While I don’t believe one game of D&D at the age of seven counts as a starting point for the number of years I’ve been a gamer, it was certainly my induction into my love for gaming. I tip my hat to you, Uncle Shelby, for letting your annoying niece play.I began avidly playing during my high school days when my martial arts instructor brought over his father’s old AD&D books back in 1997 (oh yes, I remember THAC0). Since then, I have mettled in other genres and systems- 3.5 D&D, 4.0 D&D, Exaulted, L5R, Whitewolf, Star Wars (d6 and d20), Fate, Mutants and Masterminds, and Champions. However, my all time favorite is the Dresden version of the Fate system. I would classify myself as a Role playing and not a rules lawyer gamer mostly because I get caught up in the setting and character, the rules do not matter so long as we are all having fun.