I have been role playing for over 25 years and I am the head of the Tri-State Roleplayers Guild (TRPG) in Dubuque, Iowa.
I founded the TRPG group over 20 years ago in 1993 to serve a group of friends who get together to role play in the Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin Tri-State area. We have seen quite a few members come and go during that time sometimes splitting into as many as three weekly games sessions to other times where we shrink to just a core group. Throughout it all we have managed to persist and game almost continuously every week.
Over the course of years I have played and hosted games with Dungeons & Dragons, GURPS, Ravenloft, D20, Exalted, Risus, Dice Chucker, Kobolds Ate My Baby and even our own Home Brew system.