I started playing AD&D in 1979 and, along with my fellow players, nearly flunked a year of university as a result. After 7 or 8 years of D&D, with a smattering of Traveller, I dropped out of role-playing until the late 90’s, when my wife-to-be and another friend wanted to start a D&D campaign. It was steady D&D thereafter until 4E came out. After 2 years of DMing 4E I decided it wasn’t for me and tried unsuccessfully to get the group to switch to MgT (not enough killin’ and takin’ stuff I guess). Then I found religion, or at least a group of equally lost individuals from around the world who wanted to play Traveller. We started in 2011. We’re still going.