I have always felt buffeted by the sheer amount of old fantasy role playing games that i would like to try. There are just too many and it becomes increasingly difficult to play them all- even just once. In fact that entails that one should learn more different game mechanics than it's hardly possible for your brain to contain without getting confused. Sure, it is also a question of time.
But nonetheless i want to. The scope of my collecting is not mere collecting, for the sake of admiring my cherished treasures through a stained glass, i want to play these games, and until now i can feel satisfied: i extensively played Powers & Perils, AD&D, The One Ring and recently Phantasy conclave.
I can manage to play four different rule systems and i learnt something different from each of them. Still, there are many more - I need to find a way to defuse the sadness of not being able to play them all. To counter my discontent i could decide to play at least one new game every half of a year or something like that.
Other questions are: will the knowledge of many different rule systems cripple my ability to master each in a decent way?
It is obvious that if you focus your effort on just ONE game at a time you will develop a talent in game mastering it which is barely obtainable splitting your attention and concentration on many. Or not?