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revdjweb
01-13-2010, 07:46 PM
I suppose I could check each individual profile of the posters on here but that seems too much like work. I only ask because I am impressed at the wide age range of people in my army who all are addicted to Castle Age.

Anyhow, I am 42 and a lifelong gamer.

LilKayla
01-13-2010, 07:47 PM
A girl never tells her age. :p I'm closer to half that though.

Ice_prince
01-13-2010, 07:47 PM
I'm 25..
and i dont think checking each profile will get u anywhere.. :D

iseng
01-13-2010, 07:49 PM
mature enough to play game :)

LilKayla
01-13-2010, 07:50 PM
I'm 25..
and i dont think checking each profile will get u anywhere.. :D

since you already did?

blah
01-13-2010, 07:51 PM
I'm still in the womb.

Jorge Rivas
01-13-2010, 07:53 PM
18. And meh about it.

ZORG
01-13-2010, 07:54 PM
I act like an adult (when necessary). But I refuse to grow up.

JoshN.
01-13-2010, 07:54 PM
16 and probably one of the youngest on this forum ; )

ZeroWinZ
01-13-2010, 07:58 PM
23 and already I feel old as I watch my young cousins grow up.

avsquare
01-13-2010, 07:59 PM
21 ;)

Defyeler
01-13-2010, 07:59 PM
36. Kayla, you're my GF's age me thinks :)

avsquare
01-13-2010, 08:00 PM
36. Kayla, you're my GF's age me thinks :)

David, get MARRIED already! :p

imoutofnames
01-13-2010, 08:02 PM
19. Just goes to show, there are no age restrictions on cutting off a hydras head. Its fun for the whole famliy.

Defyeler
01-13-2010, 08:05 PM
David, get MARRIED already! :p

Haha, I used to NOT want to get married. Basically bad times in my family... Gramps divorced, 3 times, I am a child of early parental divorce.. bad times....

But I WILL marry Christine. No doubts about that anymore. I'm just working on the ring and the house XD

Knight Of Valeria
01-13-2010, 08:09 PM
I am 41. I got my adventure gaming roots way back when Final Fantasy I on the NES came out. I had no idea what that game even was----I bought it because the box had a cool graphic on it. The game was great. Between that and Gauntlet I became a forever gamer.

Castle Age kicks butt though. I love it!

jalbert009
01-13-2010, 08:10 PM
24 turning 25 soon. Lately Ive been feeling old coz i just saw my cousin who I used to play around with when she was a baby now drinking and going clubbing lol!

ZeroWinZ
01-13-2010, 08:14 PM
24 turning 25 soon. Lately Ive been feeling old coz i just saw my cousin who I used to play around with when she was a baby now drinking and going clubbing lol!

My cousins haven't reached that age yet, but wow I'd feel so old when that happens.

Knight Of Valeria
01-13-2010, 08:16 PM
This is the initial gaming journey. Little did I know that so many years later I would still be doing it. You gotta love this though. It is what sold me on adventure game genres forever.

http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/af116/castleage/Miscellaneous/finalfantasycover.jpg

JimmyM
01-13-2010, 08:22 PM
I miss old RPGs. None of this tutorial nonsense, no fairies or sprites or whatever following you around telling you where to go. "Here's a sword. Your party has 4 people and the names of the spells tell you nothing about their function. The locals' English is poorly translated. Good luck."

Oh, and I'm 23.

Defyeler
01-13-2010, 08:23 PM
This was the what my first FF experience looked like.. I still have the game:

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/egamia/images/1/16/FF1-2_Famicom_Box_Art.jpg

And played it on this:

http://www.vintagecomputing.com/wp-content/images/pcworld/famicom_top.jpg

jalbert009
01-13-2010, 08:24 PM
Phantasy Star 4 on the Sega Mega Drive got me hooked into RPG's and Final Fantasy 7 on PS1.

GoddessIMHO
01-13-2010, 08:24 PM
Let's just say I REMEMBER black and white TV.

I BOUGHT gas at $0.25 a gallon.

I USED a card reader to load programs on computers.

I EDITED web pages when there were no WYSIWYG editors.

But most important: the first computer game I played started with the words: You are in a maze of dark, twisty passages...

Defyeler
01-13-2010, 08:28 PM
Let's just say I REMEMBER black and white TV.

I BOUGHT gas at $0.25 a gallon.

I USED a card reader to load programs on computers.

I EDITED web pages when there were no WYSIWYG editors.

But most important: the first computer game I played started with the words: You are in a maze of dark, twisty passages...

Wizardry.... classic

Xelliz
01-13-2010, 08:29 PM
But most important: the first computer game I played started with the words: You are in a maze of dark, twisty passages...
never played Zork
I'm 31 appearently...didn't really notice though.

Kizer
01-13-2010, 08:30 PM
25 going on 7

Defyeler
01-13-2010, 08:31 PM
never played Zork
I'm 31 appearently...didn't really notice though.

That was Zork? I thought it was Wizardry that ran on old 386's, you start in a just on the outskirts of a forest?

Conrose
01-13-2010, 08:36 PM
A girl never tells her age. :p I'm closer to half that though.

Well, I can get girls to tell me "An" age, but never able to verify whether it's true or not.

LilKayla
01-13-2010, 08:38 PM
lol, thats true

revdjweb
01-13-2010, 08:40 PM
But most important: the first computer game I played started with the words: You are in a maze of dark, twisty passages...

Not only did I play Zork but I beat Zork. And in those days kids there were no FAQs, Walkthroughs or Cheat Codes.

Reinhardt Bleu
01-13-2010, 08:43 PM
30 ^^ soon to be 31

S7ormCrow
01-13-2010, 08:44 PM
25... so old :(

ZORG
01-13-2010, 08:45 PM
Let's just say I REMEMBER black and white TV.

I BOUGHT gas at $0.25 a gallon.

I USED a card reader to load programs on computers.

I EDITED web pages when there were no WYSIWYG editors.

But most important: the first computer game I played started with the words: You are in a maze of dark, twisty passages...

Me too!!!! LOL! :D

mith
01-13-2010, 08:47 PM
31.

I've recently been asked by my daughter and her bf to DM a D&D campaign for them and about 8 of their friends. How's that for bridging the generational gap?

I had to find v3.5 books since I haven't played in over 10 years. Apparently 2.0 (back when we called it AD&D) is just way too out-dated for the kids these days.

Xelliz
01-13-2010, 08:47 PM
That was Zork? I thought it was Wizardry that ran on old 386's, you start in a just on the outskirts of a forest?
Well...I thought it was...but I don't recall for certain.

I've recently been asked by my daughter and her bf to DM a D&D campaign for them and about 8 of their friends. How's that for bridging the generational gap?
I had to find v3.5 books since I haven't played in over 10 years. Apparently 2.0 (back when we called it AD&D) is just way too out-dated for the kids these days.
dude...thats awesome!

Shyft-
01-13-2010, 08:55 PM
It seems I'm near the mean age for a Castle Age Gamer at 27. The median is probably a bit lower.

343Darkphoenix
01-13-2010, 09:02 PM
31.

I've recently been asked by my daughter and her bf to DM a D&D campaign for them and about 8 of their friends. How's that for bridging the generational gap?

I had to find v3.5 books since I haven't played in over 10 years. Apparently 2.0 (back when we called it AD&D) is just way too out-dated for the kids these days.

They have good taste. They didn't ask for you to use the 4th ed. books.

I hope the kids I'll have ask me to GM/DM/ST for them and their friends at some point.

I'm 25.

waxlion
01-13-2010, 09:03 PM
How old is everyone? Weird question as I'm certain that everyone is "differently aged." Personally, I'm aged a mere 31 years, (which seems to be a trend) but all of that will end come this Groundhog's Day, where I will be 32.

waxlion
01-13-2010, 09:04 PM
They have good taste. They didn't ask for you to use the 4th ed. books.



Why play 4th ed when you can play WoW?

I need a good DFW area gaming group. It's been a while for me.

Defyeler
01-13-2010, 09:08 PM
I hope the kids I'll have ask me to GM/DM/ST for them and their friends at some point.

Ditto. I would love to pull out my old dice and run some campaigns for my kids.. one day.. when I'm 50 at my rate.. lol

ae81
01-13-2010, 09:09 PM
29 not too young not too old

Knight Of Valeria
01-13-2010, 09:09 PM
31.

I've recently been asked by my daughter and her bf to DM a D&D campaign for them and about 8 of their friends. How's that for bridging the generational gap?

I had to find v3.5 books since I haven't played in over 10 years. Apparently 2.0 (back when we called it AD&D) is just way too out-dated for the kids these days.

Thats great!! Hehe....

I have 4 of the dungeons and dragons hardcover rulebooks. From the early 1980s mind you. Look up ISBN 0-935696-02-4 and you will see the Dungeon Masters Guide I have. Not sure which version...be it 2.0, 1.0, etc....but here it is. It was published in 1979 I believe (The one that I have):

http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/af116/castleage/Miscellaneous/dmguide.jpg

dood
01-13-2010, 09:10 PM
But most important: the first computer game I played started with the words: You are in a maze of dark, twisty passages...

You are in an open field west of a big white house with a boarded
front door.
There is a small mailbox here.

play it now http://thcnet.net/zork/index.php

Defyeler
01-13-2010, 09:11 PM
I have that one, but reprinted in the mid 80s. Same cover though. And I have 3rd Edition. Never bought a new DM guide since. Only concentrated on the monster, race, and equipment compendiums after that.

waxlion
01-13-2010, 09:14 PM
I remember Zork... I also remember having many a family member die of dysentary as we tried to make our way to the great American West.

Knight Of Valeria
01-13-2010, 09:15 PM
Anyone old enough to remember this game? And you thought fighting serpents was exclusive to this game.....

http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/af116/castleage/Miscellaneous/serpent.jpg

windhawk
01-13-2010, 09:19 PM
38 here. Have been gaming ever since I got my first home computer - a Sharp MZ 700 (with built in cassette player).

http://www.old-computers.com/MUSEUM/photos/sharp_mz700_side2.jpg

Not much gaming after I got kids though - somehow finding the time for gaming (and reading!) is more troublesome with family stuff to deal with.

Castle Age has been a fun experience so far though ;-)

Mist
01-13-2010, 09:32 PM
I recently turned 24. It seems like there aren't many people younger than 18 on the forum. That kind of surprises me.

The real question is which Zork game did you finish? I've never managed to beat a single one of them.

Droidlover
01-13-2010, 09:34 PM
Let's just say I REMEMBER black and white TV.

I BOUGHT gas at $0.25 a gallon.

I USED a card reader to load programs on computers.

I EDITED web pages when there were no WYSIWYG editors.

But most important: the first computer game I played started with the words: You are in a maze of dark, twisty passages...

Let's see what I remember...

A video game meant playing along with Captain Kangaroo on TV.

My first computer was a TSR-80 and needed a cassete tape to load the program (took a half hour).

Anything involving the web had something to do with spiderman comics.

The closest thing to a webcam was hoping that she saw you in the magic mirror on Romper Room .

There was only one Disney Theme Park.

And Charlie Brown had the best holiday cartoons ever...still does.

InfinitiGuy
01-13-2010, 09:34 PM
26...Been an avid reader of the forums since I started playing a few months ago but I really don't have much of a clue what to do here besides type and sumbit...all that quote replying and what not is something I guess I'll have to figure out.

OldMan
01-13-2010, 09:36 PM
Well.. there was this song.. it goes "When I was young I listen to the radio...".. When I was young we play dirt... ride bikes.. swim at the near-by rivers.. and watch Black & White TV where it only broadcast 1/2 days as no much program was on back then.. enough said :confused::confused::D

Ice_prince
01-13-2010, 09:40 PM
Well.. there was this song.. it goes "When I was young I listen to the radio...".. When I was young we play dirt... ride bikes.. swim at the near-by rivers.. and watch Black & White TV where it only broadcast 1/2 days as no much program was on back then.. enough said :confused::confused::D
when i was a little boy i'm playing marbles and bikes..

But now all of the kids are glued to the TV or PC..sobs..

Defyeler
01-13-2010, 09:43 PM
Well.. there was this song.. it goes "When I was young I listen to the radio...".. When I was young we play dirt... ride bikes.. swim at the near-by rivers.. and watch Black & White TV where it only broadcast 1/2 days as no much program was on back then.. enough said :confused::confused::D

Other than the black and white TV (I was 3 when we ditched our B/W TV) I did all that stuff... then came home and after dinner played Nintendo.. lol

Nafiza
01-13-2010, 09:47 PM
I feel like a total creeper going through this entiree thread and reading everyone's ages xD;~

King Hrothbeort
01-13-2010, 09:51 PM
I'm 41. 1st Edition D & D was great old times. Have done much role playing lately, but have been going to quite a few conventions for board games lately. I'll be GMing Shadows Over Camelot, Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne at Econocon April 10 -11. http://psugaming.wordpress.com/econocon/

Gere
01-13-2010, 09:55 PM
52

I thought that I would top the leader board on something at least, but It sounds like I might not be the old man here. Gaming career started with D&D also - the small chain mail books. Computer career began on Commodore 64.

Tyler Long
01-13-2010, 09:58 PM
I'm 17, and I've wanted to play D&D for a VERY long time. Still haven't though...it sucks. I read constantly about dragons and fantasy books constantly :)

ZeroWinZ
01-13-2010, 10:01 PM
when i was a little boy i'm playing marbles and bikes..

But now all of the kids are glued to the TV or PC..sobs..

marbles, bikes, scooters, skating, pogs, yo-yo's, hand band, tennis, etc. Now all I see all little kids with DS, cell phones, and laptops.


I feel like a total creeper going through this entiree thread and reading everyone's ages xD;~

lol xD

Satori
01-13-2010, 10:06 PM
My first gaming experience was on my trusty TI 99-4a

http://gambit.mit.edu/updates/ti-994a.jpg

I played Adventure, Parsec, and a half dozen other cool games.

Then I got an Apple IIc. This bad boy was roughly equivalent to my friends' Commodore 64s. I played my first fantasy genre games on here - the TSR/SSI Pool of Radience. Later I played Curse of the Azure Bonds and the others in the series on different systems, but the first I played on my apple in green and black.

I'm 35. I've never payed less than 0.82c a gallon for gas.

stormlrd
01-13-2010, 10:13 PM
Im 41, my first pc was a timex sinclair, my second one was a commodore 64. How many ppl remember the original Zork Game for the commadore? "You have moved into a dark room you are likely to be eaten by a Grue!" lol

ashen
01-13-2010, 10:13 PM
I'm 32, and thinking of the original "Bard's Tale" and having to hand draw maps to try to figure out where everything was.

Conrose
01-13-2010, 10:17 PM
Anyways, 22, turning 23 this July.

themiddlewife
01-13-2010, 10:27 PM
49 and only started playing games on FB because my sister wanted me to join her Mafia. HAd never played a single solitary computer game before last year. Now needing to break my CA, MW and VW habit!

Xsavior
01-13-2010, 10:46 PM
I'm 29 turning 30 this Year.. Lol. I always been a gamer ever since i was 10+. I love RPGs n i remember playing dragonball on my micro genius n NES n the final fantasy series starting from 3 i till 9.. Lol.. My favorite is still FF7 though.. Lol..:-)
With regards,
Peter

sarie
01-13-2010, 11:17 PM
Hey guys, I'm just your average 20 year old university student... with a bit of a CA addiction. :]

I used to play Final Fantasy when I was younger (beat VIII, IX, X, X-2, and almost VII and VI) but I don't have the time anymore :(

I remember playing the original Diablo when I was like 11 too, bahahha, that was lots of fun for a while :]

Protocol
01-13-2010, 11:18 PM
I'm 32, and thinking of the original "Bard's Tale" and having to hand draw maps to try to figure out where everything was.

haha same here with the maps.

i am 35.

Icewolf822
01-13-2010, 11:24 PM
I am 29

Life is good

Valiant Flame
01-13-2010, 11:39 PM
16 and probably one of the youngest on this forum ; )

Nope, I just turned 16.


I miss old RPGs. None of this tutorial nonsense, no fairies or sprites or whatever following you around telling you where to go. "Here's a sword. Your party has 4 people and the names of the spells tell you nothing about their function. The locals' English is poorly translated. Good luck."


Lufia II, Uncharted Waters II, Ultima VI and best of all: Chrono Trigger

Despite my youth I have played Zork I, II, III, Zork Zero, and Beyond Zork. I'm sorry to say my computer is old enough to have a floppy port to play them on...

zeplinfan911
01-13-2010, 11:59 PM
I'm 19, this game stole my addiction from mobsters haha.

dood
01-14-2010, 01:21 AM
got a game code book, basic language, from the library and hand coded my games onto the vic20. Had to the leave the computer on as I had nothing to save all the coding I typed in on. I think breakout took me all day to type in then it didn't work so spent another day debugging only to end up playing a messed up version.

leolazy
01-14-2010, 01:25 AM
20 - Young - high spirited and Adventurous - currently traveling around but still check FB twice aday:D

Jehann
01-14-2010, 01:27 AM
Let's see what I remember...

A video game meant playing along with Captain Kangaroo on TV.

My first computer was a TSR-80 and needed a cassete tape to load the program (took a half hour).

Anything involving the web had something to do with spiderman comics.

The closest thing to a webcam was hoping that she saw you in the magic mirror on Romper Room .

There was only one Disney Theme Park.

And Charlie Brown had the best holiday cartoons ever...still does.

Ah, the good old Trash-80s! :)

Anyone else play NetHack when it was all ASCII characters?

Gonzo
01-14-2010, 01:29 AM
I'm twenty!

Nafiza
01-14-2010, 01:35 AM
20 - Young - high spirited and Adventurous - currently traveling around but still check FB twice aday:D

*gasp* Cute avatar~ I love the dog :3 is it a samoyed?? Its so cute and fluffy though >_<!!!

leolazy
01-14-2010, 01:39 AM
*gasp* Cute avatar~ I love the dog :3 is it a samoyed?? Its so cute and fluffy though >_<!!!

yah, it is a Samoyed - my dream dog ever!! Got its picture in a village up on a mountain, preparing for their lighting ceremony and festival to celebrate Xmas. :)

Nafiza
01-14-2010, 01:41 AM
yah, it is a Samoyed - my dream dog ever!! Got its picture in a village up on a mountain, preparing for their lighting ceremony and festival to celebrate Xmas. :)

T_T omg<3 also one of my dream dogs, one really hot day and I saw a fluffy Samoyed whimpering because its owner left it outside when he went into a restaurant to eat T___T~ I wanted to temporarily take it home or stand there fanning it >_<! It was so pretty~~

CrazyandLazy
01-14-2010, 01:42 AM
21 Here. This message is not too short k?

leolazy
01-14-2010, 01:53 AM
T_T omg<3 also one of my dream dogs, one really hot day and I saw a fluffy Samoyed whimpering because its owner left it outside when he went into a restaurant to eat T___T~ I wanted to temporarily take it home or stand there fanning it >_<! It was so pretty~~

yayay! My plan is to stay single (even with a GF :D) until I reach 30 :D and during that time, I'll live with a Samoyed and an old nanny in my 3stories house located at a quiet alley of an elite district in a big city somewhere in Europe or Asia. :D

Nafiza
01-14-2010, 01:57 AM
yayay! My plan is to stay single (even with a GF :D) until I reach 30 :D and during that time, I'll live with a Samoyed and an old nanny in my 3stories house located at a quiet alley of an elite district in a big city somewhere in Europe or Asia. :D

LOL o.o; good luck explaining to the gf your single xD~ but yeah with a Samoyed, I'd probably want to live in a colder part of Asia than a warmer one~ ^.^~ but yeah that sounds nice, although I don't know if I'll be able to afford that xD~

leolazy
01-14-2010, 02:04 AM
LOL o.o; good luck explaining to the gf your single xD~ but yeah with a Samoyed, I'd probably want to live in a colder part of Asia than a warmer one~ ^.^~ but yeah that sounds nice, although I don't know if I'll be able to afford that xD~

if I recall correctly, a young - 6-week-old one is about $500 (taxes and license and vaccines not included). :D Samoyed eats a lot, and is very close and friendly to children :rolleyes: and even thief =.=.

J.Smullins
01-14-2010, 02:06 AM
Ah, the good old Trash-80s! :)

Anyone else play NetHack when it was all ASCII characters?

I still play that. Its on nearly every linux distro out there. The updated version falcons eye just is not the same.

I'm 44 by the way

Conrose
01-14-2010, 02:11 AM
if I recall correctly, a young - 6-week-old one is about $500 (taxes and license and vaccines not included). :D Samoyed eats a lot, and is very close and friendly to children :rolleyes: and even thief =.=.

Give me a Collie/Husky mix anyday ^_^

Shoot, I forgot what the third part of my childhood dog was again -_-

Jehann
01-14-2010, 02:12 AM
I still play that. Its on nearly every linux distro out there. The updated version falcons eye just is not the same.

I'm 44 by the way

I'll be 44 in a month. :o

Conrose
01-14-2010, 02:13 AM
Wait, now I remember, it was also part Chow!!!

Nafiza
01-14-2010, 02:14 AM
if I recall correctly, a young - 6-week-old one is about $500 (taxes and license and vaccines not included). :D Samoyed eats a lot, and is very close and friendly to children :rolleyes: and even thief =.=.

lol yeah, o.o wait 500$? Pet shops (although I'm not particularly a fan) here usually don't ever sell a puppy until 1K x_x~ I'm sure a Samoyed would be more expensive...and yeah xD they are friendly for the most part lol~ I guess you can condition them against the typical thief though, if you get a cardboard cut out of one and then associate it with something they don't like lol~ >_< but they are so adorable and fluffy<3~ I'm afraid of the grooming though xD~

Sanna
01-14-2010, 02:24 AM
I'm 27...

My first computer was an Atari :D
Then I got a Commodore 64, and soon after that an Amiga :D:D
I just downloaded all the games I used to have on my PC, brings back a lot of memories...
Always loved Curse of MonkyIsland, Dizzy games and shooting games like R-type :)

Lessian
01-14-2010, 02:57 AM
38. I like pina coladas, gettin' caught in the rain.... :p

I played first on an Atari and I loved Final Fantasy and Zelda...and does anyone remember an old Mac game called Dark Castle? I played that a lot in HS.



P.S. I have a collie. She's the most adorable dog EVER. And you should be afraid of the grooming on a Samoyed lol.

solkyro
01-14-2010, 03:06 AM
25

too old for comfort for me :D

GoreGoose
01-14-2010, 03:21 AM
32 and lovin' it! Like being 22 with +10 modifier to wisdom! heheheh

GoreGoose
01-14-2010, 03:21 AM
I'm 27...

My first computer was an Atari :D
Then I got a Commodore 64, and soon after that an Amiga :D:D
I just downloaded all the games I used to have on my PC, brings back a lot of memories...
Always loved Curse of MonkyIsland, Dizzy games and shooting games like R-type :)

will you marry me? no really...

LilKayla
01-14-2010, 03:37 AM
look out Sanna you have an admirer

Nafiza
01-14-2010, 03:43 AM
I'm 27...

My first computer was an Atari :D
Then I got a Commodore 64, and soon after that an Amiga :D:D
I just downloaded all the games I used to have on my PC, brings back a lot of memories...
Always loved Curse of MonkyIsland, Dizzy games and shooting games like R-type :)

o.o~ you look younger~ esp in the avatar you have up~ ^.^

Darkdam
01-14-2010, 03:52 AM
I'm er.. turned 21 recently, I don't know about you guys but I tend to forget my age and would have to think of my dob and do the math.

I remember getting windows 95 as my first computer and playing word munch as my first game. And then came pokemon.

wyer
01-14-2010, 03:59 AM
Old enough to know better but too old to care.

Arctic Wolf
01-14-2010, 04:04 AM
im 20 which is old enough not to care to let people know my age ;)

thatsmothersguy
01-14-2010, 04:15 AM
I recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of my 25th birthday...

In other words, I've been 25 for ten years.

25...final answer.

leolazy
01-14-2010, 04:42 AM
I rmb my first computer was something like the 286 of Windows :eek: and can only play a chinese game named Sango. :D

DBV
01-14-2010, 04:47 AM
Let's just say I REMEMBER black and white TV.

I BOUGHT gas at $0.25 a gallon.

I USED a card reader to load programs on computers.

I EDITED web pages when there were no WYSIWYG editors.

But most important: the first computer game I played started with the words: You are in a maze of dark, twisty passages...

A youngun to have bought gas at that price. That or lived in a big city where prices ran higher... ;) :D

As fer me I was born the year Queen Elizabeth was crowned Queen of England, Mickey Mantle was 1 yr out of his rookie year with the Yankees and the year Eisenhower was 1st elected pres but not inaugurated yet.

A little history lesson fer the kids under 40 to google and find out when I was born.... :p

D.

Riza
01-14-2010, 05:27 AM
I remember having a Win95 computer (with 100MHz or something), playing DOOM with it, and buying that classic old gameboy.

So let's just say I'm born somewhere in the 80's era.

GoddessIMHO
01-14-2010, 05:50 AM
You are in an open field west of a big white house with a boarded
front door.
There is a small mailbox here.

play it now http://thcnet.net/zork/index.php


I knew it as Dungeon then it was renamed later.

riskmanager
01-14-2010, 05:56 AM
I'm old enough that my body feels the effects of being over 30. Specifically, I'm just a little over 33.5 years of age. Can't believe how time flies...

niamh O'Toole
01-14-2010, 07:28 AM
21 + v.a.t.

Josh Rottschaefer
01-14-2010, 08:45 AM
Born < My age < Dead

Angels
01-14-2010, 08:55 AM
29 years for me

hydracom
01-14-2010, 02:03 PM
24 years old, nearly 25, knowing Games for 13 years, and Girls for 10 years

Jeff Hepola
01-14-2010, 02:13 PM
Anyone old enough to remember this game? And you thought fighting serpents was exclusive to this game.....

http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/af116/castleage/Miscellaneous/serpent.jpg

Looks like the "Mines of Moria" I used to play on the Plato system supplied by Control Data. There are a couple names most probably never heard before, lol.

As for age, I will just say I am a disabled Viet Nam vet, and let you do the math.

Xelliz
01-14-2010, 04:03 PM
will you marry me? no really...
haha...I was thinking the same thing..

lets see...I don't remember, but my parents took me to see star wars at a drive in theater. My 1st computer was a Commodore 64. My dad had an atari and he actually didn't want us playing some of "his" games. I guess me and my brother were bad children.

Oh yeah...I had one of those blue record players that played all those Disney 45's

Maeslin
02-07-2010, 04:33 PM
27.

I remember passing more time juggling with drivers and TSRs in config.sys and autoexec.bat to get those last few kB of memory to play a game than playing the actual game. I remember 5" floppies, real IBM-PCs and PC-ATs. My first computer was a Compaq 'portable' (luggable, kinda, with proper weight training) and I saw the revolution that was 256-color VGA anything.

Elvie
02-07-2010, 04:45 PM
35

My first gaming exprience was Pong - and I thought it was the most INCREDIBLE thing ever!

And I remember the first time I saw a home computer (my dad had a tendancy to get all the latest stuff) and I was so awed by the fact you could type something and see it on a screen!

10 PRINT "HELLO"
20 GOTO 10

was the happiest moment of my young life ;)

Stumblinn
02-07-2010, 04:47 PM
Let's just say I REMEMBER black and white TV.

I USED a card reader to load programs on computers.

I EDITED web pages when there were no WYSIWYG editors.



At 52, I share those same experiences. To this day, I remember poring over a program for hours trying to find that one misplaced comma that was throwing it all off so that I could fix the card, feed the stack through again and then wait more hours for them to bring out my hard copy of the program.

When I started using PCs, all of our commands were done in DOS. My first experiences with mainframes was in college in the late 70s. I began to use PCs in the early 80s. I went on the internet in the mid 80s, connecting with others via Prodigy and Compuserve.

My first computer was a Commodore 64 where we saved all of our programs unto a cassette and search was a manual process where the computer went through file by file and told you the name of each file it encountered.

That did lead to one funny experience as one of my documents was something I was typing for a neighbor named Mark and another was a biology paper relating to lice. I told the computer to search for Mark and at one point, I got "searching for Mark, found Lice."

blaza192
02-07-2010, 04:47 PM
17
I remember playing galaga in my dad's house. Also, I recall playing Castlevania on the GameBoy Color. I wondered why I couldn't save my progress. I always had to start from the beginning; I could never finish it.

Droidlover
02-07-2010, 04:48 PM
Mega-Douche and all of his accounts are like...2.:cool:

Val
02-07-2010, 04:49 PM
My first computer was a commodore 64.
Um ... that all what i will say about it

S7ormCrow
02-07-2010, 04:49 PM
I'm 25 but young as a bull :D

htbrata
02-07-2010, 04:51 PM
35, the first computer I ever use is Commodor that when I was around 10 Yo

Droidlover
02-07-2010, 04:54 PM
My first computer was a commodore 64.
Um ... that all what i will say about it

I got you beat...TRS-80!

(wyer's was an abacus!)

Deltamon
02-07-2010, 05:03 PM
23, and a gamer since I was like 4-5 ;o

Zomboo
02-07-2010, 05:45 PM
36 here. My parents bought my brother and I an Atari 2600 for christmas one year. Once they saw that we basically wouldn't leave the house to go outside and play anymore they never bought us another gaming system. :(

I still have the 2600 and games, just no functioning joy sticks. Also have a Gensis and SegaCD packed away somewhere. I need to find it, I have been wanting to play sewer shark.

In response to the guy DMing for his kids, don't buy the 3.5 crap, they really dumbed it down. Teach 'em to play 2.0, it isn't really DnD without THAC0.

Conrose
02-07-2010, 05:52 PM
22, Single... always been, disgruntled by that fact, doesn't want to hear "Just" "Be" "Friends" in the same sentence/paragraph/speech ever again. "Would you like to go out with me to <Insert location here>" is a Yes or NO Question.

Jonfreak
02-07-2010, 05:55 PM
28... but i gues that this guy whats his nam... dan77* is under 12

Droidlover
02-07-2010, 05:56 PM
In response to the guy DMing for his kids, don't buy the 3.5 crap, they really dumbed it down. Teach 'em to play 2.0, it isn't really DnD without THAC0.

3.5 is ok...it's the 4.0 I won't touch with a ten foot pole.

sugarbelvis
02-07-2010, 06:02 PM
Turning 26 this year:

old games I played i guess were
Mario
castlevania
Mortal Kombat
Warcraft
red alert etc

labalaba
02-07-2010, 06:07 PM
30, seems aging backwards now ...
damn this zit ...

waxlion
02-07-2010, 06:10 PM
3.5 is ok...it's the 4.0 I won't touch with a ten foot pole.

Ran a brief 4.0 game last year. Some good. LOTS bad. If I wanted to play warcraft I'd play warcraft...

Zebra
02-07-2010, 06:21 PM
Contrary to due belief, I am not two: I am twenty four.

I'm old enough to remember when hitting your child was disciplining your child.

Conrose
02-07-2010, 06:25 PM
Contrary to due belief, I am not two: I am twenty four.

I'm old enough to remember when hitting your child was disciplining your child.

Isn't that the truth.

Can't wait til using "Groundation" and "Restrictions" will be considered emotional abuse. I'll still be spanking mine.

Val
02-07-2010, 06:26 PM
I got you beat...TRS-80!

(wyer's was an abacus!)

Ok you win :) But i must not be far off. It took me a long time to have the money to buy mine ;)

waxlion
02-07-2010, 06:29 PM
Contrary to due belief, I am not two: I am twenty four.

I'm old enough to remember when hitting your child was disciplining your child.

Too bad it didn't work. Maybe then we'd have a kinder, gentler Mega Zebradouche. But then we wouldn't have our "town drunk," which wouldn't be nearly as fun.

Abysmal Alan
02-07-2010, 06:33 PM
Well, here goes...
Mid-40s
First computer was a Comm-64. Had Zork, Bard's Tale 1,2,3, Mail Order Monsters (prolly the most fun of them all)

Started FRP games with Tunnels and Trolls, then bought a white boxed set of 3 scattershot-written thin books, called Dungeons and Dragons. My 1st-ed PH, DMG, MM are all three bereft of covers and are clear-coat-taped instead.

Bioware games rock. Baldur's Gate / Sword Coast / Shadows / Throne / II !! / NWN (until Aribeth goes bad, horrible writing choice) / DragonAge: Origin, which now pwnz my brain

...and despite all this I do have a life 'cuz I married my gamer soulmate :)

Droidlover
02-07-2010, 06:49 PM
Too bad it didn't work. Maybe then we'd have a kinder, gentler Mega Zebradouche.

ROFLMFAO!!! I was thinking the exact same thing!!

Mist
02-07-2010, 07:20 PM
I have been alive for 759,975,461 seconds

Jaxter
02-07-2010, 07:30 PM
late 30's, but don't look it lol.

Anyone play Tribalwars?

Lady MousePotato
02-07-2010, 07:34 PM
I'm about to turn 29...

...again.

Zebra
02-07-2010, 07:35 PM
I have been alive for 759,975,461 seconds

Dude, if you divide that by 60 twice, then 24, then 7, then 52, you get like 24 and some change. Totally awesome.

LuLu Hates Butterflies
02-07-2010, 08:24 PM
I feel like a total creeper going through this entiree thread and reading everyone's ages xD;~
we are both guilty darling :p

LuLu Hates Butterflies
02-07-2010, 08:32 PM
I'm 26 but people sometimes even think I'm 18....ohh the wonders of being asian :D:D

omegawulph
02-07-2010, 08:34 PM
I am 33.

The first computer I used was a com 64 of course.
First computer I owned was a DEC Alpha Unix box.

First gaming system was an atari with pac-man of course!

ttazzman
02-07-2010, 09:14 PM
First computer I saw was a Tandy 1000, went out and bought one as soon as I could and have loved and hated them ever since. I remember when the transistor radio came out.

omegawulph
02-07-2010, 09:15 PM
I remember punky brewster.

Maeslin
02-07-2010, 09:15 PM
First computer I owned was a DEC Alpha Unix box.

Serious respect there. Those things were awesome.

omegawulph
02-07-2010, 09:17 PM
Serious respect there. Those things were awesome.

Yes they were! I don't have that one anymore but I have the one before it. I think it was the 2500. I need a floppy drive for it so i can put the original OS back on it though. It has been collecting dust for a while.

Maeslin
02-07-2010, 09:22 PM
I need a floppy drive for it so i can put the original OS back on it though. It has been collecting dust for a while.

I'd have to look around but might still have a recent version of OpenVMS on CD, recovered taped to the inside of an old Alphaserver 4000 that had otherwise been gutted clean.

omegawulph
02-07-2010, 09:24 PM
I'd have to look around but might still have a recent version of OpenVMS on CD, recovered taped to the inside of an old Alphastation that had otherwise been gutted clean.

That would be pretty sweet but I'm pretty sure you can download it or a similar version that is as it is all open software. Been a few years since I have actually looked at that stuff though.

Zidovain
02-07-2010, 09:46 PM
Im old enough to have a dog..


but everybody tells me im too old to play CA :p

Lady MousePotato
02-07-2010, 09:49 PM
I remember punky brewster.

Our house was one of the test audiences for that show. Seriously!

omegawulph
02-07-2010, 09:52 PM
Our house was one of the test audiences for that show. Seriously!

Really? Do you mean the audience from the show Our House or you literally participated in the testing from your house? lol

Lady MousePotato
02-07-2010, 09:59 PM
Really? Do you mean the audience from the show Our House or you literally participated in the testing from your house? lol

I mean we were chosen to view the show before it was released to the general public.

omegawulph
02-07-2010, 10:00 PM
I mean we were chosen to view the show before it was released to the general public.

Pretty shibby right there.

Lady MousePotato
02-07-2010, 10:03 PM
Pretty shibby right there.

I was impressed. Of course, I was also nine and not that hard to impress!

omegawulph
02-07-2010, 10:10 PM
I was impressed. Of course, I was also nine and not that hard to impress!

That is true. I bet you had some good bragging rights that entire year.

Lady MousePotato
02-07-2010, 10:17 PM
That is true. I bet you had some good bragging rights that entire year.

I was, like, totally the most tubular girl in my hopscotch group.

That's right, when I was a kid we didn't have Nintendos or Segas or whatever some of you got. We eventually got an Atari 2600 for $200 and our favorite game was "Adventure" in which your character was a SQUARE. That's right - A SQUARE! And your sword was an ARROW! And we LOVED IT!

All you kids get off my lawn! :p

omegawulph
02-07-2010, 10:19 PM
All you kids get off my lawn! :p

Heard that one a few times. lol

Zebra
02-07-2010, 10:21 PM
Back in MY day we didn't have ANY technology AT ALL. We didn't have fire, stone bludgeoning devices, clothes, notta! We didn't even have conceptual thinking at the time. In fact, we were all single celled organisms!

AND WE HAD TO WALK TO SCHOOL UP HILL, BOTH WAYS, IN THE SNOW

Lady MousePotato
02-07-2010, 10:36 PM
I can say such things. I am an intolerant, menopausal old woman, after all. I need to quote that guy and use it as my signture...

Riotblade
09-30-2010, 01:00 PM
I'm 26, The First PC game I played was DOOM I,II. Red Alert. Duke Nukem

Captain Ron
09-30-2010, 01:01 PM
Meh...kids, kids I tell you.

King Hrothbeort
09-30-2010, 01:08 PM
Please reply here: http://www.castleageforums.com/cforum/showthread.php?t=39975