The Aging DM

Real Women of Gaming

Featured artwork is Medieval Fair – The Wise Wizard by Ciao Monteir

Lords, ladies, lads, and lassies, I am Vinni the Troll and I am old.

I am on the cusp of my 50th birthday. As the milestone draws near I can’t help but think of what getting older will mean for me as a gamer.

I’ve been playing D&D for nearly 37 years, and board games longer than that. Since I was old enough to learn at my Mom’s side, she would learn the rules and then teach me by example. It is to her influence that I attribute my lifelong love of gaming.

In my 30s I would often ponder what tools an aging gamer would require. How old would I be when I stopped rolling dice? Will I find a retirement community that has a D&D club? How many stories will I have to share with…

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