Old school seems old sometimes
At times i feel as if i am in a solitary grotto, surrounded by books no one cares about anymore.
I tell young players that i just played 1st edition AD&D and they blink their eyes saying that in those times things were confused and complicated.
I should take notice more often that i actually live in the past, and that my comrades blogger do as well. So, in one sense it is true, we are the custodians of this hobby- we can teach youngster from where it all started, how it was like to play in the beginning, we are becoming historians even if we despise this word.
We are becoming historians as each year passes.
The conundrum is, is it worth persevering in playing old games?
We old schoolers usually flaunt our wealth, showing that we own, that we know and play old, vintage and rare-to-find games, but this parade doesn't usually raise interest in the public, particularly in the young public.
How to thwart these doubts and difficulties that sometimes arise?
Strenghtening our passion and ignoring the indifference shown by the general public who are playing new games? Maybe.
It's strange to always think about the past while the arrow of time goes in the opposite direction.