, of myself and those I played with. But realistically, my playing time drastically decreased when I went to college do to time constraints.

Collecting, painting miniatures, 3d printing ect, ie those who read or post on these forums, to any scale takes finances that I didnt have when I was younger, and I assume many others would say the same.

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