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2nd-Jan-2007 10:21 pm
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If you're reading this right now, how old are you? What would you say the average age of your playgroup is?

I got really excited today when I saw that my local library sponsors a D&D playgroup, but came down later when I found out it was only for 13-18 year-olds. D&D didn't really strike me as something necessarily for teens. I'm 25, my playgroup is about the same, and I can vaguely remember meeting a couple gamers that were 35-40 years old.

Of course, this is the same library that's putting some heavily adult-themed manga in their Young Adult section, so I suppose they could just be a bit blurry on their age boundaries.
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3rd-Jan-2007 03:53 am (UTC)
29, group 24-32
3rd-Jan-2007 04:02 am (UTC)
30 is the average
3rd-Jan-2007 04:06 am (UTC)
I'm 46; the average is 39.
3rd-Jan-2007 04:25 am (UTC)
I'm just a hair under 33. The group ranges from mid-20s to mid-30s.
3rd-Jan-2007 04:39 am (UTC) - D&D not for teens?
Chief, that's when I got *started* with D&D -- actually I started playing when I was 10. Mind you, I'm 33 now, but still... :)
3rd-Jan-2007 05:18 am (UTC) - Re: D&D not for teens?
Like I said, not *necessarily* for teens. I started with THACo back in high school as well. It was just weird to me to see that they limit the group to ages 13-18 when it'd be a good time for people of a wide age range to contribute to something.
3rd-Jan-2007 05:22 am (UTC)
I'll be 34 in March, and the average age of my group is 28.
3rd-Jan-2007 06:16 am (UTC)
currently i am twenty-three, i started playing at six (my father wanted another player).

therefore, i've played with an age group of late twenty to late thirty somes, and then in college with people my age.
3rd-Jan-2007 06:45 am (UTC)
I'm 39. We're in our 30s or early 40s.
3rd-Jan-2007 09:17 am (UTC)
they're putting WHAT in their YA section????

Where was this library when I was in high school???



oh...as for your question...um I'm in my early 30's, and as for my group, since I don't really know more than a couple peoples' ages, I'll say that I at least know that I'm not the oldest in the group
3rd-Jan-2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
They have some sort of youth initiative going, they're adding a lot of "newer" media to their YA section and creating corresponding clubs.

My wife and I went yesterday and walked out with the first three discs of Trigun, Nuku Nuku Dash, some PS2 game that turned out to be crappy, every New X-Men, Ultimate X-Men, and House of M graphic novel thus far, and a bunch of other assorted trade paperbacks. They have the most extensive anime collection I've ever seen, including some of the more avid collectors I know.
3rd-Jan-2007 09:22 am (UTC)
I'm 29(30 in a couple of weeks); the rest of the people I play with would be from 25 to 45.

The library my partner works at does roleplaying, wargaming and LAN gaming for the local kids too, 11-19 (but the 19yr old was "special educational needs"). Although they have apparently let the parents join the LAN sessions on occasion if there have been PCs spare.
The best bit is that they carry some of the books though and we can all get them out:>
The comics always seem to cause problems, my partner, who has actually read some, had to point out that some weren't entirely appropriate for the junior section:>
3rd-Jan-2007 09:48 am (UTC)
I'm 21; my uni tabletop groups ranged from 17-25, my online rpol.net groups tend to run anywhere from 18-40, mostly with people falling in their 30's. I know several people, myself included who were introduced to d&d when they were 12 or younger, so I don't see it necessarily as something for adults... although I also don't think that hentai is appropriate material for the YA library section.
3rd-Jan-2007 10:29 am (UTC)
Average is 26 and a half.
3rd-Jan-2007 10:31 am (UTC)
Ages range from 21 to 30.
3rd-Jan-2007 11:45 am (UTC)
29, which is probably about the median in both my two gaming groups.
3rd-Jan-2007 11:47 am (UTC)
I'm 34, but the average is 36.

:o,
Dan
3rd-Jan-2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
I'm 20, average age of my group maybe 22ish?
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